Campervan Hire South West


South West England is the largest of the nine regions in England and comprises of some of the country’s most beautiful places to live and visit. The region is made up of the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and the Isles of Scilly, each of which offer some of the best holiday attractions in the UK. The region is mainly rural and consists of hundreds of miles of beautiful countryside, rolling hills and picturesque coastline. Families flock to the region each year to enjoy friendly beaches, seaside resort entertainment, theme parks and wildlife. The region also has cities and towns that combine modern culture and shopping with deep-rooted history and landmarks aplenty.

To make the most of a holiday to the region, many people opt for campervan hire, South West England is one of the UK’s best locations for campervan hire and there is excellent choice for all, however services are often in demand and early planning may be required.

Planning campervan hire early

Thousands of people are opting to holiday at home in the UK as opposed to travelling abroad which was once the norm but has now become incredibly expensive. The South West is the destination of choice for millions of Britons and there is no better way of exploring the area than with campervan hire. South West based companies are often sold out across the summer months and recommend that booking is done as early as possible.

The South West has a mild climate the rural surroundings as best explored in the summer, this attracts many people to the area during the school summer holidays and the months of June, July and August. Booking can often be made up to a year in advance and this is often required to get the vehicle of your choice on the date you require. June is also a busy month for companies as many people look to book campervan hire for the Glastonbury Festival which is held in Somerset each year, avoiding dates around this time (unless you are attending the festival) is also recommended.

What should be included in my campervan hire?

For campervan hire, South West is best and there are companies that can offer vehicles that range from small two berth classic Volkswagen campers to large seven berth motorhome style vehicles. Whatever kind of vehicle you require it should be set up for a comfortable self-catering holiday. All campervans are designed to include the necessities needed for hirers to be able to set-up camp when and where they choose to, every vehicle should include:

  • Cooker/stove
  • Fridge/coolbox
  • Sink
  • Seating
  • Beds
  • Electrical hook-up
  • Equipment inventory (utensils, cutlery, crockery, linen etc.)
In addition to these items, companies will differ on what they provide at standard with campervan hire. South West England can get cold and wet in low season months and some companies will provide heating as-well as items for entertainment purposes such as CD player and TV/DVD. For a complete ‘home from home’ set-up then a motorhome is the vehicle of choice for a more ‘one with nature’ experience, VW campers will be better suited.

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