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The Cart Lodge, Darling Buds Farm

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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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 ...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 Our stunning Cart Lodge is set directly opposite the Farmhouse and sleeps four people. There are two ensuite bedrooms (available as either twin or doubles) set off the comfortable main lounge and kitchen area with its wooden beamed vaulted ceiling. We hope we have thought of everything that you might reasonably need to self cater; there's an electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and dishwasher, plus p[lenty of crockery, cutlery and glassware to keep you going. Just ask if there's anything else you need and we will do our best to accomodate. You have a country dining table and chairs, sofas and 32 inch freeview TV with DVD player to catch up on episodes of the 'Darling Buds of May'. You have a music docking speaker too for your phone plus of course free wifi. 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. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: testMore
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Simon C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:70%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2014
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

We stayed in The Cart Lodge which is all on one floor. Well equipped and comfortable. Local roads are not very good. Excellent Pubs nearby like The Bull Inn. Local people very friendly and good places to visit nearby on quiet roads or by motorway.

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank ruthp365
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We have just returned from staying at the Darling Buds of May farm in Bethersden, Kent where we had the most wonderful weekend. When we arrived at the farm we were greeted at the gate and even though we were two hours early for check...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Samantha C
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

We received a warm welcome when we arrived. The location is amazing, with plenty of space to go walking & exploring. The farm has ducks, geese, chickens and even its own resident cockerel, along with donkeys, sheep and Llamas in the fields as well. The...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank A-Hurley
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Washer
Highchair
Dryer
Towels Provided
Dishwasher
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Iron
Stereo System
TV
Shared Garden
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
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Would you recommend this holiday rental to someone who plans to visit local wineries?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
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.
How to get there
Sat Nav Postcode - TN26 3EQ • From Junction 9 M20, Leave the Motorway at Junction 9 and take the exit signposted (Ashford) • At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A28 signposted Tenterden/Great Chart. • At the next roundabout also take the 3rd exit onto the A28 • At the next roundabout (Matalan Roundabout) take the 2nd exit A28 signposted Tenterden/Great Chart. • At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit A28 signposted Tenterden. • Continue along this road for about 1.8 miles, take the third turning on the right sign posted Old Surrenden Manor Road/Pluckley 6 miles • Take the 4th turning on your left (about 3.5 miles along this bendy road, just after Stone Green Nurseries. Tuesnoad Lane. We are 500 yards on the right.
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