News from Fullers Hill


Love hearts in the sky

Here at Fullers Hill we can offer you a super venue for your hen party along with a Tepee village for your wedding reception.   On your special day eternalise your love in the sky, experience the most memorable wedding ever, by booking your very own unique air show. Either here at Fullers Hill or at any other suitable venue.   This never-to-be forgotten air show will enthral your guests and leave them talking about the experience and your special day for a long time to come. The perfect alternative to fireworks and magicians that everyone has seen before ! See what others have said in their testimonials. Due to […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Green Policy

Environmental Policy Here at Fullers Hill Cottages, we are committed to sustainability and to providing a good quality service whilst minimising the environmental impact of our activities. A symbol of this commitment is our membership of the Green Tourism Business Scheme. The scheme provides accreditation and encouragement for tourism businesses to reduce the environmental impact of their activities. Examples of the main steps we have taken to reduce our impact are below: • Installation of 60kw solar panels which provides all the power for the apartments • We have an eco-friendly ground source heat pump, sourcing heat from beneath the ground of the car park to power the hot water […]

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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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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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Green Policy at Fuller’s Hill Cottages – A Short Summary

Our Green Policy  – A Short Summary …as part of the Green Tourism Business Scheme We comply with the requirements of environmental legislation and approved codes of practice. We continuously seek to improve our environmental and social performance. We reduce pollution, emissions and waste. We reduce the use of energy, waste and other resources. We raise awareness, encourage participation and train empolyees in sustainable business practices. We expect similar environmental standards from all suppliers and contractors. We assist guests to use products and services in an environmentally sensitive way. We liaise with the local community where possible We have minimised our risks associated with social and environmental issues. We have joined […]

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Our NEW Supper Box!

Now introducing our NEW Supper Box! Woo-hoo! Feeling rushed after a hard days travel or work? Can’t get to the shops? Or just hate shopping? Our baskets are sourced from Wood View Farm Shop a local produce supplier. All you have to do when staying here at Fuller’s Hill Cottages is call Jenny on 07544 208959 or email her at enquiries and give her a list of food and drink that you would like. Jenny will personally go and collect your list, shop for it and deliver it. All payable by cash upon delivery, a £10 service charge also applies. Please place your order with Jenny between 8am and 8pm. […]

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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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Communal Garden at Fuller’s Hill Cottages

The communal garden at Fuller’s Hill Cottages now features a table tennis table! Woo-hoo! As well as a luxurious hot tub for the unbeatable spa experience, a BBQ for some super culinary summer nights and a couple of picnic tables perfect for social gatherings, you may now enjoy an ongoing battle of skill, with a tiny pot of luck, our new table tennis table with family and friends. Laze around in our garden on those hot summer evenings or work up a sweat and a few laughs with a game of table tennis or two. Pretend you’re on the center court at Wimbledon, imagine you’re at the Olympics, dream that […]

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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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No. 77 Restaurant Review near Fuller’s Hill Cottages

The owners Craig and Shaina Galvin-Scott, of The Willow Tree pub/restaurant in Bourn strike again with an indulgent Thai restaurant style pub in Caxton called No.77. Since honeymooning in Ko Yao Noi, their dream of sharing their passion for all things Thai has now come true. Beautifully and delicately cooked food by Thai Mother and Daughter, Rawee and Cookie from Ko Samui in Thailand, now bring authentic Thai cuisine to Cambridge. They deliver both a dining menu and a take away menu fit for kings and Queens in decadent surroundings. Old, re-claimed cinema seats, set in pairs, covered in bright blue velvet match the walls. Hanging crystal decanters of varying […]

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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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Blue Bells and Orchids at last

The Blue Bells and Orchids are here finally. With the long winter finally over spring is here, dappled sunlight shining on the blue bells in Waresley and Gransden woods just 1 km walk from Cambridge Holiday Cottages at Fullers Hill Farm, Lt Gransden. Today (16th May) all the blue bells are up with the lower flowers open and the upper buds opening. The views and scent in the woods is stunning. The bluebell may be regarded as the United Kingdom’s “favourite flower” Also in the woods you will find the common spotted orchid, not so common but it’s there amongst the blue bells. Red campion can also be found on […]

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Accommodation near RSPB Sandy – Little Gransden

