About Us

A green tourism Gold five-star business committed to sustainability

The Dovecote Barns – historic 18th century barn conversions given a 21st century makeover.  Using only renewable energy and renovated to maximise on energy efficiency.

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The Dovecote Barns is a family farm diversification based in the lovely quiet rural village of Kelfield, just south of York city centre, North Yorkshire. The owners, Brigita and Richard Bramley live in the farmhouse onsite. Richard is the third generation of his family to farm at Manor Farm, which has been in the family since the mid 1930s.  They absolutely love welcoming guests from near and far to stay, unwind, recharge and return home happy and rested.

The focus of the restoration of the barns is to maintain as much of their original features. Materials found on the farm are repurposed and recycled within a fully green environmental build.  Brigita has done the interior design and furnishing of the barns to give them that homely country living sumptuous feel.

The sustainably converted 18th century holiday barns have won a raft of prestigious awards since opening focused on sustainability, five-star gold accommodation and excellent customer service.

We look forward to giving you a warm Yorkshire welcome!