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Recommendable and affordable:

B&B or vacation appartment southeast of Ypres close to The Bluff (next to the Ypres-Comines Canal) in Hollebeke

with two bedrooms, bath, combined living-kitchen-dining room, shower-bath + WC

"Sans Doute"
Wielewaalstraat 36, Hollebeke
www.sans-doute.de

Regards

Henry

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In Vimy village 

 

http://en.gites-de-france.com/holiday-rentals-Vimy-Bed-and-breakfast-Dort-Et-D-argent-62G977.html

 

lovely place in a peaceful cul de sac. Very comfy bed, superb shower. Also does evening meals, good value three courses plus wine for €15. Home made croissant, pain au chocolat and pancakes at breakfast. Very nice owners. 

 

Michelle 

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Can highly recommend Hoeve 37 BnB near Ypres (25 mins walk to centre) just off N8 near the ring road. It get's 5* reviews in Tripadvisor, including ours.

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The Akkerwinde B&B self contained rooms absolutely brilliant, food superb, friendly and cannot recommend enough, half price tickets to Flanders field museum Zonnebekke, right next to Polygone wood and next to the Museum of underground warfare, which is brilliant with a bar, brothers in arms memorial location

Superb to say to say the least

 

http://www.deakkerwinde.be/

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http://www.gites-de-france-pas-de-calais.fr/location-vacances-gite-a-farbus-62G1718.html

 

Very  nice cottage, sympathetically restored, all mod cons. Warm and cosy, I can vouch for it being warm as I'm staying here at the moment. Handy for Arras and Vimy. Pleasant unobtrusive owner. 

 

Michelle 

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GUILLEMONT HALT - Guillemont, Somme
 

There is now a newly renovated house in Guillemont available for rental on a self catering basis. The property is of a high standard offering accommodation for up to 11 people in four bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor.

 

The owners, John & Claire, have equipped the property with everything to make a stay comfortable.

 

Website: http://guillemonthalt.com

 

Telephone: 00 33 (0)3 22 85 86 37

 

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http://www.gites-de-france-pas-de-calais.fr/location-vacances-gite-a-riviere-62G1434.html

Accommodation for 6 people with 3 bedrooms but could accommodate up to 10 easily. Excellent facilities in this fully equipped house in the quiet village of Rivière 6 miles south of Arras. Owners speak some English but I live in the village so pm me if you'd prefer to book that way or ask any questions.

Also has a 'gypsy caravan' that sleeps 5 and another large ground floor gite that is wheelchair friendly with 2 bedrooms that sleeps 4 people, in the same village.

(Will add details soon for these two) 

Research and tours available if you wish to find out more during your visit.

PM me if you want more info.

 

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Rivière near Arras.

https://www.airbnb.fr/rooms/2779077

Beautiful accommodation and also ideal for a romantic weekend!

Set in the area of the Frontline that is so often missed this location is perfect for touring the battlefields.

The owners Jean-Claude & Marie-Madeleine are magnificent hosts and an English chap is available to offer Information on the area if you need advice on touring.

Contact me if you'd like more details as I live in the village!

Research and tours available if you wish to find out more during your visit.

PM me if you want more info.

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Gite Carré des sources

http://www.booking.com/hotel/fr/le-gite-du-carre-des-sources.en-gb.html

Ground floor wheelchair friendly accommodation with 2 bedrooms that sleeps four people. 

More pictures if you search 'french gite' on gumtree as well. 

I live on the upper floor of this 3 year old house and so can thoroughly recommend.

Tranquil, beautiful area and central for all the history on offer. 

Any information you need on the history of the region and it's wartime occupants is available, if I'm in!

Research and tours available if you wish to find out more during your visit.

PM me if you want more info.

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Just had great stay at Silent Picket with perfect hosts. Warm and welcoming, excellent breakfast, company for lone traveller and understanding of visitors and mud!

 

Room excellent too. Great shower.

 

Helped my lame foot too.

 

10/10.

 

TT

 

 TW would help....Martinpuich, Somme!

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Just got back from 4 nights here. Very quiet and peaceful, good comfy room and an excellent breakfast. Also a seating and kitchen area which is always useful, as I'm not keen on going out again the evening after a long day on the battlefields.

 

http://www.la-niche.fr/chambres.html

 

Michelle 

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https://en.gites-de-france.com/holiday-rentals-Thelus-Bed-and-breakfast-Chalet-De-La-Hulotte-62G535.html

 

had a night at this comfy place recently. Probably the best nights sleep I've had for months. 

