In the House

Talbot House offers seven historical bedrooms. Every room is named after a historical person, event, item, ... valuable to the house or the association. If you would like a specific room during your stay, please make a mention in your reservation.

Each room has its own washbasin with hot and cold water and on each floor there is a common sanitary room with showers and toilets which are cleaned daily. Towels and toiletries are provided for.

Renovation on the bed rooms and Talbot House was completed in 2017.

The Berat room (twin)

This room is named after the first stewards when Talbot House re-opened in 1931. René & Alida Berat loved and runned the place with cheerfulness and devotion.

The Blanckaert room (twin)

The indefatigable Rolande Blanckaert is the one who organized the Belgian friends of Talbot House.

The Generals room (single)

The bed in this room accommodated officers going on leave, and had two real sheets – sent to the wash alternately.

The Dunkirk room (4 people)

In May, 1940, Old Talbot House stood ready to serve the B.E.F. on their road to Dunkirk.

The Pettifer room (single)

Arthur Pettifer was ‘glued’ to Tubby in 1915, never again to be separated as his faithful batman.

The Baron Barclay room (twin)

Barclay Baron faithfully served Toc H with his great literary and artistic gifts. 

This room is used by our wardens.

The Trefusis room (4 people)

Through his style and commitment as a ‘soldier of peace’ the Association’s President Jack Trefusis set an example to everyone at TH.

The Vandewalle room (twin)

The Caretaker Angèle Suffys and her husband Sylvain Vandewalle served the House with the utmost enthusiasm.

Further info

Checking in is possible from 2 pm onwards. You are welcome to ring the white front door of Talbot House in Gasthuisstraat. For parking facilities, we refer you to the following map.

If you have not already done so, please inform Talbot House of your approx. time of arrival, especially if it is planned later than 6 pm. It is hoped that residents will arrive before 9 pm.

A roofed cycling storage unit is available at the back of the garden.

At Talbot House, you will be welcomed by our resident wardens. They are volunteers from various parts of the world, mainly the UK. If you have any questions, they are your first point of contact. During office hours, our offices are of course open for you to consult the staff.

A tourist tax will be charged by the town of Poperinge at the rate of 1,5 euro per person per night.

A deposit of EUR 10.00 is payable for every issued key. This will be paid back when the key is returned.

Please ensure that all your group members bring a valid passport (or identity card).

All rooms are equipped with a cupboard, writing desk, chair, washbasin, towels, bedlinen, night lamp and toiletries. Close to every room, you will find toilets and showers which are cleaned on at least a daily basis. The House offers self-catering facilities residents are welcome to make use of. Please address the wardens to make arrangements. 

Residents are welcome to visit the museum, grounds and House during opening hours free of charge. As Talbot House is also a living museum, visitors will make their way through the common areas usually between 10:30 am and 5 pm.

Guests are requested, on the day of departure, to vacate their rooms by 10.00 am.

As Talbot House is a small guesthouse, run as a charity, we must be strict when it comes to cancellations to order to protect the club. Depending on your notification, a cancellation percentage will be charged. The remainder of the money can be returned to the sender.

  • Upon confirmation, 20% admin costs are retained
  • 90 days prior to stay or less: 50%
  • 14 days prior to stay or less: 100%