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The Dovecote @ Dovecote Barns

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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The Dovecote 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 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 Dovecote is a three storey tower with living area and WC on the ground floor and 2 en-suite bedrooms, one on each of the upper two floors. It has a lot of original features including beams, a...The Dovecote 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 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 Dovecote is a three storey tower with living area and WC on the ground floor and 2 en-suite bedrooms, one on each of the upper two floors. It has a lot of original features including beams, a queens truss roof and dove nesting holes. The entrance hall has a WC and the living area comprises of a comfy cosy lounge with sofas, log burner and TV/DVD open plan into the kitchen with granite worktops, kitchen island, oak dining table for up to 6 guests if taking the Irishman's Cottage as part of a larger group. There is underfloor heating throughout. The kitchen has french doors which lead into a private patio area for some al fresco dining. There are two en-suite bedrooms, both with luxury mattresses. The first floor bedroom can have a super-king or twin setup with en-suite shower and WC. On the top floor there is a king room with bath/shower with a queens truss original roof and dove nesting holes in the stairwell. There is also a separate WC in the entrance hall. Plenty of DVDs and games, with outdoor under-cover table tennis table. There is a wired connection to the internet from the Dovecote for use with a laptop with an ethernet cable supplied. Wifi is not available due to the fabric thickness of the building. 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
2 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 April 2019

booked for the weekend and was so good we stayed for a week! Excellent quality accommodation for our young family with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing stay. Thanks Brigita!

Date of stay: March 2019
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Traveler486295, VR Owner at The Dovecote @ Dovecote Barns, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2019

We were delighted when you decided to extend your stay at the Dovecote Barns as you thought it was fabulous! Looking forward to welcoming you back for your next relaxing stay!

Reviewed 5 January 2019

The barn is well equipped and furnished to a very high standard. A welcome hamper awaits you including local produce and freshly baked bread. You’re assured a very warm and friendly welcome from Brigita, the owner. We’ve spent 9 very happy Chirstmases at the Dovecote...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Traveler486295, VR Owner at The Dovecote @ Dovecote Barns, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Thank you for your lovely review and we shall indeed look forward to welcoming you back for your tenth Christmas anniversary!!

Reviewed 16 August 2018

Our stay at The Dovecote was very comfortable indeed - Brigita had ensured we had everything we needed and was very welcoming. We spent a wonderful week cycling in the sunshine with no hills to negotiate. Using an OS map and signposted routes you can...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Christine R
Management response:Responded 19 August 2018

We are delighted you enjoyed your cycling holiday here at The Dovecote Barns and found the landscape and the environment quiet and a great place to relax. We hope to welcome you back again someday soon!

Reviewed 10 June 2018

Loved it. What a beautiful barn conversion. It is so well equipped she has thought of everything. We will definitely return

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank S2343TIsamg
Management response:Responded 11 June 2018

We are delighted you and the children loved your stay with us. Great to see you explore the area on foot and on bikes and look forward to seeing you return again to the Dovecote Barns York.

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Date of stay: April 2018
Management response:Responded 27 April 2018

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Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

We have just got back from 5 days spent at the dovecote barns. There are 3 barns there, the irishmans, the haybarn and the dovecote. We stayed in the dovecote and it was beautiful. It is incredibly well finished, with super comfy beds, powerful showers...More

Date of stay: August 2013
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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
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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