The Grand Barn

The Grand Barn sleeps 8 adults with an option for 10 with an annex en-suite.

  • Accommodates: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Caters for: 10
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Country living near the city in this grand award winning five-star holiday barn sleeping 8 adults with an option for 10 adults with the annex ‘Sack Store’ add-on.

About The Grand Barn

  • Welcome Basket
  • Superfast Wifi
  • Log Stove
  • BBQ
  • 2 Separate Baths
  • 2 Shower Cubicles
  • 2 Wet Rooms
  • Onsite Parking

The Grand Barn sleeps 8 with an option for 10 with the ‘Sack Store’ annex king en-suite.  The Sack Store and Long Hall can be added as additional rental options during the booking process.

Please note that children under the age of 8 years are not permitted in the Grand Barn.

It has a large oak framed living area with snug and mezzanine lounges, a huge kitchen for group food preparation and 4 en-suite super-king bedrooms with super comfortable beds (two of which can be split into twins).

It is equipped with fine dining provisions according to whether it is rented individually (ie Sleeps 8-10) or as a large group for dining in ‘The Long Hall’ (ie seating 20-22 guests and is an additional rental option when renting the whole site (ie all 4 barns).

A perfect place for friends getting together.

The Space

What's Included?

Welcome Basket - Dovecote Barns

Everything is provided, you need only bring the additional food and drink not already in your welcome basket.

A sample of things included are :

* A Yorkshire Breakfast Welcome Basket

* Choice of Prosecco, wine, orange juices

* 4 Bedrooms (2 can be twinned)

* 4 Bathrooms (2 with both bath/shower)

* Luxury super comfy mattresses

* Crisp White Egyptian Cotton Bedlinen

* Bathsheets, handtowels and facecloths

* Noble Isle Toiletries

* Hairdryers

* Real Log Burning Stove/Kindling

* Superfast Wifi

* Bluetooth Speaker/Sonos Speaker

* Smart TV

* Log stove and underfloor heating

* Tassimo Coffee Pod machine

* Ample private off-road parking

* Access to Games Room (pool table)

* All cleaning products provided

* Fully equipped fine dining kitchen

* Access to the eco laundry

* Cooling fans

* Webber style BBQ

* EV charging (charged at cost per kWh)

* Cycling and Walks straight from the door

* Public bus service to York city centre

Barn Location

The Grand Barn adjoins the Long Hall, and is immediately on your right as you enter the Dovecote Barns.


The large kitchen has been designed for those wanting to cater for large groups when multiple barns are rented together.

It includes 3 ovens, 2 dishwashers, wine fridge, warming drawer and microwave with a large island and chopping block and even a set of chef knives!

Living Area - The Snug

The snug is perfect for whiskey and debate with comfy sofas and chairs for relaxing by the log burner.

Living Area - The Mezz

The relaxing mezzanine lounge has comfort in mind, soft leather sofas and a 55″ Smart TV make for perfect movie nights in.


The dining space is located in the grand hall. The large oak table can be extended to seat 10 together for breakfast or a fine dining supper.

A private chef can be hired to cook up a fine dining menu in the Grand Barn.

Bed 1 - Super King or Twin

The ‘Blue’ room has a zip linked super-king bed which can be split into twin beds.  It has an ensuite including a shower wet room.

Bed 2 - Super King

The ‘Plum’ room has a super-king bed.  It has an ensuite including a separate bathtub and shower cubicle.

Bed 3 - Super King

Grand Barn Bedroom with ensuite shower wet room

The ‘Green’ room has a super-king bed.  It has an ensuite including a shower wet room.

Bed 4 - Super King or Twin

The ‘mustard’ room has a zip linked super-king bed which can be split into twin beds.  It has an ensuite including a separate bathtub and shower cubicle.

Rear Garden and Patio

Accessed from french doors off the kitchen at the rear of the Grand Barn is a patio with dining furniture and a BBQ, perfect for al fresco dining.  An adjoining grassed area the perfect place to lay out and do some sun bathing.

View Prices and Book Online to Secure the dates

Choose your start date and the number of nights stay. After viewing the total cost for the site you can proceed to online booking to secure the dates.

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Only a 25% deposit will be required to secure your booking if booked greater than 8 weeks ahead of the start of the break.
We can also take bookings and card payments over the telephone.

The Sack Store Exterior - A self Contained Annex room

Need an extra bed?

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

The Sack Store provides accommodation for an extra 2 people and can be booked alongside The Grand Barn to increase your group size to a total of 10 adults.

The Sack Store has it’s own private entrance, parking, shower/WC and adjoins the Grand Barn.  It can be accessed via the back stairs in the picture above, or via the Grand Barn bedroom corridor.

Trip Advisor Travellers Choice - Best of the best

Absolute perfection is a rare find, until now. The attention to detail to ensure guests feel welcome is outstanding. Every room is a delight to spend time in and to return to after a day out discovering the area. Congratulations on the thoughtful renovations, superb quality furnishings and special touches in the Grand Barn! A memorable stay for all the right reasons.

Award winning luxury breaks.

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