Images of the furniture in the lounge area of the Grand Barn


4 five-star self-catering eco holiday barns. Sustainably built and managed on an arable farm in the rural village of Kelfield, between York and Selby. Sleeping a maximum of 22 across 11 en-suite bedrooms.


The Dovecote Barns, Kelfield, York, UK

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The Dovecote Barns is a national and regional award winning business situated in the quaint village of Kelfield, North Yorkshire.  It offers guests peace and quiet in the countryside to enjoy their five-star surroundings, walks from the door, sustainable transport to Selby or York by bus, or to cycle one of the many flat cycle routes in the area.  Snuggle in front of the log stoves or shoot a game of pool in the games room.

The barns are rated five-star Gold Award by Visit England demonstrating the owners commitment to excellent standards of customer service as well as facilities.  In addition, it is accredited with Green Tourism Gold status, acknowledging its commitment to sustainability and carbon saving.

The barns offer 4 separate barn conversions sleeping 2, 4, 6 and 8 with an additional bolt on bedroom which can increase occupancy by 2 to any of the larger barns.  Uniquely it also offers an additional space for group get togethers and group dining in ‘The Long Hall’ which has toilets and a fully licensed bar which can be rented.  A private chef can be optionally hired to cook for the larger groups.

This also makes it an ideal venue for multi-generational family get togethers, wedding parties and corporate away breaks who wish to make use of the group facilities on offer.

The Irishman’s Cottage is mobility rated M3A (Mobility Assisted) and there is an accessible toilet in the Long Hall also.  Every bedroom is en-suite, and 6 of the 11 bedrooms can be split into twin rooms.

  • The Irishman’s Cottage (Sleeps 2) – NAS M3A rated
  • The Dovecote (Sleeps 4)
  • The Hay Barn (Sleeps 6)
  • The Grand Barn (Sleeps 8)
  • The Sack Store (Sleeps 2) – Room only to be added to any of Dovecote/Hay Barn/Grand Barn


Visit England/AA Rating:
Visit England 5 star Gold Award Accredited

National Accessibility Rating:
Irishman’s Cottage (Sleeps 2) – M3A (Mobility Assisted)
The Long Hall (communal area) – Fully Accessible Toilet

  • Accepts groups
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Credit / debit cards accepted
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Disabled parking
  • Dogs accepted
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • National Accessible Scheme Rating: M3A (The Irishman's Cottage), Fully Accessible Toilet (The Long Hall)
  • Walkers welcome
  • Cyclists welcome
  • Families welcome
  • Green Tourism Gold welcome
  • COVID-19 Safe
Images of the furniture in the lounge area of the Grand Barn
Bedroom 2
Bedroom Ensuite
The kitchen in the Grand Barn at The Dovecote Barns
Dining table in the Hay Barn at The Dovecote Barns set with 8 places