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.



"To anyone going to the Somme I can assure you that you will not find anywhere better. No. 56 is heaven in a place that was once hell."

- Jim Harker

What our guests say

30th June 2014

As this newsletter is published we will be taking part in the 1st July commemorations at Lochnagar Crater – beginning with a maroon being fired at 7.28am and a lone piper coming out of the mist as whistles blow…a time for remembrance and reflection of those events 98 years ago.

We will report on the commemorations in next month’s newsletter.

We have had a wonderful month here at no.fifty6 . We have had some lovely weather (as well as some heavy showers). The poppies are out and the birds are singing. Most of all, we continue to be blessed with some wonderful guests who we have had the privilege of getting to know over the month.

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