Very Large Holiday Rental one mile from Cambridgeshire
I f you’re looking for holiday accommodation close to Cambridge, then look no further than Alder Barn in Ashwell. Only one mile from the Cambridgeshire border, nestled in beautiful countryside, and wonderfully connected.
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Just over the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border, Ashwell is about 35 minutes drive from Cambridge (and 20 minutes on the train from Ashwell and Morden Station) and is a traditional barn conversion holiday home, sleeping up to nine guests.
There are three bedrooms and a large mezzanine balcony which houses a comfortable large double sofabed, meaning that the barn can sleep up to nine guests in comfort.
The tastefully decorated master bedroom has a kingsize bed, with room for a travel cot if needed. There is a split level bedroom which has a double bed and a single bed, which sleeps two or three people, and a bunkbed room which sleeps two, all tastefully decorated and appointed.
On the ground floor you’ll find a large open plan living area around a central chimney fireplace, where you’ll find comfortable sofas and a large screen TV, a selection of DVDs and a cupboard with a selection of toys, games and books to help keep any children in the party occupied.
The roomy country style kitchen has a big table, seating eight, a washing machine, tumble dryer and a full size fridge freezer. With, we think, everything you’ll need in the cupboards for cooking and entertaining during your stay.
There is plenty of parking outside the property in the shared courtyard and the village of Ashwell is on your doorstep with two pubs, an Indian restaurant/take away, coffee shop, village supermarket, post office, pharmacists and more.
Also in the village you’ll find the stream and springs, this is where the springs which give Ashwell its name join what will eventually flow into the rivers Cam at Cambridge and Rhee. There is a children’s playground a short walk away, many local things to visit and do, and beautiful open countryside for walking and cycling.
Cambridgeshire 3 Top Things To Do
Chilford Hall Vineyard
For those looking for something a little bit different the Chilford Hall Vineyard offer tours and tasting sessions between March and November. Booking is recommended as the events are extremely popular.
Chilford Hall is an award winning vineyard in Cambridgeshire and was originally laid out in 1972 having been a working farm since 1820.
The tours start at the winery and your guide will talk you through the wine making process from cultivation of the vine, pruning and harvesting the grapes through to the fermentation, blending and bottling process. There is also the opportunity to see how the vines are grown by following one of the vineyard trails.
The tour concludes with a wine tasting in the bistro and shop where your guide will explain the differences between the wines and help you select a suitable wine for your tastes.
King’s College Cambridge
King’s College was founded in 1441 by Henry VI and is one of the 31 prestigious colleges of Cambridge University. King’s is particularly well known for its stunning architecture and world famous Chapel and choir.
Guests are welcome to visit the college grounds as well as the Chapel. It is also possible to attend a choral service at the following times: 5.30pm from Monday to Saturday, and at 10.30am and 3.30pm on Sunday. The full Choir sing on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
For those visiting Cambridge by car the park and ride service is strongly recommended as parking within the city is limited and expensive.
What better way could there be to spend a day than enjoying the Sport of Kings? Newmarket is considered to be the home of British Horseracing and, as well as the racecourse itself, it is the home of the National Horseracing Museum & Stud and Tattersalls; the main auctioneer of race horses in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Racing has been recorded at Newmarket since the time of James I but it was the court of Charles II that really put the town on the map. Today there are regular race meetings as well as the annual July festival.
If you are not lucky enough to be in town on race day you can often watch the horses training along 50 miles of turf gallops.