HARTLAND folk will recognise the scenery when the adaptation of Jane Austen s Sense and Sensibilitity hits the nation s TV screens on New Year s Day.

HARTLAND folk will recognise the scenery when the adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibilitity hits the nation's TV screens on New Year's Day.

The BBC spent three weeks on the Hartland Abbey Estate filming at a 15th century cottage.

It was used as the setting for Barton Cottage to which Mrs Dashwood moved with her three daughters on the death of her husband.

The film, which will be shown in three parts on BBC 1, features stunning scenery around the coastal footpath between Hartland Quay and Hartland Point.

Not everyone will recognise the cottage, however, because the BBC made some clever changes to the exterior.

Visitors to Hartland Abbey last May were treated to some memorable sights, despite awful weather. The film unit base filled the whole car park and visitors were constantly bumping into actors and actresses in period costume wandering round the house and gardens or buying ice creams.