Services & Facilities

A 5-star Yorkshire welcome awaits you at Dovecote Barns

We want to make your stay as relaxing and hassle-free as possible. We can take care of things like grocery unpacking, as well as arrange cooked meals ready in your fridge or your own private chef!

On Arrival

For each barn, a welcome basket of Yorkshire breakfast produce and homemade bread awaits you on arrival.  You choose which wine or Prosecco and bread you prefer in your basket!

We also offer a complimentary on arrival supermarket delivery unpacking service, allowing you to settle straight into your stay with us.

Everything is provided for you, from the fluffy white bath sheets to the logs for the log stoves.  All you need bring is the additional food and drink not already in your welcome hamper.


Home Cooked Meals (serves 4)

We can organise some delicious home cooked fresh ready meals to be in your fridge. A menu will be provided on booking including a vegan option.

Private Home Chef Service

You are offered a fully equipped kitchen for some fine dining or hire a private fine dining home chef (subject to availability – contact us).

Sharing Platters

Sharing platters can be delivered to your barn to suit your needs.  Options include Vegetarian and Vegan platters.  These are delivered  in wooden crates.

Games Room

The games room has a pool table, darts board and board games to take away.

Access is for all barns to use.

Electric Car Charging

We have an EV charging station for you to plug your electric car into overnight to allow you to recharge both you and your car overnight!

Charges applied per Kwh used only.


Flower workshops – Weddings and Events

Situated here in Kelfield is Bee Croft Blooms. Whether you are getting married and would like me to style your wedding, you would like a bouquet of flowers for your stay or you would like a floral workshop for you and your guests to enjoy, I am here to help.

I am an eco florist, all of my flowers are seasonal British blooms, no air miles and no plastic or floral foam.

If Dovecote Barns is your wedding venue I can provide bouquets, buttonholes and floral arrangements. Please get in touch for a floral consultation.

Wanting to treat yourself or a guest to some flowers during you stay please contact me for a beautiful bouquet of seasonal blooms.

Or if it’s entertainment you are looking for I can provide a floral workshop. Have you ever fancied making a flower crown, bouquet, jam jar arrangement or a wreath? Or maybe I could teach you to make your own wedding flowers.

Whatever your floral needs please get in touch.

Mini-bus Hire

For groups, we have details of local companies who can provide transport for you in 8 or 12 seater mini buses. Please ask us for details.

Details are also available on the online information system which is accessible on booking.

Children & Babies

We accept children of all ages (in all barns other than the Grand Barn) and can provide you with up to 2 travel cots/mattresses and highchairs as well as a baby bath, stair-gate and bed guard.  These are free of charge, subject to availability.


Both The Irishman’s Cottage and The Dovecote are pet friendly for one small well behaved dog.  Conditions apply.  Please contact us.

Short stays are £30 per dog and weekly stays £50 per dog.


Walking and Cycling

There are plenty of walks from the door and lots of flat quiet roads to cycle, so bring your bikes along!

Bird and Nature Walks

With the conservation and wildlife work carried out at the farm, both in Kelfield and Riccall, there are plenty of places to walk in the field margins and try to spot lapwings, yellowhammers and many more.

Wheelchair Accessible

The Irishman’s Cottage which sleeps 2 is fully wheelchair accessible and accredited M3A by the National Accessible Scheme.

In addition, the Long Hall functional area on-site is also accessible with a fully accessible WC.

Accessibility Schemes

Walkers welcome, families welcome, cyclists welcome

Visit Britain Walkers Welcome Scheme

This scheme accredits businesses who cater for cyclists, walkers and visitors with an interest in outdoor activities and the environment.

Visit Britain Families Welcome scheme

Giving the confidence that they are booking quality accommodation that meets the specific requirements of families with children.

Visit Britain Cyclists Welcome Scheme

This scheme accredits businesses who cater for cyclists, walkers and visitors with an interest in outdoor activities and the environment.