Larkin Cart

Bethersden, Kent
4 Guests
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    Larkin Cart, sleeping four, is a delightful two bedroom property providing stunning ground floor accommodation
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    Outside there is grassed area with picnic table and barbecue beside a stream, ideal for alfresco dining
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    Sitting & dining areas in the open plan living space with wooden beamed vaulted ceiling
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    Kitchen area in the spacious open plan living space
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    Kitchen area in the spacious open plan living space
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    Double/twin bedroom with 5′ zip and link beds and en suite shower room
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    En suite shower room to double/twin bedroom
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    Double/twin bedroom with 5′ zip and link beds and en suite shower room
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    Second double/twin bedroom with 5′ zip and link beds and en suite shower room
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    Second double/twin bedroom (shown as double) with en suite shower room
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    Larkin Cart is set within a courtyard of buildings on Darling Buds Farm, which featured in the Darling Buds of May ITV series
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    Guests can roam the farm’s 35 acres of land with a stream and nine large ponds
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    The Reindeer Centre is right next door to the Farm
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    The Reindeer Centre is right next door to the Farm
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Step back in time and enjoy a stay at Larkin Cart. Aptly named, this Cart Lodge is set within a courtyard of buildings on Darling Buds Farm, which featured as the home of Ma and Pop Larkin (Pam Ferris and David Jason) in The Darling Buds of May ITV series* (1991–1993). Its simple lifestyle, set in the 1950s, showcased the beautiful Kent countryside, and the location became internationally famous as a result.

This well appointed farm 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.

Larkin Cart, sleeping four, is a delightful two bedroom property providing stunning ground floor accommodation for smaller groups and families. Stylishly converted, it benefits from an open plan beamed living space, comprising a sitting/dining and kitchen area. At either end of the Cart Lodge are two double bedrooms, both en suite, which can be configured as double or twin rooms to suit your party.

Outside there is grassed area with picnic table and barbecue beside a stream, ideal for alfresco dining.

Guests are welcome to explore the 35 acres of Darling Buds Farm land, with its nine large ponds populated with ducks and geese, a stream which winds its way between the ponds and through the land, and a network of footpaths connected directly to the farm – perfect for your pet pooch. Guests also have access to paddocks and grassland to play a game of cricket or rounders or can visit the animals on the farm. The farm also hosts a classic car show each year in the summer.

Fans of The Darling Buds of May can follow in the footsteps of the loveable Larkin family, and possibly recreate Charley and Mariette’s idyllic country wedding as the farm is also a licensed wedding venue. A truly unique location for a memorable day, what could be more ‘Perfick’ than getting married on the ACTUAL farm used as the Larkins ‘Home Farm’, just like Catherine Zeta Jones did in the show. Marquees of varying sizes can be sited within the grounds, the farm buildings used as fantastic backdrop for wedding photographs and even ‘Primrose’, the actual 1926 yellow vintage Rolls Royce used in the television series is on hand to transport the bride to be.

There is much to do and see in the area. Locally, there is a shop, pub and restaurant one and a half miles distant. Superfans of the show can head to nearby Pluckley and visit The Black Horse pub, which served as the setting for the fictional Hare and Hounds pub, or St Nicholas Church, another filming location.

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 will 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 also 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 opportunities, or sample lunch in Paris via the Eurostar.

Altogether ‘Perfick!”, as the Larkins would say!

 

Overview

  • 4 Guests
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Two double/twin bedrooms
  • Two en suite shower rooms
  • Suitable for children and babies (travel cot and highchair available)
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Lawned area with picnic table and barbecue
  • Licensed wedding venue
  • Linen, duvets, pillows, sheets and towels
  • Parking for two cars

