About This Listing
A Georgian house in market town close to Staffordshire and Shropshire border; ideal for touring central England. Near to World Heritage first iron bridge in the world and Charles 11's Boscobel Oak. Can accommodate another 2 guests in second bedroom.
Our period house is situated about 5 minutes walk from Newport town centre. The house retains many period features, but is furnished to modern taste. The main guest bedroom has original Georgian windows. Our hall has Minton Victorian floor tiles and an antique door bell sounds like Downton Abbey!
We accommodate 2 people in a the main guest bedroom which has an en suite shower room. Guests in the main guest bedroom have their own TV / DVD player, free tea & coffee making facilities & toiletries. There is a second double bedroom which is additionally available if we have a group of four staying. This does not have a TV. The guests in this room share the bathroom, which is large and very modern. As a result we can accommodate a family of 4. The second bedroom also has tea and coffee making facilities and free toiletries.
FULL PRICE LIST: (all include vegetarian / vegan cooked breakfast):
Main bedroom: first guest £40, second guest £20 = £60 in total for two people
Additional bedroom : first guest £20, second person £20. (N.B. This second room is only available for a group or family of four who book the main guest room as well)
We offer a selection of great vegetarian breakfasts, which will appeal to both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Our menu features homemade preserves,local Staffordshire oatcakes, free-range eggs, soy products, Fairtrade coffee, locally made breads, and organic fruit from our garden most of the year, including - depending on the season - tomatoes, raspberries, peaches,strawberries, figs, pears & apples.
Bikes can be accommodated in our coach house. The bus stop for Stafford and Telford / Ironbridge, which links with train services, is 200yards away. We are close to the C55 cycle route.
Guests can use the bedroom and, of course, the dining room. Also, guests can use our lovely garden at any time and breakfasts can be served there if guests wish it.
Smoking only in garden
Interaction with Guests
I shall be available to welcome you and assist you with any queries about your stay and information about local services and events.
Newport is a quiet market town with lovely countryside just at the end of our road!
We are 200 yds from the bus stop to Telford and Stafford, where mainline trains are available. Buses run every half an hour.
Other Things to Note
There is a second room, which is available for a family or a group of 3/4. Price for this room is on request.
Discount available for one week.
We have local Staffordshire oatcakes on our breakfast menu!
No pets. Smoking allowed only in back garden. Quiet after 11pm.
Linda could not have been more welcoming. Everything was as described. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending The Ferns and would happily stay there again.
I stayed at the Ferns for 8 nights as I was starting a new job in the area. Linda made me feel so welcome and really catered to my needs. The room is lovely, with an ensuite, TV and WiFi.
The breakfast each day was excellent, I'd recommend Linda's Shropshire oatcakes, they were really good! The fruit provided every morning from either her or a close family member's garden were gorgeous too with natural yoghurt.
The proximity of the accommodation to Newport means it's easy to walk into town and have a couple of pints without worrying about driving back. There is also offroad parking which I was delighted by.
Over all I'd happily stay with Linda again and will use her services if I have any family that need a place to stay. The added bonus of course was her beautiful period house and garden which the guests are welcome to enjoy.
Really super B&B. Lovely room and ensuite, comfy bed, and so quiet. Everything you could want was there. Linda and her partner were super helpful. Great breakfast, served when I wanted it, with fruit from the garden and a host of vegetarian delights. Linda also got lumbered with posting me back an ipad I accidentally left behind and was very lovely about it. So grateful. I will (if she'll have me :) definitely be back.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 1 night stay at Linda's B & B. She is a very nice lady, she had laid out some Scottish Tunnocks tea cakes for us, as we were on our way to Edinburgh. Her veggie breakfast was especially good and healthy!
About the Host, Linda
Retired museum curator. Vegetarian for 40 years. Interested in history, gardening and walking. We Iove the sunshine and eating outside - as a result we have three places where you can eat & drink in our back garden.
My life motto: "Tread lightly on this planet"