Mr Truman October 2021
Our second year running staying at Fern Gully and, despite our trepidation’s of a return spoiling our first visit, it did not disappoint. The property is huge and would very comfortably fit the 8 it caters for, as there were only 4 of us we were never under each other’s feet. The games room is a great addition and of course there was no cheating at pool. The dogs were really happy with the very secure garden and even the early morning sheep drive down the lane didn’t seem to bother them. The cleanliness of such a big property is second to none which is no mean feat with so many rooms. The central location is perfect for exploring Devon and Cornwall with our favourites being Dartmouth Castle and the birthplace of King Arthur, Tintagel. Bude is only 30 minutes away and is a joy whatever the weather. Obviously the hot tub was put to great use following our travels and what can be better than sitting in it with a cold beer gazing up at the stars and arguing over whether it’s the plough or the Big Dipper or the frying pan. Only one word of warning, a lot of the roads are single tracks and are used by many farm vehicles, be cautious and be prepared to wait. We also got a puncture on the track into Fern Gully so make sure you’re armed with a spare and your breakdown number. Looking forward to returning
Mrs SKIDMORE July 2021
Kitchen was very well stocked with everything you needed. Lovely to find scones cream, biscuits and apple juice on table for when we arrived. Granchildren loved every minute, they loved going and playing across in the barn. Would book again.
Mrs Francis June 2021
The cottage exceeded all our expectations. All the rooms were a fantastic size and beautifully equipped for our ever need. The kitchen is huge with everything you need. The games room was great and really added to our holiday as did the hot tub with its wonderful views. The photos don’t do it justice. The bedrooms are much bigger than they look.
Mrs Fallows June 2021
We had a great week at this well appointed cottage. Extremely clean and very well equipped. Dog friendly with fully enclosed garden. Great location to explore beaches, lakes and Dartmoor. We made use of the hot tub after long days walking, impressive views from the garden. Cottage was huge with plenty of space for everyone. The pool table is a great idea and was used everyday. Will definitely return to this cottage.
Mrs Mott June 2021
Simply and amazing holiday home with enough space for everyone. We loved it!
Ms Pearce May 2021
A very spacious, light and child and dog friendly house in a lovely rural setting.
Mr Horridge April 2021
Great place for family and friends to stay a quiet and peaceful holiday. Everything you need .
Miss Bendon October 2020
Fern Gully had everything you could want in a holiday home. The owners were also great and on hand to help if needed. We had a great stay, thank you.
Reply from Classic Cottages
It is great to read that Fern Gully had everything that you wanted in a holiday home. The owners will be thrilled that you felt so well looked after. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Sarah Customer Support
Mr Truman September 2020
Fern Gully more than meets the previous excellent reviews. The property is huge and so clean. It is the perfect base to explore Devon and Cornwall. The garden is fully enclosed so we were happy for our dogs to wander around. To top it off the hot tub was always waiting for us following whatever adventure we had been on that day. Looking forward to returning.
Mrs Hughes August 2020
Lovely views from the cottage and good space, the dinning room was a bit of a redundant space as we used the kitchen so could have been put to better use as a games room or similar
Mr Rowe August 2020
We had a lovely holiday in a fantastic setting. The Kitchen had all the equipment you could need for a self catering break The property had a lovely view of the countryside and despite lightening flashes we were able to lie down outside and watch the meteor shower. It was also great to be able to go for a short drive and then be able to go for a walk on Dartmoor.
We were very pleased that Fern Gully provided a very detailed list of equipment and provisions supplied. The detail about eg toilet rolls, towels, bbq coals made packing to go on holiday so much easier.
It was very nice that when we had a power cut the owners came around to check that everything was alright. Also due to covid, the owners were very careful when they came around to check on the hot tub.
