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Alder Barn - beautiful holiday home in historic Ashwell, Hertfordshire

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Alder Barn is a wonderfully light and spacious barn conversion holiday home perfect for families or groups of friends. WOW 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. PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING 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. We are excited to be able to offer guests a new partnership service: Dineindulge Private Chef Service - 'The Private Dining Experience for Everyone' Dineindulge offers a unique private chef experience brought direct to you. Combining a personal chef hire service with restaurant quality cuisine at a...Alder Barn is a wonderfully light and spacious barn conversion holiday home perfect for families or groups of friends. WOW 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. PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING 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. We are excited to be able to offer guests a new partnership service: Dineindulge Private Chef Service - 'The Private Dining Experience for Everyone' Dineindulge offers a unique private chef experience brought direct to you. Combining a personal chef hire service with restaurant quality cuisine at an affordable price. Allow yourself a night off from cooking whilst still enjoying all the benefits of your self-catering accommodation. Further details in your welcome email. FLEXIBLE SLEEPING ACCOMMODATION ALL ON THE FIRST FLOOR All sleeping accommodation is all on the first floor, and logically laid out so you can easily accommodate 2 x families of 4, plus many other combinations of both adults and children. MODERN TECHNOLOGY AND APPLIANCES The property is fully kitted out to include everything that you would expect in a modern house: - Tech - WiFi broadband, large 50' Smart TV with Netflix and more, second 24' Smart TV on balcony - Kitchen - large modern fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, double electric oven and hob, plus EVERYTHING else that you would expect. CHILD FRIENDLY Children or all aged are catered for with high chairs, a travel cot; black out blinds in bedrooms, and CBeebies on the TV's! * We are now excited to be able to offer guests minimum 2 night stays, we have done this by splitting out our cleaning and laundry services at cost * ** What are our 'cleaning' costs? Our cleaning costs are charged to guests at cost price - which is £130.00 per stay. This may seem expensive, but our cleaners spend some hours making sure that the barn is in excellent condition every time guests leave, whether they have stayed for 2 nights or 7 nights. The price also includes laundry, with beds made on arrival. Plenty of towels both for each guest (a hand towel and bath towel) and also extra hand towels in the bathrooms. Along with all of the other extras that we provide ** More
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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

Date of stay: June 2018
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

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank 645colinm
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

Date of stay: November 2017
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.

Reviewed 25 October 2017

A superb, stylish barn conversion in a gorgeous village with shops, a bakery and pubs a two minute walk away, and tons to do for the family in the local area. Compared to most self-catering properties we've booked in the past, Alder Barn has everything...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank mrsg0uld
Abi7777, VR Owner at Alder Barn - beautiful holiday home in historic Ashwell, Hertfordshire, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad that you all have a great time! Kind regards, Abi.

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Very comfortable and spacious accommodation for large family gathering. Only down side we felt it was rather short of large pans in the kitchen to cook for a crowd.More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank ankers1966
Abi7777, VR Owner at Alder Barn - beautiful holiday home in historic Ashwell, Hertfordshire, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Hi Helen, thank you for your kind words and we're glad you enjoyed staying at Alder Barn. That's a good point regarding saucepan size - we have lots of them, but could probably do with a couple of super sized ones for very large parties....More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
EVEN MORE IN HISTORIC BALDOCK 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. ON THE DOORSTEP OF CAMBRIDGESHIRE AND BEDFORDSHIRE 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
TRAIN - 40 MINUTES TO LONDON From Ashwell and Morden Station you are only 40 minutes’ train ride from London Kings Cross Station! TRAIN - 30 MINUTES TO CAMBRIDGE From Ashwell and Morden Station you are only 30 minutes’ train ride from Cambridge.
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