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The Dug Out

Another vote for this excellent B&B in Ypres centre. Friendly helpful host, comfortable beds, superb breakfast and hundreds of WW1 artefacts to study at your leisure.

 

Len

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Comme un Reve

Cambrai battlefields 

 

very comfortable B&B in Doignie,  close by the Louverval Memorial. Spacious room, fabulous shower and a kitchen area where you can prepare meals. Young owners Cindy and Remi plus the children, dog, ducks, hens, goats and geese make this an enjoyable stay. 

We were also given some eggs to take away, and could help ourselves to eggs from a basket in the kitchen. 

 

https://en.gites-de-france.com/holiday-rentals-Doignies-Bed-and-breakfast-comme-Un-Reve-59G2221.html

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Kemmel

De Verborgen Stilte

 

very comfortable accommodation near La Laiterie Cemetery in Kemmel. Fabulous views of Kemmelberg, and very quiet and peaceful. 

Katrien the owner is a nurse and when she works early shifts she leaves out a do it yourself breakfast which is very adequate. 

Microwave and kettle in the room, and a huge, very comfortable bed. 

 

http://www.deverborgenstilte.be/en/staying-in-kemmel/images/kemmel-m2-1/

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Guillemont Halt

Just spent 6 days at the above place and what a fantastic find! Large comfy and warm with all facilities!

Price was great as well, Owner John a great guy and always available if needed.

Beds so comfy and great TV lounge. Kitchen got everything you need and even a seperate library.

Cooked us a great meal as well.

Best self catering been to on Somme.

guillemonthalt@yahoo.co.uk

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https://www.gites-de-france.com/location-vacances-Villers-faucon-Gite-Collines-Du-Vermandois-80G201519.html

 

fabulous place and base for touring the March offensive area. Warm comfy and with a truly amazing bathroom! Very good WiFi too 

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On ‎05‎/‎02‎/‎2007 at 08:36, Chris_Baker said:

Pals

Following a recent discussion on the merits of having a section on the Forum that would-be travellers might find useful for finding battlefield accommodation, I have instead proposed setting up a special section on the Long, Long Trail. This would be an accommodation database that woudl provide basic details, with a facility for those who have stayed there to add comments and opinions.

In order to expedite this, would you please post as replies to this thread the basic details of any accommodation that you know of. It could be a hotel, B&B, guest house, camp site, room above a pub, etc. Please in the first instance stick to France and Flanders. We can go further afield later on.

If someone else has already given details of an accommodation, no need to repeat it unless the details are wrong.

All I need is:

Accommodation Name

Postal address

Phone number if known

Email address if known

Website URL if known

Name of proprietor(s) if known

No comments other than that in this thread, please. Let it remain a simple data-gathering exercise.

I'll develop the first release this / next week and will let you know when it is available.

Good morning Chris

Are you aware of the 

Hotel Oude Abdij, Noordstraat 3 Lo-Reninge

Tel. +32(0)58/28 82 65

info@oudeabdij.com

www.oudeabdij.com/site/indexgb.php?file=kop15.php


Regards
Garry
 
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Fabulous bed and breakfast near Noyon, with extremely hospitable hosts. Dave brews his own beer which he is happy to share with guests. His wife Aude makes a very fine tarte au citron.

 

https://lamarguerite60.com/

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Stayed in this Roulotte recently. Warm and cosy, and a great  breakfast. Handy for Boulogne and Etaples 

 

http://gitesdurouard.fr/chambres_hotes_roulotte.php

 

Michelle 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Michelle Young said:

Stayed in this Roulotte recently. Warm and cosy, and a great  breakfast. Handy for Boulogne and Etaples 

 

http://gitesdurouard.fr/chambres_hotes_roulotte.php

 

Michelle 

 

 

Perhaps we should rename this thread  'Michelle's travel blog'.

 

note;
that is a purely tongue-in-cheek remark and is NOT intended to be critical or sarcastic in any way
[thought I had better add that as there are so many people these days who delight in taking offence, usually on behalf of others, where there is none]

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Maybe "Michelle goes to the places most people don't reach!" I've been very lucky  that I have had 4 trips to the battlefields this year. 

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Spent last few days at Butterworth Farm with the new owners John and Chantel and it is still a great place to stay. Good clean accommodation great breakfast and lovely people!

tony

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