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6 bedrooms

Up to 12 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: SBANK
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Central heating
  • Designated parking
  • May be suitable for those with mobility problems
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • WiFi


A large imposing Victorian family home in the popular South Devon village of Thurlestone, this spacious property is in a fantastic coastal location with direct access to the golf course, Lonely Planet award winning South West Coast Path, beautiful sandy beaches and the sea only minutes from the doorstep.  With some of the best views in Thurlestone, Sunnybank offers plenty of space and excellent facilities, perfect for family holidays, reunions and get-togethers.

Well-appointed accommodation, lovely grounds and an unbeatable location mean you may never need to travel elsewhere, but also offers a superb base from which to explore the many places of interest within the South Hams and we are certain this much loved holiday home will provide many happy times.

Please note: Short breaks may be considered in low season.

Steps from driveway up to the entrance conservatory. Large entrance hall. Lounge/dining roomwith  a comfortable sofa and chairs, 2 beanbag chairs, window seats looking to the beautiful sea views, large flatscreen TV and DVD and wireless Broadband. Dining table. Well equipped kitchen/dining room with electric single oven, ceramic hob, oil-fired two oven Aga (optional), fridge, dishwasher, microwave and extendable dining table to seat twelve. Utility room with washing machine, second fridge, large chest freezer and sink. Boot room with tumble dryer, door leading to rear and outside tap for hosing down sandy dogs and children. Off the entrance hall is a second sitting room/drawing room with open fireplace, comfortable sofa and armchairs, window seat, flatscreen TV, DVD and iPod dock. Ground floor small double bedroom with 4ft 6in double bed,  wardrobe and chest of drawers, adjacent to a twin bedroom with 3ft single beds, built in wardrobe and chest of drawers,  with an option of a connecting door inbetween. Spacious ground floor shower room with heated towel rail, WC and basin.

First floor – the large landing area is given to a beautiful sofa to enjoy the stunning sea view, leading to small single bedroom with 3ft single bed, with space for a cot or put-you-up (provided), through which is accessed the Master bedroom, with superking 6ft bed, built in wardrobes in the dressing area, en suite bathroom, hand held shower basin and WC. A further double bedroomwith superking 6ft bed and en suite bathroom, bath and handheld shower over. Twin bedroomwith 3ft beds and built in wardrobe. Family bathroom with bath & handheld shower, heated towel rail, WC, basin and separate shower. PLEASE NOTE: This property will accommodate a maximum of 12 guests, including infants. 

Large mature gardens and trees surround the property, with terrace, charcoal BBQ and garden furniture.

Ample parking through gated driveway.

  • Included: Bed linen, bath towels, (not beach towels)  two travel cots, high chair booster seat, Wifi, electricity, heating and initial basket of logs in winter.
    Additional charge of £40 if AGA is requiredplease advise when booking.
  • Pets: Two well behaved dogs welcome. Pet Charge: £25.00 per pet per week (£30.00 from Jan 2019).
  • Telephone: For incoming and emergency calls. Wireless Broadband available. Mobile reception mixed
  • Local Facilities: Yarmer Beach 400 metres, Leasfoot Beach 600 metres, Thurlestone Sands half a mile. Village shop & Post Office 400 metres, pub and hotel with health spa and beauty salon 500 metres. Salcombe, Bigbury on Sea 10 miles.

November 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay which is the second time we have been.

August 2018

We had a very good week again (third time we have stayed in Sunnnybank). The family enjoys coming together for a week every other year and Sunnybank is an ideal location with plenty of space for the children and short walks to the beaches. Hopefully, we will return. Thanks for your helpful and friendly service.

July 2018

We had the most amazing stay last week. We loved the location of Sunnybank. and made the most of the proximity to the tennis courts and the many beautiful beaches. We were impressed with the quick service when we called in about a toilet flush problem. Many thanks indeed for a memorable holiday.

July 2018

July 2018

Very much. We had excellent weather for our stay but the house is big enough for children to play indoors when it's wet outside.

June 2018

We had a wonderful time. All the above numbers should be 5 (I couldn’t move the bar). We wondered whether the cleaners were different from last year as the house was spotlessly clean. Also we appreciated the welcome pack of kitchen essentials. Just disappointed that someone else has got in before us for 2020!!

April 2018

A lovely place for 3 generations to stay in. It was very well equipped and we enjoyed the space and the use of the garden.

April 2018

We enjoyed our stay very much. We particularly like the size and location of the house. We are grateful to the owners and Toad Hall Cottages for addressing the points we raised in our feedback last year. We encountered a problem with a leaky roof during out stay but this was dealt with promptly and efficiently by Toad Hall Cottages. We've already provisionally booked to go back for a week next Easter.

January 2018

We loved our stay, it suited our large family Christmas perfectly and the style of the house was informal and cosy. The kitchen facilities were great, there was ample big platters, pots and serving dishes which is exactly what we needed for our big family gathering. Just white wine glasses were a bit short. The location is second to none and makes for an incredibly easy relaxed holiday. I really hope this house is able to be retained as is and not over-modernised at any point.

October 2017

I was very aware that we ought to leave the property spotless when we left. However it is a large property and would have taken me at least 4 hours to do this properly. We had to be out at 10:00 am so it was just not possible to do this properly. Also the mop provided for washing the floors was useless. All these are minor complaints as we loved the house, its position and thought it really well provided with equiptment.

Really sorry about the useless mop; we'll get it replaced. Delighted however that you all had an enjoyable holiday.

- The Toad Hall Team

August 2017

August 2017

August 2017

I found the toad hall team very helpful and pleasant to deal with. Will definitely use toad hall again.

June 2017

Just fantastic and enjoyed by three generations and a three legged dog!

April 2017

We love the house. We have been for a week of the Easter holidays for each of the last three years and we have already provisionally booked for 2018. The location is fantastic. We love the space and the house in generally very well appointed. Also, the kitchen is now very bright after the trees on that side have been cut down and replaced by a fence. However, there are a few niggles. The fact that we are not allowed to control the heating is irritating. Last where when the weather was bad and we were home on some afternoons we were cold and would have liked to have put the heating on. This year when the weather was good and we had to open the windows to control the heat (because the thermostat was locked behind a bizarre perspex box). We're sensible people and if allowed to control the heating I strongly believe we would be more comfortable (and happier) at either very little or no additional cost to the owner overall. Also, we would have appreciated a non-stick frying pan as we attempted pancakes and it did not go so well and some harder pillows. Many thanks, Alex Matthews

Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your return visit again. The new fence throws a lot more light into the kitchen, lovely isn't it. The owners are most grateful for all feedback to which end the saucepan has been replaced with a brand new non-stick pan and new harder pillows are in place. The elaborate new heating system is remotely operated and can be altered in a moment, via the housekeeper or now, via user-friendly heating controls which the owners have put in place, and thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. The Toad Hall Team

- The Toad Hall Team

August 2014

June 2014

May 2014

The service was just excellent We couldn't recommend the staff or the company enough.

September 2013

Wonderful House, fantastic views, superb weather, you could not better it for a family holiday.

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