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A newly renovated 300 year old Thatched cottage in the heart of a pretty village

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

'Moonrakers' has been completely renovated and provides you with a large open plan Kitchen/dining/family room. The brand new kitchen is fully equipped with a range cooker, microwave,dishwasher and an American style fridge freezer. There is a breakfast bar with seating for three and a dining table with seating for six. The Lounge area has two comfy sofas and coffee table where you can snuggle up in front of the fire, whilst listening to the Bose sound system.

There is also a cosy snug with a TV/ DVD player and a PlayStation games console.

The utility room has a washing machine and tumble dryer.

A cloakroom with toilet and basin.

Upstairs gives you 3 double bedrooms, one with an ensuite and the rear double bedroom also has bunk beds.

Outside there is a private rear Courtyard garden with Bbq area and quality furniture.

Please note our changeover day is Saturday

More Details

Sarah Reynolds
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Sarah Reynolds

Hi our names are Sarah and Gary, we live in Stratford upon Avon with our large family and huge dog called Buzz. We have a fairly busy life with our family and love escaping down to Devon to relax and enjoy the peace.

Sarah Reynolds purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Sarah Reynolds chose Malborough

We fell in love with this wonky old place just over a year ago and have spent a lot of time and attention turning it into a quality home from home, covering all your needs to help you have a relaxing break. The surrounding area has the most amazing scenery and not forgetting the beaches all within a couple of miles from our cottage.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Malborough in Malborough

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • There is one Family Bathroom consisting of a bath with a rain shower over, there is also a hand held shower attachment. Wash basin and toilet. En suite to main bedroom with a powerful shower, wash basin and toilet. Downstairs there is a cloakroom with wash basin and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bed 1 has a double bed and an En-Suite shower room, wardrobe and two chests of drawers Bed 2 is a spacious room with a double bed, wardrobe and three chests of drawers. Bed 3 has a double bed on a lower level and cleverly tucked into a recess are bunk beds for 2 children. This room has a chest of drawers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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A newly renovated 300 year old Thatched cottage in the heart of a pretty village
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant time in a beautiful setting. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Edel and Family, Gary and I are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Moonrakers, hopefully we can accommodate you all again.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage , in a great location for exploring the stunning coastline.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful renovated cottage with everything you need and more!! Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This stunning cottage is everything as advertised plus a whole lot more. It is situated in a most beautiful location which is convenient for Salcombe, Overbecks, Bolberry, Hope Cove, Thurlestone, North and South Sands, Soarmill cove etc etc and all the other amazing beaches and coastal walks. The cottage has been restored beautifully and is full of thoughtful features which made the stay even more enjoyable. There is a pub within 1 minute walk that does good pub food and a well-stocked COOP 3 mins walk away.

I could go on and on but suffice to say we very much hope to stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Dear Sarah

I must say that I can think of very little that can be done to improve the stay at Moonrkers. We were so delighted with the cottage, and the lengths that you went to, to make our stay more enjoyable were terrific! You know, we carted Christmas decorations, a couple of trees albethey small ones, and decorations for the cottage and were amazed to find that they were already in place! Little things like that set the tone for what was a very pleasant experience. We were a bit disappointed with the weather, but then the whole of the UK was a bit boxed in with that.

Let us just dwell on the weather for a moment. It was very wet over Christmas and the addition of a collapsible clothes horse might have made the washing experience (we were 8 in the cottage) a little easier but it was no big deal. During the summer of course, when the clothes line can be used, this comment will cease to be relevant! As for the parking, I think my son and I met most of the village at the village hall busy recycling; a very friendly group they seemed, and the arrangements there were very good and caused no inconvenience at all.

Regarding the hat, thank you for your note, if you could sent it to me at:

8 Thirlmere Avenue




I would be most grateful.

I am sure we will talk again - perhaps soon.

Kind regards

Peter Crane

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter and Family, thank you so much for your comments. I have noted the need for a clothes horse. We are really happy that you had a lovely Christmas at Moonrakers, and hopefully we can accommodate when the the weather is a bit warmer. Kind regards.
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Superb 300 year old cottage, renovated to an excellent standard in a great village location

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I together with her daughter and 7 month old son stayed at the cottage from the 7-16th September 2017 and enjoyed a fantastic week exploring the wonderful countryside and coastal areas around Marlborough and South Hams. The cottage had everything you would need for the stay. There are great walks along the South West Coastal route, super beaches at Bantham, Blackpool Sands and Hope Cove to visit and an excellent choice of local restaurants to try. We would certainly recommend Moonrakers Cottage and would have no hesitation in booking again if we return to South Devon. Ken, Linda, Jenny and Finley from York, North Yorkshire.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ken and Family, thank you for your review, we are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay at Moonrakers, and we hope to accommodate you all again. Kind regards Sarah and Gary
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Malborough, South Hams

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
14 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
8 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Parking in the lane is limited, so we use the Village Hall which provides free, safe parking and is a short two minute stroll from the cottage.
The Bunk beds are only suitable for children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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