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Idyllic Thatched Cottage With Garden Overlooking The Sea, North Of Copenhagen

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Sletten, Humlebæk, Zealand, Denmark - Peaceful Location, 2 Minutes Walk From The Beach, In A Beautiful Harbour Village

The cottage is a characterful old fisherman's cottage close to the beach, in the lovely old fishing village of Sletten. It has good outside space, with lawn and terraces. It is located about 30km north of Copenhagen, along the old coast road towards Elsinore, and is about 45 mins' drive from Copenhagen airport. The cottage comfortably sleeps 5 but can easily accommodate 6, has 3 bedrooms (with a 4th bunk room in the outhouses, useable during the summer). It has a good cottage kitchen, and a lovely sitting room, with a conservatory for sitting in during the summer months overlooking the sea towards Sweden.

Else Thomson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, German, Danish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Else Thomson

My brothers and I have owned the property for 6 years and inherited it from my mother, who owned it since 1995, when she inherited it from her parents with whom she jointly bought it in 1972. We have spent many happy times there both in summer and winter (both with snow and without!) The house is extremely peaceful and idyllically situated. A day spent lazing at the house or in the garden, or swimming at the local beach 100m away is low key and relaxed, or you can take a trip into Copenhagen or Elsinore for sightseeing or shopping. When you come, please don't forget to sign the guest book too!

Else Thomson purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Else Thomson chose Humlebæk

We inherited the cottage, so have had many happy years of experience of the area. It is less than an hour's drive from Copenhagen airport, and 2 hours from Roedby, with the car ferry to Puttgarden in Germany.

Sletten is an old fishing village with a sailing harbour (and a good fishmonger, supplied partly by local fishermen), full of thatched cottages. There is a local sandy beach perfect for families, with a bathing bridge in the summer and shallow, calm water stretching out at least 100m into the sea.

Within 20 mins' drive or train ride are Elsinore (Kronborg, good shopping and restaurants), Fredensborg and Rungsted / Horsholm, with good local museums including Karen Blixen's house. The internationally renowned Louisiana gallery is a 20 min walk, and Copenhagen is 1/2 hour's drive.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is warm and cosy in the winter, and opens up in the summer. It is 5 mins' drive to local shops including 3 supermarkets, and excellent local bakers, butcher and greengrocer.

It is easy driving distance or train into Copenhagen or Elsinore.

The cottage has 3 bedrooms, a sitting / dining room and a kitchen, with a conservatory for use in the summer. There is a lovely wood burning stove in the middle of the house which is perfect for cooler weather.

Surrounding the house are gardens and terraces for meals and playing outside.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Humlebæk in Fredensborg Municipality

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom with a bath, WC and basin, and a powerful shower over the bath. Large boiler so lots of hot water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , This is the Master bedroom and is the most private
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This is a middle bedroom, cosy with beds under the eaves
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , A single converts into a double. Cosy. Not very private!
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedroom 2 with 2 single beds, bedroom 3 with single bed convertible to double bed. Ideal for family. There is also a portable cot if required.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes on accommodation: This is a characterful, old fisherman's cottage surrounded by classic cottage gardens, which was refurbished and insulated internally in 2006. It is full of charm and many of the old structural features were retained. The total internal floor area is approximately 90 square meters. The ground floor consists of the kitchen, the sitting /dining room (which has a wood burning stove) and the conservatory, and the bathroom. Important: The staircase is at one corner of the property, so the bedrooms on the first floor are in series - you will walk through two bedrooms to reach the third - making it ideal for families and those who are not too worried about privacy! Please note: Sheet hire is now available at DKK130 pp or you can bring your own linen. Outside: The gardens surround the house, and the hard landscaping was refurbished in 2010. There is lawn rose filled garden beds at the front and side of the cottage, and a terrace on the other side of the cottage surrounded by wisteria, honeysuckle and clematis. At the back of the cottage there is a yard with outhouses (some are only for the use of the owner, but one has a bunk bed that may also be used during the summer months, and the other houses the washing machine and drier), and above these is a second sun terrace and tea pavilion overlooking the village and sea towards Sweden. Utility Room: Outside utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. Useable all year, but needs door open when tumble drier is being used. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen not included - please bring with you. Cleaning is mandatory after the rental. Other: Conservatory with extra dining table and coffee table, for use during the warmer months. View over the garden and the sea towards Sweden


