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Dartmouth - Beautiful Spacious holiday home with stunning views.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Detached villa recently refurbished - 4 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms sleeps up to 9.

Beautiful, detached, elevated house, situated at beautiful Warfleet Creek on the edge of Dartmouth, overlooking the Dart Estuary. Situated in a sunny, sheltered position with the most stunning views of the river Dart and Devon countryside from all principal rooms. Adjacent to National Trust woodland and the Coastal Path.

Large 13m Balcony with river views, ideal for sunbathing/alfresco dining, watching the sailing activities & wildlife.

4 large bedrooms each with own bathroom with bath or power showers.

Large recently fitted kitchen with dining area - Aga (for the cooler months) area. Separate electric oven, microwave and Gas Hob. Large fridge/ freezer. Large dining table and seating area.

Utility room with Washing Machine & Tumble Drier.

Separate dining area with reading area.

32' Wide screen Satellite Television & DVD Player in lounge.

Telephone. Sleeps 9 persons comfortably.

Terraced gardens with patio areas for outdoor dining.

More Details

Mrs. and Mrs Norman and Valerie Willis
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Am returning the key after a lovely week at The Moorings.
May 2010
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.33 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Local small beaches and larger beaches 3-10miles
Car: not necessary

Dartmouth is one of the prettiest towns in England,which is rich in naval history. It is ideal for touring the South Hams and The Riviera areas of South Devon, and is situated on the banks of the wide River Dart surrounded by beautiful Devon Hills and National Trust Coastline. Numerous river cruise frequently travel up the Dart to Totnes, Agatha Christie's house and Dittisham.

Nearest beach 2 miles at Blackpool Sands. More beaches at Bigbury, East Portlemouth and Salcombe or Paignton.

Ferry from Dartmouth across to Kingswear and the Torquay Riviera. Steam Railway at Kingswear to Paignton.

Adjacent to National Trust Woodland and the coastal path. The House is just a 10 minute stroll into Dartmouth where there are numerous restaurants, pubs,shops and boat trips. Nearby attractions include Paignton Zoo, various National Trust Houses/Gardens and the Kingswear Steam Railway. Days out would include the historical city of Plymouth,Salcombe,Kingsbridge,Torquay,Paignton,Brixham or Dartmoor.

Other Activities: Steam railway.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dartmouth in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms are newly installed - contemporary style
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • There are 3 large double bedrooms on the 1st floor (one with an additional single bed). Each has large patio sliding door with views of the river and creek - 2 bedrooms having access to the upper balcony. One bedroom on the ground floor with 2 singles or placed as1 large double. (without views) In summary. Bedroom 1 Large 6'wide Double Bedroom 2 Large 5'wide Double Bedroom 3 4'6' double and 1 Single Bed Bedroom 4 2 x Single Beds which may be arranged as 1 double.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • sailing
  • swimming
Children over the age of 8 welcome. Bed linen and towels are provided and the beds are made up for guests arrival. Rates shown are for up to 8 guests. An addition charge of £200 is payable for 9 persons. A £100 supplement applies to Regatta Week Terms 1/3 deposit, with the remainder due 6 weeks prior to the rental together with a £200 cautionary deposit. Payments may be made via English Sterling Cheque or via Bank Transfer.


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Dartmouth - Beautiful Spacious holiday home with stunning views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

