Exceeded Expectations

Comment: the view was to die for

Joyce Davies, 

Exceeded Expectations

One of the best places we’ve stayed. Lovely location, quiet and tranquil with a very friendly village nearby. Village pub is just a short walk away.
Owners were so helpful, kind and considerate.
Everything in the cottage you could ever want and spotlessly clean.
Easy access to the coast, mountains, walks and nestled into the beautiful Clwyd hills. Perfect.

Hilary Dixon, 

Exceeded Expectations

Lovely comfortable, well equipped cottage in an area of exceptional natural beauty. Property owner not far away if extra wood needed for the fire. He was very kind, and as our holiday was around Covid worries, he offered to do any shopping for us as were very weary of leaving the property...but it was such a lovely relaxing change to have a gorgeous vista to look out upon.
We would totally recommend a visit.

Marie Lynn Power, 

Exceeded Expectations

Boffins barn was spacious, clean and well presented. Everything there was done to a high standard. Martin and family were very friendly and helpful. The views were terrific and, if you like a peaceful getaway, this is ideal. We have an autistic child and the closed in garden was a great help, it let him have a run around without coming to any harm. We like to travel to different destinations each year, but we definitely be returning here.

Stephen Penny , 

Exceeded expectations

The owner of the property, Martin Crabb, and his family, we're all extremely friendly and accommodating with us. A truly fabulous and spacious barn, with fantastic views.

Mrs jean Davey, 

Exceeded Expectations

Comment: Boffin's Barn was absolutely perfect for our family week away. We were a group of 8 adults and we found the barn lovely and spacious and we never felt like we were cramped. We enjoyed the wood burner in the cold February weather and had lots of space to eat together and play board games at the table. The kitchen was well equipped and we did cook a few evening meals. The king sized beds and the flexibility of making one of them into singles were much appreciated. Martin was so very helpful, even to the point of calling me on the day we were travelling to make sure we had seen the weather forecast (Storm Dennis was due to hit) and to make sure we drove carefully. Directions from Martin beforehand were also really clear and helpful and we couldn't have had a better host. All in all I would thoroughly recommend Boffin's Barn and we will definitely be back.

Samantha Gipson, 

Exceeded Expectations

Comment: We had a wonderful stay at Boffins Barn over Christmas 2019. The cottage was extremely comfortable, clean, well equipped and beautifully decorated for Christmas. Martin, the owner, was really welcoming and helpful. The cottage is set in a beautiful, quiet spot with gorgeous views. My family and I would definitely recommend Boffins Barn to anyone wanting a peaceful break.


My first time in Wales,was a bit apprehensive as to what we would find, but upon arrival you instantly felt welcome, it appeared to be a home from, and how right this would be. Martin wasn't around when we first arrived so following the very informative instructions he had relayed onto my family. We entered the barn! And all I can say is WOW the layout of the building the equipment supplied was absolutely outstanding,there is nothing that you could possibly need, and if there's something that you need, I would guarantee that martin would do his utmost to provide anything that you could need. The neighbor's!! Well the only complaint about the local neighbor's is there constant bleeting whenst the are nearby! And the local group of owls that are just magnificent to appreciate in the evening and also into the late morning, navigation to the property seemed difficult, only because I don't know my left from right! But after pulling up at some random persons house they, they were all too helpful in showing me the way, if you are reading this review and wondering about visiting then stop now and book yourself a stay away that is absolutely amazing, beautiful, and totally enjoyable, I stayed with my wife step daughter and son in law along with my 3 fabulous grandkids. Not one of them had a lack of things to do, plenty of walks from the barn that reveal dramatic landscapes, some are easy some make you queasy! But who knows what or who you'll find on the way


“We had a fantastic holiday at Boffins Barn, it certainly exceeded our expectations.”
Extremely comfortable, quiet, peaceful and equipped with everything you need. Excellent place to stay after a day exploring the beautiful places nearby. Martin was very welcoming and was nearby if you needed any advice. Thank you.


“This barn was beautiful.”
In a very pretty setting. Owner was living nearby … he was very friendly and helpful. Accommodation was done to a high standard.

Mrs Walsh, 

“Boffins Barn is beyond perfect .”
. it is gorgeous, well equipped, friendly helpful host, the views are stunning, local pub and restaurants are fab too! The Barn looked good when I booked but I was completely blown away upon arrival when the accommodation by far exceeded anything I could have hoped to expect! We will definitely be returning x

Mr Oxley, 

“The cottage was fantastic and made the holiday so much better, everything you need is there.”
Martin the owner was very helpful with anything we asked. Kids loved the space out and around the cottage.


“The property was wonderful, situated in a stunning location.”
It was within striking distance of beautiful beaches, Conwy castle, and the Lllangollen steam railway, along with Chester Zoo. Three generations of my family enjoyed the accommodation, which includes a fabulous downstairs bedroom with en suite facilities. The whole property is finished to the very highest standard - and is warm and cosy, with all of the facilities that you need. Martin, the owner, lives next door and was attentive to our needs throughout the week but in no way intrusive. He supplied with wood and eggs, along with excellent recommendations for things to see and do and friendly conversation. The views from the property are breathtaking - and the rural setting makes it a relaxing environment in which to recharge batteries and wind down. We very much hope to go back to Boffins Barn; it was stunning for a week's holiday in October, but we'd really like to be able to enjoy the location in the summer months now!

