Myself and three friends recently stayed at Freeman Farm. Even before we arrived the service had been excellent with numerous detailed emails from Tim, a great relationship had already been established.
Unfortunately Tim was not at Freeman Farm for our visit as we would have all like to meet him, however our hosts Gill and Samantha were absolutely brilliant. Our welcome by Gill was as if old friends had just arrived, tea, coffee, how about a glass of wine, how was your trip. Gill just couldn't do enough for us. The purpose of our stay at Freeman Farm was to attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service (yes we are Aussies). We left Freeman Farm to attend the service at 3.30am, Gill was up will a thermos of coffee and croissants, now this is going above and beyond.
The rooms were all large and extremely comfortable and the bathrooms all recently renovated, so the accommodation was really good.
Dinner was fabulous, we have two people in our party with serious food allergies and intolerances and Gill catered for us all. Whilst she was off preparing a sumptuous feast for us Samantha gave our a bit of a history lesson and showed us various war memorabilia. The families knowledge and enthusiasm for what they do is truly infectious. Make sure you get Samantha to show you the wall of shells at the bottom of the garden, it really puts things in to perspective as to much ammunition must have been used.
Overall a fantastic experience, I would recommend wholeheartedly..
- 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