The Dovecote Barns offers you a taste of country living in the sumptuously furnished surroundings of converted historic barns near York, the centre of historic and cultural Yorkshire. Using renewable energy, you can enjoy year round luxury and comfort with no compromise to you or the environment. A warm Yorkshire welcome is guaranteed.
- The Irishman’s Cottage (accessible) (Sleeps 2)
- The Dovecote (Sleeps 4)
- The Hay Barn (Sleeps 6 with group dining for 12 adults)
This rural retreat offers self-contained luxurious holiday self catering cottages with the option of group dining for up to 12 adults, giving you the peaceful and quiet space to relax in with the option of socialising in a larger group.
All barns have been devotedly restored and include hand-made country kitchens with granite worktops, all en-suite bedrooms with luxury John Lewis mattresses and individually designed contemporary bathrooms, 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 barbeque for dining al fresco.
Relax in the open countryside or stroll through the medieval streets of one of England’s most ancient cities. Located ten minutes from the York Designer Outlet where a Park & Ride service operates into York city centre, or there is a public bus service from your doorstep into the city, with a late night service operating on the weekends. If using the car, the barns are within easy reach of some of Yorkshire’s best historic estates and attractions.
Awarded the prestigious Visit England’s ‘Self-Catering Holiday of the Year 2011/2012’ and winners of the Visit York 2012 and 2010 Awards, The Dovecote Barns offer the perfect retreat for romantic couples, families, wedding parties, family reunions and groups getting together or celebrating a special occasion, wanting both peace and quiet as well as easy access to either York or Leeds.
The Irishman’s Cottage
The Irishman’s Cottage offers every luxury for a couple seeking a property offering that something a little special. It has been designed specifically to allow access to those guests in wheelchairs or with mobility issues.
A handmade country kitchen with oak beams and original dove nesting holes provide the feature of the entrance to this barn. The kitchen/dining area leads onto a private rear patio garden area where you can enjoy a glass of wine watching the sun setting.
The lounge has a log fire stove and there is underfloor heating throughout the barn – to ensure you remain snug all year round.
The sumptuous bedroom has a super kingsize bed which can be converted to a twin if required. The bedroom leads to the en-suite complete with a roll-in level shower wet room with demista mirror.
- 1 en-suite bedroom (6′ superking or twin beds)
- Roll-in shower wetroom
- Oak Beams
- Log Stove (Complimentary Logs)
- Underfloor heating
- Luxury Bedroom
- Fluffy White facecloths/handtowels/bath sheets
- Smeg fridge/ice box
- Combi Microwave
- Electric Oven
- Flat Screen TV/Freeview
- CD/Radio/ipod docking station
- Free Wifi
- DVD Player
- Private Garden/Furniture/Barbeque
- Complimentary Welcome Grocery Basket
- Complimentary Toiletries
- Level Access throughout
There are a number of mobility aids available for use if required. These include a mobile shower chair, toilet raiser with arms, suction grab rails and mobile alarm system. Please request these to be made available.