Its rare these days that the whole of my immediate family can get together for a whole weekend so when Mumma P suggested a weekend we could all do it was firmly put in the diary and months later we packed cars and jumped on trains, Kent bound…
Higham Farmhouse in Stodmarsh was home for the weekend, and what a lovely home it was 🙂 Nestled deep in the countryside, this five bedroomed house was perfect for our group which ranged from under 1yrs through to over 60yrs!
The house is situated next on working cattle farm, not that you’d know that mind with how quiet it was (it was a weekend stay) and contrary to many farms, it didn’t smell unpleasant.
The house boasts modern day appliances such as wi-fi and a much needed (and used) dishwasher as well as the more traditional wood burners, which I just love!
On day one we went to nearby Canterbury for a wonder round where some of us checked out the cathedral and others the shops.
In the afternoon we explored around the farm, meeting the cows and playing ‘it’ on the lawn with the kids!
Day two was spent at the seaside resort of Broadstairs, which took me back to my childhood when I’d visited. It was spring time so not overly warm but there were people on the beach and in the water – sailing, not swimming!
A great pub lunch at The Charles Dickens and ice cream later it was time to head back to the house.
The late afternoon was filled with a wander through the countryside to (eventually) find a pub, grab a lemonade and some crisps and head back – we sent my brother in law to pick the car up as we’d walked much further than we had realised!
The house was booked until the Monday however with work looming half of the party left on the Sunday evening. As I sat on the train back to the Big Smoke I vowed to myself that I’d spent more time in the countryside going forward…a vow that I’m very much trying to stick to…