News from Fullers Hill


Tepee village for wedding parties

At Fullers Hill Cottages Late summer (2018) we were proud to host our very first Tepee Wedding, courtesy of Cambridge Tent Company. The tepees were set up on a large meadow area, adjacent to Little Gransden Airfield, which provided plenty of space for guests to enjoy the peaceful surroundings, and watch the sun setting over the spire of nearby Waresley Church.  If you are planning an upcoming wedding, or indeed any other large celebration, why not consider a ‘tepee village’ in which to entertain your guests? It is certainly a novel idea, and a great way of enjoying an outdoor celebration, whilst still having comfortable sheltered seating areas should the […]

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Photo Competition!

Calling all budding photographers! Here is your chance to win some fantastic prizes and see your own photo published in a calendar, with all proceeds to the conservation charity the RSPB, the BBC Children In Need Appeal and other local charities. Fuller’s Hill Cottages is launching a ‘Wildlife and Nature’ photography competition, which the whole family can get involved in! We’d love to see your photos, which can be of any subject showing nature and wildlife at it’s most stunning, whether taken in the deepest, darkest countryside or in your very own back garden. From mammals, birds and insects to flowers, trees and landscapes, or anything in-between! So, get out […]

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National Chocolate Cake Day!

It’s National Chocolate Cake Day (our kind of day) so to celebrate, let’s check out some of the best places to get a really decent slice of gooey, sticky and delicious chocolate cake. Fitzbillie’s Famed for its Chelsea Buns, Fitzbillie’s can also, unsurprisingly, turn its hand to an outstanding chocolate cake. Why not hit both shops and that way you’ll get two slices without the staff judging you? Fitzbillies is at 51 Trumpington Street, and Bridge Street, Cambridge Hotel Chocolat You could really indulge yourself this National Chocolate Cake Day and order from a range of chocolate brownies including coffee and walnut, maple and pecan or toasted coconut. Order from […]

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Valentine’s Day Special Offer!

To help you celebrate Valentine’s Day this year we are giving away a free extra night, along with a complimentary deluxe hamper in any cottage of your choosing (subject to availability and bookings made between 12th – 20th February 2017). The hamper will include a bottle of Champagne, strawberries, flowers, chocolates and Lovehearts! You can plug your smart phone into the hot tub and listen to your favourite music whilst sipping on your Champers and watching the sun setting and then the stars… Why not book our amazing Private Chef to cook you a romantic meal in your cottage beforehand and maybe a little pamper treatment for the morning after […]

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Introducing The Granary

We are thrilled to introduce our other brand new conversion, The Granary. This very well appointed and exceptionally large accommodation enjoys a fabulous, large social area which is perfect for large families and especially parties. This very modern cottage boasts a large dining table which seats up to 14 people and has two ensuite bedrooms, a wet room double shower in the main bedroom, which has a king size bed, and an additional separate w/c. The Granary is situated next to the gardens, with hot tub, wildlife pond and table tennis table.There is underfloor heating by air source heat pump and is 100% carbon neutral during day time. Situated on the farm along […]

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Flying Hens at Fuller’s Hill!

Flying Hens were seen at Fuller’s Hill last weekend! A VIP chopper arrival with Champers and Canapés was arranged for our very lovely Bride-To-Be, Hayley who was celebrating her Hen Party here at Fuller’s Hill Cottages. Hayley and her Hens exclusively hired all four cottages, gardens and hot tubs for 2 nights over the weekend and enjoyed a spectacular surprise arrival for the very special Bride-To-Be.   We are based at Little Granden air field and welcome all light aircraft and choppers through out the year. It’s always a pleasure when someone shows an interest at our airfield and we were delighted and thrilled when Hayley’s Hens arranged this fantastic […]

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MacMillan Coffee Morning

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. They ask people all over the UK to host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year alone they raised £25 million and this year they are aiming to raise even more. The first ever Coffee Morning happened way back in 1990. It was a rather small affair with a simple idea: guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their cuppa to Macmillan in the process. It was so effective, they did it again the next year – only this time nationally. Since then, Coffee Morning […]

