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Darling Buds Farm - The Oast House

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Bethersden, Kent
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps8
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms4
Pets0
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Description

This oasthouse is situated on the farm used in the TV series The Darling Buds of May and enjoys lovely countryside views.

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, a typical Kentish oasthouse (ref PSSA) sleeping 8 and The Cart Lodge (ref PTTW) sleeping 4. 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.

Stylishly 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 living/dining 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.

  • Electric radiators included
  • Five Freeview TVs
  • Laundry facilities by arrangement with owner
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture
  • Ample parking

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Wi-fi
  • Barbecue
  • Shared 35-acre natural grounds
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • NB: Ponds, waterfall and drainage ditches in grounds, 10 yards

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Featured on TV
    Featured on TV
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages

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