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Welcome to Dovecote Barns - Yorkshire

Luxury 5 Star Gold Eco-Barn Self-Catering Accommodation

The Dovecote Barns offers you a taste of country living in the sumptuously furnished surroundings of converted historic barns near York, the centre of historic and cultural Yorkshire.

Our three beautiful barn conversions have retained all the natural material period detail you would expect to find in an old barn, giving you a rural bolt-hole in which to relax where a warm Yorkshire welcome is guaranteed.

The barns are a perfect retreat for romantic couples, wedding parties, family reunions or friends getting together, allowing group dining for larger groups in the Hay Barn.

Regular winners of accolades for best self-catering accommodation in York, Yorkshire and England, you are reassured you will be looked after with an exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service.


A Historic Rural Setting

Located just south of York City Centre

There is a park and ride ten minutes drive away as well as a public bus service which runs from the door into York. Within Easy Reach of Yorkshire’s best historic estates and attractions.

Customer focus


Customer Service and Attention to Detail

You having a truly relaxing break is important to us.  That’s why we’ve furnished and equipped your barn to the highest standards and we are on hand to make sure everything about your stay is perfect.


Sustainable Luxury

Cosy and Carbon Negative

Underfloor heated barns provide you with warmth and log stoves give you that something to snuggle in front of on cold winter nights. Electric Car Charging available on-site.

Stylish Living

Stylish Living

Sumptuous Bedrooms and Luxury Bathrooms

See the day to a close with a hot shower under your Grohe ‘Rain Shower’ shower head and then climb into bed for a guaranteed good nights sleep in your crisp 100% Egyptian cotton sheets on your 8000 spring superior mattress.


Social gathering spaces

Ideal for Groups

All 3 self-contained barns can be rented individually, or combined to sleep larger groups of 8 or 10 or 12.  The Hay Barn is equipped to dine up to 12 adults and The Dovecote up to 6, for when the barns are rented as a larger group.


Settings the standards

Multi-award winning accommodation

Since opening, this business has consistently delivered on setting standards, having won multiple times the accolade for best self-catering accommodation in York, Yorkshire and England.

Award Winning

Luxury Breaks

For you and the environment


Extracts from visitor book entries
Leeds, UK
"'Thank you to Brigita for making us feel so welcome in this wonderful barn on our first leg of our honeymoon!  Couldn't have been any more helpful..  We will be back for our anniversaries!.'"
"'Our family of 12 stayed for christmas week - we have had a wonderful time - a very warm welcome - gourmet breakfast provisions - superb atmospheric accommodation and beautiful weather!  Must not forget to mention the lovely fresh christmas trees and decorations - altogether magical.  Thank you so much Brigita and Richard. We cannot wait to return.'"
"'We have had a wonderful stay here at Dovecote Barns, truly relaxing!  We have enjoyed doing all of the local walks recommended by yourselves and have seen plenty of wildlife during our outings.  Brigita was very welcoming and made my nephew feel at home by bringing round Lego for him to play with on a rainy day! We would love to come back and visit again - highly recommend it!'"
Somerset, UK
"'We have had a fantastic week staying in the Dovecote.  The warm welcome from Brigita and super basket of goodies on arrival was brilliant start to our week.  The accommodation is "FIRST CLASS" and EVERYTHING you could need is provided.  We have thoroughly enjoyed using the Dovecote as our base for the week to visit York and beyond.  Our batteries have been recharged and it is with reluctance that we point the car south to return home to Somerset.  We look forward to returning in the future to experience more of that great Yorkshire hospitality.'"
Warrington, UK
"'I've found my perfect bolthole.  Enjoyed the peace and tranquility of Kelfield.  The Irishman's Cottage is just perfect.  Everything is first class.  Thank you and I look forward to coming back.'"

Latest Update

It’s all NEW for Dovecote Barns this summer!

In line with our continuous improvement ethos, here’s some of the things we’ve done… Superfast Fibre Broadband has arrived! Brand new superior 8000 spring luxury John Lewis mattresses We’ve joined the Yorkshire Bike Library scheme, come use a bike for free! Fans for each bedroom for those warmer summer nights New garden furniture for the […]