|January 01, 2019 - January 01, 2020||2 weeks|
Rural retreat in southern Denmark! Undisturbed and beautifully located by sea and fjord!
Dear Intervac friends.
Welcome to our quiet and undisturbed home by the sea!
Our home (200 m2) is located on the peninsula Ørbyhage at the entry of Haderslev Fjord in the southern Denmark. From the house there is only 200 m. to the Little Belt which is a strait between the Danish island of Funen and the Jutland peninsula.
The house dates from 1860 and was originally the home of a farmer and his family.
Downstairs you will find the kitchen, pantry, dining room, living room and a charming conservatory with doors to the patio. Also there is a bathroom, one bedroom and a laundry room.
Upstairs you´ll find three charming bed rooms and a living room/office. There is a great light and a beautiful view over the Little Belt, the fields and our garden.
We have a large - partly wild - garden and a beautiful terrace with bbq. Around the house you´ll see a lot of birds and sometimes deer, hares, rabbits, pheasants and even a fox.
Denmark has a temperate climate, moderated by the warm Gulf Stream. The Danish weather can be rather unpredictable, but one of the really nice things about Denmark is the fact that we experience all four seasons. Denmark has four distinct seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. The spring months of April and May are mild and the summer months of June, July and August are the hottest. Autumn runs from September to November and tends to be rainy and cloudy. The winter months of December to March are normally cold, with frost and snow.
Denmark is in the North Temperate Zone and has an average temperature of 7.7˚C (46˚F). February tends to be the coldest month, with average temperatures of 0.0˚C (32˚F), whereas August tends to be the hottest month with average temperatures of 15.7˚C (60˚F).
Denmark is surrounded by coastline and the Danes love swimming in the ocean. The best time to go swimming in the waters around Denmark is during the summer months of June to August, with average sea temperatures of between 17˚C (63˚F) and 22˚C (72˚F). In August, the average sea temperature can reach 25˚C (77˚F).
Because Denmark is located in Northern Europe, the sun stays out for longer in the summer and shorter in the winter.
Thank you for checking our listing, we will be happy to discuss a possible exchange if you are interested.
- 2 Adults
- 3 Children
- 9 Exchanges made
- Self employed carpenter
- Social worker/family therapist
- House Type: House
- Environment: By the sea
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 1
- Sleeping Capacity: 6
- Living Area: 200 m2
- Total Area: 5000 m2
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Toys and games
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Terrace or deck
- Bicycles: 5
- No smoking
- Car necessary
- Use/Exchange of car
- Pet care wanted
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
Nearest Airport: Billund -
Ørbyhage is located in the southern Jutland of Denmark – within easy reach of Haderslev, Christiansfeld and Kolding. And only 45 minutes to the German border. The larger cities of Denmark can be reached within a few hours from Ørbyhage: Århus (1 ½h), Odense on the island of Funen (1 ½h.) and Copenhagen (the capital of Denmark) on the island of Zealand (2 ½h). Bridges leads to both Funen and Zealand. There is 1 ½h to the German city Hamburg. 3 1/2 h to Malmø, Sweden. A bridge leads from Denmark to Sweden or you can go by ferry.
Our home is beautifully and undisturbed located at the end of a very small private lane - only 200 m from the Little Belt and along the northern side of Haderslev Fjord. The water here is not very deep and therefore it is very friendly especially for small children. The beach right in front of our house is a bit narrow but if you go a few hundred meters to the left or to the right you´ll find that the beach is a little wider. Actually you´ll find several different nice beaches in the area of Haderslev.
Ørbyhage is a very beautiful and quiet place – with nice walks around the peninsula and along the beach, bike trips in the area and perhaps to Haderslev and Christiansfeld. Anglers will enjoy fishing here. The bus leaves for Haderslev a few times a day but staying in Ørbyhage is definitely much easier if you have a car. We will consider car exchange car, as it is essential to have a vehicle. We also have five bikes.
