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Alder Barn - beautiful holiday home in historic Ashwell, Hertfordshire – Home 5438269 Barn

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Alder Barn - beautiful holiday home in historic Ashwell, Hertfordshire – Home 5438269

  • Barn
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 125 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Alder Barn is a wonderfully light and spacious barn conversion holiday home perfect for families or groups of friends.

Alder Barn genuinely makes you say "wow" when you first walk in, with its exposed wooden beams and double height lounge with bathed in natural daylight, solid oak flooring and mezzanine balcony above.

The ground floor is perfect for entertaining; with a very large open plan lounge space leading straight into a large light well kitted out kitchen.

We are excited to be able to offer guests a new partnership service: Dineindulge Private Chef Service - "The Private Dining Experience for Everyone"

Dineindulge offers a unique private chef experience brought direct to you. Combining a personal chef hire service with restaurant quality cuisine at an affordable price.

Allow yourself a night off from cooking whilst still enjoying all the benefits of your self-catering accommodation. Further details in your welcome email.

We offer flexible sleeping accommodation, which is all on the first floor, and logically laid out so you can easily accommodate 2 x families of 4, plus many other combinations of both adults and children.

The property is fully kitted out to include everything that you would expect in a modern house:

- Tech - WiFi broadband, large 50" Smart TV with Netflix and more, second 24" Smart TV on balcony

- Kitchen - large modern fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, double electric oven and hob, plus EVERYTHING else that you would expect.

Children of all ages are catered for with a high chair, a travel cot; black out blinds in bedrooms, and CBeebies on the TV's!

Our barn is set in a what was a historic farm yard, now converted into residential properties and a couple of small local businesses; an art gallery, bespoke jewellery designer, a hairdressers and beauty salon and an environmental practice. These are all quiet local businesses and our guests have often visited; a great place to find a last minute birthday or wedding present, have a relaxing manicure or massage!

We do not have a garden at the barn, we have a small terrace, whereby in the quiet evenings the big bi-fold doors of the barn can be opened to bring the outside in. There is also a large playing field and playground a few minutes walk away and the Ashwell Springs, a site of special scientific interest due to the flora and fauna that are there - the children love it, as it's also great for a paddle or to play on the stepping stones!

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 3: Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 4: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

TRAIN - 40 MINUTES TO LONDON From Ashwell and Morden Station you are only 40 minutes’ train ride from London Kings Cross Station! TRAIN - 30 MINUTES TO CAMBRIDGE From Ashwell and Morden Station you are only 30 minutes’ train ride from Cambridge.

Interaction with guest

Throughout your stay at Alder Barn, Abi & Jon will be available via mobile / text and email; to answer any questions that you may have. If you have any issues where you need to see someone in person, our handyman Tony lives only 10 minutes’ drive away.

Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £500.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

The top number of guests that we are able to host is nine, exceptions can be made for babies in moses baskets/travel cots, please contact us to discuss further.

We are not able to hire for single nights or for parties.

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About the owner

Abigail R.
Average reply time:
2 hours 49 minutes
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
06 Jun 2020
Years listed:
5
Overall rating:
5

Languages spoken: English

This Barn has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 9. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Nov 2014. Located in Hertfordshire, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £842.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 06 Jun 2020.

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Guest reviews

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“A very attractive property in a beautiful village”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2018

Alder Barn is an attractive and well designed accommodation set in a charming village with plenty of interest and beautiful buildings. Whilst we were not able to spend much time at Alder Barn during … More

“Fabulous property in the heart of Herts”

Reviewed 28 Feb 2018

Six of us (three couples from USA, Holland, France South Africa and the UK) shared this rental for four days. It was wonderful, beautiful inside and with a lovely village setting. The interior design … More

Owner's reply: Dear Colin, thank you for your lovely review. We're so glad that you enjoyed staying at Alder Barn. With kind regards, Abi.

“Stunning!”

Reviewed 9 Dec 2017

As advertised, this truly is 'a beautiful holiday home'. It's generous in size, spotlessly clean, fully equipped and splendidly comfortable. Add to that the location - the beautiful his… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for such a lovely review, we're glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the wedding went well! Hope to see you again sometime.

“Relaxing, beautifully appointed, perfect family break”

Reviewed 25 Oct 2017

A superb, stylish barn conversion in a gorgeous village with shops, a bakery and pubs a two minute walk away, and tons to do for the family in the local area. Compared to most self-catering properties… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad that you all have a great time! Kind regards, Abi.

“Spacious”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2017

Very comfortable and spacious accommodation for large family gathering. Only down side we felt it was rather short of large pans in the kitchen to cook for a crowd.

Owner's reply: Hi Helen, thank you for your kind words and we're glad you enjoyed staying at Alder Barn. That's a good point regarding saucepan size - we have lots of them, but could probably do with a couple of super sized ones for very large parties. We appreciate your comments, as we're always looking for ways to improve. Kind regards, Abi

“Beautiful barn, great location”

Reviewed 15 Mar 2017

We had a fabulous weekend at Alder Barn with friends. The barn is beautiful and spacious with lovely furnishings. The location was great as we were all coming from different parts of the country. It i… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review, we're glad that you had a great time!

“Luxurious, spacious, well-equipped, a real treat.”

Reviewed 1 Feb 2017

Ashwell is a wonderfully evocative historical village, with well-preserved, informative medieval buildings and displays. Entering Alder Barn is quite breath-taking. The beautiful modern conversion kep… More

Owner's reply: We are really glad that you had a great time at the barn and enjoyed Ashwell and thank you for your lovely review. Kind regards, Abi.

“Amazing spaces”

Reviewed 1 Feb 2017

Alder Barn is so full of character with very spacious accomodation . One night there were 9 of us! The lounge is set out into areas and perfect for the children teenagers and adults to enjoy their own… More

Owner's reply: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and it would be lovely to host you again some time. Kind regards, Abi.

“Lovely stay with family for my wedding”

Reviewed 19 Oct 2016

I got married at South Farm and we used Alder barn as Bride HQ - It was great, comfy beds and they have thought of everything. Really clean and very nice place to stay. Enough room for family to be co… More

Owner's reply: Dear Stef, Thank you for your lovely review, it means a lot to us to know that we are doing well and we're glad that everything went well for you on your big day at South Farm. Kind regards, Abi

“Lovely village; perfect accommodation for large family”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2016

We travelled over from Ireland to bring my dad to the Duxford airshow. The Alder Barn was a perfect location: close to Duxford (I think it took ~25mins including airshow traffic); plenty of space; a g… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay!

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Abigail (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Abigail (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Abigail (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Abigail the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Abigail (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Abigail (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

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Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Abigail (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Abigail (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Abigail (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Abigail (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Abigail (the owner) a message.

If Abigail (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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