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Thank you Cath so much for letting us stay in your beautiful house and your kind hospitality, we loved every minute took full advantage of all the wonderful facilities, (the hot tub was a big success both night times and during the day)  The only negative was having to leave. (September 2015)

 Thank you for letting us stay in the beautiful house Hope we left it as we found it. (August 2015)

I really like to hare it is very good hear I sometimes wished I lived here. It is very cool, I don’t want to go. (August 2015)

We hugely enjoyed staying in this lovely house.  Cath has taken a lot of trouble to provide everything a large family might need – lots of pots and pans, crockery and utensils, large fridge – everything modern and clean, even a TV in the kitchen.  And what a view!  It’s been a great pleasure staying here despite quite a bit of rain.  Thanks a bunch. (August 2015).

Fabulous house, well equipped.  We have had a lovely family holiday.  Thank you Cath nothing was too much trouble.  August 1015)

 Brilliant stay.   We’ve had a very enjoyable say in an amazing house.  Thank you for the warm welcome Cath.  Everything thought of in house only suggestion would be additions of (thicker) curtains in bedroom as lighter mornings led to children being early risers.  We are already deciding when we can come and stay again.  (May 2015)

We have had a thoroughly relaxing stay – thank you.  The space suited us precisely – plenty of room for the kids to play; they loved the summer house and the garden.  The hot tub and the pool table were very well used by all of us too.  We love the area - the views are spectacular, and the local pub great, especially the Half Moon, for the great views. Hope to be back again sometime (May 2015).

Wonderful accommodation – well equipped – Cath had thought of everything.  We would stay here again – best self-catering so far!!!  3 generations all stayed this weekend and enjoyed the games, relaxation, table tennis, petanque and   relaxing g in the hot tub –perfect.  Thank you (May 2015)

Amazing place, great time with great mates.  We will be back again. Thank you. (May 2015)

Thank you Cath for the perfect place to escape to.  Too many plans, not enough time so we will have to come back.  Thanks for everything.  (April 2015)

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely bungalow.  We have had an amazing time and were fortunate with the weather throughout our stay.  We have all loved the space provided in the bungalow and loved all the extras. The children were entertained with the pool, boules, darts and table tennis and also loved the indoor games room.  Everyone thought the hot tub was a great addition and was well used during out stay.  The kitchen was well equipped although a metal masher would be beneficial.  Many thanks again – we hope to return at some point.  (April 2015)

 We had a lovely welcome into the house and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  The house was incredible and will be remembered!  We loved the hot tub as well as the table tennis table, was all very relaxing and beautiful.  The house was very well equipped and doggy-friendly!  We recommend the walk during right out of the house and onto the footpath at the top of the hill, the views were amazing and you could see for miles.  We had a good day out in Seaton (the railway was great) and also the donkey sanctuary.  Recommended for all! (April 2015)

Really enjoyed our stay here – the house is fabulous and exceeded our expectations.  Everything we needed was provided.  Loved the log burner, table tennis and hot tub.  The cider was interesting.   We would love to come back and experience in the warmer months.  Had a walk into the village which was pleasant (more so on the way down the hill!).  The Catherine Wheel was very accommodating in terms of feeding us.  Thanks for a brilliant stay.  (March 2015)

Really enjoyed our stay in your beautiful house.  Such a peaceful area just what we wanted.  Thank you for your help.  The ping pong table was a big hit with the boys while we relaxed in the lovely hot tub!  We will definitely be back but maybe when it has stopped snowing! (March 2015)

Amazing family home- we loved all of it!  Great for our babies. (January 2015)

A wonderful house, with a wonderful view.  Thoroughly enjoyed our family Christmas (December 2014)

Thank you for an awesome weekend @ Sunnybank.  We fully enjoyed the excellent facilities – including the wonderful view!  And thanks for taking the delivery of groceries too – much appreciated.  Warm regards. (December 2014)

Thank you for a fabulous weekend at Sunnybank.  The house is beautiful will all our needs catered for.  We ventured on a walk Saturday and can recommend the Half Moon pub.  Thank you Cath for meeting us on arrival and showing us the house and for being available if needed.  Brilliant weekend we will be back.  (November 2014)

Thank you for a lovely weekend at Sunnybank! We had loads of fun. The hot tub was brilliant and we had a nice long walk to the Culm Valley pub with a good pint when we got there!!  Everyone we have met has been really friendly and the house is amazing, can we move in?!  We will definitely be coming back again, you’ve made us very happy, relaxed and extremely well fed.  Thank you. (November 2014)

