Tamar Orchard Barn – Studio with En-suite

View TariffApproached down the woodland carriage drive, the dog friendly, self-catering Tamar Orchard Barn is set in the 2 acre landscaped gardens of Sandhill House, which overlooks uninterrupted views of the stunning Tamar Valley. Just 10 minutes from historic Tavistock, Sandhill is set above the ethereal mists of the Valley, and you can watch the ever changing scene as the it rolls away down the tidal river Tamar, with wild Dartmoor beckoning beyond. The Barn is within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Site on the Devon/Cornwall border. As you approach this enchanting, self-catering Barn, you will enjoy the formal water gardens, before finding yourself in an oasis of green and surrounded by nature; if you are lucky you will see the Fallow deer and their fauns in the meadow below.

The Tamar Orchard Barn, once the apple store for the grandest house in Gunnislake, is now a fusion of contemporary boutique flavoured comfort whilst also echoing it’s ancient origins with the old stable door, wooden beams and traditional granite stonewalls.

Bright and airy decoration, with attention to detail, means you can enjoy a self-catering countryside retreat in all seasons.
After an action-packed day ‘discovering the extraordinary’ exploring the local delights, you can retreat to your cosy barn and relax with a glass of wine on the private, south facing terrace, perhaps cook up a feast on the BBQ. Then as the balmy evening draws out you can star gaze making the most of the bright light quality of the skies. Then sink into the king-sized, solid ash bed and luxurious linen, and listen to the silence only to fall into a deep and uninterrupted night’s sleep with only the call of the owls in the trees to listen to. The stunning bathroom continues to echo the origins of the Barn with rare slate lining the walk-in shower, slate wash hand basin and under floor heating warming the natural limestone floor in Winter.

Perfect for relaxation and recreation, The Tamar Orchard Barn makes a superb escape for memorable Cornish adventures. 

Quick checklist

  • Private secure garden
  • South facing terrace with BBQ (charcoal supplied)
  • Pets allowed
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Freeview television/DVD Player
  • Cornish ‘Welcome’ pack
  • King sized bed
  • ‘His and Hers’ cosy electric blanket in Winter months
  • Log burner effect electric fire
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Strictly non-smoking


  • En-suite shower room
  • Underfloor heating in the Winter months

Home Cooked

The open-plan living and kitchen area creates a social space for cooking a romantic supper for your loved one using the freshest of local produce. The small table and chairs provide a sweet place to sit and reflect on the day’s adventures over a hearty meal with a glass of something delicious. Alternatively, you could ‘cook up a feast’ on the BBQ where charcoal and equipment are supplied.

However, should you fancy a treat you are very welcome to have breakfast cooked for you in the main house, by arrangement, at the cost of £8.50 per person.  

Eating Out

The Tamar Valley has a wealth of friendly pubs serving traditional dishes, good cask ales, and welcoming locals. Please see the Eating Out page for more information, where all are dog friendly. There is also a map of the local pubs provided in the Barn’s Welcome guide. For a fine dining experience there are several renowned restaurants for a genteel afternoon tea or a decadent supper nearby.

Walking adventures

There are many beautiful and interesting walks in the local area and region and almost every pub is very dog friendly, including all those on our Eating out map. Please see our Walking page for information about both local and further afield walks.


Accommodation is available throughout the year both for business and pleasure. November to March inclusive minimum nights stay 3 nights at £70.00 per night. April – October minimum 7 nights stay unless otherwise agreed.

There is no charge for dog companions.

An energy allowance of £2.00 per day is included from April – September, inclusive. A £3.00 per day allowance is included October – March inclusive. Any additional energy usage will be charged based on meter readings. 

07713 077877 or 01822 833722

or email mary@sandhillhousecornwall.co.uk and we will be very happy to help.

Booking Contract

We provide a booking contract, together with the relevant Ts & Cs, either as a posted hard copy or electronic copy, via email, at the time of booking. This must be completed and returned prior to arrival. 

Tariff and Availability

Season Start End Minimum stay 2018 Price  Bank Holidays
Spring is in the Air 06/01/2018 24/03/2018 4 £295  
Easter Escape 24/03/2018 07/04/2018 7 £425 Good Friday 30/3/18. BH 2/4/18
Spring has Sprung 07/04/2018 19/05/2018 7 £395 7 May Early May BH
Flower Power 19/05/2018 23/06/2018 7 £450 28 May Spring BH
Hazy Days 23/06/2018 07/07/2018 7 £475  
Mad Dogs and Englishmen 07/07/2018 01/09/2018 7 £550  
Indian Summer 01/09/2018 22/09/2018 7 £495 27 August Summer BH
Autumn Glory 22/09/2018 27/10/2018 4 £395  
Calm before the Storm 27/10/2018 15/12/2018 4 £295  
Christmas Escape 15/12/2018 05/01/2019 7 £500 25 – 26 December Christmas/NY