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The Best !
We stayed for 2 nights at Varlet Farm during May and the only bad thing was that we were not staying longer. This is the best B+B you will find. Literally the best. The warm welcoming, the cleanliness and the lovely pace of life all make for a memorable experience. For any visitor wishing to learn about the Great War this is the place. Immerse yourself right where it happened and see for yourself the "Iron Harvest ". Charlotte's wealth of knowledge is wonderful..I look so forward to returning.
Thank you Charlotte.
Chris Butler. Kildare. Ireland.
We were probably the 1st visitors from India who got a taste of Charlotte's superb hospitality! Completely warm stay - we were unprepared for such personal attention in a farmhouse in the middle of virtually nowhere!
The breakfast, the tea-coffee, the apple pie, the room, the sharing with co-lodgers, the info that Charlotte shared of the surroundings, the wifi, the complete trust - all were awesome!
Probaby the most memorable part of a 2 weeks trip to France, Belgium & Netherlands. I could write pages - but have to work to afford such a great holiday again!
Fantastic B & B
This would have to be one of the best bed and breakfast locations in Europe. From the time you are welcomed with a cup of tea or coffee and a piece of Charlotte's apple pie to when you drive out the gate, you are pampered and treated as a special guest. We heard of this place from fellow guests at another B&B in France, and, frankly, doubted it could be as good as they claimed. We stayed 2 nights and would have stayed longer if a room, any room, had been available!
The rooms are clean, spacious and very comfortable. Tea, coffee and a small range of Belgian beers (on a pay when you leave basis) are available in a common lounge area, as are many books in both English and French covering the WWI history of the area.
Breakfast can only be described as a foodies dream. With fresh rolls, pastries, home made bread, home made jam, coffee, tea, juice, custards with chocolate sprinkles and finished with Belgian chocolate pieces, it is unequalled. And then, you are encouraged to wrap up and take whatever you need for lunch!
The hosts, Charlotte and Dirk, have a passionate commitment to their business, to their local area and its involvement in the First World War. The tour of the farm they offer is an eye-opener to the suffering of the Belgian people after 1914 and Dirk and Charlotte must be commended for making their guests aware of the history of the area.
A truly fantastic place to stay.
We had a most enjoyable stay at Varlet Farm and would recomment it to anyone wishing to enjoy the area. Charlotte and her family do their utmost to make your stay as comfortable as possible. For an enthusiast of the Great War exploring the area, I would prefer to stay here than in Ypres. Charlotte helped us plan our route for the days we were there, and provided us with so much information. I look forward to a return visit!
If you have an interest in WWI battlefields, particulary those of the Ypres campaigns (incl. Passchendaele), this is the place to stay.
Smart accommodation in a relaxed environment, the owners were very welcoming and hospitable - and are actively involved in the history of the area. When I was there they were hosting in one of their farm buildings, a very interesting display by the 'In Flanders Fields' museum about WWI munitions, which included many examples found in the nearby fields. Its a great place to meet and talk with other nationalities over a beer from their well -stocked fridge in the lounge/ library. Charlotte and her family are a delight - and thoroughly deserve all the accolades.
Fantastic B&B !!
The Varlet Farm B&B is, without doubt, the BEST bed and breakfast that I have ever stayed at. Charlotte and her family are incredibly gracious hosts. The rooms are beautiful, the breakfast is spectacular and the price is extremely modest. Add to this the other guests you will meet, the wonderful library and museum that are on-site and the great location and you have the PERFECT spot to spend a few days ... or a few weeks!
best billet in flanders
My wife and I have stopped at Varlet farm for several years ,Charlotte and her family make you feel really at home.That lovely pie when one arrives is superb,as are the wonderful breakfasts.The little touches like packing your lunch up from the breakfast table is really welcome.The place is of a very high standard ,I doubt it could be bettered in the area that was the western front,it certainly is the best we have stayed at..
Excellent, Exceptionally Freindly, Perfect for Exploring the area
Greeted by the owner and her daughter and given tea/coffee and homemade cake. The room was large, clean and comfortable with free wireless internet access and tea and coffee making facilities in the hall. Charlotte is a fountain of knowledge for the WW1 activities in the local area and lends you maps/info (we even hired bikes from her). This is how a good B&B should be.
On recommendation stayed the 1 night but will definetly be going back next year for longer
Could you find a better place to stay in Flanders?
I doubt it
Superb hospitality, large,clean comfortable rooms, reasonably priced
Great comarardery with other guests
As much free tea and coffe as you want, selection of belgian beers in honesty fridge at 1 euro a bottle
What more could you want?
Best Place To Stay
A group of ten people of varying ages including myself ,stayed at Varlet Farm to see some of the local War Graves of the Great War. We were treated in the best possible manner, and the accomodation and food were of the very highest standards. We would all stay there again , and will be reccommending many fellow travellers to stay there. The whole family were very hopitable and friendly.