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

Chinese Virus Update September 2020

The ‘government’ requires everyone to be alert and use common sense while complying with legally enforceable precautions regarding the Chinese virus. Our aim is to keep guests and ourselves safe. We have, therefore, ceased to take on-line bookings in order to manage guest numbers and where they are coming from. We are taking bookings from returning guests and those who kindly ring us directly. 

Several local pubs have re-opened, serving food, while observing all legal precautionary requirements. 

Escape to the Country

Sandhill House is the perfect countryside retreat to escape to and enjoy exclusive B&B accommodation in the heart of the breath-taking Tamar Valley. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 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 07713 077877 or landline below.



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...

Coronavirus and Cornwall

Statement from Visit Cornwall, Friday 20th March 2020, 12.00 Noon Despite the lack of clarity from the Government, Visit Cornwall is advising that visitors should not come to Cornwall at this time. In order to slow the spread of the virus, to protect themselves, as well as the communities of Cornwall. We are asking people […]

Another Traveller Award!

Travelmyth Award We were delighted to receive this latest award, from Travelmyth, though you have to laugh because there isn’t a lot of competition in tiny Gunnislake!   Travelmyth is a hotel search engine for sophisticated travellers. 

Great Excitement in the Garden

Great excitement in the garden this Spring. Firstly, our beautiful yellow Himalayan Rhododendron was the best it has ever been this March with perhaps fifteen blooms.   However, two years ago we discovered another Himalayan Rhododendron that had been consumed by the common Ponticum, so we gave it some air and light and what a […]