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

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

We have a continuous improvement ethos which is reflected in our ongoing success with the tourism accolades awarded to us as well as our scoring at the annual Visit England Star Rating Assessment inspection. 

The Dovecote Barns has scored an exceptional 97%.

“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

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

Visit England National Tourism Awards

The National Tourism Awards (Visit England for Excellence) are judged from a shortlist of the best 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.

“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