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Converted contemporary barn in a beautiful rural location near coast

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Updated: 30-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

4 bedrooms (1 en-suite), 1 family bathroom, 1 shower room. Sleeps 8

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.

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About the Owner

Liz Crowther
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Isn't Internet a wonderful invention and thanks to google we found Sandalwood cottage and what a wonderful time we have had.
Oct 2012
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Isn't Internet a wonderful invention and thanks to google we found Sandalwood cottage and what a wonderful time we have had.
Oct 2012
  • 1 of 3

16 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)


Excellent property, we will be back

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to hear your enjoyed your stay at Sandalwood. Its certainly an ideal location for visiting the South Hams. Look forward to your next visit.
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  • 5 of 5

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!

Darren Northeast

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Darren. Look forward to your next visit.
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Lovely contemporary barn close to many beaches

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review. We were so glad to hear that you had a lovely Christmas at Sandalwood Cottage
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Great accommodation in a wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear you had a lovely holiday. We were so pleased that you found the cottage layout suited two families and that it was in an excellent position for visiting the area. Look forward to seeing you again.
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What a find!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The South Hams is a wonderful area, and Sandalwood is in an excellent position to access all areas, with easy accessibility to the coast, west, south and east. A great rural setting with children's area and tennis court on site. I am so glad to hear that you had a good holiday. Thank you for your review.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Plymouth at 26 Miles Nearest Barpub : East Allington at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 24 Miles Nearest Golf : Dartmouth at 6.5 Miles Nearest Train : Totnes at 8 Miles Nearest Motorway : A38 at 14 Miles Nearest Restaurant : East Allington at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Slapton Sands at 6 Miles Car: necessary

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Alternative changeover days can be arranged out of season. Please contact me for details.
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Updated: 30-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 133 m²


  • En suite to master bedroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Double shower
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Upstairs shower room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The en-suite shower room has a modern double shower. The family bathroom is large with contemporary free standing bath.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, En suite shower room
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, 3 foot bunk beds
  • Downstairs there is the master bedroom, double bedroom and twin room. The master bedroom has a super king size double bed with en-suite. The bunk bedded room is upstairs off the main living area. There are two travel cots.


  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • 8 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Shared use of communal tennis court and children's play area. There is designated parking at the front and rear of the property. There is a lovely short walk to the pub in East Allington. Good food, bar snacks and restaurant. The footpath goes through a secluded wooded area beside a small stream.

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