A holiday retreat on The Wirral for families and couples

Three Charming Cottages

Nestled in the quaint village of Saughall Massie, dating back to the 1300s, all three Barnacre holiday cottages offer an idyllic setting for a memorable getaway. 

Two of the cottages: The Old Mill Barn and The Shippon Barn are housed within a 250-year-old barn conversion, while Barnacre Green Holiday Cottage is a modern addition crafted from green oak, boasting a zero environmental footprint. 

Each cottage features its own private hot tub or jacuzzi, along with access to the shared heated indoor pool and the picturesque one-acre Barnacre fishing lake.


Swimming Pool / Hot Tubs

Our charming oak-framed building houses a delightful indoor heated swimming pool, accessible to guests staying in any of our three cottages. The pool is available for private use between 9am and 5pm daily, excluding Christmas Day. Our informal booking system ensures exclusive access for each family or group during their stay.

Maintaining a consistent depth of 1.2 meters (4 feet) throughout, our pool and pool house stays warm without relying on fossil fuels for heating. The facility also includes a changing area, shower, and toilet for convenience. Please note: There is no lifeguard on duty and children need to be accompanied at all times.

Additionally, each cottage boasts its own private outdoor hot tub or jacuzzi, accommodating 5 to 6 adults comfortably. These amenities come equipped with integrated lighting and aromatherapy features. Furthermore, guests can enjoy a shared indoor hot tub located adjacent to the heated pool for added relaxation and enjoyment.

The Fishing Lake

The fishing lake is part of the Barnacre smallholding – close to all our cottages and surrounded by farmland - making it a blissfully quiet retreat. There is a traditional green oak and lime panelled fishing cabin on the fringe of the lake, with a toilet, refreshment-making facilities and a pretty porch for any non-rod-wielding members of your party who prefer to relax out of the sun. (On a green note, all materials in the construction and fitting of the cabin were chosen for their low environmental and carbon impact. It is self-sufficient for all energy, water and waste water, so eco-aware holidaymakers can fish and relax guilt-free).

The lake is teeming with fish, including common carp to over 20lb, Mirror carp to over 20lb, bream to over 8lb, tench, perch, roach, rudd and barbel. All fish have been grown onsite or stocked from selected, licensed and insured fish suppliers with Environment Agency certification.

The Local Area

The surrounding area of Wirral boasts an array of family attractions. The cultural city of Liverpool and the historic charm of Chester are just a short drive away, while Manchester, Snowdonia, the Peak District, and the Lake District are easily reachable for day trips. Whether you seek a leisurely weekend retreat or a bustling family holiday hub, staying in one of the Barnacre Cottages promises an ideal experience.

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 station.

On arrival, once you enter Barnacre Lane, the Old Mill Barn and the Shippon Barn are on the courtyard immediately on your right. The Green Cottage is about 400 yards up the private lane ahead of you, just past the entrance to the fishing lake.

If you are using satnav, the postcode for the cottages is CH46 5NJ.


Try Something Different?

We also own two boats that are essentially floating stationary accomodation in Liverpool Marina. Something completely different from Barnacre Cottages, why not try a luxurious stay close to the city centre of Liverpool.

The Titanic Boat
Located in Liverpool Marina this 3 bedroom apartment boat has been designed to resemble the Titanic. Filled with memorabilia showing the history of the titanic and the film. The city’s main attractions, including Mathew Street and Liverpool One shopping centre are 10 minutes away on foot. 

The Joker Boat
The Joker Boat - a luxurious bespoke 2 bedroomed boat house apartment designed around the theme of The Joker from Batman, this barge is situated in Central Liverpool's Yacht Club boating marina. The Joker Boat is contemporary in style, with sleek furnishings and elegant décor.