Our local area is perfect for cycling. Denmark is a country made for cyclists. The country is criss-crossed by over 12,000km of sign-posted cycle routes, taking you through gentle terrain and inspirational nature. There are short distances between sites and amenities and lots of opportunities to stop off and recharge your batteries. Towns have safe cycle paths and it’s easy to join in with the locals and cycle between shops, cafes and nightlife. And if your feet are in need of a short break, you can bring your bike onto trains all over the country.
The Danish government is constantly striving to make cycling in Denmark more accessible and convenient. Cycle paths are well maintained. New parking facilities for bikes are being created. Separate traffic lights for cyclists are constantly being installed and new laws are created favoring bicycles over motor vehicles. All these things have helped exploring Denmark by bike easier and helped keep cycling popular.
15 minutes by car you´ll find Haderslev which is a beautiful charming old town with sights, attractions and culture. Haderslev has museums, cafés, restaurants and twice a week a farmers market. Here is a pedestrian street with shops, a cinema and a tourist office. The old part of town is definitely worth a visit. In 1627 and in 1759 two massive fires destroyed most of the city. The old town today is very nice restored.
Outside Haderslev you´ll find Haderslev Deer Park which is the name of a wildlife park of over 100 acres of fenced area. More than 200 deer lives in the park. The park has nice hiking trails and also it has a very nice playground. The park is established by the Danish Nature Agency. Free entrance.
In Haderslev you will also find The StreetDome - a street sport mecca for the entire family not found anywhere in Denmark. Free entrance. We have recently heard that skating enthusiasts plan their vacation in Haderslev just because of the great facilities at The StreetDome.
Christiansfeld (15 minutes from Ørbyhage) was founded in the year 1773 by the Moravian Church and named after the Danish king Christian VII. Today, the city is a tourist attraction: the old city core, the Moravian Church with its light, simple and impressive hall and the special cemetery draw thousands of tourists each year. It´s well preserved architecture is one of the reasons it was nominated as a tentative UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. The town is famed for it´s honey cakes. These are baked to a secret recipe from 1783.
Kolding (30 minutes form Ørbyhage) offers experiences in design, art, music, theatre, history, nature and shopping. And you´ll find countless outdoor adventures. You find nature both in and around Kolding.
Southern Denmark has a very exciting and far-reaching history. One story in particular about war and strife. Southern Jutland is packed of exciting history that has been crucial to our country, and therefore also has many historical sights. Southern Denmark has always had the royal family's special attention because of its very special and important history. A tour of Jutland is also a trip through castles, manors and war monuments.
If you´re travelling with children be sure not to miss out on the amusement park LEGOLAND near Billund (45 min.by car), Tivoli in Copenhagen and The Tinderbox in Odense.
The Tinderbox is a Hans Christian Andersen culture house for children. At the moment the Fairy Tale Land is based upon scenes from the famous story of The Steadfast Tin Soldier. The Land is yours to play in! Dress up in soldier's costumes and defend the castle walls, hide in the snuff box of the troll, explore the beautiful castle of the ballerina or board the paper boat - next to the home of the rat! You can also play in various play areas, dress up in costumes, have your face painted and create fabulous art work in the art studio.
Lego House - home of the brick will be opening in the end of September 2017.
In Århus you will find the Danish open-air museum "Den gamle by - The Old Town". It is a living picture of life in Denmark as it looked in the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s. You can explore the homes, the courtyards and the shops as they might have looked in Hans Christian Andersen's days.
Bridgewalking Lillebælt is s new unique attraction in Europe, where you walk above the old bridge over The Little Belt. Experience the height. The sinking feeling. The spectacular and unimpeded view. Enjoy the water. The ships. The view towards the land. The weather. The weak shaking of the bridge when a train is rumbling over the bridge.
Ørbyhage is a nice starting point if you want to explore Denmark and northern Germany. Of course we´ll be happy to help you plan your trip. Welcome!
- Self employed carpenter
- Social worker/family therapist
- Boy - Age: 14
- Girl - Age: 16
- Girl - Age: 19
- 1cat - really sweet and friendly.
- A charming flock of chickens
- 2 dogs. During an exchange they will be cared for elsewhere.
This member has completed 9 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past:
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