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Moonrakers, Clarence Street

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Dartmouth, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved Moonraker - great location, amazing views and the house was really spacious, well equiped, clean and comfortable."

    We would definately return to this house - delightful.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Jan 2024

  • "The property was well equipped with everything we needed, We had a lovely stay and enjoyed your place it was like home from home."

    We struggled with the parking as we have a large 7 seater car, my elderly parents struggled with the long path and steps up to the property.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.1Dec 2023

  • "This is a lovely property and very comfortable."

    Nice views across to Kingswear. Very handy for walking into Dartmouth We did find the parking tricky. We have a large 4x4. But we managed We don’t think we will re visit as our aging knees struggled with bringing the luggage up the steps. But that’s our issue. We had a lovely week

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2023

  • "All excellent One small thing… whilst we were advised that it is not unusual the lack of oven gloves was a problem."

    I would urge you to reconsider. We were forced to use a towel. Had I burnt myself or set fire to anything we’d probably be suing you! But otherwise … we had a brilliant time in a great location with fabulous views.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is the 3rd time we have been to Moonrakers as we love the house and location."

    We went in February this year and saw the damp in the kitchen where the roof is leaking and although it didn’t spoil our holiday we thought it would have been sorted on our return visit this month but sadly it wasn’t. Again it didn’t spoil our holiday but this problem needs sorting now. It is a lovely warm house with loads of room but just starting to get a little dated now. Could do with a bit of TLC. We will be back though as we love the views.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Nov 2022

  • "We have stayed at Moonrakers quite a few times now."

    The improvements made over recent years are appreciated- such as garden improvements, more garden furniture etc. the cupboards seemed clearer this visit as there was very little room for food before ( we always self cater as there are 6 adults in our family group). We do find the double bed downstairs very hard and the family bathroom needs a bit of tlc- the toilet roll holder has been loose and the flush handle broken on our last two visits. Other than that, we always have a fantastic stay. There is everything we need , the house is so homely and the real bonus of two parking spaces. Also incredible views over the river. We are already booked in for next year! A great holiday in a lovely clean home.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2022

  • "Although the house was excellent we found the service from Coastal Cottages below standard."

    They promised to call me about a request I had made prior to our holiday but didn't. On the moving out day they had moved offices and failed to notify us so initially, we took the keys to the wrong site and then had to be directed to the new office. I would strongly suggest that another dustbin is provided as two bins for a house that size is not sufficient.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2022

  • "Moonrakers is ideally situated, well equipped and comfortable."

    The garden is delightful. We would certainly like to return provided we keep fit enough to manage the steps to the house! The hedge alongside the approach path needs cutting back - presumably this will be done when we are out of the bird-nesting season.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2022

  • "For several years we have enjoyed a week with family at Moonrakers which is well situated for the town."

    The house itself is well appointed and leave having had a restful break. We thought the welcome pack was a nice touch this year and as always the staff in the local office are friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Apr 2022

  • "The beds were really uncomfortable, the mattress, certainly in the downstairs room on the left, was really hard."

    Also the boiler makes a really loud noise, as do the seagulls on the roof.

    Reviewed by Melanie3.8Apr 2022

  • "Really nice House with stunning views over Dartmouth."

    I found the Sofa a little uncomfortable, back rest not high enough for me. House contains everything you will need for a really comfortable stay, including a Lovely Big Bath. There is easy access to the rear garden for dog owners from the lower floor, so you can dry your dog off in the porch after it has been outside. Parking is a little bit tricky but we were able to Park two normal sized cars without obstructing the next doors garage. Had a leak in the ceiling of the Kitchen bay window Christmas morning, as we had high winds and torrential rain, so ended up mopping up the floor and table before we could do anything else Christmas day. This happened once again when we had high winds and rain from a certain direction. We did notice brown marks on the ceiling when we moved in, but thought it only to be damp stains, (Have reported the facts to the office on departure). Apart from that we had a really comfortable and relaxing week in the house, my daughter says she had the best nights sleep in the upper bedroom, than she's had for years. Just a word of warning reference the steps and slope leading up to the house, they will certainly keep you fit.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Dec 2021

  • "Our second stay at 'Moonrakers' in Dartmouth."

