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The Bolthole

Tibthorpe, near Driffield, Yorkshire
Grade 5 Star rating
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


For that romantic getaway escape to this wonderful holiday property, brimming with character in a countryside location.

Visit England ROSE award winner 2017

For that romantic getaway, 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. 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.

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.

  • 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
  • No smoking
  • NB: No children, including babes in arms.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Boutique Collection
    Boutique Collection
  • WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/02/2019
    There are not enough superlatives to describe the Bolthole. We can honestly say it is the best place we have ever stayed. The owners, Mark and Caroline have designed and furnished the cottage to the highest standard. The whole place oozes quality, from the huge comfortable bed to the fully equipped kitchen. Not to mention the added touches of the fabulous flowers in the hallway and the quality welcome hamper of locally sourced goodies. The Bolthole really is the perfect luxury retreat. We cannot recommend it enough and can't wait to return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/10/2018
    We can't recommend the Bolthole enough. It is beautifully designed and equipped. The owners are lovely and on hand to help but very discreet. There are plenty of good places to eat within easy driving distance and the Wolds are all great to explore by bike on quiet roads.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/09/2018
    Simply the best

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2018
    We have just returned from a fabulous week at the Bolthole - we had a very warm welcome from Caroline with lovely touches such as the hamper and flowers (but many more... so well thought out) and the information book is great The cottage is superb and perfect for the two of us - huge comfy bed and really nice living room and kitchen with a super area outside as a bonus to enjoy on sunny days - also excellent wifi was a plus Sort of place you can enjoy in all weathers (cosy but not at all cramped) and we look forward to returning soon

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2018
    A very nice cottage. Lovely welcome hamper. Great location to use as a base. Netflix a real bonus of an evening to watch a film. (especially as the world cup was on!) The cottage itself is well equipped with some very nice touches. Loved the feeding the goats and Hens, especially the Rooster, who is very vocal, but that's farm life. A couple of things worth mentioning, there was a constant noise of pigeons outside the bedroom window which was annoying especially first thing in the morning. Speaking of the bedroom, my wife and I thought there was a smell of damp around the seven foot bed! We were very lucky to have fantastic weather for our week's stay so the cottage became very hot but was unable to open any doors or windows as flies etc would come in. Maybe a net curtain would control the problem? There is a fly swatter in the cottage which was used many times!! All in we had a nice time. Thank you

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2018
    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.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    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!

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9.8 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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