News from Fullers Hill


Conservation Agriculture

The working farm at Fullers Hill Cottages – Conservation Agriculture   There is a growing trend in the UK towards conservation agriculture. This is a “Sea change” in how farms have been farmed for hundreds of years. Conservation agriculture involves working with the environment to improve the structure, health and vitality of the soil. The Sea change is to use strong rooting cover crops to penetrate the soil in order to improve soil structure and drainage. This means that the soil does not need to be ploughed in the traditional manner. Ploughing has a dramatic effect upon soil life. It is the easiest way to kill earthworms that one can […]

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THE GARDENS AT FULLERS HILL

THE GARDENS AT FULLERS HILL COTTAGES One of the delights of staying here at Fullers Hill Cottages is the opportunity to spend relaxing hours away from the hustle and bustle of everyday working life. So not only have we made sure our interiors offer a luxurious space in which to relax, but we also provide outside areas in which to enjoy the tranquility of rural life and a breath of fresh air. All our apartments have access to garden areas, which have been designed not only as places which are attractive and peaceful, but also offer a haven for wildlife. The first garden to be created was the original ‘Hot […]

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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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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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The Private Garden at Fullers Hill

The Butterfly Garden. This is the private garden for the Tack Room apartment, and is so called because of the profusion of butterflies that enjoy a particular plant which has rather taken over here! Verbena bonariensis grows tall and wiry, and is topped with abundant clusters of mauve flowers which are hugely attractive to butterflies and bees alike. It has long been one of my favourite plants, and fits well into almost any scheme, with a lengthy flowering period which carries on well into November if the weather is fairly mild. The flowers themselves have a luminescence which is very apparent on duller days, when their colour seems to become […]

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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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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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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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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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Pimm’s & Punting

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

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

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Crafts & Giggles

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

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Floral Corsage Design Workshop

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

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Afternoon Tea

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

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Nanny & Babysitting

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

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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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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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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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Butterflies

The butterfly garden is a totally private garden associated with The Tack Room cottage. This garden also boasts a private hot tub for exclusive use for guests staying in this cottage only!

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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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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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The Old Farm Cart

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

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South farm weddings venue near Royston, Herts.

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

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A Warm Welcome to Fullers Hill Cottages in Cambridgeshire We are accepting bookings with an arrival date from 4thJuly 2020 ‘We are proud to have been awarded the ‘We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 Industry Standard Mark in partnership with The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In recognition that our business has confirmed that we have followed government and industry guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.’ Just 25 minutes away from Cambridge city centre, we are perfectly situated for a fantastic balance of relaxing country break and exciting city experience. You can hire all six of our beautiful cottages for […]

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