Superb Holiday Rental in Ashwell, Hertfordshire
A lder Barn a traditional barn conversion holiday home, decorated and furnished to a high standard in the heart of the Tudor village of Ashwell in Hertfordshire. The perfect venue for get together with friend or family, or just a break.
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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.
The tastefully decorated master bedroom houses a kingsize bed, with pine bedroom furniture and velux roof windows – there’s also plenty of 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 the bedrooms have their own unique theme and colour schemes.
Downstairs there’s a big open 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 keep younger members of the party occupied.
In the roomy country style kitchen there’s 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 ample 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.
Along the road you’ll find the stream and springs, where the springs which give Ashwell its name join what will eventually flow into the rivers Cam at Cambridge and Rhee. There is also a children’s playground a short walk away, along with rolling countryside giving access to many walks and areas for cycling.
Hertfordshire 3 Top Things To Do
Knebworth Park and House
Knebworth is one of England’s finest and most beloved stately homes, perhaps most famous globally for its rock concerts. Knebworth Park is situated just off the A1(M) at Stevenage and is a great day out for the whole family.
Attractions for children include an Adventure Playground and Dinosaur Trail, while all ages can enjoy going back in time with a visit to Knebworth House or a stroll through the gardens. Facilities include a fully licensed self-service restaurant, gift shop and exhibition centre.
This beautiful gothic mansion was also the home of the Victorian novelist, Edward Bulwer Lytton and there is a wealth of information about the Lytton family to discover.
For a relaxing afternoon or evening of entertainment you could try the beautiful Broadway Cinema which was originally opened in 1936 (re-opened in 1996) and is a perfect example of the art deco architecture of the town of Letchworth both inside and out.
The cinema has four screens and has been adapted to play 3D films as well as live broadcasts from the Royal Opera House and the Royal National Theatre.
There is parking available in the nearby Town Hall car park as well as on-street parking.
Prices start at just £5.
Replacing the childhood home of Elizabeth I, the current Hatfield House was built by Robert Cecil, the first Earl of Salisbury, in 1611. The original house and deer park had been owned by Henry VIII and Elizabeth learned of her accession to the throne while at Hatfield in 1558, apparently while at an Oak tree that still stands on the grounds. The estate is still owned by the Cecil family and is one of ten ‘Treasure Houses of England’.
As well as the magnificent house there is also a large park to explore, a farm, playgrounds, gardens, restaurant and gift shops.
The estate is situated close to junction 4 of the A1(M) and has ample parking. It can also be reached via Hatfield Railway Station.