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Four Counties Bike Ride

One warm evening in May the bikes roared into action, leaving Fullers Hill Cotages for a quick loop around the local lanes. the aim was to find quiet roads, bends and the odd straight. John lead the way on his Suzuki GSX 650F, followed by Paul on a BMW GS 1150 and Trevor riding a beautiful Ducati S4 Monster. Our route took us south, through Hatley, Shingay cum Wendy, past the South farm Wedding venue and onto to Abington Piggots and Litlington. A quick flick through Royston town centre and out east towards Barley, making the most of the Barley straight. the road from Barley to Wendens Ambo is a […]

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Motorbike Touring

Bikers getaway Burn your way down the beautiful, winding, country lanes of Cambridgeshire and stop off for a few nights at Fuller’s Hill Cottages. Relax your aching limbs and numb bum, and warm up the bones by sitting in one of our lovely bubbling hot tubs with your mates. We can advise on fun routes and bike friendly pubs, have food in your cottage for your arrival, offer space to let your kit dry safely, have private and secure, off road parking directly outside your cottage, and have ideas on where to go and what to do if you fancy a day off the road. We also have an on-site […]

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Spring Newsletter 2016

To mark the beginning of Spring; this is our refreshing and replenishing newsletter, including details of our lovely gardens, special offers, charity work and a special VIP arrival…

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Cereals 2016

Cereals 2016 is Europe’s premier event for arable farmers and advisors. This year the event once again returns to the Cambridgeshire countryside and is a mere stones throw from Fullers Hill Cottages. The event is combined with the Spray and Sprayers show, to give visitors the absolute best stage to see and hear about the latest in arable crop production. Everything from new cereal varieties, the latest about cover crops, no till techniques and of course the very latest in machinery, gleaming and sparkling in the June sunshine. If you are visiting Cereals 2016 at Chrishall Grange, near Duxford in Cambridgeshire and looking for accommodation throughout the event then look […]

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Professional Laundry Service

If you need your suit, wedding dress or other special attire cleaned, ironed or altered during your stay with us at Fuller’s Hill Cottages, Kleen-Eco provides a Wet Cleaning ( Environmentally friendly alternative to Dry Cleaning), Laundry, Ironing, Shirt folding and Repairs and Alterations service. They provide Fuller’s Hill Cottages with an exclusive Collect & Drop service, and because all of their equipment is on their site, many items such as suits, clothing and bedding can be cleaned and returned the same day subject to demand. Based in Biggleswade their differentiator to many of the typical high street dry cleaners is that they are using a technology of water immersion process that […]

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Cycle Hire

Give your car a holiday! At Fuller’s Hill Cottages we have two lovely brand new bikes for you to use free of charge during your stay! Please contact Kirstie on 07544 208959 during your stay for the lock code. However, for the best way to see a City and for the only specialist bike rental service in Cambridge go to City Cycle Hire. Our historic city is very bike friendly with many recreational and commuter routes that have recently been created to make your experience safe, interesting and fun. Baskets, helmets and various accessories for children can also be hired. If you’re celebrating a Hen Party with us and your party is […]

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Microlite Flying & Light Aircraft

                Two Two Fly offers one of the most exciting and memorable experiences giving you and your friends the opportunity of a life time to enjoy some Microlite Flying & Light Aircraft! Never flown before? Trial Flights are the best way to get a flavour of flying and their BMAA approved instructors will talk you through the entire experience and you might even get a chance to fly the aircraft yourself! Experienced pilots? You’re very welcome and they like to see their friends from all over the country, so just let them know you’re on your way! Hen Party? Team building events are most stimulating […]

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Magician

And now for something completely different! Steve Dean is a member of the excusive and most prestigious Magic Circle and if you want your party or holiday to have the wow factor and make the occasion even more special than it already is, then this is the entertainment just for you. Close up magic from an extremely talented and skilled Magician such as Steve is an excellent form of entertainment for Hen Parties, Birthday Parties and Holidays. It adds something very special and unique to the occasion and our guests love it! Bespoke packages and special prices are available, along with magic workshops for your holiday at Fuller’s Hill Cottages […]

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Summer Newsletter 2015

Summer Newsletter 2015 The Awards & Development Edition: Including our special awards from Trip Advisor, Visit England and Green Tourism, our new private hot tub and gift certificates, local Summer events and a free competition…!

