Bed and Breakfast in Bath

Fern Cottage Bed&Breakfast
188 Shortwood Hill,
Pucklechurch (Near Bath)
South Gloucestershire
BS16 9PG

Telephone: +44 (0)117 9374966


"You are as welcome as the flowers in May"  - (Charles Macklin)

Fern Cottage dates back to 1750 and is set in two acres of conservation land, with extensive panoramic countryside views from all rooms. Only 15 minutes drive from the cities of Bristol and Bath, it is an ideal location for sightseeing around the South West, including Lacock, Castle Combe, Wells, Cheddar, Glastonbury, Dyrham Park, Tyntesfield, Tetbury, Longleat, Slimbridge, Stonehenge, the Cotswold Villages or a visit to the Thermae Bath Spa.  We also offer 10% discount on the Thermae Spa tickets.

The accommodation is all en-suite located at ground floor level.  Three rooms are situated in the stable block and one room at the rear of the house, all have their own entrance doors separate from the main house.  Two rooms have king size beds. All furnished to a high standard with Laura Ashley fabrics and luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets. 

As a registered smallholding, Fern Cottage Bed & Breakfast grows its own fruit and vegetables organically. The extensive breakfast menu (complimented by Gary Rhodes and Michael Caines MBE) uses organic, homemade, home-grown and locally-produced ingredients.  Go to our website link (above) to see the U Tube link showing Sue cooking for Gary Rhodes and Michael Caines in the UKTV Food Local Food Hero competition, where she was awarded Regional Finalist for the South West.

We feel extremely proud to have won 17 Awards for hospitality, food, our service and sustainability over the last 5 years and have recently been awarded “Bed & Breakfast of the Year 2010” from the Bristol Hospitality Awards and “Finalist” in the “Excellence in Tourism Awards” out of 6 counties and 300 entrants for 2010/2011. 
See our own website for more details.



Enjoy the beautiful views across fields and the twinkling lights. All rooms are doubles with en-suites and all have lovely views. There is seating outside all the rooms, in the wildlife field or in the garden.

CHAMOMILE ROOM                        LAVENDER ROOM

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If you are planning a weekend away sightseeing, it's ideally situated in a greenbelt/conservation area between the two cities of Bath and Bristol. The centre of Bath is just 15 minutes away by car or give your car a rest and take the nearby Lansdown Park and Ride bus service - its cheaper than parking in Bath. Relax in Bath’s Thermae Spa or visit some local attractions like Westonbirt Arboretum at Tetbury, Tyntesfield House, Dyrham Park, Bristol Harbourside, the SS Great Britain, the Cotswolds, Longleat, Cheddar, Salisbury, Stonehenge or the pretty villages of Lacock and Castle Combe. There's many more and we have plenty of brochures and information to help you get the best out of your stay with us.

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                                   View of Lansdown from our wildlife field          Here’s the “girls”.  Our free range chickens                                 

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    Decking area at the bottom of the garden               View of the rear garden                      


2012 Prices

Contact and Tariff Details 2012 PRICES: All Rooms are doubles with en-suites - 2 rooms have King size beds

Chamomile Room - ideally suited to guests staying 3 nights or more £83.00 per night or 3 night special price £240.00. King size Half Tester Bed with separate seating area (2 people incl our Award Winning breakfast)

Lavender and Rosemary Room £80.00 per night or 3 night special price of £230.00 (2 people including our Award Winning breakfast) (Rosemary Room has a King size bed)

Bergamot Room £78.00 per night or 3 night special price of £225.00 (2 people incl our Award Winning breakfast)


Payment is by cash, credit or debit card. Sorry, we no longer accept cheques. We charge £1.50 to pay by credit card. Debit cards have no charge. Commercial cards have a £2.00 charge.


We are a non-smoking establishment and request that for the safety and comfort of other guests, our non-smoking policy is strictly adhered to in all of the accommodation.


Sorry, we don't take children or pets (although we welcome access/hearing dogs).


Check in is from 4.00pm and departure by 10.00 am on the day of departure. To check availability and confirm booking, please telephone us on the numbers below:

Sue and Pete James
Fern Cottage
188 Shortwood Hill
South Gloucestershire
BS16 9PG
Telephone: +44 (0) 117 937 4966

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              Last updated Monday 2nd. April, 2012