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Beautifully Spacious Self Catering Holiday Let in the Historic Ashwell Village

People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
barn
People
9
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Lots of character & space | Sleeps 4 up to 9 | Groups & Families Welcome

Barn conversion holiday home with generous accommodation and lots of character; designed to be a home from home with everything you’d expect is a well-equipped, and furnished modern home.

Your holiday start when you arrive as all beds will be made, towels and toiletries are provided, plus tea, coffee, milk, sugar, biscuits and plum loaf to help you relax and settle in.

The ground floor has a large open plan lounge area with exposed wooden beams, with a high ceiling and large windows flooding the space with daylight. There's sofa seating for ten and relax a 50 inch TV with Netflix and lots of channels.

A large modern kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need including separate larder and utility room; washing machine, tumble dryer, full sized fridge/freezer, double electric oven and hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and a huge range of cutlery, crockery and glassware.

All sleeping accommodation is on the first floor, which includes three bedrooms and a mezzanine balcony room, which can be used as a second lounge/TV area, or also as a double bedroom.

There is a first floor shower room with large walk in shower, a newly refitted bathroom, both with WC’s, plus a separate ground floor WC/cloakroom/boot room.

Alder Barn Holiday Home

Dixies

High Street

Ashwell

Hertfordshire

SG7 5NT

United Kingdom

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Property Manager
Abi & Jonathon
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 February, 2017

About Abi & Jonathon

We're Jon and Abi from Surrey, along with spending time with our two beautiful girls, we like travelling and sports.

Over the years we have visited numerous holiday homes throughout the UK and were often frustrated by one thing or another. Such as it extra costs for bed linen, poor facilities for children, having to do meter readings and pay extra for electricity and gas, slow return of deposit, small TV, poor broadband and much more!

We believe that a holiday home the holiday should start as soon as you arrive, without having to worry about making up beds and bringing towels with you!

So at Alder Barn we have taken the best of what we have experienced at various different places and omitted the worst, creating a holiday home that we would want as a family:

- Relax when you arrive with a cup of tea or coffee, a packet of biscuits and a plum loaf.

- All the beds are made and towels and mini toiletries provided.

We have also provided the modern technology that all of us would now expect at home with good wireless broadband and a large 50' flat screen smart TV in the lounge with lots of films and kids channels.

Not forgetting of course a decent sized fridge freezer in which you can fit all your food!

Abi & Jonathon purchased this barn in 2006

Why Abi & Jonathon chose Hertfordshire

Alder Barn is a property that we let for a number of years as a standard tenanted property. Though visiting Ashwell two years ago we immediately saw it as the perfect holiday home.

The barn itself is big, full of character and perfect for groups of friends or families. The accommodation is also both flexible with good sized bedrooms, and a logical layout with all bedrooms on the first floor.

Then of course there is Ashwell, which is just a lovely place to relax and spend time; just to stroll around the village enjoying the historic and beautiful buildings, or walking through the springs and in the footpaths surrounding the village.

There are some lovely pubs here to spend the evening which also offer a great range of food. The Rose & Crown have nights when they do fish and chips and stone baked pizzas to eat in or take away. The Three Tuns is a lovely gastro pub and the Bushell & Strike is newly refurbished and offers a great menu.

There is Days the original Ashwell Bakery, who offer fresh bread, cakes, sandwiches and pasties. Rhubarb & Mustard - Purveyors of Fine Things - and they really are! Offering gourmet coffee to drink in or take away, fine roast coffee beans, speciality foods, sauces, condiments and gifts. Crumps the butchers, again, an age old institution in the village - a traditional family butchers, who also have a deli selection of cheeses, some fruit and vegetables, eggs and much more. Then we also have the Ashwell Village Stores, a small, but well stocked mini supermarket. Also, the Ashwell Pharmacy, stocking a good range of cosmetic and medicinal items, as well as a pharmacy counter service.

Plus within 30 minutes of Ashwell you are simply spoilt for choice of things to do, from country houses (the National Trust have 25 properties within 20 miles), zoos, golf courses, museums and more. Plus for visiting London a train service from the local station that gets you quickly into central London.

