I have just come back from a very enjoyable stay at Guillemont Halt. The house has recently been refurbished to a very high level. We stayed in the master bedroom with en suite which was perfect!We chose to have breakfast and evening meal prepared for us by Claire which was delicious! Caring for our every need. In the day we went on several guided tours by John, he has a great knowledge of the area taking us to various memorials and visiting local towns (Claire even prepared us a packed lunch!) John and Claire are very welcoming, making sure we had an enjoyable time. I would definitely recommend this place particularly to a group of people as it caters for up to 11 guests! We will definitely be going back again in the very near future!
Perfectly located base for exploring the Somme battlefields, situated in a quiet village midway between Bapaume and Albert.
The accommodation is great for groups, whether a large family or a group of friends. There are bedrooms well equipped and a mixture of singles, doubles and triples, and the bathrooms immaculate. The kitchen is modern and similarly very well supplied with both cooking equipment and tableware
Even in a large group, you never feel on top of each other. There's a large dining room with a fabulous library, a lounge area with satellite TV and a conservatory in addition to the outside courtyard and large expanse of grass.
John and Clare are very helpful hosts and we would thoroughly recommend this accommodation.
I booked the stay for 3 people from 23/05 - 26/05/17. I will begin the review with the guesthouse which is absolutely superb. It would comfortably have accommodated a further 6 people. From the kitchen to the bedrooms to the bathrooms everything is of the highest standard possible. The hosts are lovely people who have a keen interest in the area. John is extremely knowledgeable about the area. Guillemont being the site of a major battle during the Somme campaign of 1916.
A plus point of booking this accommodation is the chance to have your evening meals cooked for you and brought to the house at a time to suit. We had ours for 7:30 pm to allow us to make the most of the day and then enjoy our evening meal without the need for going back out. The food was beautiful and plentiful. Cooked to perfection,hearty and very satisfying.
Another point that sets it apart for WW1 enthusiasts is the hidden bunker that John has literally unearthed. A site to behold.
I honestly could not recommend this any higher. It is a gem and John and Claire deserve every success.
Book it, you will not be disappointed.