We travelled over from Ireland to bring my dad to the Duxford airshow. The Alder Barn was a perfect location: close to Duxford (I think it took ~25mins including airshow traffic); plenty of space; a great Indian takeaway; and fantastic local pub (The Three Tuns) for meeting extended family over a meal. And Ashwell is the prototypical English country village.
My family of 5 stayed here for a week. Part way through we were joined by three additional family members making 8 of us staying for a few nights. The house easily accommodated our group with 4 bedrooms upstairs (including a loft area that has a pull out double bed plus full bathroom). The house is in a small quadrangle of buildings which is a bit unusual but works out just fine. The local businesses that are nearby don't open until 10AM and all close by 6PM. Even when they are open there is no issue as noise is very low or not at all. The home is spacious with a big kitchen to gather in and an enormous living room with vaulted ceilings that is so comfortable! The town of Ashwell is quiet and set in the surrounding fields and countryside of England which allowed us to take wonderful walks out and then back into town. Superb bakery right around the corner for morning pastries and coffee which we visited every day (except Sunday when it is closed). 5 minutes drive gets you to the train station that has twice per hour trains to London and also Cambridge. Or you can drive the 30minutes to Cambridge which we did a few times. The booking, payment and deposit/refund were all handled easily and professionally. I'd highly recommend Alder Barn!!
We stayed at Alder barn myself, husband, sons,my mum and dad,we went down from Scotland for my bother in law funeral it was great we could all stay together.
It is a great place to stay plenty of room for all very sad time because of what we were there for but would go back again for a break very nice parking is available but because of where it is you have a hairdresser, and other office s there sometimes parking was a little difficult other then that all very good would use it again.
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We booked here on behalf of our staff members who were working locally and needed a place to stay close to site. They were delighted with the standard of the accommodation, the owner Abi couldn't have been more helpful, and they thoroughly enjoyed their down time in the fantastic social space. Would thoroughly recommend this holiday let for a get away at any time of the year!
Very comfortable and up to date accommodation in a great location. Excellent value. Thoroughly recommended.