5.5 miles N of Falmouth


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Bedroom details

1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x super king

Escape reality at our romantic woodland hideaway, promising endless solitude and moments of curated calm. With sleek, neutral-toned interiors that reflect its surrounding landscape, our heavenly bolthole is a dreamlike retreat for solo travellers and couples alike. Situated within The Emerald, a luxury eco resort, guests at Fern can uncover the on-site facilities, including a pool and a fully equipped gym, as well as indulging in hot tub dips from the private terrace nestled amongst the trees. Settled amidst the rolling Cornish countryside, our semi-detached wood-clad abode is perfectly positioned to discover Cornwall's jaw-dropping coastline and its magical array of quaint towns and villages.

Living and eating

Step inside our idyllic dwelling to find a magnificently modern open-plan living, dining and kitchen space, designed in a soft palette of calming tones and natural textures. With large glass doors offering seamless indoor/outdoor living, our sleek countryside abode is carefully curated to delight in the surrounding pastoral scenery.

Perched beside the folding doors is the dining area, where a wooden table with four woven chairs is a dreamy setting for candlelit dining moments, whilst the cosy living corner filled with pretty prints and stylish interior pieces offers an olive-green velvet Loaf sofa to gather together for evenings indoors watching Netflix on the Smart TV. There is also an iPod dock to play your staycation soundtrack.

At the opposite end of the space resides the charming kitchen, divided from the living area with a marble-topped breakfast bar and quirky oak stools. You'll find all you could require for crafting culinary treasures, including an electric hob and oven, a fridge, a freezer, a dishwasher, an espresso machine, and a built-in wine fridge.

At Fern's entrance, you will find the utility complete with a washing machine, tumble dryer an additional sink, and plenty of hanging hooks for coats and jackets.

Sleeping & Bathing

Discover the endlessly stylish master bedroom, where earthy hues and natural finishes promise dreamlike slumbers. With double doors leading to the outdoors, this spellbinding boudoir is perfect for indulging in lingering-ins accompanied by nature's melodies. Featuring a sumptuous super king-sized bed with a curved bamboo headboard, you will also find a leather bench, an occasional chair, a pair of pretty rattan bedside tables, and a matching double wardrobe for storing your belongings.

Through the adjoining door, you'll find the gorgeous en suite bathroom with equally divine neutral tones, a stunning, polished granite twin sink unit and cosy under-floor heating. For enchanting bubble-topped soaks there is a beautiful oval bathtub for two, along with a spacious walk-in shower with a rainfall head.

Outside space

Uncover Fern's spacious decked terrace area with a pergola and chic glass panelling, a simply serene setting for savouring golden summer days. For romantic alfresco dining moments there is a bistro table for four with a parasol for shade, along with two reclining loungers which offer a heavenly afternoon snoozing spot. Nestled in the corner you will find the built-in hot tub, where you can indulge with a glass in hand whilst overlooking the verdant woodland and beyond.

Shared Facilities

Fern is settled within The Emerald, a collection of luxury eco hideaways in the Cornish countryside. As a guest, you will have access to the resorts wonderful offering, including an indoor, heated swimming pool, a fully equipped gym with a Bose sound system, and an outdoor tennis court.
Lounge poolside at your leisure or fine-tune your skills with tennis coaching onsite with an experienced, national-level tennis coach for the ultimate retreat.

Spa room

For an extra heavenly experience, there is spa room onsite which offers a luxurious range of bespoke massages and treatments, including Caci treatments. Please do get in touch if this is something you wish to arrange.


You will find private parking for up to two cars. There is also a useful Tesla charging point for electric cars at The Emerald. Please bring your own adaptor for other car types. The owners politely ask that you state on arrival if you plan to take advantage of this service as it is chargeable.

Eco Escapism

Fern is part of The Emerald, an award-winning development which is the only truly zero carbon holiday destination in the country having been awarded Code 6 status, the highest possible grading for eco efficiency. Within the five acres of shared grounds is a solar farm which generates all the energy for The Emerald.


