Dovecote Barns

Manor Farm, Kelfield, York, North Yorkshire YO19 6RG

tel +44(0) 1757 249332
mob +44(0) 7852916023

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most commonly asked questions about our barns and services. If you still have any queries then please feel free to contact us by phone, email or via the message form below.

What is your Cancellation Policy?

If you are unable to travel, then we ask that you inform us asap in order to successfully re-let your stay and if successfully re-let you will be offered a refund of any monies paid minus the 6% admin fee.

However, if we are unable to re-let your booking, you are still liable for the full cost of the booking under our terms and conditions.  For this reason, we encourage guests to take out travel insurance.

Please see our full terms and conditions here

How near to York are the barns?

In a rural setting, the barns are approx 10 miles South of York and there are three methods of getting into York, taking between 20-30 minutes depending on mode of transport.

You can drive, take the bus, or drive to the Designer Outlet and get the park and ride bus from there. The quickest method is by car or public bus direct from the barns.

Where are the locations of each Barn entrance via what3words?

Using the ‘what3words’ app or in a browser, you can locate the 3 metre square area where each barns entrance is located.

Simply type in the 3 random word reference into the search bar, each word separated by a dot.

The Long Hall –   central.climbing.squeaking

The Grand Barn – models.sharper.pupils

The Hay Barn – salads.butternut.bookshop

The Dovecote – flexibly.struck.richest

The Irishman’s Cottage – users.perfume.proofs

Is there a bus service available to/from York or Selby?

Arriva number 42 runs between Selby train station and York Piccadilly in the city centre via the barns. The barns are equidistant between both and it takes under a half hour to travel from the barns into the city centre.  There is a late service returning from York to the barns at 9pm and 11pm on a Saturday only.

Where is the nearest pub?

There is a pub in the village of Kelfield as well as a few options along the riverbank walk in Cawood, the neighbouring village.

We can also offer you your very own pub on-site! For private guest use only, this is on request and with conditions in The Long Hall when the full site is rented only. Please contact us.

Where are the nearest train stations?

There is a train station at both Selby and York. Both run services to London Kings Cross. Selby station has the added bonus of a bus service that runs to the barns directly from the station.

York station has two options, to take the Designer Outlet service from across from the entrance to the station and then catch the Arriva 42 service from the road beside the outlet car park to complete your bus journey to the barns.

What are the check-in and check-out days of the week and times?

To allow for a thorough clean and sanitisation between changeovers, the check-in time is 4pm and the check-out time is 9.30am.

Our changeover days are Mondays and Fridays. We can offer a 3 night weekend break, a 4 night mid-week break or a weekly 7 night break from either a Monday or Friday.

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We’d love to hear from you. If you have any queries or requests please send a message and we’ll get right back to you.