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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed at moorings for 4 nights and we had such a lovely time."

    The house in person is even more impressive than it is in the photos. The sensational views really were the star of the show, we were amazed every time we looked outside. Although the walk up to the house is uphill and can be difficult the beauty of the house really made the walk worthwhile. The house was decorated beautifully with every room bringing such a modern feel into the house, the layout of the house was really lovely as well, across the 3 floors every single room was spotless and the cleanliness was immaculate. We really can’t recommend Moorings enough, we had such a lovely time exploring kingswear, Paignton and Brixham and not to mention the lovely steam train ride. Watching the lit up ferry go across the river at night time from the master suite was such a wonderful sight , it really was remarkable. The ferry was easy to use and a really good experience to get over to Dartmouth. Although there was no set parking for the house we were always able to find a spot to park near the property, we parked one car outside the house and one a little bit down the road , parking was no problem during our holiday. We were so gutted to leave this stunning house and scenery however because of our lovely experience we are planning on going back next year for a longer time. We can’t thank the owners of Moorings enough, everything in the house was easy to use and we truly did not want to leave. Thank you!

    Thank you for your very positive review of Moorings. It was great to hear you enjoyed your stay so much and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit. Michael and Heather Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Apr 2024

  • "All we can say is we had an amazing time."

    The house was lovely and the view was amazing, just wish we'd had the weather in order to use the balcony more. The walk up to the house was a work out but the meal at the ship Inn was well worth it and the food and beer festival that was on across the water was too. Highly recommend, thankyou so much.

    Thank you for your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and found Moorings to be so comfortable. The amazing views are one of the key reasons we chose the house. Looking forward to welcoming you back for another stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous house with amazing views, very well equiped, lovely comfy beds, everything was as described."

    Very clean.Kingswear is built on a series of steep roads so walking up and down to the village or ferry needs a certain level of fitness.That did not bother us as we went out in the car each day.We were always excited to return to such a lovely home that has been rennovated to a very high standard.

    Thank you for your very positive review and it is great to hear you all had such a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Loved our stay at this residence."

    Booked for a party of 6 to enable us to combine a weeks holiday with my grandson's passing out at Dartmouth Naval College. Beautiful views, all amenities at hand. House catered for everything we required and spotlessly clean. Beds really comfortable. Lovely outside space, which we didn't make use of due to the weather, but a great asset when the suns shining. Would be great to enjoy a barbeque on an evening. Steep hill when walking, certainly increased our fitness levels. Always managed to get a parking space very close by when we returned from outings in the car. Neighbour very friendly and helpful. Understand the ferry prices are increasing substantially in the near future, best to get one of the packages for the week but does add to the cost of your stay if you intend using the ferry frequently. Overall we would highly recommend and enjoyed our stay in this lovely property.

    Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your very positive review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Miranda5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fantastic weekend at Moorings."

    It was ideal for our family with the fantastic views never growing old and a modern house. Whilst the walk back up from the river is not to the faint hearted this didn’t distract from a great accommodation. We will definitely look to return in the future.

    Thank you for your positive comments and great to hear you enjoyed the house and its fantastic views. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "As a party of 4 adults we had a very enjoyable week at Moorings."

    The house is lovely and modern with a great deck overlooking the most fabulous views of Dartmouth. We were very lucky with the weather being dry and sunny and used the deck everyday for coffee in the morning and drinks in the evening. Walking up and down the steps or road way down to the ferry was hard work but good exercise! We would recommend visiting Dolium in Kingswear - great Italian food and wine. Inside the house, as the lounge is quite large - maybe a bigger TV? Even with all of us being glasses wearers we struggled to see any text shown on it! Overall a great holiday home.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Sep 2022

  • "Had a great week at Moorings."

    Can’t really find a negative, apart from the seriously challenging walk back up to the house. Not really a negative, excellent cardiovascular exercise and all part of a wonderful experience! The house, the views, the area of Kingswear and Dartmouth are all stunning! Booking with Sykes, instructions, directions were all very efficient. We shall return!

    Thank you for your review and it's great to hear how much you enjoyed Moorings and the views. Michael and Heather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely house with everything we needed inside."

    The hill to the house is steep on foot. Worth the climb for me for the beautiful views to Dartmouth.

    Thank you for your very positive feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed Moorings and the surrounding area. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Michael and Heather Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma4.4Aug 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time."

    Would highly recommend to all. The pictures of the Moorings were a true representation. In fact the rooms seemed larger than they look in the pictures. The views are amazing and the sun was on the balcony most of the day and until late into the evening. The kitchen had everything you could possibly think of and more. We will definitely look to book again.

    Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear how you enjoyed Moorings and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Amazing place to stay."

    The view from the house is stunning. Very clean and well maintained. Enough space for the large group that we were. Took some time to find the place as it’s not on google maps. Small shop a short walk away that has all the essentials. Short ferry across to Dartmouth that runs very frequently gets access to larger shops, restaurants etc. Only issue was the boiler had an issue on the last 2 days and we lost cold water. We could contact Sykes at odd hours which was good. We had to check out before it could be fixed so had to take a cold shower before leaving. But given it’s the summer that was ok and we were given more time to check out. Overall would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Ramki4.7Jul 2022

  • "Excellent property and the best view in Devon, a real treat to wake up to life on the river."

    A wonderful house Foolishly we left on the kitchen counter a box of beers, port and special single malt whiskey which was a present. Would we be able to collect from somewhere ? Where would it be stored now please. Please could you acknowledge this request and get back to us.

    Dear Sally, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at Moorings and thank you for your glowing comments. The view was one the key reasons we chose the property and agree about it being the best view in Devon. Coast and Country should have been in touch with you about the items you left behind. Thank you, Michael and Heather Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Jun 2022

  • "Just fantastic."

    Been coming to Kingswear for a number of years with an increasingly sized family! Moorings also allowed us to bring grandparents who brought me here as a child. Such snd amazing experience. The house it’s self was perfect. Finished to such a great standard, perfect for my young children. From the llarge beautiful kitchen and terrace, comfortable lounge and luxurious beds, it’s finished to such a high standard. Thank you so much and we very much hope to come again

    Dear Ben, great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Moorings and thank you for your enthusiastic comments regarding the quality and comfort of Moorings. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Michael and Heather Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is an outstanding property with amazing views over the river to Dartmouth and the Royal Naval College."

    Comfortably furnished with lovely decor, this property has everything you could need for a relaxing stay. The large lower balcony is perfect for spending the time watching the world go by on the river. Dartmouth itself is easily accessible via the lower ferry, and shops and supermarkets a short drive away. We will certainly return.

    Dear Catherine, Thank you very much for your very positive comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Michael& Heather Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2022

  • "Very pleased with the property and would look to stay again in the future."

    Very well equipped comfortable and great beds. Who needs a tv when you have a constantly changing picture out of the windows? Shame it wasn't a lot warmer so we could have made use of the balcony.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a fantastic property."

    Glorious views great facilities great location. We will be re booking for 2023 for definite.

    We are very pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Moorings. Thank you very much for your positive comments and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2022

  • "Moorings is a wonderful house."

    Yes, there are lots of stairs, and it’s at the top of a steep hill, but the views from all rooms are magnificent. There is always something to watch on the river. It was a pleasure to be away from the very busy Dartmouth. The house is decorated in a restful style. It was sad to leave at the end of our holiday.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation and some of the best views in the country."

    Was a super place to accommodate six adults and one toddler. If you get the weather the balcony gets the sun all afternoon and the pub down the road does nice food. The hill is steep so can be difficult for anyone with mobility issues but it is worth it for the views. Would love to come back to the house again in the future

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 2021

  • "We would definitely stay again!"

    Views are exceptional and the house has been done to a high standard. We loved waking up to the sight of the harbour everyday and eating our meals on the balcony. House is well equipped including board games so any rainy days are covered too.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely house and great location."

    Main bedroom had the most amazing views.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "Stunning location, modern, spacious, parking available."

    The house is finished to a very high standard and with one of the best views in Devon, you can relax in a very very nice place for your holiday.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely, well designed, comfortable home with everything thought about for a real home from home."

    Rather tardis like because it looks quite ordinary from outside the front door but has been refurbished to a very high standard. The views are fabulous and the top en suite bedroom is particularly stunning. There are quite a lot of stairs but this is Kingswear and steps add to the charm. Parking is normally fine which can be a problem lower down the hill, (although the road was closed for part of our stay for resurfacing ). It is a bit of a ‘keep fit’ walk back up the hill but we definitely look forward to staying again!

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2020

  • "Wow the view is amazing from The Moorings."

    The property itself is beautiful & nicely fitted out. Home from home - just what you want these days. It’s very easy to get over to Dartmouth on the passenger ferry & if you go over a few times buy a book of 20 tickets, as these cost £11.50 versus £1.50 each way. My parents loved the property too but being in their 70’s & 80’s found the master bedroom stairs very challenging & opted for the double room on the 1st floor. They also had to take the long route down to the train/ ferry (30 minute walk) as the quick route was far too steep for them. We loved the Steam Packet Inn so definitely try this when you are there, it was so good we went 3 times in a week. Great pizzas, excellent starters & a small selection of delicious fish - booking is a must & u have to pay a deposit. Thoroughly enjoyed our week & would return to The Moorings it is perfect for a family holiday by the sea. We also tried the sea Kayaking & would recommend this too.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Sep 2020

  • "The house was great."

