Having spent a very happy Xmas week in Sandalwood, I want to add my voice to all those who have given this property excellent reviews. Please note: the small front garden and outside appearance do not do justice to the spacious and luxurious interior. It really is superb for up to 8 guests.
We have stayed in many rental properties over the years but I doubt if any were as well planned, fitted out and tastefully furnished as this one.
I particularly liked the oak floors and solid oak furniture and my wife was thrilled with the effectiveness of the central heating. It was at times minus 4 C outside but always as warm as toast inside. And the heated towel rails in all bathrooms was a real luxury.
I could go on about all the features that stood out, but an unexpected one was when I went upstairs for a glass of water in the middle of the night (yes, the house is upside down - and no worse for that). The kitchen/ dining room/sitting room is illuminated by very large windows in the ceiling: that night I looked up and it was like being in an observatory. Being in a rural setting there were very few lights to spoil the wonderful view of the stars and moon. Quite magical.
Well done the architect. And well done the owners for everything else.
Just one note of warning. Devon council only collect general household refuse once a fortnight, the bin is not overlarge and there is no nearby "dump". Its as well then to give priority, on your arrival, to the procedure for recycling for then you will find a place for everything.