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Varlet Farm
Ranked #1 of 2 Poelkapelle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely place”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

This is a amazing place! Clean, enjoyable and friendly. it was a good price for the nice place that you can enjoy, really cheap. The apple pie is very good! (you will eat it as you arrive). The landlords that are the staffs are fantastics. Very good people. I really had a good time in that lovely place!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

My comrades and I (8 of us) stayed at the Varlet Farm for 3 nights in May of 2008. A lovely place. Rooms were unique and spread about. All were excellent. A lovely breakfast would meet us each morning. As we were touring WWI cemeteries and battlefields this acted as an superb base as the family had a small museum and quite a bit of the "Iron Harvest" left. The Iron Harvest is the name for the Ordinance that has been dug up every year since WWI.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

A superb place to stay. Hard to believe this perfect place in an idyllic location was right in the middle of the horrors of 1914-18. The small museum in the barn is a sobering reminder, as is the large amount of ordnance which is dug up yearly by Dirk and his family during the farming year. Super rooms and a very warm welcome. We will definitely be back next year during the centenary commemoration.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Suffolk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

The reviews were right and this is how all B+Bs should be. Friendly, welcoming, great room, great bathroom, great breakfast, free packed lunch, quality food, great choice of Belgian beer in the fridge. very knowledgeable about the area and nothing is too much trouble for Dirk and his daughter Barbara. In fact just GREAT. Will be back.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We stayed at the Varlet Farms for 5 days as we toured the area around Flanders Fields and Brugge. We had room 8 which was very comfortable and the walk in shower and modern bathroom was fantastic. Dirk and his daughter Barbara can not do enough for their guest...they are wonderful people and the stay ended much to soon.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We returned to Varlet Farm a year after our first visit having fallen in love with the place and the area last year. The warm welcome (not to mention fantastic apple pie) Dirk and Barbara offer is not to be missed - along with their endless knowledge and enthusiasm. We opted for the same downstairs double room we had last visit so that we could enjoy the lounge area outside the room for a drink and relaxation when we returned in the evening after dinner.
There is plenty of choice for the buffet breakfast, cereals, eggs, toast, breads, cheese, ham, Dirk's wonderful homemade plum jum etc and you are encouraged to make a packed lunch to take with you on your travels.
Its also wonderful to mix with the fellow guests over breakfast, or over a beer (€1.50 from the fridge!) in the lounge area in the evenings. You get to hear their stories and why they are visting the area - a nice friendly mix of British, German, dutch and New Zealand guests during this visit.
They have endless leaflets, information and maps to help you get the most out of your visit.
Don't be put off reading that its 9km or whatever from Ypres - its an easy drive and this place is worth it. Where else can you sleep on the Passendale battlefield?

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Biloela, Australia
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

We really enjoyed our 3 night stay here. Being country people we were ready to escape back to some space after time in London and this was the perfect place. The family are 'laid back' and friendly just like coutry people at home. They were happy for us to make ourselves feel at home, our daughter made friends with all the animals and with some other children who were staying. I really enjoyed the communal breakfast table, and that's not normally my thing. It was nice to meet and talk to the other guests because you all have at least one thing in common - your interest in WWI history. Really enjoyed the collection of battlefield detritus Dirk has collected in his shed - fascinating. Our room was spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was second to none. Loved the sitting areas, the reading material. Can't fault it. Would love to go back one day.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Varlet Farm

Property: Varlet Farm
Address: Wallemolenstraat 43, Poelkapelle 8920, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Poelkapelle
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Poelkapelle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
B&B with warm family atmosphere where much attention is paid to the guests. Situated in the heart of the battlefields. Enjoy from a relaxed stay with in the countryside having all info on the WW I battlefields around you. Guidebooks and books on WWI, as well as maps at the disposal of our guests. ... more   less 
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Varlet Farm Hotel Ieper (Ypres)

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