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. Effectively, we offer ‘self-catering’, without the catering!

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


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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
  • Truly breath-taking views
  • Perfect for walkers and cyclists
  • Gateway to Cornwall and Devon
  • Short walk to the scenic Tamar Valley Railway line to historic naval city of Plymouth
  • Ethical policy and local product sourcing



Once Upon a Time...

Winter Closure

Winter Closure We will be closed for Winter works from 1 October until next Spring, We would like to say a very big “Thank you” to all our wonderful guests who chose to come to this very beautiful part of Cornwall. We have had a fascinating time meeting so many interesting people from all around […]

The Sun Shines, just on St Luke’s Open Garden Day, Again!

St Luke’s Open Garden Day 2023 After a rainy start, the sun shone on Sandhill House Country Retreat’s Open Garden day on behalf of St Luke’s Hospice, last Sunday. The event was a huge success, with 346 visitors braving the weather to support this great local and essential charity. Visitors enjoyed a relaxing afternoon in […]

Fudge ‘the Butler’ RIP

Fudge ‘the Butler’ It is with the heaviest of hearts that we must let all our dear guests, who knew Fudge the ‘Butler’ so well, or who were looking forward to meeting him, died almost without warning on 7 June this year. He had his 13th birthday the week before, with his special birthday curry, […]