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Reviews Gold 2017

Visitor Comments

Alister and Linda / Scottish Borders
"We have spent a delightful few days in the Irishman's Cottage.  The break was arranged as a gift by our 3 lovely children. We could not have chosen a more perfect cottage and location ourselves. Excellent for walking, cycling and chilling out. Fabulous cottage with everything you need to make a great stay. Thank you so much Brigita for the lovely welcome we received on our arrival and for the delicious welcome basket.  We will highly recommend 'The Dovecote Barns' to anyone visiting and looking for 1st class accommodation in North Yorkshire."
Justine, Sarah, Kim and all the girls
"A truly spectacular weekend in a most amazing place! From the moment we arrived we knew that the barns were going to be special.  12 girls on a weekend away can be demanding but our expectations were totally exceeded by the standard of the barns, the beautiful attention to detail and stunning location.  The small touches of the fresh bread and baskets on arrival were the perfect finishing touch and enjoyed by all!  Brigita, thank you for helping make this weekend something really special and memorable for all the right reasons.  We will be back!"
The Cooper Family / Bristol
"What a lovely place to stay!  A great welcome from Brigita and the barn has everything you would ever need for a stress-free break.  We will definitely be returning to The Dovecote Barns."
Clare White group party
"What a fantastic stay we have had, thank you so much.  Fabulous place to see in the New Year.  Accommodation was faultless, it was maintained to the highest standard.  Everything we needed was provided, including a superb welcome pack.  Perfect location for visiting York and surrounding areas.  What an amazing start to 2018.  Thank you Brigita and Richard."
Dan, Kelly and Tilly / Australia
"We wanted to say that we had the most wonderful time at the Hay Barn.  You looked after us so well and we really do appreciate everything you did for us.  Having a real Christmas tree was just beautiful.  Next time we are in England we will be sure to stay with you again.  It was the icing on the cake for our magical trip.  Thank you so much."
Reynolds / Kidderminster
"First Christmas spent here but won't be the last.  The welcome basket was exceptional and the atmosphere and decorations first class!  We had a really great time.  Thank you."
Amanda and Casper / Manchester
"This is the first time we have stayed here and we will definitely return.  Really loved getting here to find the Christmas tree lit up.  It's been an amazing start to Christmas.  Thank you for everything."
Mitchells / Macclesfield
"We had another fantastic week in the cottage, very relaxing, and as always the accommodation is immaculate.  Many thanks and see you next year!"
Pragnell Family Wedding
"We are two families the three barns as part of our daughters wedding celebrations. What a brilliant recommendation the Normans Weddings made. We have just had the best house party ever.  The Irishman's Cottage was perfect for the bride and groom whilst the Hay Barn was brilliant when all 12 of us got together PLUS we all had our own space when we needed 'time-out'!  The cottages are cosy, luxurious and well equipped and Brigita has been a fabulous host.  Thank you so much we had the most amazing wedding."
Jack and Georgie / Cambridge
"We came here needing a break and definitely got one! The cottage is beautiful and has everything you could ask for.   It is so easy to get to the outlet centre for shopping and you can get an easy bus ride into York from the end of the drive.  We had a Spice Mill takeaway which was lovely. We also did the 5 mile recommended walk.  What a lovely place - would definitely recommend to family and friends.  Thanks."
The Cutlan-Smyths, Essex
"Wonderful home and a wonderful stay up here - Thank you for making it so homely (and spooky for Halloween!)"
The Patersons / Edinburgh
"Thank you for a lovely few days.  The cottage is beautiful with everything that you need for a relaxed and luxurious stay.  So glad we found you!"
A and B Lowe
"Thank you for a wonderful, comfy cottage, had a lovely break and visited some beautiful places.  Brigita you made us feel most welcome. Highly recommend it to friends and family."
Mitchells and McGoverns
"Couldn't have been made more welcome from the moment we arrived.  Wonderful attention to detail through the cottage."
K Hurst
"One of the best cottages I have stayed in.  Enjoyed great walks and visit to York - very easy on park & ride.  Shopping at the designer outlet is always fun too.  Hope to return as there are so many other places to see."
Marriott Party - Northampton
"We all loved our weekend at The Hay Barn.  Fantastic accommodation - providing everything you could possibly want.  Our Saturday trip into York was highlighted by attending evensong at the Minster led by the Archbishop of York.  Thank you to Brigita for being so welcoming, providing such a wonderful welcome basket and going out of her way to make a stay so perfect."
Caiman and McAllister family / New Zealand & Cumbria UK
"What a beautiful house in a beautiful location.  Loved the countryside - great for cycling! So flat, even old people can take a bike out for several hours and return refreshed! Brigita has done a wonderful job with these houses - everything you could need is at hand. Next time I'd like to help out on the farm! Thanks for a wonderful experience."
The Clarke Family
"We were desperate for a break with our new baby and couldn't have wished for a better breakaway stunning cottage, fantastic layout and finished to a really high standard.  Our hosts were very kind and welcoming.  This has really helped two frazzled new parents relax and enjoy some time out.  But we can't forget Coco who was on hand for a hug and tail wag throughout our stay.   We will certainly be back!  A memorable and delightful stay!  Many thanks."
The Earls and McQueens
"This is the second time we have stayed here and will definitely come again. People are friendly and go out of their way to make you feel welcome.  Accommodation is perfect and immaculate.   Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, great for adults and kids."
Collards and Simpsons
"My family and I have just stayed in these beautiful cottages for our wedding weekend.  The cottages have been perfect for the whole family. We had the wedding prep for the girls going on in The Dovecote, whilst the boys got ready and breakfast for everyone in The Hay Barn, it worked perfectly.  The cottages were better than we expected, eventhough they look amazing in the pictures on the website, we don't think they do justice. Brigita was very welcoming and had organised welcome gifts in all our cottages. Thank you so much, we have had an amazing time and are all planning to come back for anniversaries of the wedding.  It's all been perfect, thanks again."
N & V Steward
"Thank you for the most wonderful stay!  This cottage is just the most beautiful one we've stayed in and certainly the most comfortable one. Brigita was the most welcoming and friendly host with the most helpful knowledge of the area.  We've certainly enjoyed our stay!  PS.  The shower was fantastic!"