Bed and Breakfast and Self-catering Accommodation on the Somme Battlefields
There are a number of Bed and Breakfast and self-catering accommodation properties on or close to the battlefields of the Somme.
The places featured on this site are intended as a guide to help visitors. We advise you to make contact with them directly if you wish to know more details and make reservations.
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L'Amartinierre (Bed & Breakfast)
1, rue de Mailly, 80560 Courcelles-au-Bois, France
[3 rooms with ensuite facilities (shower, sink, WC) and air-conditioning: (1) Family ground floor room sleeps 3-5 persons with 2 double beds + 1 extra single bed available; (2) Double room on the first floor; (3) Twin bedded first floor room.]
Guest rooms are located in a separate building next to the owner's house. Guests have an independent entrance to the accommodation. Facilities for guests include:
- Prices include French breakfast.
- A fully equipped kitchen is available for use by guests with microwave, coffee machine, toaster, crockery and utensils. Dining table seats six.
- Baby cot available on request.
- WiFi access.
- Secure, walled garden.
- Private car parking.
- Pets are accepted.
Families are very welcome. Christine, Pierre and their children will be your hosts at L'Amartinierre. Christine speaks fluent English. For prices and further details visit the L'Amartinierre website.
Website (French): www.lamartinierre.com
Website (English): www.bedandbreakfastsomme.com
Website (Dutch): www.bedandbreakfastsomme.fr
Telephone: +33 (0) 983 98 98 09
Contact: Christine and Pierre, Chambres d'hotes L'Amartinierre, 1 rue Mailly, 80560 Courselles-au-Bois, France
Arnild Barging (Barge & Breakfast Charter)
Discover the Somme battlefields and enjoy peaceful meandering on the beautiful Canal de la Somme. Your private guest cabin and bath will follow along. B&B and half-board for 4 persons on the new-built barge ASLAUG.
Website: www.arnild-barging.com Barge & Breakfast Charter
Avril Williams’ Guest House & Tea Rooms “Ocean Villas”
10, rue Delattre, 80560 Auchonvillers, France
Somme Battlefields Partner
The site at “Ocean Villas” comprises a variety of facilities for visitors to the battlefields: there is bed and breakfast accommodation, the Tea Rooms serve food for individuals and groups, there is a recently opened WW1 and WW2 museum collection, a cellar used by British troops in 1914-1918, and a section of original British trench in the process of being restored.
In 1992 Avril Williams and her two children arrived in the village of Auchonvillers and moved into an old abandoned farmhouse. When the British Army arrived on the Somme battlefield in the summer of 1915 the British soldiers soon renamed Auchonvillers, as they did with good humour for many of the French and Belgian place names, giving the village its new nickname of “Ocean Villas”. Avril and her family have devoted twenty years to refurbishing the farmhouse and its grounds at “Ocean Villas”, turning it into what has become a popular and well-respected destination for visitors to the Somme battlefields.
Avril is one of the founding members of the Somme Battlefields Partners and has received the Bronze Medal for Tourism.
“Ocean Villas” Accommodation
“Ocean Villas” farmhouse with guest accommodation.
The bed and breakfast accommodation is in a typical Picardy farmhouse. Three course meals with wine are available every evening. Bedding and towels are provided with an additional charge for a third person or more. Discounted rates are available for parties of 15 persons and over.
For tariffs (inclusive of full English breakfast), evening meal prices, bicycle hire and guided tour charges go to the ‘Accommodation’ link on the Avril Williams Guest House & Tea Rooms website (see below for external link).
“Ocean Villas” Tea Rooms
“Ocean Villas” farmhouse and Tea Rooms.
Located 1 km from Newfoundland Memorial Park in the south of Auchonvillers village. Children and adults are assured of a warm welcome.
- Open every day from 09.00 - 17.00.
- Continental and English breakfast served between 09.00 to 11.00.
- Hot and cold food available all day.
- Range of cakes and snacks.
- Packed lunches can be ordered and collected.
- Special rates and menus for groups (booked in advance).
- Well stocked bar with beers on draught.
A few of the many rare items to be discovered in the “Ocean Villas” museum.
