Welcome to the beautiful Larkin Farmhouse. Aptly named, this Grade II listed property 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. Sympathetically converted, the farmhouse can sleep ten people in five delightful twin/double bedrooms.
This well appointed farmhouse 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 the spacious property 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.
Larkin Farmhouse provides flexible sleeping accommodation; 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.
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!