Opening 2021

We have been granted planning permission to start creating our wonderful new site here in North Devon.  Watch this space for details of our progress.  We look forward to welcoming guests in 2021

After 5 years of running Sunnyhill it’s time to say farewell. We have sold the site to a lovely couple who hopefully will be opening again next year after putting their own stamp on the place.

We have loved hosting so many wonderful customers, lots of which have become friends. We are now in North Devon in talks with the local council to hopefully set up something similar here, so watch this space.

Please continue to follow this page, we’ll keep you posted on our progress and the new owners plans for Borden.

Thank you for making our time at Sunnyhill really special and we look forward to seeing lots of you here in Devon soon.

Love Sarah, Andrew and girls xxx

The Smith family would like to introduce you to Sunnyhill Glamping.


Over the past 20 years, our family (me - I'm Sarah, together with my husband Andrew and our four girls Hannah, Lucy, Maddie and Victoria) have absolutely loved camping holidays and breaks in the British and French countryside.


We feel sure that we are not alone in this and we passionately believe that if we could apply our own idea of the perfect glamping campsite, we could successfully offer a beautiful and relaxing glamping location for other people to enjoy. And so in 2012 we embarked on our own family adventure to do just that in Kent and have now moved to create a new site in North Devon.


We wanted to create a nostalgic, quirky and luxurious atmosphere  "sleeping under canvas but with hotel facilities".  From the watering can shower heads, whisky barrel sink, vintage style accommodation, to the reclaimed kitchen units, WWI wagons, old ploughs and vintage mix & match china we feel we have achieved this. 


With four kids of our own, we realise that a change from the electronic gadgets, phones, tablets etc is really important and you'll find a tennis court and traditional games as alternatives and of course the space for kids to make their own secret dens.  We also have Wistlandpound Resevoir on our doorstep for you to explore.


We created an open barn area adorned with agricultural and equestrian features.  The barn houses the showers/wc, kitchen, seating and dining table for anyone to use.  Lets face it the British weather isn't always reliable or kind!  There is also an outside seating area for all to enjoy.

We intend to keep our glamping campsite small, limiting the 5 acre site to just 10 units including bell tents, traditional gypsy wagons, wooden horsebox lorry and canvas/wooden cabins giving plenty of space and privacy.

For those who prefer a more solid holiday space we are in the process of converting three of our beautiful stone barns into holiday cottages.


We  hope our website gives you a taster and idea as to what you'll find at Sunnyhill Glamping and we hope you come and visit us soon.


Sarah, Andrew, Hannah, Lucy, Maddie & Victoria

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