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Three delightful cottages – just a stone’s throw from everything you could want…

Nestled in Saughall Massie, a Wirral village dating back to the 1300s, all three Barnacre holiday cottages offer a picture-postcard setting for an unforgettable break. Two of the cottages – The Old Mill Barn and The Shippon - occupy a 250 year old barn conversion, while the third – Barnacre Green – is a recent, green oak frame cottage which has a zero environmental impact.  All three have their own private hot tub/jacuzzi, plus the shared use of the heated indoor pool and the one-acre Barnacre fishing lake.

Wirral is packed with things to do; vibrant Liverpool and historic Chester are minutes away and  Manchester, Snowdonia, the Peak District and the Lake District are all within easy reach for days out. Whether you are looking for a slow-paced weekend break or a fantastic base for a full-on family holiday, staying in one of the Barnacre Cottages is the perfect choice.

Interior of the Shippon Barn

The Shippon Barn

Of the three Barnacre cottages, ‘The Shippon’ is the one designed especially with children in mind. Its three bedrooms – one single and two double – sleep 5/7 people.

Simply furnished to withstand normal family rough and tumble, this toasty warm cottage nevertheless has everything needed for a very comfortable stay at any time of the year. Read more...

Interior of the Old Mill Barn

The Old Mill Barn

The Old Mill Cottage will be your pick of the three Barnacre cottages, if a high-end finish and luxurious furnishings are what you want from your stay. The second of the two Barnacre barn conversions, The Old Mill has two double ensuite bedrooms with additional sleeping space for up to two more people in the lounge, which is furnished with a beautiful buttoned leather Chesterfield suite. Read more...

Interior of the Green Cottage

The Green Cottage

Barnacre Green Cottage is private and secluded, 400 metres beyond the other two cottages up Barnacre Lane (our private farm road), and is perfect for children, sleeping 6/8 in two family bedrooms (each with a double and single bed) plus the sofa bed in the living area. Read more...

The Swimming Pool

The Swimming Pool & Hot Tubs

Our 12m indoor heated swimming pool, housed in a lovely oak frame building, is shared between our three cottages and is available between 10am and 4pm every day (except Christmas Day). An informal booking system ensures its private use for each family or party staying with us.

The pool is 1.2m (4ft) deep throughout, and both the pool, and the poolhouse are deliciously warm. Read more...

The Fishing Lake

The Fishing Lake

Our one-acre private fishing lake is so well stocked even novices and children are pretty much guaranteed to catch something. However, the lake also contains many wily large specimen fish which will keep even the keenest angler hooked!

The fishing lake is part of the Barnacre smallholding – close to all our cottages and surrounded by farmland - making it a blissfully quiet retreat. Read more...

View across West Kirby and the Dee Estuary to Wales.

The Local Area

The Wirral peninsula can justly claim several unique advantages for holidaymakers. In fact its central location and very particular geographical quirks make it unlike any other holiday destination in the UK. This is why… Read more...

Directions road sign

Getting Here

Barnacre’s three holiday cottages are just 1 mile from Junction 2 of the M53 motorway and 1.5 miles from Moreton Merseyrail station, which links direct into Liverpool’s Lime Street intercity station. Read more...