A selection of menus for group bookings and an order form is available to download from the “Ocean Villas” website.
Museum, Preserved Trench and Lectures
“Ocean Villas” is the location of a fine collection of WW1 and WW2 militaria. Preserved original British trench remains can be visited at the rear of the farmhouse. During the year Avril hosts a programme of lectures by prominent historians and experts in the study of the First World War. These lectures and the accompanying guided tours provide an opportunity for members of the public to learn more fascinating information about a variety of subjects whilst being on the battlefields.
Telephone & fax: +33 (0)3 22 76 23 66
Contact: Avril Williams, 10, rue Delattre, 80560 Auchonvillers, France
Bernafay Wood (Bed & Breakfast)
55/57 Grande Rue, Bois Bernafay, 80300 Montauban de Picardie, France
[3 rooms with ensuite facilities: (1) ground floor twin bedroom; (2) first floor double room; (3) first floor large family room accommodating up to 5 people in one double room and one room with 3 single beds.]
Prices include Continental breakfast. Full English breakfast is available at an extra charge.
For prices and further details visit the website.
Contact: Christine and Jean-Pierre Matte, 55/57 Grande Rue, Bois Bernafay, 80300 Montauban de Picardie, France
Route de Bazentin, Chemin George Butterworth, 80300 Pozières, France
[4 rooms and 1 family suite]
Modern and well appointed accommodation for up to 14 persons in a completely renovated building on the family farm. Butterworth Farm is named in memory of the composer George Butterworth, who was killed on 5th August 1916 close to this farm. His body was never found and his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.
For details of each room, the house and its facilities visit the website.
Telephone: +33 (0)3 22 74 04 47
Mobile: +33 (0)6 22 30 28 02
Contact: Marie et Bernard Delattre, 430 route de Bapaume, 80300 Pozières, France
Chavasse Farm (Self-catering)
Chavasse Farm, 80360 Hardecourt-aux-Bois, France
Chavasse House at Chavasse Ferme, Hardecourt-aux-Bois.
Chavasse Farm is within walking distance of some of the most famous sites on the Somme battlefields. It is situated on the eastern side of the 1916 Somme battlefield and is a great base from which to explore the Somme battlefields.
The accommodation comprises three properties:
- 4 large bedrooms. Sleeps up to 10 people. Patio area with barbeque.
Coury House at Chavasse Ferme, Hardecourt-aux-Bois.
- 2 bedrooms. Sleeps up to 4 people. Patio area with barbeque.
- 2 bedrooms. Sleeps up to 4 people. Patio area with barbeque.
Each house has basic UK Sky TV with 200+ free view channels and the Farm now has WIFI internet.
Dupres House at Chavasse Ferme, Hardecourt-aux-Bois.
One of the farm outhouses has been converted into a small bar ‘The Rum Ration’ with an open wood fire and sand-bag bar, decorated with hundreds of pieces of Great War memorabilia.
Mobile: 07855-850 889
Contact: Mr J. Porter, 50 Grays Park, Belvoir, Belfast BT8 7EG
Chez-Leopold, Caumont, France
A beautifully renovated farmhouse, ideal for families, groups or couples.
Chez-Leopold is set on the edge of a small dairy farming village, in nearly an acre of its own land. Set back from the quiet road by the large courtyard with parking for a number of cars and surrounded by a large garden (enclosed to ensure security for any children). Guests may enjoy fresh plums and cherries in late July & early August. There is a large patio area with a BBQ and children's outdoor toys including swings, climbing frame and child & adult cycles of all sizes.
Lounge at Chez-Leopold
The house has been carefully restored to provide you with a tranquil setting with all the modern amenities you require, including two wood burners and oil central heating downstairs and electric heaters upstairs. The accommodation includes four large bedrooms on two levels (sleeps 10 comfortably, or 12+ with futon and sofa bed ) with wood or stone floor throughout. There is a large dining room with wood burner and a table to easily seat ten people. The separate kitchen/diner is fully equipped with oven, hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. This room also has a table for six. There is a spacious lounge with a sofa bed, wood burner and French doors that lead to the large garden. On the ground floor there are also two bedrooms, one with double bed and a cot, the other with twin beds.
