Barn Conversion Holiday Home in Hertfordshire
C onverted barn with high ceilings and exposed beams, centrally located in the beautify Ashwell village, the perfect venue for a family get together, holiday or weekend away.
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With its generous spacious accommodation comfortably sleeping up to nine, internal features with lots of character, exposed oak beams and a double height lounge with floor to ceiling glazing, it’s a property that makes a lot of people say “wow”.
Alder Barn is owned, managed and run by Jon and Abi who, with their own family (two girls), have themselves stayed at many holiday homes in the UK and abroad over the years. Jon and Abi aim to make Alder Barn all the things that they would expect in a holiday home that they would take their own family to:
- Just as it’s described on the website
- No hidden extras
- Everything works
Alder Barn also includes all the facilities that you would expect from a holiday home in the modern age, including unlimited wireless broadband, good washing and drying facilities, decent dishwasher, fridge freezer and kitchen equipment, good sized TV with 1000’s of films and TV series on Netflix, plus much more.
As well as being a well-appointed holiday home, Alder Bar is located in the beautiful historic village of Ashwell, which not only won the Hertfordshire Village of the Year Award in 2011, but is also a vibrant living village with lots going on.
Things to do include country walks, the stepping stones at Ashwell Spring, visiting the pubs, or the local village shops. Or, if you fancy going further afield, there is Hatfield House, Paradise Wildlife Park, Knebworth house and much more.
Plus, remember that London Kings Cross only a 40 minute train ride away from Ashwell and Morden station.
We do get booked up many months in advance, especially for busy holiday periods, so if you would like to find a Holiday Homes Hertfordshire, to find free dates or ask any questions please contact Jonathon or Abi on 01462 757 020.
3 Amazing Things To Do in Hertfordshire
Henry Moore Perry Green
Perry Green is the home of the Henry Moore Foundation; Moore’s art charity which was established for the promotion and education of the fine arts. It is located on his former estate and includes Hoglands, the artist’s restored home.
The estate also comprises flower gardens and Moore’s studios as well as over 70 acres of gardens and fields. Many of Moore’s sculptures are located throughout the grounds. The medieval Aisled Barn contains a display of nine large colourful tapestries based on his drawings.
The estate is open Friday 1st May – Sunday 25th October 2015 on Wednesdays – Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am-5pm.
North Herts Leisure Centre
The North Herts Leisure centre is open seven days a week and offers a wide range of activities for all ages. There is a large indoor pool as well as a tropical pool, wave machine and flume. Other facilities include dance studios, squash courts, fitness suite and sauna and steam room.
There is also a crèche and cafeteria on site. For children there are ‘Wild Camp’ activities including softball, arts & crafts, swimming, trampolining and face painting. The sessions are suitable for ages 3 – 12 years.
Shaw’s Corner is a National Trust property and was the home of George Bernard Shaw for 44 years until his death in 1950. The house remains much as it was during Shaw’s time, with beautiful Arts and Crafts interiors and tranquil gardens to explore. The house contains over 5000 items belonging to Shaw as well as his famous writing hut.
During June and July Shaw’s Corner is converted into an outdoor theatre and there are performances of two of Shaw’s plays; just don’t forget your picnic!
Facilities include a gift and souvenir shop, pre-1950s plants for sale, free parking and ice creams and soft drinks. Guided tours are also available.