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The Farmhouse, Darling Buds Farm

Farmhouse -
5 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Bethersden, Kent, England
Take a step back in time and come and stay at Darling Buds Farm, the scene of the internationally famous 90s TV series (based on the books by H E Bates) which introduced the world to the Larkins, the family that everyone wished they could be part of. Millions of us booked a date on Sunday nights in front of the television to share the adventures and lovable rogueish exploits of Pop and Ma Larkin and their family, played out in some the most idyllic Kentish countryside. Our hearts were captured by the beauty and simplistic living of the 1950s where family came first, good living a close second (plenty of food and drink for all), and the outside world was kept at arms length (Pop's money making schemes were legendary, as well as his efforts to avoid the taxman).

Pop Larkin would have loved you to drop by for a chat and a cup of tea, wh...
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Listing #HL6630358
About the Owner
Simon C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2014
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Had an absolutely beautiful stay here for my nephews wedding. Stayed in the farmhouse with all the family. The whole farm was taken over by wedding guests. As soon as we arrived, we could feel all the tension leaving us, it's such a calming place...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank ian e
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Originally we were just looking for a large house to accommodate 6 adults and 3 children when we came across Darling Buds Farm, as fans of the show back in the nineties we knew this was the place for booking a surprise 40th Wedding anniversary...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank M10ELL
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Reviewed August 22, 2015

I am big fan of the Darling Buds of May series (particularly Catherine Zeta Jones!), and being able to book and stay in the very farm where the series was filmed was a fantastic event for me. I booked the Farmhouse for me and my...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Terry T
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    2 Fulls
    2 Queens
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About the neighborhood
Situated in the heart of Kent, in the stunning location of The Darling Buds of May, this relaxing and peaceful rural hideaway is the perfick base to explore the many and varied sightseeing opportunities that Kent has on offer. From shopping destinations (like Canterbury, The Ashford Designer Outlet or even Bluewater), historic places (like Dover Castle, Chatham Dockyard, Leeds Castle), beautiful towns ( Tenterden, Tunbridge Wells), Kent has it all. You can go for long walks on the Downs, visit the seaside, tour round a whole host of Country Houses and Gardens, have rides on steam trains. You could even bring your passports and take a train to Paris for lunch or a day trip across on the ferry.
For more ideas, go to www.visitkent.co.uk
Car recommended
How to get there
Railway: Ashford International Station: 5.0 mi
Sat Nav Postcode - TN26 3EQ
• From Junction 9 M20, Leave the Motorway at Junction 9 and take the exit signposted (Ashford)
• At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A28 signposted Tenterden/Great Chart.
• At the next roundabout also take the 3rd exit onto the A28
• At the next roundabout (Matalan Roundabout) take the 2nd exit A28 signposted Tenterden/Great Chart.
• At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit A28 signposted Tenterden.
• Continue along this road for about 1.8 miles, take the third turning on the right sign posted Old Surrenden Manor Road/Pluckley 6 miles
• Take the 4th turning on your left (about 3.5 miles along this bendy road, just after Stone Green Nurseries. Tuesnoad Lane. We are 500 yards on the right.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive.
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