Tours at Provender House in Faversham offers an in-depth history of this building which dates back to the 13th Century. Named after its first owner, Sir John de Provender, who made his wealth from being in the service of King Henry III, six Centuries of owners who were explorers, heiress and currently a princess. Each owner and era tastes as well as the latest fashion can be seen in the architectural styles of Provender House. It is said that Jane Austen would have visited Provender House from her brother's home nearby in Godmersham, possibly with Provender's Edward Knatchbull-Huguesson as a potential husband for her favourite niece, Fanny Knight.
Provender is now the home of Princess Olga Romanoff, the daughter of Prince Andrew Romanoff, the eldest nephew of the Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, and was almost derelict when he died in 2000. However, a careful programme of restoration has restored the house to its current splendour. The princess often conducts the tours herself.

Opening Hours
Guided Tours
May to October
First and last Sunday of the month
10.30am and 2pm.
First Tuesday of every month
10.30am and 2pm.
Open on some Bank Holidays
Group tours outside these hours can be arranged.
Contact for information on Winter open day tour dates.

Adult: £20
Senior Citizens: £16
Child - 12 to 18 years: £16.

Provender is an ancient house and has many different levels. There is no formal disabled access or facilities, so please call beforehand and they will do everything they can to accommodate you.

Advisory Notes
Not suitable for children under 12 years.

Picture Credit: © Provender House.

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