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The Dovecote Barns


Three fabulous, award-winning, 18th century barn-conversion cottages - all luxuriously furnished offering a delightful taste of country living. 

From £460.00
per week


Multiple award-winning establishment

Eco-friendly accommodation

Beautiful traditional barn features

Part of a working arable farm

On bus route into city centre'

Families welcome

M3A Mobility rated

Enjoy England for Excellence Gold Award winner 2011


En suite facilities

Flatscreen TV with Freeview channels

DVD/video selection

CD/Radio/IPod docking station

Internet access

Electric oven




Log stove (complimentary logs)

Garden furniture and BBQ

Underfloor heating

Towels and toiletries provided

Complimentary welcome grocery basket

Selection of games, maps and guidebooks

Only in The Irishman's Cottage:

Level access throughout

Mobility aids available upon request


The Irishman's Cottage (sleeps 2): 1 en suite super-king or twin bedroom, kitchen/dining area, lounge and private patio area.

The Dovecote (sleeps 4): 1 en suite super-king or twin bedroom, 1 en suite king-sized bedroom, separate WC, kitchen, lounge and private garden area.

The Hay Barn (sleeps 6): 2 en suite super-king or twin bedrooms, 1 en suite king-sized bedroom, living room, kitchen, dining room, lounge and patio area.

If you're looking for self-catering accommodation with a difference, the Dovecote Barns in Kelfield are second to none, and they've proven it time and time again. These multiple award-winning, self-catering cottages, sympathetically converted from the owners' own barn, offer guests the height of luxury in a superb rural setting.

Each cottage is sumptuously furnished and elegantly decorated to suit guests of any taste, with en suite facilities in every bedroom provided for your convenience. The handcrafted country style kitchens are fully equipped to cater to any of your culinary needs, and a complementary grocery basket supplied upon your arrival adds a homely, welcoming touch seldom found in other self-catering establishments. Whether it's relaxing on your own private patio on a warm summer afternoon or snuggling by the log stove on a chilly winter's night, these cottages are designed to provide you with a rejuvenating holiday experience.

There are three cottages altogether - the smallest sleeps 2, the largest 6, and there’s a middle-sized one which sleeps 4. All are totally en suite, all have luxury kitchens with granite worktops, all have underfloor heating and log stoves, and, for that extra touch of comfort, all have luxury mattresses.

And the amenities don’t stop inside. Each of the properties has a private garden, complete with barbecue, for those warm summer evenings when it's more comfortable to eat alfresco.

And because the barns are all part of the same building, they’re perfect for groups and parties of up to twelve people. And, indeed, there’s room in the Haybarn for up to twelve to dine together.

A short bus ride or drive away from the city of York, and within easy reach of several local attractions, The Dovecote Barns is a rural haven for couples, families or friends looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

We are very sorry, but pets are not accepted


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