Features

  • One of several detached properties in an informal grouping and relaxed atmosphere on Darling Buds Farm, in a superb setting near Bethersden village.
  • A comfortable home-from-home, designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind and perfectly restored with all the 1950s charm of the ITV series.
  • The lawned area with outdoor furniture and a barbecue beside the stream is perfect for alfresco dining.
  • A haven of peace and tranquility, guests can roam the farm’s 35 acres of land with a stream and nine large ponds. Feed the farm animals, enjoy the network of footpaths from the doorstep, and play games in the paddocks and grassland.
  • An ideal base for families (and their pet pooches) to explore the delights of Kent at any time of the year.
  • Flexible accommodation – both bedrooms have zip and link beds which can be convert to twin beds on request.
  • The other properties at Darling Buds Farm, Larkin Farmhouse & Studio (sleeps 12)/Larkin Farmhouse (sleeps 10) and Larkin Oast (sleeps 8), can be booked with Larkin Cart for family get-togethers or groups of friends of up to 24 people. Cottages may be taken individually or in any combination.
  • Short and midweek breaks are available, with a minimum stay of 3 nights for bookings which include a Friday or Saturday.
  • Darling Buds Farm can provide a truly unique location for your wedding. A licensed wedding venue, get married in their historic barn a la Catherine Zeta Jones in ITV’s The Darling Buds of May – what could be more ‘Perfick’?.
  • The ideal setting for Autumn and Winter breaks, a New Year gathering or Christmas morning. The accommodation is warm and cosy with central heating, comfortable beds and a cosy wood burner.
  • Great attractions include The Reindeer Centre next door, picturesque towns and villages and a wonderful collection of historic houses, gardens and vineyards.
  • Within easy reach of many historic village pubs, including The Dering Arms (1.7 miles), The Bull Inn at Bethersden (2 miles) and The Black Horse at Pluckley (Pop Larkin’s local), 3 miles.
  • Conveniently located for Ashford (station 8 miles) – the high speed train to London takes 38 minutes for further sightseeing opportunities, or sample lunch in Paris via the Eurostar.

Property layout

  • Ground floor accommodation:
    Open plan living space comprising sitting, dining and kitchen areas with wooden beamed vaulted ceiling.
    The sitting area has a TV and a two and three seater sofa. There is a country dining table and chairs and a well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen area.

    Two double/twin bedrooms with 5′ zip and link beds (both can be configured as either twin beds or doubles). Each bedroom has its own en suite shower room.

Equipment

  • Electric central heating
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Shared onsite laundry room
  • 32″ Freeview TV and DVD player in the living room, TV in each bedrooms, music docking station
  • WiFi internet access*
  • Darling Buds of May DVDs
  • Outdoor furniture and barbecue
  • Travel cot and highchair available (cot linen not provided)
  • Cycle store
  • Ample parking

Weddings & Private Functions

  • Darling Buds Farm is a licensed wedding venue – what could be more ‘Perfick’ than getting married in their historic barn?
  • A truly unique location for a memorable day, get married on the ACTUAL farm used as the Larkins ‘Home Farm’ for ITV’s The Darling Buds of May, just like Catherine Zeta Jones did in the show.
  • Marquees of varying sizes can be sited within the grounds and the farm buildings make fantastic backdrop for wedding photographs.
  • To complete your wedding, ‘Primrose’, the actual 1926 yellow vintage Rolls Royce used in the television series can be on hand to transport the bride to be.
  • With 12 bedrooms on site, 10 of them en suite, the farm makes the perfect location for your guests to enjoy too.

Get in Touch

Please give us a call on 01275 217575 or email info@staycationholidays.co.uk if you require more information.

 

”Really lovingly rebuilt darling buds farm, just like stepping back to the 1950’s, beautiful area with plenty of places to visit. Would definately recommend the steam railway in tenterden. Nici was lovely as well always happy to help with anything.”
Andy B, Cambridge (Trip Advisor) – August 2016
”A few weeks ago, I saw a “suggested advert” on facebook about the farm. I was sold on the pictures and description and was greatly helped by Nikki, who suggested the most suitable accommodation for our needs (sisters with two small children.) We had the best time! Our children loved seeing the fish, ducks, donkeys and roaming in the nearby fields. I often books short breaks away and am a bit disappointed by expectation vs reality. Darling Buds Farm was just amazing. We will definitely be back!

As well as the enjoyment you can have on the farm (and the neighbouring reindeer centre) there’s also a fab steam engine line a 30 minute drive away. Our little ones had so much fun!

