In the heart of ANZAC country in a cosy Pozières B&B

Stay in a welcoming B&B in Pozières in the heart of the Somme battlefields area - a village famous as the site of a bitter six-week battle won by Australian and British forces but at great cost of life.

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Midway between Paris and the Channel ferry port of Calais, Pozières, a now-tranquil spot, is an unmissable site on the Australian Remembrance Trail. It’s associated with unprecedented Australian sacrifice after the village and the ridge on which it stands became an important German defensive position during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Among memorials in Pozières is one to the 1st Australian Division, as well as the windmill site, which recognise the gallant efforts of the Australians in securing the ridge. Australian official historian Charles Bean said that the Pozières ridge "is more densely sown with Australian sacrifice than any other place on earth."

Vegemite in the fridge makes Australian visitors feel at home at Butterworth Cottage, where guests from all over the world stay in the B&B which has handy self-catering facilities. Occupying a cosy converted barn, the property is named for British composer George Butterworth, known to have died about 300 metres from the entrance to the barn. His body has never been found. Chantal and John, your hosts, talk about Butterworth a great deal as well as referring to their property as ‘George’s home’. They are in contact with Butterworth’s family, who come to participate at a remembrance service for the poet each year.

Pozières is also handy for exploring other nearby war sites including the Musée Somme 1916 in Albert, a 10-minute drive away. The Australian Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux is also easily accessible, less than 30 minutes’ drive away. In Pozières you really are in the heart of the Australian battlefields and especially in the heart of the action of the Battle of the Somme.

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6980 €
1 night(s)2 guests
For 2 people
Deal includes

- Accommodation in a double room with ensuite shower room

- Hearty breakfast including ham, cheese, yoghurts and fresh fruits.

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Host, Butterworth Farm

We are both history lovers committed to the Remembrance of the Sacrifice of fallen soldiers in this very special part of France, le Pays du Coquelicot, the Poppy Fields...

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