Award Winning Holiday Cottages in Yorkshire

Five-star gold award winning 18th century barns

The Dovecote Barns offer you ‘comfort without compromise’.  A combination of five-star luxury developed with sustainability and the environment in mind.

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.

Stylish Living

Stylish Living

Sumptuous Bedrooms and Luxury 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.

Social gathering spaces

Ideal for Groups

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.

Settings the standards

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

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

'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

2016 Visit England Finalists

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

2018 York Tourism Awards Winner

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.

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.