Enquire / Book
Independent Cottages Logo

No Booking Fees

Verified Owners

Unique Offers

Boffins Barn

Boffins Barn View all 26 images

7 Nights  

  • £700  to  £1750

Availability View full calendar

Short Breaks From

  • £160 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Boffins Barn

Boffin's Barn has gorgeous views from the house and the gardens, hinting at the spectacular sights waiting for you to discover and enjoy. The self-catering holiday cottage is a beautifully renovated barn on the edge of Nannerch, a few miles from Mold and with unforgettable footpaths and mountain bike trails from the door. It's an ideal holiday home for families or friends, sleeping eight people in four bedrooms with two bathrooms and a flexible layout. It's within a short walk of the welcoming 17th Century Cross Foxes pub that serves Welsh ales and delicious meals for times you don't want to cook.

Nannerch is part of the Clwydian Hills and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It's one of the finest areas for walking and cycling. It's a stunning mix of moors blended with ancient ruins and the remains of the region's industrial heritage. A favourite local walk leads from the picturesque village centre to the Iron Age hillfort of Penycloddiau, passing Moel Evan, Moel Plas-Yw and Moel Arthur. You can walk there and back or loop around via Bryn Goleu and Coed Y Waen to create a 12-mile loop that will leave your legs sore but your heart singing. The Offa's Dyke Path is also nearby. Anglers can try their luck in the well-stocked lakes of the Wal Goch Trout Fishery, while mountain bikers can pit their skills against the trails in the Moel Famau Country Park and Burley Quarry, and golfers can take on the award-winning course near Mold.

This area is not only a fantastic holiday destination for lovers of the great outdoors. The lively market town of Mold is a mere six miles from Boffin's Barn with a wide variety of independent places to eat, drink and shop. There are busy regular markets every Wednesday and Saturday and a farmers market twice a month. Mold also has a local museum and a popular theatre with a full season of performances and events. If you crave more cosmopolitan treats, the Roman city of Chester is just over half an hour's drive away, with chic boutiques, stylish restaurants and bars, and attractions like Chester Zoo, Roman city walls and amphitheatre, Chester Cathedral, and Chester Racecourse. Alternatively, historic Liverpool is an hour's drive from the cottage. If you have an urge for a day at the seaside, then Prestatyn, Rhyl, and the north coast beaches are around 30 minutes by car.

Boffin's Barn is ideal for anyone who wants to escape to the rugged and rural beauty of Flintshire, but it also suits people who want to combine stunning views and scenic walks with fantastic food, theatres, culture and shopping. It's available for bookings all year round.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Martin Crabb joined Independent Cottages in July 2021

Enquire online:


Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Flintshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Boffin's Barn is a beautifully renovated holiday home on the grounds of the owner's estate. It's wonderfully spacious, with accommodation over two levels including a ground floor en-suite bedroom which may be suitable for those with limited mobility (please speak to the owner before booking to discuss personal requirements).


  • Natural textures and neutral shades provide a wonderful backdrop for your holiday. The living room has plenty of seating, rich wooden flooring and an efficient log burner for an extra cosy layer in the Welsh winter. There is a TV with Freeview channels, a DVD player, and a choice of books and games for relaxed evenings or days spent at the cottage.
  • You will spend happy hours in the kitchen/diner, which is truly in the heart of the home. It's a stylish mix of traditional country style with efficient modern appliances. It includes a contemporary range cooker with an electric oven and a gas hob, a dishwasher, and all the other bits and pieces that make a house feel like a home.
  • Utility room with laundry and cleaning facilities.
  • Spacious bedroom suite with a superking (6ft-wide) bed or two 3ft-wide single beds, and plenty of proper storage. The sleek ensuite has a rainfall shower, WC and a handbasin. It's a fantastic feature to have this separate suite for multi-generational families or friends who prefer not to share a bathroom.


  • Double room with a superking/twin beds that can be configured to suit your requirements. Please let the owner know your preferred layout when booking.
  • Second double room with a superking size bed. All beds are made up for the arrival of guests using hotel-quality bed linen. Bath towels are also provided.
  • Spacious room with a double bed and ample storage. A travel cot is available.
  • Family bathroom with a large shower and a bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: Boffin's Barn has a fenced garden with a lawn and a patio with garden furniture and a barbecue. The barn is on the grounds of the owner's property, and guests have access to three further acres of outdoor space. There is a garage for bikes and sporting equipment storage and off-street parking for four cars.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all included. Guests to provide cot bedding and beach towels if they are required. A travel cot, highchair and stairgate are available on request. Smoking is not permitted.

Boffins Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (2 Superking/Twin, 1 Superking, 1 Double)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £700
To £1750
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7565 861234 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Martin Crabb
Member Since July 2021

Visit the owner's website (opens in new window)

Boffins Barn Noticeboard

No messages

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Reviews and comments from our guests

Boffins Barn 18 Month Availability Calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 5th July 2022
Owner's Website