News from Fullers Hill


Photo Competition Winner Announced!

All our winners and runners up of our Wildlife & Nature Photo Competition enjoyed an informal award ceremony at The RSPB Lodge in Sandy yesterday afternoon as part of their Big Garden Birdwatch Warm Up Weekend. Despite the snowy conditions we saw a lot of passionate photographers travel from far and wide to collect their prizes and a copy of their 2019 charity calendar. Mark Brandon, The RSPB Visitor Experiences Manager, welcomed everyone and John Jefferies, owner of Fuller’s Hill Cottages, gave a short speech and thanked everyone for entering the competition and also The RSPB, Snappy Snaps in Biggleswade and Max Spielman. The 2019 charity calendar is to raise […]

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World Car Free Day!

Car Free Day is observed annually on September 22 and The Environmental Transportation Association set the first European Car Free Day in 2000. Take the bus. Walk. Ride a bike. Stay home.  But whatever you do, don’t travel by car on Car Free Day!  As a way to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, promote mass transit, cycling, and walking, Car Free Day was developed based on regular car free days that have been a long standing practice in Europe and Scandinavia. Here at Fuller’s Hill Cottages, we can advise on fun and lovely things to do and places to go whilst leaving your car in the car park. You […]

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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 and the BBC Children In Need Appeal. 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 there, start snapping, […]

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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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Thank you!

Fuller’s Hill Cottages are very pleased and proud to donate £122.17 to the RSPB which was raised from our guests kindly donating money towards our home made caramelized red onion chutney, damson jam and award winning Seville orange marmalade, all lovingly made by John & Jenny Jefferies at Fuller’s Hill, Little Gransden. The cheque was presented to Laura Sherwood-King, the Community Fundraising Manager and Susuan Sutton, the Community Fundraising Development Manager at the RSPB HQ, The Lodge in Sandy on a sunny day in June. Our very own farmer, John, has been working very closely with The RSPB on their corn bunting project, researching what habitats this “red listed” bird […]

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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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We are a 2016 Guest Review Awards winner!

We are a 2016 Guest Review Awards winner!  From Booking.com: “The best properties understand that guests don’t just need a place to lay their heads: they want great experiences. From the first picture a guest sees online, to the welcome they get at check-in, the food they eat and the ambience they find, their experience of a property is made up of dozens of vital little details. Four years ago, Booking.com decided it was time to recognise those partners that get the details right. The guest experience is at the heart of everything we do and the same is true for our partners, so these awards are a chance to […]

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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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Introducing Apple Cottage

We are delighted to introduce our new traditional farm cottage which has been lovingly restored and updated to provide characterful accommodation for up to six people. The newly fitted kitchen contains induction hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. The cosy sitting room boasts a lovely open fireplace and unspoilt views over farmland towards ancient Hayley Wood. There is a good sized dining table and a large, comfortable sofa bed which sleeps two adults. Upstairs are two attractive bedrooms, a double and a twin, and a modern shower room with w/c and washbasin. Situated on the farm in its own cottage style garden and set well back from the road with […]

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A ‘Home From Home’

If you are currently going through a gut-wrenching experience of a flooded home or any other catastrophe that is effecting you and your family and you need to temporarily find a new home, please do not despair… At Fuller’s Hill, subject to availability, we can help negotiate with your insurance provider to provide you with a ‘home from home’. From only a few days to a longer tenancy of up to 3 months, we can look after your loved ones in comfortable and luxurious accommodation that is suitable for families, couples, business people, and more besides.     We try to be as flexible as possible to help arrange accommodation […]

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Christmas Is Coming…!