The first upstairs double bedroom has its own adjoining TV lounge area with futon, armchair and cot. The second upstairs bedroom has a double bed and two single beds with drapes to allow for privacy. The house is fully equipped for babies and toddlers including two cots, two high chairs, two push chairs, two booster seats ,two changing mats, baby bath, toddler toilet seat and baby alarm. There is also large selection of toys, games and DVDs for babies, toddlers and older children.
Relax in the garden at Chez-Leopold
There is WiFi internet connection, Wii, DVDs, CD player, docking station for ipods or MP3 players in most rooms and many books and board games. The village bakery is two minutes walk, providing fresh bread and some basic provisions. There is a grocery store in a nearby village (3km), and a Carrefour supermarket 10 minutes drive into Hesdin, the nearest market town. There are many local restaurants, including the excellent Auberge du Prieure in the next village (3.4km). Further information about the house and local/regional amenities are detailed in a guidebook kept at the house.
To see a gallery of photos for the property, floorplans, its excellent facilities and to see availability go to the website or contact Jilly Cameron.
Mobile: 07940 581550
Telephone: 01727 764394
Contact: Jilly Cameron
Dinnaken House (Self-catering)
Dinnaken House, No.1 place des Britanniques, Flers, France
Accommodation for 1-8 persons. Comfortable and spacious with modern kitchen and bathroom facilities and an enclosed patio.
For full details of the bedrooms and house visit the website.
Telephone: +44 (0)7917 460 613
Contact: Rory Newsome
Freeman Farm (Bed & Breakfast)
Freeman Farm, 9 Rue de la Gare, Miraumont 80300, France
Freeman Farm B&B, Miraumont.
The house was built in 1922. It has recently undergone major refurbishment whilst retaining many of its original features. Freeman Farm is located in the village of Miraumont on the Somme battlefield. It is within a few miles of the major battle sites for the 1916 and 1918 Somme battles by car, on foot, by bicycle or motorbike. It is about 30 minutes distance by car to explore the city of Arras and the Artois battlefields.
Your hosts offer double, single or twin bed accommodation combined with the flexibility of full or half board, sharing an evening meal with your hosts or dining in private in the guests' dining room.
There is ample free parking for guests.
Battlefield Tours: Lost Generation 1914-1918
Your host and experienced battlefield guide Tim Wright offers a range of battlefield tours to suit both first-time visitors and those wishing him to arrange a bespoke tour. Tim is the Chairman and a founding member of the Somme branch of The Western Front Association.
For further details about the accommodation and tours email, telephone or visit the website below.
Telephone: From UK 00 33 322 757 203; Mobile phone from UK 00 44 79 1914 18 08 or 00 44 7500 1914 18
Contact: Tim and Gill Wright
Le Sars (Bed & Breakfast)
37 Rue National, 62450 Le Sars, France
The house a Le Sars B&B dates from 1920, built after the devastation of the years of fighting on the battlefields. It is located near to the Butte de Warlencourt and is within easy reach of all the main sites on the Somme battlefields.
The rooms are well appointed with antique furniture. All have excellent ensuite facilities. Breakfast is served in a room with a log fire.
Telephone & fax: +33 (0)3 21 070 501
Contact: Mme Danièle Roussel, 37 Rue National, 62450 Le Sars, France
Les Alouettes (Bed & Breakfast)
10 Rue du Mantier, 80360 Hardecourt-aux-Bois, France
Somme Battlefields Partner
[3 rooms: (1) ground floor room with a double bed and a single bed with a bathroom; (2) two rooms each with two single beds and bathroom; (3) single occupancy room with double bed and ensuite with a small bath.
Les Alouettes offers bed and breakfast accommodation on the Somme battlefields. It is within easy reach of all of the main battlefield sites. Battlefield tours are available by request.
Free WIFI internet access.