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Idyllic Thatched Cottage With Garden Overlooking The Sea, North Of Copenhagen
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
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Cozy cottage and wonderful view!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The house is lovely and very comfortable. The sunroom has beautiful views of the sea and the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or a good book. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend staying here. We are already trying to plan our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house lovely location

  • 3 of 5

The house was clean and comfortable and ideally located. Booking process could have been better had to chase confirmation and then arrival instructions no linen or towels on arrival despite paying for these. However after a couple of phone calls they were delivered.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shaun, our apologies for this - a mix up at our end. Glad it was sorted out in the end. Regards, Else
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Lovely cottage in a beautiful old village with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely peaceful family stay in this gorgeous cottage which is just a few hundred yards from a lovely sandy beach and which offers beautiful views across the rooftops to the sea and Sweden beyond from the comfortable sun room.

Copenhagen is an easy train ride from the nearby station. The Louisiana is within walking distance or a very short drive and is an absolute must. Another highlight was the Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde.

The cottage is very well equipped. We had a slight hiccup on arrival because the sheets and towels we had booked had not been left in the cottage, but a phone call to the very helpful owner got this sorted out within half an hour.

All in all, we were very impressed. We had a lovely time and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Denmark and this cottage in particular.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

A lovely fisherman's cottage with views of the Baltic Sea and a nice relaxed garden.There was a lot to do in the area. We loved Louisiana, the modern art museum just a mile up the coast, we took the train to Copenhagen, explored the northern coast, visited Fredericksborg Castle and even crossed the bridge for a day in Sweden! The weather was very poor on the first two days of our stay and the house took some time to warm up. Unfortunately there were extensive road works in the village at this time, so it was noisy during the day and parking was a little fraught - and we had a couple of power cuts (thanks for your help with those, Hans!) But it is a special place and we did enjoy our stay, and particularly loved the conservatory room which remained light long into the evening.

Just by way of improving the holiday experience here, a brief tour of the house on arrival, a bottle of milk in the fridge or garden flowers in a vase would have added a welcoming touch.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time...

  • 5 of 5

We booked the cottage for 10 days in August as a family of 4. The pictures do not do the place justice, it is absolutely beautiful inside and out The cottage is perfect both in terms of location and styling. Bright and light in the day sitting in the sun room and cosy at night with candles and the log burner, yes it was a little chilly one evening!

We could see the sea from the cottage and swam everyday, amazing fresh fish at the harbour, pastries from the bakery and fabulous meat and cheese from the baker..all by bikes that we rented. Close to Copenhagen for day visits and easy to drive to most of Denmark form here.

I have booked through Owners Direct for several years and this is an absolute gem of a holiday house, we almost don't want to share it!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the generous review - we love it too and thoroughly agree (albeit we are the owners!). We hope other renters have the same experience!
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  • 5 of 5

Haus und Lage waren toll, man kann bis nach Schweden schauen. Das wirklich schöne und charaktervolle Haus liegt auf einer Anhöhe, sodass man über Sletten hinwegschaut. Es sind nur wenige Meter bis zum Strand. Das Haus ließ sich auch sehr gut beheizen, was aufgrund der Minusgrade der angenehm war. Es gab insgesamt nichts auszusetzen.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Karen Blixen Museum
Restaurant Sletten
Nearest Airport
62 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Restaurant Sletten
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5.6 Kilometres
Simon's Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Helsingor to Copenhagen and beyond
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Restaurant Sletten
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Peter Mads


The cottage is 200m from the local beach, Peder Mads Strand. This is a very popular local beach that is sandy, and has a bathing pier during the summer. The water is extremely calm, and is shallow a good way out (200-300m) so is generally very safe for children. There is also a good ice-cream stand there during the summer!


