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The Hay Barn @ Dovecote Barns

3 reviews
The large granite topped island provides a focal point for larger group gatherings
Front entrance of the Hay Barn
Back garden of Hay Barn
Additional seating in Hay Barn garden
Lounge Hay Barn with DVD library
Generous weekly welcome basket of local produce, homemade bread and wine
Hay Barn Kitchen
Fully equipped for group dining for up to 12 adults
The oak table can be extended to seat 12
King bedroom 1 with en-suite bath/shower room + wc
En-suite for bedroom 1
Super-king/twin bedroom 2 with en-suite shower wet room + wc
Bedroom 2 Configured as twin room
Bedrooms lead out onto patio garden for al fresco breakfast dining
En-suite for bedroom 2
Super-king/twin bedroom with en-suite shower wet room + wc
En-suite for bedroom 3 - all have Grohe rain shower heads
Entrance hall with separate WC
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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
York, North Yorkshire, England
The Hay Barn is one of three multi-award winning five-star gold award eco barns based at The Dovecote Barns York.


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...
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Listing #HL434269
About the Owner
Brigita B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank SeanDroyle
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

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 January 7, 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

1  Thank emmaJ5594DB
Management response:Responded January 8, 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. :)

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Reviewed May 29, 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

Thank Christopher L
Management response:Responded May 31, 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!

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    3 Fulls
    1 Crib
    4 Twins
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Changeover days are Mondays and Fridays. Short breaks available Fri-Mon (3nts) and Mon-Fri (4nts) year round with the exception of key festivals like Christmas and New Year. Weekly stays commence on a Monday or Friday for 7 nts.
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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 pa...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Manchester Int Airport: 131.0 km
Railway: York: 17.0 km
Ferry: Hull: 68.0 km
A public bus service runs past the barns on the Selby-York Utopia 420 route. This means it takes 30 mins by bus from either Selby or York Piccadilly. Trains operate from London Kings Cross to both Selby and York via different operators. Car hire is available from York station and it is advised for ease of transport during your break.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby.
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