For that romantic getaway in 2017 & 2018

The Bolthole is just the place. An idyllic, one bedroom, detached, characterful eclectic cottage situated on the owners’ smallholding in the village of Tibthorpe, with rare breed sheep and hens just outside the door, you really are in the countryside. The cottage has been renovated by the present owners, with great care and attention to detail, with an emphasis on Yorkshire and British made products where possible. A lot of thought has gone into the environment and the owners have taken the extra steps to respect this. With the underfloor heating and a cosy wood-burning stove, it is a superb place to come back to after a long day cycling, walking, bird watching at Bempton or a day out visiting East and North Yorkshire.

Bolthole Cottage is ideally located to enjoy everything that Hull City of Culture 2017 has to offer. The East Yorkshire Wolds have also been chosen to host a Stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in 2017, bring your cycles and recreate the stage yourselves!

Two steps to entrance hall. Large, open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. One step down to double bedroom with 7ft hand-made bed. Shower room with toilet.

A Perfect Location

Being situated in The Wolds, the cottage offers excellent access to countryside walks and cycle routes, with its rolling hills and magnificent unspoiled scenery, which is why the renowned artist David Hockney was inspired to do paintings of the local area. You can follow the Hockney Trail and see the locations of some of his greatest artwork. The market towns of Driffield, Beverley and Malton are just a short drive away, where the vibrant markets selling local produce are very popular both with the tourists and the locals. The traditional seaside resorts of Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington and Whitby are ideal for day trips. Hull, voted the UK City of Culture 2017, is only twenty miles away, with a vast array of entertainment venues, museums and park. The medieval city of York is only 26 miles away.
In the area, there are plenty of stately homes that are well worth a visit, such as Castle Howard, Sledmere, Burton Agnes Hall and Sewerby Hall. All have a fascinating history and wonderful gardens to walk around. The spectacular Lavender Gardens have won many awards as being the most inspiring gardens to visit in Yorkshire! The magnificent scenery, beautiful market towns, outstanding country houses and sweeping coastline ensure that many visitors return year after year. Beach 15 miles. Shop and restaurant 1½ miles, pub 4 miles. Highly recommended are visits to Scampston Hall with its impressive gardens and Helmsley , a market town in the North Yorkshire Nattional Park ,with lots of local home produce shops and places to eat.





  • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
  • Electricity, biomass underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two 40″ Smart TVs
  • DAB radio/iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee machine
  • Wi-fi
  • Patio with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • Secure cycle store and wash off area.
  • Close to golf courses
  • Fishing available nearby.
  • No Smoking
We came away on our ‘babymoon’ – a final chance to relax and enjoy some time as a couple before our little one arrives in 10 weeks – we couldn’t have chosen a better place!
We have loved every minute of our peaceful week and as many have said before, this is due to the care and thoughtfulness shown to us – thank you, Caroline and Mark!
We would HIGHLY recommend the Pipe and Glass pub in South Dalton [as recommended by Caroline and Mark] – gorgeous pub atmosphere and exquisite food.
We hope to see you again
Amy and Ueke, Manchester

Confirmed guest: 24th Feb 2017

Once again, huge thanks to Caroline and Mark for making our stay so enjoyable. Can’t wait to come back again!
Noel and Lynn, Beckenham Kent

Confirmed guest: 27th Feb 2017 - 3rd Visit

Brilliant cottage.Caroline made us very welcome and the converted cottage has been tastefully decorated with a
contemporary feel. We particularly liked the Christmas decorations- nice touch.
Chertsey, Surrey Couple

Confirmed guest: 12 December 2016

Having stayed in various holiday cottages over the years this is without doubt one of the best! On arrival, Caroline was charming, informative and very helpful. The accommodation is out of this world. A real home from home with everything needed for our comfort. The bed is superb, the welcome pack very “welcome” with all sorts of essentials and treats. Everything screams quality with no skimping. Caroline even texted us to advise on places to visit and ideas for days out.We had a great short stay and certainly hope to be back.
David, Biggleswade Couple

Confirmed guest: 1 December 2016

Super accommodation in a gorgeous part of the world – don’t hesitate to book !!!
Jan and John, Northamptonshire Couple

Confirmed guest: 25 November 2016

The Bolthole is beautifully decked out and furnished in a modern rustic style, very well equipped, and our host was very helpful and friendly. Definitely a 5-star stay!

Fred, Braintree

Confirmed guest: 12 August 2016

Cannot fault the cottage in any way, lovely welcome and simply everything had been thought through and put in place, beautiful flowers had been tastefully arranged in the hall way and there was even a little box containing all the things that you might have forgotten to take away with you. Secluded and quiet. personal handwritten notes gave all the information you needed to know. Good quality fixtures and fittings along with a comfortable 7ft bed. Could not have asked for more. We will be back.

cathie, fenland

Confirmed guest: 24 June 2016

The cottage was perfect in all aspects. A lot of thought has gone into this property to make it a perfect stay. A gem of a find and we would recommend it for its peace and quiet and location.

Howard Winsford

Confirmed guest: 10 June 2016

A lovely cottage in a great location. Well presented and with everything you could need or want. The owners were available if needed but kept a low profile. Decoration and fittings top class.
Looked at future availability during holiday as we wanted to return. Once dates organised for time off will definitely try to rebook.
Got to know the chickens over the week and enjoyed hand feeding them. The sheep were curious but kept their distance.
Thanks to the owners for a marvellous stay in a first-class cottage.

Grant Edinburgh

Confirmed guest: 03 June 2016

What an amazing cottage! The owners were very friendly, welcoming and full of information on we’re we could go and what to do. The cottage it self is done up to a fantastic standard and feels very homely as soon as you get there. I would definitely recommend the cottage and can’t wait to go back ourselves. 5 stars doesn’t seem enough.

Kevin, Epping

Confirmed guest: November 2015

Lovely cottage, perfect for couples, it’s a hidden gem

Gurtejvir, Leicester

Confirmed guest: November 2015

We highly recommend The Bolthole. The owners have thought of every detail possible to make a stay there really comfortable.
We were made to feel welcome and really enjoyed our time there.

Annabel, Sunningdale

Confirmed guest: Septemberr 2015


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The Bolthole
East Yorkshire
YO25 9LA
T: 07974 244009