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Fuller’s Hill Cottages Featured in Cambridge Magazine AGAIN!

“Home is where the holiday is” “Jetting off to exotic climes? Not us. Louise Cummings takes the stress out of travelling with a staycation down the road to Fuller’s Hill Cottages in Little Gransden. Should we stay or should we go? That was our delicious dilemma with a rare free weekend at our disposal. While a last-minute city break to Europe sounded exciting and oh-so-cultured, the thought of tackling check-in queues snaking out of the door and taking out a second mortgage to pay for airport parking wasn’t so appealing. So the husband and I settled on a staycation of sorts – to a country cottage just 10 miles down […]

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Helicopter

Why not arrive to your wedding venue or special event in supreme style, and experience the unforgettable thrill of flying in a helicopter?! Helicopters are one of the most flexible and efficient methods of travel across the UK and into Europe. Whether you are traveling on business, treating yourself to a weekend away, going to watch a major sporting event, or you are getting married, traveling by helicopter is the ultimate way to travel. At Fuller’s Hill Cottages we have all the facilities to accommodate helicopters and light aircraft and we can help you arrange to plan your visit and other special requests.   FreshAir Uk can provide you with a […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Gift Vouchers are now available for Fuller’s Hill Cottages!

Enjoy the gift of luxury. We can now provide you with a gift voucher of any denomination such as £10, £25, £50, £100, £250, £500 and £1000, which can be used for an accommodation booking. Subject to availability, the recipient may choose to book The Old Dairy, The Tack Room, The Stables or The Hayloft. Exclusive hire is also available and includes two gardens with two hot tubs, two BBQ’s and a table tennis table! We can also provide gift vouchers for one of our Deluxe Breakfast Hampers at £45 each and includes Prosecco, smoked salmon, fruits of the season, yoghurt, milk, orange juice, bread, eggs, margarine, bacon, tomatoes, sausages, […]

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Fuller’s Hill Cottages Awarded 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Recognised as a Top Performing Self-catering Accommodation as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site FULLER’S HILL COTTAGES today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great l reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience. When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honourees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travellers […]

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Dial A Dog Wash

Dial A Dog Wash is the largest mobile dog grooming business in the UK and they can bring their services directly to your cottage.   Susannah’s mobile dog grooming parlour uses constant fresh warm water and the turbo dryer will help remove all that dead hair that normally ends up on your floor and furniture. Ear and eye cleaning plus nail clipping is all part of the grooming service along with the usual clipping / trimming of your dog, as required. Your dog will be finished with a lovely doggy cologne that will make them smell clean and fresh. PRICE LIST WASH ONLY (INCLUDES BRUSH OUT, WASH, CONDITION, NAILS AND COLOGNE) […]

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Fuller’s Hill Cottages Featured in Cambridge Magazine!

Our “Eco Retreat” is currently featured in this months edition of Cambridge Magazine that specializes in City living and Country life in Cambridge. The lovely and very popular lifestyle magazine homes in on people, homes, fashion, food, motoring and travel. Their Editor, Louise Cummings, puts the spotlight on Fuller’s Hill Cottages in April’s issue: “Sleeping in an 18th Century dairy where cows once trod doesn’t sound terribly inviting – except when it’s been renovated into a top-notch eco apartment. This stylish holiday home is one of four self-catering pads at Fuller’s Hill Cottages in Little Gransden. Located on a farm and airfield, there’s The Old Dairy, The Hayloft, The Stables […]

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Barn Owls Spotted at Fuller’s Hill Cottages

This spring, at Fullers Hill Cottages, we have had a real treat. A pair of Barn Owls are frequently seen around the farm. They fly between the trees and buildings and hunt in the hedgerows. Both were recently seen diving into the long grass by the windsock on the far side of the airfield. The most recent sighting was one of them hunting immediately opposite the farm gate just before dusk on the 5th April 2015. It is possible that they might be nesting on the farm in one of the owl boxes, but this is not confirmed. It is a delight to see such a rare bird at Fullers […]

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New Private Hot Tub at Fuller’s Hill Cottages!

