Treat someone this Christmas to a luxury break in the quiet of the Kent countryside. This winter (1st December – 1st March) we are offering bed and breakfast, plus a homemade two course evening meal for two for just £127 per night ( excluding Saturdays) . For gift ideas a voucher can be issued. Please quote WINTER for promotion on booking.
Ever thought that good quality coffee was too hard to find. Well we’ve taken the hard work out of your search and found it for you. Waterlane coffee house is an independent coffee house offering the finest quality coffee in Canterbury. Down a quiet little lane near the heart of Canterbury can be found a little team of people busy working to bring you deliciously smooth coffee. No fancy frills just good quality coffee in a place you can relax and watch the world go by. So this winter take a break. Get cosy with a coffee and enjoy something finer.
A massive thank you to all our guests who have reviewed us on trip advisor. We are pleased to announce that we are now No.1 B&B in Canterbury.
We are commited to offering the best service and facilities to our guests which means your opinions and suggestions are always welcome.
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.
Canterbury food and drink festival (http://wp NULL.me/P2W0Ja-1G)
When: Friday 26th- Sunday 28th September 2014
Where: Dane John gardens, Waltling Street, Canterbury Admission:
Free!! Fun for all the family can be had this September with the arrival of the food and drink festival here in Canterbury. Come and sample many localally produced goodies and indulge in something new. Three stages of entertainment and endless food and drink stalls will make this end of Septmeber one you’ll remember. For those who have visted Iffin Farmhouse or who will be visiting you will know that we are very passionate about good quality food. We beleive that where your food comes from tells its own story in the flavours that are produced. Local meats, fruits and beverages are all served here at Iffin Farmhouse and we are always looking for new products for our guests to try while visiting Kent.
Time teams archaeologists, geophysicists, hirtorians, graphics experts and digges made a visit to Canterbury in August 2000 and made some amazing discoveries…..
They looked at the Greyfriars which was the very first franciscan friary in Britain, founded in 1224 and rebuilt in a new location in the 1260′s. The orgiginal structure at the time was not known but after three days the Time Team found one of the most important monastic archaeological sites in Europe.
They also carried out a dig on Tyler Hill- about a mile outside of Canterbury’s city centre, which was thought to be one of medievil England’s busiest tile factories. A large Kiln was found at the site which was though to have made house bricks- which many town houses today will still have within their walls. The Time Team also built their own kiln, designed decorated and fired their own tiles lay a section of flooring to match that of the Corona Chapel of Canterbury Cathedral.
The biggest dig of all- known as ‘the big dig’ was the digging up of Canterbury’s Whitefriars- which revealed 2000 years of the city’s history. They found numerous artefacts to support their theories dating from roman times right through to medievil times. To read more visit the Canterbury Archaelogical site. http://www.whitefriars-canterbury.co.uk/about-whitefriars/?PageID=11
The OAre Gunpowder Works is managed with the help of local volunteers. Activities include conservation work on site, ranging from woodland to pond management, and running the visitor centre.
If you are inspired by the works and wish to find out more about volunteering opportunities please visit www.gunpowderworks.co.uk
The Shipwright’s Arms- loacated in Faversham, Kent is an ancient pub over 300 years old. However, the history of the Pub tells us it would have been fuctioning as an inn some time before the 18th century. Many pirates and smugglers used the inn as well as sailors and fishermen that would have visited the inn to refresh themselves while waiting to unload their cargo in the neartown of Faversham.
The pub still maintains a listening watch on vhf radio for mariners who may be in distress and the current landlord keeps tradition by acting as a volonteer coastguard to the testers boat yard, which is located adjacent to the pub.
The pubs remote loacation has, until recently forced them to be totally self-sufficient, to the extent that they would even generate their own electricity. They still draw water from their well and cook using propane gas.
The Shipwright’s Arms is a maratime of history and is bursting to share it with all those who enter through its doors. They serve a wide range of food between 12 and 2.30pm and 7pm and 9pm.