What makes this barn unique

We just love the open space, both inside the barn and outside. The open plan layout of the barn means that it always feel light and airy, the large kitchen means that you're not fighting for space to cook or make a cup of tea. The barn also effectively has no neighbours - in as much as each side is a small business unit, so you have absolute quiet in the evening, great for getting kids off to sleep - as there are no loud TVs or music. But on the flip side, if you want to watch a film with the sound up louder, you don't have to worry about disturbing people either!

We thought particularly hard about all the things that have made our stays good in other places (and the things that haven't), so we have a really well stocked kitchen, with everything we could think of; including a large full sized fridge freezer, a washing machine and tumble dryer (essential with young kids who can go through a wardrobe of clothes in two days!), microwave, decent cooker, lots of crockery, cutlery, pots and pans. A good TV and film service, with WIFI for the techy among us. A cupboard with some books, toys and games - so you don't have to bring the kitchen sink and for anyone travelling with little ones; a travel cot, high chair and toilet step - yes, we can remember having the car packed to the roof with all this stuff!

Also, we love the village, the first thing our girls want to do is to unpack their things and get to Days the bakers to make sure that they don't miss out on the chocolate iced doughnuts for lunch. Then get down to the spring for a paddle in their wellies!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed at Alder barn myself, husband, sons, my mum and dad, we went down from Scotland for my bother in law's funeral it was great we could all stay together. It is a great place to stay plenty of room for all very sad time because of what we were there for but would go back again for a break very nice parking is available but because of where it is you have a hairdresser, and other office s there sometimes parking was a little difficult other then that all very good would use it again.
Mar 2016
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Great New Year break!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful barn, very spacious and clean. Lovely village setting with lots of great local walks.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
20th Feb to 30th Mar
20 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£368
for 3 nights
From
£122
From
£188
Fri,Sat,Sun
£970
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
31st Mar to 13th April
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£409
for 3 nights
From
£136
From
£212
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
14th Apr to 17th Apr
14 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£458
for 3 nights
From
£152
From
£235
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
18 Apr to 23 Apr
18 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£409
for 3 nights
From
£136
From
£212
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
24th Apr to 25th May
24 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£368
for 3 nights
From
£122
From
£188
Fri,Sat,Sun
£970
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
26 May to 4 Jun
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£458
for 3 nights
From
£152
From
£235
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
5th June to 6th July
5 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£409
for 3 nights
From
£136
From
£212
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
7th July to 3rd Sept
7 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£458
for 3 nights
From
£152
From
£235
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
4th Sept to 19th Oct
4 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£368
for 3 nights
From
£122
From
£188
Fri,Sat,Sun
£970
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
20th Oct to 29th Oct
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£409
for 3 nights
From
£136
From
£212
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
30th Oct to 14th Dec
30 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£319
for 3 nights
From
£106
From
£165
Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
15th Dec to 21st Dec
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£458
for 3 nights
From
£152
From
£235
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
22 Dec 17 to 1st Jan 18
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£458
for 3 nights
From
£152
From
£235
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Cancellations
Full payment has been received
• a 50% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least eight weeks before the start of the holiday; or
• a 25% refund of the total cost if they cancel up to four weeks before the start of the holiday

Initial deposit only has been Received
• If the guest cancels or the balance is not paid on time, the booking deposit cannot be refunded

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Baldock in East of England

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There are two bath/shower rooms, one with a large walk in shower, the other newly refitted with a bath and shower over. Both have electric heated towel rails and there is also a downstairs cloakroom and WC off the hallway.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , A set of bunkbeds, but both full sized single beds.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , A large mezzanine balcony overlooking the lounge, sleeps 2.
  • We have the following bedrooms; one kingsize double room - sleeps 2 (with room for a travel cot), one split level balcony bedroom (with two steps), which has a double bed and a single bed - so sleeps 2/3, one bunkbed room (bunkbeds are full sized single beds) - sleeps 2 and one balcony room overlooking the lounge, which has a large double sofabed - sleeps 2.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking

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