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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A grand oak framed timber living area adjoining the old granary bedrooms with a large well equipped kitchen.

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 is our new renovation which sleeps 8 with an option for 10 with the ‘Sack Store’ annex king en-suite if available (please contact us).

Please note that children under the age of 8 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).

You’ll feel like you’re a character in the game of ‘Cluedo’ in the colour themed bedrooms.  Which character will you be?!

A perfect place for friends getting together.

The Space

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

Bedroom 3 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.

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.

Rachel P

Thank you Brigita for a wonderful stay! Never have we slept so well as we have here at The Dovecote – such a relaxing setting. Welcome basket after a long journey was amazing – so much thought has been put into making our stay so enjoyable. Will definitely be back and have no hesitation in recommending Dovecote Barns.

Sandie M

What a lovely location to spend a short break with family. The Hay Barn is just perfect and has everything you need for lazy days and relaxing evenings. Ideal location for visiting York but allowing you to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside. Brigita has turned this into an idyllic retreat.

Sharp & Parr Family

It has been so good to be back again! This is a beautiful and cosy place to stay and is as perfectly equipped as the other barns. Thank you for making the visit so comfortable and welcoming, it felt like coming home.

Sue M
Award winning luxury breaks.

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