SNOWDEN HOUSE, LONGUEVAL,
Situated in the village of Longueval on the Circuit of Remembrance, Snowden House is ideally located in the heart of the Somme Battlefields. One minute from Delville Wood and ten minutes from the Theipval Memorial.
Historic Snowden House and its grounds, were positioned on the front line for six weeks during the Battle of the Somme. During the Second World War the house and its barns were used by the local Resistance fighters. A secret radio station was located in the house cellar and weapons and equipment were hidden in the outhouses. The outcome being grave, the Germans raided the house, arrested some of the family and sent them to a concentration camp, none returned.
Snowden House is named in memory of our great uncle, Private Walter Snowden. Walter joined up in 1914 into his local pal’s battalion the 7th Lincolnshire Regiment. His first major action came during the Battle of the Somme, where he was initially involved in the actions around Fricourt and Contalmaison. On the 30th July his Division the 17th Northern took over the line at Longueval and Delville Wood, during the following two weeks the Division’s casualties amounted to 6549 men. Walter survived the action only to be serious wounded the following year.
Snowden House sleeps up to 14 guests in 5 bedrooms, its also ideal for a family holiday or larger groups. The front bedrooms look over Delville Wood the rear Bedrooms look over Trones and Bernafay Woods. The four bathrooms and kitchen are fully modernised. The living-room and dinning room both have wood burning fires a Great War library with hundreds of books covering the Somme Battlefields, Sky TV and DVD and computer with broadband internet. Each room in the house is decorated throughout with local Great war memorabilia. Outside in the established gardens are two patios and BBQ’s. There is plenty of secure off road parking and a garage.
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