We at Fuller’s Hill Cottages are extremely pleased to announce our latest addition of a brand new private hot tub for The Tack Room garden. This will be for exclusive use for guests staying in this beautiful cottage only. The other three cottages will still have access to the hot tub in the communal garden. So when you hire all four cottages for your wedding party or family reunion, you can now enjoy TWO fantastic all singing, all dancing, hot tubs, in two of our lovely gardens along with two BBQ’s! Perfect facilities, for the perfect party! The ‘Santa Ana GT’ hot tub features 5 individual seats, 45 massage jets, […]

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Extras & Services at Fuller’s Hill Cottages

Fuller’s Hill Cottages have recently been collaborating with other local businesses to provide special extras and services to our guests to not just offer everyone accommodation, but an exciting and memorable experience as well! Our special extras and services now include: a visiting spa service, car valeting, champagne & chocolates, flower delivery, private chef, babysitting and nanny services, vintage afternoon teas, breakfast hampers and supper boxes, wine-tasting, hog roasts, cupcake decorating, floral corsage design workshop, dog-sitting and cookery workshops.   Anything is possible, we are currently looking into dog grooming, chocolate tasting, cocktail making and much much more! So watch this space! Our main aim at Fuller’s Hill Cottages is […]

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Pimm’s & Punting

Pimm’s & Punting Pimm’s is a quintessentially British drink and the perfect complement to your punting experience in Cambridge. Treat yourself to a fruity afternoon on Scudamore’s private tour, sipping Pimm’s and lemonade with mint, mixed fruit, and cucumber as you glide along the famous College Backs. Your expert tour guide will regale you with fascinating tales and Cambridge legends whilst you savour the flavour of English summer. Tour punts can seat up to 12 people and come dressed with cushions and blankets for your comfort. There are always additional blankets and umbrellas on-hand in case the weather changes. 

Private Pimms Punting Tours can be taken from their Mill Lane Punting Station […]

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Crafts & Giggles

Crafts & Giggles Crafts & Giggles provide bespoke craft and art workshops in the form of party entertainment including craft hen parties, birthday parties, and corporate events in the comfort of your very own cottage! Crafts and Giggles provide the tuition, materials and equipment, leaving you without the stress and worry that arranging party entertainment can bring. Their craft workshops are suitable for all abilities and ages, providing both adults and children with exciting and creative party entertainment! Perfect for your Hen Party at Fuller’s Hill Cottages; Crafts & Giggles can provide fun in the form of quilt making, ceramic painting, glass painting, knicker customisation, bunting workshop, nipple tassels, cupcake decoration, fascinators, garters, 1920’s accessories or a memory book for the Bride-to-Be! For a minimum group of 10 people, if you quote […]

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Floral Corsage Design Workshop

Floral Corsage Design Workshop Perfect for the less raucous Hen Party, Heather Carpenter can host a professional floral corsage design workshop in the comfort of your very own cottage. Your creation can be as subtle or, with the addition of her new selection of accessories including vintage buttons, vintage lace, beautiful feathers and lots more, your Hens can be as creative as their hearts desire! You could then wear them all on your night out to celebrate and even use your new amazing skill to re-create a corsage for the wedding day; perfect for all the bridesmaids! For a minimum group of 10 people, it is only £15 per head, and […]

