Accessibility Statement

The following items are available for guests - please ask Sue or Pete if you require the use of any of them. 
  • Reading glasses
  • Touch lamps in the Rosemary Room
  • Easy to read safety notices in the Rosemary Room
  • Magnifying sheets
  • Long handled shoe horn
  • Block coloured crockery
  • One colour glasses
  • Large print menu
  • Teletext on televisions
  • Non-slip bath mats for use in the shower
  • Hot water bottle
  • Shower seat
  • Toilet frame
  • Block colour waste bin

We aim to cater for the needs of all visitors in our 4 bedroom bed and breakfast. The guest accommodation is separate from the main house, having 3 double bedrooms with en-suites in the stable block and 1 double bedroom at the rear of the house with its own separate entrance. The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help.

Pre-Arrival 
  • There is a bus stop about 300 yards from our front gate and there is a country bus service which runs approximately every hour to Bristol, with a restricted service on a Sunday.
  • There is no direct bus into Bath from outside of our house. 
  • The Lansdowne Park and Ride into Bath is 10 minutes away by car.  The bus takes about 10 minutes to get into Bath and drops you in the very centre of Bath.  A return fare is £2.00 each at the time of writing.
  • The Bristol Parkway train station is 20 minutes away by car. 
  • There is a local taxi service that has accessible taxis if required, we can make a booking for you.
  • Brochures and menus can be provided in large print by prior arrangement
  • We have a website
  • You can contact us via phone or email (details below)
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities 
  • On arrival to the property there is an entrance gate, these are open 24 hours when the B&B is operating.
  • No marked parking bays but there is ample room for all cars.
  • The driveway surface is level, flat and made of Cotswold stone pebbles, however there is a cobblestone footpath which covers the length of the stable block accommodation to the driveway.  The Rosemary Room at the rear of the property is accessed by flag stones and then a small length of Cotswold stone pebble pathway.
  • We can assist guests with luggage
  • The village is a few minutes drive from the Fern Cottage.  We don’t recommend walking into Pucklechurch as there are only narrow grass verges.
Main Entrance and Breakfast Room 
  • The main entrance is at the rear of the property.  The door to the rear lobby has two shallow steps, each 8 cm high.  The door has a grab handle either side of the door.
  • The rear entrance lobby door is open
  • The door is to the rear lobby is 79cm wide with a round wooden grab rail to the left
  • The door to the breakfast room is 78cm wide.
  • There is seating provided in the Breakfast Room
  • There is tiled flooring to the entrance lobby and the Breakfast Room is carpeted. 
Public Areas - General (Internal) 
  • Three of our bedrooms are in the stable block on the ground floor and have their own entrance doors.  One further bedroom is located at the rear of the house again with its own entrance door.
Public Areas - WC
  • Bedrooms are en suite but no public WC available
Breakfast Room
  • Breakfast is served in the Breakfast Room on the ground floor. 
  • The door to the rear lobby has two shallow steps, each 8 cm high.  The door has a grab handle either side of the door.
  • The rear entrance lobby door is open from 6.30 am weekdays, 7.00 am weekends and closed after 9.30 pm
  • The door is to the rear lobby is 79cm wide with a round metal grab rail to the left
  • The door to the breakfast room is 78cm wide.
  • There is seating provided in the Breakfast Room
  • There is tiled flooring to the entrance lobby.  The Breakfast Room is carpeted. 
  • Furniture is flexible and can be moved on request.
  • Tables have underspace of 60cm high by 136cm wide x 91cm across and height of 75cm (legs on each corner).  There are chairs with arms and without which can be moved to accommodate.
  • We have menus available in large print
  • A television is on at breakfast time unless requested otherwise
Laundry 
  • Not available
Shop 
  • A supermarket, chemist and other shops are 1 mile away by car.
Leisure Facilities 
  • There are leisure facilities in the area, reachable by car such as nature reserves, swimming pools, golf courses, cycle paths and the Cotswold Way.
Conference & Meeting Rooms, Banqueting, Clubs, Entertainment 
  • Not available
Bedrooms
  • Three of our bedrooms are in the stable block on the ground floor and have their own entrance doors.  One further bedroom is located at the rear of the house again with its own entrance doors.
Chamomile Room
  • From the ground to the doorway entrance step is 10cm 
  • The stable door (external) is 81cm wide opening inwards.  The en-suite door (inner) is 76cm wide opening into the en-suite.
