Welcome to Sandhill House Country Retreat - Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering

Escape to the Country

Sandhill House is the perfect Bed and Breakfast rural retreat in a ‘hidden’ part of Cornwall. You can escape from the everyday routine, ‘far from the madding crowd’, to enjoy our genuinely peaceful, adult only Bed and Breakfast accommodation.  With a maximum of six guests, we are perfect for family or friends to get together for a few days catching up and relaxing. Mentioning, which, we have a fantastic selection of local pubs, that serve good food and even better beers. Also, there are superb restaurants in Tavistock just 10 minutes away by car. 

Self-catering Barn

Our even more secluded self-catering, ‘dinky’ Tamar Orchard Barn , which also welcomes adults only, is even quieter! Set in it’s own south facing gardens, where you will only be disturbed by bird song! We are now delighted to confirm that we welcome dogs, when two can come along for free, by arrangement. 

Escape to ‘another world’

Set in the heart of the breath-taking Tamar Valley, Cornwall, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Cornwall and Devon Mining World Heritage Site. This select Bed and Breakfast in Cornwall is the ideal gateway to explore the fantastic natural environment of the Tamar Valley and its world-changing heritage, Dartmoor National ParkBodmin Moor and the historic Naval City of Plymouth.

In addition, Sir Francis Drake’s hometown, Tavistock, is less than 10 minutes drive away from our Bed and Breakfast. The rugged world famous north and sandy south coasts are just 30-40 minutes drive away.  Sandhill House is also ideal for exploring several National Trust properties or for business if you prefer to avoid the big hotel chains.

To book please call Mary on +44 (0)7713 077877 or +44 (0)1822 833722 or email mary@sandhillhousecornwall.co.uk.

Please book directly with us, as soon as possible, because Cornwall is proving as popular as ever. We are fortunate to be in a stunning rural, and delightfully unknown part of Cornwall, “far from the madding crowd”, the Tamar Valley, Cornwall



A wonderful reception as if we were long lost friends. A beautiful setting in a hidden away part of Cornwall. Access to so many hidden treasures.


Only stayed for one night unfortunately, but very glad that we did. What a discovery. Lovely views, in a peaceful and secluded setting, it’s the ideal location for getting away from it all. Wonderfully located for a range of destinations in both Cornwall and Devon


I brought a dog with me and the owners gave as much care and attention to the dog as they did to me. It was a superb place to stay.

Explore & Experience

  • Warm and welcoming hospitality
  • Perfect rural retreat set in 14 acres of flower meadows and gardens
  • Astonishing countryside setting with truly breath-taking views
  • Perfect for walkers and cyclists
  • Perfect for the new Tamara Coast to Coast Way
  • Gateway to Cornwall and Devon
  • Short walk to the scenic Tamar Valley Railway line to the historic naval city of Plymouth
  • Ethical policy and local product sourcing


Once Upon a Time...

Spring has sprung and we are opening soon!

Sandhill House Bed and Breakfast Cornwall Opening date After the most fantastic Christmas holiday with guests, filled with laughter and much ‘good will’ we are delighted to let you know that we are opening on 4 March 2024. Easter is so early this year but not only have our bulbs ‘shot up’, but they are […]

Celebrating the Cornish Spirit – 5 March 2024

Celebrating the Cornish Spirit on St. Piran’s Day Every March 5th, Cornwall comes alive with the spirit of St. Piran’s Day (Gool Peran in Cornish). While details of ancient traditions may be lost to time, the essence remains – a day filled with merriment, laughter, and a healthy dose of Cornish hospitality (including generous helpings […]

Cornwall New Coast to Coast Walking Route

Cornwall Coast to Coast Walking Trail Great news for the ‘hidden’ valley because a new Cornwall Coast to Coast walking trail has become reality. travelling 90 miles from South to North Cornwall. The 90 mile route includes the existing Tamar Valley Discovery Trail, in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and we […]