Comments from our clients
Don't take our word for it - this is what our guests say:

"Visited to attend the anniversary of the Cambridgeshire Regt at the Schwaben Redoubt. Again Dinnaken House is on the spot, great billeting facilities."
E & H J, Suffolk (October 2016)

"We visited the Somme some years ago, but this time was very special at Dinnaken, researching the battles on a personal level. And of course I found some books in Rory's wonderful library to add to my research!"
K & D M, Mackay, Queensland, Australia (September 2016)

"A very pleasant stay. The best billet on the Somme!"
G & P B & K B, Penzance, Cornwall (September 2016)

"As usual a great stay at Dinnaken. Glorious sunny weather and plenty of walking. Thanks Rory. Will be back soon."
C & E S, Wolverhampton, England (September 2016)

"We really enjoyed the house, amenities and lovely countryside. Thank you for sharing your home."
J B & Family, Oregon, USA (August 2016)

"We had a great trip both on The Somme and further north in the Ypres Salient. All travellers were very satisfied with the accommodation and location and thank you for this."
A H, Lincoln, England (June 2016)

"Back again for our 4th stay. Great stay, good location."
A H, Desborough, Northants (May 2016)

"Very impressed with the House and all its memorabilia. Had a great but short stay, and found the surrounding cemeteries and memorials to be very moving. Will be back."
D B, Southwick, Wiltshire (April 2016)

"Thanks for the stay at Dinnaken house, we had a brilliant time and even the weather was kind to us. Everything was nice and comfortable at Dinnaken and we enjoyed all the facilities. Thanks again."
'Brummies' on Tour, England (October 2015)

"My second time here and my daughters first. Superb location and atmospheric house. Very enjoyable stay."
P D & Family, Derby, England (August 2015)

"Another great stay, enjoyed lovely weather, so many books to read. All the best Rory old fellow."
A P, Aldershot, England (June 2015)

"Great house, perfect location for our stay. The kids loved the house and so did the adults. Hopefully we will be back soon"
Z M, Banbury, England (May 2015)

"Enjoyed our stay in a well -appointed house."
M & C L, Victoria, Australia (May 2015)

"I was here on a cycle patrol of Somme WW1 areas. We had a good billet, good food, good company and a good craic!"
I L & Cyclists , England (April 2015)

"We had a fantastic time at Dinnaken House, it lent itself to every aspect of our trip and thanks to you we wanted for nothing. We were so comfortable and it was a great place to come back to after many miles walking the surrounding battlefields in the 25 degrees of sunshine we were blessed with throughout. We dined courtesy of your housekeeper one evening and I can honestly say the meal was superb, also we went to Curlu to dine another evening and cooked for ourselves too. All the information you left came in handy and I trust you were happy with the house after we left. All in all we had a great time and would not hesitate to stay next we are on the Somme walking in your area. On behalf of all our party I thank you for our wonderful stay. Very best Regards."
'D D, Burnley, England (April 2015)

"Our 5th visit to this house and area. Beautiful weather, enjoyed visiting familiar locations. Thanks Rory."
J & M, Aldershot, Hampshire (April 2015)

"Just to let you know that we really enjoyed our stay at the house. Everyone in our party remarked on how remarkable your collection of memorabilia. We all enjoyed looking at your collections and paging through the reference library. We enjoyed our stay in the Somme and will hopefully return some day (in summer)!"
M B, Parktown North, South Africa (January 2015)

“Many thanks. What a lovely place, all within a short distance of the places we wanted to visit."
H & V W, England (October 2014)

“Yet another brilliant time on the Somme and at Dinnaken House. Home from home.  Kath’s cooking (the housekeeper) is out of this world and needs to be tried. Thank you all."
G & K T, Chingford, London (July 2014)

“Thoroughly enjoyed the house, the garden, the peace and tranquillity. So central for the Somme Battlefields and Cemeteries. The full week flew by! Many thanks."
J W, Worthing, West Sussex (July 2014)

“Third visit. We enjoyed it as much as the previous two!! Comfortable house with full amenities. We hope to come again and recommend it to visitors!!"
M & R P, Birmingham (June 2014)

“Great week. We stay every year on the Somme. Best place we have stayed at!"
The Good Old Boys, UK (May 2014)