We have really  enjoyed our stay in your lovely accommodation.  No need for us to venture out as we were fully occupied with the facilities provided.  Table tennis, pool, darts and boules.  The hot tub was excellent!  Thank you Cath for being around to meet us when we arrived.  Much appreciated. (October 2014)

A lovely weekend in this beautiful cottage.  The children loved playing in the summer house and the hot tub, table tennis, and pool table were all big hits too!  We will definitely be back.  Thank you.  (October 2014)

From booking to leaving we have had a fantastic weekend.  Beautiful house, well equipped and a pleasure to stay in.  Stunning views and plenty of different spaces to enjoy.  When can we move in!!  We will be back! (October 2014)

Another brilliant stay at Sunnybank.  Kids loved the open space and games rooms, including the new table tennis.  Everything we needed, thank you so much.  We look forward to returning again. (September 2014)

Superb ‘5 star’ accommodation for us 5 hiking ladies.  Loved Sunnybank.  3 good days of walking the Blackdown Hills with awesome panoramic views.  Sunnybank will be recommended as will the menu and food at the Catherine Wheel in Hemyock.  (September 2014)

Girly weekend, Birthday celebrations.  Fantastic venue, everything you need available.  Enjoyed all the facilities.  Would like to return and will recommend. (September 2014)

Fantastic week for all the family.  Lovely property, very well equipped, you have thought of everything.  Hot tub went down a treat – especially with the children.  Lots to do in the local area.  Wi Fi a bit hit and miss and a pizza wheel would have been useful. (August 2014)

We had a wonderful week here – the house is gorgeous and the table tennis, darts and hot tub were a real hit with both kids and adults!  We walked, cycled and relaxed – perfect, thank you Cath. (August 2014)

Thank you Cath, we have all had a wonderful week at Sunnybank.  The house is lovely with everything you could wish for and more besides.  The girls loved the games rooms and the hot tub.  The views are stunning and the little extra like the Cider and Chudleighs were loved by the adults. The weather has been really nice as well, what more could we ask for. (August 2014)

Cath, just wanted to say how wonderful the house is – si beautifully decorated and well equipped that we never wanted for anything.  The table tennis was fabulous – a very good quality table – thank you for buying it just before our stay. (August 2014)

Thank you so much for letting us stay.  The house is wonderful and the table tennis table made the holiday!  Al the best and we hope to see you again one day. (July 2014)

What a lovely house!!  We all have had a lovely holiday and will recommend this place to all our friends.  Weather could have been better but that’s not your fault. (July 2014)

We had a wonderful break –thank you.  Everything was so clean and the house decorated to a very high standard.  Such a well equipped kitchen and the small touches like the cider and Chudleighs made it a perfect getaway for our group.  The hot tub ensured a relaxing weekend. (June 2014)

First I would like to thank you for allowing us to use your cottage.  What a delightful, peaceful place to stay we had.  As a party of 7 adults we all enjoyed the use of your home both inside and outside.  I must inform you that it is the first cottage that I have stayed in where everything you needed was available.  I booked  this cottage as a surprise for my mum and sisters, and what a surprise they had.  We certainly would recommend the cottage to others and will stay again. ( June 2014)

We all enjoyed our stay at Sunnybank at real home from home and would recommend to others (May 2014)

Lovely stay in a very nice bungalow.  Very comfortable and well equipped.  Thank you for the warm welcome.  (May 2014)

Nice warm welcome.  Loved the extra touch of the homemade chudleighs , cider went down well too.  Lovely house in beautiful surroundings even the weather didn’t dampen the view.  Hot tubbing in the rain was an experience!  I would suggest a shelf in the games room to put drinks on.  All in all a very relaxing weekend.  Thanks Cath we will be back and hopefully experience a bit more of local produce/meat etc. (May 2014)

Amazing views, love the cows!  Beautiful bungalow, had a brilliant time spending Hubby’s 30th Birthday. Hot tub and games room a hit.  Enjoyed the duvet days in front of the fire. (May 2014)

Beautiful place and a very warm welcome.  The kitchen was fully loaded with everything you need.  Lovely views.  Could do with a bigger T V for duvet days. (May 2014)

What a gem.  Beautiful house with every amenity and warm welcome from Cath.  Recommendations: Catherine Wheel, Hemyock, Fresh meat and eggs from Ellises Farm down the road, Sidmouth for brunch –try the Marine for pizzas. (May 2014)

Thank you Cath for a lovely stay at Sunnybank.  The views are spectacular, wonderful clean and well-equipped house.  The baby and dog loved the extra space inside and out.  Fire kept us snug in the evening – nice to warm up after the relaxing hot tub.  The rain didn’t even dampen our spirits – the walks around here are lovely.  Shame couldn’t stay longer. (April 2014)

Stunning views, beautiful, well-equipped accommodation – we loved the walks and visits to Wellington.  Hope to be back. (April 2014).

