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Awarded Visit Britain's best ‘Self-Catering Holiday of the Year 2011/2012’ The Dovecote Barns York is the perfect retreat for romantic couples, families, wedding parties, family reunions and groups getting together or celebrating a special occasion.

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

There are three self-contained 5 star luxury holiday self catering cottages (sleeping 2,4,6 people), devotedly restored and including hand-made country kitchens with granite worktops, 6 en-suite bedrooms with luxury mattresses and individually designed contemporary bathrooms, log stoves and under-floor heating. All offer the highest standard of luxury, comfort, furnishings, art and design.

Each barn has its own private garden area with barbeque for dining al fresco.

Situated at the edge of a quiet rural village, this holiday ‘home from home’ has been given every attention to ensure you can relax and melt away the stresses and strains of everyday life.

When you are ready to venture out, York city centre is just a 20 minute journey away.

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

The Irishman's Cottage (sleeping 2) is wheelchair friendly and M3A mobility rated. It can be configured as either a super-king bed or twin beds if required.


- Sleeps (6+1) plus Cot in 3 en-Suite Bedrooms

- 1 King bedroom (en-suite shower/bath)

- 2 Super-king/twin rooms (en-suite shower wet rooms)

- Large Oak Table for Group Dining for up to 12 guests


The bedrooms in the Hay Barn are at ground level. There are 3 double en-suite bedrooms. 2 bedrooms have a 6ft king-size bed which can be converted to twin single beds if required and each has a walk-in contemporary wet room. The third bedroom has a king-size bed and en-suite with bath and overhead shower.

Each bedroom has a set of French doors which lead to a patio area for some al-fresco breakfast dining.

The galleried staircase leads to the living area on the first floor. The first floor provides a view over the open countryside and landscaped garden.

The first floor of the Hay Barn features an oak truss frame and is open plan incorporating a handmade country kitchen, large oak dining table area and lounge area with a log fire stove and big comfy leather sofas. There is under floor heating throughout the barn to ensure you remain snug all year round.


- Sleeps 4 plus Cot in 2 en-Suite Bedrooms

- 1 King Bedroom (en-suite bath/shower)

- 1 Super-king/twin Bedroom (en-suite shower)

- Group dining for up to 6 people


The Dovecote is a three storey property with 2 en-suite bedrooms. You enter the Dovecote in the entrance hall (with separate WC).

The hall leads to the lounge which has a log fire stove and there is under floor heating throughout the barn to ensure you remain snug all year round.

The large beautiful hand-made country kitchen has its own private patio area accessed via french doors.

The first floor bedroom has a super king size 6' bed which can be converted to twin beds if required. The en-suite contains a walk-in shower.

We have preserved the dovecote nesting holes and these are a feature in the staircase which leads to the second floor.

On the second floor you will find the second en-suite bedroom with a king-size bed. The en-suite has a bath and overhead shower. This bedroom features a beamed queens truss ceiling.


- Sleeps 2 plus Cot

- 1 Super-king / twin room (ensuite large roll in shower wet room)


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.

Every attention has been given to creating a luxurious property that is equally suitable for both the able and disabled visitor.

Each property has the following features –

• Oak Beams

• Log Stove (Complimentary Logs)

• Under floor heating

• Luxury Bedrooms

• Fluffy White facecloths/handtowels/bath sheets

• Dishwasher

• Smeg fridge

• Microwave

• Electric Oven/Hob

• Flat Screen TV/Freeview

• CD/Radio/ipod docking

• Wired/Wifi Internet Connection

• DVD Player

• Games/Guidebooks/Maps

• Private Garden/Furniture/Barbeque

• Complimentary Welcome Grocery Basket

• Complimentary Toiletries

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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