5.3 miles N of Falmouth


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Fern is a semi-detached hi-spec, super-insulated cedar-clad eco house tucked into a wonderfully tranquil countryside location just five miles Falmouth. Oak floors and white walls reflect light from the floor to ceiling windows that look out over the private deck and bubbling hot tub to the slender trees beyond - a very lovely luxury retreat in Cornwall.

Totally eco!

Fern is part of The Emerald, an award-winning development – 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 The Emerald needs and more. There is also a useful Tesla charging point for electric cars at The Emerald (please bring your own adaptor for other makes). The owners politely ask that you state on arrival if you plan to take advantage of this service and to pay them via cash or bank transfer before departure.

Living and eating

The big open plan living room at this homestay is a wonderfully relaxing place to be, with a deep corner sofa set before French doors which can be fully opened out for seamless indoor/outdoor living when the sun shines down. There is a Smart TV with Netflix, an iPod dock to stream your music and unlimited WiFi. The fully equipped kitchen has every appliance you need, including an espresso machine for your morning wake up coffee and a wine fridge to keep the bubbly perfectly chilled.


Fern's large bedroom has a beautiful carved Provencal-style bed, super-king size for added luxury. After a blissfully comfortable night's sleep you can enjoy breakfast in bed while contemplating the day and trying to decide between a morning dip in the hot tub right outside the door or a stroll to the pool house and gym for some light exercise and a refreshing swim...the choice is yours at this luxury retreat in Cornwall.


The en suite bathroom has toasty warm under-floor heating, a walk-in drench-head shower and an oval free-standing double-ended bath.

Indoor swimming pool and gym

There is a swimming pool and gym (available at all times) and an all weather outdoor tennis court and children's play area. These easily accessible facilities are shared with the other four eco houses that form The Emerald, the only award-winning truly zero carbon holiday destination in the country.


Fern has a big glass-sided deck with its own private hot tub. This is set low into the deck outside the bedroom, with underwater lighting for chilled-out night time dips. There are five acres of mature woodland and beautifully maintained grounds to explore as well.


There is parking for two cars either right outside the door or by the garden gate.


Fern has WiFi so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.


Two dogs are very welcome. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break.


Fern is semi-detached from Cedar and they are mirror images of each other, so if Fern is booked for the week(s) you require please give us a call on 01872 553491 to see if Cedar is free.

With birdsong and bubbles and countryside tranquillity, Fern offers amazing eco luxuriousness for that perfect romantic escape.

At a glance

From £565 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 + cot | 1 Bedroom | Dogs welcome

Key features

Electric car charging point

Indoor swimming pool and gym

Just for two

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 & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 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:

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!!!

'We had a lovely break at the Emerald. The swimming pool, gym and hot tub were great .The position between Falmouth and Truro was very convenient with loads of great places to visit.' - November 2020

'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!!!' - August 2020

'Fabulous place with everything you could want if you didn't want to leave the location with gardens, tennis, indoor swimming pool and your own hot tub. If you want to explore nothing was far and you were spoilt for things to do come rain or shine, so we were really well catered for. Love the place that we would definitely return.' - June 2019

'The accommodation was lovely. Very relaxing & had everything that we needed.' - November 2018

'Exceeded our expectations and small issues were rectified where possible straight away' - November 2018

'Second visit and had a wonderful time. Great property, very luxurious, relaxing, private - adjoined to a mirrored property but never heard the neighbours. Grounds beautiful and well maintained. Staff were fantastic, friendly and available. Impromptu bottle of fizz brought round when they learnt it was our anniversary was a nice touch. Will and have recommended to others.' - May 2018

'Beautiful and everything we hoped. Tim was friendly, approachable and there if you needed anything.we had a lovely holiday and wouldnt hesitate to return. Thankyou Tim and team. Thankyou to Boutique retreats for your support when my Mum died in helping to change the booking.' - March 2018

'This is Excellent, the owner was so hospital and everything was perfect.' - March 2018

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