This house is lovely and was perfect for our ‘girls reunion’. Great layout, lovely garden and amazing views!  The dogs also enjoyed themselves a lot.  Very well equipped, we had all we needed.  Thank you very much, we’ve had an amazing time here. We will definitely be recommending it to friends and family if not returning ourselves. (April 2014)

Really enjoyed our stay here.  The house had everything we needed and even had a barbeque in March!  Perfect for the baby and the dogs (although the dogs can get out of the garden).  Thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub and playing the game.  We will be back next year. (March 2014)

Fabulous bungalow, we all had a fantastic time.  We would love to relocate here! Be back soon.  Fishing was good too! (March 2014)

We have thoroughly enjoyed our week, and have never stayed in such a well equipped holiday home.  You even have a tangine!  Loved the Chudleighs and delicious cider.  Had some lovely beach walks and it was great to unwind in the tub after.  We had a beautiful meat at the Five Bells Inn and high tea at Mr Miles in Taunton.  So a big thank you for a splendid week. (February 2014)

We have really  enjoyed our weekend at Sunnybank even with the high winds and storms!  The cottage is beautiful well laid out and has everything you need, the hot tub was great but we feel it would be more sociable if it was on the patio new the dining room. We came without our children but would definitely love to come back with them as they would love all the things that you have for them to do.  Our dog would also love the fields, the views are just amazing.  Thank you for a wonderful stay. (February 2014)

Thoroughly  enjoyed our family holiday at Sunnybank.  Superb location and excellent facilities throughout the cottage.  Fantastic hospitality by Cath and Guy.  We have had a wonderful Christmas and hope to return during the summer to fully appreciate the Blackdown Hills  (December 2013)

Girly weekend.  Fab weekend relaxing and chilling, eating and drinking all whilst laughing.  Facillites absolutely amazing.  We will be BACK!! (December 2013)                                                                     

Arrived with family (old and young).  Suitable for all ages.  Will be recommending to my family with young children.  Lovely pubs around.  Spotlessly clean. Wonderful mid-week break. ( December 2013)

Thank you Cath for the use of your beautiful holiday let!  We have had a lovely relaxing family weekend!  The bungalow is well equipped  and had everything we needed and more.  The games room and hot tub was a big hit.  Such a lovely setting with stunning views.  Thanks again for such a fab weekend.  (October 2013)

Hate to leave the lovely place.  Thank you so much for letting us come again. (October 2013)

We have all had a wonderful time at Sunnybank.  A beautiful bungalow, spacious and equipped to a very high standard.  The views from the bungalow were amazing.  Our children and grandchildren enjoyed the hot tub, fishing and walks.  Cath, thank you for your hospitality.  Would definitely recommend to friends and family.  (October 2013)

A wonderful and relaxing holiday.  Sunnybank is superb and had everything we needed.  Cath was very welcoming and we all enjoyed the local cider and Chudleigh buns.  The views from Sunnybank were fantastic  (in all weathers).  We all said that we would come again and also recommend it to family and friends.  (October 2013)

Lovely place, gorgeous location.  Fab hot tub!  Had a Take Away delivered one night – Indian from Viceroy – very nice.  Local pub the next night.  Cath very friendly and helpful.  Will recommend.(September 2013)

Thank you for allowing us to have and enjoy the experience of Sunnybank.  Top quality stay, just loved it!  Hope to come back again sometime in the future  (September 2013)

We have had a lovely stay at Sunnybank.  The views are stunning and the cottage very well equipped.  We made excellent use of the facilities such as the hot tub and had great fun in the games room.  We wish we had been able to stay longer.  (September 2013)

What a wonderful stay!  Excellent accommodation- everything you would want or need and high spec.  A bonus was the amazing view – we will be back.  Many thanks.  (September 2013).

