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Number 56 Bed and Breakfast

56 route de Bapaume, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle France
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No.Fifty6 is a charming bed and breakfast in the historic village of La Boisselle in the heart of the Somme. Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of The Somme, Ovillers Military Cemetery, the 34th Division Memorial and Lochnagar Crater can all be viewed from No.Fifty6. The house sits on what was The German Front Line with views across Mash Valley where events unfolded with dramatic consequences on 1st July 1916. David and Julie assure you a warm welcome in comfortable, well appointed accommodation and look forward to sharing their knowledge of this truly historic area and the events of 1916. No.Fifty6 has 5 tastefully themed bedrooms, all ensuite, tea and coffee making facilities and guest wifi in each room. Breakfast as healthy and hearty as you like is included in your stay. Delicious dinners in a convivial atmosphere are an option many guests enjoy. There is plenty of parking in our private courtyard. No.Fifty6 really is your Oasis on The Somme. We look forward to welcoming you!
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local wrote a review Dec 2020
Leicestershire, United Kingdom4 contributions
I found David & Julie to be the perfect hosts and their knowledge of the area was extensive and very interesting. They were so welcoming and made me feel completely at home, with many conversations on a wide range on subjects. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Rooms were very comfortable and the food was excellent. I would certainly stay with them again. Rob, Whtiwick.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Julie Thomson, Owner at Number 56 Bed and Breakfast
Responded 27 Dec 2020
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to leave a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here, we enjoyed having you to stay and the varied conversations. Thank you for the books and things you left for us too. We hope it is not too long before we see you again. With kind regards. Julie & David.
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AngusWBA wrote a review Feb 2020
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom42 contributions64 helpful votes
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My wife and I, along with my cousin Lisa and husband Matthew, travelled to France in Feb 20 to pay our respects to our Great Grandfather. Lisa made enquiries regarding our planned stay with David and Julie, who communicated back to her with several extremely helpful emails.... From the content of the emails, along with all the amazing reviews our decision was made. David and Julie are two of the nicest hosts you will ever get the pleasure of staying with... It was literally like staying with family, only with unbelievable knowledge of the Somme Battlefields. Our Great Grandfather Sergent Joseph Henry Young is laid to rest in the local Ovillers Military Cemetery and our room provided wonderful views across the battlefields of La Boisselle to Ovillers Cemetery. David's research and subsequent knowledge of Joseph was impeccable and he delivered this information to us with such passion. This made our experience so special, to the point we felt like we had gained a connection wth our Great Grandfather after learning so much about his time in Ovillers-La-Boisselle.... Fantastic Food, lovely comfortable rooms and Excellent hosts, I can only but strongly recommend Number Fifty 6 to anyone wishing to experience their own personal history of the Somme, or indeed pay their respects for all our Hero's from 'The Great War'.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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mjrennie wrote a review Sep 2020
Coventry118 contributions39 helpful votes
Our 3rd consecutive summer at this hotel, which in itself is the biggest compliment any visitor can pay their hosts. There is an enduring charm about this fabulous hotel and, as I always say, the location is prime for The Somme and all the amazing history of this place. Julie and Dave, the proprietors, are the best in the business, bar none.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Jennifer C wrote a review Aug 2020
Carshalton, United Kingdom4 contributions6 helpful votes
Our fourth visit to this fantastic B&B. The position of this wonderful B&B is perfect. Julie and David are amazing hosts, really welcoming. So knowledgeable about the Somme. Food is excellent, rooms are really lovely, we wouldn't stay anywhere else visiting the Somme. With the current COVID situation, felt completely safe staying there. Well worth two weeks quarantine when we returned to the UK!!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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mjrennie wrote a review Jun 2020
Coventry118 contributions39 helpful votes
Visited for a couple of nights in October 2019, the second year in a row we have done this and for me a fourth visit. The Somme looks very different in cold weather, but is still utterly compelling, obviously. Dave hosted us this time and was as always a top bloke and great company. Breakfasts here are out of this world.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Number 56 Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Number 56 Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (3.3 miles), Thiepval Memorial (2.0 miles), and Lochnagar Crater (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Number 56 Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Number 56 Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Number 56 Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Number 56 Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Auberge de la Vallee d'Ancre, Hotel Restaurant de la Basilique, and La Taverne Du Cochon Salé.
Is Number 56 Bed and Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Ovillers-la-Boisselle.
Are there any historical sites close to Number 56 Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (3.3 miles), Lochnagar Crater (0.3 miles), and Tank Corps Memorial (1.8 miles).