Our Friends

We hope to provide everything we think you will need to make your stay comfortable and memorable. We believe our apartments should reflect everything we believe in, it is been particularly important to us to provide ethically sourced local produce for our hampers and carefully selected toiletries that are organic and natural. We have enjoyed seeking out the best our region has to offer and finding likeminded people to partner with.

 

Debonair Tea (debonairtea.co.uk)

Debonair Tea Company is a family-run tea business set up by Kent couple, Phil and Louisa Johnson. Tired of seeing both good and poor quality tea served badly, they believed it was possible to source, create and serve high quality loose leaf tea without pretence and they set upon their mission to make exceptional tea a daily pleasure.

 

Steep Street Coffee (steepstreet.co.uk)

When choosing a coffee to supply in our hamper we wanted to seek out not only great coffee but also a local company that shares our values, Steep Street, are a perfect match. If you head to Folkestone check out their wonderful literary café, it’s a haven on Folkestone’s old high street.

“A small company with big ambitions. “Based in the heart of Folkestone’s buzzing Creative Quarter we are nourished by a thriving community. Alice, Stephen and a dedicated team of local people work to produce exceptional coffee, served in the Coffee House to thousands of people each week.”

 

Chartham Vineyards (charthamvineyard.co.uk)

Chartham Vineyard is a family enterprise and one of East Kent’s newest vineyards situated at Burnt House Farm in Chartham close to the historic City of Canterbury in Kent. It is owned by Dr Roz Waller and her husband Richard Goodenough and managed by their son. They combine traditional farming values with a modern, eco-friendly approach.

 

The Wooden Spoon Company (thewoodenspoon.co.uk)

Founded 40 years ago, the company has stayed true to its roots by focusing on artisan products aimed at independent retailers. They are proud members of Produced in Kent, the champion for good food in the Garden of England, they only sell products that are made on their own premises using natural ingredients.

 

The Little Soap Company (littlesoapcompany.co.uk)

Little Soap Company was conceived several years ago by Emma Heathcote-James. Starting life as an insatiable one-woman band, Little Soap Company has been passionate about reducing the amount of chemicals and synthetics people unwittingly rub into their skin since day one. They are on a mission to create genuine cruelty free, natural soap.

 

Suma (suma.coop)

We purchase all of our consumables and cleaning products from Suma. They are the UK’s biggest worker’s co-operative and Europe’s largest single-pay employer. They have been supplying natural, responsibly sourced products since 1977, we think they are great!

 

Green Tourism (green-tourism.com)

We are currently working with Green Tourism to achieve at the least a bronze accreditation as we believe in their values, “a commitment to people, places and our planet.”

 

The Marlowe (marlowetheatre.com)

The Marlowe re-opened in October 2011 after an extensive rebuild and has since become one of this country’s leading regional theatres and an influential creative voice in our region.
We have partnered with the Marlowe as we believe it is a valuable asset to Canterbury, we and our family have all enjoyed many productions over the years and so we feel it is important to give our support. It is well worth checking what productions are coming up, and look out for our offers of discounted tickets and back stage tours.

 

Bo Concept, Canterbury (boconcept.com)

When Bo Concept arrived in Canterbury we fell in love with their products and everything Scandi. Rachel and her team have been a delight to work with and now we are proud to have our apartments filled with their fabulous furniture, accessories and lighting.