Exceptional Holiday Let one mile from Bedfordshire

A lder Barn is a large stunning converted barn and self-catering holiday homke located in the historic and picturesque village of Ashwell, only one mile from the Bedfordshire border and very conveniently located.

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Alder Barn is a spacious property comfortably sleeping up to nine people, suitable for both groups of friends of families.

The property is children friendly with appropriate facilities including high chairs, travel cot, black-out blinds in the bedrooms and plenty of toys and games, plus CBeebies on the TV!

Alder Barn is a wonderful place to relax with its exposed oak wooden beams and large windows with lots of natural daylight.

Located in the beautiful village of Ashwell you have the perfect base to either just relax and spend time in the village, or travel further afield and explore the many things to do in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, which are just next door.

London is also amazingly accessible, either by car straight down the A1(M) or only 40 minutes on the train from Ashwell and Morden Station.

Though why travel further afield when you have Aswell on your doorstep? With a boutique hairdressers and Ashwell Gallery almost next door, plus a wonderful selection of village shops and country pubs, not to mention the Indian takeaway, it is the perfect holiday location.

Alder Barn is run by Abi and Jonathon who, after staying at lots of holiday rentals throughout the UK with their two young children, decided they could 'do it better' and provide all the things that you would expect to find in a modern family friendly holiday home:

  • Plenty of comfortable beds
  • Fully kitted out as a "home from home"
  • Good washing and drying facilities
  • Decent sized TV with lots of things to watch for both adults and children alike (Netflix, CBeebies etc.)
  • Fast unlimited wireless broadband

Plus milk in the fridge when you arrive, and tea and coffee so you can relax after your journey.

And no hidden extras, everything is included, no booking fees or cleaning costs!

So, if you are looking for the perfect English countryside getaway and for holiday rentals Home Counties, contact Abi on 01462 757 020 to find out availability or ask any questions.

Bedfordshire Things To Do

Museum of St Albans

If you did not know, St Albans is a historic Roman town, and its museum is partly dedicated to Roman life. It is built on the site of the old Roman Town and you are able to see such things as the amazing Roman mosaic floor.

The museum also tells the story of St Albans up to present day.

It regularly holds new exhibitions covering various subjects, though for full details check out their website: http://www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk

Bedfordshire Things To Do

Bletchley Park

It cannot be understated how important Bletchley Park was to the Allie’s WWII effort; some say it reduced the length of the war by up to two years!

Bletchley Park is a living memorial to those who worked tirelessly breaking codes and intercepting the enemy’s communications.

See the ‘first computers’ – the punch card machines that carried out the fast analysis which helped the code breakers.

The park has undergone a great deal of restoration and in 2014 saw new exhibitions facilities opening once again.

A very interesting visit for adults and children alike.

For more information see http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk

Luton Hoo Golf and Spa

Luton Hoo is one of the Home Counties finest 5 star hotels, boasting a fantastic building with luxurious interior and wonderful gardens and grounds.

It also boasts a championship 18 hole golf course, plus sumptuous spa facilities.

For those who like the finer things in life this is certainly the place to spend some time.

For more details have a look at their website: http://www.lutonhoo.co.uk/

Audley End House & Gardens

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in a period drama, then why not visit Audley End House & Gardens?

A wonderful country house and gardens owned and maintained by English Heritage located near Saffron Walden just off the M11.

You get to see here the sumptuous surroundings that the aristocratic residents lived in, and behind the scenes in the kitchen and where all the everyday people worked to make the house ‘tick’.

With also children’s play area, café and shop, there is a great deal to see and do.

For further details see: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/audley-end-house-and-gardens/


Xcape in Milton Keynes is best known for its Snowzone for indoor skiing, and that’s with real snow!

The slope is big enough for those who already know how to ski, but who are looking for a little practice or just a bit of fun. There is also a smaller slope for beginners, plus lessons are also available.

Xcape also has its own indoor skydiving, plus much more.

For full details check out the Xcape website: http://www.xscape.co.uk/milton-keynes