Beautiful Self Catering Accommodation in Hertfordshire

A lder Barn is a wonderfully spacious self-catering converted holiday barn located in the idyllic countryside village of Ashwell. See our photos and full description below, or watch one of our walkthrough videos to the right.

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From the moment you step in the front door, we think that you'll feel at home.

The barn comprises an entrance hall with a WC, cloakroom and bootroom to your right, then leads on to the large open plan living space and kitchen.

The kitchen has a dining table seating up to eight people and all the amenities and kitchen equipment that you would expect to find at home, including a laundry/utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and further sink (a full list of what's included will be sent to you when you book, in case there's anything from home that you just can't live without and would like to take with you!).

The large open plan lounge is split into areas by the impressive central fireplace. There is a small snug area with a two seater sofa, coffee table and reading lamp.

The main area has a three seater sofa, a two seater sofa and armchair, a flat screen TV with Netflix subscription and a DVD player (a selection of DVDs can be found in the sideboard).

In the small cupboard under the stairs any small members of your party will find a selection of toys, books and games to help keep them occupied while you relax.

Upstairs you will find a large shower room with a walk in shower and three tastefully appointed bedrooms; a master bedroom with a double bed, a split level twin room with two single beds and a third bedroom with bunkbeds.  There is also the mezzanine area which looks over the lounge where you will find a comfortable double sofa bed and another shower room.

Outside at the front you will find a small private patio area with a table and chairs and the large bi-fold doors from the lounge can be opened in good weather to bring the outside in.

There is also ample parking space outside the barn in the communal car park.

Three Great Things to do in Hertfordshire

The Verulamium Museum

Everyday life in Roman Britain is the focus of the Verulamium Museum in St. Albans. Located on the site of one of Roman Britain’s major cities the museum and park includes Roman room displays, original Roman mosaics, interactive displays and discovery areas.

On the second weekend of each month there is a talk and demonstration by a Roman soldier about the equipment and tactics of the Roman Army. Talks begin at 2.30pm on Saturdays and 3.00pm on Sundays.

The museum can be reached easily by car and includes a re-designed gift shop, created in partnership with the British Museum that sells souvenirs and books as well as smaller ‘pocket money’ items suitable for children.

Click here to see the Verulamium Museum

Mill Green Mill and Museum

Although there has been a mill on the site for over 1000 years the current Mill Green Mill is a working 18th century flour mill and on milling days (Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday afternoon) you can see the watermill working and talk to the miller about his work. You can even take a bag of freshly ground wholemeal organic flour home with you!

Although a working mill it is also a museum designed to show historic milling practices through both exhibitions and practical demonstrations.

The site also contains the Mill Green Jubilee Garden; a Tudor inspired design created to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

Click here to see the Mill Green Mill and Museum 

de Havilland Aircraft Museum

The de Havilland is the oldest Aircraft Museum in the UK and is the only one dedicated to de Havilland Aircraft. The collection includes Pre-WW2 models from the 1920s through to Transport Aircraft from the 1980s.

Facilities include a well-stocked gift shop with a wide selection of de Havilland related items from books and greeting cards to models and prints.

The museum is located near junction 22 of the M25 next to Salisbury Hall (No longer open to the public).

Click here to see the de Havilland Aircraft Museum