COSY HOLIDAY HOME - SMOKEHOUSE - SEA VIEW - STUNNING SUNSET - VANG - BORNHOLM - DENMARKCOSY HOLIDAY HOME - SMOKEHOUSE - SEA VIEW - STUNNING SUNSET - VANG - BORNHOLM - DENMARK
This old smokehouse in Vang, Bornholm is transformed into a cottage with stunning view of the sea and the spectacular sunset. The house contains a large living room, kitchen with dining area and bathroom on the ground floor, and two bedrooms with room for 4 people on the first floor. The cottage is located on a 780 m2 plot with a charming creek and a small bridge.
The cottage has all the modern comforts with a kitchen that includes a stove, fridge, microwave, coffee maker and dishwasher, and there is a washer and dryer in the bathroom. There is a flatscreen TV and free wi-fi.
The cottage served as a smokehouse where the freshly caught herring was run in and prepared for smoking until 1956. The 2 original chimneys and furnace areas are preserved and integrated in the housing. During the renovation of the first floor, we found many handwritten signatures on the old wooden walls made by the "herring wives" who stood for the work to prepare the herrings and hang them to dry.
In the attic, we found an old wall clock which is produced in New York in 1883. The clock now hangs down in the living room.
Vang is known for its charming harbor and its old water mill from the beginning of the last century, now beautifully restored. The many small quarries in the area testify that Vang is an old center for quarrying. From Vang there goes a nature trail along the cliffs toward the south to Jons Kapel, and toward the north to Northern Europe's largest castle ruin Hammershus.
In Vang there is the excellent Restaurant Le Port, where you can book a table on the terrace and enjoy the sunset during the meal. During the summer, Vang harbour has a small shop "Bixen" and a Cafe "Misty". Other shopping and restaurants are in Allinge to the North and in Hasle to the South.
The countryside around Vang is undulating and characterized by bushes, heather and rocks. The unspoilt, peaceful and scenic landscape Ringebakkerne located just south of Vang. Here you can experience dramatic cliffs, valleys, forests, small lakes and a beautiful view to the castle ruins Hammershus and in clear weather all the way to Skåne's south coast. At the picturesque rocky coastline will also find the beautiful and lush rift Blåskinsdal, which is a unique area with a rain-like waterfall on the coast. Near Vang is the beautiful natural forest Slotslyngen including an interesting bird cliff Tote Kleven.
The unique, beautiful and hilly nature invites to hiking or cycling in the area. Are the climbing, rock climbing or fugleobservering is Vang also an ideal retreat. For anglers, there are good opportunities from the coast, from rocks in the area's rivers, in Hammer lake or at sea, aboard a motor boat, which sails out from Sandvig Harbor. Bornholm has 3 18-hole golf courses, Nordbornholms Golf Club at Gudhjem is the closest. From Hammer harbor, just below the Hammershus, you can take a boat trip along the coast and enjoy the magnificent cliffs from the sea.