The view from the front of the cottage.
Moon Cottage is the yellow cottage second in from the left. You cannot park outside the house but there is a space on the road below.
The spacious attractive sitting/dining-room.
The terrace up above the road, Moon Cottage is the third in from the left. The car parking space is shown below (with the black car on the right).
This is a very comfortable and welcoming property.
Higher Ferry looking across to Dartmouth.
The stairs go up to the bedrooms from the living-room.
The modern bright white kitchen.
The double bedroom (Bedroom 1).
There are views of the river and the town from the double bedroom.
The modern bathroom (there is also a separate cloakroom next door).
The single bedroom (Bedroom 2).
The single bedroom looks out over the rear garden.
The gravelled, terraced rear garden (take care on the steps) has a patio-area.
Looking back to the house from the top of the garden.
A view from the front door down to the river and the town.
The slip down to Higher Ferry.
Up river on the River Dart.
A view down river towards the sea with Kingswear in the background.
The path up from the road to the row of cottages.
The front of the cottages.
The waterfront.
There are plenty of boats offering fishing trips.

Moon Cottage


Dartmouth / Sleeps 3 + cot*

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Floating Bridge Dartmouth (80 yards)

Sat alongside the River Dart, the Floating Bridge bar and restaurant combines old-fashioned charm with a contemporary twist. Enjoying stunning views over the marina, the pub serves a range of beverages and fresh dishes, including daily specials and its award-winning fish and chips.

Nearest beach

Sugary Cove (1 ¼ miles)

Historic Dartmouth castle overlooks this little cove at the mouth of the river Dart. The grassy picnic area above the cove makes a good place for a pitstop.

Nearest walk

Dartmouth Town Trail (¼ mile)

Enjoy a two hour circular walk around this historic Naval town taking in local culture on the way. The route is level with a steep climb and there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and pubs en-route should you need a refreshment break.

Nearest town

Dartmouth (¼ mile)

Historically, Dartmouth was of strategic importance as a port used in the crusades of 1147 and 1190. Dominated by Britannia Royal Naval College, it has two fortified castles protecting the mouth of the River Dart. There are many historical buildings, a cobbled market place, shops, galleries, gourmet restaurants and delicatessens. National Trust Gardens, the South West Coast Path and clean beaches are nearby.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pitty August 2019


So much to do. Beautiful harbour. Good shopping, great eateries. Lots of boating/kayaking opportunities.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012


A bustling town with good shopping and art galleries and other galleries. If you want to park in Dartmouth town centre you will have to get there early or there is Park & Ride at the top of the town.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Clark April 2012


Stunning location and very picturesque

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

A nice vibe

A bustling town with many good restaurants, some good shopping and a growing reputation for art galleries. Try tapas at Browns Hotel.

Also nearby

Greenway (2 miles)

Agatha Christie's holiday home nestles on a crook of the River Dart in a beautiful woodland garden that is home to such horticultural treasures as Monterey pines, eucalyptus, China roses, myrtle and Turkey oaks. For a magical experience that's also kind to the environment, travel there by boat. 'Green ways' ferries leave from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Following a major restoration project, The National Trust has re-opened the house to the public, where quirky collections of memorabillia offer a glimpse into the private life of the well-loved crime writer. For house opening times and an events list, please visit the Web site.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lovely day out

This house is in the most beautiful spot, you could really imagine living there. The gardens are gorgeous and the walk beside the river is great for body and soul - look out for the resident seal!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pitty August 2019

Well worth a visit

The setting exquisite. Such lovely views. A walk to the boathouse a must. Trails for the children excellent.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

The journey to the house by way of the National Trust ferry was enjoyable as was the walk back to Dartmouth along the Dart Valley Trail and ferry (higher or lower will do, the former is cheaper). Unfortunately the house itself was a little disappointing with an over cluttered interior that did not really tell any particular story. There were bits and pieces of interest but overall it seemed as though everything from different times and sources was put in that could be which detracted. The entry to the house is timed but we still felt that it was over-crowded and NT should consider making the house visits guided only. The walled gardens were good with a beautifully restored peach house providing a highlight.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Well worth a visit to this house, an effort to get there as you can't go by car unless you pre-book. It was a nice ride there in the boat but you would need good weather. Lovely spring flowers in the grounds. Cafe/restaurant disappointing as there were no main meal available.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Viv Chandler May 2012

Enjoyed by All

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Dart. Good to see the interiors haven't been messed around with and still look as if Agatha and her family have just popped out for a minute. I can see why she loved it so much and the gardens are a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - including a 22 year old male! Well worth a visit but, if arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book a parking space.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Quigg November 2011

A lovely boat ride from Dartmouth, but overall the house was disappointing. A hotch potch interior and hard to believe it was inhabited up until 2004. All furniture pre-dates the turn of the last century. The children did enjoy completing their quiz sheets 'can you find' and I can really recommend the pasties in the coffee takeaway shop (not the main cafe).

