Sunny Bank 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, Sunny Bank 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 is located at Culm Pyne where there is a small pond stocked with carp, which the owners are happy for guests to fish (a limited amount of tackle can be provided). There are plenty of walks to enjoy in the Culm Valley from a gentle stroll to a more strenuous walk. Guests are also welcome to bring their own bikes to explore the country lanes and there is room to store them securely in the garage.
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.
Cath Elcock joined Independent Cottages in December 2011
Sunny Bank is furnished in a modern and comfortable style and provides all the conveniences needed to make your holiday relaxing and enjoyable.
Outside: There is a large sloping terraced garden with two patio areas, a summer house, six person hot tub and a Boule pitch. 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 discression of the owners (please phone to discuss your furry friends needs). Christmas is charged at £1500.
Sunday Supplement: If you are staying the weekend at Sunnybank and feel it is a shame that you have to leave so soon on Sunday morning; for a £25 supplement extend your stay until 4pm giving you time to go out for the morning, have lunch and still get home in time for work Monday morning.
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