It couldn't have been better for our family birthday gathering. The accommodation was excellent, and close to Silverstone and the Snozone in Milton Keynes which were both on our hit list. Certainly a place to keep in mind for future family events.
This is the second time we've stayed in Mouse House. It's condition now is as good as when we stayed a couple of years ago. The underfloor heating keeps the property nice and warm.
The location is convenient for visits to The NEC, Silverstone, and Bletchley Park as well as nearby National Trust properties.
Very easy to find and perfectly located for walks across the fields to local pubs and villages. Mouse House has been converted to a very high standard and with tiled floors throughout it couldn't have been better for our mud-loving mutt. We stayed over Christmas and it was lovely to put up a little tree and make it all warm and cosy for the festive period. If anything, it was a little too warm for us (but that's not really a criticism, just an observation)
After staying in Mole Hole earlier in the year and having had a lovely experience we knew we’d be coming back eventually! This time though I won a Facebook competition Tove Valley Cottages we’re holding which led to this delightful stay! ☺️ I’m glad we’ve been able to stay in both the ‘couple’ cottages as it’s interesting to see what worked better for us in each.
The site itself is private and secured by code access gates, which are emailed to you prior to your arrival. There are a few other adjoining cottages on site which vary in size/price - all of which have been done out to a wonderfully high standard. The two times we have visited there have been a few empty cottages which is a shame considering how lovely they are. I really do think that with the money, time and effort put into these cottages that they should constantly be fully booked! Keys are always collected in a security box outside the front door - meaning you won’t have contact with any owners/staff which we prefer in all honesty. Help is available via email/phone should you need it but all the details are provided on your email.
Mouse House is beautifully furnished and has underfloor heating, free WiFi and a Bluetooth sound system. There is a 3-seater sofa (2-seater in Mole Hole), a comfy bed and spacious shower. The bathroom door is located next to the left hand side of the bed but we didn’t find that this caused an issue for us. The fan will start as soon as you switch on the light so better if you’re not someone who needs to keep getting up for the loo in the night otherwise you will be waking up your other half! Note: The bathroom in Mole Hole is located outside of the bedroom and wouldn’t interrupt anyone sleeping.
We had all the necessary equipment in the kitchen, but you will need to remember things like kitchen foil/food bags, condiments etc (We forgot those on our first visit!) Tea and coffee making supplies are provided (including little milk pots) but there is a Tesco and Aldi just a short drive away should you forget anything. With our experience from our previous stay we brought a throw with us to put on the leather sofa - it can get quite cold on there so worth bringing one if you’re visiting in colder months. We also brought our Now TV box with us which allowed us to watch movies, thankfully there is a plug located just below the tv so that worked out nicely! This connected to the wireless WiFi and streamed well, no issues whatsoever so it’s safe to say the WiFi is great too!
We didn’t manage to fill in the guest book as there wasn’t a pen, we didn’t have one either so missed out unfortunately. Besides that though our stay was lovely, and I have to say I preferred Mouse House to Mole Hole but am glad I’ve had the chance to experience both. Would we come back? I believe so! It’s very well priced and I’d urge you to book through Tove Valley’s own website as opposed to any external websites as you’ll end up paying an additional booking fee.
Thank you for yet another lovely stay!
Booked the cottage for a member of the family they were very empresses and would recommend it very comfortable and ideal place
Mouse house towcester. Really lovely cottage, felt so relaxing. Everything thing you need for a really relaxing break. Would definitely stay here again. Our dog really loved the walks around there.
Booked a weekend break for our anniversary. Cottage was everything we could hope for; quiet, cosy and romantic. Location was great being just outside Towcester and easily accessible to Milton Keynes for a day trip into London. Will be looking to book again for next year