• Electric radiators inc
    • Five Freeview TVs
    • Laundry facilities by arr with owner
    • D/washer
    • Freezer
    • Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture
    • Ample parking

    • Elec, bed linen and towels inc
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • DVD
    • M/wave
    • Wi-fi
    • BBQ
    • Shared 35-acre natural grounds
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Ponds, waterfall and drainage ditches in grounds, 10 yds
    > Take a step back in time and come and stay at Darling Buds Farm – which became internationally famous as the set for the TV series The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993). It was home to Pop Larkin (David Jason), Ma Larkin (Pam Ferris), Mariette (Catherine Zeta Jones) and Charley (Philip Franks). Three hundred girls were auditioned for the part of Mariette before Catherine Zeta Jones was found and the series launched her career. At the time the TV Show was the most popular show on British TV and its simple lifestyle set in the 1950s showcased the beautiful Kent countryside. The title of the show comes from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18.

    The farm itself lies between the villages of Pluckley and Bethersden and consists of a courtyard of buildings, including Pop Larkin’s farmhouse (ref PTTV) sleeping 10 and a typical Kentish oasthouse (ref PSSA) sleeping 8. There is plenty of parking and the holiday properties are set in 35 acres of land with footpaths on the doorstep. Guests also have access to paddocks and grassland to play a game of cricket or rounders or can enjoy visiting the animals. A stream winds its way between nine large ponds through the farmland, and the farm also hosts a classic car show each year in the summer.

    Kent has so much to offer including the reindeer centre next door. Tenterden, ‘The Jewel of the Weald’, vineyards (including Biddenden Vineyards), the South of England Rare Breeds Centre, the Kent and East Sussex Railway, 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.

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    Cottage

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    4 bedroom(s)

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  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike store
    Bike store
  • Detached property
    Detached property
  • DVD player
    DVD player
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Fuel and power included
    Fuel and power included
  • Enclosed garden / patio
    Enclosed garden / patio
  • Garden / patio
    Garden / patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Rural location
    Rural location
  • Television
    Television
  • Christmas themed cottage
    Christmas themed cottage
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Short breaks all year
    Short breaks all year
  • Cot available
    Cot available
  • Bed linen & towels included
    Bed linen & towels included
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Car parking - on site
    Car parking - on site
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Hoseasons "This oasthouse is situated on the farm used in the TV series \nThe Darling Buds of May \nand enjoys lovely countryside views\n.\nStylishly converted with the living room on the first floor this property has a decked terrace and countryside views. Three double bedrooms all with 5ft zip link beds TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor Beamed open-plan livingdining room with kitchen area and oak floors. Second floor roundel Double bedroom with 5ft zip link bed TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. \n \n\nElectric radiators inc \n\nFive Freeview TVs\n\nLaundry facilities by arr with owner\n\nDwasher\n\nFreezer\n\nEnclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture\n\nAmple parking\n\n\n \n\nElec bed linen and towels inc \n\nTcot\n\nHchair\n\nDVD\n\nMwave\n\nWi-fi\n\nBBQ\n\nShared 35-acre natural grounds\n\nCycle store\n\nWelcome pack\n\nNo smoking\n\nNB Ponds waterfall and drainage ditches in grounds 10 yds\n\n\u003e Take a step back in time and come and stay at Darling Buds Farm – which became internationally famous as the set for the TV series \nThe Darling Buds of May\n 1991–1993. It was home to Pop Larkin David Jason Ma Larkin Pam Ferris Mariette Catherine Zeta Jones and Charley Philip Franks. Three hundred girls were auditioned for the part of Mariette before Catherine Zeta Jones was found and the series launched her career. At the time the TV Show was the most popular show on British TV and its simple lifestyle set in the 1950s showcased the beautiful Kent countryside. The title of the show comes from Shakespeare’s \nSonnet 18\n.\n\nThe farm itself lies between the villages of Pluckley and Bethersden and consists of a courtyard of buildings including Pop Larkin’s farmhouse ref PTTV sleeping 10 and a typical Kentish oasthouse ref PSSA sleeping 8. There is plenty of parking and the holiday properties are set in 35 acres of land with footpaths on the doorstep. Guests also have access to paddocks and grassland to play a game of cricket or rounders or can enjoy visiting the animals. A stream winds its way between nine large ponds through the farmland and the farm also hosts a classic car show each year in the summer.\n\nKent has so much to offer including the reindeer centre next door. Tenterden ‘The Jewel of the Weald’ vineyards including Biddenden Vineyards the South of England Rare Breeds Centre the Kent and East Sussex Railway 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. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/850/840/850676.jpg PSSA

Darling Buds Farm - The Oast House reviews collected by Reevoo

9.3 out of 10 – based on 7 reviews

Overall rating

9.3

Comfort and Equipment

9.1

Location

9.4

Cleanliness

9.6

Value for money

9.3

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Just got back from two nights in The Oast with good friends. The accommodation is perfect for a group of friends as all bedrooms are ensuite. The living/kitchen area is very nice and comfortable. It was also very warm. The kitchen has most things you would need although it would have been nice to have some wine glasses ( there were only champagne flutes). Everything was spotlessly clean too. It is in a very quiet location with lovely views of the countryside. There are a few pubs in villages close by although you would probably need to get in the car to visit them as there are no footpaths on the country lanes. This didn't bother us as we stayed in and made the most of the accommodation. Lots of places to visit within a short distance, including the steam railway that takes you to Bodium Castle.

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2019-10-09

10
out of 10

Ideal location for us, plenty of local attractions whilst giving us our peace and quiet of the countryside. Our son has autism, so the enclosed garden gave him plenty of room to run around in without having to worry where he was all the time. The Oast house was perfectly laid out with lots of unexpected extras. I would recommend this holiday to anyone, especially those who love animals.

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2019-08-21

9
out of 10

perfect!!! and the people are so very friendly. Everything very clean.... thanks for the lovely stay....

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2019-08-04

8
out of 10

thought the shower rooms were a bit small. Not much basic cooking equipment.

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2019-07-17

10
out of 10

We all loved it. Would stay again. Very clean and just lovely.

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2019-06-29

10
out of 10

We had a great long weekend at The Oast. Very comfortable and convenient for the places we wanted to visit. We asked for a couple of extra items in the kitchen and these were delivered straight away. The location is delightful, as are the animals in the paddock - friendly sheep and ducks!

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2019-04-16

9
out of 10

Six adults spent a week in The Oast House, it was fab. There was plenty of room for us all with all the convenience of home. There were just one or two niggles eg: the need of a sweeping brush, more coat hangers, perhaps towel rails/rings near bathroom sinks and a small shelf for toiletries. This complex of holiday accommodation is first class in wonderful surroundings with ducks, pigs and wildlife on the doorstep. Lovely stay, thank you.

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2018-11-23

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