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The Dovecote Barns

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Certificate of Excellence
5 star luxury eco self-catering 18th-century barn conversions. Sleeps 2-12 in three barns (sleeping 6/4/2). Group dining for up to 12. 6 luxury en-suite bedrooms, all with either shower wet room or bath/shower. Renewable technologies used. Sumptuously furnished with every mod con. Public transport to York. Approx 20 minutes by car to city centre. Ideal for groups, whether couples, families, or friends getting together.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room features
Non-smoking rooms
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We booked Dovecote Barns due to its proximity to York and it was perfect. The barn was beautifully fitted out with everything you might need, was spotlessly clean and also had a lovely walk to nearby Cawood along the river. We were met by Brigita who was so welcoming and
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Response from Brigita B, Owner at The Dovecote Barns
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much, we are delighted everything was perfect for you, that is our intention! Looking forward to welcoming you back.
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Very relaxing break at the Dovecote Barns.Very hospitable hosts and a strong contender for the best best accomodation we've stayed in to date. it was a real pleasure to lay down at night and hear nothing except the Owls.
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Response from Brigita B, Owner at The Dovecote Barns
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you David, we are delighted you think of us amongst the bestest best!! The owls are here all year round, so they will be looking forward to giving you a rendition again!
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I booked the Dovecote barns for my sister’s hen do weekend. When we arrived, the accommodation was even more amazing than it looks in the pictures! The barns really are stunning, and are so well equipped with everything you would possibly need. Brigita really has thought of
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Response from Brigita B, Owner at The Dovecote Barns
Responded 3 weeks ago
It was an absolute pleasure and always very happy to see family and friends all having a great time together. Have a wonderful time at the wedding and hope you get some of the sunny warm weather we have been having this week!
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Lovely barn, beautifully decorated, great facilities for large groups, very warm with the under floor heating & wood burner. Beds very comfortable and good they could be split into singles. Very handy for the Outlet shopping centre, only 15 minutes drive away.
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Response from Brigita B, Owner at The Dovecote Barns
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your very informative helpful review of the Hay Barn. We are thrilled you all had a wonderful girls weekend together and enjoyed relaxing on the cosy evenings in front of the fire. It is a great barn for single sex groups, we agree, being able to split the beds is a real bonus. Looking forward to seeing you back!
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Just spent a week in the Irishman's Cottage. Cannot speak highly enough of it. Lovely warm welcome from Brig, and hamper full of local goodies. Barn is very cosy, tastefully furnished and fItted with very comfy bed. Really excellent experience, highly recommended. Peter I.
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Response from Brigita B, Owner at The Dovecote Barns
Responded 10 Jan 2019
We are delighted you found the cottage so cosy and loved the comfy bed, it is a real treat! Thank you so much for your lovely comments regarding your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back!
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Irishman's Cottage Bedroom
Plush, luxury double bedrooms with patio door out into garden (Hay Barn)
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The bathroom
"Going to York stay here"
"Cosy, peaceful and wheelchair accessible"
"This is not a hotel but great self catering accommodation."
"The Irishman’s Cottage is perfect for couples, and a baby. It’s a peaceful location."
"Irishman's Cottage ideal for couples. ,"
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