Just returned from a weekend at Sandhill. Only coming from the other side of Cornwall, some people thought we were mad for choosing Gunnislake for a weekend away! Not only is the location superb, with lots to explore on Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley, but the bright lights of Plymouth also close by, but the gorgeous house should be a film set - classically and tastefully decorated with enough lumps and bumps to show it's the real old thing. Don't panic though - it also has all the comforts (electric blanket, underfloor heating in the bathroom, mega-ace power shower and the best bread I have ever eaten for toast) of somewhere far more modern.
Great, easy company too - I'm always wary of B and Bs and having to talk about the owner's grandchildren/health/blah blah but Mary and Andrew were both easy and interesting to talk to. We'll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandhill House Country House Retreat Gunnislake, Cornwall