• Enjoy Quality Time with Your Friends or Family

    Comfortably Sleeping from 4 up to 9

  • Enjoy the Wonderfully Light and Open Plan Space

    Lots of Space for Both Entertaining and Children

  • An Inspirational Space to Relax and Enjoy

    High Ceilings and Exposed Wooden Beams

  • Looking Down from the Balcony

  • View of Lounge TV Area

  • View of Second Lounge Seating Area

  • View of Lounge View Towards Kitchen

  • View of Kitchen Towards Lounge

  • Kitchen Table Comfortably Sits Eight

  • Fully Kitted Out Kitchen and Lots of Prep Space

  • Balcony Area Double Sofa Bed

  • Balcony Area Made Up Double Sofa Bed

  • Balcony Room Looking Towards Lounge

  • Balcony Area Bath & Shower Room and Looking Up

  • Master Bedroom with Comfortable King Size Double Bed

  • Master Bedroom Looking Towards Door

  • Split Level Bedroom Top Double Bed

  • Split Level Bedroom Lower Single Bed

  • First Floor Landing Looking Towards Balcony

  • Bunkbed Room for Both Children and Adults

  • First Floor Shower Room

  • Tudor houses on Ashwell High Street

  • The Three Tuns Pub

  • More Tudor Houses on Ashwell High Street

  • Exploring Ashwell Springs

  • Childrens Playground and Playing Fields

  • Ashwell Village Store and Star of India Takeaway

  • Ashwell Village Museum

  • Crumps the Butchers

  • Bushel and Strike Pub (front)

  • Bushel and Strike Pub (back)

  • St Mary's Church

  • View of St Mary's Church


  • “Lovely stay in this fantastic house. Ashwell is an amazing village. We made lots of good friends. Everything is easy and we enjoyed a very pleasant week. Many Thanks.”

    Emanual Devine Review

    Emmanuel Devigne and Family - 3rd to 7th July 2015

    “The Class of The Rosary Priory Bushey, Herts (now closed) chose Alder Barn for our annual get together and we have had a fantastic weekend. Alder Barn has been spacious, comfortable and well equipped for the purposes of having buckets of fun.

    Jane Abiss Review


    The charm and the beauty of the village have kept us here all weekend despite our intention to visit the market town of Hitchen and Cambridge. The surroundings provided great walks and so many historical points of interest. Everyone we have been in contact with locally has been very friendly and we particularly enjoyed the produce available in Crumps. Will have lovely memories of our stay.

    Jane Abiss and The Class of The Rosary Priory Bushey, Herts - 11th to 14th September 2015

  • “Ashwell is a lovely place, we had a wonderful time here. The Rose + Crown is a real friendly pub, helped us a lot. I loved the butchers and bakers it made me want to come back home to live here! The house was wonderful could not fault anything! Thank you so much for letting us stay here.”

    Neil Aldridge

    Neil Aldridge and Family - 26th Sept to 15th Oct 2015

    “Excellent venue for family celebration of a 30th birthday. Three Tuns Gastro pub excellent”

    Mary Write Review

    Mary Wright - 13th – 16th November 2015

  • “Stayed for John’s big 60th birthday weekend. We had a brilliant time, lovely accomodation – very comfy beds. Had enormous fun playing the Alterego game we found in the cupboard!”

    John Kelly Review

    Dinah, John, Suzanne, Lorna & Matt - 27th - 30th Nov 2015

    “The accommodation is nothing short of spectacular. We all loved it and didn’t want to leave. The only thing we didn’t agree on was if we lived there who would get what room!”


    As there is 9 of us in our family and none of our houses would have been big enough for Christmas we decided to go away and we hit the jackpot when we chose Alder Barn.

    We all loved it and didn’t want to leave. The only thing we didn’t agree on was if we lived there who would get what room!!

    So many positives to list: Beautiful Kitchen, Lots of space in every room – Stunning brick work in the sitting room; Comfy beds; great taste in décor; great location; plenty of parking; lots of natural light; lots of radiators; traditional style wooden flooring and stairs; great use of space; 3 Toilets; 2 TV’s one with Netflix’s; lovely soft carpeting throughout upstairs; feels like a home from home; lots of pots, pans and dishes; great selection of DVD’s, Books and Games for all the family; Lots of comfy sofa’s; The Balcony bedroom was great for the teenagers.

    Great location for a quiet country walk around the village or to the Spring.

    We had such a wonderful Christmas Stay there and being able to collect the keys from the key safe when we arrived made it all the more stress free.

    Jon & Abi answered any questions we had and thanks to them we had a lovely stress free Christmas.

    We hope to be able to return sometime again this year – Highly recommended!!!! :-)”

    Charlene and family - Christmas 2014

  • “Just spent New Year at Alder Barn. To be honest I could not have asked for more. The property itself is fantastic, massive, and a great place to spent time with friends. Everything worked like a dream, plus has a nice big TV! Definately reccomended and I’ll be coming back.”

    Ben and Friends (Croydon, Surrey) - New Year 2014

    “We stayed at Alder Barn for a couple of weeks whilst on vacation from the US visiting family in Birmingham. Great house and the village is beautiful. Just wish you got places like this in the US. Now trying to work out how we can afford to come again next year!”

    The Howells (Los Angeles, USA) - August 2014

  • “We rented this property with a few friends for a week’s break. I cannot rave about Ashwell enough, some great pubs, and a really pretty village. The property itself was great, loads of space and lots of character, and everything worked. Highly reccomended!”

    Den and Friends (Bristol, UK) - August 2014

    “We has a short break at the property as we had a friends wedding in Hertfordshire. Nice property and very well furnished. Our kids loved the balcony. Will definately come back as would like to explore more of Ashwell and the surrounding area, as its really nice round there.”

    The Baldwins (Surrey, UK) - October 2014

More Testimonials

Your holiday starts the moment you arrive

Jon & Abi who own Alder Barn and their two girls

Jon & Abi who own Alder Barn and their two girls

Jon and Abi set up Alder Barn so everything is ready when you arrive.

With their two girls, Jon and Abi have stayed at numerous holiday homes throughout the UK, and were constantly frustrated by having to take linen and make beds, buy bin bags and washing up liquid and having to take meter readings at the end and pay extra for electricity! For us this always detracted from the holiday.

We believe that the holiday should start right at the very beginning; so when you arrive you all the essentials are provided to get you going (made beds, clean towels, toilet rolls, bin bags etc.). There will be a pint of milk in the fridge, plus tea and coffee so you can unwind after a long journey. Then, at the end of the holiday, there are no extra charges for utilities, and you will get your deposit back in seven days.

Our aim is to make your holiday at Alder Barn relaxing as possible.