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A family owned business that has diversified from farming into a number of different ventures

The business was founded in 1928 by Walter K. Whigham and is still wholly owned by his direct descendants
and their families.

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Developing farms and properties located in East Kent for commercial and residential lettings

The Company rent out residential and commercial properties, undertaking its own management and maintenance.

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Working to support and develop the arts in Canterbury

Arts and culture provide an opportunity to provoke consideration of important intangibles that have a major impact on individuals and society.

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Refurbished farm buildings creating a venue for flexible and exclusive events

Further farm buildings are being refurbished to provide holiday cottages in one of the most beautiful areas in Kent.

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1000 acres of farmland across East Kent

The majority of the land is farmed for fruit and is currently let on a long term tenancy. Other land is farmed by HICO as arable land and woodland.

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Latest News

the oak and rope company

The Oak and Rope Company arrive at Highland Court Farm

June 16, 2015

HICO are delighted to see the arrival of a new member of the creative community developing at Highland Court Farm. Oak and Rope are a company that celebrates the heritage of British craftsmanship by making bespoke objects from oak (and of course rope). Oak and Rope’s clear commitment to high quality and use of ...


Dog Grooming in Canterbury

December 3, 2014

HICO are very pleased to welcome Barking Beauties dog and cat grooming services to the farm. Deborah who has been working with cats and dogs for the past 10 years has taken residency in the Old Stables here at Highland Court Farm  in Bridge which is close to the city of Canterbury . The advanced city and guilds ...


Preserve Production at Highland Court Farm Kent

October 2, 2014

HICO are very pleased to welcome Farmhouse Kitchen to Highland Court Farm. Farmhouse Kitchen, ,  have been producing jams and marmalades in Kent for over ten years and their move to Highland Court Farm will re-establish the heritage of making preserves from the fruit grown on the farm. The bonus for Farmhouse Kitchen is ...

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