    Location fantastic with amazing views. All the instructions were clear. The house was both functionally perfect and also homely and the perfect base from which to go exploring the beautiful countryside around. Only slight issue was around parking and I can imagine that at the heart of the summer it could be a nightmare...

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Aug 2020

  • "What a spectacular view and the house itself was exceptional."

    It had all the facilities we could have asked for, and very comfortable beds. The top bedroom is probably not ideal for taller people due to sloping ceilings in bedroom and shower. The downside is the parking. We never managed to park outside the property as a car was parked permanently outside the front door which is a drawback if you have small children/shopping in tow.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2020

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.


  • Set over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first-floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC and balcony, 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x ground-floor children's bunk room
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor bathroom with bath, handheld shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor: kitchen/dining room, utility room and sitting room with electric fire
  • Oil fired central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV, WiFi, selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Decked balcony with seating and steps to lower garden
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Strictly No Smoking
  • Shop within 0.3 miles, pub within 0.4 miles
  • On street parking available close by
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 6 adults and 2 children
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available.

The property

Perched on the hillside of Kingswear, overlooking Dartmouth opposite and the River Dart below, is this stunning property set over three floors and enjoying picturesque views.

Perfectly suited for a family looking for an inviting base to return to after exploring this beautiful area of South Devon, Moorings' interior is stylish and contemporary, bursting with high quality fittings and elegance.

Come in through the front door and into the mosaic tiled porch to hang up your coats before heading downstairs to the lower-ground-floor where you'll find the wonderfully presented sitting room decorated in blue and grey hues in-keeping with the nautical theme.

Here you'll enjoy settling into one of the sofas or armchairs at the end of the day, and either putting a film on the Smart TV or getting stuck into a book.

Next door the kitchen/dining room provides a social hub, with a large island with a breakfast bar perfect for perching at with a glass of wine as you oversee the cooking, before gathering everyone around the dining table to enjoy a delicious meal, made even more enchanting thanks to the glorious backdrop of the harbour views out of the floor-to-ceiling sliding doors.

Whether it's a crisp winter day or a warm summer afternoon, you will want to sit out on the balcony as much as possible, and relish in the natural beauty of the countryside and the quaint waterside town vista.

Travel up the stairs onto the entry level ground floor and discover three bedrooms, each enjoying large windows with that spectacular view and offering tranquil sleeping spots with lovely furnishings, including a king-size, a twin and a children's bunk room, as well as a shower room being on this floor too.

Head upstairs again past the feature painted stone wall which adds rustic charm to this modern masterpiece, and come to the first-floor where you will find the master bedroom holding a king-size bed and benefiting from beautiful furnishings offering ample storage.

When you wake in the morning open up the French doors out to the balcony to begin your day with the magnificent views over the Kingswear Marina and Dartmouth, before stepping into the sparkling en-suite shower room to freshen up.

Begin your exploration of the area by hopping on a ferry to Dartmouth where historical buildings, quaint streets and exceptional local produce can be found served in the many restaurants and pubs.

A whole host of attractions awaits, explore Dartmouth Castle, or visit Agatha Christie's Holiday Home at Greenway, or take the kids to Woodlands Theme Park for endless fun.

Moorings is a superb property and with such spectacular views from your doorstep you'll have to drag yourself away.

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

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About the location


Dartmouth 2.4 miles; Paignton 7.6 miles

The colourful harbour village of Kingswear is set opposite Dartmouth, on the banks of the River Dart estuary in South Devon. Nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this village boasts some of the most beautiful views on the south coast. Kingswear castle sits on the rocks cradling the sea, and Coleton Fishacre National Trust Property makes for a lovely day out with the family. There are plenty of shops, pubs and gentle strolls along the waterfront, a haven for families, couples and friends. You can take the passenger ferry across to Dartmouth and explore one of the most popular tourist locations in Devon. Its narrow streets are lined with boutique shops, restaurants and art galleries plus there are many cycling and walking routes around the town, not forgetting the spectacular South West Coast Path. Bayards Cove Fort is a must! Situated at the entrance to Dartmouth harbour, it offers a picturesque setting, reached only by foot. Embark on a journey through beautiful countryside to Paignton on the Dartmouth Steam Railway and visit the delightful fishing harbour of Brixham, home to Britain’s largest fishing fleet. Experience and unforgettable holiday in the South Hams District.

Please note that the fourth bedroom has bunk beds

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas