Award Winning Holiday Cottages in Yorkshire

Award Winning 18th Century Eco Barns

The Dovecote Barns offers the ideal base to relax and unwind in peaceful rural surroundings.  With easy access to York city centre by bus, car or bicycle, it is the perfect cycling base with quiet flat roads and access to the Sustrans Solar System cycle route.  Stroll down the riverbank to cafes or pubs or order some fantastic home cooked ready meals to your freezer.

All five-star holiday cottages have been devotedly restored and include hand-made country Neptune kitchens with granite worktops, bedrooms with luxury John Lewis mattresses, log stoves and under-floor heating.  They offer the highest standards of attention to detail, comfort, fittings, furnishings, art and design.  Each barn has its own private garden area with barbecue for dining al fresco.

Our Barns

The Hay Barn

6     3     3     12     2

3 En-suite Bedrooms

The Dovecote

4     1     1     6     1

2 En-suite Bedrooms

The Irishman's Cottage

2     1     1     2     1

1 En-suite Bedroom

Stylish Living

Luxury Bedrooms and Bathrooms

See the day to a close with a hot shower under your Grohe ‘Rain Shower’ shower head and then climb into bed for a guaranteed good nights sleep in your crisp 100% Egyptian cotton sheets on your 8000 spring superior mattress.

Ideal for Groups Getting Together

All 3 self-contained barns can be rented individually, or combined to sleep larger groups of 8 or 10 or 12.  The Hay Barn is equipped to dine up to 12 adults and The Dovecote up to 6, for when the barns are rented as a larger group.

Multi-award winning accommodation

Since opening, this business has consistently delivered on setting standards, having won multiple times the accolade for best self-catering accommodation in York, Yorkshire and England.

Unwind and relax in a peaceful quiet retreat

There are a total of 6 bedrooms across the three barns.  Four of the bedrooms can be configured as either a zip linked super-king with luxury mattress topper, or be split into twin beds.  The barns are not suitable for stag parties and we do have a hen party policy which states all 3 barns must be rented.

Every bedroom has either a shower room en-suite or bath with overhead shower en-suite.

There is off road private parking for up to a total of 7 cars on the site.

award winning accommodation

'The Times' 50 best cottages

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2016 Visit England Finalists

award winning accommodation

2018 York Awards Winner