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

2023 Silver Winners of the Enjoy England for Excellence national tourism awards following from Winning the 2023 York Tourism Awards.

Judges said “attention to detail shines through” and “the personal touches were brilliant”.

The Dovecote Barns has scored an exceptional 97% by the Visit England Assessment Inspection (February 2024 for the third year running).

“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

2023 Winners of Best Self-Catering Accommodation

Judges said “attention to detail shines through” and “the personal touches were brilliant”.

Winners 2023, 2018, 2015, 2012 & 2010.

Visit England National Tourism Awards

The Visit England for Excellence national tourism awards are judged from a shortlist of the best businesses throughout the whole of England.

Winners of the Silver Award 2023,  Gold Award 2011 and Highly Commended in both 2016 and 2015, the Dovecote Barns have this prestigious accolade showing continued commitment to service.

Yorkshire Tourism Awards

Representing the best in in Yorkshire.  The Dovecote Barns were shortlisted every year entered.

Winners in 2022, 2015, 2014 & 2010.

Finalist ‘Sustainable Tourism’ 2022.

“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