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Darwin House

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Converted farmhouse built in the traditional local style, offering a good introduction to Falklands life.

Darwin House a converted farmhouse occupies an isolated spot on the ruggedly beautiful shores of Choiseul Sound, part of a settlement comprising just a handful of buildings. As the nearest accommodation to Mount Pleasant airport, it's a convenient place to begin your Falkland journey.

Built in the typical local style of wood and corrugated iron, the house offers an introduction to the islands' abundant wildlife, with heron, blackish oystercatchers, ruddy-headed and upland geese all frequently seen along the waterfront. Owners Graham and Fiona are friendly and welcoming, and Graham is an enthusiastic and engaging guide who offers battle field tours. Darwin House can also arrange wildlife excursions and fishing. 

There are six comfortable bedrooms with views over picturesque Darwin, Choiseul Sound and Wickham Heights. Facilities include a pub-style honesty bar, dining room (serving home-cooked meals based on familiar British dishes) and separate living room with TV, stereo and lots of books. A particularly pleasant feature is the sunny conservatory which looks out over the bay.

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What our clients say

  • On our first Falkland island - Bleaker - the property owner and her son met us at the airstrip and gave us an excellent orientation tour which enabled us to…

    JL, Southend
  • Most memorable was getting to meet the Falklanders and listen to their chat about past history and way of life. Landscape and wildlife unique.

    IR, Holywood
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Our Expert's Opinion

The owners were really friendly and served up one of the most delicious smokos (the local term for tea, coffee and freshly baked cakes) I had during my stay in the Falklands. They also arranged a fascinating battlefield tour where I learned about the 1982 conflict, visiting Goose Green and the memorials to the fallen Argentine and British soldiers.

Ben
Ben Line Travel Expert Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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