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  • Writer's pictureGavin Human

Focus on Fulbourn.

Updated: Oct 27, 2023


Fulbourn is another gem of a village that is a delight to discover. Whether you want country walks, community festivals, or to indulge in some local produce - you can find it here. Let's start with the opportunity for to embrace nature and the local countryside.

(There is a map at bottom of this page along with links to local schools and doctors.)


The local groups have actually put together a comprehensive guide to local walks and you can browse that here and see some of the areas you can visit, including local nature reserves, ponds, and the windmill. Some locals choose to meet up at the Fulbourn Life Wall; a stunning black granite art work carved by Andrew Tanser with design by author and illustrator Andrea Bassil. You could also take in Fulbourn Fen, perhaps best known for the hundreds of colourful orchids that bloom in the East Fen in early summer. It's also not rare to see lizards, grass snakes, and kestrels at different times of the year across the meadows.


You might not spot a blue bird in the Fen, but you can still find them in Fulbourn by following the local ladies football team Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds. The men's team - Fulbourn FC - have been going for 120 years and you can take yourself along to home games at the recreation ground. If you fancy a a run around without a ball, there is also the Fulbourn Hospital Parkrun, held every Saturday at 9am.


Fulbourn Centre and the Winter Festival.

Fulbourn has a vibrant and extensive committee life and much of it can be found at the Fulbourn Centre. Alongside a range of regular clubs including pilates, table tennis, bridge, the historical society, and baby and infant groups; you can also relax with regular cinema nights screening a selection of films and the latest theatre offerings and art, dance, and music via Fulbourn Arts. You can browse their listings and what they do via their website here , where you can also find pictures and details about their annual Winter Festival - music, light, stalls all provide a perfect family outing. It would be remiss not to mention that the Fulbourn Centre also has an extensive bar!


The Six Bells, White Hart Inn, Tea Party at Hat & Rabbit

If you're looking for some different surroundings for a little tipple, you have some excellent options. The Six Bells has everything you'd expect from your local pub with a pub quiz, food classics and a roast on the menu, along with a superb outdoor area. I see and hear plenty of people who comment on the warmth and style of the surroundings as well as the function rooms and events. The pub also plays hosts to the annual Beer Festival.


Just a short walk away is the Hat and Rabbit, which will be your venue of choice if you want to show off our vocal skills with their Karaoke, or book yourself a "dine and view' booth for ay sporting occasion you want to watch with friends. Or maybe you fancy an afternoon tea party?


The White Hart Inn is the ideal venue for any special occasion. Accommodation is provided via 7 delightful rooms with bed and breakfast, and you can take your pick from the cosy bar area, snug, or terrace to enjoy your drink and decide what to try from a menu that mixes pub classics with stone baked pizza and some greek specialities.

Fulbourn has some great local shops: florists, grocers, coffee shop... but I have to give a special mention to Michael Beaumont Butchers who do the most amazing sausage rolls! I also need to try their own scotch eggs from their deli', which also has their award winning hams and a great selection of other meats and cheeses.


It is always a pleasure to hear from clients how pleased they are with their new home, and even more special to find out how much they are enjoying local life and what it has to offer. I was therefore especially pleased to hear from Rachel Shepherd who told me about her family's experience of moving to, and living in Fulbourn:


"Fulbourn has it all and we love being in our Forever Home. We have made so many amazing friends since we moved here in 2017 and the girls have settled in really well at school and have a great group of friends. With Kelvin still having to work away I am not sure how we would have copped, particularly during the first year of Covid, if it was not for our friends in the village. Everyone is so happy and helpful and there is so much to do. There really is a sense of community. The local Co-op has everything you want, and the local café never disappoints when it comes to lazy Saturday mornings and breakfast. Even Kelvin struggles to polish off their Big House breakfast! We often eat at The White Hart, which is a favourite for our girls, and The Six Bells is really friendly and has a good Gin selection. Cambridge is about a 15minute drive away but we are surrounded by some lovely countryside and it is easy to relax whilst walking the dog across the fields. I guess I should mention there are loads of clubs and groups to join. I have been thinking since 2017 that I will join the Tennis club, maybe 2022 will be the year I finally do."


If you are considering moving and would like some assistance, don't hesitate to get in touch and you can also follow me across social media. You can also read my previous blogs here.


Transport.

The nearest train station is Cambridge (3.5miles). Cambridge is approximately 15mins away by car.


Schools.

The local primary school:

Nearest secondary schools:

Medical.

There is a doctors in the village:

There are four dentists within 3miles.




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