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The Mole Resort

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#1 of 1 hotels in Chittlehamholt
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.4
Value
4.3
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Nestled in the Devonshire countryside, formerly the Highbullen Hotel, The Mole Resort is a brand new offering for fabulous stays and active days. Spread over 127 acres, the Resort boasts of 58 Eco conscious 2, 3 and 4 bedroom lodges, a Manor House , Estate rooms and Cottages along with an Indoor and Outdoor swimming pool. From hot tubs with breathtaking views allowing you to reconnect with nature, to jam-packed days filled with over 40 activities, and a number of restaurants and bars offering locally sourced produce, you’re certain to make unforgettable moments.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Archery
Game room
Children's playground
Parking garage
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Golf course
Hiking
Mini golf
Tennis court
Billiards
Fishing
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Dishwasher
Oven
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Italian
4.5
1,054 reviews
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The Mole Resort is lauded for its immaculate and spacious rooms, complete with luxury features, though some guests have called out maintenance and privacy concerns. While the staff's friendly and attentive service receives high marks, there have been instances of slow service. Guests are charmed by the resort's fusion of historical allure with modern amenities, despite some areas lacking intimacy. Although the serene location is a hit, the approach can be a bit tricky. The resort's cleanliness and top-notch amenities are often praised, but the steep prices and costly dining options may deter future stays.
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Picturesque
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Luxurious
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Immaculate
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Comprehensive
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sarahjsm2015 wrote a review Feb 18
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
Thank you to the wonderful team at The Mole Resort for a fun packed five days over the half term holiday. We stayed in a two bed lodge which was beautifully appointed and also came with a hot tub which was a big hit with our children and us!! The beds were super comfortable and the lodge had everything we needed. The robes and slippers were a really lovely touch-very helpful for the hot tub. We booked in for lots of activities which really made our stay! We really enjoyed Archery and Axe throwing which were expertly instructed by Alex-who got the balance of teaching and making it super fun for everyone spot on. I loved my Spa experience-amazing Swedish massage with Dawn, whilst my husband and children loved Sense Attack-again led brilliantly by Will (also great in the pub quiz). The food was great too-we ate in both the pub and the restaurant-again, great service and food in both. The Hub with all its activities was great for everyone to have fun at any time and we also enjoyed the tennis and football courts! We can’t fault any of the staff-everyone was friendly and super helpful. Thanks again to everyone at The Mole for a really great time. Our children have already asked when we are coming back!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 days ago
Good evening, Thank you for choosing The Mole Resort We are really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards,
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Adam W wrote a review Jan 2023
Dawlish, United Kingdom10 contributions
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Stayed here with my girlfriend for the night. Lovely room and we were very comfortable. The swimming pool / spa and gym were great. The food from the restaurant was lovely. My only criticism was we had no idea where to go when we got there as the reception is now in the hub. Very poor sinage etc! Otherwise fantastic stay you won't be disappointed!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Highbullen Hotel, Other at The Mole Resort
Responded Jan 12, 2023
Thanks for you 5 Star Review! We are so please to hear that you and your girlfriend had a lovely stay with us! We are pleased to tell you that we are currently in the process of improving our onsite signage and hope you both will come and visit us again very soon! Kind regards, Highbullen Hotel
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lesley m wrote a review Feb 15
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Wonderful stay at The Mole. It was a rainy week, but there was still so much to do there that we barely noticed. Kids loved the quiz and music bingo, the games room, pool and tennis court but the highlight was sitting in the hot-tub in the rain! The staff are friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Definitely will be back with friends.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 days ago
Good afternoon, Thank your for feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Mole Resort and already waiting for your return! Kind Regards, Team Mole
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Steve N wrote a review Feb 14
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What a great find. We were looking for a short break during half term and after seeing it advertised on TV we thought we would give it a go. So glad we did. Perfect dog friendly resort, they can go everywhere except the main restaurant which was fine. The lodges are stunning. Fantastic decor, great kitchen, in fact we would love to know where the stand up lamp is from in the living area, we want one. Plus the hot tub is a bonus. Loads of stuff to do for the kids and adults, special shout out to Alex who made the axe throwing such fun. In fact all the staff were so friendly and welcoming. We are already planning our next visit!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: 4 EV charging points on site
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Responded 3 days ago
Good afternoon, Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. We are really happy to see our efforts in providing a nice experience to our guests, succeed. Please email us reference the lamp. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards,
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Samantha N wrote a review Feb 14
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
Wonderful 3 night break ! We stayed in a lodge (252) family with a dog Honestly the staff are so friendly accommodating, could not do more to make stay great and the resort is beautiful. Wonderful ground , views and all so well Kept. Lodges are so well kept and luxurious and the hot tub a definitely bonus … The activities for everyone are great and our daughter did axe throwing , nerf wars , pottery swimming and then the games room has loads to do on rainy days We would highly recommend , the place is new and the staff are doing the owners proud Also top tip Exeter Inn pub is just 15 min walk and is a lovely pub with friendly welcome and delicious food .
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: There are two electric car chargers but they are not fast charge , we did find another charge...
