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Darling Buds Farm, Oast House

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Oast Barn Conversion Cottage in Bethersden, Nr. Ashford, Kent, England - Darling Buds Of May (TV Site Location)

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.

More Details

Owner
Nici Norris
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 1, 2017

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Amenities

Bethersden Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 rooms that can be configured as either doubles or twins, all ensuite.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: www.darlingbudsfarm.co.uk Outside: The property has its own good sized private garden and is surrounded by 35 acres of Darling Buds Farm own land. There are a network of footpaths connected directly to the farm. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Linen and towels are changed weekly.

Reviews

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Darling Buds Farm, Oast House
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Sussex
5

Fabulous accommodation and setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Oast house at this wonderful place. The accommodation is really stunning and so clean. It was wonderful waking up in the morning to birds tweeting and looking out over the lovely Kent countryside. No words can really explain how lovely this place is, I would recommend this place over and over again, it really is 5 stars countryside living.

Real care was taken to make sure we had a wonderful stay. The whole team were so friendly and welcoming.

Not only is this place in a beautiful spot but everything you need is a stones throw away. There are lovely country pubs and a great curry restaurant close by.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London
5

Perfick!

  • 5 of 5

I had a short midweek break at this property with my family and really enjoyed my stay. The Oast has been renovated to a very high standard and the surrounding area is so quiet and peaceful. Everything was indeed 'Perfick' and I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Special interest holidays:

Come and walk round the farm where the filming took place for the 'Darling Buds of May' TV series.

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

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Rates & Availability

Bethersden Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer High
Jul 17 2017 - Aug 13 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
$2,472
 
 
Rate 1
Aug 14 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
$2,059
 
 
Autumn High
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 15 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
$1,567
 
 
Autumn HT
Oct 16 2017 - Oct 29 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
$1,830
 
 
Autumn Mid
Oct 30 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
$1,174
 
 
Xmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
$459
 
 
New year 2017
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$540
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$439
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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 can be completed online 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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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