Email: (aol users) PVSkylark@aol.com
Telephone/fax: +33 (0)3 22 85 14 56
Mobile: +33 (0)6 71 78 40 74
Contact: Vic and Diane Piuk, 10 Rue du Mantier, 80360 Hardecourt-aux-Bois, France
“Les Eglantines” (Bed & Breakfast/Self-catering)
Les Eglantines, 29 rue des Cordeliers, 80560 Mailly Maillet, France
Quietly situated at the edge of the village, “Les Eglantines” is a detached property full of charm and character. Its large enclosed garden provides a safe and relaxing environment for both adults and children and is great for BBQ’s in the summer! At only 10 minutes drive from the Newfoundland Memorial and The Remembrance Circuit, it is also a perfect base to explore the area. The house was built in 1903 and has recently been renovated. It offers the following:
- Ground floor: large kitchen, sitting room, toilet and hallway
- First floor: 3 bedrooms (2 doubles and 1 twin), bathroom
- Books for adults and children in English
- Toys, board games and outdoor games
- Books and maps on WWI
- Digital TV and CD player
- Films in English
- Sound System
- BBQ and garden furniture
- Washing-machine, 2 fridges, freezer
- Bedding and crockery
- High chair
- Wifi connection
Rates for Bed & Breakfast
- Double bedroom: £36/night (50 euros)
- Twin room: £28/night (40 euros)
Rates for Self-Catering
- Low season: March, April, May, June and September: £300/week
- High season: July and August: £400/week (the week starts on Saturday midday and finishes on Saturday midday)
To make a booking and to find out more about this property please contact Brigitte de Cuyper:
Telephone (UK): 07515 643 235
Les Galets (Bed & Breakfast)
Route de Beaumont, 80560 Auchonvillers, France
Les Galets near Beaumont-Hamel.
Les Galets is located on the western side of the 1916 Somme battlefields to the west of the village of Beaumont-Hamel. Situated on the second line trench of the Front Line positions of 1st July, the accommodation is within a short distance of several important battlefield sites, cemeteries and memorials, including Newfoundland Park Memorial.
Rooms are well appointed with ensuite facilities. An evening meal can be provided by prior arrangement. For prices see the Les Galets website.
The extensive grounds at Les Galets offer lots of space for camping and caravans.
Telephone: +33 (0)3 22 76 28 79
Contact: Julie Renshaw
Maison Paulette (Self-catering)
3 rue de Bernes, 80200 Cartigny, France
2 Clé “Bon Confort” & Somme Battlefields Partner
Maison Paulette (self-catering accommodation is the left side of the house), Cartigny
Maison Paulette is a traditional French Picard house, offering two comfortable self-catering apartments for visitors to the Somme battlefields:
- Maison Paulette: for 2-5 people on two floors
- Pavillon Picard: for 1-2 persons on one floor
The Maison Paulette self-catering accommodation (left side of the house) is attached to the home of its English owners, who are resident all year.
The house is situated about 5 minutes' drive from Péronne and about 25 minutes' drive from St. Quentin. It is well-located in a central position for exploring the 1916 and the 1918 battlefields of the Somme, and it is about one hours' drive away from the Artois battlefields, the Aisne battlefields on the Chemin des Dames or the 1918 battlefields of the Advance to Victory in the Last 100 Days of the war.
Facilities for guests include:
- A large area of the front garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue.
- Off-street parking.
Sitting Room with wood burner, Maison Paulette
- Entrance hall: door to sitting room, door to kitchen and to stairs (steep) to first floor.
- Sitting Room: overlooking front and side garden, wood burning stove, arch to dining room, door to kitchen, furnished with settee, 2 easy chairs, oak drawers and cupboards.
- Dining Room: window overlooking side garden, door to kitchen, furnished with extending dining room table, six chairs and cupboard for tableware.
- Kitchen: new fitted kitchen with four-ring gas cooker, and oven, extractor fan, fridge, freezer, microwave oven and dishwasher.
- Shower room with WC: newly tiled area, access from kitchen.
Bedroom 1, Maison Paulette
- Landing: doors to Bedrooms 1 & 2 and Bathroom/WC.
- Bedroom 1: double bed, matching French Art Deco wardrobe and bedside cabinet. Wash hand basin and shaver point. Velux roof light facing West.
