The Mole

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The Mole Resort

The Mole Resort | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

Formerly known as Highbullen, The Mole Resort is one of the leading venues in the southwest of England. The accommodation is the star attraction at the North Devon resort, with a range of luxurious lodges, while there is fun for all the family with a wide range of activities, including the 9-hole golf course on site.  
 
Starting with the golf course, the 9-hole layout has 12 tees, providing a choice of teeing options on three of the nine holes. There is not much in terms of danger on the course, with just a couple of water hazards coming into play on the par 3s. The putting green by the 1st tee allows players to get to grips with the greens before taking to the course.  
 
Accommodation-wise, The Mole Resort is certainly up there with one of the best selections on our list. The Valley View and Meadow Lodges come in a range of two-, three- and four-bedrooms, and each has its own hot tub on a private balcony. The Stables Cottage is a one-off six-person building which is perfect for dogs to roam around in, while the Manor House Rooms and Estate Rooms come in a range of forms, with the latter being dotted around the estate. 
 
In terms of activities, there is plenty to do at The Mole Resort. The gym and swimming pool provide the opportunity to work out, while the sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and spa facilities offer the chance to unwind. A big draw for the estate is the amount of family fun that there is on offer. Tennis, pickleball, 5-a-side football, footgolf, discgolf and petanque are just some of the sports available, while there is also a games room, and the opportunity for kids to get involved in nerf wars, mini archery, camping, bushcraft and much more... 
 
 
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9-Hole Course

Like only a couple of other venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list, The Mole Resort is only home to a 9-hole golf course. The layout plays at only 2,800 yards long, but that does not mean it is a pushover, not by any means.  
 
The 9-hole layout has 12 tees, with three holes featuring a two-tee set-up to make some of the holes slightly different if you’re playing an 18-hole round. It might be a short course, but it won’t be a long hitter’s paradise. Tight fairways and strategically placed bunkers will catch anything slightly awry. There are water hazards on both par 3s, making club selection crucial on the short holes. 

Luxury Lodges

The Mole Resort’s party piece is the level of luxury on offer throughout its accommodation choices. The Valley View and Meadow Lodges are simply sublime, and each offering comes with its own private hot tub on the balcony. 
 
The Meadow Lodges come in a range of two-, three- and four-bedroom choices, with the latter being interconnecting across two semi-detached lodges. These are at the south of the resort, while the eastern side is taken up by the Valley View Lodges. These come in a range of three- and four-bedroom options. The Stables Cottage is a six-person private cottage which is nestled within the resort. It is one of several dog-friendly options when it comes to accommodation at The Mole Resort.  
 
It is not just lodges and cottages on offer at the North Devon venue – there is also a wide selection of rooms and suites available. The Manor House - which is at the centre of the resort - has 12 rooms and suites, split into the Manor Snug, Manor Deluxe and Manor Junior along with the Manor Suite, which is the best of the best. There are also rooms dotted around the venue, known as the Estate Rooms. These are also dog-friendly, and come in Classic, Superior and Deluxe forms.  

Leisure & Family Fun

There are three other types of golf on offer, with disc golf, crazy golf, and footgolf available to be played on site. Away from the golf, there is plenty to do at The Mole Resort. There are tennis and pickleball courts, along with 5-a-side football.  
 
There is also a gym on site for those that fancy getting a quick workout in. It is well equipped, with a range of cardiovascular machines and strength machines, along with a selection of free weights. There is also a heated indoor swimming pool, along with a sauna and steam room to relax in following your workout. The outdoor pool, which is open throughout the summer months, is the perfect place to relax for an afternoon. For those who want to take that relaxation even further, the spa and wellness centre has a range of massages and treatments available, all given by qualified professionals.  
 
Families are welcomed at The Mole Resort, and there is plenty to do to keep the kids excited and interested. The Trim Trail is an obstacle course, while the little ones can also learn about bushcraft and survival. Petanque, croquet, mini archery and nerf wars are all part of the entertainment, while there is also a games room in The Hub – with table football, air hockey, pool table, shuffleboard and more.  

FAQs about The Mole Resort

Where is The Mole Resort?  
The Mole Resort is one of several resorts in Devon and is located just outside the village of Chittlehamholt. It is a few miles off the A377, with a straight run down it to Exeter, which is just under 30 miles south.  

What is the nearest airport and station to The Mole Resort?
 
Portsmouth Arms is the closest train station, just three miles from The Mole Resort. Trains between Exeter Central and Barnstaple run through Portsmouth Arms Station, usually one per hour.  
 
In terms of air travel. Exeter Airport is the closest to the Manor House & Ashbury, but its range of flights is limited. For a wider selection to more destinations, Bristol Airport is the nearest. Bristol Airport sits 80 miles away from the resort, and is a hub for easyJet, Jet2.com, Ryanair and TUI Airways. 

What golf facilities does The Mole Resort offer?
 
Golf is not the priority at The Mole Resort, so there is not much in the way of other facilities apart from the golf course. There is a putting green in the northern section of the accommodation, but that is about it. Lessons do not seem to be available at The Mole Resort.  
 
What are the green fees at The Mole Resort?  
The price of a green fee at The Mole Resort changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. There are also stay & play packages available at the resort.  
 
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What accommodation is on offer at The Mole Resort?
 
When it comes to accommodation, The Mole Resort has every box ticked. There are luxury Valley View and Meadow Lodges, each of which has its own private hot tub. There are also Manor House Rooms and Estate Rooms, along with a six-person private Stables Cottage, which is one of several dog-friendly options on the estate.  

What other resorts are nearby?
 
The Manor House & Ashbury is the nearest venue that also has a place on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list. It sits 45 minutes to the south of The Mole Resort, while Bovey Castle and St Mellion are slightly further away by road.  
 
  
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