Luxury Holiday Cottages

Country living in award-winning five-star holiday cottages near York, North Yorkshire

Peaceful & Quiet

Self catering holiday cottages - ideal for couples, families and groups

Award Winning

Sustainable luxury holiday cottages - comfort without compromise for you and the environment

Close to York City

Conveniently placed for easy access to York, Selby and Leeds and some of Yorkshire’s best historic estates and attractions

Four self-contained Visit England five-star gold awarded holiday cottages that are a perfect rural retreat for couples, intimate celebrations and three generation families or friends getting together.

Using only renewable energy, the barns offer a luxurious and sustainable venue to gather together as one group whilst having your own quiet space also.  Rented individually or as one group, enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside with easy access to York and Yorkshire’s historic estates and attractions.

Winners of the best self-catering accommodation in York, Yorkshire and England.

Trip Advisor Travellers Choice - Best of the best

What a fabulous property. Our every need and comfort catered for. We stayed here to celebrate my 70th and it was a lovely lovely time with our family. Thank you so much. Such a massive amount of thought has gone into this property, we wanted for nothing. We will definitely be back!

Christine 70th Birthday

We just wanted to say a big thank you for making our wedding weekend so special! It was flawless from start to finish and we couldn’t have hoped for a more perfect day! All our guests were stunned by the accommodation and the attention to detail was spot on. We wouldn’t have changed one thing from the weekend, so thank you! We’ll be recommending you to everyone!

Intimate Wedding Celebration

We all came together for a family wedding and we want to say a HUGE thanks for making our stay so wonderful. The barn and other cottages we had the pleasure of staying in are phenomenal. Amazing quality, such attention to detail, outstanding in every way.

Sam’s Wedding Accommodation

What an absolutely fantastic place. Spotlessly clean and everything you could possibly want and more!! We’ve stayed at lots of venues as a group on weekends away and this will be hard to beat! Would come back here in a heartbeat and will be telling everyone about this gem of a place.

Alison’s 50th Birthday Celebration

Absolute perfection is a rare find, until now. The attention to detail to ensure guests feel welcome is outstanding. Every room is a delight to spend time in and to return to after a day out discovering the area. Congratulations on the thoughtful renovations, superb quality furnishings and special touches in the Grand Barn! A memorable stay for all the right reasons.

Rachel P

Thank you Brigita for a wonderful stay! Never have we slept so well as we have here at The Dovecote – such a relaxing setting. Welcome basket after a long journey was amazing – so much thought has been put into making our stay so enjoyable. Will definitely be back and have no hesitation in recommending Dovecote Barns.

Sandie M
Award winning luxury breaks.

Christmas and New Year 2023/24 X

Events Now On!

Now on we have the annual

York Christmas Market

Castle Howard at Christmas

Yorkshires Winter Wonderland – Real Ice Skating

Book Now for breaks up until Christmas