A very Special Breakfast (according to our guests)

Through consultation with our guests, we have developed Sandhill House’ special, breakfast choices, for the very best start to the day.

Our breakfast menu includes traditional options, such as a hearty English cooked breakfast, but also lighter options, such as smoked salmon and scrambled egg, and, even, MSC smoked haddock. We also have menus for vegetarians and vegans.

Wherever possible, produce is sourced locally, supporting local artisan businesses and reducing our impact on the environment. In addition, food must be produced ethically, such as free range and organic.

Breads include Chilli and Cheese and Pumpkin Seed Spelt sourdough supplied by Continental Crumbs, as well as traditional multigrain and thick white Toasties, for a naughty treat!

There is no plastic packed butter or margarine served here. We support Trewithen Dairy for our organic milk and Cornish butter, although it’s hard to find their unsalted version!

All our eggs are free range being supplied by various local stands. Yes, you can put the money in a Tupperware box for your dozen eggs.

Home grown apple juice

We serve our own ‘home grown’ apple juice from our orchard with the ‘vintage’ varying from year to year. This is because the apple juice’s sweetness depends on the mix of ‘cookers’ versus’ eaters’ depending on how well they do, each year. Known varieties are: Lanes Prince Albert, Bramley Seedling, Egremont Russett, James Grieves, Cornish Aromatic, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Howgate Wonder, Worcester Permain, unknown but small and red, may be Queen Cox. We have recently added two local varieties Gull and Cornish Gillyflower, which is amazing!

We have recently planted a new orchard in the Secret Garden, with heritage varieties, including Sops in Wine!

                                           Sops in Wine

Anyone for Afternoon Tea?

For those afternoons when you have come back from ‘discovering the extraordinary’, and all you want is a truly English cup of tea, and can’t resist the temptation of a holiday treat, we offer a truly Cornish Cream tea.  Jam first, of course and with either Trewithen or Image result for cream teaRodda’s Cornish clotted cream for £7.00 per head.

So much talent

We are still looking for interesting, ethical and inspirational ideas and products so ‘watch this space’, as this page will continually evolve through our ‘journey of discovery’ in the beautiful Tamar Valley, and Cornwall.

Living ethically

We only use laundry and cleaning products that have not been tested on animals. These are predominantly the Co-operative’s own branded products, and Astonish, which carry the BUAV logo www.buav.org. We do not use duck or goose feather or down duvets because the trade is founded on cruelty and many people are allergic to them. Thanks to our well planted gardens, we only use ‘no air miles’ flowers in guest rooms and the house, for most of the year.