June 04, 2020 2 min read

The island of Funen in Denmark is one of the most romantic landscapes in all of Europe. It is also home to Egeskov Castle, one of the best preserved Renaissance water moat castles in the world. On our next trip to Copenhagen, Rhonda and I look forward to returning to the magical island and seeing the majestic castle. 

With plans for our trip and the anticipation of an antiquing spree dancing in my head, I was looking at the website for the Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen and discovered a sale going on which featured pieces from a manor house on Funen called Gelskov Gods.

It is now too late for readers to participate in the auction but hopefully there will be more inventory from Gelskov Gods to choose from soon, as the delightful owners, Anette and Heine Dahl Bartsch, are art dealers and antiques importers of French, Belgian and Danish furniture.

 

 

Here are Anette and Heine in front of Gelskov Gods. The couple fell in love with the Danish island of Funen (Fyn in Danish) and moved from Copenhagen several years ago to undertake the restoration of the manor house. It is now a fantastic destination, featuring a B&B as well as a gallery in the main space. Antiques are found throughout the property along with a full shop located in the stables.

Gelskov Gods is an ideal place to stay for those wanting to explore the surrounding area. Egeskov Castle, just one of over one hundred and twenty-three manor houses and castles dotting the landscape of Funen. 

Hesselagergard floating above the lilypads...

One of the many traditional windmills found in the countryside....

Funen is Denmark's third largest island so you can truly return again and again and always be inspired by the ancient architecture and wonderful design that is not only historically interesting but endlessly enchanting.

Rhonda and I can't wait to depart and we will be sure to visit Anette and Heine!