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The Hay Barn @ Dovecote Barns

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Hay Barn 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 Hay Barn has an oak framed galleried living area on the upper level with granite worktops, kitchen island, large oak dining table for up to 12 and comfy leat...The Hay Barn 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 Hay Barn has an oak framed galleried living area on the upper level with granite worktops, kitchen island, large oak dining table for up to 12 and comfy leather sofas to seat a large group if taking the Hay Barn as part of a larger group. There is a log stove and underfloor heating throughout. The three en-suite bedrooms are on the ground floor and each bedroom has french doors leading to a large private landscaped garden with patio where you can watch the sun setting with a glass of wine. The bedrooms all have luxury mattresses, 2 rooms can have a super-king or twin setup with wet rooms and there is a king room with bath/shower. There is also a separate WC in the entrance hall. 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
3 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 9 January 2020

Excellent accommodation with en-suite bathrooms and the option for double or single beds, Dovecote Barns are close to the Designer Outlet with its frequent park and ride service. The kitchen is very well equipped and Brigita is a very efficient and welcoming host.

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank Jean H
Traveler486295, VR Owner at The Hay Barn @ Dovecote Barns, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2020

Thank you for your review, we are delighted the Hay Barn worked well for your group of friends and that you enjoyed your stay at The Dovecote Barns.

Reviewed 29 August 2019

Ideal location for visiting York 3 excellent bedrooms and a really good lounge/dining room/kitchen upstairs All very nicely decorated Equipped with everything you could want Bluetooth speaker, big TV and outside there is a covered area with a table tennis table, a bit hit with...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank gbmav
Traveler486295, VR Owner at The Hay Barn @ Dovecote Barns, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2019

We are delighted you loved your stay in the Hay Barn with the family and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. Looking forward to seeing you back again soon!

Reviewed 14 June 2019

Situated in a small village on a working farm the Hay Barn offers luxary accomodation with lovely views in a tranquil rural setting. Within easy reach of York and the attractions that city offers. This was our second stay as a family (6 adults and...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Martin B
Traveler486295, VR Owner at The Hay Barn @ Dovecote Barns, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

It was a pleasure, we love seeing guests have a fantastic time and not want to leave! We look forward to seeing you back again someday soon.

Reviewed 19 January 2019

Just returned from a short break at The Haybarn. As soon as I walked through the front door I knew it was going to be special. 3 couples all with our own private space downstairs in the bedrooms, whilst very happy in each others company...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Nomad31532971323
Traveler486295, VR Owner at The Hay Barn @ Dovecote Barns, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2019

Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted all the couples in your group had a fantastic special stay in the Hay Barn. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! :)

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Hay Barn was a perfect place to stay. We had a lovely time with the grand children. Everything catered for, quite location but close to York. Local pubs were very welcoming and everyone very friendly. A great welcome basket from the owners was the perfect...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank mcox176
Traveler486295, VR Owner at The Hay Barn @ Dovecote Barns, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

We are delighted your stay at the Hay Barn was a perfect one and look forward to seeing you back again soon! Thank you for taking the time to leave your review.

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

This is the third time we have stayed at dovecote barns and yet again thoroughly enjoyed it. The hay barn was renovated to a very high standard and Brigitta was extremely welcoming and informative regarding the surrounding area. The welcome basket was a nice touch...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Jmearl53
Management response:Responded 17 July 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and we are always delighted when guests return again and again to to relaxing and quiet barns to unwind. We look forward to seeing you back next time!

Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We rented the barn and two cottages for a hen do. The accommodation made a great base for an amazing weekend. About 20 minutes from York centre. All three properties are beautiful, with good sized bedrooms and lots of bathrooms, and everything you need to...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank SeanDroyle
Management response:Responded 12 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time for leaving your lovely review. We are thrilled you all had such a great weekend at the barns and your night out in York. Hope we see one or more of you back soon!

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

As a family we have stayed in a few self catering holiday homes - this has to be one of the best in terms of furnishings, comfort, attention to detail and local information. Brigita was a lovely and helpful host, nothing too much. We arrived...More

Date of stay: January 2018
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Management response:Responded 8 January 2018

Hello Cooper Family! Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon we hope. :)

Reviewed 29 May 2017

We hired all three beaufiful barns in a perfect location for my daughter's wedding in York. Each one was of a first class standard and fully equipped. We recieved an lovely welcome pack on arrival filled with gorgeous Yorkshire produce. Beautiful gardens around each barn...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Christopher L
Management response:Responded 31 May 2017

It was a pleasure and thank you for taking the time to leave your review of the barns. We are always delighted to welcome guests to enjoy the facilities and the peace and quiet of surroundings. We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 3 January 2017

Lovely barn conversion, log fire, countryside setting and near York make this a perfect base. Everything is high standard and Brigita the fantastic host. Highly recommend.

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank vickiehyland
Management response:Responded 3 January 2017

Thank you Vickie, glad you enjoyed your stay in festive Hay Barn! There is always so much to do around York, we hope to see you back again someday soon!

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
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
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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