Engestofte manor with a beautiful hall, farm buildings and a church, lies on the north-eastern shore of Søndersø, with a marvellous unspoilt view over the lakes. Approaching Engestofte, visitors are met by the four separate farm buildings that enclose a large courtyard with a water tower in the centre.
History of Engestofte
The manor has a long history. It was already mentioned in King Valdemar's “Danish Census Book” of 1231, where it was listed as owned by the king. Above the fine entranceway you can see the initials IW and VR. These stand for Jørgen Wichfeld and Varika Rosenkranz. The Wichfeld family owned Engestofte for almost 350 years, until 1967. They developed it into a large, well-managed manor farm.
In 2011 Hans Peter Egeskov and Else Marie Egeskov bought the manor farm including 482 ha farmland from Frederik Lüttichau