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The Oast House, Darling Buds Farm – Home 1660240 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

The Oast House, Darling Buds Farm – Home 1660240

Very Good Very Good – based on 14 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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

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 Larkins never got around to tidying up the Oast so we had plenty to do to get it up to standard. It is simply stunning now, sleeping up to 8 people. There are three ensuite bedrooms on the ground floor ( either twins or doubles) with small TVs in each. Move up the gorgeous wooden stairs (with the original winch still in place) and you enter the main lounge and dining area with its beautiful beamed vaulted ceiling, There's plenty of comfy seating and a 32 Freeview TV, free wifi, and phone docking station.

The kitchen is beautiful and well equipped with integrated electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, plus all the usual neccesities and plenty of crockery, cutlery and glassware. And, up a small flight of wooden stairs is the ensuite bedroom in the Oast tower itself. It's the room that everyone will want so be prepared to put your foot down.

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.

BOOK ONLINE AND CHECK AVAILABILITY AT www.darlingbudsfarm.co.uk

Location description from owner

The England region

Situated in the Heart of Kent, Darling Buds Farm offers AA 5* self catering accomodation on the site of the filming of The Darling Buds of May TV series. Come and relax in the Larkin's Oast House, and take a step back in time.

Bethersden

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

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 4 Double Beds, 8 Single Beds
  • 4 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Simon C
Response rate:
65%
Calendar updated::
19 Feb 2017
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Apr 2014. Located in Kent, it has 14 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £1695.

The Owner has a response rate of 65% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Feb 2017.

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“beautifully re-furbished farmhouse in a perfect setting...”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2015

Had a great stay here in August 2015. The farmhouse is amazing as newly re-furbished and is short of nothing. The kitchen is impressive with everything necessary for a comfortable stay and more! All new cooking equipment, utensils and plenty of cupboards full of new crockery and retro microwave and toaster. Very clean, modern and nice extras of soap in bathroom, dishwasher tablets, cloths and cleaning products available. Michelle was a great housekeeper who was attentive to our needs (9 of us in total including small children) and extremely helpful with advice on the local and surrounding areas. Had good day trips to Rye and Camber Sands so thanks Michelle!

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