Although Hartland may seem completely undiscovered it is secretly becoming quite famous. An increasing number of big name production companies are discovering the benefits of the area for filming TV dramas and films. The latest in line is a new film adaptation of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier staring Lily James and Armie Hammer.
This adaptation is set in 1940 and shows a newly married woman who is struggling with the memory of her husband’s first wife. This was Alfred Hitchcock’s first Hollywood film and did so well it won the best picture Oscar in 1940.
Hartland Quay in particular is a hive of activity at the moment. It really is amazing to see the amount of work that goes into creating the film sets. Here is a picture of the slipway leading down towards the beach. As you can see there is a brand new boathouse built up on the right hand side. I am told this is destined to be burnt down in the film!
We’re all looking forward to seeing the Quay turned into a real 1940’s street scene. Here is the main street in between the hotel and the museum being decorated for the 1940s era.
If you would like to visit the set and maybe catch a glimpse of the filming in action then why not stay at Coastal Cabins Glamping. We still have some availability throughout the summer. Bookings can be made via our site here: https://www.coastal-cabins.com/prices-availability/