The Mole Resort, North Devon

The Mole Resort, Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh, North Devon, EX37 9HD, 01769 540561

Where Victorian wealth meets the modern world, perfect for families and boasting panoramic vistas across the North Devon countryside.

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What we love heart
  • Hot Tub Lodges
  • The Hub's Indoor Games Room
  • Views Across The North Devon Countryside
The Mole Resort Overview
  • Dating back to 1879
  • 2, 3 & 4 Bed Lodges
  • Countryside Setting
  • Games Room at The Hub
  • On-Site Farm Shop
  • Dog Friendly
  • Eco-Friendly Toiletries
  • Gym
  • Gym Classes
  • Spa
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Deer Hide
  • 18-Tee, 9-Hole Golf Course
  • Tennis Courts
  • Five-A-Side Football Pitch

A hidden gem within the dramatic North Devon landscape, The Mole Resort is the perfect mix of wealthy Victorian heritage, mixed with the modern luxuries of the modern world, set within a secluded and idyllic location, and boasting an array of adventures on their doorstep.

Dating back to 1879 with a wealth of history, The Mole Resort is both an impressive destination and a fascinating story. Beginning as a family home across 40 years, built with quarried stone from within the estate, The Mole Resort’s ground floor rooms within The Mansion became classrooms, with the grounds being maintained by German prisoners of war, before later becoming one of the finest hotels in Devon.

The Mole Resort is the idyllic, family-friendly destination within a picture-perfect area of the North Devon countryside. Not only does The Mole Resort offer an affluent array of activities from their indoor and outdoor swimming pools to the indoor games room at The Hub, whilst retaining the calm and relaxing ambience of the surrounding woodland and meadows.

Perfect for romance: enjoy The Mole Resort’s 127-acres of peaceful countryside ambience, staying in either the exquisite rooms and suites within the Victorian Mansion overlooking that incredible view, or the luxurious, two-bed self-catering lodges along the serene edges of the estate. Either meander through the estate to the Cellars Bar & Restaurant for your breakfast, lunch or evening meal, or enjoy the private delights of your self-catering facilities.

The Cellars Bar & Restaurant is the perfect centrepiece to The Mole Resort; a restored cellar below The Mansion with stone arches, cosy alcoves to enjoy a hand-made cocktail or two, and floor-to-ceiling windows to capture that exquisite Devon countryside view.

Offering a variety of indulgent dishes across light lunches and delightful evening dinners, with mouth-watering afternoon homemade scones and cream tea in the leisurely afternoons – expertly crafted and locally sourced with the finest local Devon ingredients and produce.


Hosting a whirlwind of exciting activities and things to do on their doorstep; The Mole Resort promises endless enjoyment on your next luxurious escape.

Within their 127-acres of idyllic, tree-lined countryside, experience their 18-tee, 9-hole golf course, their indoor and outdoor swimming pools with a well-equipped gym with classes throughout the day, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, courts for both tennis and pickleball, footgolf and discgolf, a five-a-side football pitch, croquet lawn and an endless array of walking trails within the rolling hills and beyond, surrounding The Mole Resort.

Coming soon to The Mole Resort for an even greater selection of family-fun activities to enjoy during your stay; enjoy a Danger Zone for axe throwing, archery and Attack Sense Shooting, as well as a campfire with BBQ pits, indoor games such as pool, table tennis, board games, painting and old arcade games at The Hub.

Don’t forget to take a look at their newly built, environmentally friendly Natural Play Area, Adventure Mini Golf from Summer 2023 and for those of you looking for something a little more competitive; Laser Clay Shooting.

The Mole Resort also has excellent dog-friendly facilities for those staying within The Lodges. Included within the additional £20, your four-legged friend can enjoy complimentary blankets, toys, tasty treats and a fabulous welcome pack – all of which can be taken home.

For those of you looking to explore the beautiful setting surrounding and beyond The Mole Resort; for walkers and nature lovers, you simply must visit the rugged coastline of The Jurassic Coast, and both National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor.

The Mole Resort Rooms