• About Darling Buds Farm - The Farmhouse

    As the Larkins’ residence in the TV series Darling Buds of May, this character farmhouse has use of 35-acre natural grounds.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
    • Full elec CH inc
    • 36" Freeview TV
    • CD
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • Enclosed lawned garden with decked terrace and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Pet free of charge
    • NB: Unfenced lake in garden

    • 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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      5 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 10 people

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      Yes 1 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
      Barbecue
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • 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
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Fishing nearby
      Fishing nearby
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "As the Larkins’ residence in the TV series \nDarling Buds of May\n this character farmhouse has use of 35-acre natural grounds.The Larkins’ residence Grade II listed and with oak beams. Step to entrance hall with traditional brick floor. Beamed livingdining room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace piano original 1950s drinks cabinet and Japanese oak floor. Beamed farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast area and wooden floor. Double bedroom with 5ft zip link bed. First floor Four double bedrooms each with 5ft zip link bed three with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. \n \n\nWood-burning stove - initial fuel inc thereafter avail locally \n\nFull elec CH inc\n\n36 Freeview TV\n\nCD\n\nWmachine\n\nDwasher\n\nFfreezer\n\nEnclosed lawned garden with decked terrace and furniture\n\nAmple parking\n\nPet free of charge\n\nNB Unfenced lake in garden\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/938/840/938528.jpg PTTV

    Darling Buds Farm - The Farmhouse reviews collected by Reevoo

    8.0 out of 10 – based on 2 reviews

    Overall rating

    8.0

    Comfort and Equipment

    6.0

    Location

    9.5

    Cleanliness

    8.0

    Value for money

    8.0

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    8
    out of 10

    The house was truly amazing. Clean, tidy and had all the kitchen equipment one might need. We were a group of 10 adults with one baby and a dog and we felt really comfortable. The only downside was that the fridge was not working. We were lucky enough to be there to enjoy an amazing weather and a temperature of 22, so the fridge was really needed.Also if you are planning to have a bbq, make sure you bring your own. The house has a really small one which is not enough for 10 people. Other than that everything was really good. Would definitely recommend the house.

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    2019-04-29

    8
    out of 10

    If you're a fan of the TV show (as I am) then it is definitely worth a visit. The house has been lovingly restored to be just modern enough to suite modern tastes and needs but just traditional enough to give you a taste of traditional country life. Most rooms are en suite and the house is very specious with plenty of room for dining and lounging even when its fully occupied (we were 11 adults and 1 child). The kitchen is large and functional, but the utensils and pans are in need of an update. The garden and grounds are lovely and well kept, the animals are friendly.

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    2019-01-03

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