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Step back in time and enjoy a stay at the beautiful Larkin Farmhouse and Studio, together sleeping 12.
Aptly named, this Grade II listed property and adjoining double studio apartment featured as the home of Ma and Pop Larkin (Pam Ferris and David Jason) in The Darling Buds of May ITV series*. Its simple lifestyle, set in the 1950s, showcased the beautiful Kent countryside, and the location became internationally famous as a result.
This well appointed property has been awarded the AA’s ultimate commendation, 5 Gold Stars/’Highly Commended’ and is surrounded by beautiful open Kent countryside. The beauty spot is located near the villages of Bethersden and Pluckley, about six miles from Ashford.
Enter spacious Larkin Farmhouse through a hallway with traditional brick flooring and discover a gorgeous well-equipped farmhouse kitchen with views out to the garden and the pond where the ducks dabble. They know very well to wander across to the kitchen windows at breakfast time just in case there is any toast going spare!
The large lounge and dining area has a wealth of oak beams and an oak floor. Here you can relax around the huge brick inglenook fireplace with a wood burner to toast up the whole house on chillier days. There’s even a piano to gather round and have an old fashioned family sing song.
Sympathetically converted, Larkin Farmhouse can sleep ten people in five delightful twin/double bedrooms. All of the bedrooms can be made up as twins/doubles to suit your party; one of the bedrooms is on the ground floor and three of the first floor bedrooms are en suite. There is a further first floor family bathroom.
Reverend Candy Studio, sleeping two, adjoins Larkin Farmhouse via a beautiful old oak door. ‘Perfick’ if you wish to accommodate a party of up to 12. Named after the local vicar in the TV series, this delightful ground floor double studio apartment is self-contained and comprehensively equipped. It includes a king size bed, sitting area and a fully-fitted kitchenette for simple self catering. The cloakroom has a luxurious power-shower which can be shared with the ground floor bedroom in the farmhouse.
Outside, relax in the private garden, with pond, waterfall and even a hot tub for a small extra fee. The decked terrace with outdoor furniture and a barbecue provides the perfect opportunity to dine alfresco while taking in the lovely views across glorious Kentish countryside. Pop would have approved!
Larkin Farmhouse Ground Floor:
Entrance hall with traditional brick floor.
Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with small breakfasting table seating four. Beamed with a wooden floor, enjoy views out to the garden and the pond.
Spacious open plan sitting/dining room with Japanese oak floor, a wealth of oak beams and cast iron wood burning stove housed in a huge brick inglenook. The sociable sitting area has large sofas and an original 1950s drinks cabinet; the dining area seats 10 and there’s a piano for an old fashioned family sing song.
Double/twin bedroom with 5′ zip and link bed. This bedroom shares the family bathroom on the first floor.
Larkin Farmhouse First Floor:
Three double/twin bedrooms with 5′ zip and link beds and en suite shower rooms
Double/twin bedroom with 5′ zip and link bed, shares the family bathroom.
Family bathroom with a shower attachment over the bath.
Reverend Candy Studio Ground Floor Accommodation:
A delightful self contained double studio to Larkin Farmhouse with comfortable 5′ bed.
En suite shower room with power shower.
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Five double/twin bedrooms, one double bedroom
Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor
Three en suite shower rooms, one family bathroom, one ground floor shower room
Suitable for children and babies (travel cot and highchair available)
Up to 2 well behaved dogs are welcome
8-seater hot tub available by prior arrangement (additional fee*)
Enclosed lawned garden with decked terrace, outdoor furniture and barbecue
Licensed wedding venue
Bed linen, duvets, pillows, sheets and towels
Electric central heating
Larkin Farmhouse: Wood burning stove in the living area (wood and kindling included)
Larkin Farmhouse: Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
Reverend Candy Studio: Hot plate, microwave, fridge, crockery, cutlery and cookware, plus a sink and draining board, kettle and toaster
Larkin Farmhouse: 32″ Freeview TV and DVD player in the living room, TV in each bedrooms, CD player with docking station, music docking stations
Reverend Candy Studio: 32″ TV
WiFi internet access
Darling Buds of May DVDs
You will have the whole house to yourselves. Beds will be made up with linen and wood, towels and toiletries are provided. You will need to bring your own dog towels.
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Staff are available on site if needed and an information folder is provided at the farmhouse. I am happy to answer any questions at all before you book and send you information about the area to help you plan your trip.
Flexible accommodation – all five bedrooms in Larkin Farmhouse have 5' zip and link beds which can be twin/doubles on request
There are ditches and a large unfenced pond within the garden and deeper unfenced ponds in the grounds – parents should be mindful of children all times
*8 seater hot tub available – please request on booking (£75 fee applies)
Larkin Farmhouse wood burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
Travel cot - please provide your own cot linen
Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and Waitrose all deliver to the Farm if you wish to book an online delivery from one of the local Ashford stores
*Please note that Darling Buds Farm is not connected to, nor are its activities endorsed by ITV
Up to 2 well behaved dogs are welcome
Minimum stay 4 nights, 3 nights if your stay includes Friday or Saturday.
Check-in is after 3PM
Enjoy your stay, thank you!
We're Lin & Charlie Millward and we launched Staycation Holidays in October 2015. Having spent over 15 years within the holiday and tourism sectors, our passion is to deliver a friendly, fresh approach and the very best levels of service to our guests. On a daily basis, we strive to deliver on all the details, to ensure that you, our guests, enjoy a home from home experience and ultimately a memorable break.
Our properties suit a wide range of budgets and we regularly feature special discounts. Everyone on our team has an in-depth knowledge of our cottages along with the local area and events to help you get the best out of your break. We’re here to offer help and advice whenever you need it, 24/7 - we aim to respond within the hour (unless it's the middle of the night!). We also take a flexible approach to bookings so that you can book from as few as two nights, up to 28 nights and offer unique arrival days too.
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Lin & Charlie