No.fifty6

Your Oasis on The Somme

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TripAdvisor awards

This beautiful B&B which offers the services and features any small hotel would envy, 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 five 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. Delicious, locally sourced evening meals are an option - the best times are had around the No.fifty6 dining table discussing all sorts of things. All diets catered for, all food prepared and cooked with love. David and Julie are hosts without compare. It is what they love to do. 

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.

Need help with latest travel requirements due to Covid rules? - No problem we can help. We will facilitate anything to help you make your stay as smooth and hassle-free as possible. And of course we are a Covid compliant establishment. 

You won't find us on any hotel booking sites, Airbnb etc. as we prefer the personal approach from start to finish. It is one of the things that marks us apart. 

We are delighted to have been awarded Winner status in the Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice for 2 consecutive years, and winner of the prestigious Excellence Award in 5 consecutive years. It is why our guests come back again and again. 

 

 

"This was our third visit to the Somme battlefields and we would most definitely like to do a tour of some of the other places of interest in the area with David on our next trip if at all possible. Kristen and I are both very keen history enthusiasts and what was really great was his depth of knowledge and the easy manner in which he explained things without omitting any details at all.

Once again, our thanks and gratitude for a very memorable experience.

Kind regards,

Michael and Kristen Thomson"

- Michael and Kristen Thomson, South Africa

What our guests say

30th November 2021

November, November, where did you go? The month has past by here in a blur of activity. It has been a month of making new acquaintances and reconnecting with established ones ā€“ and we have loved every moment of having guests through our door. It has been a month of special events, remembrance and commemoration and we have been able to do what we love doing best ā€“ looking after people whilst they explore The Somme, or indeed while they work on The Somme.
So, what has inspired us this November?

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Thiepval before sunrise this morning. Workers already busy restoring the glory under powerful lights piercing the pā€¦ https://t.co/VjTUncrpAJ

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