Villa Fjordhøj - a place to find peace...
It smells like homemade food - like a scent of
childhood memories from grandma’s great Sunday
dinners - when I enter the big, beautiful villa, located
in Skælskør, with the garden ending by the fiord. The
rooms with the high ceilings are in shadow. Beautiful
old furniture in the large living room creates a feeling
of coziness and offers a warm welcome. All windows
are facing the garden and the fiord. What a place…
I am looking for Lis. Try the office a little sign reads - or
call this phone number. I choose to follow the faint
clinking sounds, coming from the basement. They
lead me to the kitchen, where I carefully ask for Lis
- my hostess for the day. There are no signs of whims,
when I meet Lis over the fruit that is being peeled,
cleaned and fixed down in the underground rooms,
where the nice smells have origins. I have to help here,
Lis says. Have a cup of coffee, then I will come. We return
to the garden living room - a mix of an orangery
and a living room - with its small mansion windows
and cozy round form. Lis starts to tell about the amazing
house, merchant Lotz built for his family in 1916,
and how the family lived in the mansion until he sold
it in 1952.
The place was bought by Sorø County, who made it
into a common convalescence home. April 1, 1994,
Villa Fjordhøj is bought by Ina and her friend. They
wanted to create an accommodation with soul, heart
warmth, and spaciousness. And for the couple, it was
not important if everything was new and shiny - no
- it was about the soul; about being in cozy and healing
surroundings. After a couple of years, Ina was alone,
but chose to continue their common project.
Lis was hired to cook and do wellness treatments back
in 2011. A lot of food and treatments were done, but
also the operational task, Ina used Lis for. Ina quickly
found out that she had found her replacement. Ina
slowly retired from the work at the accommodation,
and Lis took over the responsibilities, until Ina retired
in 2014. Ina and the board then chose Lis to officially
take responsibility for the operation of the place.
The first few years, she had to work even harder to
get things running again, but Lis succeeded in turning
the development for the better, and today she has
7 employees at Villa Fjordhøj.
Now, four years after Lis took over the operations, the
place is up and running. A good deal of learning from
back home about how to cook everything from the
bottom, and a job is driving coordinator helps Lis to
stay on track as “captain” at Villa Fjordhøj - among a
great intuition, will power, and a deep wish to create
happiness around her. Lis loves her job and daily takes
up the challenge of running the place. She is happy
going to work every single day.
Ville Fjordhøj is a combined course refugium, health
resort, and hotel. A place to pull the cords from the
busy every day and just be yourself. If you expect
modern hotel facilities, find something else. Villa
Fjordhøj is decorated with antique furniture, cozy corners,
and lots of soul warmth - and televisions in the
rooms are deliberate deselections. Here, the nature,
quietness, and contemplation are in focus. 16 rooms
are available in the main building - bath and toilets
in the hall - and 7 newer rooms with own bathrooms.
A lovely mix of single- and double rooms.
By the fiord at the end of the garden, you will find
a private jetty and a Finnish sauna, which is heated
with wood to around 90 degrees. There is also an elver
bath in the garden - a large wooden bathtub with
built in fireplace, which - on order - is heated to 40
degrees. You can also find two sea kayaks with life
wests. You can rent these, if you want to see Skælskør
from the sea side. A wide range of treatments are offered
- done by a local network of professionals. Must
be booked in advance.
Villa Fjordhøj’s kitchen is a whole chapter for itself.
Local, ecological commodities - and a portion of love
- is used, when the food is cooked. The chef decides
the menu. Wishes for vegetarian/vegan food is also
accommodated. If you arrive as a wellness guest, the
stay is all inclusive, but you can also just drop by, get a
bed for the night and the breakfast included.
Right now, a team of 20 people are about to get in on
the buffet. I wish, I was a guest at Ville Fjordhøj…
Hotel Villa Fjordhøj
Spa, wellness, overnight stay , course- and
conference facilities. The house is situated
in a beautiful park - directly to the water
with private jetty. An oasis of beauty, peace
and good energies. Villa Fjordhøj offers
around 35 different wellness and treatment
options. Within walking distance - 5 minutes
- lies Skælskør - Denmarks leading spa town.
Hotel Villa Fjordhøj
Lis Møller Frederiksen
Rådmandsvej 23 B
+45 58 19 14 51