The nearest airport is Copenhagen airport. This is approximately 60km from the cottage, mostly on motorways, so it takes approximately 45mins to drive to and from. Alternatively, the train goes from the airport direct to the local station at Humlebæk in slightly less than an hour, which is 15 mins' walk from the cottage.

The nearest seaport is at Elsinore (Helsingør) with ferries to Sweden. Esbjerg, with ferries to Harwich (UK) is approximately 330km away and about 3 hours' drive away.


Nearest shops are 1km away in Humlebæk on Gamle Strandvej, or in the Humlebæk Centre (2km driving, 1.1km walking).

There is an outstanding and well known modern art gallery about 2km away, Louisiana.

Fredensborg Palace is 11km away (20mins drive)

Helsingør town is 11km away (good shopping, local restaurants, old town) and is where Kronborg is (Hamlet's castle).

Copenhagen is 40 mins by train or about 30-40 mins drive south (about 30km).

The Karen Blixen house in Rungsted is 10mins drive.

Further Details:

The nearest main shops are 1km (approx 15 mins' walk) away, west of the railway. There is an outstanding butcher here (meat and cheese, and all Danish open sandwich toppings imaginable), a good cheesemonger, a nice greengrocer and an excellent baker. On the other side of the railway (2km drive) is the Humlebæk Center with 3 supermarkets, the post office, a second branch of the baker, chemists, greengrocer, Nordea bank, etc. There is also an excellent fishmonger at Sletten harbour, called Fiskehuset.

Sletten has a very good restaurant called Restaurant Sletten, which is run by the same people as Formel B in Copenhagen.

Other good restaurants nearby are:

Restaurant Mikkelgaard (8mins drive)

Cafe Hyacinth in Helsingør - good for Danish lunch

Cafe og Restaurant Madam Sprunck in Helsingør - classic Danish cooking for lunch or dinner

Other restaurant recommendations on request!

There are 3 petrol stations in Humlebæk, 2 on the Gamle Strandvej near the shops and 1 on the way to the motorway Humlebæk exit.

There is a lot of information about things to do in the house.

Interesting places to visit include: Louisiana the local harbour, the palaces in the area including Kronborg, Fredensborg (grounds only except in July), the local towns especially around the coast are very pretty.

In Copenhagen, some popular attractions include:

Tivoli - just opposite the main train station, this is one of the oldest (and most beautiful!) permanent pleasure gardens still in existence. It includes theatres, restaurants, and rides for all ages.

The Little Mermaid statue, and the surrounding Langelinie park is very scenic

Strøget is the longest pedestrianised shopping street in the world and has many good shops and sights around it (eg the Round Tower), ending in the Kongens Nytorv square and Nyhavn, a classic old harbour with many good bars and restaurants.

Cycle hire - nearest is in Snekkersten (about 5km, 2 train stops) - see


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Humlebæk, Zealand

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High summer
30 Jun 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn break 2018
21 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Autumn
28 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year 2018
29 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring 2019
7 Jan 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2018
31 Mar 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £235.69
Sheet hire pp £15.32
Electricity deposit £88.38
Cleaning £70.71

Changeover Day:
Change over date is normally Saturday. Bookings made at short notice can be flexible, though - contact me via the Ownersdirect website to discuss. Departure time should be 10am and arrival time 3.30pm - 5pm, but we can discuss this.

Sheet hire - this is optional and is DKK 140 per person, including sheets and towels, and a set of tea towels per booking.

Notes on prices:
In the event of bookings at short notice, we are open to the minimum number of days required being flexible. PLEASE NOTE: NO DISCOUNTS ARE GIVEN FOR EARLY 100% PAYMENTS.

PAYMENT: generally, 40% deposit required within 10 days of booking, then the balance 6 weeks before the booking starts. Payment to be made in the DKK value, to a Danish bank account, details of which are provided in the contract that will be attached. Cancellation policy is: up to 6 weeks before 100% refund less DKK100 admin cost; 4 weeks before, 50% refund; less than 4 weeks 100% deposit loss unless it can be re-rented out. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ANY TRANSFERS TO A BANK ACCOUNT THAT IS NOT IN THE NAME OF THOMSON, AND IS NOT A DANISH ACCOUNT!!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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