Amazing Holiday Let in Ashwell, Hertfordshire

W elcome to Alder Barn, a classical English dark wood barn, tastefully converted into spacious luxury holiday accommodation. Conveniently located in North Hertfordshire in the beautiful picturesque countryside village of Ashwell.

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The barn consists of three roomy bedrooms and a mezzanine balcony area with a comfortable sofabed, which makes it suitable for groups of up to nine guests.

  • The master bedroom has a kingsize bed and sleeps two people
  • Bedroom two is a split level room with a double bed on the raised area and also a single bed, so can sleep two or three people
  • Bedroom three has bunkbeds and sleeps two people

Downstairs you’ll find a large open plan living area, with enough sofa seating for all the guests and a large well stocked country kitchen with a big dining table where everyone can eat together.

Alder Barn is set in a quadrant of converted barns, some residential and some small local businesses. Next door is a hairdressers and beauty salon, there is also an art gallery and there is ample parking in the communal parking area outside the property.

The barns are at the bottom of the village High Street.  Ashwell is a small and pretty English village, with some beautiful buildings and local shops including: Crumps the butchers, supplying locally sourced meat, Days Bakery, a small supermarket, a chemists, a post office, a florists and a fabulous local pub.

So if you are looking for Self Catering Home Counties, please go to our booking page to see if the dates you are interested in are free or contact Jon or Abi  if you have any questions.

Hertfordshire Things To Do

Docwra's Manor Garden

Located in Shepreth near Royston, Docwra´s Manor dates back to the 15th Century and was purchased by its present owners Faith Raven and her husband when they married in 1954. They have beautifully restored the gardens to their full glory with a beautiful walled garden, and a wonderful array of unusual plants.

Docwra´s Manor Garden is a wonderful place to spend time just enjoying the space. Teas and coffee and light lunches are also available at Teacake next door. For more information see their website

Denny Abbey and Farmland Museum

Denny Abbey and Farmland Museum are two things to do for the price of one! The abbey is a Grade one listed twelfth century building first occupied by Benedictine Monks, and subsequently occupied by Franciscan nuns and Knights Templars; so its history makes interesting reading. The site has also seen over time extensive restoration so seeing this is also very interesting and well presented on information boards.

For the children there is also a farm for them to visit and lots of things to see including the craftsmen’s workshops, lots of old farming equipment and lots more. Plus not to forget the play area, and a decent café. For more information see

Oliver Cromwell's House

Oliver Cromwell is a key figure of English history and his house (in Ely) is a must for anyone interested in the English Civil War. This is the house where the man that ‘banned Christmas’ lived for 10 years with his family. The house is kept as it would have been in the 17th Century, and does feel authentic.

It is an interesting house and very much worth a visit, for more information see: