Bed and Breakfast at The Ferns, St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Bed and breakfast in
our family home

The Ferns was built in the early 18th century and was originally a farmhouse. It is in what has become a residential area, about half a mile from the centre of St Neots. It has a tranquil and charming cottage garden and it is 'listed' as a historic house. The house has many quaint and historic features. It is still a family home but we have two rooms that we let to B&B guests. It is not a guest house or hotel: we offer a more personal hospitality in our home.

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 We will give you a warm and personal welcome
'The Apple Room'

This room is on  the ground floor and overlooks the garden but it is very private. It has a double bed, a comfortable seating area  with TV and its own private en suite shower room. It is centrally heated. The cost is £56 double or £30 single, inclusive of breakfast. It is called the Apple Room because it was once, long ago, a store for apples and other produce. We completely modernised it some years ago but it still has some old beams and the original terracotta tiles on the floor.

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'The Guest Room'

This room is on the first floor overlooking the garden and has a double bed, a single bed and a seating area with TV. It has its own wash-basin and shares the family bathroom. It is centrally heated. The cost is £50 double, £27 single, inclusive of breakfast.

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The Ferns is a private family home
We are not a hotel but a family that offers hospitality. The cost is inclusive of a full cooked breakfast but of course we will try and meet any special wishes you have. We welcome you with tea or coffee and home-made cakes (at no extra charge). If the weather is good, why not take tea in the garden? If it is less warm outside, the house is cozy and warm. There is a folding bed that can be put up in either room; please phone to ask us about how best to accomodate children or teenagers. There is ample off-street parking in the drive. We do not provide an evening meal but there is a good selection of resturants and pubs that serve meals within walking distance.

We cannot accept payment by credit card or debit card. Cash or cheque with guarantee card is acceptable.

Mrs Eileen Raggatt,
The Ferns, Berkley Street, Eynesbury, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 2NE, UK
telephone 01480 213884 (from outside UK +44 1480 213884)

We also have a self-catering holiday cottage in Norfolk that we let Link to Hobby Cottage
Peter, Eileen's husband, is interested in the genealogy of our family name   Link to Raggatt and Raggett genealogy

The Ferns location map   Detailed directions to The Ferns

St Neots is a peaceful small town in west Cambridgeshire. Eynesbury is the oldest of the 3 historic parishes that make up St Neots. The river Great Ouse runs through St Neots and the broad river meadows give the town a rural atmosphere. The centre of the town has some fine 18th century houses and a large market place. The tower of the 15th century parish church dominates the sky-line. Modern St Neots is expanding and it is a lively small town with good schools and facilities..
St Neots is about 16 miles west of Cambridge on the A428 and about 60 miles north of London on the A1. Bedford is about 14 miles south west and Peterborough is about 30 miles north.
There are good train services from Kings Cross Station, London, or from Peterborough to St Neots Station which is on the Kings Cross-Edinburgh main line. There are frequent trains: the fastest take only 45 minutes from London. The train station is about a mile and a half from The Ferns. Take a taxi.
There is a good bus service from St Neots to Cambridge and also to Bedford, Northampton and Oxford. For London and Peterborough the train is best.
There are good pubs and a selection of restaurants within walking distance of The Ferns.

 St Neots location map  The Ferns location map  Detailed directions to The Ferns
St Neots Town website with a photo gallery of St Neots and information about the town.
St Neots Parish Church website An active and welcoming family church in a fine 15th century building.
Cambridge City A wonderful town for tourism and business.
Cambridge University One of the world's top modern universities but with a history going back into the middle ages. The University website has links to the historic colleges and these have photographs and some have 'virtual tours' on line.
There are several National Trust properties within easy reach:
Wimpole Hall and  Wimpole Hall Home Farm between St Neots and Cambridge
Angelsey Abbey near Cambridge
Wicken Fen near Ely
Houghton Mill near Huntingdon
St Neots has good sporting facilities, including golf, rowing and most other sports. The best guide is on the
St Neots Town website

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