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“Perfect accommodation for a family reunion.”
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Skindles Holiday Home (24/26 people) and British Officers Club during WWI
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Skindles Holiday Home (24/26 people) and British Officers Club during WWI
Located in the center of Poperinge next to Talbot House Big garden
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Skindles Holiday Home (24/26 people) and British Officers Club during WWI
Located in the center of Poperinge next to Talbot House
Big garden
Garden view, camp fire
cosy salon in  Louis XVI style
Dinning Room
Skindles private bar
Big good equipped kitchen
12 comfortable bedrooms
picture of the bedroom on the second floor
Back packers room : 5 sleeping places. Kids love it !
In total : 7 bathrooms , all furnished in the same style
A group of friends celebrating new years eve 2017 at Skindles
Conveniently located for visits to all the nearby WW I(and WW II) sites of interest
Skindles Hotel used to be the Officers Club during WW I. We are  at 300 meters from Talbot house
Visiting the trenches
at 15 minutes drive from Last Post Ypres. Every evening blowing of the   Last Post at 20 PM
Tasting the world famous : Trappist West Vleteren (only 8 minutes drive from Skindles Guesthouse)
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Manor House -
6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 26
Poperinge, West Flanders Province

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Bill R
Nanaimo, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Perfect accommodation for a family reunion.”
Reviewed September 20, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

The Canadian, Scottish and English members of my family, twenty of us making up three generations, met up for five days in August to honour the sacrifice of my Great Uncle Tom, at Passchendaele. Skindles was perfect. Like a home from home with great bedroom accommodation, dining room, bar room, lounge and large kitchen. We spent all the evenings outdoors in the back garden sitting round a fire until late, and we barbecued one evening.
Peter and Chantal were truly marvellous hosts. Friendly and very helpful. Chantal helped each morning with the terrific breakfasts.
Skindles is perfectly situated in Poperinge to visit the great WW1 Memorials. One evening we chartered a bus to take us to the evening ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres. We also visited Tyne Cot, Vimy Ridge and many other Memorials.
Another evening we booked a room in an excellent restaurant, just walking distance away, for the whole family to enjoy our last night together.
Chantal had numerous excellent suggestions for activities including hiring a pianist for an evening.
The local swimming pool was excellent for the children.
This was a truly memorable visit and we would love to go back to Skindles.

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pams986
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Business Rental”
Reviewed August 14, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Fantastic base for our business trip. Great hosts. The facilities were brilliant. Great showers and baths...

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judytm201...
Seattle, Washington
1 review
“Unbelievable comfort and hospitality in Poperinge!”
Reviewed August 1, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We could not have found a more amazing venue for our family trip to Belguim this summer. Our group of 15 ranged in age from 12 to 84, and Skindles provided the perfect base with 5 beautiful 2 bedroom apartments, a bunkroom and amazing community spaces for everyone to enjoy. Peter and Chantal could not have been more gracious or accommodating. They have restored this 300 year old home to immaculate modern standards whilst retaining it's delightful character and historical charm. We enjoyed several superb catered meals, a beautiful outdoor reception and a party complete with piano music and dancing in the parlor.....all of which were kindly coordinated by our wonderful hosts. In addition we played a friendly family game of backyard soccer, rode bikes along the many local trails, and enjoyed all the quaint town of Poperinge had to offer by foot. If you have a group and are looking for a truly one-of-a-kind experience you have found it!

Your age range 50-64
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Mullumbimby, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great space for family reunion”
Reviewed July 26, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Skindles was the perfect choice for a family reunion to mark our grandfather's WW1 service at Ypres and Paessendaele. This was the old officers' club behind the lines and has retained the old salon and bar while upstairs has been converted to a number of apartments - allowing both gathering and private spaces for 3 generations of extended family. Chantal and Peter were perfect hosts: they arranged transport, catering and even a pianist for a party.

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sm1396
australia
Level 3 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic accomadation especially for a large group stay !”
Reviewed July 18, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Chantal and Peter run a lovely apartment "hotel" which is perfectly located for exploring the WW1 history of the region. We were here with a group of 15 family multigenerational members for a reunion to honour and retrace great/grandfather's WW1 history.

What could have been a rather trying experience given the different ages, arrival dates , requests for 2 private catered meals and many other queries were handled with warmth and flexibility by Chantal and Pater.
The accommodation is well appointed, clean and comfortable - the main living room with a piano ( Peter organised a pianist for one of the evenings which was a real treat!) and the bedroom accomadation were lovely . Note there are stairs and I would, not recommend for very young kids or older folk although my 80+ fit MIL was fine.

The property is located on the middle of the town of Poperinge which has all basic amenities , cafes bakeries etc and is about a 15 min drive from Ypres.
Could not recommend it highly enough for large group accomadation in this lovingly restored historic property.

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bronmarti...
Mousehole, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great spot for a family reunion”
Reviewed July 16, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Chantelle and Peter were wonderful hosts and Skindles provided the perfect ambience for our family reunion retracing the footsteps of our Grandfather's service in WW1. Thank-you for a wonderful stay!

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Els000ooo
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great for a big family get-together”
Reviewed May 11, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We were 3 generations with at least one person per decade since 1930 but there was something for everyone in Poperinge and the surrounding area. The local swimming pool and the brewery were favorites. The house is fantastic, everyone had a fabulous time, eating, talking and relaxing; it felt like a real home. We wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you Chantel

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
May 16, 2017
Hello Els,
Thank you for your stay at Skindles Guesthouse Poperinge.
We appreciate your review
Kind regards,
Chantal & Peter
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