Your Oasis on The Somme

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Welcome to no.56

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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.

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 6 consecutive years. It is why our guests come back again and again. 



"I must also say the day on the battlefield was fantastic, and for that a big thank you Dave. It was very emotional at times."

- Billy Daggatt, Lancashire, whose father served with the Lancashire Fusiliers 1914-18

What our guests say

31st May 2024

Although it has 31 days, May has seemed to pass in a flash.  The month blew in with rainy days and a chill in the air and though there have been sunny days it remains unsettled at month end with more than average rainfall and a couple of storms. Very unsettled. All the rain means the landscape is lush and full, green and healthy. The hedgerows are brimming with life and the grass grows thick and green. The winter brown coat has turned to Springy green. Full of life and vigour. The birds are nesting and the dawn chorus is a cacophony of natural sounds.  

There is a lovely feel to Spring on the Somme. The landscape is green and lush, the young barley and wheat tremble in the breezes creating a shimmering sea of green that entices you in to explore more. And explore is what our guests have been doing. Even the rain hasn’t dampened anyone’s enthusiasm.

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