- Bedroom 2: two single beds, plus folding bed, built-in wardrobe and chests of drawers. Velux roof light facing West.
- Bathroom: newly fitted bath, W.C. and wash hand basin, shaver point. Velux roof light facing North.
Dogs (maximum two) are welcome.
Living room, Pavillon Picard
This is a Picard style ground floor self-catering appartment for a couple. Attached to Maison Paulette, it has very different layout. It has the same traditional features of a 19th century house, that is, with high ceilings, large windows, and original doors and architraves (shower room excepted). Off street parking to the front. The owners, affiliated to Somme Battlefield Partners, live on site and can give advice to help you make the most of your visit.
- Double bedroom (4m x 3m) at front of the house with wardrobe, chests of drawers and double bed 140 x 200.
- Kitchen/Diner (4m x 3m) with fitted oak fronted units, gas hob, electric fan oven, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. Extendible table with six chairs available for dining. Large window to the front.
- Large Sitting Room (8m x 5m) with two windows overlooking the back garden. French traditional style three piece suite, glass fronted oak cupboard and other oak furniture, Music centre, Freesat English Language TV. Wood burning stove.
- Recently re-fitted shower room with WC, shower and wash-basin.
- Another WC and small wash-hand basin nearby.
Kitchen, Pavillon Picard
- Stairs down to the raised timber deck with garden furniture and access to large shared rear garden with apple, cherry and peach trees.
- Off street parking at the front.
- Washing machine available for the use of both houses in the side entrance.
Open mid April to end of September.
Up to two dogs accepted provided they are kept off the furniure and bedding.
Payment can be made by Paypal.
For details of prices for the accommodation and availability contact Kate and Robert Hewer at:
Telephone: +33 (0)322 86 61 46
Contact: Kate and Robert Hewer, 3 rue de Bernes, 80200 Cartigny, France
No. Fifty6 (Bed & Breakfast)
56 Route de Bapaume, 80300 La Boisselle, France
No. Fifty6 B&B is located in the village of La Boisselle in the centre of the 1916 Somme battlefield. Your hosts Julie and David have created comfortable, tastefully decorated accommodation ideally situated for exploring the main sites of the Somme battlefields, and equally convenient for day trips to the battlefields near the cities of Arras and Amiens.
The Florentine Room at No. Fifty6 B&B
Facilities at No. Fifty6 include:
- One double bedroom with 2 bunk beds and ensuite shower room.
- Three twin bedrooms each with ensuite shower rooms.
- Tea and coffee making facilities in each room.
- Dining room for breakfast of fresh and local ingredients.
- Off road parking for 8 vehicles.
- Use of the garden and patio.
- Lounge with TV, games and use of the WW1 library.
- Secure WIFI internet access.
A caravan to sleep up to 4 people is also available to book in the grounds of No. Fifty6.
“Walk with Me”
For visitors wishing to use the services of a guide Julie and David offer tours of the Somme battlefields called their “Walk with Me” Experience. They will be delighted to tailor a tour to include your family connections with the Somme or fit a tour around the time you are able to spend on the Somme.
For full details of this Bed & Breakfast accommodation, photo galleries, the “Walk with Me” experience, latest news items of WW1 interest for the Somme and elsewhere, comments from guests, availability and more visit the website.
Telephone: +33 (0)3 22 75 12 02
Contact: Julie and David Thomson, 56 Route de Bapaume, 80300 La Boisselle, France
Otago View (Bed & Breakfast)
Otago View, 48 rue Principale, 80360 Flers, France
All four rooms are decorated with period artefacts and all have views over the Somme battlefields or the village of Flers. The guest rooms have a dedicated guest bathroom on the same floor.
Evening meals, packed lunches, bike hire and guided tours and walks are available by arrangement.
