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We are both involved with The Farmers Bloodhounds who "hunt the clean boot" i.e. we chase a man instead of animals! In the past we have organised a pre-season ball in aid of the Bloodhounds, a friend of ours stayed then wrote us this "thank you" note!

Ode to Fulready

Mike, Mauveen the dogs and all
Lived in a Manor, or was it a "hall"
Most certainly astonishing,
Mike said they'd been promising
Themselves a dream
Boy, what a team !
The rooms all had character
And a great view
Mauveen & Verity had style so true
They painted, designed and furnished each suite
The finished result was a glorious treat
The turret, the lake, the gardens, the land
Nothing was ordinary, boring or bland
What a result, a credit to you all
Stand up, take a bow,
Let's go to the ball......
We rushed into town
Dressed up in our gowns
Arrived just in time
To greet guests so fine
Hundreds gushed forth
Hard to recognise off a horse
They ate, drank and jived
Some got drunk but all survived
Back to Fulready Manor
Away from the music, friends and glamour
To sleep in a four posted bed
Like an angel or so it was said
After breakfast, I left
Felt somewhat bereft
Had a great time
Which inspired this rhyme
We'll do it again
Same time next year
So until then
Here's to you, my hunting friends , dear
2 April 2001
homestay country house cotswolds

  • Tea & Coffee available whenever we are!
  • Complimentary aperitif in the evening, also liquor tray in the drawing room
  • Private cars & taxis can be arranged
  • No smoking
  • Maximum of six guests at any one time ensures privacy
  • No television!
  • Rooms
  • Luxuriously comfortable 5ft king size beds
  • Sumptuous goose down duvets (non-allergic on request)
  • Snugly bathrobes and bath sheets
  • Toiletries
  • Fresh flowers (usually from the garden)
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Mineral Water
  • Great Views!
  • Breakfast
  • Fresh produce used whenever possible
  • Fresh Free Range eggs from OUR OWN CHICKENS
  • Ever changing menu
  • Served in the Breakfast Room or on the Terrace overlooking the lake
  • **Mauveen has been nominated as one of the 100 contenders for the AAs Best Breakfast Award for 2003.
  • There are a great variety of eating places within 5 miles
  • Including: Fox & Goose and Howard Arms both winners in the past two years of the Warwickshire Best Dining Pub
  • We are happy to reserve tables for you and also to arrange transport (please link to
  • fulready manor
    Freshly squeezed Orange Juice
    Homemade Muesli with fruit and yoghurt
    Poached eggs on English Muffins with aga cooked bacon
    Tomatoes and Mushrooms
    Toast and Croissants with
    homemade Jams, marmalade
    and local honey
    Example of Breakfast
    Leek and egg en cocotte
    Roast Local Pheasant with local
    seasonal vegetables
    Blackberry & Apple Crumble
    with creme fraiche
    Coffee and Mints
    Example of Table d'hote Menu
    AA Inspectors Comment: "This is a delightful establishment. Michael and Mauveen Spencer have created a unique Manor House...... Bedrooms are furnished with style and flair & thoughtful extras ensuring a amemorable nights sleep...... the elegant Dining Room was the setting for a memorable breakfast. Services and hospitality exceeded expectations making one feel like an honoured guest rather than a paying customer."
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