News from Fullers Hill


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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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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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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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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Disabled Access at Fuller’s Hill Cottages

At Fuller’s Hill Cottages we have two cottages that have disabled access: The Stables and The Tack Room. These two lovely cottages have been rated under the National Accessible Scheme, Visit England, as suitable for ‘Part-time wheelchair users’ and ‘Older and less mobile guests’, respectfully. We can also make bespoke items to make your stay more accessible and user friendly. For example, perhaps you rely upon a hoist to help you into bed. We can purposefully make some blocks to help raise the bed in order for the hoist to fit underneath. Whatever your requirements or needs, we can help make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable. We have also […]

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We won GOLD!  

We are delighted to inform you that we are now a GOLD member of The Green Tourism Business Scheme. If you care about the environment and are interested in doing your bit to help our planet, take an eco holiday by staying with us at Fuller’s Hill Cottages. Please call Jenny on 07544 208959 to make a booking. We should all do our bit to reduce our impact on the environment by making a few simple changes to our lifestyle. So the next time you head off on holiday, think green. Your Green Coordinator is Jenny. If you have any questions during your stay, please call her on 07544 208959. […]

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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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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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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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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 near Cambridge

We are very lucky at Fullers Hill Cottages near Cambridge as, not only are we treated to seeing the Hares on the airfield, but we also have a herd of Fallow deer that visit the farm on an occasional basis. The deer escaped from a local stately home some years ago (I do not know which one) and clearly made their way up to SW Cambridgeshire. They took up residence in the remote Hayley Wood that lies to the East of the farm. The deer lived in the wood for many years until the woodland was purchased by a nature trust, who opened the wood to the public. The deer […]

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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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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 mill stones at Cambridge Holiday Cottages Fullers hill.

The mill stones at Cambridge Holiday Cottages. Two mill stones from separate sources have found there way to Fullers Hill Cottages and used as decoration in the yard. The oldest stone was recovered from Gamlingay wind mill on Potton road. In 1977 Mark Jefferies an employee at Fullers Hill Farm with Barry Sherman was sent to help Mr Les Barford a well known and liked local builder.  Mr Barford who owned the site as a builder’s yard needed the mill demolishing as it had become extremely unsafe. The mill was probably disused by 1922. I recall scaling a long ladder to attach a rope to some part of the structure […]

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