Thank you to all, a brilliant holiday, we’ll definitely be back.”

Sarah, Dunstable (Trip Advisor) – August 2016
”This was booked for my 50th birthday, all my family love to spend time together and this was ideal. Lovely location and the house was well kept and very clean, very well equipped. We had a lovely relaxing weekend, will definitely go back again.”
Ellen, Wickford (Trip Advisor) – August 2016
”Brilliant place, on site staff were helpful at all times, child and dog friendly, clean and tidy, very relaxed atmosphere, I have rebooked for next year, no complaints what so ever!! …… “Perfick Holiday”.”
445Katie, Ipswich (Trip Advisor) – August 2016
”We were greeted like family and then left able to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the farm. That was only broken by the intended visit of the vintage and classical car show…well worth seeing.
The rooms were clean and quite well appointed, but remember to take your food and drink essentials as the farm is ‘in the sticks’ and not within reasonable walking distance of other villages.
Comfortable, homely and great with a book and a glass of vino or beer!
Well recommended; thanks to all the team.”
Derek G, Feltwell (Trip Advisor) – July 2016
”After hearing the amazing and beautiful Darling Buds of May Farm was for sale three or so years ago I sat praying I might win the lottery to somehow be able to buy a place that has been so dear to me throughout my life

The itv show was something I would sit with my parents and watch as a child and it was a place I could only dream of being around for real

Amazing news came on hearing the new owners intentions to open up Holiday accommodation ! What a fantastic thing to do for young and old to open your doors and welcome fans to stay.

Entrepreneur Simon Coulson is not only a genius business man but also by sheer luck for us a huge fan of the Darling Buds of May.

We where lucky enough to visit Simon a few months after he bought the farm where he told us about his plans and three years later here we are staying in the Cart Lodge with our young children…. bliss !

To say we are impressed with the place is an understatement. We had worried it may be modernised and lose its charm but if anything Simon and his team have brung this English treasure back to life more so than we ever thought possible.

It holds every bit of charm you can feel watching the show from the beautiful natural gardens and land to the Primrose paint on the wooden Windows and just that very special something that you just don’t find anywhere else.

The staff are beyond helpful and you feel right at home as if you have always been here and known them for years. They are professional and friendly, nothing is to much and we where made to feel so very welcome from start to finish.

The accommodation is clean and comfortable with all one needs for a pleasurable break away from the rat race in fact you may just want to stay and never leave…. Trust me !

Locally there is plenty to see and do including a wonderful wildlife park literally next door and of course the best steak sandwiches you can dream of in Pop Larkins local pub ” The Black Horse” only minutes drive away in Beautiful Pluckley.

This for us is truly a little slice of Heaven

And there about to start hosting weddings and special occasions !!!! I cant think of anywhere I would rather be for that special Birthday or Family Occasion.

10/10 we have re-booked already for next year and can honestly say this one is that extra bit of amazing everyone is looking for these days

It has to be said it really is Perfick !”

Melbamum (Trip Advisor) – July 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.”
ruthp365, Cambridge (Trip Advisor) – June 2016
”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 in, when Michelle the wonderful housekeeper warmly welcomed us, she informed us that our property, the Cart Lodge, was in fact ready for us so we could go straight in and settle in, which, with two young children was really appreciated.
We found all the staff at the farm to be very helpful and friendly and we were made to feel very welcome. The standard of accommodation is excellent and there is lots to see and do in the local area, for the whole family. We would definitely recommend the farm and would love to return, a big thank you to Michelle and team for making our weekend!”
Samantha, Surrey (Trip Advisor) – 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 Cart Lodge is light and airy and the living area is very spacious. Both bedrooms have ensuite toilet/shower rooms which is ideal. There is even a hairdryer in each room!

The property is well equipped with pretty much all you would need to prepare a family meal and the kitchen area is open plan which means everyone is altogether.

There is also a TV and DVD player in the property which is great for the kids to watch a film on after a long day out exploring.

The staff are so accommodating and everyone went out of their way to make us feel at home. I would highly recommend this place and we hope to come back next year.”

