Welcome to Sandhill House Country Retreat - B&B 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 can 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!

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 north and sandy south coasts are just 30-40 minutes away.  Sandhill House 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.

Fudge, protecting the fish from the heron

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


Spring camellia

Spring camellia, unknown variety



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 private meadows and gardens
  • Astonishing countryside setting
  • Truly breath-taking 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...

Calstock May Revels and the Calstock Giant 2 May bank holiday Monday

May Revels Some of you may have heard us tell you about our unique Calstock Giant. Forget the Floral Dance and all the other commercial Cornish festivals – May Revels is the one! A truly genteel and magical evening where no one makes a penny – except the pub, of course.  The whole event is […]

My favourite garden plant

Dog’s Tooth Violet This has to be my all time favourite garden plant, Erythronium Illand Pink. There is a long story behind this particular species name. I have tried to grow Pagoda and White Beauty but they are not happy, whereas this local species seems to be thriving.

Some sunny day………………………. it has arrived!

Sunshine in South East Cornwall Do you remember when I said ‘We’ll meet again some sunny day? Well! The sunshine has arrived in South East Cornwall, for a whole week! With the good weather, Winter works are carrying on, at a pace. The Chapel Room’s Juliette balconies, newly painted and sparkling in the sun! My […]