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. Using renewable energy, you can enjoy year round luxury and comfort with no compromise to you or the environment. A warm Yorkshire welcome is guaranteed.
This rural retreat offers self-contained luxurious holiday self catering cottages with the option of group dining for up to 12 adults, giving you the peaceful and quiet space to relax in with the option of socialising in a larger group.
All barns have been devotedly restored and include hand-made country kitchens with granite worktops, all en-suite bedrooms with luxury John Lewis mattresses and individually designed contemporary bathrooms, log stoves and under-floor heating. They offer the highest standards of attention to detail, comfort, fittings, furnishings, art and design. Each barn has its own private garden area with barbeque for dining al fresco.
Relax in the open countryside or stroll through the medieval streets of one of England's most ancient cities. Located ten minutes from the York Designer Outlet where a Park & Ride service operates into York city centre, or there is a public bus service from your doorstep into the city, with a late night service operating on the weekends. If using the car, the barns are within easy reach of some of Yorkshire's best historic estates and attractions. Check out our EVENTS page.
Prior winners of the prestigious Visit England's ‘Self-Catering Holiday of the Year' and winners of both the Yorkshire White Rose Awards and York Tourism Awards, The Dovecote Barns offer the perfect retreat for romantic couples, families, wedding parties, family reunions and groups getting together or celebrating a special occasion, wanting both peace and quiet as well as easy access to either York or Leeds.
"For those wanting the luxury of a five-star hotel, as well as the space for large groups to dine together, this is an ideal venue."
We offer weekend short breaks and mid-week breaks all year round.
Weekly stays commence on either a Monday or Friday.
Setting new standards in sustainable luxury self-catering
WINNER of YORKSHIRE'S BEST SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION 2014
Enjoy England 5 STAR GOLD AWARD Winner 2014
For exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service
TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE WINNER 2014
Awarded to the top 10% of businesses for exceptional reviews
GREEN TOURISM Business GOLD Award Status
FINALIST in the YORK TOURISM AWARDS 2014
FINALIST in the WHITE ROSE AWARDS 2013
FINALIST in the WHITE ROSE AWARDS 2012
WINNER of YORK'S SELF CATERING PROPERTY OF THE YEAR 2012
GOLD WINNERS of the NATIONAL ENJOY ENGLAND FOR EXCELLENCE Awards 2011/2012 for BEST SELF CATERING HOLIDAY/ACCOMMODATION IN ENGLAND
WINNER of YORKSHIRE'S BEST SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION 2010
WINNER of YORK'S BEST SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION 2010