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 April 2016

Ohhh…winter has been back in April. Not so much April showers as April chills. The wind has blown cold weather in, heavy showers and even sleet and hail with some frosts at night and the temperature staggering to reach 8 degrees by day. Still, our intrepid guests have wrapped up warm and have been out exploring the Somme, grateful for a cup of tea and central heating on their return, in stark contrast to the conditions for the soldiers 100 years ago. Despite this with the rapeseed (also called colza or canola) in the fields bright yellow it still looks beautiful. The good news is 1st May – the weather changes and sunshine and better temperatures are on their way...

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We couldn't resist capturing this old Sift tractor - which reminds us of a Minion.

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