We sit in Aase and Preben’s fantastic, newly built orangery
overlooking the landscape and the Limfjord. I am
- I think for the sixth time - guest at Humlum Bed and
Breakfast. And I will definitely come again. This place is a
paradise on earth.
I am curious to hear how Aase and Preben actually started
their Bed and Breakfast and how they landed in Humlum
more than 25 years ago ...
In 1992, we lived in a splendid house in Struer - a bricklayed
villa - which we had renovated over many years. A friend to
me, tells Aase, told us about a country house in Humlum
that was put up for sale. That is how our adventure here
As the impulsive and curious couple Aase and Preben
are, they drove from Struer and looked at the old school
house in Humlum. After 14 days they had sold their house
and bought the property. - When I was here the first time,
I came alone. And as I just came - without appointment - I
couldn’t get inside. So I had to look through the windows.
There, I could see that all rooms were connected through
glass doors, and you could see all the way through the 36
meters long house, says Aase.
- And that was what made us fall in love with the house.
Fall headlong in love with this place. Even though the
garden was overgrown and the house neeed a little
more than a loving hand, we could seeall the possibili-
ties everywhere. - Over time, we have renovated the entire
house. Doors, windows, floors, ceilings and walls. Kitchens
and bathrooms. Fortunately, Preben is a very skilled craftsman,
who can do most things himself. However, it was a
huge challenge for us to have this large property renovated
to the standard it has today.
In 1996, Aase and Preben were visited by some local artists.
The visit inspired Aase for the idea of starting a gallery.
And there is not far from thought to action when it is
Aase and Preben, we are talking about. And Preben is so
visionary that he manages to catch all Aase’s balls in the
air - and make them a reality.
Now the couple designed an art gallery in one of the
wings of the farm - the school teachers former private
residence. Three weeks later they opened their first art
exhibition. Everything was painted white indoors and
transformed into a beautiful showroom. Sand was scattered
on the floor. Aase had made contact with artists in
the local area. Pictures and art were exhibited. It was a
The school teacher’s residence was now meticulously
renovated. After a couple of years, the couple thought
why not combine the gallery with a Bed and Breakfast.
It didn’t take long before they were drowning in work and
Preben was self-employed and ran an optician business
in Struer, while the couple renovated the house
and expanded with a rst oor. Aase was in charge
of purchasing art, baking buns for the Gallery’s cafe,
serving coee and homemade cake, arranging exhibitions,
serving customers both at the Gallery and
Bed and Breakfast. In addition, cleaning, breakfast,
washing and caring service were provided to all
guests. It was dicult to nd the time to look after
the customers in the Gallery and in Bed and Breakfast
at the same time. With a bleeding heart, Aase
decided, after many years, to close the gallery and
focus on the Bed and Breakfast and the guests who
now came in a long, unbroken chain.
The house is largely characterized by Aase and Preben’s
time as gallery owners. They have an exquisite
taste. All rooms exude a sense of color and decor,
fabulous art, beautiful art glass, watercolors, lithographs,
sculptures and paintings.
The elevated, sloping ground is overlooking the
Limord to one side and Humlum town to the other.
The huge garden, like the whole house, is characterized
by good taste and beautiful works of art. Small
seating areas, terraces, a beautiful little garden hou-
se for the Bed and Breakfast guests and clean, unspoilt
beauty everywhere. I have stayed at many Bed
and Breakfast in my life. But I have never experienced
anything as magical as Humlum Bed and Breakfast.
5 stars from me!
Humlum Bed and Breakfast
Relive the light and light summer
atmosphere of Danish bathing hotels.
2 double rooms on the rst oor with
kitchen, bath and private entrance. On
the ground oor is a 2-person luxury
apartment with living room, bedroom,
large bathroom, kitchenette and private
Aase og Preben Nielsen
Oddesundvej 19, Humlum
Phone: +45 20 48 58 44
A 5-star experience in West Jutland