Alder Barn Self Catering Holiday Home

Alder Barn is a lovely modern barn conversion, situated only 14 minutes’ drive from South Farm, making it ideal to use as part of your wedding plans.

  • Large barn conversion comfortably sleeping 4 to 9
  • Only 14 minutes’ drive from South Farm
  • Welcoming children of all ages (suitable for two families of four)
  • Beds made plus towels provided
  • 2x TV’s with Netflix (one 50”) + BT Broadband
  • Centrally located in the beautiful Tudor village of Ashwell

We offer a large open plan living space and sleep can up to nine guests, making it the ideal place to relax prior to your wedding or unwind afterwards.

We are happy to host families with babies and children of all ages are welcome.


We are lucky to have had lots of positive reviews including previous guests of South Farm, see our review page.

Relax when you arrive

We have gone out of our way to set up the barn using the best of what we as a family have found in our extensive travels, both in the UK and abroad, as we feel that your holiday or stay should start the moment you arrive, so have pleasure in providing; bedding and towels, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, biscuits and plum loaf, along with a few other essentials which mean that you can start to relax straight away!

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

We have four bedroom areas:

  1. Master bedroom with king-sized double bed
  2. Split level room with a double bed and a single bed
  3. Bunkbed room with a pair of full sized single bunkbeds (which we’ve had plenty of adults share!)
  4. Mezzanine balcony room, which has a comfortable double sofa bed.

We have two upstairs bath / shower rooms and ground floor WC

  1. Large walk in shower room
  2. Bath / shower room off the mezzanine

Modern Facilities

Our facilities include; 50” smart TV with Netflix, DVD player, WIFI broadband, large open plan living room area with four sofas, large kitchen with two utility rooms and dining table for 8 people.  We provide a washing machine, tumble dryer, full sized fridge/freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, microwave, electric hob and double oven, along with an extensive range of cutlery, crockery and cooking implements.  For those travelling with babies or small children, we provide a range of children’s cutlery and crockery, a high chair, travel cot, baby bath and two toilet steps.  In the lounge there is a selection of books, DVDs, board games and a few toys and children’s books.

Friendly quadrant of barns

Our quiet, friendly quadrant of barns has ample parking in the central courtyard and also houses some unique small businesses, which have in the past also proved of interest to our wedding guests; Bradley’s Hair & Nail Salon, Ashwell Jewellery and The Ashwell Art Gallery.

Ashwell village

The barn is situated in the centre of the award winning picturesque village of Ashwell, with its Tudor buildings and great range of local shops; Crumps the Butchers, Days Bakery, Rhubarb & Mustard – coffee and gift shop, pharmacy, Ashwell Village Stores and The Star of India takeaway.  Along with three excellent pubs; The Three Tuns, The Rose & Crown and The Bushel & Strike – all of whom serve food.  We provide information to guests of local walks in the surrounding rolling countryside, along with an enormous host of local attractions, National Trust houses and things to do.

Well connected by road and rail

The local station, Ashwell & Morden is on the Cambridge line from London Kings Cross and we are around 15 minutes by car from the larger market town of Baldock and just a few miles from the A1M.

Call us on 01223 207581 or email
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