The Bolthole ref: IZF

Tibthorpe, near Driffield, Yorkshire Wolds

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


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.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property is all on the ground floor, has biomass underfloor central heating and comprises:
Two steps to...
Beamed open plan living space.
Lounge area: With wood burner, 40" Smart TV and iPod dock.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, coffee machine, dishwasher, washer/dryer and TV.
One step down to...
Bedroom 1: Beamed with 7ft hand made bed.
Shower room: With shower and WC.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor


All heating, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.


Patio with furniture and BBQ. Parking for two cars. No smoking. Please note: No children, including babes in arms.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
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  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

About the local area

Stretching from the Humber Estuary of Hessle to the chalky cliffs of Flamborough, the Yorkshire Wolds is among one of the finest walking areas in the country. Featuring a plethora of picturesque towns, the Wolds are steeped in history and colour and are also home to some of the friendliest folk around.

The highlights include Sledmere House, Burnby Hall (famous for its water lillies) and Burton Agnes Hall, while the natural landscape alone, from dramatic cliffs to sleepy coastlines, make the hike well worth all the effort. Burton Agnes Hall remains one of the finest examples of Elizabethan architecture, while Sledmere House, located between Malton and Driffield, has a fine collection of artworks, antique and books.

Garrowby Hill (on the A166) marks the highest point of the Wolds, standing an impressive 800 ft above sea level, while the wonderful seaside resort of Hornsea forms part of the low lying Heritage Coastline.

While for the most part the surrounding lands are full of crops such as potatoes, barley and wheat, the area certainly doesn't lack colour; the rich soil ensuring it is perfect ground for hemlock, fennel, buttercups, poppies and cowslips. In addition, the land is rife with a variety of birds and butterflies, from Red Admirals to Fritillary and you may even spot the odd deer or two .

In short, the Wolds are a welcome site for any visitor. Full of beauty, history and intriguing landmarks, the patchwork of colour that changes in line with the seasons make the Wolds one of the finest countryside locations in the UK.

Things to do nearby

Wolds Way Lavender

A family run attraction with lots to see and do. Lavender fields, nature walks, tea room and giftshop selling unique gifts.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the country's most popular steam railways, covering 18 miles between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Castle Howard

An historic 18th century house with extensive collections, sweeping park lands and famous gardens. Outdoor tours, events, exhibitions and guides. Adventure playground, plant centre, farm shop and gift shop.

Sledmere House

Home to Sir Tatton Sykes, there has been a manor house at Sledmere since medieval times. The present house was begun in 1751 and extended in the 1790s. Visitors will find beautiful interiors and peaceful walled gardens.


This sandy beach, stretching along a straight part of the coast for two kilometers long and is backed by low clay cliffs.

Breezy Knees Gardens

Explore the 14 acres of gardens packed with over 6,000 different varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees. The gardens have been designed through careful successional planting to be at their best throughout the summer.

The National Railway Museum

Home to the 'Flying Scotsman', visitors will discover the story of the train with three large galleries to explore and the only Bullet Train outside Japan.


Fraisthorpe is a sandy beach backed by low clay cliffs, and forms a part of the miles of sweeping sands of Bridlington Bay.

York Minster

York Minster is the largest medieval Gothic Church north of the Alps. It is a prime example spanning from Roman remains in the foundations through its time as a Norman Church and of course the 250 year period it took to complete.

Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens

A magnificent Elizabethan house filled with treasures collected over four centuries. Original carvings and plasterwork to modern impressionist paintings. Gardens with maze, giant games and extensive plants.

Jorvik Viking Centre

The world famous Jorvik Viking Centre is a `must-see' for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK outside London. Everything in the Jorvik Viking Centre is based on the evidence unearthed at the site.

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