We know it’s still November, but, we at Fuller’s Hill can’t help but get into the pre-Christmas spirit and start to get excited about mulled wine, mince pies, carols by candlelight, crafts, traditional tales and decorations… So, if you are staying with us over the festive period, please find below a few ideas on where to go and what to do in and around Cambridge:   Wimpole Hall Prepare for Christmas, celebrate family time and get away from it all at a Wimpole Christmas. Enjoy selected weekends at their craft fair, Nordic walking, wreath making, not to mention feeding the animals on their farm and making snow angels and snowmen […]

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Little Gransden Warbirds Fighter Meet

It’s the Little Gransden Warbirds Figter Meet here this weekend. With a great selection of the countries finest military type aircraft models, along with the best pilots money can buy. Come and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere at Little Gransden airfield, aling with some full size activity during the weekend. There’s a full size Hurricane being built in one of the hangars, trade stands, food stalls and like minded people! Bring a chair, sunglasses, hats, and a brolly to protect you from the sun. Not to mention some 1940’s glad rags! Singing 1940s duo Geraldine and Lorraine from sentimental journey are booked in for Saturday’s evening party. Everybody is welcome to stay on […]

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Summer Newsletter 2016

Bring on the Summer! We’re ready and waiting! In the meantime, here is our “It’s All About The Party” edition of our quarterly newsletter; including flying hens, THE World’s Largest Coffee Morning, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and a very special offer…! Summer-Newsletter-2016.pdf

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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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UN World Environment Day

UN World Environment Day – 5th June 2016 “On this World Environment Day, I urge people and governments everywhere to overcome indifference, combat greed and act to preserve our natural heritage for the benefit of this and future generations.” — Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon World Environment Day aims to inspire more people than ever before to take action to prevent the growing strain on planet Earth’s natural systems from reaching the breaking point. The 2016 theme highlights the fight against the illegal trade in wildlife, which erodes precious biodiversity and threatens the survival of elephants, rhinos and tigers, as well as many other species. It also undermines our economies, communities and […]

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Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2016!

FULLER’S HILL COTTAGES AWARDED 2016 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 sixth 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 […]

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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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Thank you!

Fuller’s Hill Cottage are very pleased and proud to donate £250 to the RSPB which was raised from our guests kindly donating money towards our home made caramelized red onion chutney, damson jam and award winning Seville orange marmalade, all lovingly made by John & Jenny Jefferies at Fuller’s Hill, Little Gransden. The cheque was presented to Laura Sherwood-King, the Community Fundraising Manager and Susuan Sutton, the Community Fundraising Development Manager at the RSPB HQ, The Lodge in Sandy on a rainy day in early February. Our very own farmer, John, has been working very closely with The RSPB on their corn bunting project, researching what habitats this “red listed” […]

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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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UPDATED! Our “little black book”!

NOW BIGGER & BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE! Fuller’s Hill Cottages’ Complimentary Cottage Concierge Service! Are you organising a party, gathering, reunion, celebration, wedding accommodation or a holiday? We hold your hand along the way from your first enquiry until after you leave by offering you a complimentary Cottage Concierge Service! Why not treat the Bride & Groom, your family, the birthday boy or girl, the special person in your life or just yourself to the absolutely perfect, bespoke and most memorable party or holiday and hire all four of our lovely modern cottages for exclusive use including TWO hot tubs, TWO gardens and TWO BBQ’s. (You can also hire just […]

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UPDATED! Our “little pink book”!

NOW BIGGER & BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE! Fuller’s Hill Cottages’ Hen Party Bible! Are you organising the Hen Party for your best friend, sister or other precious lady in your life? We hold your hand along the way from your first enquiry until after you leave by offering you a complimentary party concierge service! Why not treat the Bride-To-Be and her Hens to the absolutely perfect, bespoke and most memorable Hen party and hire all four of our lovely modern cottages for exclusive use for the weekend including TWO hot tubs, TWO gardens and TWO BBQ’s. (You can also hire just the number of cottages you need). We can help […]

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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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Air Display

On your special day or celebration why not book our very own Mark Jefferies, a British champion display pilot, to perform a never-to-be forgotten air show which will enthrall your guests and leave them talking about the experience and your special day for a long time to come. Mark is specifically authorised by the Civil Aviation Authority to fly lower (down to 30 feet) and closer to you than aviation law normally permits. Mark will fly daring but graceful, breath taking, gravity defying manoeuvres including tumbles, loops, swoops flicks and rolls. Environmentally friendly smoke (baby oil) will trail the aeroplane emphasising the flight path, giving a spectacular aerobatic display that […]

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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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BBQ’s