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Afternoon Tea

Sunflowers Catering specializes in all things vintage. Their catering services include afternoon teas, buffets and hampers! Why not enjoy an afternoon tea in your very own cottage for a beautiful and tasty VIP arrival or for a Hen Party at Fuller’s Hill Cottages and let them take care of your quintessentially English affair…. Their menus have been carefully selected and tasted to keep within the gorgeous vintage theme. Sunflowers also operates www.newmarkethampers.co.uk – a vintage picnic hamper company that provides fresh filled picnics for all events and occasions including a unique wedding catering service. Why not combine a vintage afternoon tea, Champagne in our hot tubs, and an afternoon of pampering treats from […]

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Nanny & Babysitting

Nanny & Babysitting Looking for childcare you can trust when on holiday at Fuller’s Hill Cottages? Family owned and managed, Tinies have been providing peace of mind for parents for nearly 40 years!     They can happily provide you with: Babysitters Nannies Nursery Nurses Crèches Nurseries Maternity Nannies Emergency Childcare Training Kids Clubs Tinies charge £20+vat per babysit, plus £8 an hour directly to the babysitter for her time. They can also provide nannies (for childcare during the day) at £25+vat for the day plus £8 an hour for their time. All of their nannies and babysitters are qualified professionals, have vast experience and have been thoroughly checked and […]

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Car Valeting

Car Valeting Secure Mobile Car Valeting & Polishing Services at Fuller’s Hill Cottages. iValet UK is one of the nation’s leading mobile car valeting companies. With their head office based in Waterbeach, Cambridge, they can offer you local and full car-cleaning services. Being a fully mobile car valeting business gives them the opportunity to come to you, not the other way round! They excel in providing our guests with a high quality service, leaving you with complete satisfaction that we’ve given your car with the professional clean it deserves. Their services include full professional car washing, car polishing, interior cleaning, car detailing and car waxing for any type of vehicle, regardless of […]

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Team Building Through Cookery

Team Building Through Cookery Cooking together is a fun way to bond as a team, as well as reinforce core team skills like planning, communication, and trust. Perfect for Corporate events and Hen Parties, Frank Boddy will plan and host a cooking session around your teambuilding needs, and best of all you all get a meal to eat at the end of it! You could also enjoy some wine tasting with David Taine at Waresley Wine at the same time! Frank’s background is not only as a professional chef, but with over 20 years in the corporate world he understands how to put teams together, what makes teams tick, and […]

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Fuller’s Hill Chutney

How To Make Fuller’s Hill Caramelised Red Onion Chutney                     Ingredients: 3 lbs red onions (peeled and chopped finely) 12 oz dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cloves 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 3 fluid oz malt vinegar Method: Heat the oil, add onions and cook for 2 minutes Add vinegar, lemon juice and spices and cook for 2 minutes Add sugar and then simmer, uncovered, for […]

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Give your car a holiday at Fuller’s Hill Cottages

Explore the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside and use one of our country cottages as your base for your self-catering holiday this year. Fullers Hill is surrounded by miles of footpaths and bridle ways. To the north are the woods of Waresley and Gransdens with many paths. Waresley wood is especially nice. These woods managed by the wild life trust are a carpet of blue in the spring time when the bluebells appear. To the East is Hayley wood near Longstowe, which has SSSI status. This wood and its environs are home to a herd of Fallow deer, which can often be seen grazing the fields. To the west is Gamlingay wood […]

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Fuller’s Hill Cottages Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Holiday Cottages Are Now 100% Carbon Neutral! 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 […]

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Harvest has begun at Fuller’s Hill Cottages!

Cottages on a working farm   Harvest is in full swing at Fuller’s Hill Cottages at the moment having started on Monday 28th July. Barry is working on the combine harvester (a New Holland CX8090 which is called Holly), travelling up and down the fields all day long until the late hours. Barry is now in his 54th year of driving the combine at Fuller’s Hill Farm.  Giel is transporting the wheat grain to the farmyard and empties the trailer onto the concrete pad in the farmyard. From there, John moves the wheat with the tele-handler. It is either loaded onto lorries that take the wheat to Camgrain, a farmers […]

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The Galleria Restaurant Review

