At Tove Valley Cottages, we’re a small family farming partnership. We have to provide holiday cottages that are unforgettable and environmentally friendly. We’re passionate about the Northamptonshire countryside, sustainable energy, and animals. This is why we offer dog-friendly cottage holidays.
Heathencote Farm was thought to be a Victorian model farm and formed part of the Fermor-Hesketh estate. It was formally a rented dairy farm which had fallen into disrepair when the estate took land back in hand, in the 1980’s. The main complex of buildings had been redundant from the previous twenty years until the estate was sold in 2005. We purchased the buildings 12 months later and set about restoring and making the buildings weatherproof. In 2012 planning permission was granted to convert the buildings into self-catering holiday lets.
We are a small family-run farming partnership that is passionate about farming and sustainable energy. Our aim is to create a good quality and environmentally friendly holiday destination within the heart of the UK. Our cottages benefit from a biomass heating system which uses timber harvested from our sustainable farm woodlands and all cottages are fitted with the latest low energy appliances to help keep our carbon footprint to a minimum.
As well as why all the dog-friendly holiday cottages we offer have a biomass heating system. We power the heating systems with timber from the sustainable woodlands across our farm. We want you to be able to relax and enjoy our dog-friendly cottages while helping out the environment too.
We built our Northamptonshire holiday cottages from adapted farm buildings. This is why each of our 11 dog-friendly holiday cottages has a unique and rustic look. Tove Valley Cottages was originally Heathencote farm – a Victorian model dairy farm. As a family, we built the farm backup from disrepair to create the picturesque cottages available for holidays today.
There is plenty of countryside for your pet to explore around your accommodation. Outside our dog-friendly cottages is a beautiful courtyard they can also play in. With seating that lets you relax outside all year round. As well as cottages we have barbecue facilities for all guests to enjoy.
What Our Guests Say...
Just a short note to say thank you for all your kindness and help during my stay.....I was really appreciative of your efforts to accommodate me despite being so busy.
Letter from guest - June 2017
We love it here and my youngest has Autism and hates going places but here, he is relaxed and the play area for the kids is good. The cottages themselves are beautiful and well maintained. Every time we come Joe gives us ideas of places to visit. Thank you
Cole - Jan 2020
We have been staying in Swallows Swoop this weekend! Absolutely beautiful cottage with all the equipment you could ever possibly need for a stay here. Very comfortable, cottage set in the countryside over looking the pond. Due to extremely bad snow and road closures we asked to extend our stay by another evening and Victoria was more than accommodating and very welcoming. Would strongly recommend staying here and plan to come back for a longer stay again!
Julie - Dec 2019
Beautfully clean and peace sanctuary from what has been a particularly stressful time inbetween house moves. My dogs were welcomed and therefore I dint have to organise kennels which they would have hated. I have had to extend a few days at a time as we have been left unsure by solicitors. Partridge Place had everything to make life comfortable and Annie in the office could not have been more helpful
Donnalee - Oct 2019
Mouse House provides very comfortable & roomy single storey accommodation for 2. Any staff we came across were most friendly and helpful. We had 1 slight problem which was dealt with in less than 15 minutes of us mentioning it - very impressed.
Janet - June 2019
We are a working arable farm that grows and harvests crops, such as grass, maize and rye, to feed our Anaerobic Digestion Plants.
This creates sustainable energy in the form of electricity and gas, that are both injected straight into the grid.
Coming soon to 2018 we have plans for a riverside walk so you can take in the views and observe the work carried out on the farm. Watch this space!