Claytons is a fourth generation traditional family butchers specializing in local free range produce and home cooked foods and they offer an extensive range of catering options to suit any size of party or function. Their on site BBQ’s, paella and hot & cold buffet service uses the finest ingredients, home cooked meats and home made dishes with expertly prepared meat, home made salads, and locally produced potatoes and breads. Perfect for some alfresco dining! They deliver and display, and everything you need is included so you can just relax and enjoy. All menu options include quality disposable plates, cutlery and napkins. Ceramic plates and stainless steel cutlery are also […]

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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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Photographer

Professional wedding photographer A photo session can be a fun way to bring family and friends together and the perfect way to keep the memories for life. Darren Harbar is an internationally published photographer who is able to provide photography services and even photography training, on location at Fullers Hill Cottages. Darren offers a range of portrait services, including lifestyle sessions that can be done in the grounds around the cottages. You’ll get a private on-line gallery to view your images, and we can even deliver prints to your cottage (depending on the length of your stay). We have exclusive Fullers Hill packages including prints from just £50. Darren also offers […]

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Autumn Newsletter 2015

Autumn Newsletter 2015 Including NEW extras and services, charity fundraising, YouTube videos, John’s prizes and your last chance to win a free competition…!

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Congratulations Lucy & Matt!

HUGE congratulations to Lucy and Matt who got married today! Lucy stayed with us in The Tack Room cottage with her 3 beautiful Bridesmaids the night before where they enjoyed a complimentary bottle of Prosecco and the exclusive use of the private hot tub. The Tack Room is the perfect place to get ready for your big day as it boasts fabulous communal space and natural light for your personal hair and make up stylists to work their magic! As the sun came out and the clouds drifted apart to show us some bright blue sky, Lucy looked absolutely stunning as she emerged from the butterfly garden to make her […]

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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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Butlers With Bums

Butlers With Bums will add a cheeky twist to your celebrations, and keep you entertained with an array of party tricks – including hosting games, making cocktails and serving food & drinks… all whilst showing off their trademark chiselled physiques. All of their Naked Butlers are experienced, professional, friendly, in great shape and most importantly… irresistibly sexy! If you’re looking for service with a bit more than just a pretty smile, their hunky semi-naked buff butlers are the ideal choice. They will effortlessly serve drinks & canapés, mix up cocktails, have pictures taken with everyone, organise and suggest party games and most importantly they will have you smiling from ear to […]

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Taxis, Coaches & Fancy Cars

Limousines  If you need to hire a coach for a trip into the city or wedding venue, use Safford’s Coaches. Their rates are very competitive and they can offer anything from a 16 seat Minibus to an 80 seat Double Decker! Visit: Saffords Coaches or Call: 01767 677395 If you require something smaller, please do call Derek’s Taxis on 01767 260443. They can take you anywhere! If you require something more fancy and special, seek Cambridge Wedding Cars. Their wedding car fleet comprises of 25 modern and classic luxurious prestige cars, all in pristine condition throughout. Your comfort and happiness are their top priorities. All their drivers will arrive smartly […]

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Nude Life Drawing Class

Appreciate a modern masterpiece with a still life drawing hen party! If you’re looking for a unique activity and one that everyone can enjoy, why not add that breathtaking ‘wow factor’ with one of their stunning models? Once he’s arrived and given the usual butler’s welcome, their model will sit or stand for 1 whole hour – wearing as much or as little as you like, allowing you all to create your masterpieces with 3 different poses. Once the drawing has finished, your butler will choose a winner before serving drinks and posing for photos for an extra 30 minutes. Prices start from just £100 (depending on location). Quality A4 […]

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Dance Lessons

A dance lesson for a hen do is a great way to get your hen party bonding whilst having loads of fun! Bounce Studios offers a personal, stress free and friendly service, and guarantee to make your hen dance party a relaxed and fun affair. They sort the venue, instructor and music, so you simply just to turn up ready to boogie! They concentrate on getting the fun element into your dance party, so your Bride-To-Be will be sure to enjoy herself and even learn a routine, which can be performed at the wedding reception (for those brave enough!) All abilities welcome! Some styles include Burlesque, 20’s, 80’s, 90’s, cheerleading, […]

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Our “little black book”

Fuller’s Hill Cottages’ Complimentary Cottage Concierge Service! Are you organising a party, gathering, reunion, celebration, wedding accommodation or a holiday? We hold your hand along the way from your first enquiry until after you leave by offering you a complimentary Cottage Concierge Service! Why not treat the Bride & Groom, your family, the birthday boy or girl, the special person in your life or just yourself to the absolutely perfect, bespoke and most memorable party or holiday and hire all four of our lovely modern cottages for exclusive use including TWO hot tubs, TWO gardens and TWO BBQ’s. (You can also hire just the number of cottages you need). We […]

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Our “little pink book”

Fuller’s Hill Cottages’ Hen Party Bible! Are you organising the Hen Party for your best friend, sister or other precious lady in your life? We hold your hand along the way from your first enquiry until after you leave by offering you a complimentary party concierge service! Why not treat the Bride-To-Be and her Hens to the absolutely perfect, bespoke and most memorable Hen party and hire all four of our lovely modern cottages for exclusive use for the weekend including TWO hot tubs, TWO gardens and TWO BBQ’s. (You can also hire just the number of cottages you need). We can help host a maximum of 19 Hens (no […]

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Hen Parties

Are you organising the Hen Party for your best friend, sister or other precious lady in your life? Why not treat the Bride-To-Be and her Hens to the perfect, bespoke and most memorable Hen party and hire all four of our lovely modern cottages for exclusive use for the weekend including TWO hot tubs, TWO gardens and TWO BBQ’s. We can help host a maximum of 19 Hens (no minimum) in a beautiful setting only 20 mins drive away from Cambridge City Centre; perfectly situated for a fantastic balance between a relaxing country affair and an exciting city experience.   We hold your hand along the way from your first […]

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Hair & Make-Up

Wellness from within means beautiful skin, add make-up and hair and you are all there! Samantha Allen is a renowned professional freelance make-up artist and hair stylist and offers make-up and hair styling, skincare, beauty & wellness coaching at your very own cottage! Services include: bridal hair, bridal make-up, airbrush make-up, occasion hair and make-up, ball hair and make-up, prom hair and make-up, hair and make-up for photoshoots, fashion hair and make-up, film, make-up lessons, pamper parties, skincare consultation, wellness coaching. Samantha uses only highest quality high-end products and equipment and uses airbrush make-up; favoured amongst celebrities and stars of TV & Film. Samantha works with: Chanel, Dior, Bobbi Brown, MAC, […]

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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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Top Ten Easter Fun Treats 2015

For some ‘eggciting’ ideas on where to ‘hop’ to during your stay at Fuller’s Hill Cottages this Easter, please see our Top Ten Easter Fun Treats below…   Easter at Carluccio’s: Childrens’ biscuit decorating classes. Carluccio’s, 1 Fisher Square, Grand Arcade, Cambridge CB2 3QF Wednesday April 8th 10.30am Cost: £10 per child Information: www.carluccios.com/events/kids-easter-biscuits-decorating       Chocolat Chocolat presents The Great Big Cambridge Easter Egg Hunt: Hunt around Cambridge for Easter eggs decorated by local celebs for charity. Participating shops include: Cuckoo, Afternoon Tease, Modish Shoes, Finn Jordan, Cambridge Toy Shop and more… Prize for the winner is hand-made chocolate. Each participating shop has an entry form for you […]

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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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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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Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting Perfect for both Hen Parties and Corporate events, Waresley Wine can accommodate a fabulous wine tasting experience in the comfort of your very own cottage. At only £10 per head, you could also coincide this experience with our private chef, Frank Boddy, for cheese and nibbles, for example. Please contact us for prices. “We know our wines…let us help you choose wines to suit your taste and budget.” Gift packs are also now available. Please contact Waresley Wine directly on 01767 650381 or 07983 716381 or for further ideas on entertainment in our cottages, please contact Jenny on 07544 208959.   Address: Waresley Wine Waresley Huntingdon Cambridgeshire Email Address: […]

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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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Private Chef

Private Chef At Fuller’s Hill Cottages we have teamed up with a highly regarded, local, chef who can provide a personalised chef service on a daily basis, for dinner parties and visiting guests. Enjoy the experience of Frank Boddy coming to your cottage and preparing a delicious meal to your specification. You could also enjoy some wine tasting with David Taine from Waresley Wine at the same time! From a light lunch to a 3 course dinner or 5 course tasting menu, Frank can happily provide: * Traditional and modern cuisine * Tapas and Indian banquets, or your own theme * Fun cookery lessons * Personal service from your chef […]

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Hen Party at Fuller’s Hill Cottages!

Having a Hen Party at Fuller’s Hill Cottages! I recently enjoyed the pleasure of having my Hen Party at Fuller’s Hill Cottages. As an example of what you can do, you may hire a tea party to come and visit, set up and then take everything away from www.sunflowerscatering.co.uk . Sunflowers, offers an outside catering service for Ely, Cambridge and the surrounding Towns and Villages.Their service is professional, friendly and their food is homemade using fresh ingredients. They can basically cater for any requirements and are happy to meet with you in person. They custom design menus to suit your event and budget, and both large and small occasions can […]

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Big Energy Saving Week 20th – 24th October 2014

Anyone can get involved in Big Energy Saving Week 20th – 24th October 2014. In the countdown to next week’s Big Energy Saving Week – a joint campaign between Energy Saving Trust, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Citizens Advice – new research reveals the number of appliances in homes is sending bills out of control and costing households billions of pounds. Energy Saving Trust will be issuing free research and guidance all next week to help householders take control back of their bills For more information on saving energy in the home visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk. British households could save £1.7bn a year by switching appliances off standby; new […]

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Our Responsible Visitor Charter

  Conserve Energy – Reduce energy by switching off the lights and closing       windows if heating is on. The Energy Saving Trust provides information on what you can do at home. Give the car a holiday – Leave the car behind, if only for a day. Walk, cycle of use public transport. Local walking routes and maps are provided. Shop local – Use local products, they give a flavor of the area and help support local communities. We are fortunate to have some fantastic producers of food, drink, and arts and crafts in our region, Ask about local markets or local and regional organic produce or see our News blogs […]

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Butterflies, Swallows and Black Squirrels at Fuller’s Hill Cottages!

Wild life at the Cottages Lots of butterflies have been seen in The Tack Room garden recently. Mainly Red Admirals have been identified. The Red Admiral is a frequent visitor to gardens throughout the British Isles and one of our most well-known butterflies. This butterfly is unmistakable, with the velvety black wings intersected by striking red bands. This butterfly is primarily a migrant to our shores, although sightings of individuals and immature stages in the first few months of the year, especially in the south of England, mean that this butterfly is now considered resident. Swallows are currently congregating on the telephone wires at Fuller’s Hill Cottages before they fly […]

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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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Breakfast at Fuller’s Hill Cottages

Ok, so we provide luxury self-catering accommodation, but also, we are now providing you with different and exciting options for breakfast. Yum! If you would like to venture out, The Coach House in Potton will now be providing breakfast for our guests as well their own. If you would like to eat from the continental breakfast bar (cereal, toast, fruit, yoghurt) and the kitchen i.e. cooked, the cost will be £12. If you would like to eat from the kitchen only, the price is £8. Pre-booking with Jenny on 07544 208959 is essential or email her at enquiries. Jenny shops, Jenny collects, Jenny delivers to your cottage all you have […]

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Independent Retail Near Fuller’s Hill Cottages

The 4th July is the beginning of Independent Retailer Month 2014 in Cambridge. I have investigated a few independents that I think are well worth a visit. Don’t be tempted by a chain, look out for one of these retailers for a truly unique shopping and culinary experience. Show your support and above all, enjoy! 12a Club 12a Market Hill
Cambridge
CB2 3NJ Tel: 01223 350106 E: info@12aclub.com W: www.12aclub.com Behind a very unassuming wooden door, 12a Club is a private members’ club offering friendly, knowledgeable, attentive service in very elegant and relaxed surroundings. The main lounge and bar area has been decorated 20s style and large leather booths invite you in. […]

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