“Our fourth visit and we hope to return before too long. Thanks again to Rory for this lovely home from home."
J M, Aldershot, Hampshire (April 2014)

Here we are again, enjoying this beautiful ‘home from home’. The perfect place to stay for a tour of the Battlefields.  Thanks for everything."
D Family, Rawdon, Leeds (February 2014)

"Twelfth visit. Family now calling this a holidad now. Relaxing time as usual as well, as remembering the lads."
D Family, Somerset (November 2013)

"House very central for visiting, lots to see in the area. Very enjoyable first visit."
T Family, Country Tyrone, Northern Ireland (August 2013)

"The house is lovelier than we remember, home from home. There is everything here we need, even more ideas where to visit. We had a great time and we will be back again."
R Family, Birmingham (August 2013)

"We have had a great time. A great base from which to walk the Somme Battlefields. Can't wait to return."
Mr & Mrs S, Wolverhampton (July 2013)

"We had a great time. House very good, also location great. Well done Rory."
Mr & Mrs H, Mayenne, France (July 2013)

"A comfortable house, fantastic contents, found them of real interest. R's Grandad was in the Machine Gun Corps in 1916 in this area, so everything in the house was of interest. We would recommend 'Dinnaken House' to anyone."
Mr & Mrs F, Saddleworth, Lancashire (May 2013)

"Proved to be an excellent base for revisiting a Grandfather and two Great Uncle's graves. Despite the appalling weather we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. "
JM, Exeter (May 2013)

"Hugely enjoyable stay, as always. Four of the party had not stopped at Dinnaken House (one a RTR man!) and were greatly impressed with all the facilities. A bientot. Many thanks. "
CB, Wimbledon (April 2013)

"Our first and most enjoyable visit here. We loved the house – so comfortable and well-equipped, a joy to return to after a day's sight-seeing."
Mr and Mrs R, Surrey (April 2013)

"Wonderful. House well-equipped especially with information re. WW1-better than a tourist information place."
B Family, Gloucester (March 2013)

"Another great week at Dinnaken, you'd think we'd have exhausted the things to see but we always seem to find new sites to explore! I'll be in touch about next year!"
S E, Newcastle (November 2012)

"Thank you so much for letting us stay at Dinnaken House. We had a fantastic time and greatly enjoyed our stay. It is a very welcoming place to stay with excellent amenities."
C B, Merton Park, SW19 (October 2012)

"It could not have been any better. Perfect house and a perfect location. We had a wonderful time cycling the Somme and will definitely come back again. I think we kept the barman in Longueval happy too! I wish we were still there. All the best and will be in touch again."
G R, Dartford, Kent (October 2012)

"My colleagues and I had a great time. As ever your home is great and a perfect place to base a Somme yomp from. Thank you once again."
E D, Culdrose, Cornwall (October 2012)

"First visit. A most enjoyable trip – house ideally situated for Battlefield tours. We enjoyed visits to Vimy Ridge, Albert museum, Theipval and a longer visit to Ypres for a special edition of the last post with an Australian flavour! Many thanks."
P B, Bucks (September 2012)

"Dinnaken House is a wonderful base, with everything needed here. Rory sent all the information needed – many thanks. The housekeeper's meals are excellent: large portions, good home cooking and brilliant value for money. Thank you to all for making our stay on the Somme so enjoyable."
G & K T, Chingford, London (August 2012)

"Eleventh visit!! We do enjoy it here and love Flers. This time we used the house to explore further afield going to Versailles, Waterloo and Bastogne as well as enjoying the countryside."
The D Family, Somerset (August 2012)

"We had a fantastic time. Everything you need is at Dinnaken House, a very central location for the Somme area and it is easy to get to. This is our second visit to Dinnaken and we have enjoyed our visit even more than our first here in 2009. With thanks and we hope to come back soon."
M & R P, Solihull, West Midlands (June 2012)

"Could not have selected a better house for our stay. The Somme is all we imagined and more."
T O'B, Scotland (May 2012)

"Nice house, nice village. Have to come back to read the books."
I K, Southampton, Hampshire (May 2012)

