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Humphry Party / Surrey & Hampshire
"A fabulous time celebrating Sarah's 50th birthday in the Hay Barn and Irishman's.  So comfortable and everything you need is here. Brigita, you have been so helpful, thank you.  We hope to be back someday soon!"
Whitaker 80th Birthday Party
""Elaine's 80th"  Lovely stay in your superb Hay Barn and Irishman's Cottage.  Nice home cooked food in local 'Per Bacco' Italian restaurant and owner very friendly."
Group Booking - Family Wedding
"Lovely accommodation and countryside.  We all had a fantastic stay as well as wonderful time at our daughters wedding at the Normans.  All barns are amazing and contain everything anyone could want.  Enjoyed a walk to the Castle Inn at Cawood for Sunday lunch and the walk back to walk off all that food!  We will definitely recommend this accommodation to all our friends and hopefully will make it back."
Claire, Alice and Matilda Welikala / London
"Thank you Brigita for a wonderful stay.  We have been thoroughly spoilt and are very grateful to you for adapting the welcome basket for vegans, especially the delicious homemade bread.  We hope to visit again for a longer stay in the future.  Many thanks and best wishes."
Foxy and her Hens / Norfolk
"Absolutely stunning accommodation, superb welcome from Brigita, welcome baskets a perfect touch with the extra effort of making gluten free bread.  Words literally fail us on how to describe this.  Each and every one of us will be returning with our families."
Syreeta, Lorraine, Sandra, Jeanette and Harriet / London
"What a gorgeous place!  We had a wonderful stay at the Hay Barn - truly a 'home away from home'.  Well- equipped, tastefully decorated, beautiful location.  What a great place 'The Shed' is - so quiet and lovely hospitality.  It will stay in our minds.  A great experience all round.  Thanks for the hospitality!"
Walton family
"Had a really lovely stay here at Dovecote Barns.  We felt very comfortable in the beautiful surroundings.  Very good location and close to York.  Handy to catch the bus!  The barns are amazing, thank you!"
Wild / Scanlan / Umphray Families
"What an absolutely amazing accommodation! The Hay Barn was just a fantastic start of celebrations of our daughters wedding. The attention to detail and the quality of literally everything in the barn is outstanding. I never want to leave. Brigita, you were just lovely from the start, helpful, informative and extremely warm..thank you!  The welcome pack was a delight - again, just another added touch to make our stay very special.  We will definitely be back!"
Mitchinson Family
"Beautiful accommodation in a great location!  Lovely welcome and welcome pack.  Everything surpassed our expectations.  Couldn't have asked for more.  We've had a perfect short break!  Thank you so much."
Banwell and Towe Families / Somerset and Devon
"Lovely accommodation and location.  Thoroughly enjoyed our week and our grandson enjoyed cycling around the garden!  Brigita so friendly and helpful, suggestions were 'spot on'!  They even arranged super weather for us! Welcome groceries much appreciated."
Claire and Jim / Northumberland
"We have had a fantastic short break.  Brigita made us feel so welcome.  The Hay Barn is so comfortable and relaxing with everything you could possibly need. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the local area and thank you for all your recommendations.  Thank you for the lovely welcome pack which were truly delicious. Pity we couldn't have stayed longer but will definitely be back.  Many thanks."
Short Family / Guisborough
"All three cottages booked for accommodation during my daughter's wedding to accommodate both the brides and grooms immediate family.  This was perfect as home from home comfort and practicality with attention to detail for our every need.  The bonus was the luxury extras such as delicious local welcome hamper and the ability to combine practicality with holiday treats - location, surroundings, peaceful, well appointed, etc.  We would recommend Dovecote Barns to anyone whether for holiday or not, and we look forward to returning when we have more time to explore."
The Moore Family / Winchester, MA, USA
"What a lovely cottage! We really enjoyed our stay and were so happy to return to York and to introduce our children to the area.  The Hay Barn is beautifully maintained and set on such a perfect farm.  We appreciated having so much space during the middle section of our 12 day vacation, the kids needed room to spread out.  We hope to return soon!  Many thanks."
Terry, Jean and Chris
"A lovely cottage, equipped with everything you may need.  The situation was ideal, quiet but within easy reach to Yorkshire tourist hot spots."
The Nelsons / Cumbria
"So lovely to be back here at the Dovecote Barns!  Brigita is so warm and welcoming, just what you need after a long car journey.  To arrive to find fresh milk in the fridge, tea bags, sugar etc all the necessities and the basket of goodies was just perfect. Oliver really doesn't want to go home and leave 'his barn' thank you Brigita for bringing the huge box of Lego round and also to Richard, probably the highlight of the weekend!"
Norman and Virginia Anderson / Sheffield
"A lovely quiet and restful break. Super cottage. Many thanks for helping us unwind. Hoping to be back soon."
Kathleen, Susan, Teresa / School best friends celebrating their 60th Birthdays
"We have thoroughly enjoyed our time staying in this beautiful and comfortable Hay Barn.  And to sit outside and enjoy the garden. Brigita made us feel extremely welcome and thanks so much for the delicious welcome pack.  One of our party had travelled from Queensland Australia and will certainly be highly recommending this as a great place to stay.  Thank you."
Laurie and her Hens / London
"The hen's eyes lit up as soon as we walked into the barns - such a beautiful place to come and celebrate!  Brigita was an attentive and welcoming host and had set everything up very thoughtfully for us to make the most of our stay.  We had a wonderful weekend at the beautiful barns and don't want to go home to London.  Thank you for your warm hospitality!"
Gareth and Lesley Bell / Scotland
"Had a lovely stay. Cottage is beautiful with everything we needed. Really appreciate the lovely welcome hamper and all your advice about the locality! Enjoyed cycling around the countryside with all the pretty villages - note to any road cyclists - avoid the transpennine trail as it is just that, trail and not suitable for road bikes! Nice quiet B roads too and we got plenty miles in.  Thanks again and hope to return soon x"
Hampson Family Group
"Had a fantastic stay at the barn, started by a warm and friendly welcome from Brigita whose recommendation of a visit to the York Marina was a fantastic idea. We had a lovely afternoon there. The accommodation is beautiful and the garden is such a relaxing space in which to enjoy family time and a glass of wine.  We would certainly consider staying here again.  Had everything we needed for our 8 month old son - cot and highchair.  Wish we could have stayed longer.  Thank you."
Dawn and Tony Reynolds / Kidderminster
"Excellent as always!  The bus is back - excellent for trips into York."
Liz and Alan / Sydney, Australia
"So pleased we found this peaceful comfortable place to stay.  Very relaxing.  Thanks to Brigita and Richard for their hospitality."