|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Sandalwood Cottage is a recently converted barn in a small development of similar properties which share 3 acres of private grounds close to East Allington. There is a communal tennis court and children's play area. The barn has been tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard. It is an ideal base for families or groups of friends and has Wi-Fi internet access.
The first floor has a large open plan living area, taking full advantage of the large windows in the roof to give a wonderful light and airy outlook.
The upstairs is oak floored and has a large well equipped modern kitchen, stylish dining area, and comfortable sitting area.
Also on the first floor is the fourth bedroom, utility and shower-room. Access to the rear secluded patio is from this level.
The ground floor has a large entrance hall, the master bedroom with en-suite shower room, double bedroom, twin bedroom and modern family bathroom. The front garden is a small enclosed grassed area.
Isn't Internet a wonderful invention and thanks to google we found Sandalwood cottage and what a wonderful time we have had.
We stayed here for October half term. We were 6 adults, 2 small children and a baby. The pictures don't do it justice. The place is huge compared to the pictures. We were never on top of each other. Plenty of room for the children to play and the adults to relax.
Kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. Bathrooms are fantastic. Lovely showers and a huge bath.
All bedrooms are of a good size with plenty of storage.
The heated towel rails create enough heat that we never had to use the heating while we were there.
Location is perfect to so many places. We visited hope cove beach, salcombe, the woodlands theme park, kingsbridge, Dartmouth and south Milton sands.
Tesco and morrisons are a short drive away, however we did get a Tesco delivery to the property.
The fortescue arms pub is lovely and does typical pub grub.
Only downside is there is no tumble dryer as advertised but you can dry things on heated towel rails.
Rubbish is a bit of an issue but not the owners fault. Seems there is no glass recycling but the local rubbish centre is not far away so we just popped in there on our way out.
Can't wait to stay again.
We've just returned from an absolutely brilliant week at Sandlewood!
This is the most perfect base, and is close to Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Totnes. It's very central to most things. Even the local pub is only a 10 minute walk away through Fallapit Estate (and what a lovely walk it is too!).
The cottage is absolutely massive - and so much room, all the utensils you could ever wish to use are there. It's quiet, comfortable, clean, spacious - just all round absolutely perfect. We will definitely be back!
This property is lovely, much more spacious than the photographs suggest. The bedrooms are all light and airy and a very good size. We were a party of 4 adults, 1 child and 1 baby. We all had a plenty of room to relax in the open plan living space upstairs. The property has been decorated very nicely. The location, part of an old country estate is very private and safe, away from any busy roads. We saw older children exploring on bikes and scooters. The location is 15-20 mins of lots of great beaches and places to explore. Tesco supermarket only 10-15 mins drive away. I would highly recommend this property for exploring the lovely beaches in/around Kingsbridge, Dartmouth etc
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.
We had a lovely holiday in Sandalwood during October half term. This converted barn is perfect for two families to holiday together. It is spacious and clean. It was a mild week but we were surprised to not need the heating on at all as it was so warm. We just used the heated towel rails that are present in all three bath/shower rooms to dry our towels. The younger members of our group enjoyed playing tennis on the tennis court and using the play area. We enjoyed a walk through the Fallapit estate into East Allington and explored the village including the church. This accommodation is ideally suited to explore all of South Devon. We went to Blackpool Sands, Torcross, Start Point, Woodlands Leisure Park, Bantham, Bigbury, Burgh Island, Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Salcombe. All of these places were well worth a visit!
Liz the owner provided great customer service, giving us all the information neccessary. Overall we would thoroughly recommend Sandalwood and we hope to go back soon!
As others have said, the pictures do not do the property justice. We were a party of six, including 8 & 4 year old girls and can truly say that Sandalwood had everything we could have asked for and more. It has been beautifully modernised with great attention to detail and the peaceful location, even in August, could not have been better. The children loved the play area, especially the zipwire and the adults enjoyed the tennis. There is loads to do in the area, all tastes being well catered for, but the children especially enjoyed crabbing from the estuary wall in Kings bridge. We can recommend The Codfather in Kings bridge for fish and chips. We were all sorry to leave. Thank you Liz!
Situated in the South Hams area of South Devon which is renowned for its spectacular coastline and stunning beaches. The property is in a small hamlet in a beautiful rural area. The location provides easy access to the coast to the South, East and West, and Dartmoor National Park to the North. The nearest beach is Slapton Sands (5 miles) with its famous Ley. The idyllic sandy beaches of Hope Cove, Bantham, and Bigbury are all a short drive away. Because of it location, many sections of the coastal path are within easy reach. The bustling harbour towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth are nearby with interesting shops and pubs to visit, and there is always plenty to watch on the water. Nearby the market towns of Kingsbridge and Totnes have a good selection of individual shops restaurants and pubs. Riding, golf, sailing, sea and coarse fishing are available locally.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
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