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

About Us

The Monk FamilyAlder Barn is owned and run by Jonathon and Abigail Monk.

Over the years Jon and Abi have stayed (with their two young daughters) at many holiday homes throughout the UK.

There were common frustrations with many of the places they stayed, from the booking process being a bit 'ad hoc', to hidden extras (who does not want sheets on the beds!), to then having to chase for the deposit back at the end.

They decided with Alder Barn to try and address all the previous frustrations they had experienced, and make it the sort of holiday home that they would like to stay at with their daughters:

  • Good information about what the holiday home does includes and does not
  • Smooth professional booking process and communication
  • No hidden extras (everything is included)
  • Fair contract and cancellation policy
  • Made up beds and clean towels
  • Welcome pack when you arrive (tea, coffee, milk, sugar, biscuits, plum loaf, mini toiletries, towels, bedding)
  • Facilities for children (high chair, cot, black out blinds in rooms, toys)
  • Modern tech (Wi-Fi and decent sized TV's)
  • Then at the end you get your deposit back in good time!

We are always looking to improve Alder Barn where we can so if you have any other suggestions please let us know.

We look forward to hearing from you.