One place to start is Google Maps. Simply type your chosen destination followed by “camping”. You should get a list of results organised by distance and how relative it is to your search. This is great if you want to find a campsite close to a specific attraction or landmark you want to visit, for example: Corfe Castle camping.
Use Campsite Directories
Pitchup allows you to search your location, pitch type and dates, with a directory of over 2,000 UK campsites to choose from. You can compare campsites and book through their website, or redirect to the campsite’s own site.
Search for sites, originally an offline database, is great for finding not only campsites, but stopover places for motorhomers too. Stopovers tend to be pub car parks or other pieces of private land that the owners open up for motorhomes to stay temporarily. Most commonly, you’ll find you are free to stay the night as long as you pop in and spend a few pounds on a drink and dinner in the pub. There are lots of other directories out there, so if you’re feeling stuck just ask! We can help you with some suggestions to get you started.
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We also give you membership of ACSI which is useful if you’re venturing abroad to the rest of Europe. On their partner website EuroCampings you can search for sites with particular facilities. So if you are looking for a site with a Tropical swimming paradise that allows dogs in high season, the ACSI can help you.
In addition, all of our vehicles are members of the Camping and Caravanning Club Privilege Scheme and you can use their online directory to find sites and you can give them a call to make a booking.
It really depends on what sort of campsite and the time of year. A remote farm site with few facilities will be cheaper than a popular Haven Holidays site near a beach with club, bar and swimming pool. Typically, smaller sites are anything from £10 to £20 per night whilst bigger sites are up to £100 per night. We suggest budgeting around £35 in the summer.
On the continent there are lots of locations known as ‘Aires’ where you can stay. You’ll find plenty of Aires guidebooks on Amazon.
Something to keep in mind when choosing your campsite; it’s good to make sure you are on a bus route or have a level cycle ride in to town. Doing so means you won’t have to pack up the motorhome each time you want to pop out for your loaf of bread, milk and favourite beer to enjoy that evening.
All hire drivers require a full UK driving licence that is clean and has been held for 2 years. We’ll accept 3 points in the last 5 years, but any more than this will require a conversation with our insurers. We will ask you to send us your driving licence details via the DVLA website.
You may hear about another type of license, called a C1 license. This is a requirement if you are driving a motorhome or vehicle over 3500kg.
As all of our motorhomes are under 3500kg, you do not need a C1 license to drive them.
Currently, to drive our motorhomes you must be between 25 and 71 years of age (25 years old – 70 years and 364 days old, to be precise). Your 71th birthday is our insurer’s cut-off date.
However, we CAN approach our insurers about individual cases and, with some of your information, request they insure you. Please get in touch if you are 71 or older and would like to hire, as it may still be possible.
Although one driver is covered for your trip, you can also add additional drivers for a fee of £42 per hire. We require the same information as for the first driver and they MUST sign and return the hire agreement as well in order to be covered by our insurance.
No one else may drive a motorhome without our prior permission.
In the event of an emergency we can facilitate short notice additional drivers with insurer’s permission.
If you’ve never used one before, we know it can seem quite daunting trying to choose a motorhome that’s best for you. We try to make it as simple as possible for you to compare models online, with our listings page and icons of whats included with each motorhome.
To choose a motorhome that suits your needs, here are the few key points to consider.
To put it simply, the more people that are going away in the motorhome, the bigger the berth you’ll need. The berth of a motorhome is determined by the number of seatbelts. For example, a motorhome with four seatbelts is listed as a four-berth motorhome.
Many of our motorhomes will have room to sleep more people than the berth it is listed as. Our four-berth motorhome (with four seatbelts) might actually be able to sleep 5 people in. We base the berth on seatbelts, rather than beds, as all passengers are legally required to wear a seatbelt whilst travelling.
We have a variety of layouts throughout our fleet of motorhomes, with various combinations of double and single beds. It is good to think about where you would all like to sleep during the trip and this should help you when choosing a motorhome.
Would your teenager be happy to bunk up in a double bed with their younger sibling? Maybe bunk beds or separate single beds is a better option. Would you prefer not to have to pack away your bedding each day? Choose a motorhome with a fixed bed. Do you have mobility issues that require a low bed? A french bed model might be the best option.
