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Awards

Awards for best luxury cottages to stay in York, Yorkshire and England

Five-Star GOLD Quality Rating

The star ratings reflect the overall quality of the experience. When choosing your accommodation look for the Quality Rose, the official marque of the Visit England national tourist board rating scheme.

Gold and silver awards are given to hotels and guest accommodation that provide exceptional quality in all areas but in particular in service and hospitality.  The Dovecote Barns has scored an exceptional 98% for 2017.

Our Awards

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Visit York Tourism Awards

The York Tourism Awards both acknowledges and rewards the successful endeavours of tourism businesses in York. To be a winner or a finalist is a recognition of excellence within the industry. Winners 2010, 2012, 2015.

‘The judges felt this award was well deserved for all the effort that has gone into making this property so very special and the consideration given to the environment in particular. The owners were praised for being exceptionally customer focused and for the attention to detail in this deservedly five star property.’ Judges Panel 2015

‘No strangers to winning –  scooping a gold award in the national Enjoy England Awards for Excellence last year, Richard and Brigita’s USP is comfort without compromise. In the words of the judges ‘sensational’. You certainly show that self catering can be done very luxuriously.’ Judges Panel 2012

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Visit England National Tourism Awards

The National Tourism Awards (Visit England for Excellence) are judged from a shortlist of the best 5 businesses in each category throughout the whole of England.  Winners of the Gold award in 2011 and Highly Commended in 2015 and 2016, the Dovecote Barns have this prestigious accolade showing continued commitment to service.

White Rose Tourism Awards

The White Rose Awards for Tourism, the top accolade for tourism in Yorkshire, were created by Welcome to Yorkshire to recognise and reward excellence in tourism. The winners and finalists of this annual award represent the best in tourism in Yorkshire – guaranteed to help create a truly remarkable holiday.  The Dovecote Barns were shortlisted every year entered. Winners in 2010, 2014 and 2015.

Multi-award winning Accommodation

with a continuous improvement ethos

2016 'The Times' - Britain's Best Cottages

Awards History

  • Awarded Visit England ROSE Award 2016 (100 businesses chosen in England for Recognition of Service Excellence)
  • National Tourism Awards 2016 – Visit England for Excellence – Highly Commended
  • Yorkshire White Rose Awards Winner 2015
  • York Tourism Awards Winner 2015
  • National Tourism Awards 2015 – Visit England for Excellence – Highly Commended
  • Yorkshire White Rose Awards Winner 2014
  • York Tourism Awards Finalist 2014
  • Yorkshire White Rose  Finalist 2013
  • Yorkshire White Rose  Finalist 2012
  • York Tourism Awards Winner 2012
  • National Tourism Awards Winner 2011 – Visit England for Excellence Gold
  • York Tourism Awards Finalist 2011
  • Yorkshire White Rose Awards Winner 2010
  • York Tourism Awards Winner 2010

Award Winning

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