  • This room has a double bed.
  • There is a 65cm route between bed and the wall one side.  70cm route from bed to dressing table.  90cm route from end of the bed to the chest of drawers.  The bed is moveable. 
  • Furniture is moveable on request
  • Beds are 54cm high but can be raised with blocks on request
  • Television with remote control, video, teletext and freeview.  Videos are available to guests free of charge.
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Two wicker chairs and one coffee table in the small seating area. 
  • All rooms are en-suite and are fitted with showers.  We do not have baths.
  • The bathroom has a tiled floor and the bedroom has a wooden laminate flooring with scatter rugs, which can be removed if requested.
Bergamot Room
  • From the ground to the doorway entrance step is 10cm
  • The stable door (external) is 81cm wide and opens inwards.  The en-suite door (inner) is 76cm wide opening into the en-suite.
  • This room has a double bed.
  • There is a 110cm route between bed and the wall one side.  54cm route from bed to the other side wall.  85cm route from end of the bed to the chest of drawers
  • Furniture is moveable on request
  • Beds are 54cm high but can be raised with blocks on request
  • Television with remote control, video, teletext and freeview.  Videos are available to guests free of charge
  • Radio alarm clock
  • There is one wicker chair in the bedroom
  • All rooms are en-suite and are fitted with showers.  We do not have baths.
  • The bathroom has a tiled floor and the bedroom has a wooden laminate flooring with scatter rugs, which can be removed if requested.
Lavender Room
  • From the ground to the doorway entrance step is 10cm  
  • The stable door (external) is 81cm wide opening inwards.  The en-suite door (inner) is 69cm wide opening into the en-suite.
  • This room has a double bed.
  • There is a 66cm route between bed and the wall one side.  60cm route from bed to dressing table.  65cm route from end of the bed to the chest of drawers.
  • Furniture is moveable on request
  • Beds are 54cm high but can be raised with blocks on request
  • Television with remote control, video, teletext and freeview.  Videos are available free of charge to guests.
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Two wicker chairs and one coffee table in the small seating area. 
  • All rooms are en-suite and are fitted with showers.  We do not have baths.
  • The bathroom has a tiled floor and the bedroom has a wooden laminate flooring with scatter rugs, which can be removed if requested.
Rosemary Room
  • There is a step of 13cm into French doors.  The width is 110cm opening outwards
  • This room has a double bed.
  • There is a 90cm route between bed and the wall one side.  40cm route from bed to dressing table.  90cm route from end of the bed to the chest of drawers
  • Furniture is moveable on request
  • This “sleigh” bed is 48cm high but can be raised with blocks on request
  • Television with remote control, video, teletext and freeview.  Videos are available to guests free of charge.
  • Radio alarm clock
  • One wicker chair is in the room
  • All rooms are en-suite and are fitted with showers.  We do not have baths.
  • The bathroom has a tiled floor and the bedroom has a wooden laminate flooring with scatter rugs, which can be removed if requested.
  • The shower cubicle has a step/edge of 28cm high. 
  • The shower is 4 foot wide (117cm x 72cm depth) and has a door opening of 54cm
  • A shower seat is available.
  • A toilet frame is available 
Grounds and Gardens
  • We have a large rear garden with seating with large lawned area and Cotswold pebble pathway.  Outside all the guest accommodation there are seats and tables.
  • We also have a wildlife field and pond with seating for guests’ use.
Additional Information 
  • Assistance dogs are welcomed. 
  • We have Wi Fi internet connection
  • Mobile phone reception is generally good
  • If you require more assistance for evacuating please notify us on arrival and we will ensure you are evacuated safely e.g. hearing impairment.
  • We are a no smoking building  - smoking is allowed in the garden away from the accommodation doorways.  A pot is provided for cigarette ends
  • We have a fridge in the breakfast room which can be used for medication (not available 24hours).
Contact Information 
  • Address: Fern Cottage, 188 Shortwood Hill, Pucklechurch, South Gloucestershire BS16 9PG 
  • Telephone: 0117 9374966 
  • Fax: None
  • Email: sueandpete@ferncottagebedandbreakfast.co.uk  
  • Website: www.ferncottagebedandbreakfast.co.uk
  • Hours of operation: Closed 22nd December- 2nd January. Hom telephone answered 8am-10.00pm 
We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve or if you have any comments please phone 0117 9374966 or email sueandpete@ferncottagebedandbreakfast.co.uk
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