We had the pleasure of staying at Beaumont Hamel 3 nights. David had a had tour scheduled in Normandy and was leaving the next morning but we did meet him on the evening of our arrival and found him to be a small tornado of energy , enthusiasm and knowledge. This did allow us to have a 3 days at his guest house with Anita - his partner. She is a delightful - intelligent conversationalist about a wide range of interests - and also happens to be a very good cook - so we had 2 lovely evenings at Beaumont Hamel. The guest house is immaculate - our rooms were quite comfortable with ensuite & a fabulous shower. Crisp - nice quality linens as well.
The setting of the guest house is a dream come true for any 1st world war enthusiast - it borders on Newfoundland Memorial park. The guest house has large windows that look out over former battlefields.
David had set us up with a tour guide named Rod Bedford whom my husband found very informative. He took us to the PALS memorial near Serre, the Sunken Road, Mash Valley and the Tolkien war experience and High Wood - with focus on the ground over which Harry Lunan, last surviving piper of WW1 - piped the men of the Gordon Highlanders.
We are looking forward to a return visit to this area sometime in the future and will certainly chose Beaumont Hamel View Guest House !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An old French farmhouse overlooking the Somme battlefields and the closest accommodation to the Beaumont Hamel memorial park, (walking distance). Four twin rooms all ensuite and a large guest room. There is a large garden, picnic area and patio all set in 1 acre of land. There are awesome unobstructed views of popular sites such as Beaumont Hamel Memorial Park, Hawthorne Ridge, Redan Ridge, Sunken Lane and the Thiepval memorial. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beaumont Hamel View Guest House Auchonvillers, France - Somme