Darling Buds Farm, TN15
It was Darling Buds Farm that was home to Pop Larkin and family in ITV’s The Larkins, the most recent adaptation of the HE Bates novel “The Darling Buds of May”.
True to the narrative, the farm is set within idyllic Kent countryside, just outside the M25 so conveniently close to London. At the heart of the 200 acre grassland farm and at the end of the long farm drive, is the most charming rustic farmyard and rambling old farmhouse, surrounded by a patchwork of yards, outbuildings, ponds and gardens, all full of life and character.
The historic farm dates back to Saxon times, and the nature-friendly organic farming methods adopted at Darling Buds Farm makes for a wonderful array of wild, natural backdrops, whilst the cattle and sheep, chickens and tractors are just some of the diverse range of farm animals and props that are also found here.
Darling Buds Farm is a true gem of an olde English farm setting, unspoilt and preserved, and all areas are available for hire.
- Approx 200 acres of rolling grass fields, wild meadows, orchards and ancient woodland
- 16th/ 17th century tile hung Kentish farmhouse available inside and out, with adjoining gardens featuring a productive vegetable patch, modern greenhouse and outdoor swimming pool
- Courtyard of old farm buildings including a 15th century timber framed barn, workshop and stables
- Further working agricultural buildings including hay stores and open sheds
- Lake with pontoon, boat hire and a wooden cabin perched on the bank
- Hard standing tracks and a long private tarmacked drive that doubles as a country lane.
- Vintage and modern tractors, landrover and farm machinery
- Sheep, cows, horses, ponies, chicken, dogs and cats
FACILITIES AT THE FARM
There is extensive hard standing areas in and around the farm yard for many cars, and for any large unit base, access can be made directly off the public road to a field close to the yard.
There is a separate large warm useable space in one of the barns, with kitchen facilities, and the farm house offers loos and a conservatory as additional crew space.
With busy towns offering plenty of amenities; all reachable within a 15 minute drive of the farm, along with a pub serving food just over a mile away, there’s lots of catering and accommodation options to choose from close by.
GETTING TO DARLING BUDS FARM
Trains run from London Bridge to Sevenoaks station (25 minute journey time) or Hildenborough station (30 minute journey time). The farm is approximately a 10 minute drive from Hildenborough station and a 15 drive from Sevenoaks station.
Central London is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes by car.