"A brilliant base for sight-seeing, excellent facilities and fantastic evening meals from the housekeeper…We came to ride bikes and trace relatives graves/memorials. Both objectives achieved – we will be back."
K M, Sheffield, Yorkshire (April 2012)

"First time in France, house is fascinating like the local area. A perfect base for exploring the battlefields of the Somme, plenty to do like walking around Flers."
R B, Northamptonshire (April 2012)

"Our first visit to this part of France, but certainly not the last! We struck very lucky with Dinnaken House – what an amazing place to stay – comfortable, warm and extremely well-equipped."
M R, Aldershot, Hampshire (April 2012)

"After many years of visiting The Somme Battlefields we have finally found the perfect place to stay. Weather very cold but house warm and inviting. Thank you – we hope to come again."
J & L D, Leeds, Yorkshire (February 2012)

"A wonderful base right in the middle of so many historic and important great war sites. Dinnaken House is perfect for a family holiday and I am certain this will not be our last visit." RP & family, Lincoln (Oct 2011)

"Had a very relaxing and comfortable stay at your home. Flers is a nice kind of town (sic), my kind of town, quiet and friendly. Hope to come back some day. Had a blast!"
KC, Rocky Point, North Carolina, USA (Oct 2011)

"Great accommodation, ideal for tracing my great uncle's journey with the 1st West Yorkshires."
PW, Solihull (Sept 2011)

“We had a great time while staying at Dinnaken House last week. Superb location and a well-equipped house .Hope to use the house again in the future”
SK, Belfast, Northern Ireland (Sept 2011)

“We would like to thank you for the very comfortable accommodation at Dinnaken house at such short notice. I could have stayed in the house just reading and watching the dvd’s but we traced the steps of my wife's and sister-in-law's granddad: Bazentine Ridge, Guillemont and Morval/Gueudecourt. Thank you again for letting us stay in Flers” 
RM, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands (Sept 2011)

“We had a wonderful time in your property thank you.  We loved the items around the house.  It made it extremely homely & we wished that we could have stayed longer.  I have a feeling that we will be asking you if we may stay again next year, but for a much longer period.  My son in particular loved foraging for shells etc & we made some very interesting finds.”
CB & Family, Derby (August 2011)

"We have had an amazing stay. Thank you-such a beautiful house and place. The Somme is so special and we thank you for the chance to appreciate what our soldiers went through. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we hope we get the chance to visit again."
CS, North Wales (July 2011)

"Great house and very relaxing holiday. I think we have walked every field and path on the Somme."
C & ES, Wolverhampton (July 2011)

“We had a fantastic time and the house is amazing. We would love like to stay again in the future. I think my partner want to move there. Thank you again.”
CS, Buckley Flintshire (July 2011)

“Brilliant stay and the house was excellent, just what we were looking for. Really miss the weather, it hasn't stopped raining since we came home. Hope to stay again in the future.”
AO, Londonderry, Northern Ireland (June 2011)

"Had a great stay in a lovely house. Hopefully we will return for more. Many thanks."
KH, York (May 2011)

“Yes we enjoyed our stay thank you. The location couldn't be better for touring the battlefields, so we managed to pack plenty in, including Thiepval, Beaumont Hamel, Albert and Peronne. The weather was excellent too. Your book collection is impressive!”
JH, Carnforth, Lancashire (May 2011)

"A fascinating stay both in and out of the house. We came to remember them all."
SM, Taunton, Somerset (April 2011)

"A very enjoyable week with good accommodation. Thank you very much."
Armstrong Clan, Liverpool (Nov 2010)

"An excellent base from which to explore the Somme area and the Hindenburg Line area near to Bullecourt..."
S Family, Ilkley, Yorkshire (October 2010)

"Wonderful location in the heart of the Somme Battlefields. Comfortable accommodation with lots to do. Thanks for a memorable experience."
B Family, Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland (October 2010)

"As ever a super stay in clean well-appointed accommodation."
MC & the Lincoln Lads (October 2010)

"Lovely holiday. Seen some amazing places. Hope to come again (in a larger car Rory!)."
V & NA, Sheffield, Yorkshire (September 2010)

"Good base for exploring the Somme. Nice to see the 41st Division memorial each morning out of the window. Will come back again."
A & JP, Aldershot (September 2010)

