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The Darling Buds Of May S01E05&E06 A Breath Of French Air
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These are external links and will open in a new window. Roger Holmes, who has lived at the home in Bethersden for 40 years, says he has to sell for financial reasons. Grade II listed Buss Farm, complete with 20 acres of land, a square kiln oast and Tudor barn, is being sold by estate agent Madeleine Rose. It was a regular film set from for the show set in the s starring David Jason and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Estate agent Ms Rose said: "It evokes all sorts of memories for people, and to actually put that into something they could live in and make a home for a family, extended family or even to develop generally, sort of brings a special something that not every property has. The property's marketing states there is a more formal, private garden at the back of the farmhouse "where the Larkins were filmed enjoying their family meals". Mr Holmes, whose parents also lived at the farm, said: "We've been here so many years and you've got to walk away, but that's life.
Roger remembers the filming with much fondness and has many hours of behind the scenes footage. A signed photo of the cast has pride of place in his home. For groups of more than 25 looking to tour the home of the Larkins please contact Roger on darling. Buss Farm is also home to the annual Classic Car Show, which features all types of vintage cars. Perfick for a good day out. Jackie Grebby from Pluckley remembers being asked to move her car for a scene to be filmed and refused to move until the entire main cast signed a book for her.
These are external links and will open in a new window. Visitors will be able to see some of the programme's locations including the Larkins' local pub, The Black Horse. It was first broadcast between and and was based on the novels by H E Bates set in s rural Kent. The new trail includes agricultural museums, working windmills and historic vehicles, while visitors can enjoy the countryside travelling on the Kent and East Sussex Railway. Gabrielle Lindeman, from the office, said: "The aim of this trail is to generate spend into the Kent economy by promoting filming locations along with Kent producers and visitor attractions in the county.
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Now legions of Darling Buds of May enthusiasts can get their personal fix — because they can stay at the Bethersden farm where the hit s series was filmed and even get married at the beauty spot. The entrepreneur spotted a chance to convert the farm after learning from its previous owners, the Holmes family, that show devotees had been making pilgrimages to the location where stars David Jason, Pam Ferris and Catherine Zeta Jones brought the plots to life. Based on the novel by H. Bates, the series showed life in s Kent through the eyes of the endearing Larkin family. The building at the heart of the farmyard can sleep eight people and has its own garden with decking, for outdoor dining as enjoyed by Ma and Pa Larkin. Buss Farm, which has been re-named Darling Buds Farm, is set in 35 acres and surrounded by open countryside. See all Kent Travel News.
Here in the lush, green and pleasant land of rural Kent, H. Bates set his novels of the s, The Darling Buds of May and its sequels. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the landmark and still much-loved series, the Kent Film Office and sundry agencies have created The Darling Buds of May Trail in the Wealden villages where the story was set, and where the series was filmed. The epicenter of the trail is the village of Pluckley, roughly halfway between good-sized Ashford and the small town of Tenterden. The High Weald of Kent, between the busy market town of Ashford and the south coast, is a warren of tidy villages sprinkled across the wooded hills and fertile farmland.
It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name , and its sequels, by H. Set in rural s Kent , it follows the life of the Larkin family. A ratings success, it proved to be Zeta-Jones's breakout role. Featuring a total of 20 episodes, it was broadcast as three series of six double-episode story lines in the spring of , and , plus two single-episode Christmas specials aired in and The title is from the third line of Shakespeare 's sonnet The Larkin family lives on a farm in rural England, in the county of Kent.