Sunnybank is a villa-style property in the heart of the little-known but beautiful Blackdown Hills. Situated in the lee of Penncross Hill and reached by a quiet country lane, Sunnybank boasts unequaled panoramic views of the Culm Valley. We have furnished Sunnybank in a modern but luxurious style with guests requirements specifically in mind. All creature comforts have been provided from plenty of comfortable seating in the living room through top-of the-range kitchen appliances to en suite bedrooms with super-king sized beds. Oil-fired central heating keeps the house warm when required and there is hot water on demand. Pool,Table Football and Darts are available in the games room and a boule pitch for the more active outside. Sunnybank has a large sheltered terraced garden with plenty of room for the kids to run around and adults sit and relax, perhaps enjoying a soak in our hot tub. WiFi internet is available, ideal for surfing the web or keeping in touch with family and friends.
Villa in Penncross, Hemyock, Devon, England - Enjoy The View From Our Outdoor Hot Tub Too!
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Mar 2019
About Catherine Elcock
Sunnybank overlooks Culm Pyne, the farm where me (Cath) and my partner Guy live and work. Our lives are shared with a variety of hounds and terriers and two' hairy ponies' whom I seem to spend all my spare time running around after! We grow cider apples for a living; they are sold to both multinational companies and local artisan cider makers. So it is very likely that if you drink cider you will have tasted our apples! I also run a small livery yard, so horses are to be found grazing in the surrounding fields.
Catherine Elcock purchased this Bungalow in 2011
Why Catherine Elcock chose Hemyock
We purchased Sunnybank due to its proximity to the farm. But mostly we purchased Sunnybank for the views; looking across the Culm Valley on a clear day you can as far as Dartmoor. We feel there is nowhere with a more spectacular setting in the Blackdown Hills. Sunnybank is only 15 minutes from junction 26 of the M5 motorway and is only 1/2 mile from Hemyock with its shops, pubs and range of amenities. Yet it is set in a very quiet location, ideal for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Absolutely perfect! Amazing house and super host!
Cath was the perfect host. Super friendly and accommodating. She even baked us all a cake!
The house is huge (plenty of room for 8 people), and was very clean. All amenities were provided and the hot tub was the added touch!
100% recommend Sunnybank!
Amazing location with lots of space. A great place to get away
Really enjoyed our stay here. So much so we shall book again for next year. Highly recommend staying here
Family get together for New Year
Great spacious property with just about everything you could possibly need, in a fantastic location with amazing views. Hot tub was a brilliant way to relax. Games room kept both children and adults entertained. The owner Cath had left us a homemade cake which was delicious. Lots of lovely walks which seemed to always end at the local pub, where Geoff the landlord was waiting with a smile. Great time was had by all.
had great time lovely place with very good faciities.the owners very friendly & helpfull.
Lovely property, warm welcome, peaceful relaxing and enjoyable
What a lovely short break we had. As a family with a wide range of ages (under 1 year to 80+ years) everyone was catered for brilliantly and there was plenty of space so that we didn't feel on top of each other. We were lucky to have nice weather so could enjoy the brilliant views from the living room and dining room windows and were able to go out and explore the surrounding areas, but if we had not had good weather there would have been plenty in the cottage to keep everyone amused. The cake and cider on arrival along with the warm greeting and tour from Cath was an added bonus 😀
North and south coasts are easily accessable being approximately 45 minutes away as is the World Heritage Site Juassic coastline around Lyme Regis.
Nearest Airports Exeter and Bristol. Good Rail links via Taunton, Honiton and Tiverton Parkway.
Closest village, Hemyock is 1/2 mile away. Wellington 5 miles, Taunton 10 miles, Honiton, 9 miles, Exeter 23 miles away.
Hemyock has a well-stocked '8 til late' Spar where newspapers, beer, wine and DVD's can be purchased. There is also a post office and village pub which serves good beer and quality pub food. Wellington is the nearest town with several supermarkets including Asda, Waitrose and Safeway. For more extensive shopping Taunton or Exeter are the nearest larger town/city.
Booking Notes: Please contact me if you would like to book Sunnybank directly, I am happy to do this.. For details of last minute and special offers please visit owner's website. 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. Changeover Day: Changeover day is normally Fridays. Unlike most holiday cottages we at Sunnybank are happy to offer Short Breaks throughout the year, please contact us to discuss your requirements. Available from 4pm on day of arrival to 10 am on day of departure. Notes on prices: 'Short Breaks' are available all year ('Late availability' only during 'Peak Season'). Our 'Short Breaks' can start and finish to suit guest's requirements, please visit our website or contact us to find out availability and cost.