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

The Dovecote Barns are a multi award winning eco self catering accommodation that offer ‘comfort without compromise’.

They have a continuous improvement ethos which is reflected in their ongoing success with the tourism accolades awarded to them as well as their scoring at the annual Visit England Star Rating Assessment inspection.  The Dovecote Barns has scored an exceptional 97%.

Winners of the York Tourism Awards 2018 and Finalists of the White Rose Awards 2018.

Our Awards

York Tourism Awards Winner 2018

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 2018, 2015, 2012 & 2010

‘We all know that today’s customer has a huge range of choice, meaning that attention to detail and customer service must be absolutely superb.  It was clearly evident from speaking to the finalist that going the extra mile for their customer is something they deliver as standard.’ Mystery Shopper 2018

‘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

white rose awards

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 2016 and 2015, 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 2015, 2014 & 2010.

Shortlisted for the 2018 White Rose Awards to be held in November 2018.

Multi-award winning Accommodation

with a continuous improvement ethos

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Awards History

  • York Tourism Award Winner 2018
  • Shortlisted – White Rose Tourism Awards 2018
  • 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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