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Sandhill House Country Retreat

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Sandhill House is the perfect country retreat to escape and enjoy exclusive accommodation and relax looking out over the breathtaking Tamar Valley. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Site, this luxury retreat is the ideal gateway to explore the fantastic natural environment and world changing heritage including Dartmoor National Park. Sandhill House is the perfect country retreat to escape and enjoy exclusive accommodation and relax looking out over the breathtaking Tamar Valley. Please see our regularly updated Blog for local events and activities. This enchanting, privately, owned Grade II Listed Georgian home is set in 2 acres of landscaped gardens with stunning, un-interrupted views over the Tamar Valley and Dartmoor National Park beyond. It has recently under-gone major refurbishment with guest room facilities including king size beds, beautifully appointed en-suites, free wifi, and Freeview TV/DVD and a hospitality tray in each room. This luxury countryside retreat is perfectly located at the gateway to explore both Devon and Cornwall and also historic Tavistock which is just 10 minutes drive away. Sandhill House's exclusive location, at the heart of the stunning Tamar Valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Site, make it the perfect retreat for couples or singles, for walking, cycling, golf and exploring National Trust and Royal Horticultural Society properties, or for work if you prefer to avoid the big hotel chains. Newly converted, the self-catering Tamar Orchard Barn is set in the peaceful 2 acre grounds of the house and is 'dog friendly'. The open plan living area retains features of the ancient listed barn but is designed in a contemporary style that echoes the character of the old orchard Barn. Facilities include a king size bed, beautifully appointed natural stone shower room with under-floor heating, well-appointed kitchen area, free wifi, and Freeview TV/DVD. The Barn's French doors overlook a south facing rose garden, which is dog secure, where you can just relax and enjoy the bird song or alfresco dining from the BBQ, whilst absorbing the breathtaking views of the Tamar Valley. You are welcome to treat yourself to a special cooked breakfast in the main house. Whether staying in the luxury of the B&B or the Barn, you are always welcome to relax in the unique, horticultural 'treasure trove' gardens. There is a local 'dog friendly' pub within walking distance, which serves excellent home cooked lunches, whilst other local hostelries offer evening meals, most of which are also 'dog friendly'. Unfortunately, due to the ornamental ponds, the property is not suitable for children. There is plenty of free car parking space. Bustling, historic Tavistock is just a 10 minute drive away and the world famous Tamar Valley line terminates at Gunnislake Station, which is just a 5 minute walk down the carriage drive. This B&B is run on an ethical basis, with local and ethically sourced produce.
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We have stayed at Sandhill house before ,and the whole experience just gets better ,if you are visiting cornwall or south Devon ,You must stay here I promise you will never forget your visit ,wonderful house ,great accomodation ,unbelievable hosts ,superb food ,this is what a
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Response from Mary C, Owner at Sandhill House Country Retreat
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your really overwhelmingly kind review. The truth is we just love you staying here. When you ring up to book you brighten up our day and even more so when you are here! We are just really happy that you feel at 'home' when you are with us and can relax after a busy day with your gorgeous Granddaughter. We just hope you are coming down to see us again soon! Take care now. Spring in the stunning Tamar Valley is well and truly on it's way, so hopefully, you will see it in all it's glory when you can next escape to the country.
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We stayed at the Sandhill House in Gunnislake (Tamar Valley), between the 26th-29th of December, 2018. We stay in hotels and B&B quite frequently (on average, we stay on about 3 different places a year, and we have done so for a decade or so), and based on our experience, we can
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This is simply an amazing spot, with fantastic views with the house located in a sunny plateau high up and sheltered. Perfect for sunrise and equally watching the moon rise as well. The rooms are gloriously fitted out in all aspects and the breakfast was simple Devine.
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Response from Mary C, Owner at Sandhill House Country Retreat
Responded 14 Nov 2018
Wow! Thank you so much for your lovely, kind words and for taking the time to write a review. We are just so happy that you really enjoyed your stay in the stunning 'Hidden' Valley. We just hope, very much indeed, that you will come back to see us again and continue exploring this little known region in beautiful Cornwall. Thank you again and take care.
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We have just spent four days staying in Tamar Orchard Barn , the self-catering unit in the grounds of Sandhill House . This beautifully converted old apple barn has everything you need for a comfortable , relaxing break . Set in a secluded area of the grounds , surrounded by
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Response from Mary C, Owner at Sandhill House Country Retreat
Responded 14 Nov 2018
Wow! We are blushing here! What a truly lovely review! We are so, so pleased that you really enjoyed the Tamar Orchard Barn and the stunning local scenery, and varied walks with Toby. I also, having returned from visiting my father,to find an amazing parcel waiting, have to say a deeply meant '"Thank you" for your wonderful painting which perfectly captures Sandhill House's talisman. I am off to buy a frame shortly so that I can get 'him' on display as soon as possible- so beautiful. Thank you so much again for your very kind words. We sincerely hope that you will come back and see us again, when we will be more than happy to serve a vegan breakfast. You know where to find us now and we very much look forward to seeing you all again. Please give gorgeous Toby a cuddle from me.
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We stayed 3 nights in the lovely Tamar Room which was very comfortable with modern facilities, the house is a beautiful traditional style and close to national trust houses to visit. Set in lovely grounds and easy to find, with Mary & Andrew being the perfect host very friendly
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Your own private and tranquil space to really escape to the country.
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The Spring view from your French windows in the Tamar Orchard Barn.
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We are lucky to have flowers in the garden all year round.
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Fresh flowers from the garden welcome you to the Dartmoor Room.
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The Dartmoor Room with stunning views over the Tamar Valley - a full moon coming over the Dartmoor National Park horizon is spectacular.
Hi, do you have any twin bedded rooms?
"Rooms at the front of the house have superb views ."
"All good rooms"
"All rooms are beautiful."
"We stayed in "Dartmoor" but saw the other rooms and would have been pleased to stay in any of them."
"The Chapel room was a beautiful bright and sunny room with a comfy bed and modern bathroom with a shower."
US$133 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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