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

An inspirational place!

This beautiful house set in wonderful surrounding is well worth a visit. It is easy to see why Agatha Christie loved this place and penned a number of her novels here. The surrounding woodlands with views of the River Dart are superb. You can take a ferry from Dartmouth to get to Greenway but we chose to take the foot ferry from Dittisham (another charming little place). I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely area.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Visiting Greenway is a lovely way to spend the day, they also have occasional events so it is worth having a look before you go to see if any take your fancy. If you like gardens, I would recommend visiting Greenway as I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

'The Loveliest Place in the World'

Agatha Christie was right to call this the 'loveliest place in the world'. Arriving by ferry is really the best way to see it. A stroll in the pretty woodland gardens followed by some delicious homemade food in the Barn Cafe, rounded off with the return trip on the ferry makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

The Seahorse Restaurant (¼ mile)

The Seahorse is the brainchild of award-winning restauranteur, food writer and chef Mitch Tonks. It specialises in the very best in local seafood cooked over a charcoal fire, and has an extensive, carefully selected wine list. Overlooking the Dart estuary, it serves great food in relaxed, comfortable surroundings. Pearlfisher, The Seahorse's courtesy launch, is available to take guests across the river.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

First class food and service. You do need to book well in advance but will be rewarded with great sea food and some good and reasonably priced wines

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Favourite place in dartmouth to eat.

Mich Tonks has a real flair for cooking seafood, smart food, great atmosphere but not stuffy and pretentious.

Coleton Fishacre (2 miles)

A fine example of Arts and Crafts style architecture, with lovely Art Deco interiors. The gardens cling to the valley sides and feature a rare collection of exotic plants. An events listing is available on their Website for both the house and gardens.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pitty August 2019

Good day out

Beautiful garden. Lovely lunch.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

We walked to this property from Dartmouth which was a lovely quiet stroll along empty Devon lanes rewarded by a fascinating house with interesting period pieces and historical commentary followed by beautiful gardens with plentiful spots to sit and enjoy all the different styles and views within. For those wanting a snack the tea-room provided a good choice of quality foods served in either courtyard or an airy cafe. The walk back to Dartmouth can be by the same route or take in the Daymark and WW2 relics and SW coastal path if you are feeling more energetic

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Brooks November 2011

Walking Bliss - if you're up for it!

We park near this property and rather than visit the house, take to the coastal path. You have a choice of directions, towards Brixham or Kingswear. It's not for flip-flops, buggies, small children or the infirm; you need good stout boots and ankle support but the walk and views are breathtaking. I wouldn't recommend it in very slippery weather, unless you stop when you get to the cliff, but if, like me, you enjoy feeling the weather in your face to feel alive then this is great. Hard core steep in parts.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Beautiful garden - don't miss it

Fantastic garden walk with sea view at the end.

Alf Resco (½ mile)

The best breakfasts. And brunches. And orange juice. And homemade marmalade. We can't recommend the food here enough. No bookings, just turn up early enough to get a seat and relax in the informal, slightly mad but utterly cool atmosphere. The food is so worth it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Chown May 2017

The best

It's so laid back here, yet so efficient and well run.
You feel so welcome you could stay all day (well, til two when they close) but you'll want to try several things on the menu so keep one morning free at least to really experience this place. Pop in for a freshly squeeezed orange juice or coffee if you have to make a flying visit. Everything is cooked on view by the open kitchen and there's homemade preserves (a speciality) to buy. I couldn't find fault with this place other than I wish I had it all to myself (although the busy periods really add to the atmosphere!)

The Castle Tea Rooms (1 mile)

Situated above Dartmouth Castle, don't miss the opportunity to sample delicious homemade cakes and cream teas whilst admiring the view from the sunny terrace. They also offer hearty breakfasts and lunches and the crab in the sandwiches comes from a local 'crabber' when available.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Chown May 2017

Nice views

Tiny tearoom perched on the edge of the estuary mouth - there's only room for a couple of tables inside but it was a sunny February day so we sat in our coats on the terrace. It was a little scruffy and unkempt but i'd presume they clean up for the better weather - it's pretty exposed so hard to keep pristine. No sugar was provided for the coffee but it was a decent mug full. A good little stop off before (or after) exploring the castle (tickets required) or continuing along the coast path to Sugar Cove and beyond. We walked a lovely coast road from Dartmouth town but you can drive round if you're less mobile.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

The Dartmouth Castle Tea Rooms

Best Ploughman's lunch and the staff are very friendly.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Cheesman September 2012

Fantastic Ice Cream, Most Delicious Cream Teas and just a very friendly and beautiful place to be

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