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Number 56 Bed and Breakfast

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56 Route de Bapaume, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France (Formerly Mash Valley)
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the moment we arrived we knew we had made the right choice. A visit to the Somme with my mother and sister was always going to be emotional as we planned to visit the battlefields that my grandfather walked. Julie and David's passion for both people and history was evident from the moment we arrived. We chatted over a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having read other reviews on Tripadvisor and the Flanders Fields website we chose Number 56 and we were not disappointed. In our search for a relative buried in rural Thiepval it was a perfect location, just a few minutes drive away. More than that David & Julie were such welcoming hosts, treating us with a drink on our arrival. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived, David & Julie made us feel very welcome. We sat with them for over an hour whilst they offered us tea/coffee & beer and welcomed us into their home. They seemed very interested in our visit and why we were there and gave us more information about the history of the area than we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Two nights at Number fifty6 was long enough to get a taster of how much I really didn't know about the Somme - but in the hands of experts it was brought vividly to life. I was really touched by David and Julie's personal interest in our family's story, and the effort they'd put in beforehand to research based on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Really. If you want to learn more about what happened on The Somme - there is no better place to stay. Why ? No 56 is run by David and Julie - two fabulous hosts - and is in a great location - right where you want to be. The beds (and bathrooms) are clean and comfortable. The breakfasts are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

many thanks to julie and david for another lovely stay.....besides the obvious location of the b&b and the knowledge of the hosts we believe their biggest assets are warmth and hospitality......until next year!!!! Danny and Wendy, Farnborough,Hampshire

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

David & Julie are wonderful hosts. I am a solo visitor and so I relish the sociable atmosphere involving both the hosts and other guests. As most people are there for some Great War related reason, this sociability works really well. You can eat very well indeed with Julie & David or else go to the quite basic but authentic... More 

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Bletchley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

From the first contact with David and Julie, it was obvious that they are passionate about making sure that everyone who stays at No 56 has a great time. The warmth of the greeting was genuine and we were made to feel at home immediately. The food was excellent and exceptional value for money, Julie is a very good cook.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

What an absolutely fantastic weekend. Julie and David treated us all like family from the moment we arrived, and the hospitality we were offered was superb. The meal we had with them was better than restaurant standrad (and much, much better value), the rooms are excellent, and the whole ambience of the place is unique. David's tour of the Somme... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My husband and I have just spent two nights at ‘Number 56’ and we were so VERY impressed with the great hospitality that Julie and David offered us there. The very warm welcome at the door was just the beginning of the VERY best of hospitality. We were thoroughly spoilt! If you read down the 100% ‘Excellent’ Tripadvisor reviews for... More 

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