Two well-behaved dogs are most welcome at Fern. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.

Babies and children

Babies are most welcome at Fern - a travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.

Larger parties

If you're looking to escape with friends, our lovely retreat Cedar resides next door. If you wish to book both, you can find Cedar here or call us for more information.

In the Area

Nestled in the idyllic Cornish village of Carnon Downs, our secluded hideaway is only stone's throw from delicious eateries and cosy country establishments, including The Punchbowl and Ladle, a thatched country pub promising a characterful dining experience and only a short drive away. Further afield in the charming coastal town of Falmouth, The Star and Garter, a former Georgian townhouse promises award-winning, innovate dishes, whilst Amanzi delivers a contemporary twist on South African flavours. Nearby in Cornwall's capital Truro, you can sample enticing cocktails at Mannings, whilst the bustling Bread and Butter presents an array of home-baked goods and nutritious fare. For enchanting days out, discover National Trust owned Trelissick, where you can wander vast gardens and take the river ferry to the Roseland Peninsula, where the hidden coves and secret, sandy beaches of St Mawes and Portscatho await. Leisurely strollers and enthusiastic cyclists will adore the nearby Bissoe Trail, whilst those who'd prefer to stay closer to home can wander the woodland strolls surrounding Fern. Flee the ordinary to uncover the endless beauty spots await you in this picturesque corner of South Cornwall.

Discover a soul-soothing adventure at our wood-clad retreat in Cornwall, where a romantic escape awaits for couples and solo travellers - and it's-dog friendly!

At a glance

From £638 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 + cot | 1 Bedroom | Dogs welcome

Key features

Downstairs bedroom

Electric car charging point

Fabulous restaurants and bars nearby


Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Perfect Honeymoon Hideaway

Sandy beach nearby

The Emerald Collection


Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Swimming Pool

Bathtub for two

Perfect For Couples


Super King Bed

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Fern:

It is pleasantly private but not remote - it has a brilliant hot tub and is truly doggy-friendly!

Beautiful quiet location, with gorgeous private grounds. Stylish and comfortable interiors throughout, with everything we needed. Great hot tub! Very friendly and accommodating owners. Can't wait to go back!

Everything was perfect.

Beautiful place in stunning grounds. Enjoyed the tennis court playing with the family m.

Lovely quiet site. Accommodation was excellent and had everything we needed inside and out.

Fern was the best, in our opinion, of all of the boutique retreats we have stayed in.

Lovely spot with great facilities. Host was very helpful.

A fantastic week staying at Fern. Sat out in the hot tub listening to the silence and bird song was lovely, along with the stars in an evening. Everything was high quality, with beautiful decor. We’ll be back for another stay soon.

Lovely stay with sufficient amenities. Car definitely required to go further a field (Falmouth/Penzance .etc). Host was very welcoming on arrival.

Top rated place with very high specification / quality interior. Perfect for couples and families alike. Peaceful place yet close by to beaches, woodlands towns and villages as well as many local beauty spots. So much to do. Very dog friendly and enough to do if you didn’t want to explore the area and spend a day at ‘home’

Fern was amazing, it feels so luxurious and the site itself feels exclusive. We loved having the pool booking system as having it to yourself just adds to the exclusive feeling you get here- would be happy to have this system post Covid. The superking bed needs to be slept on to fully appreciate as no words could justify just how comfy it is. The site is super dog friendly and Oscar the resident dog is a beauty, the owner here is very accommodating towards your dog. We found the location perfect for days out and the accommodation perfect for when you go home! Didn’t want to leave infact have already booked to return for a two week stay as loved it so much, cannot wait to be back in the hot tub!

The Fern at Emerald was stylish spacious and impeccably clean! It was so comfortable and luxurious we had such a fab holiday away because of this, and the surrounding grounds with lake and swimming pool etc was such an added bonus!!! Hugely recommend!!!

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