Fern Cottage is now CLOSED

To past guests and friends: Pete and I have now retired to look after my Mum.  We have so enjoyed meeting all of our guests at Fern Cottage over the past 16 years.  We would like to thank everyone who has supported us with their repeat business.  We have made so many friends and have loved getting to know you all and your families. A big thank you to all our suppliers both past and up to the present. 

Best wishes

Sue James


15 Minutes from the centres of Bath and Bristol

Pretty Fern Cottage is a 4 Star GOLD Multi-Award Winning Bed and Breakfast surrounded by beautiful countryside nestling in a designated conservation area between Bath and Bristol within a 2 acre smallholding with panoramic 180o views from the rooms, garden and wildlife field.  
We are situated  just outside the quiet rural village of Pucklechurch, with the added benefit of being an easy 15 minute drive from the centres of both Bath and Bristol. Lansdown Park and Ride into Bath is conveniently only a short journey from Fern Cottage.  The Bristol Park and Ride is also easily accessible.  

Bristol Metrobus

The new Bristol Metrobus has now opened and is just 1 mile away from Fern Cottage. You can use the Lyde Green Park and Ride area to park. The Metrobus starts at Emersons Green and then crosses the road to the Lyde Green Park and Ride area. It runs every 20 minutes and goes straight into Bristol to the Cabot Circus Shopping Centre and then on to Bristol City Centre (the Harbourside).

Here's the link to the website.  https://travelwest.info/metrobus. You need to purchase the ticket (when the fee applies after 9th June) at the bus stop, this is to save time when people board the bus.  If you have a bus pass you can use it on this bus as well as all the other bus services.


Since starting our Bed and Breakfast in 2003 we have received over 20 Awards for our food, service and hospitality, the latest one being from Enjoy England the prestigious 4 Star GOLD in March 2018.  The GOLD Award is presented for exceptional quality of accommodation, customer service and hospitality.  
We have also received the “Highly Commended” Award at the National EnjoyEngland Excellence Awards, as well as the prestigious ROSE Award from EnjoyEngland for Recognition of Service Excellence in 2016 


We are passionate about everything we do at Fern Cottage, whether it’s customer service, hospitality or the delicious organic, free range, local, homemade food we prepare on our unique and extensive breakfast menu.  
Our breakfast menu was complimented on by top Chefs Gary Rhodes and Michael Caines on the UKTV programme Local Food Heroes, on which Sue was among the five finalists for the whole of the South West - watch the video of Sue cooking on the show.

Cream Teas

Guests' arriving at 4pm are greeted with complimentary delicious home made scones, home made jam and clotted cream, with a pot of tea or coffee.


All of the 3 rooms are on the ground floor, one room is double bedded and two rooms have king size beds.  All rooms have their own beautiful en-suites with large showers, heated towel rail and luxury Cole and Lewis toiletries.  They all have their own separate entrance door, so guests can come and go as they please.  All rooms enjoy panoramic countryside views. 

Local Attractions

For those wishing to enjoy a leisurely break, Fern Cottage is in an ideal base from which to explore the World Heritage City of Bath, the vibrant Maritime City of Bristol, Lacock, Castle Combe (which is said to be England’s prettiest village) Tyntesfield, Dyrham Park, Longleat Stonehenge, Cheddar and the Cotswolds.
If you’re a member of the National Trust, then don’t forget to visit Tyntesfield which is only 35 minutes drive from us, Dyrham Park is only 1 ½ miles away.  


Bring your own bikes and experience the Bristol/Bath Cycle Path or go from here to the prettiest village in England - Castle Combe or cycle into Bath/Bristol for the day. If you haven't got bikes, why not hire one from Webbs of Warmley  The Bristol/Bath Cycle Path goes right past the front of Fern Cottage.  

Wi fi 

Wifi is available from the guest's dining room, which is open from 7.00 am until 10.00 pm daily.  


If you would like to find out more please do not hesitate to call/email or book online. Please let us know of any dietary or access requirements at the time of booking.  We can usually cater for vegetarians or allergies with advance notice.  
Our web site is quite extensive and hopefully you will find it of interest when making your decision about where to stay for that special break away. Sue and Pete look forward to welcoming you to Fern Cottage! 

Sue cooking for chef Michael Caines OBE and Gary Rhodes

Fern Cottage was one of 5 companies from the whole of the South West to have reached Finalists in the UKTV Food Local Food Hero programme and the only Bed and Breakfast business to have ever been included in the competiton.  We had the excitement of Michael Caines OBE and film crew, spend 6 1/2 hours with us filming Sue cooking.  We then went to Plymouth and cooked our Baked Egg and Heavenly Devilled Pigs Kidneys on Hot Buttered Toast Specials for Gary Rhodes. See the video below. This prestigious award pays tribute to people like us who go that extra mile to bring fantastic local food to your shopping bags, homes, pubs, bed and breakfast and restaurant tables.

Ruth Watson mean business!!

We were contacted by the Ruth Watson programme "Ruth Watson Means Business!!" to see if we would like to be exemplars of how it should be done as they were filming a Tea Room in Bradford on Avon who had received critical reviews on TripAdvisor about various topics, from the quality of their scones, using plastic tablecloths and paper serviettes etc.  During filming the couple from the tea rooms tasted my home made scones, home made jam and local organic Jersey clotted cream.

Distance 15 mins
In the area
Visit England Rose Award 2016 Visit England award for excellence 2013 Enjoy England award for excellence 2008 4 star farmhouse accommodation Enjoy England Gold award Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Fern Cottage now Closed

Fern Cottage Bed & Breakfast is now closed