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Responded 3 days ago
Good evening, Thank you for choosing The Mole Resort We are really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards,
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Freckles wrote a review Feb 12
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Swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room are amazing! What a great find! We will definitely be returning! When we went it was really quiet and loved the fact they had a swim lane for swimming if it got busy. Perfect for children and adults! Can’t wait to go again!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, we are really happy to see you had a wonderful time at our leisure facilities Kind Regards Team Mole
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Lola A wrote a review Feb 9
London, United Kingdom12 contributions
Okay, so let me start by saying I cannot wait to go back! My husband, two sons, who were 4 and 3, and I stayed at one of the lodges over the long bank holiday weekend. We spent five days, although ample, we could have easily stayed longer. We opted for one of the Valley View 3-bedroom lodges that sleeps up to 6 people across three bedrooms. We had enough space; we could have fit in the two-bedroom lodges, but they weren’t ready yet. Goodness me, the views were beautiful. The breakfast hamper was enough for the five days, and the BBQ pack was abundant. We only ate at the restaurant one evening, and the food was good. We cooked the remaining days, and let me be honest, I’m not a fan of cooking when I’m away from home, but with the kitchen being so comprehensive and with plenty of space, I couldn’t resist. There are so many activities on-site, plus they had additional activities for Easter. They even got Exmoor Zoo to come down with some petting animals. We had planned to leave the resort to explore some local attractions, but there wasn’t any point; everything we had forgotten or needed was right here! I cannot recommend it enough, particularly if you’re a big, multigenerational family or group.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: All the 2-bedroom lodges are interconnected. The 4 bedroom interconnecting lodges are cheaper...
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. We are really happy to see our efforts in providing a nice experience to our guests, succeeded. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards Team Mole
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EllieEllie13 wrote a review Feb 8
Surrey, United Kingdom61 contributions
We booked this as a last minute get away in January with our puppy and we were not disappointed. The grounds are stunning, the house/cabin was modern and clean and just everything you could need in terms of comfort and use. The balcony being completely secure was such a blessing with a dog as you don’t have to constantly worry about them getting out. Certainly for the section we stayed in at least, each house has parking immediately outside the front door which is ideal. It was extremely quiet when we went which was lovely as never waited more than a minute to be served in the hub or the pub, all staff were extremely friendly, welcoming and attentive. I have already recommended this to other friends with dogs, almost there whole resort is dog friendly so you can enjoy your break without having to worry about leaving the dog at home. We will absolutely be back at some point. It doesn’t impact the 5 stars as overall the resort is exceptional but our only slight let down for the week was due to someone in the bookings team misleading us then not being contactable after that to rectify anything but it wouldn’t stop us coming back. I can imagine it’s even nicer in the summer with the hot weather, highly highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to give us a perfect review! We are really happy to see our efforts in providing a dog-friendly experience four our guests is successful. We love meeting all the furry friends that come by the Resort and we hope to see you all again in the near future. Kind regards, Mole Team
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lisabT1288TY wrote a review Feb 5
London, United Kingdom95 contributions
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A truly fabulous weekend away with family celebrating a 21st birthday . We stayed in an interconnecting lodge for 8 of us- 2 kitchens - 2 hottubs - what could you ask for more. Everyone was happy! A lovely touch in the lodges on arival for my daughter. The lodge is very well stocked and has toiletries and a hair dryer available. The lodge part of the resort is only 1 year old and is in a very beautiful relaxing setting. There are plenty of activities for all the family, and we tried for the 1st time Axe throwing. The staff went over and above to make us all welcome . We cooked ourselves for 2 of the nights but ate in the cellars pub on Sunday, and the food was incredible - a fabulous Sunday roast for most of us. I would truly recommend a relaxing stay away in a beautiful part of the world in North Devon
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 4 days ago
Good Evening, Thank you for the fabulous 5/5 review! I'm thrilled to hear that you chose The Mole Resort to celebrate your daughter's 21st birthday! I hope she had a memorable day. I'm glad that you had a lovely time and that you found the interconnecting lodge comfortable for your family. The staff work incredibly hard to make sure everyone has a wonderful time and I'm happy to hear that their hard work has paid off! I hope to welcome you back to The Mole Resort in the future. Kind regards, The Mole Team
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Jessica A wrote a review Feb 4
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We had a lovely weekend away, we stayed in the Manor House, which had lovely views, the bed was very comfy and when we arrived we had swan towels and petals on the bed. The room and grounds were spotlessly clean and very friendly, accommodating staff. The food for breakfast and dinner was delicious and the pool, steam room, gym facilities were great! A few minor suggestions, there was no plug in our room next to the kettle/ cable wasn’t long enough, so we were having to boil on the floor (which was fine just a bit odd), the TV didn’t work on the second day ie: no signal at all. We walked to the local pub and the drive way was pitch black, definitely could do with some lights, it also makes it feel more inviting walking in on a cold Feb evening. Brilliant stay, would definitely recommend to friends and family. Thank you
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Guest Relations manager, Guest Services / Front Office at The Mole Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Good Evening, Thank you for the lovely review and feedback! I'm glad that we were able to provide something extra special for you with the swans and rose petals! I'm sorry to hear about the kettle and the tv in your room. I will make sure this is passed on to the relevant teams to make a few improvements. We keep try to keep the resort as dark as possible to make sure we are not contributing to light pollution in the area and in turn this helps preserve the local bat populations. I hope to welcome you back to The Mole Resort in the future. Kind regards, The Mole Team
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$113 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Highbullen Hotel
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
96
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mole Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Mole Resort?
Nearby attractions include South Molton Pannier Market (5.0 miles), Cobbaton Combat Collection (4.6 miles), and The Stags Head Inn (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Mole Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Mole Resort?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, an additional bathroom, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Mole Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Mole Resort?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Mole Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grove Inn, The Bell Inn, and The Exeter Inn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Mole Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is The Mole Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Chittlehamholt.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Mole Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Mole Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Mole Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.