Approached down the woodland carriage drive the grandeur of Sandhill House unfolds before you, together with breathtaking views over the stunning, unspoiled Tamar Valley.
The self-catering Tamar Orchard Barn is set within the 2 acre landscaped gardens.
The estate is very peaceful but offers excellent access to public transport, including rail and bus services. There is a local shop and petrol station and at least one pub is within 15 minutes walking distance, with several others offering excellent food and beer.
The historic town of Tavistock, just 10 minutes drive away,is the key gateway to Dartmoor National Park.
The Tamar Valley
The Tamar Valley forms the boundary between Cornwall and Devon and runs from very close to the north coast down to Plymouth Sound. Bordered by steep wooded valleys, rich farmland and water meadows, it is an ever changing landscape hidden away from the touristy areas of both Cornwall and Devon.
It is an area rich in beauty, history and stunning scenery. An important haven for wildlife, the river valley and its tributaries are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s great walking country, but you can also explore the area by train on the scenic Tamar Valley Line or by boat on the Tamar Passenger Ferry or pleasure cruises. The valley has four ancient towns: Launceston with its steam railway and 1,000 year old Norman castle; Tavistock – gateway to Dartmoor with daily pannier market for food and crafts; Callington – with its unusual mural trail, and Saltash – best known for Brunel’s Royal Albert rail bridge.
There are many fine houses to visit, including medieval Cotehele House, Antony House at Torpoint and Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park on the Rame peninsula, plus Norman castles at Launceston and Trematon nr Saltash.
- River trips
- Historic houses
- Scenic railway lines
- Norman castles
- Country parks
- World Heritage mining sites
- Walking trails
- Market towns
For more information see Out and About.