My partner and I found Fern Cottage whilst looking for accommodation for my parents for their trip to Bath. I read the breakfast menu [--] out loud and our booking was made very shortly afterwards.
On arrival (late as we travelled a distance) Sue took the time to introduce us to the full Fern Cottage experience. Our room (Lavender) was beautifully clean, warm, well furnished and kitted out and little touches had been added such as the binoculars to watch the wildlife in the fields beyond, dressing gowns, an umbrella to borrow and wine glasses to relax with our own tipple after the journey. It was separate from the main building and so we felt we had a private haven.
A lot of care and attention is spent on every small detail and this is how the magic happens, a list is left in the room for you to pick your breakfast for the next morning, down the the smallest detail i.e. whether you'd like butter, spread, jam or nothing with the toast you have chosen. When you go to breakfast your own table is allocated and set just for you making your stay more individual and personal.
In my opinion Sue and Pete have found the perfect balance of being attentive and caring but not overbearing. It felt like coming home after our day of touristy stuff in Bath. All aspects of our stay were made simple by Sue and Pete with suggestions such as recommendations for places to visit or to eat, supported by a comprehensive folder in our room with menu's and maps and price guides for places to dine, places to visit and ways to get to things like the park and ride.
We mentioned one morning that we were going to the Thermae Spa in Bath and Sue offered us discounted tickets and also to rent the dressing gown, slippers and bath towel that we would need from them at a reduced rate. Within ten minutes we each had a sports bag to take with us which we could carry our own items in. Genius.
Last but not least we HAVE to include the breakfasts. We are fans of locally sourced, homegrown food. We were not disappointed. Sue is a seriously good cook. My partner loved the devilled pigs kidneys in particular and we took some chicken eggs home with us to enjoy after our visit.
As you can probably tell I am still brimming with happiness after our trip. I hope you are able to enjoy a stay at Fern Cottage too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- National Award Winning Fern Cottage Bed and Breakfast is set in 2 acres of delightful gardens within a designated conservation area - 15 minutes from the City of Bath and the vibrant Maritime City of Bristol. We are very proud to have been re-graded by EnjoyEngland and received a 4 STAR GOLD Award in March 2016. The GOLD Award is presented for exceptional quality of accommodation, customer service, food and hospitality. We have also received the Highly Commended Award for Bed and Breakfast of the Year from VisitEngland after attending the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013 in Manchester on 20th May. We are very proud to be in the top 5 bed and breakfast businesses in England. We have now received 20 Awards for customer service, hospitality and our home made, home grown and local food. We have cooked for Gary Rhodes and Michael Caines in the UKTV Local Food Hero and received Finalist for the whole of the South West. We are also the only Bed and Breakfast in this area to have received a GOLD Award for Green Tourism for the 7th year running. Three rooms are in our beautifully converted stable block with panoramic views overlooking fields and the fourth room is situated at the rear of the cottage overlooking the rear garden. All rooms have their own entrances, so guests can come and go as they please. We have put together a unique breakfast menu using only local, home made and home grown produce. Baked eggs, devilled kidneys on hot buttered toast, local naturally smoked haddock with home made potato cakes, fresh herb omelette using our own delicious eggs from our hens and of course our own South West full English breakfast, using locally produced maple cured bacon specially prepared for us, old English sausages, potato cakes with home grown chives, a taster portion of devilled kidneys, grilled local tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fern Cottage Bed & Breakfast Pucklechurch, England