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Cosy character cottage for four in beautiful village steeped in history

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A very comfortable cottage for four located in a converted granary.

Located in an unspoilt north Hertfordshire village, this lovely cottage is situated in a converted granary, retaining much of its character including many exposed beams.

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen/diner with electric oven and hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher. At one end is a table and chairs for four.

There is a spacious lounge with comfortable seating and large screen TV.

Upstairs are two bedrooms - one with a king size bed and one double. The roomy bathroom features a bath with shower over.

The cottage has gas central heating with a combi boiler providing on-demand hot water.

Outside is a charming courtyard fitted out with bench seating on three sides. The courtyard is something of a sun trap (although there is ample shade too) and is perfect for enjoying an outdoor meal, drink or just chilling out with a book.

More Details

Nicki and Mike Holmes
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Nicki and Mike Holmes

We have enjoyed living just outside the village for nearly 30 years, raising our family of two girls - Catherine and Alex - now all grown up!

Ashwell is the sort of village that people move to and never leave! It's easy to see why. It is a very pretty and welcoming village, with a host of historic buildings, beautiful church and even a village museum. There's lots going on with plenty of village events including a music festival, village open day, country show and book fair - to name just a few!

The village is situated in rural Hertfordshire on the Herts/Cambs border and surrounded by lovely countryside.

Nicki and Mike Holmes purchased this barn in 2015

Why Nicki and Mike Holmes chose Baldock

Ashwell is the sort of village people move to and don't move out! It is very pretty with a host of historic buildings, a beautiful church and even a village museum.

The countryside and walking is really good too.

What makes this barn unique

As soon as we walked through the door of the cottage we were charmed! It is full of character and the beams retain the feel of the old building. It is in a really great location in the centre of the village but tucked away in a quiet location so you can walk to all the local amenities including a renowned local butchers, bakers and no less than 3 country pubs all serving delicious food!

The cottage has a lovely outside seating area which is a real sun trap - great for catching the rays, enjoying a relaxing meal or just chilling out. And if you feel like being more energetic, there are some great country walks - right from your door.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Baldock, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • Books
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis


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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Luton or Stansted
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Graveley or Royston
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Ashwell & Morden
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Car: necessary

Come and enjoy a warm welcome in the beautiful village of Ashwell. Steeped in history, the village dates back to the Middle Ages and boasts the oldest graffiti in Hertfordshire dating back to the Plague located in St Mary's, the village church.

There are many historic buildings, the start of a tributary to the river Cam is at the Springs and the village is surrounded by lovely countryside crossing the Icknield Way with interesting walks in unspoilt countryside and stunning views that have inspired many a local artist.

Ashwell is a thriving villare community only 20 minutes' drive from the stunning city of Cambridge with all it has to offer and just 40 minutes to London by train from the local railway station.

There are 3 welcoming pubs in the village which all serve excellent food, a renowned local butchers, bakers, village shop and Indian takeaway. There's plenty to see and do in and around the area with a village museum and many local events throughout the year - plus a great selection of National Trust properties all within 25 miles.

Ashwell is a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing break away form the hustle and bustle of daily life and a great base from which to visit all the local area has to offer.

Our cottage is located in the centre of the village.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Baldock, United Kingdom

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$53.61
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$536.1

Arrival from 3pm and departure by 10am.

Cancellation Fees
Full payment has been received
- a 50% refund of the total cost for cancellations more than 8 weeks before holiday start date or
- a 25% refund of the total cost for cancellations up to 4 weeks before holiday start date
- no refund payable for cancellations of less than 4 weeks before holiday start date

Initial deposit only has been received
- for any cancellations - or if the balance is not paid on time - the booking deposit cannot be refunded

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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