A-Hurley, Canterbury (Trip Advisor) – August 2015

 
LOCAL INFORMATION

The Darling Buds of May

Take a step back in time and come and stay at Darling Buds Farm, the scene of the internationally famous 90s TV series. Adapted from a novel by H.E. Bates, the British comedy-drama series The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993), showed life in 1950s Kent through the eyes of the endearing Larkin family. Larkin Farmhouse featured in the TV series as home to Pop Larkin (David Jason), Ma Larkin (Pam Ferris), Mariette (Catherine Zeta Jones) and Charley (Philip Franks). At the time, the TV Show was the most popular show on British TV and its simple lifestyle showcased the beautiful Kent countryside. The title of the show comes from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18.

If you would like to find out more, The Kent County Council Film Office, with support from Visit Kent, Produced in Kent, Explore Kent, and Kent Life have created The Darling Buds of May – Garden of England Trail which will transport you back to the 1950’s as you walk in the footsteps of the Larkins and visit some of the modern award winning local food and drinks producers, rural attractions and rolling countryside that keep Kent crowned The Garden of England.

Public Transport

Pluckley railway station (1.7 miles) is just one stop to Ashford International with fast trains to London St Pancras (within 40 minutes) as well as Canterbury, the coast, Paris and beyond.

Food & Drink

The famous Dering Arms pub is just along the road, for award winning seafood (1.7 miles).
The famous haunted The Black Horse in Pluckley (3 miles) served as the setting for the fictional Hare and Hounds pub in The Darling Buds of May, serving good food and ale.
Many other historic village pubs are within easy reach.

ATTRACTIONS

Darling Buds Farm is surrounded by some great family attractions including a wonderful collection of historic houses, gardens and vineyards.

For those who love animals a visit with the family to The Reindeer Centre that is right next door to the Farm is a must. The Rare Breeds Centre (7.5 miles) also makes a fantastic family day out where you can not only admire the cutest of creatures, but you have the opportunity to hold them too! This day out very reasonable, and the younger ones will also adore the soft play centre. For more animal antics, Port Lympne Wildlife Zoo Park (14.5 miles) is also well worth a visit during your stay.

The surrounding countryside has plenty to offer too with several quality golf courses, well stocked coarse and game fisheries, riding stables and wonderful walks and cycle trails nearby. You may like to experience Chart Hills Golf Club, 15 minutes’ drive away, which is the British architectural debut of six times Major winner, Nick Faldo.

The wonderful sandy beaches of this part of Kent are within an easy drive and there are numerous water sports available for more adventurous types. A half hour’s drive south of the farm takes you to the historic town of Rye, and the haunting and magical Romney Marsh.

VINEYARDS

Wine lovers will find themselves surrounded by Kent’s famous vineyards! Biddenden Vineyards (8 miles), Chapel Down Winery (10 miles), Gusbourne Estate (9 miles), Hush Heath Winery (13 miles) and Tenterden’s Old Dairy Brewery (8 miles) are just a few to mention. With tours and wine tasting available, it is a lovely destination for a full day out.

CASTLES, HOUSES & GARDENS

For green-fingered enthusiasts, Kent and East Sussex have many wonderful gardens to visit. Spend some quality time at the nearby Kent gardens and then head to their nearby tea rooms for some home-made cakes. Godinton House and Gardens (6 miles), the famous Sissinghurst Castle Gardens (10 miles), Smallhythe Place (10 miles), Hole Park in Rolvenden (12 miles), Great Dixter House and Gardens (15 miles) are just some of the well-known houses and gardens to visit and all within easy reach.

As Kent has more castles than any other county there are lots to visit during your stay – particularly the beautiful moated Leeds Castle (13 miles) and Dover Castle (30 miles) with its wonderful historic battlements and the secret World War II chambers dug into the white cliffs. Leeds Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Britain. With a moated castle, spacious grounds, beautiful gardens and even a maze, there is plenty to keep everyone amused for a whole day out. For those who like excitement Leeds Castle also has a Go Ape attraction which is a high wire climbing adventure through the treetops.

