Take a step back in time and come and stay at Darling Buds Farm, the scene of the internationally famous 90’s TV series The Darling Buds of May (based on the books by H E Bates) which introduced the world to the Larkins, the family that everyone wished they could be a part of. Millions of us booked a date every Sunday night, in front of the television, to share the adventures and lovable roguish exploits of Pop and Ma Larkin and their family, played out in some the most idyllic Kentish countryside.
Set in the heart of Kent’s beautiful countryside (and only about 6 miles from Ashford), Darling Buds Farm offers self catering holiday accommodation, bed and breakfast rooms or fabulous Shepherd’s Huts for that glamping experience, all set in beautiful surroundings. With it’s instantly impressive and newly refurbished buildings, Darling Buds Farm is a haven of peace and tranquility.
The Farm consists of a superb courtyard of buildings, including the iconic Grade II listed Farmhouse. We have the classic Kentish Oast House, Cart Lodge and a Tudor Oak framed barn, where Breakfast will be served.
In addition the Farm also offers amazing walks around the grounds. We have over 35 acres to explore! Perfect for you canine companions. We also have a number of ponds with ducks and geese.
“It was moving and reassuring to discover how unchanged the place was. The little lane is as it was, the farmhouse is still there, and the Oast house and the idyllic surrounding location seemingly untouched. It looked just like it did in 1991 – which is to say it looked just like it did in 1957″
David Jason 2017
Darling Buds Farm Holiday Guide