Fern Cottage Bed and Breakfast

01179 374966
188 Shortwood Hill
Nr Bath
BS16 9PG
You will receive a warm and friendly welcome from Sue and Pete at Fern Cottage National Award Winning Bed and Breakfast set in 2 acres gardens in the designated conservation area between Bath and Bristol - yet only 15 minutes from the City of Bath. Our passion is good food and guests can enjoy an exceptional quality breakfast, using local, home grown, home made and organic produce.

We have been graded by EnjoyEngland and received a 4 STAR with a top SILVER Award for our exceptional service, hospitality and food.


We are extremely proud to announce that we are in the top 5 bed and breakfasts in the UK and received Highly Commended from Visit England in the Bed & Breakfast of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013.

We have received over 20 Awards for our food, service and hospitality. 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. For more information on the 20 Awards for hospitality, food and service we have received including the link to our You-Tube video of Sue cooking for Gary Rhodes and Michael Caines on the UKTV Local Food Hero, please go to our web site www.ferncottagebedandbreakfast.co.uk

We are also the only Bed and Breakfast in this area to have received a GOLD Award for Green Tourism for the 8th year running. We also received a SILVER for the whole of England from Enjoy England for Sustainable Tourism.

One of our other awards we were very proud to receive was SILVER in the Taste of the South West from South West Tourism Excellence in Tourism Awards, coming only 2nd to Jamie Oliver's Fifteen in Cornwall who were given the GOLD Award in the same category as ourselves!


We have four double bedrooms with en-suites (two with king size beds and two with double beds), all with panoramic countryside views located at ground floor level with their own entrance doors, so guests can come and go as they please once checked in. Three rooms are in the stable block overlooking the wildlife field and the fourth room is situated at the rear of the cottage. Our beautiful accommodation reflects the high standard of quality, attention to detail and offers affordable luxury which is complemented by excellent food and service. Guests arriving at 4pm are offered a complimentary home made cream tea on arrival.


We have put together an amazing and unique breakfast menu using only local, home made and home grown produce. Sue's home made granola, home made date and banana yogurt, fresh fruit salad, 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, local old English sausages, potato cakes with home grown chives, a taster portion of devilled kidneys, grilled local tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms. See our web site for more information on our breakfast menu.

We're in an ideal place to see the many local attractions such as Bath, Bristol, Lacock, Castle Combe, Tyntesfield, Dyrham Park, Longleat, Stonehenge, Slimbridge, the Cotswolds and Cheddar.

Guests can relax in our hot tub in the comfort of our summerhouse, overlooking fields, available from end March to end October at a small charge. We also offer guests Thermae Spa tickets with a 10% discount.

CONTACT AND TARIFF DETAILS 2014 : All Rooms are with en-suites - 2 rooms have King size beds Prices are per room per night for 2 people, including our Award Winning breakfast – sorry we don't have any family accommodation or twin bedded rooms)

CHAMOMILE ROOM: Ideally suited to guests staying 3 nights or more £85.00 per night or 3 night price £245.00 King size Half Tester Bed with separate seating area

LAVENDER AND ROSEMARY ROOM: £80.00 per night or 3 night price of £230.00 (2 people incl. our Award Winning breakfast)

The Rosemary Room has a King size bed, with ensuite and a 4' shower, small conservatory/porch.

The Lavender Room has a small seating area that is separate from the bedroom and a standard double bed.

BERGAMOT ROOM: £78.00 per night or 3 night price of £225.00 (2 people incl. our Award Winning breakfast)

The Bergamot Room is a double bedroom with en-suite and a standard double bed. It is in the middle of the stable block and is the smaller of the 4 rooms.

Please see our website for photographs of rooms and facilities in each room.

Sue and Pete