Welcome to Sandhill House Country Retreat - B&B and Self Catering

Virus Update 22 February 2021

Well! Hello again! I hope that you are still keeping well, safe and sane in these continuing challenging times. But there is light at the end of the tunnel as the days get longer.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the key dates of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, which are also detailed in a document titled ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’. 


The roadmap involves 4 steps, and relies on scientific data on infection rates, vaccine efficacy, risk of new variants, and hospitalisations in order for the Government to proceed to the next step. As of two days ago, the UK had vaccinated nearly 18 million people.


As part of ‘Step 2’, our self-contained Tamar Orchard Barn will be open from the 12th April and Sandhill House Bed & Breakfast will reopen from 17th May.


The above dates are still subject to change, should the necessary criteria not be met, but the current progression of the vaccination program and the drop in the infection rate and hospitalisation gives us every reason to be optimistic. So let us hope these dates hold, or that things get better even sooner!   Wouldn’t it be nice if we were open for Easter!

Given there is still some uncertainty about dates, although we have not yet amended our on-line booking terms, we are very happy to take bookings, from our lovely ‘frequent flyer’ guests and those who ring us up. For the latter we will not be charging a deposit, and all dates are transferable, subject to room availability. We do have postponed bookings that were very kindly postponed by guests last year, so we highly recommend booking as soon as possible, because Staycations are the ‘in thing’! 

Stay home, stay safe and stay sane, but we hope that we can all ‘go out to play’ very soon. The sky is blue, the daffodils and camellias are coming out and Spring is definitely in the air.

Spring camellia

Spring camellia, unknown variety



Escape to the Country

Sandhill House is the perfect countryside retreat to escape to and enjoy exclusive Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the heart of the breath-taking Tamar Valley, Cornwall. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Cornwall and Devon Mining World Heritage Site, this select B&B Cornwall is the ideal gateway to explore the fantastic natural environment of the Tamar Valley and it’s world changing heritage, Dartmoor National Park, Bodmin Moor and the historic Naval city of Plymouth.

In addition Sir Francis Drake’s hometown, Tavistock, is less 10 minutes drive away and both the rugged north and sandy south coasts are just 30-40 minutes away. It is also ideal for exploring several National Trust properties, or for business if you prefer to avoid the big hotel chains. Please note that we do have our dear dogs here, though you are only likely to meet Fudge, generally known as The Butler by guests. To book please call Mary on +44 (0)7713 077877 or +44 (0)1822 833722 or email mary@sandhillhousecornwall.co.uk.



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
  • Set in 2 acres of private gardens
  • Astonishing countryside setting
  • Truly breathtaking views
  • Perfect for walkers and cyclists
  • Gateway to Devon and Cornwall
  • Short walk to Tamar Valley Railway line to historic naval city of Plymouth
  • Ethical policy and local product sourcing



Once Upon a Time...

The self-contained Tamar Orchard Barn to reopen from 12th April

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Another Traveller Award!

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