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Bolton Percy Gatehouse

Bolton Percy, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Four Poster
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Glorious 15th century Grade II* listed gatehouse situated in the picturesque village of Bolton Percy
  • The village pub and churchyard on either side and magnificent oak gates to hide behind makes it an idyllic village setting
  • The original character provides a truly unique stay perfect for couples wanting a romantic break
Property code: 78497

This unique escape will provide a break to remember with its original character, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and impressive doorways situated in a sleepy village surrounded by countryside.

This fantastic property, which originally formed the defensive entrance to the village rectory, is in an idyllic location tucked away in a charming North Yorkshire village. Set in a secluded position just opposite the local church, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of a country getaway without any distractions. Take tea for two at the local tearoom, or head to the local pub in Appleton Roebuck (2 miles) for a drink. However you decide to spend your time, this property is bursting with period character and will be waiting for you when you get home and want to put your feet up and relax.

Open the dramatic wooden doors and step into the fresh and bright kitchen which benefits from trendy counter and cabinet lighting paired with regal ceiling lights that make it a pleasure to cook in. Enjoy quick breakfasts at the breakfast bar in the morning so you can head straight out for the day, or head up to the dining area on the first floor where a stunning dining table awaits you for romantic meals. You can both sit at the head of the table, feeling like true kings or queens of days gone by. Gaze out of the beautiful latticed windows and daydream about all the adventures you’re going to have during your stay.

Take an invigorating shower in the downstairs shower room where elegant tiles and fittings remind you of the age of this property, despite having everything you could need for a contemporary stay. There’s even an exposed wooden beam in here, making your shower feel truly indulgent.

Climb the steep stairs up to the open-plan living area, where a stunning super-king-size four-poster bed stands proudly at the end of the room, beckoning you to snuggle under the covers and enjoy the perfect night’s sleep among rich blue tones and unique bed linen. If you can resist diving straight into bed, cosy up together on the sofa in the living area and watch something on TV, or curl up with a book and enjoy some downtime, surrounded by impressive vaulted ceilings and exposed wood beams. Intricate details in the wood are still visible and add that extra bit of charm to your holiday.

Outside, a decked area to the side of the property is the ideal spot for an al fresco drink on a sunny evening, enclosed by a beautiful wall on either side and mature trees all around you. If you’ve brought your four-legged friend with you, take a stroll around the church grounds just 100 metres away before heading off around the country lanes in the village.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 sleeping area - four-poster super-king-size
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV in lounge
  • Underfloor heating in kitchen
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance - Please note the pub is not currently open
  • Buses to York run four times daily
  • Regret no children, babes in arms welcome
  • Please note steps to the decking are steep and stairs are fairly steep internally

If you’re looking for lots of pubs, cafes, takeaways and restaurants, nearby Tadcaster (4 miles) is a good place to start. But for more choice along with art galleries and museums, head to York (10 miles). The jewel in North Yorkshire's crown, we think York is one of the best short break destinations in England and is a favourite amongst even the most seasoned of travellers. This ancient walled city has been the north's spiritual capital for 2,000 years, but that's not to say it is stuck in the past; York's affluent population and its influx of tourist pounds has helped to create a cultural and commercial oasis. History seeps out of every cobbled street, but the crooked old buildings house a fantastic range of contemporary designer shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Everywhere in York is easily reachable by foot as this small but perfectly formed city houses most of its main attractions within the city walls. Middle Ages town planning means it can take quite some time to get your bearings but finding your way around the labyrinth of warped streets is part of the fun. Make sure you take in York Minster, The Shambles, the Railway Museum and Betty's tearoom whilst you're there.

If you are looking for outside space in which to relax, you have the choice of a number of parks and gardens, including Dean's Park next to the Minster, the Yorkshire Museum Gardens and next to the River Ouse, and slightly further afield, Rowntree Park (12 miles) with its children's playground, tennis courts and bowling green.

And what's more, it really is a year-round location. Summer days can be spent lounging in one of the gorgeous parks and in the autumn, York comes alive with shop windows sparkling in the dusky light. Its central location also makes a great base from which to explore the rest of glorious Yorkshire, with the Yorkshire Dales (35.5 miles), North York Moors (39.5 miles) and Yorkshire coastline all within easy reach for beautiful walks and adventurous days out.

If walking or cycling is your thing, there are lots of beautiful paths and routes in the area. If you fancy serious hiking, the North York Moors landscape offers some of the best trails in the country. Take a trip up to the top of the high moorlands around Blakey Ridge (35 miles) and breathe in that clear Yorkshire air.

The beautiful market town of Helmsley (39 miles) is within easy driving distance and is well worth a visit. Head 29.5 miles northeast to find Malton, another gorgeous market town offering lots of lovely independent shops and cafes to indulge in, or the charming market town of Easingwold is a great option at 21 miles from the property.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


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Reviewed by David 25th September 2020

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Amazing property - inside and out. Really enjoyed our stay.

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Reviewed by Tania 4th September 2020

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Beautifully restored property with all the creature comforts. Perfect for a romantic break. Very close to York and lots of beautiful countryside on the doorstep. The village is very quiet with minimal amenities so come prepared!

Reviewed by Marjorie 28th August 2020

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This property was fantastic, it was a step back in time with modern comforts . A few miles to all the history of York.

Reviewed by Stephen 10th July 2020

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One of a kind amazing place to stay. We absolutely loved our weekend here.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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