Scrumpy Duck Holiday Caravan 3bedrooms (Sleeps 6)
Coastal village location
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Best van ever
Wife and daughter really thrilled with the condition of the Van , I myself had one complaint ,no sugar bowl, well u have to find something,! Wish I had taken fishing gear, Zoe excellent host, need to look at the Barbique position as it is buried in the hedge, other that it was a really good experience, will be back again
Fabulous place to stay!
All the little touches that made this place feel like home were really welcomed.
We were very comfortable. Zoe was very helpful and welcoming.
Only slight issue was the noisy traffic early in the morning/late at night that woke us up. Other than that, a fabulous place.
Very clean and comfortable
The caravan had great facilities and very impressed with how clean and cosy it was.
Enjoyable short beeak
Had a lovely two night stay in the Scrumpy Duck. Spotless, bright and very nicely furnished with everything we needed. We arrived quite late and thinking we would walk into a cold caravan but heating was on and it was lovely and cosy. Would return and recommend to family and friends. Location was great and just love visiting the Quay.
Great base for exploring Devon and Cornwall
A really lovely caravan packed with loads of extras. Zoe was a perfect host, nothing was too much trouble! Hartland is such a lovely village, locals are really friendly. We ate out at the Hart and Kings Arms, couldn’t fault either of them, both dog friendly. I can also recommend the burgers from the local shop (pop in) great on the bbq!!
Caravan was lovely inside
The caravan was decorated beautifully and had everything we needed, loved the location as it was close to the village and there was a beautiful pub for food in village which we found after asking the lady in the village shop. Only downside was the carbon monoxide alarm when off at 3am in our first nights stay which obviously made us feel uncomfortable and resulted in us having no sleep at all on the first night but we finally realise it was low battery, went to the office with it the next day to find the office was shut every time we went there so we had to replace the batteries ourselves. Also when we arrived we were told we could just go into the caravan and find the key on the table, arrived an hour after check in time to find the caravan locked after locating someone they also had trouble finding the key eventually we got in and found all the cleaning equipment, materials in the entrance, once they were collected we could start our holiday. I would recommend a fan or something for the caravan as during the day it was far too hot in there then at night was to cold. I would recommend the caravan for a couple of nights
Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear that you thought the caravan was beautifully decorated and had everything you needed as well as being in a lovely location. I am sorry that the alarm went off during your stay but equally pleased as they are an essential part of your safety. Each caravan has two smoke alarms and two carbon monoxide alarms and are checked at each change over. I understand that if the batteries do go when you are there it can be very annoying but this can happen and I am sorry you missed us in the office and very grateful that you replaced them. There is a very comprehensive information file in each caravan which is updated every year and details everything about Hartland as well as all of the local information leaflets and a visitor book which is completed by guests specifically offering future guests their recommendations in particular where to eat but you are absolutely right we are lucky to live in a village where the locals love passing on information about the area and often this can be even more useful. Your caravan was accidentally locked and the caravan next door unlocked hence the cleaning basket had not been left in the correct caravan, again I am sorry that this happened but it was an innocent mistake which has never happened before and I can’t imagine happening again. Again, I think you are right to suggest a fan and had we realised such a heatwave was about to take place we would have acted sooner. We now offer a fan to guests should they require one. Every bedroom has a heater and there are additional blankets in the cupboards should they be required. Again, thank you for your review.
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.