A thoroughly enjoyable stay in stunning surroundings.  Excellent hosts, Guy and Cath were wonderfully giving.  The family used their fishing pond for some excellent carp fishing, while Cath gave us a great experience showing her horses.  Lots of stuff for the children to do and a really excellent base to travel around Devon or just chill and enjoy the views. (August 2013)

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  The bungalow has everything you need.  Cath was extremely helpful and approachable (even when we had a power cut and the hot tub wouldn’t work).  We visited Sidmouth twice as our dogs loved to play in the sea.  We ate at The Catherine Wheel and were very impressed.  Thank you for a lovely and comfortable holiday.  (August 2013).

Really enjoyed our stay in this lovely accommodation.  We found it well equipped with lovely thoughtful details.  We visited Crealy Park twice (free returns for a week after first visit). Took the West Somerset Railway to Minehead ad spent a day in Sidmouth.  A lovey bungalow just to spend time in and relax.  Another TV would be useful as would internet access.  (August 2013)  Cath – Second TV is now in kitchen and Internet access is now available.

Great welcome from Cath, very easy going person to get on with.  Sunnybank has beautiful surroundings; that view in the morning- wow.  Exceptionally well equipped kitchen, everything thought of.  All the rooms perfect  but one minor detail would be lack of mirrors in the bedrooms.  All the facilities are brilliant, would recommend to everyone.  Thanks Cath for the cider and Chudleighs and cream.   Would recommend as a summer retreat.   (August 2013). Cath – mirror have been put in bedrooms.

We all had a fantastic week.  The bungalow is absolutely stunning and everything is spotlessly clean.  Views from windows first thing in the morning were amazing.  Thank you Cath for being so helpful.  Would recommend this bungalow to friends and family and hope to return soon. (July 2013).

Had a fabulous week, the bungalow is stunning and had everything you could need. Cath was very welcoming and always helpful and approachable.  Thanks for all the board games, they were used every night.   (July 2013)

We have found the accommodation very comfortable and well equipped.  The views are lovely and we have particularly enjoyed the hot tub.  Sidmouth, Seaton and Beer are all well worth a visit.   (July 2013)

Thank you very much for a wonderful holiday in your beautiful home.  We were blessed with amazing weather.  Our two dogs have enjoyed themselves also.  We ventured to The Poachers Pocket on our last night for dinner and thoroughly recommend the food.  Excellent fishing lake – a must do activity.  The hot tub was also fabulous. (July 2013)

We have enjoyed a wonderful family week including the dogs in a beautiful and spacious luxurious holiday home.  The facilities have been perfect and the surroundings relaxing and entertaining.  The food at The Catherine Wheel was exceptionally good and we celebrated anniversary and birthday in style.   (June 2013)

We have had a great time here this week.  It is in beautiful surroundings with lots of space and well equipped bungalow.  Just right for a large family.   (June 2013)

Great holiday, Cath very welcoming, bungalow is done to an amazingly hight standard.  Hot tub lovely - even on a chilly day!  Ate at Poachers Pocket, food very tasty, portions and price good.  Can recommend a stay here.   (June 2013)

We have had a lovely week at Sunnybank.  The setting is fabulous and the house is so well appointed and thought out with everything we needed.  The food at The Catherine Wheel was great and we would recommend eating there.  All in all a wonderful week, we would recommend Sunnybank to anyone and look forward to returning. (May 2013).

Have had a fantastic 4 days, the bungalow is exceptional and wonderfully equipped.  The view is amazing. (May 2013).

Very enjoyable, Sunnybank is extremely comfortable and very well equipped.  We all had a nice rest visiting areas we hadn’t seen before.   (May 2013).

Had a fantastic weekend in this beautiful bungalow; lovely accommodation for all the family.  Had plans to go out on Saturday but had a great time enjoying all the facilities especially the hot tub.  Really nice time and will be back and will recommend to our friends.    (May 2013).

Have all enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage.  Made full use of the facilities – hot tub, pool and darts were great fun.  Had fabulous weather too!  We would return hear for a longer stay to spend more time taking in those fantastic views. (May 2013).

Very nice accommodation in a beautiful location.  Would very much like to return in the future for a longer stay.  (February 2013)

Accommodation is excellent especially the kitchen equipment.  Sunnybank is such a lovely place to stay.  Very clean and modern.  The hot tub was lovely in the evenings.  We hope to come back soon.   (January 2013)