Fernlea Cottage Bed & Breakfast is a B&B set in the Cheshire countryside, just 4 miles south of Chester (7 miles from Chester city centre). We have a 4-star Enjoy England grading.
There is a spacious and attractive garden, which guests are welcome to use. The guest bedrooms in the bed and breakfast look out onto the gardens and across the fields. Guests have the use of a lounge, with French windows giving wonderful views of the Peckforton Hills and the surrounding countryside.
Breakfast is served in the dining room on the ground floor. It's a traditional full English breakfast, and everything is freshly cooked for you.
Woodpeckers are regular visitors. A patio directly outside the lounge makes a relaxing place to enjoy the afternoon sun, after a day spent exploring Cheshire. There is a good selection of guides and maps in the lounge for guests to use and borrow.
Tattenhall village is just a couple of miles down the road (turn right out of the gate). Tattenhall has a good selection of places to eat and shops. It's a pretty village, and is close to the Peckforton Hills and Beeston Castle.
As well as minimising our environmental impact on a day-to-day basis, we've carried out some larger-scale improvements at Fernlea Cottage B&B to help promote ecological and sustainable tourism:
We've installed a thermal panel to heat the water. Our roof now boasts photo-voltaic panels to generate electricity (these usually generate more electricity than we use, allowing us to export to the grid). We're developing a one acre wildflower meadow without using fertilisers or sprays and allowing grazing at selective times.
Our private lounge is heated by a wood-burning stove which provides space heating as well as hot water. We've put up numerous bird-boxes around the property to help the wild bird population, including a barn-owl box which has already been home to one family of barn owls!
Of course, there's always more that can be done, and we've always got some projects in the pipeline!
Rates: From £75 per room per night based on 2 people sharing.
From £50 per room per night based on single occupancy.
Children are welcome.
Sorry, no pets.
Wi-Fi internet access.
Off street parking.
4 Star Visit England.