Your Oasis on The Somme

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Welcome to no.56

This beautiful, boutique style Bed and Breakfast is located at the epicentre of the battle of the Somme. Once ravaged by gun and shellfire, No.fifty6 is now an oasis of peace and tranquility in the beautiful French countryside.

From the moment you enter the warm and tranquil guesthouse, you’ll be welcomed with cake, coffee and captivating stories in the lounge. This is the beginning of your wonderful stay in the historic village of La Boisselle, Northern France.

With four artistically decorated bedrooms to choose from, each with its own en-suite shower, free Wifi, and tea and coffee making facilities, you’ll be spoilt with serene comfort, sumptuous breakfasts and enviable views from every window.

Prepare to walk in the footsteps of the fallen and fill your senses with the sights, sounds and emotions of the Battle of The Somme on our Walk With Me experience, or simply enjoy a slice of café life in the nearby French towns.

We are delighted to have been awarded Winner status in the B&B category of Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice for 2 consecutive years, 2016 and 2015.



"Thanks for your superb hospitality last week; we had a fantastic time and are now busy recommending you to anyone coming close to France. As I explain to them, and using Bruce Bairnsfather's words, "Well, if you know of a better B&B, go to it!"

- George McGarr, September 2013

What our guests say

30th September 2016

September should announce the beginning of autumn and the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness but the summer weather continues here with generally lovely days and tea still being drank in the garden after our guests’ hard days battlefield visits.

Personal Pilgrimages

The Somme Centenary has continued to inspire families of those loved ones who served and returned or served and died on the Somme to visit from near and far, as well as those with a general interest in the events here. September 1916 was another notable month of planned offences within the overall Somme battle, as the allied forces tried to push forward. Remembrance here is everyday. We continue to feel very honoured to play a small part in helping families who wish to pay their respects at a specific place or specific time. We recount some of their stories here.

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The digger is back today now putting in first level foundations. As a result of the excavations we have found...

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