Alder Barn is very spacious holiday home full of character with exposed oak beams and double height lounge.

Centrally located in the beautiful and historic Ashwell Village you are also within easy reach of both London and Cambridge via car and rail.

Comfortably sleeping from four up to nine people it is perfect for family groups or friends.

All the beds are made and towels provided and all basic essentials are provided.

The property is very well kitted out with all the mod cons you would expect in a modern house, including a fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, WiFi, Nexflix, 50-inch TV and more.

We are very welcoming to young children providing a high chair and travel cot.

Have a look around our website and if you have any questions please contact us at

A weekend of amazing food!
October 1, 2015

Harvest Festival at FoodSmiles

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The sun shone at the FoodSmiles harvest festival at the weekend. There was much to celebrate at the end of their second growing season at the plot at Hammonds End Farm; the 30-strong team have had a very productive year growing outdoors and in polytunnels, with over 1200kg of organic produce shared between them. They grow an impressive variety of vegetables and salads, from potatoes to pak choi. Member made food to share, children made a giant scarecrow and The Jumping Fleas ukulele group played under the trees while everyone picnicked and shared experiences of the year.

Tom Carman, the group’s Chairman says: “FoodSmiles St Albans really value the support we have been given. It is enabling us to make the most of the land available to grow and distribute vegetables in all seasons. Over the long term, the more efficient we can be, the greater the number of people (whether members or the wider community) that will enjoy the health and community benefits that FoodSmiles brings”.

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Abi Monk
Abi Monk
Owner and manager of Alder Barn Holiday Home. Passionate about providing the holiday home experience that she would wish for her own family.

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