Your Oasis on The Somme

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Welcome to no.56

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. 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.

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



"We would like to thank you for your fantastic hospitality and your ideas of where to visit and in depth knowledge of the area. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and it was nice to all eat together in the evening; we particularly enjoyed the witty banter and we can all say we have made friends. It was a memorable trip and we would love to return."

- Martyn Lee, Derbyshire

What our guests say

31st May 2020

After 60+ days of full, strict lockdown, there was a slight easing of lockdown here from 11th May. Since then we have been able to go out within 100km radius of our home, while maintaining social distancing. So this has meant we have been able to do what we love to do – going out and exploring the wonderful Somme, visiting cemeteries and memorials, being mesmerized by nature and paying respects to the fallen. That first day we took a simple picnic and went to a favourite spot of ours, up on the bank behind the red dragon at Mametz. Just us, nature and the boys who remain there. It was chilly with a bracing wind, but there was something life affirming about it. We walked across the valley to the outskirts of the wood and watched the wind create rhythmic waves in the barley growing in Death Valley. That was the start of several journeys out for us. Not a problem social distancing, just us and those who lie in these green fields of France.

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