"We had a great time (as usual). Great house and base from which to explore the Somme. We will miss the peace and tranquillity of this area."
S Family, Wolverhampton (September 2010)

"This has been a lovely two days . We have enjoyed the village of Flers and the locals who greeted us. We have enjoyed meals and a game of croquet as a family and we have visited the memorials of two great Uncles at Peake Wood and Thiepval. Au revoir for now."
C Family, Adelaide, Australia (September 2010)

"Our second visit and the facilities are equally good. Visited Verdun for the first time although a long drive on the motorways."
M & PM, Abbotts Langley (August 2010)

"We have enjoyed a lovely stay in this superbly equipped house. Even after 25 years of visiting battlefields have seen something new."
F & BB, North Yorkshire (August 2010)

"Great to back here again Rory, meeting Mark was fun, he's a real character.Weather has been kind to us and I have been able to continue my research. Dinnaken House, as ever, a great place to stay. Hope to come again."
D & SD, York (August 2010)

"Excellent location for visiting Thiepval.Nice place, weather perfect, need to visit again."
DS & Family, Herne Bay, Kent (July 2010)

"Fantastic location, brilliant for WW1 interests and so peaceful. House superb and had everything we needed, weather brilliant too, needed when on a motorcycle!"
GF & RH, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire (June 2010)

"Four blokes, four bikes not enough time. Great place, thanks Rory."
K,P,RH & BC Boston, Lincolnshire (June 2010)

"Our first visit to Dinnaken House. We have had a wonderful four days of exploration, fine wine and food. Many thanks for making the house so atmospheric and respectful."
PD & SW Chesterfield (June 2010)

"Excellent accommodation, ideal for all battlefield cemeteries."
S & KD North Wales (May 2010)

"Lovely house in a great location. Enjoyed some great walks from the door - Ginchy, Guillemont, Longueval and the Caribou at Gueudecourt are all easily accessible."
M & VR Bristol (May 2010)

"This spacious, clean, comfortable, extremely well furnished and ideally located accommodation, central to the Somme Battlefields, is a home from home for all Western Front enthusiasts. If you do manage to read the library of books, watch loads of DVDs or videos and listen to a wide selection of music provided, then you could always sit and admire the splendid British 41st Division memorial, just outside the window. In the words of Capt Bruce Bairnsfather, 'Well, if you knows of a better 'ole, go to it'."
MC & the Lincoln Lads (February 2010)

“Another wonderful time. Hope to visit again next year.”
BC & JG, Wilmington, North Carolina USA (October 2009)

“A good billet for a few days”
PM & friends, Stillington, Yorkshire (October 2009)

“House is a perfect location for discovering and visiting the Somme Battlefields. Weather has been kind to us – long days walking and a few interesting bits found.”
P & SG, East London (September 2009)

“As usual a great stay and plenty of walking. Can’t wait until next year.”
C & ES & Family, Wolverhampton (September 2009)

“This is our fourth visit to Dinnaken House and the pleasure of returning has not diminished. We had a lovely time and enjoyed hot sunny days. Till next time, happy days.”
J & MT & Family, Acklington, Northumberland (August 2009)

“Another wonderful holiday. Ceremonies on 1st July at Thiepval and Ulster Tower were very moving. Thank you Rory. We hope to visit soon.”
G & AR, Shropshire (July 2009)

“My father and I had an amazing experience visiting the Somme. Facilities at Dinnaken House are superb and there is everything you need here. We hope to visit again in the future. Thanks.”
R & MP, Birmingham (June 2009)

“Great location, lovely house, nicely decorated, very homely, clean rooms. Great films, games, books and pictures. Holiday not to be forgotten about.”
GM, Glenties, Co. Donegal, Ireland (June 2009)

“Home away from home. Very much enjoyed the décor, videos and books. Countryside beautiful. Will be glad to recommend.”
M & BC, Toronto, Canada (May 2009)

“We enjoyed our time at Dinnaken and found the Anzac Day services we went to, and our wide-ranging visits throughout the Somme and Flanders, to be very rewarding (and emotional, too).We enjoyed the character of the house (it certainly echoes the spirit of the region's history). You've been a pleasure to deal with--you're very professional. We will pass on word of your place in Australia.”
AW, Australia (April 2009)

