Converted Barn Holiday Home on the Cambridgeshire Border

A lder Barn is a well-appointed and spacious holiday home only one mile from the Cambridgeshire border. Centrally located in the stunning Ashwell village, you have perfect access to the beautiful countryside, Cambridge and London.

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With its large rooms with lots of daylight, beautiful exposed wooden beams, Alder Barn provides very good flexible accommodation for whatever holiday you are planning.

Our visitors include both families and groups of friends, and because Jon and Abi who own the property have young children themselves, Alder Barn is also well kitted out for very young visitors.

Alder Barn includes everything that you would expect from a holiday home, including:

  • Fully made up beds and clean towels
  • Milk in the fridge and tea and coffee when you arrive
  • Toilet rolls, washing up liquid, so you don’t need to go to the shops straight away!
  • Good washing and drying facilities with plenty of space to hang wet clothes if you do get caught out by the British weather!
  • Well equipped kitchen with all the equipment, cutlery, and cooking utensils that you would expect
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi broadband internet
  • Decent sized flat screen TV with Netflix (lots of free films and TV programs)

We do not include all the things we do not like with many holiday properties:

  • No hidden extras, no hidden charges; everything is included
  • What you see on our website is exactly what you get

Alder Barn is located in the wonderful village of Ashwell, with its 14th Century St Mary’s church, Tudor Cottages, and its many other exquisite houses and buildings. Not to mention that Ashwell Spring is one of the sources of the River Cam which runs right through the centre of Cambridge, a great place for a spot of punting! Ashwell Spring also is also a great place to take children, with its stepping stones and shallow water which they can splash around in.

If you are looking for a Holiday Homes Cambridgeshire and would like to spend some time at Alder Barn with your friends or family, or have any questions about the property please contact Abi or Jonathon on 01462 757 020.

3 Amazing Things To Do in Cambridgeshire

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill

All that remains of the Augustinian Priory that once stood on the same site is the dining room of Anglesey Abbey. The room is a magnificent vaulted crypt while the rest of the Abbey dates from around 1600 when the priory was converted in a country house. Now a National Trust property the Abbey offers an interesting and enjoyable day out for the whole family.

As well as the Abbey itself there are acres of gardens including a garden of statues, a winter garden and an avenue of trees. If that isn’t enough to keep you busy how about a trip to the Lode Mill; a fully functioning water mill on the estate.

Other facilities include a restaurant, plant centre, gift shop and bookshop. Anglesey Abbey is six miles from Cambridge and Newmarket and is signposted from the A14 (junction 35).

Click here to see the Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill

Imperial War Museum Duxford

The Imperial War Museum in Duxford is a perfectly preserved Second World War airfield, with history dating back to WW1. As well as the historic buildings there are also contemporary exhibition halls incorporating AirSpace and the American Air Museum.

The museum not only houses iconic aircraft but also a collection of tanks, military vehicles and artillery. There is also a recreation of an Operations Room from 1940 and an annual air show. For younger visitors there is a playground and Activity Zone as well as plenty of open space for a picnic or a run around.

The site includes a restaurant and two cafes which serve everything from snacks and ice cream to afternoon tea. The museum is just off the M11 at junction 10.

Click here to see the Imperial War Museum Duxford

Shepreth Wildlife Park

First opened in 1979 as a private animal sanctuary Shepreth Wildlife Park is now home to a huge variety of animals of all shapes and sizes from bugs to tigers and everything in between.

As well as visiting the animals there are a number of experiences available from being a tiger keeper for the day to meeting the lemurs. You can also feed the fish in the lake and even stroke a cockroach.

The park is divided into different sections to make your visit easy to navigate so whether it’s the home of the predators, primates, UK natives, Bunnyland, Invaders or the Nocturnal House (as well as many more) there is something for everyone.

Facilities include a café, gift shop and playbarn for younger visitors.

Click here to see the Shepreth Wildlife Park