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7 Nights See prices

  • £1064  to  £1600

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Short Breaks From

  • £288 p/night
    2 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Hot Tub

About Sunnybank

Sunnybank sleeps up to eight guests and provides the perfect place for a relaxing break in the very heart of the beautiful Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in Devon. Providing modern light and airy holiday accommodation with fantastic panoramic views across the Culm Valley, Sunnybank has been furnished with the needs of holiday guests in mind, to ensure a comfortable and memorable holiday.

The Blackdown Hills is a 'hidden gem' of an area in Devon and Somerset which is often overlooked. It has so much to offer with its secluded valleys, wooded hilltops and enchantingly beautiful scenery. Dotted with fascinating landmarks, the area is rich in local history and interesting places just waiting to be explored.

Situated just outside the village of Hemyock, Sunnybank is accessed via a quiet country lane and sits on the lee of Pen Cross hill looking out over the rolling countryside and beyond to Dartmoor.

Conveniently located, Sunnybank is just fifteen minutes from the M5 motorway and only two and a half hours from both the Midlands and London, providing an ideal base from which to explore the whole of the South West. The north and south coastlines are just forty five minutes away by car, along with Dartmoor and Exmoor and there are plenty of local attractions for those who prefer not to travel.

Sunnybank overlooks Culm Pyne where there is a private carp pond that guests can fish if they choose. Alternatively you can bring your own bikes and explore the quiet country lanes - beware some of them are quite hilly! There is plenty of safe storage space for bicycles.

In the village of Hemyock there are tennis courts that can be hired for the more energetic. There are regular banger racing meetings at Smeatharpe Stadium; kart racing at Mansell Raceway and 4x4 driving at Landrover Experience West Country. Pony treking is available on all the moors and there are a large number of National Trust properties to visit in the area. Exeter is within easy reach with its Cathedral, Quay, good quality shops and eating establishments and the historic market town of Honiton is ten miles away with its twice weekly markets, Antique and Curio shops. For the children, Crealy Park is very popular, as is Diggerland which is a must for the more mechanically minded.

Relax and enjoy the outdoor six person hot tub on the second sheltered patio which offers privacy and spectacular views.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Cath Elcock joined Independent Cottages in December 2011

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Kingsize +
  • Piano
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (Devon)

Sunnybank is furnished in a modern and comfortable style and provides all the conveniences needed to make your holiday relaxing and enjoyable.

Accommodation comprises:

  • Open-plan kitchen, dining room and living area with flat screen HD television with DVD player and smart speaker. The living area has a modern built-in woodburner (small supply of logs provided), comfortable seating and French windows leading out onto a garden patio with table and barbeque/brazier - perfect for alfresco dining.
  • Kitchen with oil-fired Rayburn and AEG split level oven and hob, providing flexible cooking facilities. There is also a built in microwave, large American-style fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
  • Laundry room next to the kitchen with washing machine, as well as tumble drier.
  • Separate toilet that leads off the laundry room.
  • Two main bedrooms with super king-size beds and en suite shower rooms containing heated towel rails.
  • Further two bedrooms which can be made up as either twins or kings - any combination of these can be set-up to suit guests needs.
  • Large family bathroom with bath and shower.

Outside: There is a large sloping terraced garden with two patio areas and a six person hot tub. The garage houses a games room, with pool table and dart board and there is plenty of off-road parking.

Additional information: Whilst the accommodation of Sunnybank is single level, there are small steps to enter the property and internally in the open-plan living area. Oil-fired central heating. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot and high chair available if required. Electricity and oil included in the price. Sunnybank welcomes well-behaved pets at the disgression of the owners (please phone to discuss your furry friends needs).

Sunday Supplement: For guests staying at Sunnybank over the weekend who would like to enjoy a late departure on a Sunday, the owners can offer a 4pm check-out for an additional supplement of £40, allowing you to relax, have lunch and leave at your leisure.

Sunnybank Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Mon, 29th Apr 2024 - Thu, 25th Jul 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £663 | 3 nights: £794 | 4 nights: £835

7 Nights

2 Nights

Fri, 26th Jul 2024 - Thu, 5th Sep 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 6th Sep 2024 - Thu, 24th Oct 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £663 | 3 nights: £794 | 4 nights: £835

7 Nights

2 Nights

Fri, 25th Oct 2024 - Thu, 19th Dec 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £577 | 3 nights: £664 | 4 nights: £733

7 Nights

2 Nights

Fri, 20th Dec 2024 - Fri, 3rd Jan 2025
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (2 Super-kings & 2 Twins/kings)
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Yes
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1823 681018 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Cath Elcock
Member Since December 2011

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Sunnybank 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 19th May 2024

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