For that romantic getaway in 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 the area has to offer. The East Yorkshire Wolds have also been chosen to host a Stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in 2018, 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 National 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
The Bolthole is a truly stunning cottage to stay in. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need and go that extra mile by adding that personal touch by adding flowers of your favourite colour and a wonderful welcome hamper.
Nothing is too much trouble for them and our recent anniversary weekend away was made extra special by staying at such a beautiful place. The cleanliness, the 7ft bed, and the hospitality make this a definite recommend. Thank you so much
Chris & Katy
Chris Sheffield Couple

Confirmed guest: 29 October 2018

One of, if not the best cottages we have ever stayed at.

The owners are perfectionists and very welcoming and without doubt set a very high standard. The Bolthole is impressively appointed, very clean and comfortable and there is little if anything to complain about.

Set in the Wolds, The Bolthole provides a perfect base for exploring this beautiful area of Yorkshire. Highly recommended and certainly somewhere that we would like to stay again.

Tim Great Kingshill, High Wycombe Couple

Confirmed guest: 01 June 2018

The Bolt hole is perfect. Every detail thoughtfully taken care of by the owners. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others. Quality products, from the lovely welcome hamper to the cottage itself. Could not fault.
A romantic, quiet escape. We had great weather, but the woodburner would be lovely in the colder months.
Thank you to the owners for getting it spot on for us guests.
Jackie Honiton Couple

Confirmed guest: 25 May 2018

This was my second visit to The Bolthole and definitely not my last! It is without doubt one of the very best holiday homes for one or two people I have experienced.

Caroline and Mark have nailed every area that is important to anyone when on holiday. It is a most relaxing location with those extra special touches such as fluffy towels and robes, the most wonderfully comfortable 7ft bed. Great books and CDs to entertain and easy care interior.

The welcome pack needs a paragraph all to itself! There is a box of goodies which are local produce as much as possible. Then you will find the fridge stocked with milk, butter and bottled water too.

It is in a great location because you have the rural peace and quite but it is only 30-40 minutes to the coast or the beautiful city of York.

It is quite simply the best!

Angela Coalville

Confirmed guest: 18 May 2018

This cottage Is the best we have ever stayed in, and we’ve rented a lot of cottages over the years. Everything is top quality, from the kitchen equipment to the enormous bed. The welcome hamper is very generous, and includes a lot of local produce-eggs, bread, butter, apple juice etc. It is situated within easy distance of several interesting towns. Beverly and York were our favourites. There is also good walking and plenty of stately homes and gardens as well as a lovely farm shop a short drive away. We would definitely recommend it.
Worthing Couple

Confirmed guest: 20 April 2018

This was our 3rd visit to The Bolthole The standard and quality of the accommodation remains incredibly high yet is also inviting and homely.
Caroline & Mark are superb hosts and have created the perfect holiday cottage. Thank you once again for a wonderful relaxing stay. We were reluctant to return home!
Alison Northumberland Couple

Confirmed guest : 09 March 2018

Our second time there, it won’t be the last. Thanks again to the owners for providing a perfect cottage.
Grant Edinburgh Couple

Confirmed guest: 10 November 2017

Our second time there, it won’t be the last. Thanks again to the owners for providing a perfect cottage.
Grant Edinburgh Couple

Confirmed guest: 10 November 2017

Super setting, very quiet. A very thoughtful and stylish restoration with very good equipment.
Welcome box was yummy.

Mu, Tyne and Wear

September 2017

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


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The Bolthole
East Yorkshire
YO25 9LA
T: 07974 244009