Walking over Magdalene Bridge in Cambridge City centre, you can’t help but notice a lovely little balcony overlooking the River Cam, buzzing with people around tables and chairs; a sure sign of a good restaurant, bar or café. With it’s modern fusion menu, & comprehensive wine list, The Galleria Restaurant is an independent restaurant overlooking St John’s & Magdalene colleges. Known as a Cambridge institution, the Galleria Restaurant in Cambridge is a firm favourite amongst both town & gown and a must visit in the historic city. The Galleria has just recently enjoyed a refurbishment program including a new paint job and a new menu. The place seems to be […]

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The Tour de France 2014 Comes Near Fuller’s Hill Cottages!

The Tour de France comes through Cambridge one month from today, on Monday 7th July, about a 20mins drive from Fuller’s Hill Cottages. Beginning on Gonville Place by Parker’s Piece, the peloton will ride through the historic city centre via Regent Street and Sidney Street before turning left at the Round Church. The riders will then travel past the world famous colleges of St Johns, Trinity and Kings as they cycle along Kings Parade and Trumpington Street before leaving the city via Trumpington Road. The peloton will then race through the rest of Cambridgeshire via the A1301 taking in the beautiful villages in the south of the county including Trumpington, […]

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Pond Life at Fuller’s Hill Cottages

The pond at Fuller’s Hill Cottages, Little Gransden, is situated between the airfield and the apartments and is a growing natural habitat that is nurtured by both Mark and Cathy. A small group of baby Gold Finches are nesting in a bush close to the pond as can be seen in the photo.  The RSPB says “The chaffinch is the UK’s second commonest breeding bird, and is arguably the most colourful of the UK’s finches. Its patterned plumage helps it to blend in when feeding on the ground and it becomes most obvious when it flies, revealing a flash of white on the wings and white outer tail feathers. It […]

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Our Special Spa Service

My Personal Sanctuary is a luxurious and truly indulgent beauty therapy service delivering 5 star quality organic treatments carried out in the comfort of your own private cottage at Fuller’s Hill Cottages (accommodation near Gransden). Your treatments are carried out by their carefully selected therapists, who ensure you are enveloped in calmness, serenity and relaxation from the moment you embark on your treatment journey. Using heated day beds and lovely fresh organic products the therapists offer a wide range of treatments from warming deep tissue massage, replenishing facials, hand & feet treats, to holistic full body journeys. It’s the perfect way to unwind and enhance your stay! Whatever the occasion […]

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Rowing the River Cam in Cambridge

Cambridge bumps If you stay at Cambridge holiday cottages in late feb/early march or June or indeed July, then a trip to the lower reaches of the River Cam in Cambridge  is well worthwhile for these  are the times of the bumping races on the river. Cambridge has a thriving rowing community. The colleges have a total of about 1500 active rowers and the town clubs about 700. At peak times the river is full of boats training. It is the busiest river in the country, yet is only just wide enough to spin an 8 oared boat in places. The river is simply not wide enough to race 2 […]

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Wheat Harvest at Fullers Hill Cottages

Where did the wheat go? The Cambridge Holiday Cottages in the heart of the working farm at Fuller’s Hill Farm. The farm covers some 450ha of beautiful rolling countryside in SW Cambridgshire. The wheat harvest of 2012 will sadly go down in farming folk law as one of the worst in living memory.  The crop was one of the poorest yielding and worst quality that any living farmer can remember. At Fullers Hill Farm we did not produce a single ton of wheat that meet the basic quality standards for any use, not even for chicken feed. The most dis-appointing part of this was that in early June the wheat […]

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Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival

I am so excited about this weekend coming up. My dear friend Mary and her husband Simon are visiting from Germany and I have an action packed weekend in store for them, I will send them to the apartments at Fullers Hill cottages. They will be sleeping in our ‘Stables apartment’ as it is cosy, warm and very cute. Mary loves horses and I know she will feel quite at home. Mary and Simon moved to Germany 6 years ago and this is their first time back in her home town Cambridge. I have decided to treat them like tourists and remind them of what our beautiful city has to […]

