After going through hell in the airport, it was wonderful to be greeted at the airport by the lovely Tim and Gill. Right from that moment, we knew this would be a great week. We were made to feel like part of the family which made the holiday all the more enjoyable. Tim and Gill were wonderful hosts who were more than happy to drive us to anywhere we wanted to go. Their knowledge of everything WW1 is phenomenal and we couldn't have asked for better guides to take us to Thiepval, Vimy Ridge and La Boisselle. Neither me nor my boyfriend knew much about these, but Tim and Gill talked us through everything and we learned a lot from them. As well as taking us on WW1 tours, they were also more than willing to take us to the beautiful Amien and Arras and leave us to look around and do some shopping ourselves. This approach was, in my opinion, the best as we were able to take our time and look about before heading back to the meeting point for the journey back to Freeman Farm. The B&B itself is a beautiful, homely place in a quiet little village. The B&B has a lovely guest living room full of WW1 memorabilia where we were able to relax after each trip. Gill is a wonderful cook who nothing is too much trouble for. Our bedroom was a huge double room with a very comfortable bed and lots of space to store clothing. It had high ceilings and beautiful views of the French countryside and the barn and well (my favourite). All in all this was one of the best weeks away I have ever had and my boyfriend and I will definitely be going back to learn from this highly knowledgeable couple.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A small family run B&B in the heart of the Somme battlefields, comfortable accommodation with guest lounge and dining room.Tim is a fulltime battlefield guide, a member of the International guild of battlefield guides and the chairman of the Somme branch of the Western Front Association, Gill runs the B&B ensuring that everybody has the break they dreamed of.A glass half full couple with a zest for life and their business. ... more less