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“Perfect to chill and walk in your own time”
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Iffin Farmhouse
Ranked #2 of 73 Canterbury B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Lovely stay, warm hosts and a mazing brekkie included.
Very nice for short break with no hassles and lots of walks to various pubs :)
Very close to beautiful Canterbury as well as Coast. We visited whitstable and did a long costal walk. The hosts were very well informed on local attractions and ideas of things to get upto. Our stay was private and relaxing and we thoroughly enjoyed it

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Loved everything about it. Had just driven 5+ hours with whole family when we arrived. Greeted by ponies (D-day and Dolly) which kids adored, followed by the Spaniel named Crotchet. Then we met the staff and were immediately set even more at ease. Becuase of the late hour there weren't many dining options available, so Sarah offered to make dinner for us! Fantastic 5-star dining experience with fresh, local ingredients and the very warmest hospitality. That experience extended through all our subsequent meals as well.

Our accomodation was just as excellent as our meal --- plenty of room, very clean yet cozy, I even managed to fire up the wood stove.

I would recommend this to anyone without hesitation; it will be first on my list when we next return to wonderful England!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

We received a warm welcome on arrival, and enjoyed a home cooked meal on the first evening. Everyone was extremely friendly and most helpful. The breakfasts were excellent, with many of the ingredients locally sourced. Our room was well appointed and clean. The farm is located in open countryside, a short drive from Canterbury. We spent a very enjoyable week exploring Kent by car. A great place to relax, we cannot recommend it highly enough.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Ian S
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

A friendly introduction, and a lovely breakfast provided in the house by the young staff. Iffin is in a pleasant setting, and less than 10 minutes out from Canterbury (traffic permitting!) and indeed well placed for the rest of Kent due to the proximity of the train station.

We stayed in the converted barn and liked the modern wet room, underfloor heating and comfy bed.

Nevertheless, we felt there could have been more attention to finishing touches. We thought the living room was quite sparse and could do with some homely touches; e.g. pictures on the wall, a lamp by the sofa for more cosy lighting so you don't always have to use the main lights, a foot stool for putting your feet up after a hard days' hiking, a coffee table by the sofa, and a hat/coat stand- we needed somewhere to hang things after a wet day out!

From a maintenance point of view; the toilet roll holder wasn't useable, there were a few gaps in the units in the kitchen which left bare spaces, and a leak under the sink with a washing up bowl to catch the drips! Also it was a shame our wood-burning stove wood was left out in the rain, so we were unable to use it.

On the whole we always love self-catering barns as a base for holidays, and really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Beautifully decorated, spacious rooms. Nothing is too much trouble for Sarah, the owner. She genuinely wants your stay to be as comfortable as possible. Set in a beautiful part of the country, yet it is only 10 min drive into the centre of Canterbury, with its restaurants and night life. Highly recommend this B &B!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

The kindness of the owners and their warm welcome were wonderful, as were the cleanliness of the room and the quality of the breakfast. We received an email upfront with a detailed description of how to get to the farm and the location is ideally located just a few minutes drive from Canterbury, in a calm and green environment. Delightful. We only stayed one night and wished we had more time to discover the area. We will certainly be back,as our daughter is now a student at University of Kent.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed at Iffin for two nights at the end of a week-long stay in Kent. The welcome was very friendly and warm. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated and everywhere is spotlessly clean. The garden is huge and very lovely. Breakfast was a leisurely treat. Iffin is in an ideal situation...it feels like the depths of the country, but is actually quite close to Canterbury and the 'Park and Ride' (from Morrisons car park) is excellent. We would not hesitate to recommend this wonderful place.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Iffin Farmhouse

Address: Iffin Farmhouse Iffin Lane, Canterbury CT4 7BE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Canterbury
Price Range: $101 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Iffin Farmhouse 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Four star venue with a five star service. Iffin Farmhouse is a family run business offering luxury accommodation in the heart of the Kent countryside. ... more   less 
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