TOWNS

The picturesque market town of Tenterden is less than 8 miles away and here you will find a parade of vintage shops, a bustling lively town atmosphere and a wonderful mix of high street favourites along with independent boutiques and restaurants. The town is also home to the Kent and East Sussex railway, where you can step back in time and take a gentle journey through the wonderful countryside setting. Described as the “Jewel of Kent” with 10 miles of beautiful views, the last stop ends at Bodiam Castle.

The renowned smugglers’ town of Rye is half an hour’s drive away, with its winding narrow streets, antique shops and restaurants. Why not climb the hill in Rye town centre and visit the church which crowns the town? From the top of its tower you will have panoramic views of the red-roofed town with its secret gardens, its three converging rivers, the sheep-dotted Romney Marsh and the sea in the distance.

Rye still has a busy fishing fleet and fresh fish can be bought direct from the fishermen at Fishmarket Quay. For those wishing to eat out, Rye has a wide variety of pubs, inns and excellent restaurants, many of these in historic buildings. What could be more perfect in cool weather than enjoying a lunch or afternoon tea in front of a roaring log fire in one of the many charming locations – the famous Mermaid Inn for example.

Rye is renowned for its annual Rye Arts Festival – judged one of the best in the country – but also has many other interesting events throughout the year such as Rye Bonfire Night in November and a Scallop Festival in February, also highly-rated nationally.

Ashford, with all its facilities, is less than 20 minutes’ drive. These include the McArthurGlen Ashford Designer Outlet, with 80 brands to choose from, as well as fast train access to Central London (direct to St Pancras Station in 34 minutes). Ashford is now a major terminus for the Channel Tunnel trains and has been rapidly expanding as a result, so why not take a day trip to France during your stay?

Originally Ashford was a market town based on farms on the Romney Marsh and is still a market town. Old buildings remain, such as the 15th century church, old grammar school, and the Templar Barracks which houses the museum of Intelligence Corps. There are an excellent selection of shops and restaurants too.

The historic cathedral city of Canterbury is 24 miles away, with its quaint shops, cobbled streets, theatres, restaurants, museums and river trips. Visit the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral, the oldest in England, the ancient ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church which form Canterbury’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is well worth a visit whilst you are in the Kent area.

EVENTS in 2016

MARCH

25-31 Easter Quest, Leeds Castle (13 miles).
25-27 Easter at Brogdale, Brogdale Collections, Brogdale Farm (15.5 miles). 10am-3pm.
25-28 Easter Through the Looking Glass, Leeds Castle (13 miles).
25-28 Easter antics on the farm, Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch (7.5 miles)
25-31 Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, Bodiam Castle (National Trust) (17.5 miles).
25-28 Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, Sissinghurst Castle Garden (National Trust) near Cranbrook (10 miles).
25-31 Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, Bodiam Castle (National Trust) (17.5 miles).

APRIL

1-10 Easter Quest, Leeds Castle (13 miles).
1-10 Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, Bodiam Castle (National Trust) (17.5 miles).
16 Hanami at Brogdale, Brogdale Collections, Brogdale Farm (15.5 miles).

MAY

7-8 Motors by the Moat, Leeds Castle (13 miles).
11-15 WhitLit, Whitstable Literary Festival, Whitstable (24 miles).
21-22 Faversham Transport Weekend, Faversham (16.5 miles).
28-30 The Grand Medieval Joust, Leeds Castle (13 miles).
28-31 ‘Lords of Bodiam’ half term trail, Bodiam Castle (National Trust) (17.5 miles).

JUNE

1-5 ‘Lords of Bodiam’ half term trail, Bodiam Castle (National Trust) (17.5 miles).
4-5 Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable (24 miles).
12 The Queen’s 90th Birthday Party, Leeds Castle (13 miles).
12 Strawberry Fair at Brogdale, Brogdale Collections, Brogdale Farm (15.5 miles).
12 Fun Day, Tankerton Slopes, Whitstable (24 miles).

JULY

17 Cherry Fair at Brogdale, Brogdale Collections, Brogdale Farm (15.5 miles).
23-31 Whitstable Oyster Festival, Whitstable (24 miles).
26 Classic Car Show, Beech Court Gardens, Challock (10 miles).

