The Iffin Farmhouse Blog

Why Wye!

 Only 15mins from Iffin Farmhouse, by car, through the village of Petham (famous for its beautiful surrounding landscapes and "chocolate box" style cottages), past the poor house in Waltham and on along narrow country lanes to the top of the North Downs. Absolutely...

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Turner Contemprary

On a cloudless day in March we finally made it to Margate! Meandering along the back roads from Iffin Lane past Howletts Wild Animal Park, Wingham Wildlife Park and nostaligiacally the site of the Richborough Cooling Towers, which had been demolished in 21 seconds a...

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Purple Flag Award

Canterbury receives Purple Flag accreditation! The Purple Flag scheme recognises excellence in the management of town and city centres at night and aims to raise standards and improve the quality of our towns and cities at night. As an accredited city centre, we can...

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Great Expectations

2012 is the bicentinary of the birth of Charles Dickens. He was  an English Novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. His own story is one of rags to riches which provided the vivid characters and exhaustive depiction of contemporary life so...

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The Blean

Kent Wildlife Trust was founded in 1958 and is the leading conservation organisation charity covering the whole of Kent and is dedicated to protecting wildlife and their habitats. One of the local areas being The Blean. Lying between the cathedral city of Canterbury...

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London 2012 Olympics

Canterbury is to play an exciting role in the build up to the London 2012 Olympics. It was announced last month that the city has been included on the route that the Olympic Flame will take on its 70-day journey around the UK. The Flame will be in the district on the...

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Saturnalia

Saturnalia is the Roman version of Christmas. Visit the Canterbury Roman Museum between 17 December 2011 and 2 January 2012 and discover how sacrifices, presents, games and a big banquet formed the basis of the popular Roman festival. Take part in fun, hankds-on...

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Christmas in Canterbury

Where else to start the season than the Advent Carol Service at Canterbury Cathedral, a world heritage centre, the Mother Church of the Anglican Community and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Following comes the arrival of St Nicholas to Canterbury, culminating...

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Harvest

I always feel there is something beautiful, but poignant about the heavily laden golden ears of corn waving in the gentle breeze, fields outlined starkly against the azure skies. Summer is coming to an end, the daylight hours are noticeably shorter and the rich green...

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Summer is on its way!

The snowdrops and crocus have been and gone, daffodils are a glow of yellow, the magnolia is about to open it buds and the wonderful aubrieta  looks fantastic as it cascades over the wall in the garden here at Iffin Farmhouse. Although the aubrieta produces delicate...

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Lewy Body Society

Life as a dog at Iffin Farmhouse is great - fantastic family, full English breakfast (left overs - not so keen on the tomatoes!), loads of 4-legged friends come to visit (anything from a Dachshound to a Great Dane - but that's another Blog) and plenty of local walks....

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