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Petham is a small village and civil parish in the North Downs, five miles south of Canterbury in Kent.
The village church is All Saints Church, which was built in the 13th century but suffered from a fire in 1922 and had to be rebuilt. There is one pub, The Chequers Inn, on Stone Street. There is a Grade One listed wooden smock mill and a museum at nearby Stelling Minnis, which is open between Easter and September.
The villages of Chartham, Chilham and Godmersham are close by. Godmersham Park House was built in 1732, and eventually became the property of Edward Knight, brother of Jane Austen. Her novel Pride and Prejudice is said to depict characters and scenes from the village. Chilham is a particularly picturesque village with a Norman castle, and has been a location for a number of films and television dramas.
Lyminge Forest and Kent Nature Reserve are a mile away as well as access to the North Downs Way four miles away. Howletts Zoo Park is close by at Bekesbourne. It was opened by John Aspinall in 1957. Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Hythe are part of the Aspinall Foundation
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Petham Primary School
Places to Stay near Petham
Upper Ansdore Guest House
Upper Ansdore is a small medieval farmhouse situated in a very quiet valley with wonderful views, yet only 6 miles from Canterbury.
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Upper Ansdore Farmhouse dates from the XIVth century with later additions. Situated in a Sylvan setting with far reaching views across the valley, in a quiet area away from all the traffic. It overlooks a ... More
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"The accommodation was lovely, the food was great, and the service even better. We will certainly recommend you to anyone we know intending to visit Canterbury"
Luxury Bed & Breakfast in the best of both worlds ... More
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Howfield Manor Hotel
Howfield Manor is located in the heart of the Kent countryside and set in five acres of landscaped gardens. Visiting Canterbury and the surrounding villages, avoid the traffic by staying ... More
Homelea Bed & Breakfast
Homelea b&b” a countryside residence, backing onto the river Stour and North Downs Way, yet only three and a half mile drive from the beautiful Cathedral City of Canterbury. We ... More
Welcome to the charming Old Alma Inn, a family run bed & breakfast – The Old Alma is a former Victorian Pub built in 1864 and situated at the historic village of Chilham.
At the ... More
Woodlands Bed and Breakfast is a modern, comfortable and friendly family run B&B near Canterbury, Kent. Whitstable, Faversham and Sandwich are all also within easy reach.
Twin and Double rooms available, double with en-suite. All ... More
This superior Georgian Bed and Breakfast Hotel, with its beautiful, spacious and tranquil accommodation, is only minutes walk to the City centre and Cathedral.
An oasis in a busy tourist city, we ... More
Innkeeper's Lodge Canterbury
** ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BUFFET BREAKFAST ** Situated towards the south of the city centre on the A2050, this lodge shares its grounds with the Old Gate Vintage Inn ... More
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Tudor beamed houses surround this cosy inn, which is graced by the Grey Lady, a resident, but friendly, ghost! Probably one of the cosiest inns in Kent, if not in England, ... More
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