The Dovecote Barns York


Manor Farm, Kelfield, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 6RG

Tel: 01757 249332

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The Dovecote Barns York


Four five-star self contained self catering holiday barns with all 11 bedrooms on-site ensuite.  Group dining for groups of 12 is facilitated in the Hay Barn and Grand Barn.  For larger groups, the Long Hall can be rented for groups to dine together for up to 22 when renting all four barns. Games room with pool/darts.

The +2 in occupancy below refers to the ability to rent an additional room 'The Sack Store' and add it to your booking of any of the larger barns to increase occupancy by 2 in a king bed with small ensuite.

Multi-award winning converted 18th century eco barns beside the River Ouse. Experience a taste of country living with handmade country kitchens, luxury mattress bedrooms (all en-suite), log stoves and landscaped gardens.

The Grand Barn (Sleeps 8+2) - New for 2021

A brand new conversion which sleeps 8 in 4 ensuite bedrooms.  It is another sustainable barn with huge fully equipped kitchen to allow large group dining preparation for the whole site and larger group dining in the Long Hall.  Click here for details and online booking.

The Irishman's Cottage (Sleeps 2)

The Irishman's Cottage is a cosy cottage for two, with a super-king bed and large ensuite wet room.  Click here for details and online booking.

The Dovecote (Sleeps 4+2)

Set over three floors, The beautiful Dovecote has 2 ensuite bedrooms.  The first floor has a ziplinked super-king/twin beds with shower room and the top floor with it's queen truss beamed ceiling has a king bed with ensuite bath with overhead shower.  Click here for details and online booking.

The Hay Barn (Sleeps 6+2)

This open plan galleried oak framed barn has 3 en-suite bedrooms.  The bedrooms are on the ground floor with two rooms which have ziplinked super-king/twin beds with shower room and the third a king bed with ensuite bath with overhead shower.  Click here for details and online booking.

Being fully equipped to dine a group of 12 in the Hay Barn makes this an ideal venue for groups, whether couples, families or friends when making a group booking of more than one barn.

York city centre a 20 minute drive, or a bus service runs directly from the barns 7 days, with a late night return on a Saturday night.  Also located near the Park and Ride at the Designer Outlet.

A welcome basket of Yorkshire breakfast produce, homemade bread and wine or Prosecco is supplied.

For latest availability, prices and online booking, please click here to visit our website or check below -

WEEKLY BREAKS (7 nights from a Monday or Friday)


WEEKENDS BREAKS (3 nights from a FRIDAY)


MID WEEK BREAKS (4 nights from a MONDAY)

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
The Dovecote
The Grand Barn
The Haybarn
The Irishmans

*For the latest prices and availability, please visit our website



  • Electric car charging point


  • Accessibility Guide
  • Assisted wheelchair users
  • Disabled facilities
  • Elderly and less mobile

Booking & Payment Details

  • Christmas special programme
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Barbecue


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available

Cooking Facilities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave cooker
  • Oven

COVID-19 Response

  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
  • Contactless payment only
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating
  • Real log/coal fires

Laundry Facilities

  • Drying facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washing machine

Leisure Facilities

  • Fishing
  • Free WIFI
  • Games room onsite
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Snooker/billiards/pool onsite

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided


  • Sleeps up to 2
  • Sleeps up to 4
  • Sleeps up to 6
  • Sleeps up to 10
  • Sleeps up to 20
  • Sleeps 20+


  • Car Charging
  • Free Parking
  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Non-smoking property
  • WiFi or internet access
  • Wood Burner

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Bath
  • DVD player
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Hairdryer
  • King-sized bed
  • Radio
  • Shower
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden
  • Working farm

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Eco-Friendly

Room/Unit Facilities: The Dovecote

  • Bath
  • King-sized bed
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: The Haybarn

  • Bath
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • King-sized bed
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: The Irishmans

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • King-sized bed
  • Shower
  • Independent wheelchair users


  • 5 Visit England Stars Self-catering
5 Visit England Stars Self-catering


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  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Award For Excellence VisitEngland Award For Excellence 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Winner White Rose Award Winner 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Finalist White Rose Award Finalist 2016
  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Visit EnglandAssisted wheelchair users Assisted wheelchair users 2018
  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Award For Excellence Gold VisitEngland Award For Excellence Gold 2016
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • Green TourismGreen Tourism Gold Award Green Tourism Gold Award 2020
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Finalist York Tourism Awards Finalist 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Winner York Tourism Awards Winner 2016

Road Directions

Located adjoining open countryside on the west end of the village of Kelfield just south of York City Centre. Direct bus service to city centre. By Road: Kelfield is 2 miles west of Riccall (A19, south of York) or just off the B1222 Stillingfleet to Cawood Road. By Public Transport: Monday - Saturday daytime services - the TransDev 42 bus route Selby to York from Piccadilly terminus in York City Centre.

Saturday Night / Sunday services - the Arriva 42S bus route Selby to York from Piccadilly terminus in York City Centre.

Public Transport Directions

Trains to York or Selby Train Station.

Buses running past the barns from either York or Selby directions.  Please see above for details.

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