The Irishmans @ Dovecote Barns
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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
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 apex filled with dove nesting holes. It leads onto a private landscaped patio garden where you can watch the sun setting with a glass of wine. The kitchen opens into the lounge area with original saddle holders and fireplace with log stove and comfy leather sofa/footstool and armchair. The bedroom is the perfect retreat for a romantic couple with a super-king bed which can be split into twins if requested. The en-suite bathroom has a contemporary feel with modern large walk-in wet room and under floor heating. Plenty of DVDs and games, with outdoor under-cover table tennis table.
For those wanting peace and quiet as well as easy access to either York or Leeds, this is the ideal retreat.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester Airport 131 km, Nearest railway: York railway station 17 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
About this location
The Yorkshire region
York is one of England's most ancient cities and the centre of historic and cultural Yorkshire. It is a beautiful walled, riverside city of great importance as it has been invaded by both the Romans and the Vikings. There are many preserved sites and museums around the city where their influence can be seen. Awash with historic attractions in its cobble stoned medieval streets there is something for everyone. It is also the most haunted city in Europe!
There is a public bus service that runs from the barns into York and takes 30 minutes and has a late night service running at 11pm on a Saturday evening. Alternatively, by car it takes 20 minutes, or 10 minutes to the York Designer Outlet where there is a Park and Ride service operates.
For cycling enthusiasts, there is an undercover lockup on-site. The Sustrans Solar System route is close by, which runs into York city centre. There are plenty of flat cycling routes on offer.
The Dovecote Barns are conveniently located for easy access to all major motorways as well as Yorkshire's wealth of historic estates and attractions. We are ten minutes away from the A64 giving access to Castle Howard and day trips to the East Coast of Whitby, Scarborough and Robin Hoods Bay.
There are quick links to Leeds city centre as well as the Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire Wolds. Manchester takes approx 1.5 hours by car, Leeds International Airport takes 50 mins by car and Robin Hood/Sheffield Airport 45 mins by car. If travelling by train, Selby train station takes 20 mins and York Station takes 25/30 mins by car.
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 parties, family reunions and groups getting together or celebrating a special occasion, wanting both peace and quiet as well as easy access to either York or Leeds.
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23 Jun 2014
"Fantastic romantic getaway"
The barn was finished to a high standard and had everything you would need for a relaxing retreat. We were welcomed to a lovely hamper of preserves, wine, eggs and home made bread. Both owners are ver… More
12 Nov 2013
The barns are very comfortable and beautifully furnished.We went in November and it was lovely and cosy but with the easily accessed and well designed outside spaces it would be just as good in the he… More
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