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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. Twice winners of the Yorkshire White Rose Tourism Awards, a warm Yorkshire welcome is guaranteed.

This rural retreat offers self-contained luxurious five-star gold holiday self catering cottages

The Irishman’s Cottage – sleeps 2

The Dovecote – sleeps 4

The Hay Barn – sleeps 6

with the option of group dining for up to 12 adults in The Hay Barn, 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.

Prior winners of the prestigious Visit England's ‘Self-Catering Holiday of the Year' and 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 or celebrating a special occasion, wanting both peace and quiet as well as easy access to either York or Leeds.

"For those wanting the luxury of a five-star hotel, as well as the space for large groups to dine together, this is an ideal venue."

We offer weekend short breaks and mid-week breaks all year round.

Weekly stays commence on either a Monday or Friday.

Contact details

Manor Farm
YO19 6RG
+44 01757 249332

Ratings, Schemes and Awards

  • Visit Britain 5 stars
  • Welcome to Yorkshire
  • Gold
  • Self-Catering Holiday of the Year - Gold
  • Walker Award
  • Cyclist Award
  • Family Award
  • Green Award
  • mobility


  • Facilities
    • Garden/patio for guests' use
    • Laundry facilities
    • Linen provided
    • Towels available
    • Welcome single sex groups
    • Wireless/internet access
  • Features
    • Farm
    • In countryside
    • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Unit Facilities
    • Barbecue
    • CD Player
    • Central heating
    • Colour TV
    • Dishwasher
    • Drying facilities
    • DVD Player
    • Freezer
    • Hairdryer
    • Ironing facilities
    • Microwave
    • Modem point
    • Non smoking unit
    • Radio
    • Real log/coal fire
    • Washing machine
  • Catering
    • Food shop
  • Children's Facilities
    • Accept children
    • Children's videos/DVDs available
    • Cot
    • Facilities for children
    • Highchair
  • Booking and Payment Details
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Visa accepted

Accessibility Statement

The Irishman's Cottage has been designed with level access throughout to enable wheelchair users to enjoy easy access. The property is rated M3A (Assisted) Mobility by the National Accessibility Scheme. There is a large roll in wet room and a number of mobility aids can be provided if required, namely large shower chair with removable arms, wheels,brakes. Suction grab rails, toilet seat raiser, mobile alarm, orthopedic cushion, etc The sink and wall hung toilet have been positioned as wheelchair friendly. The bedroom can be configured either as a super-king bed or twin beds and the beds can be rotated to allow easy and spacious transfer from a wheelchair. The entrances and patio doors are ramped. There is a disabled parking bay just outside the main entrance to The Irishman's Cottage.


  • Parking
    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside main entrance
    • Flat route with no steps from parking area to entrance
    • Ramp on route from parking area to entrance
  • Building Entrance
    • Ramp to main entrance
    • Handrail by ramp
  • Level Access, Ramp or Lift:
    • To toilet and bathroom
    • To one or more bedrooms
    • To the lounge
    • To the kitchen
    • To dining area
    • To outdoor facilities
  • Bedrooms and Bathrooms
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged on request
    • En suite bedrooms available
    • Bathrooms available with bath with shower
    • Bathrooms available with separate shower unit
    • Bathrooms available with level entry shower
    • Bathroom taps with lever handles
  • General
    • Call system with flashing lights


Contact details

Manor Farm
Main Street
YO19 6RG
+44 01757 249332

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