Apple Pippin Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
Coastal village location
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Please see house rules, thank you.Please see house rules, thank you.
Max guests: 4
- We welcome one dog during your stay but request that you contact us directly by phone or email to discuss any additional dogs, thank you.
- All dogs are politely requested not to go in the bedrooms or on the sofas and never to be left unattended, thank you.
Autumn break at Apple Pippin
The property was clean and cosy in an ideal location for exploring the countryside and local beaches.
I would highly recommend this caravan, commincation from owner's was excellent, everything you need is in the van plus lots of extra nice little personal touches (welcome pack with essentials, dog towel, blanket, bowl and poo bags) etc. The van was very clean and well kept. Thank you x
Regretfully we must say “No” as to whether we enjoyed our stay at Hartland
Once we arrived on site, we were informed that a Marque had been erected to cater for a wedding celebration and did not bode well.
Not wishing to drive a further 260 odd miles back to Kent or endeavour to obtain suitable additional accommodation we were assured that noise would be kept at an acceptable level, which I’m afraid the organisers failed miserably at.
We accepted your explanation that it was the first time you had proffered such facilities, but the anticipated peace and tranquillity of such a beautiful area was destroyed well into the early hours of Saturday morning, 1:15 hrs to be precise. The local industrial works during their work hours overall were quieter than the disco bass sound emitted from ‘the party’.
It was made clear before we accepted the booking that we had 2 well behaved West Highland Terriers pets and primary reason for acceptance was the security fencing surrounding the accommodation. Unfortunately, there was no fencing erected at the rear of the site which is a very steep slope directly to the busy street below requiring total supervision of the dogs whilst outside.
The instructional wording of your terms for dogs in the property we found somewhat archaic as I feel many owners do act quite responsibly in the training and control of their pets. I do feel that we should have been informed prior to any acceptance of the booking of changes that appeared quite casual but somewhat more stringent at arrival.
We do allow our dogs to sit and sleep on a two-seater setee that has a blanket for keeping them cosy and I would suggest that smaller breeds be allowed to sit and or sleep on the seating areas. Your provision of a wrap and towel for the animals is certainly a splendid idea. I do agree with them being prevented from using the bedrooms though.
The general overall property condition is very clean with an excellent selection of crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, and cleaning materials, well done!
The ‘Hoover’ provided should be condemned! The buttons controlling the cable retraction and the on/off operation are broken off and although I did manage to get it operational it does mean risking access to the inner workings and possible electrocution. When the ‘Hoover’ did switch on it was not too enthusiastic as the filter unit had not been cleaned and was completely clogged and needs replacing. Net curtaining throughout generally perished and fragile
Overall a lovely holiday and holiday home! Everything as described with extra special touches added!
Had a wonderful stay
Zoe was incredibly lovely she had made such a wonderful effort making the caravan homely. Very clean and was lovely and cozy staying there. Zoe also greeted us and she was very helpful and friendly. Also extremely happy with the little extras she had done especially the towels and blankets for my dog. Planning on going back there next year
Special interest holidays:
The Rowan Tree in Clovelly has a number of craft courses available. The Plough Arts Centre in Torrington runs frequent art and craft workshops for adults and children and just because of our rural location we have an abundance of talented craftsmen and women who encourage a "have a go" mentality, so courses and opportunities can arise anywhere!
Hartland is surrounded by beaches due to our proximity to the coast. We have a mixture of pebble and sandy beaches on our doorstep. Popular beaches are The Hartland Quay, Berry and Blackpool, all of which are only a 5 minute drive away. Head north towards Bideford for 20 mins and you will come across the long sands of Westward Ho! or 50 mins further to arrive at Croyde and Saunton Sands. Or head south for 15 mins to arrive at Sandymouth or a further 5 mins to the sandy Bude in Cornwall.
Hartland is 40 minutes from Barnstaple which provides our nearest train station. National buses come into Barnstaple and Bideford and link with local buses which come to Hartland village and stop outside our entrance. Newquay and Exeter are our nearest airports.
Our caravan site is in the village so a 3 minute stroll will take you down to the "hub" of the village. On our doorstep is Hartland Abbey, Hartland Point and Docton Mill. The Milky Way Fun Park is 10 mins away and The Big Sheep family fun is 20 mins away. Clovelly village is 10 mins and is world renowned. Torrington is 40 mins away and has RHS garden Rosemoor and Dartington Crystal. All times given are as if by car unless otherwise stated.
In the Village we have
A post office, which also has a wide selection of groceries and a great selection of wines, beers and spirits as well as the villages only cash point machine.
The Pop In store which sells fresh bakery items, fruit, vegetables and a wide selection of groceries.
The Shamrock selling fruit and vegetables
Giffords DIY offering everything DIY and a lot more
Milthorne Chairs where Bob hand crafts the most amazing chairs and stools
James Morely Furniture where another local craftsman produces lovely bespoke pieces
Springfield Pottery selling beautiful pottery made by the famous Leach family.
Sarah a local potter selling lovely gifts
The White Hart Gallery selling a beautiful selection of originals, prints, cards and much more as well as offering courses.
There are always lots of village events, from Fetes, Craft Fayres and coffee mornings to Garden Shows and a Carnival where the streets of the village come alive.
The nearest attraction to the village is Hartland Abbey. A stunning Abbey set in beautiful grounds with regular events running throughout the year.
On the outskirts of the village is where you will find Cheristow Lavender Farm, Docton Mill and Gardens and the ever popular Hartland Point with cafe.
Eat in the village at The Hart, The Anchor and The Kings and walk home.
For a night in pick up some fish and chips or have a local lady deliver authentic Thai to your caravan.
Jump in your car for 5 mins to have a meal with a view at The Hartland Quay.
Clovelly, Bude, Westward Ho!, Instow, Bideford, Parkham and Abbotsham all provide restaurants and pubs.
For Supermarkets Bideford has Tescos, Morrisons and Asda or head to Bude where you will find Sainsburys and Morrisons. Banks and cash points and garages can be found in both Bideford and Bude.
For shopping head to Bideford Town Centre for an array of small independent local shops, Atlantic Village for discount national stores and Barnstaple for high street stores.