    Great location and a well equipped house with views out of this world. Garden update nice to see, generally a clean house on arrival albeit some attention to dust on lights and fittings needed and as per some other feedback, new bedding and quality pillows would lift the experience of the stay to another level. Overall value for money and we have re-booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Craig4.1Nov 2021

  • "This was our fourth stay."

    Previous years I made a comment about how bad the garden was. You did notify me that the garden had been done and I have to say we were so pleased. We were lucky that we had good weather and this year we were able to sit in the sun and fully use the outside area. A huge improvement thank you. We are already booked in for next year.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was our 5th visit to Moonrakers - the perfect place to chill out."

    Weather was not so good this time sadly. The girls at Coast & Country office are a bonus (Holly, Paula and Jo etc) always on hand to deal with any queries - always so pleasant! We liked the makeover of the garden. It would be nice to have some new pillows - the ones in use are old and lumpy. On the 41 steps up to property it would be good to have white lines painted at edge of the steps (my husband is registered blind and the slope with steps is deceiving). We have already re-booked Moonrakers for June next year when hopefully the weather will be better.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2021

  • "Sykes admin unbelievably poor - really hard to make meaningful contact."

    Your records should already show my dissatisfaction at pre-holiday admin. That said, the cottage was great - we would book it again, but if possible through a different agent. While we would not miss out on any accommodation we wanted in future by not booking through Sykes, we would always look to see if it was possible to book through other agents first.

    Reviewed by Angela4.1May 2021

  • "What a wonderful house Moonraker’s was."

    Everything just great and we had a wonderful Christmas there. Everything you need is there and the views are just spectacular.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2020

  • "We have just returned from a fabulous few days at Moonrakers."

    ... lovely house, great location and amazing views! We loved Dartmouth and despite choosing not to go into any pubs or restaurants due to Covid risks we had a great time cooking and eating in instead. Local beaches were empty and we even had some sun! Thank you very much!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2020

  • "Great holiday cottage, if anything, it was better than we expected as the ..."

    Great holiday cottage, if anything, it was better than we expected as the accommodation had had some updates compared to the photos; we would recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting to stay in Dartmouth

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Sep 2020

  • "As mid week cleaning is not happening at moment some spare towels and toilet rolls would have been nice"

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Sep 2020

  • "Great position - easy walk to sea front, restaurants and shops."

    Loved the fantastic views! Pleasantly surprised by the comfortable, quality interior. Ideal secured garden for the dog. Enjoyed some great walks, boat hire and sea kayaking.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    This is our third year staying here. The parking is a real plus and the views are amazing. As we were conscious not to go out to much we cooked every day and found we had everything we needed in the kitchen. The beds were comfortable and everything very clean. However, we were really disappointed with the garden. I left feedback about this last year too and we had hoped for an improvement this year. The grass was very long and untidy. The bushes are huge and borders untidy. The patio was covered in dried leaves from autumn last year- it looked generally neglected, and we were disappointed to find it in such a poor state- especially this year as we , along with many others, wanted to self cater and be around the house more. Having said this we left feeling like we had had a brilliant holiday this year. The position of the house was great, and Dartmouth looked lovely.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review for Moonrakers, we are delighted that you had a brilliant holiday despite the issues with the garden. We are sorry that the garden failed to meet your expectations, the owner has organised a new gardener for the property and have had a new lawn laid at the end of this summer. We do hope to be able to welcome you back to Dartmouth again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had the best week at Moonrakers!"

    Beautiful house in the perfect location and everything you could need (and more). Ideal for families (we have 2 boys 7 &3). Comfy beds and the views were amazing.

    Reviewed by Hollie4.4Aug 2019

  • "This was our fourth visit to Moonrakers - we really do enjoy staying there."

    However, it must be said that we felt the property internally needed a "deep clean". The house this time benefits from smart new double glazing but the property is tired and a thorough deep clean would not go amiss. The outdoor furniture on the balcony was dirty and the garden furniture on the patio has definitely seen better days - we had lovely weather but did not feel the seating was clean. Having said all the above, it is a lovely property and a great location and we will consider booking Moonrakers again.

    Reviewed by Kate4.4May 2019

  • "This was our sixth stay at Moonrakers so obviously we enjoy this property."