RSPB reports on the plight of the Swallow The swallow was once common across the country as a farmyard bird during the summer months. Today however RSPB figures show that in many regions, there has been a marked decline their numbers. They were so common for many years, that no one thought they could become endangered, or even considered monitoring their numbers. Sadly the same is true of many other farmland birds. This delightful little bird, with its distinctive long forked tail and agile flight is a well known harbinger of summer. Swallows usually arrive in early April having flown the 4,000 miles from South Africa, where many spend the […]

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Old Warden near Biggleswade

Shuttleworth Collection Biggleswade The Shuttleworth Collection depicts the history of flight from the early 1900 to the 1950’s and shows how the aircraft operated in the pioneering years, was rapidly developed through necessity during World War I, was used for sport, pleasure and business in the 1920s and 30s and once again became a fighting machine in World War II. The Collection is situated at Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Aerodrome, one of the few traditional all grass aerodromes still in regular use, (which is part of Old Warden Park Estate) and is displayed in eight hangars, which include a workshop hangar giving the visitor a chance to view restoration and maintenance […]

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Mill stones at Cambridge Holiday Cottages

The old millstone that you see beside Fullers Hill Farm cottages is not originally from the farm site but from a windmill at nearby Gamlingay that was demolished in 1977. It is one of a pair of stones, which when working together, were used to grind locally grown grain into flour. As you can see the millstone is constructed from a number of pieces of stone fitted together. These are set in plaster of Paris and held tightly together by an iron band shrunk or clamped around them. The stone used is known as French burr stone. It is from the Marne valley and much harder wearing than anything available […]

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Fullers Hill Cottages has geese on its pond

Fullers Hill geese The geese aka 9th, Battalion hatched into this world on 24th, July in North Norfolk.  They then started their 2 hour journey home to Fullers Hill Cottages, on the front seat of the car chirping away to their new surrogate mum, who was chatting back to them.  If they got slightly cold, they were gently placed within the bosom of surrogate mummy to warm up.  Not sure if that is a driving offense or not! Once safely home at Fullers Hill, the luxury surrounding under the heat lamp, sharing the chicken coup, they found very cosy.  After three weeks of nurturing and all creature comforts, it was time for […]

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A walk to Waresley woods from cambridge holiday cottages

Waresley woods The beautiful and ancient Waresley Wood is about 3/4 mile to the north of Fullers Hill Cottages. The woods are truly stunning regardless of which season, month or day you visit. Each occasion is uniquely different. In a winter storm the trees talk as the creek and clatter into each other. In the summer the woods provide cool dark shelter from the hot sun. In the autumn the woods contain so much colour and fruit. In the spring the woods are alive with fresh green colours of the new season leaf and are carpeted by the stunning bluebells. The woods at Waresley are also home for many rare […]

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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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IWM Duxford

IWM Duxford, just 12 miles drive from Fullers Hill Cottages is a famous former First and Second World War airfield. Take a whole day wandering under and around some of the most iconic aircraft in the world. IWM Duxford is home to an impressive collection of over two hundred aircraft some set in wartime scenes, other undergoing maintenance for coming air displays as well as many tanks, military vehicles, missiles, submarines and boats. An original 1917 Belfast hangar hosting the Battle of Britain exhibition contrasts dramatically with the remarkable architecture of the American Air Museum, designed by contemporary British architects Foster and Partners. Duxford airfield was the setting for the […]

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Booking at Fullers Hill self catering Cottages near cambridge

Private hot tub for No 1 + Apple Cottage and The Tack Room garden! Any questions, please call Kirstie on 07544 208959 between 8am and 8pm or email using the contact form. Call for special last moment short break prices and late availability deals. Emergency number 07873 395423 Enquiry form here (email)

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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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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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About Fullers Hill Cottages

History Fullers Hill Farm has been in the Jefferies family ownership since the 1920s. It is a fully working farm, set in the Cambridgeshire countryside,  15 miles from Cambridge and 50 from London. The main barns were constructed in 1840. In its former years the farm was mixed arable and cattle, today it is solely arable, producing wheat (milling and feed), barley for beer, rape for cooking oils and occasionally linseed and beans.  Little Gransden Airfield was established by the late Leonard Jefferies in 1963, and is a base for vintage and classic aircraft, some of which are the only ones of type in Europe, creating a flying museum with […]

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