AUGUST

1-2 Whitstable Oyster Festival, Whitstable (24 miles).
1-5 Whitstable Week, Whitstable (24 miles).
6-7 Whitstable Regatta, Whitstable (24 miles).
7 Open Day, Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway (18 miles).
14 Plum Day, Brogdale Collections, Brogdale Farm (15.5 miles).
14 Classic Car Day, Doddington Place Gardens (15 miles).
14 Peter Pan open air theatre, Belmont House and Gardens, near Throwley (13 miles).
20 Whitstable Harbour Day, Whitstable (24 miles).
21 Classic Car and Motor Show, Whitstable (24 miles).
27-28 Artisan Cider Festival, Brogdale Collections, Brogdale Farm (15.5 miles).
28-29 Jazz in the Garden, Doddington Place Gardens (15 miles).

SEPTEMBER

3-4 Faversham Hop Festival, Faversham (16.5 miles).
4 Open Day, Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway (18 miles).
9-11 Leeds Castle Food Festival, Leeds Castle (13 miles).
10-11 Belmont WoodFest & Country Fair, Belmont House and Gardens, near Throwley (13 miles).
17-30 Rye Arts Festival, Rye (16.5 miles).
18 Pear Day, Brogdale Collections, Brogdale Farm (15.5 miles).
24-28 Leeds Castle Flower Festival, Leeds Castle (13 miles).
TBC Canterbury Food And Drink Festival, Dane John Gardens, Canterbury (24 miles).
29-30 Tenterden Folk Festival, Tenterden (8 miles).

OCTOBER

1 Rye Arts Festival, Rye (16.5 miles).
1-2 Tenterden Folk Festival, Tenterden (8 miles).
2 Open Day, Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway (18 miles).
15-16 Brogdale National Apple Festival, Brogdale Collections, Brogdale Farm (15.5 miles).
15-31 Canterbury Festival, Canterbury (24 miles). Kent’s International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.
30 Halloween at Belmont, Belmont House and Gardens, near Throwley (13 miles).
30 Gala Day, Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway (18 miles).
TBC Faversham Carnival, Faversham (16.5 miles).

NOVEMBER

1-5 Canterbury Festival, Canterbury (24 miles). Kent’s International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.
4 Christmas at Brogdale, Brogdale Collections, Brogdale Farm (15.5 miles).
5-6 Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular, Leeds Castle (13 miles).
12 Rye Bonfire Night, Rye (16.5 miles).
27 Christmas Market, Belmont House and Gardens, near Throwley (13 miles).
TBC Faversham Christmas Market, Faversham (16.5 miles).
TBC Christmas in Whitefriars, Canterbury, Whitefriars Square, Canterbury (24 miles).

DECEMBER

TBC Faversham Christmas Market, Faversham (16.5 miles).
TBC Christmas in Whitefriars, Canterbury, Whitefriars Square, Canterbury (24 miles).
3-4 The Christmas Market, Leeds Castle (13 miles).
3-4 Santa Specials, Kent & East Sussex Railway (8 miles).
4 Christmas at Brogdale, Brogdale Collections, Brogdale Farm (15.5 miles).
10-11 The Christmas Market, Leeds Castle (13 miles).
10-11 Santa Specials, Kent & East Sussex Railway (8 miles).
17-18 The Christmas Market, Leeds Castle (13 miles).
17-18 Santa Specials, Kent & East Sussex Railway (8 miles).
22-23 The Christmas Market, Leeds Castle (13 miles).
22-24 Santa Specials, Kent & East Sussex Railway (8 miles).
TBC Choral Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral (24 miles). Show-stopping rousing carol services.

EVENTS in 2017

JANUARY

TBC Pantomime at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (24 miles).

FEBRUARY

TBC Rye Bay Scallop Week, Rye Bay (16.5 miles).

JULY

2 Darling Buds Classic Car Show, on site at Darling Buds Farm, 10am – 4pm.

 

 

Visitors’ Notes

Things you need to know about Larkin Cart if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • 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
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • 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
  • Minimum stay 4 nights, 3 nights if your stay includes Friday or Saturday

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.

*Please note that Darling Buds Farm is not connected to, nor are its activities endorsed by ITV