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The Irishmans @ Dovecote Barns

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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The Irishman's Cottage is one of three multi-award winning five-star gold award eco barns based at The Dovecote Barns York. ** PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE DIRECTLY FOR THE BEST RATES AVAILABLE ** Set at the edge of the quiet rural village of Kelfield, you can enjoy the sound of the birds greeting the day on a morning or watch the sun set on an evening in the quiet and peaceful surroundings of the countryside. Voted the best Self-Catering Accommodation in England in 2011/2012, a comfortable relaxing stay is guaranteed. A complimentary welcome basket and free internet access as well as an unpacking supermarket delivery service are offered. The Irishman's Cottage is packed with original features and has under floor heating throughout. There is a large beamed fully equipped kitchen with ha...The Irishman's Cottage is one of three multi-award winning five-star gold award eco barns based at The Dovecote Barns York. ** PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE DIRECTLY FOR THE BEST RATES AVAILABLE ** Set at the edge of the quiet rural village of Kelfield, you can enjoy the sound of the birds greeting the day on a morning or watch the sun set on an evening in the quiet and peaceful surroundings of the countryside. Voted the best Self-Catering Accommodation in England in 2011/2012, a comfortable relaxing stay is guaranteed. A complimentary welcome basket and free internet access as well as an unpacking supermarket delivery service are offered. The Irishman's Cottage is packed with original features and has under floor heating throughout. There is a large beamed fully equipped kitchen with handmade units, granite worktops and the apex filled with dove nesting holes. It leads onto a private landscaped patio garden where you can watch the sun setting with a glass of wine. The kitchen opens into the lounge area with original saddle holders and fireplace with log stove and comfy leather sofa/footstool and armchair. The bedroom is the perfect retreat for a romantic couple with a super-king bed which can be split into twins if requested. The en-suite bathroom has a contemporary feel with modern large walk-in wet room and under floor heating. Plenty of DVDs and games, with outdoor under-cover table tennis table. For those wanting peace and quiet as well as easy access to either York or Leeds, this is the ideal retreat. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Brigita B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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Reviewed 5 May 2020

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Date of stay: April 2020
Traveler486295, VR Owner at The Irishmans @ Dovecote Barns, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2020

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Reviewed 31 July 2019

We arrived just after 3pm and had a very warm welcome from Brigita who showed us all we needed to know about the cottage as well as giving us a lovely welcome basket filled with goodies! The cottage was perfect! Each room had everything needed...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Traveler486295, VR Owner at The Irishmans @ Dovecote Barns, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

Thank you o much for your lovely review and I am delighted you had a perfect holiday with us. Looking forward to seeing you back :)

Reviewed 30 September 2018

What a beautiful relaxing place to spend a few days away from the hustle and bustle. Dovecote barns are delightful, a place where you can truly unwind and enjoy the countryside but still be near to historical York. The Irishman's barn is well equipped and...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Traveler486295, VR Owner at The Irishmans @ Dovecote Barns, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely review! It was a true pleasure to welcome you and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time staying in the cosy Irishman's Cottage! Looking forward to welcoming you back :)

Reviewed 23 May 2018

We keep returning to this friendly. well equipped, conveniently located self catering accommodation. The welcome could not be better. The facilities are excellent and it is always spotlessly clean. I would not hesitate to recommend a stay at Dovecote Barns if you are planning a...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Ardar44
Management response:Responded 25 May 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we enjoy having you back to stay just as much as you enjoy returning to us at the cosy Irishman's cottage winter and summer. Look forward to welcoming you back later this year :)

Reviewed 10 May 2018

Would strongly recommend the Irishman's cottage especially for easy access to York. We really enjoyed our stay at this clean lovely cottage. Credit to the owners for how they have converted this to high quality accommodation.

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank allangood2003
Management response:Responded 12 May 2018

Thank you Allan, we are delighted you enjoyed the cosy Irishman's Cottage during your trip to visit York. Looking forward to seeing you back!

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Beautiful accommodation set in a rural area yet only a short drive into the centre of York, two local pubs both within walking distance make this a lovely peaceful place to stay. The accommodation is of the highest standard, tastefully furnished and the welcome basket...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank carlpilley
Management response:Responded 11 May 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your resting short break with us and look forward to seeing you back soon!

Reviewed 20 December 2016

Beautifully appointed accommodation in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside.Good access to York , Leeds , Selby and beyond.The welcome basket was a nice touch.Would stay again.More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank Pateli2
Management response:Responded 22 December 2016

We are delighted you enjoyed the Irishman's Cottage, your review is much appreciated. It is important to us that guests are well looked after. The underfloor heating makes it a cosy cottage in winter, to match your Australian summer! We are glad you are back...More

Reviewed 3 March 2015

I recently stayed at the Dovecote barns with my wife and seven month old son for my 40th birthday. From the moment we arrived we felt relaxed and at home. Brigitta was very welcoming and the welcome basket was a lovely touch and very much...More

Date of stay: February 2015
Thank Deantomkinson
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The barn was finished to a high standard and had everything you would need for a relaxing retreat. We were welcomed to a lovely hamper of preserves, wine, eggs and home made bread. Both owners are very welcoming and informative. The accommodation was spotless and...More

Date of stay: June 2014
Thank Susannah P
Reviewed 12 November 2013

The barns are very comfortable and beautifully furnished.We went in November and it was lovely and cosy but with the easily accessed and well designed outside spaces it would be just as good in the height of the summer. Birgita went out of her way...More

Date of stay: November 2013
Thank Sally L
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Water Park Nearby
City Getaway
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
When you are ready to venture out there are a couple of walks from the door to choose from. Behind the arable farm there you can walk on the grassed field margins to Kelfield Wood where there are wild deer. Alternatively you can walk along the riverbank to Cawood, site of Cardinal Wolseys Cawood Castle. There are pubs, shop/post office and farm shop for some basic supplies. Alternatively, Riccall is 2 miles away which has pubs, lovely restaurants, post office, grocery shops, a childrens' play park and sport centre. There are a couple of nice walks from the door, particularly good for keen bird watchers and also nearby Skipwith Common, a 1000 acre nature reserve which is also good for cyclists. The Dovecote Barns offer the perfect retreat for romantic couples, families, wedding partie...
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