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Alder Barn - beautiful holiday home in historic Ashwell, Hertfordshire

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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 9
Ashwell, Hertfordshire, England
Alder Barn is a wonderfully light and spacious barn conversion holiday home perfect for families or groups of friends.

Alder Barn genuinely makes you say 'wow' when you first walk in, with its exposed wooden beams and double height lounge with bathed in natural daylight, solid oak flooring and mezzanine balcony above.

The ground floor is perfect for entertaining; with a very large open plan lounge space leading straight into a large light well kitted out kitchen.

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Listing #HL5438269
About the Owner
Abigail / Hello Guest /
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2014
Interaction with guests
Throughout your stay at Alder Barn, Abi & Jon will be available via mobile / text and email; to answer any questions that you may have. If you have any issues where you need to see someone in person, our handyman Tony lives only 10 minutes’ drive away.
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Alder Barn is an attractive and well designed accommodation set in a charming village with plenty of interest and beautiful buildings. Whilst we were not able to spend much time at Alder Barn during our stay on account of family commitments, it provided an excellent...More

Thank David4Rugs
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Six of us (three couples from USA, Holland, France South Africa and the UK) shared this rental for four days. It was wonderful, beautiful inside and with a lovely village setting. The interior design has all the hallmarks of thoughtful and creative design - adeptly...More

Thank Colin M
Abi7777, VR Owner at Alder Barn - beautiful holiday home in historic Ashwell, Hertfordshire, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Dear Colin, thank you for your lovely review. We're so glad that you enjoyed staying at Alder Barn. With kind regards, Abi.

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

As advertised, this truly is 'a beautiful holiday home'. It's generous in size, spotlessly clean, fully equipped and splendidly comfortable. Add to that the location - the beautiful historic Hertfordshire village of Ashwell - and you have the perfect base for an amazing holiday or...More

Thank BnV2912
Abi7777, VR Owner at Alder Barn - beautiful holiday home in historic Ashwell, Hertfordshire, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you so much for such a lovely review, we're glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the wedding went well! Hope to see you again sometime.

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
The top number of guests that we are able to host is nine, exceptions can be made for babies in moses baskets/travel cots, please contact us to discuss further. We are not able...
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Shower
    1 Twin
    1 Full
    1 Queen
    1 Bunk
    1 Sofa
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
29 Oct 2018 -
13 Dec 2018
Low Season
2 nights
14 Dec 2018 -
20 Dec 2018
Med Season
2 nights
21 Dec 2018 -
2 Jan 2019
Peak Season
2 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning and laundry fees: £130 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: £500 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood

10 minutes’ drive from Ashwell is the historic market town of Baldock; here you have a giant 24 hour Tesco’s supermarket, plus more pubs, shops, restaurants and takeaways.


There is an amazing choice of places to visit, all within an hour’s drive, from Ashwell, such as:
- Herts Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre (6 miles)
- Henry Moore Foundation at Much Hadham (19 miles)
- Cambridge (19 miles
- 24 National Trust Properties within 25 miles!
- Butterfly World St Albans (28 miles)
- Lea Valley White Water Centre Waltham Cross (30 miles)
- Warner Brother Studios (Harry Potter) Watford (34 miles)
- Natural History Museum in Tring (35 miles)
- And much more…..
Getting around

From Ashwell and Morden Station you are only 40 minutes’ train ride from London Kings Cross Station!


From Ashwell and Morden Station you are only 30 minutes’ train ride from Cambridge.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Heathrow Airport: 93.0 km
Railway: Ashwell and Morden Station: 3.8 km
Ferry: Felixstowe: 86.0 km
Airport: Heathrow Airport: 93.0 km

Railway: Ashwell and Morden Station: 3.8 km

- 22 miles to Luton Airport
- 34 Miles to Stanstead Airport
- 57 Miles to Heathrow Airport
- 84 Miles to Birmingham Airport

- Ashwell & Morden station is only 2.4 miles away, and is on the Great Northern service from London Kings Cross to Ely.
- From Ashwell & Morden station - London Kings Cross is only 44 minutes away (no changes) - Cambridge is only 28 minutes away (no changes)

Road: Ashwell is only 3.7 miles to the A1(M) giving you fast access to London (South) or further North.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 125.0 km.
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