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The Farm House, Darling Buds Farm

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Aug-2016
Farmhouse in Bethersden, Nr. Ashford, Kent, England - Darling Buds Of May Farm House

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, whilst Ma Larkin rustled up a proper spread of homecooked treats so now you have the opportunity to experience the good life for a few relaxing 'perfick' days in the heart of the Darling Buds countryside. There are 35 acres on the Farm estate to wander around and explore

The original Farm House consists of five delightful twin or double rooms, 3 of which are ensuite. 1 bedroom is on the ground floor, the rest are upstairs with a family bathroom. On the ground floor, you enter through a hallway with traditional brick flooring and then you will discover a gorgeous well-equipped farmhouse kitchen with views out to the garden and the pond where the ducks dabble. They know very well to wander across to the kitchen windows at breakfast time just in case there is any toast going spare! The large lounge and dining area has a wealth of oak beams and an oak floor. Here you can relax around the huge brick inglenook fireplace with a woodburner to toast up the whole house on chillier days. There's even a piano to gather round and have an old fashioned family sing song. You have your own private garden with patio seating and a hot tub (for a small extra fee). Pop would have approved!

Gather round the family dining table and take time to catch up over dinner. There will be plenty to reflect on as there is so much to do and see in the local area. Kent has so much to offer including the reindeer centre that is right next door to the Farm. The delightful old town, Tenterden, ‘The Jewel of the Weald’ is 6 miles away with its boutique shopping and the famous Kent and East Sussex steam railway to keep you busy, plus and there are the vineyards (including Biddenden Vineyards and Chapel Down) to consider. The South of England Rare Breeds Centre, gardens (including Sissinghurst) and a plethora of National Trust homes and castles await exploration. Visit the beaches at Camber Sands or sample oysters and hire bikes at Whitstable. The high speed train to London takes 38 minutes for further sightseeing opportunites, or sample lunch in Paris via the Eurostar. Altogether "Perfick!”, as the Larkins would say! Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

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Location

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Train : Ashford International Station at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : M20 at 6 Miles Car: necessary

Distances:

Bethersden Village is approx 5 mins drive away

Ashford is approx 15 mins drive away

Further Details:

To download a Darling Buds Guide please go to: http://www.darlingbudsfarm.co.uk/DarlingBudsFarm.pdf

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn Low
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£199
for 3 nights
From
£370
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,375
 
 
Xmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 5 nights
From
£380
 
 
New Year 2016
29 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,644
for 4 nights
From
£411
 
 
Spring Low
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
From
£318
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,295
 
 
Spring Holiday
10 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,675
for 7 nights
From
£398
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,675
 
 
spring Med
24 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
From
£317
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,450
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,695
for 7 nights
From
£317
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,695
 
 
Summer Low
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,570
for 7 nights
From
£370
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,570
 
 
Summer HT
26 May 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,095
for 7 nights
From
£432
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,095
 
 
Summer Mid
9 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
From
£433
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,950
 
 
Summer High 2
21 Jul 2017 - 10 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,415
for 7 nights
From
£375
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,415
 
 
Summer High 1
11 Aug 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,990
for 7 nights
From
£375
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,990
 
 
Autumn high1
8 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
autumn HT 1
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,095
for 7 nights
From
£375
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,095
 
 
Winter 1
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,430
for 7 nights
£1,430
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 3 nights
From
£350
£2,450
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50

Booking Notes:
50% of booking costs must be paid at time of booking to secure the dates. We cannot hold dates without a deposit. Remainder is due 6 weeks before arrival. Booking must be completed on line via our website www.darlingbudsfarm.co.uk

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Friday or Monday - others may be possible please contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 of the bedrooms have en-suites with WC, basin and shower, additional family bathroom with bath and shower.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are 5 bedrooms. 3 rooms are en-suite which can be configured as either doubles or twins, and 2 doubles.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The beautiful farmhouse at the Darling Buds Farm where the iconic 'Darling Buds of May' was filmed. Outside: There is a BBQ and garden seating within the private garden. Utility Room: A washing machine and tumbler dryer are available on site. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are changed weekly. There is a washing machine available on site. Other: Amenities/Facilities: Barbecue, Parking, Private garden , Central Heating, Cot, High Chair, Internet Access, TV. Washing machine available on site

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