    It is spacious, comfortable, well furnished and has excellent views over the River Dart and countryside. On sunny mornings the light streams in through the windows and it is lovely to sit on the verandah enjoying the views over to Kingswear. Even on a dull or rainy day one can enjoy watching boats, trains and even an occasional helicopter from the comfort of the sitting room or kitchen. Potential guests do need to be aware that these views are due to the property's elevated position therefore there are 38 steps to climb to the main entrance. We always end the holiday fitter than at the beginning! Parking for two small cars is invaluable though it is a slightly tricky reverse to get onto the street.

    Reviewed by J5.0Apr 2019

  • "Specification of facilities (use of swimming pool) had changed."

    Although this was mentioned in small print on the website, it would have been helpful to have confirmed this detail to us when we booked. This was our fourth or fifth visit to the property. Our complaint on this point was not dealt with well. I was advised it was 'all my fault as I had not read the small print'. Some empathy would have been helpful. Much of the crockery in the property is looking tired now and replacement should be considered. Why were there only three dishwasher tablets for a property of this size. Is money really that tight?

    Reviewed by Liz4.4Apr 2019

  • "Perfect property for us."

    parking on site, and dog friendly. fabulous views over the estuary and the property came fully equipped, not wanting for anything

    Mr P WestlakeJun 2018

  • "Third time at Moonrakers- need I say more!"

    Comfortable, great views,near the town.

    Jun 2018

  • "Return visit to this very pleasant well appointed property; views of river and town; spacious house and peaceful garden."

    Parking a distinct advantage in central Dartmouth.

    May 2018

  • "I assume this refers to the property rented?"

    Lovely place in immaculate condition. The climb from the road is exhausting at our age and the parking is very troublesome with a big car. Tight for space and a reversal into a road with no view until right out. loved previous stays but age has caught up with us and we will seek something not so exhausting next time

    Mr Derek StinsonSep 2017

  • "Extremely well equipped and everything on hand to make a restful stay"

    Mr P WestlakeJun 2017

  • "Great location with parking."

    Property beginning to look a little tired

    Mr A HemingwayApr 2017

  • "Everything that we needed and nore - briliant views thank you"

    Jan 2017

  • "Lovely property great location"

    Mrs J NashOct 2016

  • "Brilliant views."

    Good facilities, particularly the bathrooms and comfortable lounge. Kitchen could do with a bit of an overhaul, particularly the cooker. Also hall ceiling leaking badly when it rained.

    CaroleSep 2016

  • "This property is our most special and favourite place to be to get away from it all and yet all amenities are within easy reach."

    With everything you need in the property and more and being dog friendly together with private parking it enables us to re-charge batteries and RELAX

    PeterSep 2016

  • "We have had many visits to Moonraker's."

    Always lovely.

    Aug 2016

  • "Excellent property within a few minutes walk of river and town."

    Pleasant garden with sitting area. Good quality fittings and equipment throughout property. People with mobility difficulties need to be aware that there are approx. 20 steps between street level and the entrance to the property. However the elevated position gives views of the river from the sitting room and upper bedroom. Lovely to sit on the settee in the evening and see the lights of Kingswear across the river.

    JOANNAMay 2016

  • "Good"

    ALANApr 2016

  • "A lovely quiet house with a parking space which is important to us."

    Great river views from all rooms. House very clean and spacious. Only a couple of minutes walk and you are in the centre of Dartmouth and yet it is very quiet - no road outside!

    Apr 2016

  • "Excellent"

    Jul 2015

  • "A beautiful home from home in a super location."

    Thank you.

    Jun 2015

  • "Superb place and in beautiful condition."

    Only complaint is that there is an arduous climb from the road and although I am a fit 70 year old it took a lot out of me carrying lugggae etc. up and down (especially up). I feel a word of warning for the older or perhaps less fit and able is necessary as I am concerned that some clients might not cope with the demands.

    Jun 2015

  • "Well-equipped property in excellent position"

    May 2015

  • "Very pleasant property which exceeded expectations."

    Nov 2014

  • "Excellent location, views and facilities - it was as if the owners/their family had just left their house for us to move in to their well equipped home!"

