We're planning an August trip to Denmark and having some trouble with our itinerary. My father-in-law is not big on cities--he loved staying in quiet, historic manor houses in Ireland--and we may limit our time staying in downtown Copenhagen to just a couple of nights. However, we are very interested in a number of sights around Copenhagen in North Zealand, including Kronborg Castle, the Viking Museum in Roskilde and others.
Most itineraries have you staying in Copenhagen and taking trains to these and other sites. Does anyone have recommendations for a quiet, beautiful stay in a manor house or something similar in Zealand where we can take our rental car see the major sights around Copenhagen without staying in the city?