Situated in Hardecourt-aux-Bois in the Picardy Region, this detached holiday home features a garden with a barbecue. The property features views of the garden and is 39 km from Amiens. There is a seating area and a kitchen equipped with an oven. A TV is provided. Other facilities at Fairbanks include a terrace. Arras is 34 km from Fairbanks, while Lens is 49 km away. The nearest airport is Lille Airport, 68 km from Fairbanks.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Free private parking available on-site


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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
Bedroom 1:
1 single bed
1 double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


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High score for Hardecourt-aux-Bois
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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Jan
    Germany Germany
    Beautiful house and awesome friendly hosts! Whoever is interested in the WW1 this is the place to be.
  • Andrea
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Beautiful property. Lovely location. Excellent host.
  • Brian
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    This was a fantastic house in a central location for what we needed. Vic and Diane were great hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. They are very knowledgeable on the First World War and the surrounding areas. Would definitely stay...
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Hosted by Diane Piuk

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Diane Piuk
Fairbanks offers beautiful, stylish. charming, well appointed self-catering accommodation. It is newly built just since 2015 situated in a lovely quiet tranquil mature garden. As an end plot too Fairbanks offers peace and privacy. Hardecourt aux Bois was a front-line Somme village, captured by the Germans in 1914, and re-taken by French troops at the start of the Somme battle in 1916, only to be retaken by the Germans in their Spring offensive in 1918. It was finally liberated in late summer by British troops, by which time it had been totally destroyed. It was adopted by Windsor to help with its re-building and the Royal Family’s doctor, William Fairbank, gave a fruit tree to every villager – very probably the very walnut tree which now stands in the garden. Fairbanks is situated in an ideal location for those who have a keen interest in the Great War but also those who seek a peaceful corner in a beautiful Somme village. Hardecourt aux Bois has also won many awards for the flowers and has been awarded as a Village Fleuri with three flowers. We are also just a five minute drive from the softly flowing river Somme. The cities of Amiens and Arras are just a 40 minute drive.
We have lived here on the Somme some 18 years after leaving our jobs as an Accountant and a Journalist when we decided this is where we wanted to live through our love of the history of the Great War, We were so fortunate in meeting WW1 veterans over 30 years ago which took our life onto a new path. I m originally from Lancashire but lived most of my life in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and my husband is a born and bred Mansfield Woodhouse lad. As well as accommodation we also offer WW1 personalised battlefield tours if you are seeking to understand more about this special time in history and in particular if you want to follow in an ancestor's footsteps. We undertake the research and offer you a personal tour package which can cover just one day or more. We have a love of animals, walking and gardening when time permits. My husband, Vic, loves his football the Stags otherwise known as Mansfield Town FC, playing the guitar and real ale.
Hardecourt aux Bois is situated in the heart of the Somme battlefields. There are famous WW1 sites close by such as Delville Wood, Guillemont, Pozieres, Thiepval, Albert and Peronne. Amiens and Arras are just a 40 minute drive from our village. Paris by car is about one hour and a half. The beautiful unspoilt Somme coastline to places such as St Valery sur Somme are only an hour and a half drive from here. Hardecourt aux Bois is an ideal location to make a base as everything is so accessible if you wish to visit Ypres in Belgium, the Somme coastline or stay local in the beautiful region of Picardy.
Languages spoken: English,French

Property surroundings

Facilities of Fairbanks
Great facilities! Review score, 9.9

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
    • Children's high chair
    • Dining table
    • Coffee machine
    • Cleaning products
    • Toaster
    • Stovetop
    • Oven
    • Kitchenware
    • Electric kettle
    • Kitchen
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Kitchenette
    • Linen
    • Toilet paper
    • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
    • Private bathroom
    • Toilet
    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Shower
    Living Area
    • Dining area
    • Sofa
    • Fireplace
    • Seating Area
    Media & Technology
    • Flat-screen TV
    • Satellite channels
    • Video
    • DVD player
    • TV
    Room Amenities
    • Socket near the bed
    • Sofa bed
    • Drying rack for clothing
    • Fold-up bed
    • Clothes rack
    • Hardwood or parquet floors
    • Tile/marble floor
    • Private entrance
    • Carpeted
    • Fan
    • Ironing facilities
    • Iron
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    • Picnic area
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Outdoor dining area
    • Sun terrace
    • Barbecue
    • BBQ facilities
    • Patio
    • Terrace
    • Garden
    Food & Drink
    • Grocery deliveries
      Additional charge
    • Packed lunches
    • Tea/Coffee maker
    • Horse riding
      Additional chargeOff-site
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
      Additional chargeOff-site
    Outdoor & View
    • Garden view
    • View
    Building characteristics
    • Detached
    Entertainment and family services
    • Books, DVDs, or music for children
    • Board games/puzzles
    Cleaning services
    • Laundry
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • French

    House rules
    Fairbanks takes special requests - add in the next step!

    From 15:00 to 20:30
    You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
    From 10:00 to 10:30
    Cancellation/ prepayment
    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
    Refundable damage deposit
    A damage deposit of € 50 is required on arrival. That's about £42. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.
    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 16 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 15 years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 23 per child, per night
    16+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 50 per person, per night

    Prices for extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no cots available at this property.

    All extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction
    There is no age requirement for check-in
    Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
    Smoking is not allowed.
    Parties/events are not allowed
    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Please note that towels are not provided. Towel rental is available at the property.

    Please inform Fairbanks in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

    A damage deposit of € 50 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

    FAQs about Fairbanks

    • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Fairbanks on this page.

    • Fairbanks has the following number of bedrooms:

      • 2 bedrooms

      For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • Check-in at Fairbanks is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

    • Fairbanks can accommodate the following group size:

      • 4 guests

      For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • The prices at Fairbanks may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Fairbanks is 950 yards from the centre of Hardecourt-aux-Bois. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Yes, Fairbanks is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Fairbanks offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking
      • Fishing
      • Horse riding