    Although the 'cleaning' liquid stain on the hall rug could not be treated the 'stains' that looked like red wine/gravy drips as someone walked from the kitchen perhaps could be removed. Only practical issue for us was the unclear 'recycling' requirements + only 1 extra black bin liner

    Oct 2014

  • "Fabulous view and a lovely holiday home"

    Sep 2014

  • "Lovely, well equipped property situated for ease of access into Dartmouth and ..."

    Lovely, well equipped property situated for ease of access into Dartmouth and perfect for the family dog within secure gardens

    Sep 2014

  • "Lovely house in a terrific spot"

    Aug 2014

  • "Superb, amazing accommodation, 10/10"

    Aug 2014

  • "Would definately return to moorakers."

    Ideal location, fantastic views, beautiful house with lovely enclosed garden for the dog or children

    Jul 2014

  • "Excellent"

    Jun 2014

  • "A very comfortable and well appointed house with stunning views."

    Jun 2014

  • "Moonrakers is in a very good position for central Dartmouth with the bonus of parking for 2 cars."

    It is comfortable, well equipped and spacious, having patio and garden areas. The bathrooms are probably in need of some updating but this did not spoil our enjoyment of the property.

    Apr 2014

  • "The house needs some work done."

    Well equipped but too much wear and tear. Main bedroom and en- suite .

    Apr 2014

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  • Three bedrooms: 1x King-size bed with an en suite shower room with w.c
  • and wash-hand basin
  • 1x Double
  • 1x Twin (can zipped together to create a super-King size bed. Family bathroom on the lower floor, with bath, shower (over), w.c., and wash-hand basin
  • Cloakroom at ground floor level with WC and basin
  • Kitchen / breakfast room
  • Sitting / Dining room.
  • Gas fired central heating - combi boiler
  • Stats on the radiators
  • Fridge/freezer, Miele washer/dryer, Electric oven, Gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, Toaster, Kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, hoover
  • Highchair
  • Flat screen TV, Apple TV, DAB radio
  • All bed linen and bath/hand towels are supplied
  • You will need to bring your own tea towels beach towels and oven gloves. Wi - Fi available
  • Enclosed garden with large patio with table and chairs, Barbecue available
  • Parking for two cars
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

Moonrakers is a light and spacious detached house, just a five minute walk from the centre of Dartmouth.

Situated in an elevated position, the property enjoys excellent views over the town and towards the River Dart.

A footpath including two flights of steps (41 in total), leads up to a spacious hallway, which in turn, leads into the living accommodation, boasting beautiful river views.

The recently refurbished, stylish kitchen is well equipped and enjoys fantastic river views (including four-ring gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and small farmhouse table seating five).

The combined sitting room/dining area is light, spacious and comfortably furnished, enjoying sliding glass doors leading out to the balcony.

The property has three bedrooms in total.

On the lower level is an en suite King-size double bedroom.

Also at this level is a second double bedroom.

The family bathroom is also located on the lower floor, and an additional cloakroom with w.c.

at ground floor level.

On the upper level is a twin bedroom with two single beds (that can be zipped together to create a super-King size bed) boasting wonderful river views.

Outside, there are two large enclosed garden areas, plus an additional large furnished patio area, perfect for al fresco dining!

Free Wireless broadband is provided.

A car port is available with space for one large or two small cars.

One well behaved dog is permitted.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Totnes 12 miles.

Dartmouth lies on the banks of the beautiful River Dart estuary in the popular and picturesque South Hams area of South Devon. Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the coast, Dartmouth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Devon. It offers a stunning waterfront, ancient narrow streets lined with boutique shops, restaurants and art galleries plus many local events such as the annual Dart Music Festival and the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta, along with the Dartmouth Food Festival held every October. There are many interesting cycling and walking routes around Dartmouth, including the South West Coast Path, the Dart Valley Trail and plenty of quiet country lanes. A trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway through picturesque countryside to Paignton is a must, and so is a boat trip across to Kingswear and on to Brixham, a pretty little harbour town. For those seeking some beach activities, there is a wide choice in the South Hams area such as Blue Flag Award winner Blackpool Sands, and Slapton Sands, both extremely popular and just a stone's throw from Dartmouth. A relaxing location in South Devon.

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The property is accessed via a footpath with two sets of steps, 41 in total.

1 well behaved dog permitted.

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas