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The Dovecote is one of a collection of four lovingly restored holiday barns set on an award winning eco friendly arable farm just 10 miles south of the historic City of York. Owners Brigita and Richard have created a sustainable model for the farm that extends to the holiday barns. The barns were sustainably restored using only renewable sources for all your energy needs, carbon neutral.

Set across three storeys The Dovecote is spacious and beautifully furnished throughout, the main living space is on the ground floor while the bedrooms are on the first and second floors, you will find the original beamed queens truss feature with dove nesting holes in the staircase. The country kitchen and dining area opens onto the pretty garden, perfect for morning coffee and al fresco dining.

The Long Barn is an entertaining barn onsite, which can be booked and set up for celebrations and events, a chef can be arranged for catering too. Contact us for more information about hiring The Long Barn.

This a wonderful place to be, with stunning countryside to explore on foot or bike from the front door, yet only a short drive from the City, you can even hop on the bus at the end of the lane!

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The Dovecote is one of a collection of four beautiful barn conversions at this location available individually or they can be booked together for larger group gatherings, weddings and events.

PROPERTY DETAILS

Living Space

The sitting area is part of the open plan space on the ground floor, furnished with two beautiful tweed and leather sofas set around the log burner, perfect for relaxing on an evening with a drink before dinner.

Kitchen & Dining

The beautiful, handcrafted country kitchen is well appointed with everything you need for cooking up hearty breakfasts and tasty suppers, open to the living and dining space so the cook can join in the chit chat too. The dining table and chairs are spacious and can seat 6, handy if more than one barn is booked together.

Bedrooms

Located on the first and second floors, luxuriously furnished and with the comfiest of beds featuring John Lewis luxury Yorkshire wool mattresses, you can guarantee a good night’s sleep, relaxed and ready to explore!

Garden

French doors lead from the kitchen/dining space to the pretty garden, here you will find a BBQ, table and chairs for al fresco dining.

Exploring

Kelfield lies in the Vale of York on the River Ouse between the villages of Riccall and Cawood in the District of Selby, North Yorkshire. It sits in a traditionally rural setting, surrounded by farmland, many of the residents can trace their roots in the village back several generations. There are still a number of working farms situated within the village and surrounding area.

Local Pub

The Castle Inn is just a 20 minute stroll along the River Ouse just opposite the barn, takes you to the village of Cawood and lovely 17th century pub.

York Maze

One of York’s most popular summer attractions, family fun at the maize maze.

Yorks medieval city walls

Enjoy a stroll along the walls, at 3.4 kilometres long, the beautifully preserved walls are the longest complete medieval town walls in England.

York Minster

Europe’s largest gothic cathedral.  Climb the 275 steps of the Central Tower for the best view of York.  Marvel at the most beautiful stained glass windows.

The Shambles

The Shambles has been voted the most picturesque street in Britain and is the oldest shopping street in Europe.

York Castle Museum

Go back in time in the streets of York at the York Castle Museum.

York Railway Museum

Entry is free to the worlds largest railway museum.  Fun for young and old alike.

Shopping

Explore Yorks many boutiques and designer stores or visit the York Designer Outlet just ten minutes away from the barns for some retail therapy.

Scary Ghost Walks

At least 7 ghost walk tours run nightly around this most haunted city in Europe.

Jorvik Viking Centre

Visitors are invited to journey through the reconstruction of the Viking-age streets as they would have looked 1000 years ago.  In February each year, the annual Viking Festival hosts events out in the streets and river – recreating events from Viking past.

Bettys World Famous Tearooms

Founded in 1919, enjoy Bettys famous English Afternoon Tea with mouth watering cakes and refreshing teas.

Good To Know
  • Check in 4pm
  • Check out 10am
  • 1 x additional en-suite king bedroom available in an annex on site ‘The Sack Store’ at £70 per night. Contact us for more information on this room and to book it.
  • Eco laundry available on site
  • Private chef and catering options available
  • Electric car charging available
  • Shared games room on site
  • Garden for al fresco dining
  • Large oak dining table to dine 6 adults
  • Log Stove (Complimentary Logs)
  • Yorkshire Breakfast Basket/Wine
  • Travel Cot, Baby Bath, Stairgate, Highchair (subject to availability)
  • Tassimo Coffee Machine & Cafetiere
  • 49″ SMART 4K UltraHD TV (Netflix/NowTV/Prime)/DVD
  • Large Bluetooth speaker
  • Superfast Wifi
  • Bus service from the Barn to York and local areas

ROOM DETAILS

First Floor

Super King Bed

Or

Twin Beds

En-suite

Walk in Shower

W.C.

Basin

Second Floor

King Size Bed

En-suite

Bathtub with shower over

W.C.

Basin

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THE LOCAL AREA

Kelfield lies in the Vale of York on the River Ouse between the villages of Riccall and Cawood in the District of Selby, North Yorkshire. It sits in a traditionally rural setting, surrounded by farmland, many of the residents can trace their roots in the village back several generations. There are still a number of working farms situated within the village and surrounding area.

  • City of York 10 miles
  • Castle Howard 25 miles
  • Howardian Hills AONB 20 miles
  • North York Moors National Park 30 miles
  • North Yorkshire Coast 45 miles
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park 40 miles
  • Designer outlet 9 miles
 Airports/Railway
  • York mainline station, London 2 hours
  • Leeds Bradford Airport 37 miles
  • Manchester Airport 80 miles