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The Irishmans @ Dovecote Barns

7 reviews
Irishman's Cottage Kitchen with granite worktops, dove nesting holes and under floor heating
The Bedroom with 6' super-king zip-link luxury mattress which can be split into twin beds also
Outdoor landscaped patio for dining al fresco or watching the sun setting
Cottage cost throughout the year with under floor heating running throughout
sample weekly welcome basket
large walk in wet room with grohe rain shower and mobility aids available if required
Lounge with comfy leather sofa and armchair for reading, log burning stove / internet / DVD library
Irishman's Cottage Patio
Log burning stove with complimentary logs and kindling provided
Irishman's Cottage kitchen
Irishman's Cottage bedroom
Fully wheelchair accessible with mobile shower chair / suction grab rails if required
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
York, North Yorkshire, England
The Irishman's Cottage 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 Irishman's Cottage is packed with original features and has under floor heating throughout. There is a large beamed fully equipped kitchen with handmade units, granite worktops and the ape...
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Listing #HL438421
About the Owner
Brigita B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We keep returning to this friendly. well equipped, conveniently located self catering accommodation. The welcome could not be better. The facilities are excellent and it is always spotlessly clean. I would not hesitate to recommend a stay at Dovecote Barns if you are planning a...More

Thank Ardar44
Management response:Responded 25 May 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we enjoy having you back to stay just as much as you enjoy returning to us at the cosy Irishman's cottage winter and summer. Look forward to welcoming you back later this year :)

Reviewed 10 May 2018

Would strongly recommend the Irishman's cottage especially for easy access to York. We really enjoyed our stay at this clean lovely cottage. Credit to the owners for how they have converted this to high quality accommodation.

Thank allangood2003
Management response:Responded 12 May 2018

Thank you Allan, we are delighted you enjoyed the cosy Irishman's Cottage during your trip to visit York. Looking forward to seeing you back!

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Beautiful accommodation set in a rural area yet only a short drive into the centre of York, two local pubs both within walking distance make this a lovely peaceful place to stay. The accommodation is of the highest standard, tastefully furnished and the welcome basket...More

Thank carlpilley
Management response:Responded 11 May 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your resting short break with us and look forward to seeing you back soon!

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Crib
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
R 1 755
R 1 931
R 12 111
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Changeover days are Mondays and Fridays. Short breaks available Fri-Mon (3 nts) and Mon-Fri (4 nts) year round with the exception of key festivals like Christmas and New Year . Weekly breaks commence either a Monday or Friday.
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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...
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How to get there
Airport: Manchester Int Airport: 131.0 km
Railway: York railway station: 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, Water Park Nearby.
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