Stunning Self-Catering Accommodation near Cambridgeshire

A lder Barn is conveniently situated on the borders of Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, and is a stunningly converted barn providing luxury self-catering holiday accommodation, a real home from home.

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There are three bedrooms and a mezzanine balcony which has a comfortable sofabed, which means that the barn can sleep up to nine guests.

You’ll find a tastefully appointed master bedroom with a kingsize bed and pine bedroom furniture which sleeps two people and has room for a travel cot if needed. The second bedroom has a single bed and steps to a balcony area, which houses a double bed, so is able to sleep either two or three people. The third room has pine bunkbeds and it sleeps two people.

On the ground floor there’s a very large open plan living area, with enough sofa seating for all the guests, a large screen TV and a DVD player. Also a roomy kitchen with a big dining table where everyone can eat together, a full sized fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

We welcome families with children of all ages and you’ll find a number of things to help out with your stay, like a travel cot, high chair, toilet step and some toys, games and books – so hopefully you won’t have to bring quite so much with you!

The Dixies is a quadrant of converted barns, some private houses and some small businesses. There is a hair and beauty salon, an art gallery and parking for Alder Barn is in the gravelled large shared parking area.

Alder Barn is in the village of historic village of Ashwell, surrounded by scenic countryside. The village dates back to medieval times and has some beautiful properties and fabulous local shops and businesses, such as: Rhubarb & Mustard (Purveyors of Fine Things), Crumps the butchers who supply quality locally sourced meat, Days Bakery, a small local supermarket, a pharmacy, a post office, a florists and a fabulous local pub, The Three Tuns, who have a gourmet food menu and a great children’s menu too.

So if you are looking for Self Catering Cambridgeshire, please contact Abi or Jon to find out more information or discuss available dates.

Three Great Things to do in Cambridgeshire

Linton Zoo

Linton Zoo was established as a centre for breeding wildlife in 1972 and today the breeding of rare species is still their main focus. Many of the animals are classified as ‘endangered’ or ‘vulnerable’ so a visit to Linton Zoo offers the opportunity to see animals you may not have the chance to see again from a Snow Leopard to a White Collared Lemur.
For the more adventurous there are a selection of ‘keeper experiences’ suitable from ages five to 18+. Admission prices are reasonable but make sure you choose a sunny day because it is an outdoor experience.

Facilities include a café and gift shop as well as ample parking. The zoo is in Linton, close to the A11 junction at Little Abingdon. This is very close to junction 9 of the M11.

Click here to see the Linton Zoo

West Stow Anglo Saxon Village

West Stow is suitable day out for the whole family. With both indoor and outdoor attractions it is also the perfect place to visit in all weathers. The recreation of the Anglo Saxon village was built using ancient Anglo Saxon methods on the same site as the original settlement after archaeological surveys found the dwellings.

Artefacts from digs across West Suffolk have been gathered at West Stow from the first human settlers to the Romans, Vikings and Anglo Saxons. Archaeological explorations continue at West Stow today.

There are opportunities to dress up as an Anglo Saxon as well as meet rare breed pigs and chickens that would have been so important to the original settlers. Events include battle re-enactments and craft demonstrations.

There is a café on site for when you need something a little more modern!

Click here to see West Stow Anglo Saxon Village

Nene Valley Railway

Based at Peterborough’s Nene Valley Station the railway is both a living heritage railway as well as a popular visitor attraction open all year round. Enjoy a steam engine ride along the Nene Valley taking in stations at Ferry Meadows, Orton Mere, Yarwell Junction, and Wansford.

For younger visitors there is the opportunity to ride a real Thomas the Tank Engine but make sure you check the dates because we wouldn’t want to disappoint the smaller family members. For older visitors why not try the Murder Mystery experience? There are many other special events we recommend you have a look at on their website.

Wansford Station is home to a café and recently refurbished gift shop. There is also a buffet car on trains when staffing permits. Ploughman’s lunches and cream teas are also available if pre-booked.

Click here to see the Nene Valley Railway