Ny Spøttrup Gård is a listed stately country estate and farm that was built in 1870 by the well-known cattle trader Niels Breinholt and his wife, Maren Stokholm. They were the owners of the nearby medieval Spøttrup Borg, which was famous far beyond the country’s borders for its excellent bullocks. In the mid-19th century, Niels Breinholt and other Jutlandic cattle traders raised and exported live cattle to Germany and Great Britain, using the historic cattle road “Hærvejen” (“The Ancient Road”) to reach shipping ports in Altona and Tönning (in present-day Germany). Later, the live cattle sailed out of Esbjerg after the Port of Esbjerg was built in 1868.
Ny Spøttrup is located on the Salling peninsula by Limfjord, which has some of the best waters for pleasure boating and is also one of Denmark’s most important areas for mussel and oyster fishing. The farm has a wonderful view over a heath and tidal landscape to Limfjord and Mors. It can be enjoyed from the wooden terrace “Udsigten” (“The View”). Here there are meadows, ponds and rich bird and animal life. Deer, fox and hares are frequent guests in the large, beautiful garden that belongs to Ny Spøttrup, and the garden is free to visit for guests of the farm.
On arrival at Ny Spøttrup, guests are welcomed by the warden, who also gives tours of the farm. The property includes six unique and tastefully decorated double rooms, a single room and several cosy living rooms with antique furniture, two bathrooms and a well-stocked country kitchen.
At one end of the farmhouse, there is also a rustic gentleman’s room, with rough-hewn stone walls that invite good conversations and lively debates - especially in the small hours after a good meal and perhaps a cognac with your coffee. Guests are greeted by a warm and cosy atmosphere throughout the charming property. Here you find yourself in authentic surroundings that make it easy to feel like a welcome guest at Niels and Maren Breinholt’s home in the heyday of the cattle traders.
There are two additional single rooms in the attic. However, these are not adequately insulated, and access is via a steep staircase unsuitable for people with mobility problems or the elderly. However, there is the possibility of sleeping in the milkmaid’s or the groom’s chamber.
The farmhouse also has a 100 m2 terrace where you can relax and enjoy the sun or have a nice barbecue dinner. At nearby Nymølle Harbour, there is a bathing beach with a jetty and a small port of call destination for pleasure boaters.
Ny Spøttrup Gård was listed in 2011 by the Agency for Culture and Palaces under the auspices of the Ministry for Culture as a building of national and architectural significance. The conservation value is linked to the farm’s large and impressive farmhouse and the outbuildings made of boulders. Since 2007, the former stud farm has undergone significant restoration, conservation and maintenance work. This work is not finished but must continue in the future to safeguard the cultural heritage forever.
A stay at Ny Spøttrup Gård is an excellent starting point for exciting experiences with excursions to Spøttrup Borg, where there are annual medieval markets, Hjerl Hede Open-air Museum, Jesperhus Flower Park, Skive Museum, LEGOLAND® or the Fossil and Clay Museum on Mors. You can also discover the work of Gudik Gudiksen in Rødding near Spøttrup or of local artists.