The Dovecote Barns York


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

Tel: 01757 249332

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The Dovecote Barns York


Covid-19 Statement

We have suitable rural self catering accommodation to allow key workers to both socially distance and get into the great outdoors.

We work with local suppliers to provide home cooked food deliveries as well as super market deliveries to your door.

We look forward to welcoming you all back here soon to breathe in the fresh air, walk the routes from the door, cycle the flat roads and listen to birdsong.

New for Autumn 2020

We are going to be launching our grand barn conversion which will sleep 8 in 4 ensuite bedrooms from November 2020.  It is a sustainable timber frame barn with large fully equipped kitchen to allow large group dining.  There will be a separate group dining facility open also.  Please contact us for further details and bookings.

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 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)

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)

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.

The Grand Barn (Sleeps 8) - Opening November 2020

A grand timber framed barn with skylight and mezzaine and large kitchen which faciltates cooking for a large group.  4 ensuite bedrooms on the first floor on the site of the original farm grain store.  Once complete, group dining for up to 20 guests will be facilitated when taking a group booking of all 4 barns.  Please contact us for further details on 01757249332.


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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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
The Dovecotefrom £735.00 to £849.00 per unit per week
The Haybarnfrom £979.00 to £1,350.00 per unit per week
The Irishmansfrom £627.00 to £667.00 per unit per week

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Electric car charging point


  • 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

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave cooker

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating
  • Real log/coal fires

Laundry Facilities

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

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycles for hire
  • Fishing
  • Games room onsite
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided


  • Car Charging
  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Non-smoking property
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

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

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden
  • Working farm

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
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  • 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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