Fern Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Within easy reach of A38, and M42 and convenient for Burton on Trent, Lichfield, Ashby de la Zouch, Tamworth, within 30 minutes of East Midlands and Birmingham airports. Nearby attractions include Catton Hall, Calke Abbey, Rosliston Forestry Centre, Conkers, National Arboretum, Drayton Manor Park, Mallory Park, NEC, Tamworth Snowdome, Castle Donington Race Track & Twycross Zoo. Also within easy reach are Alton Towers, Uttoxeter Races & Sudbury Hall (NT) Shugborough Hall, The Potteries at Stoke on Trent & Denby visitor centre, Cannock Chase & The Peak District.
We cook local outdoor reared pork sausages & dry-cured bacon from local butcher Peter Coates & Son of Alrewas. Our eggs are free-range, sourced locally from just outside the village, they are happy hens that are free to roam around outside - the yolks are a beautiful dark yellow colour and they taste divine! They can be boiled, poached, fried or scrambled with fresh chives. Put this with fresh tomatoes & field mushrooms, fried bread and other things from time to time (sometimes even the village duck eggs).
Apart from the traditional English items we serve fresh fruit salad, fresh grapefruits, organic milk, yoghurt, wholemeal bread, porridge with maple syrup, home made muesli, home made marmalade and preserves and quality cereals. We also serve fresh fruit-juice (no long-life stuff here!), cafetierre coffee, lots of different teas and seasonal produce often from our own garden such as fresh baked rhubarb, stewed fruits and other seasonal items.
You can eat as little or as much as you like & we can cater for early or late leisurely breakfasts to suit. For people in a hurry, please enquire about our pre-ordered breakfasts so you can get away quickly in the morning.
The Green room is complete with en-suite wet room and double water/mud bed. Don't worry the water-bed is not one of the old fashioned ones you slop about in, this one is one of the very latest & is much more firmer because they have baffles inside (which makes it more like mud than water ..). It is also heated & we can personally recommend it! This room looks out across the very pretty village green with its brook & where you can often see the ducks wondering around.
The Blue room is situated at the back of the house & overlooks the garden, you can also see the village green. This room has a good size separate bathroom (with bath & shower) for your sole use. It is a very quiet room equipped with a fantastically comfortable Dunlopillo bed with Latex mattress (anti-allergy type). This bed can be made up as a king size double or split into two singles (it has a clever zipped mattress to stop you falling through the middle).
Both rooms use top of the range Dorma Bedding, have antique furniture, comfortable chairs, a TV/DVD/CD player with Freeview, free WIFI and you have a hospitality tray including tea, coffee, hot chocolate, mineral water and fresh milk (no plastic cartons here!).
Approximate Distances from Fern Cottage
Alton Towers - 30 miles (45 mins)
Alrewas - 6 miles
Ashby de la Zouch - 8 miles
Barton Under Needwood - 4 miles
Birmingham Airport - 25 miles (30 mins)
Burton On Trent - 6 miles
Catton Hall - 4 miles
Castle Donington - 19 miles
Curborough Sprint Track - 9 miles
Drayton Manor Park - 10 miles
East Midlands Airport -20 miles (30 mins)
Lichfield - 10 miles
Mallory Park - 19 miles
National Arboretum - 4-5 miles
NEC - 25 miles (30 mins)
Rosliston Forestry Centre - 1 mile
Swadlincote - 4-5 miles
Tamworth - 8 miles
Twycross Zoo - 10 miles (15 mins)
Visit Britain 4 Star Rated
2010 - We've won a breakfast award too ..!
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This page was last updated: 21 March 2011