Welcome to no.56

Your oasis on the Somme

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014This beautifully refurbished, boutique 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 a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.



"We had such a wonderful time. I positively loved every minute of our trip and you're quite right, it was far too short, especially our stay with you both."

- Andrew Desborough, Wales

What our guests say

29th September 2014

September has been another busy month on the Somme with further events commemorating the centenary of the First World War and the continued harvesting of the crops around the region while the weather remains fine and dry.

Both Sausage and Mash valleys have now been ploughed allowing a fantastic opportunity to see how open and undulating the ground is around Ovillers and La Boisselle, a factor which prompted Alec Johnston to write in his War Diary on July 14th 1916 after 418 men died attacking Ovillers; “ some staff officers ought to be hung for this.” Harsh words from the last century: lest we forget their sacrifice.

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Ovillers Cemetery in late afternoon light yesterday on a cold but bright October day. http://t.co/oEoyZ5rT7t

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