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Bourn Hall Clinic

Bourn Hall is a World renowned fertility clinic in the village of Bourn five miles west of Cambridge. Did you know it was the world’s first ‘test-tube baby’ clinic? The original building, Bourn Hall, is about 400 years old. The hall is a Jacobean country house dating from 1602 which is set within 22 acres of beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. The clinic was founded in 1980, by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards following the birth of the first test-tube baby in 1978.Two years after achieving the first birth through IVF in 1978, with the longed for arrival of Louise Brown, Mr Patrick Steptoe and Professor Robert Edwards achieved another first – a […]

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Cambridge Food, Garden & Produce Festival 15th & 16th Sept 2012

My spare time often revolves around eating and drinking.  It is no surprise that the Cambridge Food, Garden and Produce Festival is a highlight in my calendar.  In late September we can still expect warm weather and a little sunshine making in this event one of the last outdoor events of the year. The Cambridge Food, Garden & Produce Festival is back again in its 5th year. It  runs from Saturday 15th till Sunday 16th September 2012 . It is a free event and suitable for the whole family. Each year this festival has grown in popularity and attracted some fantastic stall holders. It is estimated that over 20,000 will […]

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Riding at Fullers Hill

Getting the Eventing Bug 2012 has been a busy year so far, with my daughter Tara embarking on her first season of Eventing. We have owned our 15 year old Dutch Warmblood gelding Pinocchio for three years, who has obligingly taken part in a variety of equestrian activities from Pony Club rallies and camp to hunter trials, show jumping and dressage. He’s what’s commonly known in  ‘horsespeak’ as a good all-rounder, a rather over-used term, but in his case absolutely true. He’ll turn his hoof to anything and always participates with a smile on his face (yes horses can smile when you really get to know them!) So 2012 seemed […]

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The Old Plough

Outside the Old Dairy apartment. The history of this single furrow horse drawn plough is not known, however it’s been on the farm as long as I can recall. The primary purpose of ploughing is to turn over the upper layer of the soil, bringing fresh nutrients to the surface, while burying weeds, the remains of previous crops, and both crop and weed seeds, allowing them to break down. It also aerates the soil, allows it to hold moisture better and provides a seed-free medium for planting an alternate crop. In modern use, a ploughed field is typically left to dry out, and is then harrowed before planting. Modern competitions […]

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The Old Farm Cart

part of the history of Fullers Hill Farm, Lt Gransden. The Jefferies family have always been very proud of their heritage and past. The late Harold Gadson Jefferies served in the trenches in WW1. Its not known how he gathered together the capital to purchase the farm in 1923, which was initially 270 acres arable and live stock. Grandfather was always very proud to exhibit the farm produce at the agricultural show. Gransden and District Agricultural Society Annual Show was established in 1891. It has been held every year since then, with the exception of the war years of 1939-1945. The 2012 Show will be the 110th such event held […]

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South farm weddings venue near Royston, Herts.

Mr & Mrs Armstrong’s wedding at South Farm, Royston. Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of some very good friends of mine. I feel so privileged to be able share their special day and its one wedding that I will not forget in a hurry. It was great to catch up with old friends and remember the good old days at University. My friend Sarah (now the lovely Mrs Armstrong) looked simply stunning! Her dress was a work of art. I love summer weddings and this wedding was held at South Farm, Royston. South Farm is a popular wedding destination and its no wonder why. The […]

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Fullers Hill Cottages open for business

Fullers Hill Cottages/ apartments opened for business with its first guests on the 25th August 2012, all apartments taken for the weekend of the Children in Need air display that’s held annually at Lt Gransden. After the display on the Sunday everyone enjoyed themselves at the post show party into the early hours on the airfield. Bank holiday Monday is always a lazy start to the day with the campers on the airfield stiring approx 8am, gradually the girls wake and breakfast gets going around about 9:30. Coffee, bacon and eggs cooked “in the wild” under the trees behind the hangars is a rather pleasant affair. The airshow aims are […]

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