superb views, wonderful town

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described. The bedroom on the ground floor was ideal for my teenage daughter and her friend to have a bit of freedom without disturbing the grandparents and parents upstairs so a bonus if you are travelling with mixed age groups. Also, for anyone who found the stairs up to the property a slog, they could be accommodated in this room and save any further climb! the view is spectacular whatever the weather and the morning sunshine hits the balcony for breakfast. The house was clean on arrival and there is more than enough kitchen equipment for a large group. We used the dining table and found yet more cutlery in the dresser there too. Noise doesn't travel in the house which is great so people getting up and going to bed at different times wasn't a problem with regards to disturbing others. The parking was ok for our group as the elder family had their car on the large space outside and the rest of us parked up the hill out of the restricted parking bit. One of our family members would have liked larger towels and shelving in their shower for shampoo bottles but the rest of us were more than happy. The water pressure is great for a proper power shower too. It was a pleasure to deal with the Willis's from initial enquiry through to arrival instructions. Dartmouth is a great place to holiday and there are plenty of boat trips (Totnes, Salcolme, Dittisham etc), the steam railway, local scenic beaches and Dartmoor within a short drive and good local restaurants. We enjoyed the Cherub Inn best for the quality of the food and the quaintness of the very old building plus the real ale on offer. I would recommend this house and the location to everyone (unless walking and stairs are a problem) as it is far enough out the town for peace and quiet but with plenty to look at from the balcony as all the boats sail by.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped kitchen. Powerful showers. Great views. Ample room for 8 people.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place to stay with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This property has a fantastic location on a quaint street, set upon a slight hill with breath-taking views and within walking distance of the main shopping area. It is the perfect location to relax and unwind. We visited other nearby areas such as Torquay, Paignton, Brixham and this was so easy to do by car, however, I have to say Dartmouth was our favourite place out of the ones we visited and we would definitely return to this property.

In regards to 'The Moorings' accommodation, what can I say, firstly, the property is of a very high standard, well maintained, with a lovely sitting out area to enjoy the fantastic views of the river Dart. The bedrooms are spacious with quality furnishings and comfortable beds. This property provides everything you need to enjoy your stay. Dealing with Valerie (the owner) was a real pleasure, she was prompt in responding to any correspondence we submitted and was very professional and polite. A bond is payable, which you would expect to pay, but I can honestly say this was returned quickly (within days) upon vacating the property. Information leaflets on where to go and what to do are available at the property which we also found useful.

If you are considering booking this property, go ahead and do it, you will not regret it. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at 'The Moorings' and if the chance came again to visit Dartmouth, we would not hesitate to book this property again based on the very high standard of accommodation, location and professionalism of the owner. Thank you for the perfect holiday. Kind regards: Moira, Nigel, Doug & Daylene (Saudi Arabia).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Moira,Nigel,Doug and Daylene, It was a pleasure to be able to accommodate you.
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with 8 other members of my family for 4 nights over New Year 2011/2012. The property is both large enough and equiped enough to cater for large groups. Plenty of seating and bathrooms + the kitchen is very well stocked. The steps up to the front door may cause problems for some but the views when you get there are well worth it. My 71 year old sister who is recovering from cancer made the climb at least once a day.There are wonderful walks around and Blackpool beach is a gem,we were there on New Years day. it is also a nice fairly level( the odd slope) walk into Dartmouth. Thre is parking for a large car outside the property and some limited parking on the road, we parked all but one car elsewhere to save problems.The owners are easy to contact, very helpful and my deposit was returned within a couple of days of our return. This is a lovely house in a fantastic area

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Easter Break 2011

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week's holiday with our 3 grown-up daughters and partners, in this wonderful homely, well equipped accommodation. Everything we read and saw on the website was exactly how it is. Very clean and comfortable, with fantastic views from almot every window. The weather was superb and spent a lot of time just relaxing on the verandah, and taking in the spectacular views. We loved the walks - particularly the coastal paths and walking to Blackpool Sands. Dartmouth itself, with everything it has to offer, is just a 10 minute stroll away. A truely memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
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Week in May

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a very enjoyable and relaxing weeks holiday at the property, we have also stayed there several times previously. The house is exactly as advertised on the web site and is very well equiped and spacious and the river view from the house and balcony spectacular. Everthing was spotlessly clean and well maintained. Although the weather was quite cold at times the house was always warm and welcoming and would be ideal for a holiday at any time of the year.The property is very well positioned and is about a 10 minute fairly level walk into the centre of Dartmouth where there are shops and restaurants to suit every need, we did not use the car at all during our stay. There are numourous walks directly from the house, our favourates being to the Castle and Little Dartmouth or taking the ferry over to Kingwear for walks along the River to Greenway Gardens or towards Brixham.

I would thorougly recommend this property for anyone wanting a quiet and relaxing break in this beautiful part of Devon

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dartmouth, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half term
14 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Nov 2017 - 9 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas/New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices shown are based on up to 8 persons sharing.Additional £150 per week for 9 person occupancy.
Prices include all bed linen, towels and electricity.
Initial deposit to secure - 1/2 of total rental. Balance payable 50 days
prior to the holiday.
A £200 security deposit is payable with the final balance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.