The Dovecote Bedford The Dovecote, Priory Farm House, High Street, Harrold, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7EE

"Harrold is picturesque village, with a village green complete with lock-up and butter market at its heart. At the eastern side there is a country park, which is popular with walkers and bird watchers"

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The Dovecote, 3KThe Dovecote
Luxury Self Catering Accommodation

Priory Farm House, High Street, Harrold, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7EE

Telephone: 01234 720293

English Tourism Council 4 Star
The Dovecote self-Catering Accommodation Formerly known as 'Harrold Holidays'

Part of the Priory Farm estate, The Dovecote offers friendly, comfortable self-catering accommodation to tourists, holiday- makers, business people and those relocating. Families are very welcome. There are three individual stone and brick built cottages set around a sun trap courtyard which offer a mix of rustic living with a modern twist.

Our cottages are self contained, well equipped and available to let on a weekly basis inclusive of heating, lighting, Wi-Fi access bed linen and towels. The cottages are cosy with gas central- heating; double-glazing and all cottages have a shower.

All the cottages have an open plan living area complete with dining table, kitchen and easy chairs and sofas. Our modern kitchens provide microwaves, electric cookers, fridge-freezers and dishwashers. There is a communal laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

The courtyard around which the cottages nestle is a pleasant place to sit on a sunny day, sipping a cold drink, surfing the web or reading the paper. Beyond the cottages is a paddock where ball games can be played and this is often visited by rabbits, pheasants and sometimes the occasional muntjac.

Behind the cottages is covered parking for up to six cars. This area is lit for late arrivals and dark winter evenings.

Smoking is not permitted in the cottages but there is a covered area to one side of the courtyard for smokers.

Families are very welcome but we do not accept pets. Cots and high chairs are available on request.

Our weeks run Friday to Friday, Arrival after 16.00 hours and departure by 10.00 hours

The Dovecote, 19K
The Dovecote, 23K

Accommodation - The Cote

The most romantic of our cottages, it was converted from an old dovecote and just perfect for lovebirds. The bedroom features a dramatic high ceiling with exposed beams. On summer mornings, take your breakfast outside and watch the rabbits and pheasants in the paddock.


  • Some of the holes where the doves nested are still visible in the walls
  • Spacious bedroom on first floor with vaulted, beamed ceiling
  • Zip linked super king bed or two full sized singles
  • Upstairs shower room en-suite with the bedroom
  • This cottage is not suitable for very young children or people with difficulties with walking as it has a very steep feature miller's staircase.
The Dovecote, 13KThe Dovecote, 16K

Accommodation - Stables Cottage

Converted from the stables where the heavy horses lived, this cottage is all on one level, with access ramp for wheelchair users. It was converted with disabled guests in mind but is equally suitable for families or couples.


  • Exposed beams and high ceilings throughout
  • Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath
  • Spacious twin room with single beds, en-suite roll in shower with alarm system, grab rails and shower seat
  • Twin room has own access to outside.
The Dovecote, 15KThe Dovecote, 7K

Accommodation - Coach House

Converted from the old coach house and groom's office this large family sized cottage has its own private garden.


  • All on one level
  • Original wooden ceilings in some rooms
  • Patio doors open onto garden with patio
  • Wood burner for cold winter nights and Christmas parties
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Twin room with 2 full sized single beds
  • Single room with full sized single bed
  • Family bathroom
The Dovecote, 12KThe Dovecote, 21K

Local Area

The Dovecote is situated at the edge of the North Bedfordshire village of Harrold and is close to the Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire borders. The river Great Ouse runs along one side of the farm and the local area is very attractive with stone built cottages and ancient churches. Harrold itself has a picturesque village green complete with lock-up and butter market. The country park at the far end of the village offers space to walk and bird watch. After your stroll, there is a cafe offering good lunches and a choice of local pubs.

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