The Dovecote Barns York

Self Catering


The Dovecote Barns offers you a taste of country living in the sumptuously furnished surroundings of converted sustainable historic barns near York, the centre of historic and cultural Yorkshire. Prior winners of the White Rose Tourism Awards, a warm Yorkshire welcome is guaranteed.

This rural retreat offers self-contained luxurious five-star gold holiday self-catering cottages with the option of group dining for up to 12 adults in The Hay Barn and 10 adults in The Grand Barn, giving you the peaceful and quiet space to relax in with the option of socialising in a larger group.  For larger parties of up to 22 across the 11 ensuite bedrooms, you can rent the exclusive The Long Hall on-site for large group dining.

The Irishman’s Cottage – sleeps 2
The Dovecote – sleeps 4
The Hay Barn – sleeps 6

The Grand Barn – sleeps 8 (New for 2021)

The Sack Store is a standalone ensuite king bedroom which can be rented and bolted onto amy of the larger barns to increase occupancy by 2.  All barns other than the Irishman’s Cottage have capacity to dine more than the bed capacity.  Contact us for availability of the Sack Store.

Total capacity is 22 across 11 ensuite bedrooms.  Small events can be hosted for up to 60 in the Long Hall onsite.

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, Selby 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.


  • Disabled Access
  • On-Site Parking
  • Wi-fi
  • Pets Accepted
  • Cycling Friendly
  • Child Friendly


  • Go to go
  • Visit Britain
  • Self-Catering Holiday of the Year - Gold
  • Walker Award
  • Cyclist Award
  • Family Award
  • Green Award
  • WRA2015
  • WRA2014
  • WRA2010
  • Mobility
  • Trip Advisor
  • cyclingcharter

Trip Advisor
Book now


Similar Accommodation


Other things nearby

A three word address provided by our friends at ///what3words.

Read more