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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England

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Lisa C
Tamworth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Retreat ❤️”
Reviewed 16 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed as a couple with my better half for a long weekend during May. We'd spent a long time prior trying to find ourselves a cosy little cottage in which to relax and get some much needed time away. We came across Tove Valley cottages, which has 11 beautiful cottages set on private land accessible by security gates.

Mole Hole was the best fit for us as a young couple, it's well sized and we really appreciated the open plan style of the cottage. We made frequent use of the free wifi (which in itself was very fast) and the surround sound located in the kitchen. It has underfloor heating which we couldn't quite work out how to turn down using the thermostats, but managed this by keeping the windows open.

Initially we struggled with how to set the hob/oven but in the cottage you'll find a binder full help guides on the appliances which made things a lot easier! I do recommend reading through the binder as it's full of useful information and shops/restaurants in the area.

When looking out the windows you do face another cottage/other cottages on both sides. We both prefer our privacy so kept the blinds down or mostly down for the duration of our stay. There are lots of little outdoor seating areas you can utilise but again you'd be overlooked by other guests and so this wasn't something we used.

The only thing we heard from the other cottages were chairs scraping on the tiled floor - ours did the same but it's hard to avoid. I think some floor protectors on the bottoms of the legs would be an easy fix. Other than that I think it'd be a good idea to bring a blanket to cover the sofa during your stay as it's leather and you end up sticking to it.

The bed was wonderfully comfy, the shower is spacious and the kitchen had all the necessary amenities. There's plenty of storage for your clothes/personal items to be stored away, and we kept our 'cupboard' food on the windowsill as the cupboards were full of kitchenware.

Overall we had a really wonderful stay at Mole Hole, and we're glad we booked direct as this saved us a big chunk of money that presumably would have gone to advertising websites. We would recommend and return to Tove Valley Cottages in the future. Thank you for a pleasant stay!

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Management Response
16 May 2017
Hi Lisa
Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay in Mole Hole cottage. Your comments are so detailed and constructive and will be really helpful for other guests to read before booking.
I really hope that you and your partner will be able to stay with us again in the future. Best wishes Victoria
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Seaside64...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Our home from home”
Reviewed 4 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Quite location. Came with everything we needed, and our cat enjoyed it too. Hope to stay again next year.

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Management Response
6 Feb 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for such positive feedback. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Best wishes

Victoria
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Amy F
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Comfortable, clean, but for a wedding night - very average.”
Reviewed 19 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

My partner and I booked to stay in Mole Hole on our wedding night. We found it to be very clean and comfortable, with all the amenities we needed and for a reasonable price. For any other night, it would have been perfect. However, considering we had made the booking especially for our wedding night, it was disappointing to see that no special effort had been made to acknowledge the occasion. All in all, would recommend but not for a special occasion.

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Management Response
21 Sep 2016
Dear Amy
Thank you for submitting a review of your recent stay in Mole Hole cottage and congratulations on your wedding.
As you will see from my previous reviews, we always try to acknowledge and celebrate any special occasions and unfortunately, I was not aware that it was your wedding night. I'm very sorry about this and hopefully if you were able to stay with us again, would be able to make amends.
I am pleased that you found the cottage clean and comfortable.
Kind regards
Victoria
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Tori2507
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wedding Night”
Reviewed 5 June 2016 for a stay in July 2015

This review is almost a year late, but having recently stayed in a self-catering cottage for a friend's wedding elsewhere in the UK, it reminded me how amazing our stay was and that I must write a review! We had so may comments from our friends about how fantastic the Tove Valley Cottages were. We hired several of the cottages late July 2015 for our wedding nearby at Stoke Park Pavilions in Towcester - for the groomsmen and their wives, (future) mother-in-law, nieces and bridesmaids. We ourselves stayed in Mole Hole for our wedding night. Everything was absolutely immaculate and the cottages were perfect. We got back in the evening to find a card and champagne to open after the wedding - it was incredibly thoughtful, and we have kept the card as a momento. It was very nice to be self-catering too and we were left perfectly in peace - my (new) husband made us a breakfast the next day and brought all the little touches of luxury to make our stay perfect. The cottages are in a great location and done to a very high standard. We all felt very welcome there and our young nieces were very happy playing in the fields right on our doorstep too. It felt very safe. I cannot recommend these cottages enough! Thank you.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Jun 2016
Hi Victoria
Thank you so much for submitting a review for Mole Hole cottage. I am thrilled that you loved staying with us for what was a really important event - your wedding! It was an absolute pleasure having your wedding party to stay & hopefully you might plan a return anniversary trip..
With very best wishes - Victoria
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ClaireB34...
Ringwood, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Mrs”
Reviewed 28 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This is the 2nd time we have rented one of the Tove Valley Cottages (last time we stopped in Mouse House). The cottages are beautiful, clean and well equipped and the beds very comfortable.
We have taken our small dog on both trips and the walks surrounding the cottages are breath taking.
Both trips have been work related but we are definitely going to book again for a 'holiday' so that we can explore the local area more. Would recommend to anyone who wants a quiet, relaxed get away!!!!

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Management Response
29 Apr 2016
Dear Claire - Many thanks for taking the time to submit a review. It was lovely to welcome you all back for a second visit to my cottages and I am delighted that you have enjoyed staying in both Mouse House and Mole Hole. I hope that you are able to visit us again soon and explore the area further. Best wishes Victoria
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Pat C
Yeovil, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect Retreat”
Reviewed 24 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed in Mole Hole for 3 nights and couldn't fault it. The cottage was full of character and beautifully appointed. The whole place was immaculate and well equipped and surpasssed our expectation. The site was wonderful for dog walking with footpaths all around and a drove leading from the property. We particularly enjoyed the area around Stoke Bruerne with pretty canal walks and locks and several pubs with gardens alongside the canal. We recommend this property highly and look forward to returning again in the future.

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Liked best: The cottage was beautifully designed and decorated
Liked least: It was a little hot, but there were plenty of windows to open so nbot a problem.
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CarolMHB
1 review
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“Idyllic, peaceful and simply super.”
Reviewed 9 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

I loved this little cottage, and now regard it as my home from home.The cottage itself is tastefully decorated and super clean. The gardens and surroundings/ walks are beautiful.Victoria and all the staff were exceedingly welcoming and helpful, and I left will a tinge of sadness.

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