Kokkedal Castle, a shining castle in Denmark’s countryside
The nation of Denmark is composed of lowlands and is, for the most part, a peninsula surrounded by the North and the Baltic Seas. Perfect for farming and sailing, the Danish countryside is green, cultivated, and peaceful. During the medieval era, it was common for the Danish lords of the land to build summer villas in the countryside, and these castles and mansions today serve the citizens of Denmark as museums and resorts. The Danes call these estates “slots,” and one of the most lavishly decorated of these slots is Kokkedal Castle. At first, the castle was a one-story manse, designed by the architect John Gottfred Rosenborg for the Count Christian Berckentin in 1746. Today, the Kokkedal is a two-story deluxe boutique hotel, situated in sight of the coastline to the east, and sharing the estate with the Kokkedal Golf Club and the Kokkedal Rideklub, an equestrian group.
The current building, replacing the early manse, arose in 1866, from the designs of Christian Nielson. After many changes of ownership, a complete renovation was begun by the M Goldschmidt Group in 2010, and the hotel opened in for business in 2014. The Kokkedal is now a laidback example of quiet country estate living, with the beaches of the Danish Rivera to the east, the golf course all around, and both a luxurious spa and a fine horse riding club on the grounds. The Conciegre at the hotel will be pleased to create a bespoken itinerary with you for your stay, focusing on your specific interests and the demands of your schedule.
The Complex Grounds of a Lavish Estate
With its white and gold baroque exterior and elegant lobby, Kokkedal exudes a royal elegance. The hotel consists of the castle proper and the Annex, placed in the rebuilt lodges of the old castle, and an underground tunnel connects the two facilities. Kokkedal provides its clientele with 62 rooms, which includes several categories in both the Castle and the Annex, with the penthouse choice consisting of the Junior Suite, the most spacious on the estate. During your stay at Kokkedal you can enjoy the Kokkedal Castle Spa, which has contracted with Sodashi, for massages and beauty treatments, as well as visits to the spa’s pool and yoga center, after purchasing your admission. The spa also offers sauna and steam bath, as well as reflexology lessons.
Bespoken Exploration of a Rich History
Denmark has a long history of medieval war and cultural flair, and any visitor to Kokkedal will be perfectly placed for thrilling tours of every attraction in the region. Copenhagen is a 30-minute train ride away, and the station is a ten-minute walk from the hotel. The Conciegre at Kokkedal will be glad to assist in designing bespoke tours of the city. Bespoken charters of helicopter rides are also easily arranged, as well as horseback riding on the area’s trails. Summer visitors will be able to enjoy the beaches of the Danish Riviera, and in the local area, the Frederiksborg Castle and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art provide the most popular attractions. Denmark is also a nation that loves a good meal, and the Kokkedal will offer you outstanding dining throughout your stay. Frank Svärd, Executive Chef, supervises the Cellar Restaurant and the Library Bar and Terrace. The Cellar emphasizes the fruits of the sea with appetizers, while expanding to lamb and pork for entreés. The vaulted ceiling of the bar is perfect for afternoon relaxation. Kokkedal Castle is a proof that luxury and elegance thrive in the countryside just as well as in the city, and when you arrive at its door, it will introduce you to the best of both worlds.