There is a wide range of information available for your use at SunnyBank to help you enjoy your stay in the Blackdown Hills, otherwise please ask, we are always happy to give help and advice.


At Sunnybank we offer a wide range of activities so that there is plenty to do if you decide not to go out. Firstly there is the hot tub for you to relax in.  Then there is table football, pool, darts, table tennis, and an outdoor boule pitch.  We also a keep a range of books, DVD's and games for you to enjoy.

At Culm Pyne we have a small pond stocked with carp, Guests are welcome to come fishing (we can provide a limited amount of tackle).

There are plenty of walks of varying lengths in the Culm Valley. Otherwise as part of the Neroche Project the Here Path is a 15 mile circular route that can be joined and left to suit.  We provide a range of walk guides and books available for you to use.

Guest can bring their own bikes if they wish; there is room for them to be stored securely in the garage.

Hemyock has tennis courts that can be hired (in Spa shop) for the more energetic.

There are regular Banger Racing meetings at Smeatharpe Stadium.

Kart Racing is available at Mansell Raceway, Dunkeswell and 4x4 driving at Landrover Experience West Country, Awliscombe nr Honiton.  Have an day out watching the exciting motorsport of Hillclimb at Wiscombe Park, nr Honiton.

Sheldon Riding Center (20 minutes from Sunnybank) offers high quality treking or riding lessons for all ages .  Further afield, pony treking is available on all the moors. Shilstone Rocks Riding Center at Widecombe-on-the-Moor on Dartmoor comes highly recommended.



There are a large number of National Trust properties in the area.  Killerton and Knightshayes and Forde Abbey are probably the best known and are well worth the trip.

Locally, Cothay Manor should be considered for a visit.  A very pretty garden next to the River Tone.

Exeter is the historic county town of Devon, there is the Cathedral  and the Quay as well as plenty of good quality shops.

Honiton is only 10 miles away, market days are Tuesday and Saturday otherwise the Antique and Curio shops are open most days.

For an out of town shopping experience try Clarkes Village  near Glastonbury.

There are always plenty of gardens, large and small to visit in the area.  All are listed in the National Garden Scheme 'Yellow Book'.



Crealy Park is very popular with all children, ideal for letting off steam.

Diggerland is a must for the more mechanically minded.



Dartmoor, Exmoor and the Quantocks are all worth visiting, for walking and riding and viewing the wonderful scenery.  But don't forget the  many pretty villages and market towns that dot the moors these are well worth further investigation.

The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Helegan are extremely popular and rightly so.  A must for a slight longer day out if you haven't visited these places yet.

The coastline both north and south is well within reach of Sunnybank for a good day out.  Surfing is popular all year, otherwise why not just sun yourself on one of the many beautiful sandy beaches.  The Jurassic Coast around Lyme Regis, a world Heritage site, is also a must for a visit.


Things To Do and Places To See