Dr Cole, 

“Wonderfully well equipped and comfortable cottage in the most beautiful and peaceful setting.”
Martin gave us a very friendly welcome and looked after us superbly throughout our stay.


“We were in Boffin’s Barn before and the same applies as we felt last time.”
This is the best cottage we ever had. Scrupulously clean and well kept. Lovely surroundings and a very friendly host. We‘ll be back.

Mrs Bleif, 

“Superb location, really friendly host, beautiful accommodation.”
Recommend without hesitation.

Dr Pope, 

“Stunning views from advantageous position of the property.”
Proprietor ( Martin) the ideal host for whom nothing was too much trouble. The house was superbly clean and well equipped.

Mr Coupland, 

“A beautiful house with beautiful scenery and the owner Martin was an exceptional host”

Mr Wright, 

“Lovely week in beautiful Countryside”
Just returned from another fabulous week at Boffins Barn. Martin was a perfect host with nothing being too much trouble. The house itself is in an idyllic location with great views down the valley and only the sound of the birds breaking the silence. The cottage is well provisioned and mattresses, bedding & towels all 5 star quality. Great walks from the doorstep and even managed to “borrow” Paddy the dog for a bit of company on my journeys. Denbigh, Mold, Rhuddlan & Ruthin all handy and well worth exploring. We will be back.

Pete Nyland, 

“Boffins Barn is stunning.”
Cleaner and better equipped than my own home, which is pretty clean and pretty well equipped! Martin could not have been more helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a brilliant week.

Miss Roberts, 

“Absolutely gorgeous cottage in a lovely location.”
Martin (owner) couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful. We had a fantastic time and would definitely book again. Boffins Barn is exactly as advertised and the booking process is very easy.

Mrs Goulden , 

We can not praise Boffins Barn enough, had a fantastic three night break, felt relaxed and chilled from the moment we arrived...all our needs catered for by attentive owners, views stunning, lots of lovely walks on the doorstep....5 * plus a truly amazing property, a place not to be missed.


“Beautiful Cottage & Warm Welcome”
We had a lovely week at Boffins Barn where we received a very warm welcome form owner Martin, Paddy the Dog and the hens - who provided fresh eggs for breakfast. Boffins is set in peaceful, scenic countryside but only about 15 minutes drive from the A55 and the routes to Chester & Wales. Great local pub in the village (The Cross Foxes) providing home cooked meals and an Indian restaurant (The Lounge) where we enjoyed 2 lovely meals. Will definitely return for a future visit.

Pete Nyland, 

“Perfect Family Getaway!”
We visited Boffins Barn from 30th September - 7 October 2017 as a group of 6 adults and can not fault this place one bit! We were greeted by the lovely Martin who was very welcoming and helpful, he had also sent us an email previously to help us with directions on getting there. He also popped by with fresh eggs from the chickens which was a nice touch! The barn itself is absolutely beautiful well decorated modern and well maintained! It is in a perfect location close to the local town of Mold for all the supermarkets you would need and only a half an hour car ride from place like Chester and Llandudno. We will definitely be returning again next year.

Mae H, 

“Lovely modern converted barn in a rural location, yet close to the all the sites”
We came over from Sweden, 4 adults, 2 children and 2 babies and absolutely loved this place. It's very modern, clean and nice inside with everything you would need for a relaxing holiday, also the outside was perfect with a nice garden, lovely view and great outdoor furniture and a BBQ, we enjoyed a few breakfasts and dinners eating outside. The location was perfect we thought, very quiet and rural but close to the seaside and other sites. Martin was very helpful and made sure we had a good stay. We will definitely consider coming back when we visit North Wales again.


“We stayed at Boffins Barn from 2nd-9th September 2017.”
We have been visiting Wales for the past 10 years and have stayed at a number of cottages/barn conversions, which have all been really nice. However I can honestly say this is the most comfortable, and well laid-out Barn we have ever stayed in. We were a group of 7, both adults & children and the Barn provided perfectly high specification and spacious accommodation, and especially cosy with the log fire lit ! Really comfortable beds too! Location is ideal for sight seeing, visiting local attractions, plus Mold Market on a Wednesday is a great day out. The views from the Barn,over the countryside are wonderful, plus fresh eggs from the hens, kindly given by to us by Martin the owner was a welcome bonus. Martin was a fantastic host, really friendly, kind & helpful, and nothing was too much trouble for him. Local pub; The Cross Foxes is warm & welcoming with good food. Tip-You may need to book in advance if your wanting a Sunday Roast. Would definitely recommend a stay at Boffins Barn, we thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to return again next year. The Liverpool family.

Mrs Jones,