Welcome to no.56
Your oasis on the Somme
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 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.
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 and winner of the prestigious Excellence Award in 2017.
"On behalf of the “Weatherall Boys” I wish to express our sincere gratitude for what a great time we shared with you both, during our stay at Number 56 this past week. A true home away from home on the Somme.
Your hospitality was tops and company excellent. What else could three “Colonial Boys” want more, than to feel totally at home so far away from our families.
The “galley” prepared and served quality home cooked meals, breakfasts were a delight and then dinner we shared with you last Thursday evening was superb.
Thank you both for making our journey of remembrance to the battlefields of ole, one I’m sure my sons will never forget.
Dennis (Old Sea Dog), Darryn & Jarrod Weatherall"
31st May 2018
Capricious May. Oh how changeable this month has been. Record May temperatures, torrential rain, a week of storms and then to end the month blue skies and perfect exploring weather, but another storm brewing. Nothing has deterred us or our trusty guests who are now seeing the landscape in all its late Spring glory. On Monday night we had the most amazing electrical storm right over us with lashing wind and rain. The lightning lit up the sky for about 2 hours. Luckily no damage at No.fifty6 but some roads have seen mud rivers and Grevillers Military Cemetery, Mesnil Communal Extension Cemetery and Bouchoir Cemetery have had some flood damage which the CWGC will soon put right.
This month there has been plenty to keep us busy with even a spot in the recording studio for David…