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Award Winning Holiday Cottages in Yorkshire

Luxury self-catering accommodation near York

five-star gold award winning 18th century barns

All award winning 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     12     2

Sleeps 6 + Cots / Dines 12

The Hay Barn sleeps 6 and is fully equipped to cater for a group of 12 adults to dine together.


The Dovecote

4     6     1

Sleeps 4 + Cot

The Dovecote is a three storey property with 2 en-suite bedrooms and dining for up to 6 people.


The Irishman's Cottage

2     2     1

Sleeps 2 + Cot

The Irishman’s offers every luxury for a couple seeking a property offering that something a little special.

Unwind and relax in a peaceful quiet retreat

We are proud of our award winning accommodation at Dovecote Barns!

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.  This provides a total of 8 single beds and 2 king beds when all three barns are rented as a group booking for single sex groups.  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

Featured February 2016

'The Times' 50 best cottages

Prior winners of the prestigious Visit England’s ‘Self-Catering Holiday of the Year’ and repeat winners of both the Yorkshire White Rose Awards and York Tourism Awards, The Dovecote Barns offer the perfect retreat for romantic couples, families, wedding parties, family reunions and groups getting together, wanting both peace and quiet as well as easy access to either York or Leeds.

award winning accommodation

Award winning accommodation

2016 VisitEngland Rose Award

In addition to the one to five star standard awarded by the national assessing body, gold awards are given to providers that offer exceptional quality in all areas but in particular in service and hospitality.  The Dovecote Barns has scored an exceptional 98% five-star gold award for 2017.  Awarded the 2016 VisitEngland ROSE Award (Recognition Of Service Excellence).

award winning accommodation

Visit England Finalists

Awards for Excellence 2016

The Dovecote Barns have been voted in the top 5 self-catering holiday accommodation providers in England since opening three times over, and won this prestigious award also as part of the national tourism awards by VisitEngland.   A hat trick of winning award accolades for best self-catering accommodation in Yorkshire as well as best in York shows continued commitment to quality and excellent customer service.