Escape to the Country at Sandhill House

Sandhill House is the perfect countryside retreat to escape the ‘crazy world’ and relax in the heart of the breathtaking ‘hidden’ Tamar Valley. Our exclusive accommodation was awarded the Luxury Rural Retreat Bed and Breakfast in Cornwall in 2017 and 2018.

Discover the Extraordinary

Set in The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Devon and Cornwall World Heritage Site, this select Bed and Breakfast is the ideal gateway to explore the Tamar Valley’s outstanding, natural landscape and ‘world changing’ heritage. Dartmoor National Park is on the doorstep, with wild Bodmin Moor and the historic naval city of Plymouth, no distance away. Sir Francis Drake’s historic hometown, Tavistock, is less than a 10 minute drive away. Sandhill House is also ideal for exploring National Trust and Royal Horticultural Society properties, or for business if you prefer to avoid the big hotel chains.

Sandhill House and the self-catering Tamar Orchard Barn are exclusive but relaxed retreats.

The elegant and enchanting Grade II Listed Georgian home was the ‘Manor’ of the great mine owner in the 1800s. It has recently been upgraded with facilities including sumptuous King size beds and beautifully appointed en-suites. The extensive breakfast menu, based on the best ethically and locally sourced produce, is served in the Georgian dining room.

Self-catering Barn

The ‘dinky’ dog friendly Barn, set in our two acre gardens, offers total seclusion and tranquillity with a private, south facing garden.

With the stunning Tamar Valley Railway Line, at the end of the carriage drive, Sandhill House is the perfect place for walkers and cyclists exploring Devon and Cornwall. Alternatively, you can take an exhilarating rail journey to Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth, or take a relaxing river boat trip down the stunning Tamar River, have a special meal on the Barbican Water Front, and let the train take the strain ‘home’. 

Real Relaxation

You are very welcome to relax in the tranquil, horticultural ‘treasure trove’ gardens. We regret that extensive ornamental ponds make Sandhill unsuitable for children. There are also our dogs here to ‘meet and greet’, with Fudge being know as the ‘butler’ by some guests.