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The Cart Lodge, Darling Buds Farm

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Overview
Bungalow -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Bethersden, Kent, England
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, wh...
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About the Owner
Simon C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 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.

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

Thank Samantha C
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Reviewed 18 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

Thank A-Hurley
Amenities
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • Dryer
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Bathrooms
    2 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    4 Twins
    4 Fulls
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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.
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Railway: Ashford International Station: 8.0 km
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.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive.
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