“We spent our third time at Dinnaken House and we love it here. The sun shone so the garden was very inviting. Would love to spend longer. Be back soon I am sure.”
RD & Family, Coleford, Somerset (April 2009)

“Great house as usual. Never got to view the collection of DVD’s as always too tired. Will be back.”
TK & CS, Wolverhampton (March 2009)

"Just a quick e-mail to say thank you for a great stay at Flers. The house is superb in itself and in its location. We had a superb time. Thank you. Best wishes."
N & T F, South Gloucestershire (November 2008)

" A lovely peaceful stay in this great place. I now understand so much more about what I was taught in school 25 years ago."
A & N T, Alkmaar, Netherlands (August 2008)

" We've had another marvellous two weeks in this lovely house and it is always lovely to return. See you all next year. Happy days!!"
T. Family, Acklington, Northumberland (August 2008)

" I have waited two years to spend time in 'Don't Know' house but was well worth it. We thoroughly enjoyed the week."
C W, Ballymena, Northern Ireland (July 2008)

" A splendid location from which to visit the Somme Battlefields. We've had a great time."
S & J G, Sutton, Surrey (June 2008)

" A splendid location for visiting the battlefields. The library was well used. Our grandson thoroughly enjoyed the garden when the weather allowed. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday. We shall return!"
R. Family, Shropshire (May 2008)

" This is a wonderful base from which to travel - Amiens, Villers Brettonneux, Peronne, Bapaume, Thiepval and as far east as Le Cateau. Your house is very comfortable and the bulbs in the garden stunning. Will recommend your Flers house to Australian friends."
M & I C, Adelaide, South Australia (May 2008)

"We did indeed have an enjoyable stay at Dinnaken House. It is very comfortable and ideally placed for our first visit to the Somme area. We enjoyed some walks - around Ginchy and Longueval exploring Delville Wood on the way. - and across the road towards Butte de Warlencourt. We also visited many cemeteries, museums and local towns in the car. It was lovely having the house to come back to as a base. The weather was superb and we spent time in the cool of the rear garden patio supping a glass of wine or beer."
E, C & R P, Buckinghamshire (May 2008)

"Once again, an excellent place to stay. The 'elderly' gentlemen had a great time and the accommodation was perfect for them - a hotel is just too impersonal. I will be booking again in the autumn/winter."
A G, Germany (May 2008)

" A very comfortable central location for visits to see where our forebears fought and died. If it wasn't for people like yourself, visitors to the battlefields would still be paying extortionate prices at hotels in Albert or Bapaume! Much appreciated with many thanks."
P T, Birkenhead, Merseyside (April 2008)

"An ideally sited comfortable base for Somme visits. Would have no hesitation in recommending this cosy accommodation."
S M, Wirral, Merseyside (April 2008)

"Yet another great holiday - the children are beginning to call this our 'other home'!!"
C. Family, Peak District (April 2008)

"Dear Rory - we certainly had a most enjoyable stay at Dinnaken House and we will be back in the near future.Thanks for your hospitality."
J D B, Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 2008)

"Excellent billet in the heart of the Somme Battlefields. Had a fabulous week and hope to return...."
P & S H, Rochdale, Lancashire (March 2008)

"Just to say a big thank you for the use of Dinnaken again,we managed to get all the sites in this year that we didn't get last year. As before we really enjoyed the house and base, forgot to write in the visitors book but our sentiments are the same, a lovely house in lovely surroundings, in a never to be forgotten area, our thoughts are left as before in perpetually at the horror at that very sad time. Hope to visit again and ofcourse stay at Dinnaken."
G C, Herne Bay, Kent (November 2007)

"Excellent base for exploring the Western Front. House very comfortable, lots of hot water and soft beds - will come again."
Four policemen and One fireman, Bromley, Kent (September 2007)

"Excellent accommodation and visit - must come again soon."
B C, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

"The house was wonderful and just like "home from home."
J L & B B, Columbia, South Carolina, USA (October 2007)

"Excellent and comfortable "home base" to visit the battlefields. The weekend was good for adding a lot of items to our WW1 and WW2 collections. Excellent stay. We have some previous experience with B&B and hotels in France. Dinnaken house is the optimum solution for us, having privacy and all facilities needed (even books & video's).Thanks."
A, M, I, & T, Haps, Netherlands. (September 2007)