We’re not just being nosy here, honest. Where you’re going might impact what kind of motorhome you’d like to hire. For example, if you’re planning a road-trip to Cornwall you will likely venture down a lot of narrow, winding lanes. So, we’ll make sure you have a compact motorhome that will whiz around those bends with ease.
Most of our customer go away for a weekend, a week or two and some for a month. These timings are no problem and you just need to enquire about your dates through the website. Our mission is to give you a motorhome experience that you’ll never forget, so whatever your dreams are and however long you want to hire a motorhome for, we will work to make it a reality for you.
Yes, three days. Even if you require a motorhome for just one night, the 3-day charge still applies. Our weekend rate is based on 3 days. Typically, you’ll pick up on Friday afternoon and return either Sunday or before 10am on Monday. If you want to extend this period, additional day charges apply.
During the school summer holidays we stipulate a minimum 7-day hire with collection on a Friday. However, we can be very flexible with this so don’t hesitate to ask! This tends to be around June, when we are busy and have smaller gaps between longer hires. So, if you are flexible and can book late, then please do get in touch.
It’s possible to hire a motorhome for just a few days at a time if the dates are available. For these short-term hires a minimum hire charge will apply. The limit and pricing of this charge depends on which motorhome you would like and what time of year you’re hoping to go.
All information about minimum hire charges can be found on our pricing page.
Looking to go on a motorhome road-trip through Europe? Do it! We welcome all your adventurous plans and will work to make them possible. Any hires longer than 28 days will need to be worked out with our team, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We always advise to book your motorhome holiday as far in advance as possible. The further ahead you book, the more chance of getting your chosen motorhome for the dates you want! Usually, our customers book at least 3 months, meaning there is plenty of time to organise their hire and their holiday.
Although we recommend planning in advance, we also welcome last minute bookings too! Often we have small gaps in our diary between hires and we’d always rather see our motorhomes taking you out on an adventure than sitting alone on site. So if you’re looking to getaway last minute weekend trip, it’s always worth getting in touch. We will always try to help you holiday wherever we can.
We are seeing a trend for booking later and later towards departure date (we’ve even had calls wanting to go away the same day). And while we’d always rather see people out in our motorhomes having an adventure, we do really need just a few days notice to get the motorhome ready for your departure, process the deposit, and check your documentation and details.
There are key times of year when availability is short. These include Glastonbury Festival, British Grand Prix, late May Bank Holiday (this falls in school half term break) and the first few weeks of the summer holidays.
We always advise contacting us as early as you can to book your motorhome hire during those times of year. Sometimes we are fully booked a year in advance of these events.
We also experience an increase of enquiries coming in on Boxing Day and in early January, when people start looking ahead to the new year and planning their holidays (who doesn’t need a bit of sunshine daydreaming in the depths of winter?). So keep in mind that we may take a little longer to get back to you during this time.
Yes! You absolutely can take a motorhome to a music festival or a sporting event. Motorhomes are ideally suited to going to this type of outdoor event.
Being situated so close to the town, we are first port of call for those attending Glastonbury Festival who want the luxury of a motorhome.
The most important thing? With the motorhome’s built in fridge, you’re sure to keep your beer cold for the entire duration of the event.
All our motorhomes offer a completely self-contained living space and carry everything you need to be comfortable, warm and dry at a festival. This is especially important for our British Summers. You’ll feel refreshed each morning having had a dry bed to fall in to at the end of a long day on your feet. You also get all the home comforts of central heating to keep you cosy, fresh water to keep you clean and USB sockets to keep you connected.
You can also take everything you need with you without having to worry about carrying it for miles to your pitch site: chairs, clothes, wellies, blankets and the all-important bacon, eggs and sausages for your breakfast butties.
Lastly, you can ask any festival-goer, the benefits of having your own toilet at a large event are not to be underestimated. Once you’ve used a motorhome at a music festival, you’ll never go back to a tent!
For popular events, like Glastonbury Festival, we recommend that you enquire with us as soon as you have the idea of going. We’ve sometimes been fully booked a year in advance of the festival, which is before the tickets have even gone on sale! If you book in advance then you can at least rest assured that you have somewhere to sleep each night you’re away.
For Glastonbury Festival, as tickets are harder to get than other events, we also have a 100% refund policy for if you don’t manage to get tickets.