A four star venue offering a five star service, Iffin Farmhouse is a delightful place to stay, to meet for business or pleasure or to escape for a creative break. Located less than ten minutes drive from the centre of the cathedral city of Canterbury yet surrounded by beautiful Kentish countryside, Iffin Farmhouse is situated on historic Iffin Lane, that dates back to Roman times. Iffin Farmhouse provides the perfect base to explore the ‘Garden of England’, to resolve important business decisions, enjoy a social occasion or to participate in a variety of creative pursuits. Here you’ll experience all the benefits of a hotel you’d find in the centre of Canterbury and with easy parking and inviting gardens you’ll be able to relax as soon as you turn into the drive. Whilst you are staying with us, if you happen to be celebrating a birthday, special occasion or just wish to indulge don’t forget to let us know and we can arrange beautiful flowers, local chocolates and a Kentish Sparkling wine to await you on arrival! ‘We came for a week-end and wanted to stay for a week’ Jane and Simon Fitzgerald, London.
Kents International Arts Festival. 18th October- 1st November.
If theatre, music, visual arts or intellectual talks are your thing then the Canterbury Festival is a must this year!
Festival highlights include the parade which goes down Canterbury High Street on Saturday 18th October followed by Evensong at the cathederal on Sunday 19th at 3.15pm.
Canterburys City wall circuit walk is on Thursday 23rd at 10am and would be a great way to explore Canterburys hidden nooks.
There are also numerous performances on at the Marlow theatre (http://www NULL.marlowetheatre NULL.com/) including Flown, Simon Evans and Cirque du Cabaret.
For the entire events timetable and to book places be sure to visit CanterburyFestival.com (http://www NULL.canterburyfestival NULL.co NULL.uk/)
Small house, big charm
Smallhythe Place, a timber framed house nestled in the Kent countryside near the charming village of Tenterden. If history and theatre is your thing then Smallhythe Place is a must. With regular outdoor perfermances in the beautiful gardens, attributed to Victorian era actress Ellen Terry, and free admission with a National Trust pass you can guarantee a fantastic visit.
The music and beer festival is always a big hit with families, young and old. Eventtimetables can be found on the national trust website. (http://www NULL.nationaltrust NULL.org NULL.uk/smallhythe-place/things-to-see-and-do/events/)
The charming little village of Chilham is located just 6 miles from Iffin Farmhouse and offers so much for every member of the family. Whether its mooching round traditional farm shops, strolling around the lakes and rivers or just snuggling up in a cosy pub or cafe with a beer or a cuppa- Chilham has it all!
Its top attractions include Badgers Hill Farm and Cidery, Chilham Castle Gardens (http://www NULL.chilham-castle NULL.co NULL.uk/), The Stour Valley Arts at Kings Wood (http://stourvalleyarts NULL.co NULL.uk/), River Stour and Chilham Lakes (http://www NULL.kentishstour NULL.org NULL.uk/) and Perry Wood (http://www NULL.faversham NULL.org/).
The Medievil village sqaure is picture perfect. Enjoy a drink at the Woolpack Inn (http://www NULL.woolpackinnchilham NULL.co NULL.uk/) or afternoon tea at Shelly’s Tea Room. (http://www NULL.shellystearooms NULL.com/)
There are also numerouse walking (http://www NULL.kentishstour NULL.org NULL.uk/), cycling and horse riding (http://www NULL.chilhampark NULL.co NULL.uk/)tracks to be found- available all year round.