This past half term, we took the kids to Denmark, for an extra special treat a visit to Legoland Billund. More on that in another post. Our stay for two nights was a little wooden cabin, about half an hour from Billund.
I found it on Airbnb, and it was such a little gem of a find, I thought I’d share it with you, in case you fancy a bit of rural Denmark, and extend your trip from Copenhagen.
On arrival at Copenhagen airport we hired a car, and drove across 3 islands and 2 huge bridges to the largest of Denmarks islands – Jutland. In all it took 3 hours of driving to get there. BUT it was worth it, seeing the landscape whizz by with pretty red painted lodges and swathes of lupins lining the banks of the motorway.
Our cottage, was one of about 10 in a small community outside a sleepy village. Each cabin was built in the owners style, all wooden and all are holiday homes. Set around the banks of a lake and a meandering river. The location was idyllic, quiet and perfect place to relax.
Inside there was a small communal area with a little yet functional kitchen, a dining area and small lounge. Above the kitchen, up a steep ladder as the mezzanine, with one narrow double bed. There’s a family shower room and a double master bedroom at the back of the cabin. With large doors that opened to a covered deck and views of the trees and sky around us.
Note: We didn’t feel that the mezzanine was safe enough for the boys to sleep up there alone at night. So Dan slept up there with one of the boys, each night taking it in turns. And the other slept with me in the bedroom. The space was open on one side, with no barrier. And the ladder was very steep (vertical) to climb up and down. Not recommended for young children, perhaps for over 12s maybe.
The cabin was tastefully decorated in mid-century style with the odd bit of Ikea thrown in. Very simple and stylish and how a Scandi cabin should be decorated in my mind. I love the natural flooring and the sofa.
Our first evening, we took a wander around the lake. People were fishing and we could hear families eating on their terraces.
The following day, we were up early with two excited boys and off to Legoland Billund. Here are a few photos of the day. And I mean day – we were there for 8 hours in the park… it was AMAZING! The boys learnt to drive in the driving school. We rode every roller coaster, we marvelled at the mini land. And rode the lego train around the site.
It was stuff of dreams!
If you do get the chance to take your kids to Denmark and Legoland – go. It is magical and such a memorable experience. We loved it.
We stayed at this cabin on airbnb.
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
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