A simple and lovely life
- Brittas Bed and Breakfast in Davinde
Britta Persson was born in Aarhus, but grew up in
Odense. She got married and had two beautiful
children. And Britta moved into the old four-story
farm in Davinde. In 2011, Britta decided to establish
an accommodation and she build a guest annex in a
former barn building. Britta furnished two lovely large
and cozy rooms with private kitchen and bath. Britta
simply wanted to get some work to do. She had a
dream - to meet new people and get some more life
into the old farm. That is now eight years ago ...
I enjoy being able to get up every day and have
something I know I have to do, says Britta. And she
enjoys the many, pleasant visits of guests, who nds
their way to Davinde. Britta is married to Ue, who
among other things is an art painter, and who exhibits
his paintings in the gallery, which is situated in one of
the large forer stables on the fourwinged farm. But
not just that. The couple arranges exhibitions with
changing artists in the gallery, which is open all
weekends, and where you as visitor can enjoy a cup of
coee with cake - or a nice glass of wine.
Ue loves, like Britta, to have guests visiting. Ue
is a great storyteller, and he organizes trips around
the area for guests - including story tellooing about
Sanderumgaard that is situated close by - with
the almost 200 year old and 15 acres large historic
manor house garden that is open to the public. Ue
is excited about the lake in Davinde with sea eagles -
and Ege-skov Castle - yes, everything that happens or
have to do with Funen.
My guests are thrilled to be visiting us on this beautiful
old farm, says Britta. They say it’s like stepping into a
backdrop of a movie.
In the middle of the courtyard stands a centuryold
walnut tree that bears plenty of fruit. So many
walnuts that Britta happily hands them out to all the
guests, who wants it. So guests leave often with a big
bag of walnuts for the further journey.
When you sit on the bench in front of the main house
and enjoy the huge paved courtyard, it feels like you
have steped into the previous entury. You can vividly
imagine the life that at that time played out on the
farm with milking girls, the sound of the animals
standing in the stables and the horse carriages rolling
over the stones in the courtyard.
It is Britta, who serves breakfast, when guests wake
up in the annex and goes over to the farmhouse to
enjoy. It is also Britta who cares for the huge garden
with pavillion, and the many, many beautiful pots
of owers that stand and decorate everywhere.
Around the grounds, guests will nd countless patios,
where they can settle down and enjoy themselves.
There is plenty of room for play and games in the large
Every year, Britta has a big project she starts. Last year,
the farmhouse was painted and renovated. This year
it is the exhibition stable, containing the gallery, that
needs to be repaired and painted. There is plenty to do.
Britta’s son comments on her diligence with the words:
Its because you are not able to sit still, mom. You stay
young, by always doing something.
Brittas Bed and Breakfast is open all year - with one
exception: At the front gate by the driveway to the
courtyard is a town rally - with an old cream pu tree,
as Britta calls it. That tree is trimmed once a year when
all Davinde’s farm owners show up. This year, Britta is
the senior man. And with the title also follows the duty
of serving dinner for the 17 men who trims the tree.
The menu is certain: During the meal, beer and
schnapps is served. For starters, there is pickled herring
with the rst potatoes and butter. Then follows a
piece of rye bread with fried steak and eggs. Then the
sandwiches ad libitum. For dessert, cheese, coee and
cognac is served. So Britta has seen herself forced to
stay closed this one day of the year - where the town
convention tree must be cut.
Brittas Bed and Breakfast is a nice and cozy
accommodation located just 14 kilometers from the
center of Odense. In a short time you are in the middle
of the city, with all the experiences you will nd there,
but also central to all experiences throughout Funen.
Brittas Bed and Breakfast
Access to large enclosed garden with
beautiful pavilion that can be used by the
guests. Separate guest house with private
entrance. Large bright rooms with private
bathroom and toilet, TV and free wireless
network. Own tea kitchen. Good, free
Brittas Bed and Breakfast
5220 Odense SØ
Phone +45 65 97 21 45
Phone +45 40 15 15 19