With the recent installation of some solar panels, we are now fully carbon-neutral and green as green can be.
This beautiful, historic barn has been renovated to a high standard. The aim of the restoration was to bring the buildings back into use combining modern technology with traditional building techniques to retain the character of the building. The heating and hot water system is via a ground source heat pump. Wood fibre and Hemp-core insulation have been used in the buildings, which have resulted in an energy efficiency rating of B. Traditional materials like lime plaster have been combined with modern efficient technologies such as energy saving LED lighting.
The renovation of the 1840 barn was grant aided by the Rural Development Plan for England (RDPE) which is funded by DEFRA and the EU. The project is being delivered through DEFRA.
The buildings stood largely redundant for 30 years. Parts of the Tack Room were used as store rooms and staff rest rooms during the 1970’s. More recently part of the Tack Room was used as a workshop and paint spraying area.
The Stables, The Hayloft and The Old Dairy were used to store what was basically junk. In the 1960’s both of the farm’s combine harvesters were kept over winter in The Old Dairy. This seems hard to believe when you see the size of a modern Combine.
The main barns were constructed in 1840. In its former years the farm was mixed arable and cattle, today the farm is solely arable.
The farm was taken over by the Jefferies family in the 1920s – the arable farm produces wheat (milling and feed) Barley for beer, rape for cooking oils and occasionally linseed and beans.
The Little Gransden Airfield was started by Leonard Jefferies in 1963, today his sons Mark and John farm the land and manage the airfield. The airfield is a base for vintage and classic aircraft, some of which are the only ones of type in Europe, a flying museum with all aircraft privately owned aircraft.
Our four stylishly renovated self catering apartments, Fullers Hill Cottages, are located on a working farm and airfield in the south Cambridgeshire countryside – 12 miles from Cambridge and 50 miles from London. Two apartments accommodate four people and two apartments can accommodate up to six (using sofa beds). With stylish interior design they have been furnished to a high standard. To make a booking, please call Kirstie on 07544 208959.