Telephone: +33 (0)3 22 85 47 23
Contact: Peter and Hilary Smith, Otago View, 48 rue Principale, 80360 Flers, France
The Silent Picket (Bed & Breakfast)
The Silent Picket, 10 Grande Rue, 62450 Martinpuich, France
Somme Battlefields Partner
The Silent Picket B&B
[3 double bedrooms (each with super king size bed or 2 x twin beds)]
The Silent Picket offers warmth, comfort and peace in the heart of the Somme battlefields. Located in Martinpuich, a village liberated during the battle of the Somme, it is a short walk from High Wood. Your hosts, Jennie & John Knight, are on hand to help with research, to guide you in the right direction and ensure that you get the most out of your trip. The Silent Picket has become renowned for its food. If you choose to dine in, relaxing after a long day on the battlefields, you can take advantage of the full drinks licence without having to drive.
- All 3 bedrooms have en suite facilities.
- An extra bed is available on request.
- Extensive varied breakfast.
- Dinner available. Licensed.
- Special diets welcomed.
- Great War research.
- Battlefield Guiding.
- Secure off road parking.
- Secure undercover parking for motorbikes & cycles.
- Extensive WW1 library.
- Free Wi-Fi.
- Quality mark: Clévacances - 3 Clés
- Quality mark: Somme Battlefield Partners
Research for family history battlefield enquiries and guided tours for small groups or larger coach-sized groups is available by request.
For further details, rates, tours and availability visit the Silent Picket website.
Telephone: +33 (0)3 21 15 37 70
Mobile: +33 (0)64 059 1326
Contact: John and Jennie Knight, The Silent Picket, 10 Grande Rue, 62450 Martinpuich, France
Snowden House (Self-catering)
Snowden House, 2 Rue de Péronne, 80360 Longueval, France
Chavasse House at Chavasse Ferme, Hardecourt-aux-Bois.
[5 bedrooms - sleeps up to 16 persons]
Snowden House is located in the village of Longueval on the southern side of the Albert-Bapaume main road. It is centrally situated on the 1916 battlefields, within a short walk of Delville Wood Memorial Museum and about 10 minutes' drive from the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing on the northern side of the Somme battlefields.
Snowden House is ideal for groups and for a family holiday.
- Wood burning fires in the living room and dining room.
- Fully modernised bathrooms (4) and kitchen.
- Sky TV and DVD and computer with broadband internet.
- Five bedrooms with double, single and bunk beds.
- Established gardens.
- Two patios and BBQ.
- WW1 library and memorabilia.
- Secure off-road parking.
- Garage store with washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and iron, travel cot and high chair.
For full details of the accommodation, prices and availability see the Snowden House website.
Great War Tours: Guided Battlefield Tours
Guided tours to the battlefields of the Somme and other regions of the Western Front are available from the owners of Snowden House and fellow experienced guides of the WW1 battlefields.
Mobile: 07855-850 889
Contact: Mr J. Porter, 50 Grays Park, Belvoir, Belfast BT8 7EG
ZenInPicardie (Self-catering Holiday House)
ZenInPicardie Vacation Rentals, Rue du Général Leclerc, 80160 Fossemanant
A beautiful, newly renovated, fully furnished residence in the Valley of the Selle south of Amiens. It is about an hour and a half by car to Paris, convenient for trips to Disneyland Paris, and very well-situated to explore the city of Amiens and the battlefields of the First World War in the Somme region. The house is located in a small village surrounded by lovely countryside, with rivers, streams, hills and meadows.
Features of this high quality property:
- master bedroom with double bed
- children's bedroom with 2 platform single beds
- double bed or two single beds, baby crib
- fully equipped kitchen
- full-size bath with hydro-massage, heated floor
- half bath
- living room with home entertainment centre & fireplace
- dining table seating 6 guests
- bedding, sheets, bathroom linen supplied inclusive
- garden and rear terrace
- private outdoor parking
- security features: fully fenced, gated entrance, security cameras
- no pets
- no smoking
For prices, further details, photos and guest reviews visit the website.
Latitude N 49° 48' 14" ; Longitude E 2° 11' 51"
Telephone: +33 (0) 6 50 37 78 30
Contact: Céline and Craig MacDonald, ZenInPicardie Vacation Rentals, Rue du Général Leclerc, 80160 Fossemanant
Visiting the Somme Battlefields
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