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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 luxury country living in the sumptuously furnished surroundings of award winning 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 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.  Awarded the prestigious 2016 VisitEngland Rose award for service excellence.


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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.

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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
Chapman Family, West Sussex, UK
"'Our first visit to Dovecote Barns, but, I suspect not our last! Loved the rural setting, peace and tranquillity and the hooting owls at night. The location is superb being so close to the city and all that York has to offer. Thank you for all those little touches.  Putting away the shopping was much appreciated too - the holiday starts as soon as you enter the cottage.  We go home refreshed and relaxed and hope to visit again sometime.  Many thanks.'"
Higgins and Smith Families, UK
"'Thank you to Brigita for a lovely stay.  The ideal place for a family reunion - we'll certainly be back, and will recommend Dovecote Barns to all our friends and family!  Had a beautiful day for our visit to Castle Howard - weather was fabulous.  Also enjoyed the riverside walk to Cawood.'"
Class of 1970 High School Reunion, UK
"'Had a wonderful time in your first class accommodation which contributed so much to the joy and pleasure of our gathering.  Thank you.'"
"'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!'"
Group of 12, UK
"'As a party of 12 gathering for a school reunion, the Dovecote Barns provided a perfect location for hosting such an event.  Beautifully appointed accommodation - no detail overlooked.  The conversion has been done to an extremely high standard.  We very much enjoyed our time here and I have a feeling we'll be back again some day!  Thank you.'"
Alison and Peter Jones, UK
"'This must be the sixth time we have stayed at The Dovecote Barns and it never disappoints.  We've enjoyed another totally relaxing break.  We're looking forward to returning next year.  Thank you Brigita.'"

Latest Update

York… The most favoured Christmas destination

Calling all couples, come and snuggle up in York this Christmas in The Irishman’s Cottage… with a real Christmas tree and plenty of festive green garlands, a festive welcome basket, under floor heating and the peace and quiet in front of the log stove.   Min 7 night stay. Christmas week available 23rd December – […]