Your Oasis on The Somme

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Welcome to no.56

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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.



"A very big thank you to you both. Such a great welcome and place to rest and chill out. Julie and David made our short stay a memory that will stay a long time. David went above the call of duty to help me track down my great uncle's movements in the Great War. Julie and Dave we will be back . All the best to you both . A personal touch right down to the hugs and good byes. Thank you so much. James and Paul from Derby, England, March 2014"

- James and Paul, March 2014

What our guests say

30th June 2018

Flaming June…which incidentally is the title of a painting by Sir Frederic Leighton which we have on our walls…It has been a month of warm temperatures, blue skies, breezes and the early promises of a good summer. Perfect for exploring. The farmers look worried about the current lack of rain and irrigation systems are currently popping across the goldening landscape...a far cry from last month’s “inondations”. The 1st July Somme commemorations are due to be the hottest for many a year. We will be at Lochnagar Crater at 07.28hrs on the 1st July to mark the 102nd anniversary of the start of The Battle of The Somme.
As always there has been plenty going on here at No.fifty6 with guests, activities and the odd curve ball to keep us on our toes (and we don’t mean the World Cup).

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This time of year The Somme sunsets are stunning. This was taken from No.fifty6 looking over Mash Valley. It was a…

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