Mrs Reeves August 2020
The cottage was immaculately clean when we arrived which made us feel very safe. The owners, who live close by, are extremely helpful but from a safe distance and leave you to enjoy your holiday. The cottage is in a beautiful location and is perfectly laid out for 2 families, the hot tub is a real bonus! Thank you for a lovely stay, we will definitely be returning.
Mrs Whenray-Hughes December 2019
Great space for a get together!
Mrs Roberts October 2019
Highly recommend this lovely spacious cottage, ideal for two families. Very peaceful, super views, great secure garden for the dogs, it was well equipped and we made good use of the fabulous hot tub! The owners were very friendly and accommodating, thank you for the wonderful homemade scones on our arrival, and the doggy treats! We wouldn’t hesitate to return to this homely cottage.
Dr Bazalgette August 2019
Peace and quiet, nice helpful hosts, hot tub, helpful info, lots of space.
Mr Caulfield August 2019
Fern Gully was absolutely immaculate and more than exceeded our expectations. Very well located for Bude, Polzeath, Padstow and Crackington Haven. The cottage was beautiful with so much equipment and had everything you could possibly need and much more. The hot tub was well used by the children at the end of the day. It was extremely spacious and well laid out. There was a huge selection of games, books and dvds. I would recommend this cottage as very good value with lovely hosts.
Ms Winn July 2019
Property is well looked after and really clean with lovely finishing touches. It felt like the house was cared for rather than just maintained.
Mrs Stevens May 2019
We recently stayed at fern gully, its a beautiful house and the hot tub is an added bonus for a relaxing evening. The owners are very welcoming with delicious homemade scones laid out on arrival and on hand if you need help with anything. We definately recommend staying here and can't wait to go back and would recommend to friends. Thanks Caroline and Bill for such a lovely holiday.
Mr Gray May 2019
My partner and I had a lovely stay at Fern Gully. The cottage was immaculate and in a beautiful spot. Very friendly welcome from the family who run it. Hot tub is in a private sun trap and was maintained well. Grounds are all closed in perfect for dogs.
Mrs Woolley April 2019
Everything about the cottage lived up to our expectations. The owners were incredibly helpful, and we knew they would be on hand if we had any problems, which we didn’t! Lovely welcome tray of treats on the table when we arrived, which were much appreciated
Mrs May September 2018
We spent a very nice holiday in pure nature. The cottage is very spacious and comfortable. The property is completely fenced and therefore perfect for a holiday with a dog! A big thank you again to Caroline and Bill for the lovely welcome and the delicious scones with all that's included-just delicious! You are very friendly and helpful hosts. We wish you all the best and many great steeds!
Mr Gilmartin August 2018
I booked Fern Gully Cottage and Twitcher's Itch (4173 together for a family holiday of 12 people of ages rangeing from 3 to 64, there was something for everybody, country walks, wildlife and with easy to reach beautiful beaches and activities. On arrival we were welcomed with a cream tea and cakes for the children, The best scones I have ever tasted. We all had a great time. Bill and Caroline were fantastic hosts and very approachable, would of loved to of stayed longer.
Mrs Woodcock August 2018
A well appointed cottage maintained to a high standard with a lovely modern interior a credit to their owners Bill and Caroline. The home made welcome Cream Tea, fresh flowers and treats for the dogs were a lovely touch. The location was rural but perfect for a relaxing holiday and the hot tub was a great additional. The garden was fully enclosed and the dogs enjoyed the open space. We would recommend this property and definitely plan on returning.
Dr Bright August 2018
Lovely cottage, large, spacious and comfortable. Warm welcome from the hosts. Cream tea on arrival was a nice touch.
Mrs Batchelor July 2018
We had a fantastic break in this delightful Devon idyll. With delicious home baked goodies on arrival, it was the perfect antidote to our hectic work lives. It was also a great base for exploring Devon and north Cornwall, where we all enjoyed surf lessons and visiting the beautiful villages, before heading back to the spacious cottage for a relaxing evening watching the sun set from the hot tub. I highly recommend booking Fern Gully and will be back!
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