Fern Cottage Bed & Breakfast - B&B

Fern Cottage B&B

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'Stay in our period cottage on the village green with it’s brook and resident ducks at the heart of the National Forest ..'

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Enjoy delicious breakfasts with plenty of choice including local and organic produce and home made preserves. 

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 We have 2 rooms which are both well appointed with very comfy beds (one being a water/mud bed), ensuite or private bathroom, hospitality tray, TV with freeview, CD/DVD, hairdryer & free wireless internet access.

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The Green Bedroom


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The Blue Bedroom

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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.


Bed & Breakfast from £30.00 per person per night. 

Weekend double/twin rooms are normally £65 for two people inclusive of breakfast.  Single occupancy rooms from £37.50 per night.  During our busy periods and sometimes for single nights our rates can be higher.

Quality in Tourism 4 Star Rated

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Fern Cottage  Mill Street  Coton in the Elms

Swadlincote  Derbyshire  DE12 8ES

Telephone 01283-763306   Mobile 07836-586300

Email heather@ferncottagebb.co.uk



More about our Breakfasts


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, 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 cream and 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 items.


You can eat as little or as much as you like & we can cater for early or late leisurely breakfasts to suit, if you fancy breakfast at 5am or 10am that's fine ..  For people in a hurry, please enquire about our pre-ordered breakfasts so you can get away quickly in the morning.

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More about our Rooms  

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 just see the village green. This room has a good size separate bathroom next door (with bath & shower) for your sole use. It's 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, treats and fresh milk (no plastic cartons here!).

Approximate Distances

Alton Towers - 30 miles (45 mins)

Ashby de la Zouch - 8 miles

Barton Under Needwood - 4 miles
Birmingham Airport - 25 miles (30 mins)

Bretby Conference Centre - 7 miles

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 Memorial 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) 


We have a reliable taxi driver who lives opposite should you need one, please call Steve on 01283-761167. Please mention Fern Cottage for preferential treatment!

  Bookings and cancellations

All bookings require a deposit of 50% of the total cost of the stay, which is non-refundable in the event of a cancellation.

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Fern Cottage  Mill Street  Coton in the Elms  Swadlincote  Derbyshire  DE12 8ES