Furniture, pictures, porcelain, even Marie’s pants -
underwear - is displayed with its not so nicely done
reparations - of course; they were not supposed to be
seen by anybody but Marie. Marie would not have approved.
Actually, it is probably the only thing at the
farm, as it is now, Marie would NOT like. The underwear
on the edge of the bed, Marie was born in - and
in which she died.
Small handwritten notes are, by Marie with a pin need-
le, pinned to the things, they describe. For example,
a tiny piece of cut rug, where Marie writes: This rug
was under dad’s desk, and his feet has worn it out...
As if Marie knew that piece of paper would at some
point end in an exhibition.
What moves me the most is Marie’s bible, lying at a
table with a embroidered bookmark and a clipping
with a verse:
Days come, days flee
The words of the Lord are not moved
They are the light at our feet
And a light at all of our roads.
When I highly compliment Thorkil for the incredibly
beautiful building, he has done, he silently states -
just in Marie’s spirit: We do not do discount versions
here. When we do something, we do it in high quality
- or else we do not do it.
Inga elaborates, they have an offer for everyone
willing to visit and hear about Vestergården. You can
by a gift card for friends or family: Afternoon coffee
with cake, history about the farm, tour in the memorial,
3-course dinner, which Thorkil himself cooks,
accommodation in the apartment with luxury breakfast.
Drinks you will bring yourself or buy at the place.
Bus after bus arrives with tourists, visitors to the memorial,
watching the tv show that led Inge and Thorkil
to the form at the dune for almost 20 years ago. The
video causing the couple’s arrival in Vedersø and winning
Up to 50 guests, Inga and Thorkil can give a tour and
tell about the history of Vestergården, about Marie,
about the building. The guests can see all the beautiful
hand crafts, Inge and her sister make and sell. They
tell about Kaj Munk, as he meant a lot to Marie and
the area - and he was a frequent guest at the farm.
Coffee and baked goods are offered - like we were -
oh, I will never forget Inga’s apple cake...
You can book a tour with coffee and cake. Pre-booking
Inga and Thorkil will talk about the other activities at
the farm; about the camping space across the road,
where up to 20 auto campers can stay a night for a flat
rate of 50 DKK - water included.
About the summer residence, which is actually a full
year’s residence short from the ocean. Visitors can rent
it all year. About the shelter that many bicycle tourists
enjoy visiting - protected from the at times rough
western wind. From the shelter, you get a magnificent
view over the landscape and a campfire ground.
We are about to say goodbye, when I spot a little
plaque at the house wall. It tells, Inga and Thorkil
have received the conservation award by Ringkøbing-
Skjern commune for the huge effort, they have put
into the restauration of the old farm. Nothing is more
It has been an amazing visit at an amazing place,
where we met some fantastic people. You should do
Vestergaard Bed And Breakfast
Cozy apartment in an old dune farm from
1770 with room for 2 persons and possibility
for an extra bed for 1 person. Nice living
room with radio and TV and internet access.
Well equipped kitchen niche with refrigerator
and freezer, oven, coffee machine, two
hotplates. Separate bath and toilet. Loft
with sleeping space for 4 persons.
Summer residence just 400 meters from the
North Sea. A nice little house, you must visit.
Single 350 DKK per night
2 persons 500 DKK per night
Extra bed 100 DKK per night
2 persons 3.150 DKK per week
Breakfast 75 DKK per person
Shelter place 50 DKK per person per night
Camper 50 DKK per night incl. power and
Summer house - see www.vedersoeklitferie.dk
Tour and coffee - call for a price.
Inga og Thorkil Schmidt
Hugvej 5, Vedersø
+45 25 13 93 35