"This is our second visit to Dinnaken House and it has been even better than the first. This is a lovely and peaceful house and it saddens us to have to leave and return home. We have also cycled and walked many miles over the Battlefields and found some interesting artefacts to preserve. Our next visit cannot come soon enough. Thanks for the use of the house again - it has been brilliant."
The T. Family & I F, Acklington, Northumberland (August 2007)

"Would love to have met Rory - sat him down in a corner, such a lot of questions to ask about the house and memorabilia. Perhaps next time. Visited Uncle Alex's grave at Bulls Road Cemetery (East Surrey Regiment) KIA 15/09/1915."
B & L Families, Scunthorpe. North Lincolnshire. (August 2007)

"Enjoying the stay. Feels like home -"outstanding base."
A & E Mck & B.S, Belfast, N. Ireland (July 2007)

"All had a great time, brilliant location for visiting historical sights and great fun in the house. Thanks will tell others."
H A & E D, Nottingham Military Historical Society (July 2007)

"Enjoyed our stay, good base to travel from, comfortable billet."
P M, Abbots Langley (July 2007)

"Superb stay as ever. Got to enjoy the garden in the sun this time out here. See you in October."
The Brummies & Family, Birmingham (June 2007)

"What a great week. Plenty to do, lovely house (great videos too!). Many thanks for letting us stay in your home. What an amazing area you live in. Very thought provoking. My Grandfather died in 1917 (Queens Royal SW Surrey Regt). The memorial opposite this house also names the Queens Battalion, an unusual regiment, long since disbanded."
The F. Family, Woodford Green, Essex (June 2007)

"We enjoyed our trip and our stay at Dinnaken House. We had a very full schedule during our stay and I only wish that we had more time there. It was a pleasure to deal with you."
G S & S S, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (May 2007)

"The perfect central spot to visit the Somme battlefields. The atmosphere of Dinnaken House perfectly fitted the purpose of our visit. Great to have so much useful info to hand in the house."
The W. Family. Macclesfield, Cheshire and Kerry, Ireland (April 2007)

"Had a wonderful time. Great big house for us all. Kids had a lovely time in the garden when we weren't visiting all the great battlefields and cemeteries around. Thank you."
The B. Family, Poynton, Cheshire & Tipperary, Ireland (April 2007)

"Good well-equipped self-catering accommodation in a great location. Fantastic sunsets from the dining room and ideal garden for post-battlefield beers - at least this was the scene April '07. One would be hard pushed to find a better base for "doing" the Somme."
T B, Bristol (April 2007)

"A very enjoyable stay. A lovely home to come back to each day after our battlefield tours. Hope to be back again - thanks."
G & A A, G & S R, F M, Sittingbourne, Kent (February 2007)

"I am writing to thank you for the splendid accommodation, it was a fine billet,and all were happy with it. I have stayed on the Somme, in that area a number of time's. I fear that I have now spoilt myself as both my children enjoyed their time there and now I will now be unable to visit the area on my own again, therefore B & B will be out of the question and use of your facility again being a dead cert."
M P, Beddau, South Wales (February 2007)

"Thanks for a unique stay. Will definitely come again. The view is amazing and the surroundings. Can't wait till we come again!"
The G Family, Germany (December 2006)

"A lovely house which we all enjoyed as our base for exploring the Somme Battlefields. This is our first stay at Dinnaken House and we shall be back"
The T's Family, Northumberland (August 2006)

"We have had a really comfortable stay in your wonderful place. I will recommend you to all to be the place to stay on the Somme"
C,C & TR Birmingham (August 2006)

"House is ideal for our needs - two young children and a Granddad - very comfy and ideal location"
S,C,J & ES Southampton (Sept 2006)

"Really enjoyed staying at Dinnaken House, perfect for exploring the Somme Battlefields. It was also good to stay in a village that was so heavily involved in the Battle of the Somme, imagining oneself watching tanks roll up the High Street, makes it all the more special to appreciate what our past generations went through. Thank you. We will recommend."
S,S,H & AD Sydney Australia (Oct 2006)

