How to get to the cottage:
Fulbeck Gardens Cottage, North Heath Lane, Fulbeck, Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Postcode for SatNav: NG32 3HH
From the A1/A17/A46 junction at Newark:-
Take the A17 to Sleaford road fro approximately 10 miles. Staying on the A17 (and as you pass the turning for Brant Broughton on your left at an offset crossroads) half a mile further along the A17 take the road signed for Leadenham and Fulbeck.
As you wind up the hill to Leadenham you pass in front of The George Hotel. Continue following the road until you come to the traffic lights and crossroads in Leadenham (you will be facing Leadenham Post Office).
Turn right towards Fulbeck and the Grantham A607 road.
Continue for approximately one mile. You will drive over the A17 fly over. Immediately over the fly over on your left is North Heath Lane. Turn down North Heath Lane and continue until you reach the wooden 5-bar gate to Fulbeck Gardens Cottage and Vineyard. You have now arrived!
Take the A607 Grantham to Lincoln road. When you have gone through Barkston, take the first left to Caythorpe/Fulbeck/Lincoln. Continue along this road for approximately 10 minutes.
Continue along the A607 through Caythorpe into Fulbeck. You will pass the Hare and Hounds pub on your left, the church and finally Ashers Swimming Pool Centre.
Just past Ashers Swimming Pool Centre, turn right into North Heath Lane. Continue until you reach the wooden 5-bar gate to Fulbeck Gardens Cottage and vineyard. You have now arrived!
From the A15/A17 junction at Holdingham Roundabout:-
Take the A17 towards Newark for approximately 5 miles (you will pass the exit for RAF Cranwell on your right and Hurlingham Business Park on you right).
Approximately 1 mile from Hurlingham Business Park, turn right off the A17 signposted for Leadenham. Stay on this road for approximately 1/2 mile (do not turn off) going downhill until you reach the crossroads at leadenham.
Turn left at Leadenham crossroads along the A607 Fulbeck to Grantham road for approximately one mile. You will drive over the A17 fly over. Immediately over the fly over on your left is North Heath Lane. Turn down North Heath Lane and continue until you reach the wooden 5-bar gate to Fulbeck Gardens Cottage and vineyard. You have now arrived!
From central Lincoln take the A607 Lincoln to Grantham road.
The A607 Lincoln to Grantham road will take you to Cross o Cliff Hill (speed camera!) to Bracebridge heath. Take the right hand fork at the traffic lights still on the A607 and continue on this road for approximately 15 minutes. You will pass RAF Waddington, drive through the village of Navenby, continuing onto Wellingore, Welbourne and finally the village of Leadenham.
At the crossroads in Leadenham drive straight on (A607) for approximately one mile passing the Leadenham Polo Club. As you approach and drive over the A17 fly over be prepared to slow down - you are nearly there!
Take the first left after the fly over down North Heath Lane and continue until you reach the 5-bar wooden gate to Fulbeck Gardens Cottage and vineyard. You have now arrived!
If you plan to arrive by train and require the details for local buses or taxi firms please contact us on 01400 273989 and we will be happy to help!
About the local area:
Fulbeck is a small, pretty village in Lincolnshire. It is situated on the A607 - 9 miles (14 km) north from Grantham and 8 miles (13 km) north-west from Sleaford. To the north is Leadenham (with its Polo Club) and to the south, Caythorpe. Lincolnshire is a wonderfully welcoming county, English countryside at its best, full of wide open spaces, with long stretches of road to either cycle along or drive along. For the walkers you have a vast variety of country walks that often end near a local hostelry offering some of the most delicious Lincolnshire produce.
You are welcome to read more about the history of Fulbeck here.
The Church of St Nicholas Church of St Nicholas is in the centre of the village and dates to 1220, 1320 & 1470. It is very interesting; you can read more here. Lincolnshire has many interesting churches! The Lincolnshire Churches Trust says that "nowhere else in the world are there so many magnificent churches in so small an area." Here is Wikipedia's list of Lincolnshire churches.
Ideally situated for easy access to the A1 and A17, you will have plenty of choice when choosing a day out!
You could visit The Hub (The National Centre for Craft & Design) in Sleaford plus the National Trust's Belton House is only 10 minutes away by car. The historic market town of Newark is only 12 miles away with its many antique shops, fabulous restaurants, cafes and its castle.
Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle are only a 15 mile drive away and the Bailgate quarter is home to many quality, independent antique, food and clothing shops. We recommend you take a look at Visit Lincoln's website to learn more about the stunning new home of an original Magna Carta and for 2017 only you will see the Doomsday Book on loan from The British Library (it is allowed out for 6 months every 5 years). The Doomsday Book will be on view in the same vault as the Lincoln Magna Carta between May and September 2017.
Further along from Newark and not far from Lincoln is the Elizabethan family-owned Doddington Hall. The House and Gardens are open on selected days, plus it has an award-winning farm shop, restaurant, cafe and shop....in fact, you will find our rapeseed oil in the farm shop!
If you want to explore the county, why not take a drive out to the East Coast, visit Donna Nook (and see the seals), or Gibraltar Point with its new state of the art Visitor Centre. Take a trip out through the stunning Lincolnshire Wolds, passing through pretty villages and market towns such as Horncastle (full of antique shops and eateries) or the beautiful Louth with its Georgian houses and independent shops. Download the free App from www.yellowbellytrails.com to follow the trails around Lincolnshire's finest food producers, leisure and hospitality.
The cottage has a comprehensive file on 'what to do and where to go locally and throughout the East Midlands'. If you have come away for a quiet weekend or week, you can find that at the cottage. Plenty of indoor and outdoor games keep children and adults occupied and our selection of books will keep even the most avid bookworm occupied!
When staying at Fulbeck Gardens Cottage, you can do as much or as little as you wish, and see as many or little people as you wish! It's not uncommon for our visitors to only leave the cottage for supplies and food!
FISHING: Fulbeck Waters (tel: 07881 315036)
Woodland Waters (tel: 01400 230888)
GOLF COURSES: Sudbrook Moor Golf Club and Driving Range (01400 250111)
Belton Park Golf Club (tel: 01476 567399)
Sleaford Golf Club (tel: 01529 488273)
Newark Golf Club (tel: 01636 626282)
KARTING: Ancaster Karting and Paintball (tel: 01400 230306)
PFI International Kart Circuit - for corporate and leisure outdoor karting (tel: 01636 626747)
HORSE RIDING: Elms Farm Equestrian Centre (tel: 07791934738)
The Paddocks Riding Centre, Hough on the Hill (tel: 01400 250228)
Southview Riding School, Silk Willoughby, Sleaford (tel: 01529 455676)