"Only here for a few days - lots of cold rain but a warm and comfortable house to return to"

The J's Doncaster, Yorkshire (Nov 2006)

"This house is a must for all battlefield trips to the Somme. It is a wonderful 'home from home' comfortable, warm and everything you could want for a break/holiday - thank you Rory we'll be back!"
GC Herne Bay Kent (Nov 2006)

".. Could not wish for a more enjoyable spot to stay. Perfect for the battlefields. Definitely come back! Thanks .."
C M, Grantham, Lincs

".. We have lodged at several diffreent cottages in the Somme area and this is definitely the best one and now our favourite. A really comfortable home from home in a pleasant village and well placed for touring. This is our second visit. Many thanks,.."
R D, Coleford, Somerset

''.. Our stay was an amazing experience. Felt right at home as soon as we arrived. Great central area and lovely village. I really loved all the historical informtion in the home and the interesting memorabilia .. ''
A.S, Glenties, Co Donegal, Ireland

'' .. Interesting experience in comfortable surroundings providing excellent location for historical adventures on foot!
Lovely peaceful setting for relaxing with the odd glass of wine..''

J .S, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

''..What a special place you have there! Felt at home as soon as we walked in the door ... will recommend to everyone coming over for the 'Great Australian Pilgramage' ..''
M & D M, Melbourne, Victoria, Austrlia

".. Will be recommending this place to all my members! Absolutely fantastic, and so vitally central to a visit to The Somme.. "
P T, Birkenhead, Merseyside & North Wales Branch WFA

".. This is a very beautiful & special area & Dinnaken House was a perfect base for our battlefield excursions...Hope to return .."

J& B S, Auckland, New Zealand

".. Fantastic to look over the Somme area from a good "base camp" .."
P & N H, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

'' .. A very comfortable 'home' for the battefield visitor.
We had a great time on the 90th Anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. Will recommend Dinnaken House to anyone coming over. Thank you .. ''

ML S , Marlow, Bucks

".. A very enjoyable fortnight, nicely located for battlefields research. An enjoyable restful area. .."
G & H A, Sittingbourne, Kent.

".. A good location to see all aspects of the Somme. Plenty of facilities in house to make it homely …… Don't put it on cheznous or otherwise we wont get a chance to return! .."
S & Y T and M & J A, West Yorkshire.

".. A wonderful base camp to visit the Somme, a nice central location for all of those must see places to visit. …….. I will recommend it to anyone in my local WFA branch as a wonderful base camp .."
M M, Upton, Wirral

".. Very comfortable billet and good local walks. An excellent location for studies of "The Somme" .."
E, H, A and H J, Suffolk.

".. A thoroughly enjoyable stay. Everything you need to feel at home. Will be returning .."
P B, Birkenhead, Merseyside

".. A relaxing week, very central for all we needed. Hope to come back again. .."

M, J, J, & D H, Peak District, UK


Longueval village war memorial

Guards Memorial on the Lesboeufs to Ginchy road with Flers village in the background."

".. A superb place to stay. Done a few good walks, done a lot of wine. "We shall return" .."
The "Brummie" Boys

Delville Wood military cemetery is found in the adjacent village of Longueval.

Caribou memerial at Gueudecourt only a short drive away.

51st (Highland) Division Memorial at Beaumont Hamel, Newfoundland Memorial Park

18th Division Memorial at Thiepval with my father looking on and Thiepval Wood in the background. My Great Grandfather was wounded with the 18th Division near Hangard Wood in 1918

Tank Corps Memorial at Pozieres Mill - site of the first tank action

Australian Memorial at Pozieres with Courcelette battlefields in background

Adanac Cemetery between Courcelette and Miraumont

Trench mortar at Longueval

47th Division Memorial at High Wood

Memorial cross to the 12th (Bristol) Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment with High Wood in the distance.

Memorial to Tyneside Scottish and Tyneside Irish Brigades at La Boiselle

Bullecourt, within the Arras battlefields are approximately 30 minutes drive away. Memorial in the centre of Bullecourt village to tanks of "D" of the HBMCG complete with tank track.


Australian and British memorial to April/May 1917 fighting in Bullecourt.


The striking 58th (London) Division Memorial at Chipilly on the Somme


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