Beat the rush – reserve a vintage campervan or sleek motorhome for summer escapades with Yescapa
Yescapa, Europe’s leading peer-to-peer campervan and motorhome rental platform, gives travellers the freedom to explore all corners of the UK. With RV* travel becoming increasingly popular, here Is a selection of campsites which welcome campervans and motorhomes, providing the ideal base for exploring the UK once lockdown eases.
Located on North Norfolk’s alluring coastline, boasting six Blue Flag beaches, Forest Park is an award-winning holiday park close to the seaside town of Cromer – famous for not only its vintage pier and theatre but also for Cromer crab – a delicious and very easy meal, perfect with a glass or two of English wine! Set in 100 acres, Forest Park is an ideal spot for couples, families, and dog owners – various hilltop viewing points within the grounds providing far-reaching views, and Overstrand’s beach and village are within walking distance. Facilities include a shop, clubhouse, café (high season only) and a heated indoor swimming pool.
Book with Yescapa: Claire’s Campervan is a four-berth campervan based in Bedfordshire. Prices from £590 for seven days, including breakdown cover (RAC) and a 200 km daily allowance.
Creampots Touring Caravan & Camping Park – formerly a dairy farm, Creampots offers 61 pitches for caravans, motorhomes and campervans. Spotless facilities include a laundry room and free showers, and the site is close to Broad Haven’s sandy beaches. Nearby, explore Pembrokeshire’s many gems – including the National Trust’s Stackpole Estate, the beach at Barafundle Bay, Pembroke Castle (the birthplace of Henry VII) – or why not book a boat trip to visit the puffins on Skomer Island?
Book with Yescapa: Jackie’s Low-Profile Motorhome is a four-berth motorhome based in Bristol. Prices from £852 for seven days, including breakdown cover (RAC) and a 100 km daily allowance.
Whilst Dorset is well known for its stunning Jurassic coastline, heading inland means discovering bucolic countryside and chocolate-box thatched cottages. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Cranborne Chase is Church Farm, a family-run campsite perfect for motorhomes as well as tents and caravans. Located just 300m from the village of Sixpenny Handley, the campsite is set on an arable farm close to the village shops. Further afield, explore prehistoric Stonehenge and the cathedral city of Salisbury.
Book with Yescapa: Richard’s Coachbuilt Motorhome is a six-berth motorhome based in Wiltshire. Prices from £1,343 for seven days, including breakdown cover (RAC) and a 100 km daily allowance.
North Yorkshire Moors
Set in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors, Rosedale Abbey Caravan Park is located in Rosedale Abbey village, where once a Cistercian Priory stood. The caravan park has 70 motorvan pitches with electric hook-ups, plus showers, a launderette and a children’s play area. In August, the village holds The Rosedale Show (21st August 2021), one of the oldest agricultural shows in North Yorkshire, with livestock, vintage tractors, a gymkhana, outdoor sculptures and terrier races. Wonderful walks abound in the local area, and the village offers plentiful good pubs and tearooms.
Book with Yescapa: Dean’s Converted Van is a vintage four-berth VW campervan based in Lancashire. Prices from £699 for seven days, including breakdown cover (RAC) and a 200 km daily allowance.
Lancashire’s Ribble Valley
Undoubtedly one of Lancashire’s most tranquil and eco-friendly campsites, Wilcocks Farm Caravan Site is situated on the edge of Rivington Country Park, gateway to the West Pennine Moors – an area of Special Scientific Interest spanning 90 square miles. The secluded site welcomes up to 22 caravans and motorhomes at a time; sheep, cattle, hens and pygmy goats are kept on site, and there is stabling used by local horse owners. The sustainable site is powered by a wind turbine and boasts views of Winter Hill. Nearby, visit the pretty village of Rivington, try a forest adventure course with GoApe, fish in local reservoirs or enjoy browsing the wares at Heskin Hall Antiques.
Book with Yescapa: Tara’s Converted Van is a five-berth campervan based in Halifax. Prices from £650 for seven days, including breakdown cover (RAC) and a 100 km daily allowance.
Located in SW Scotland and benefiting from a Gulf Stream-induced microclimate, Drumlochart Holiday Park – near Stranraer, in Dumfries & Galloway – has its own fishing loch and an outdoor swimming pool. Local activities include horse riding, kitesurfing, golf and climbing to the top of the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse for sensational views across Scotland’s most southerly point.
Book with Yescapa: Yva’s Campervan is a vintage four-berth VW based in Glasgow. Prices from £889 for seven days, including breakdown cover (RAC) and a 200 km daily allowance.
Located in Flimwell, in the heart of the Kentish countryside, Cedar Gables is a small, tree-flanked campsite with a footpath leading to Bewl Water – a huge reservoir, and an ideal spot for walking, cycling, fishing and sailing. On site there are showers, a children’s playground and electric hook-ups. The campsite is ideally located for exploring Bedgebury Forest and its cycling and running tracks, 14th century Scotney Castle, plus the historic towns of Royal Tunbridge Wells and the Cinque Ports of Rye and Hastings.
Book with Yescapa: Giles’ Campervan is a converted four-berth VW van based in Surrey. Prices from £817 for seven days, including breakdown cover (RAC) and 100 km daily allowance.
Reassurance for customers booking with Yescapa comes with the company’s flexible cancellation policy (covering Covid-related cancellations); it kicks in up to 48 hours in advance of the trip’s start date. Acting as an intermediary between the vehicle owner and the renter, Yescapa facilitates hire via its secure website, providing insurance, breakdown cover (RAC in the UK), plus that all-important customer service support throughout.
To book, or for more information on Yescapa, visit www.yescapa.co.uk.
Notes to editors:
*RV – recreational vehicle
Yescapa prices quoted above are based on vehicle hire in June 2021. All RV-friendly campsites listed are available on www.caramaps.com.
Yescapa is the leading marketplace for nomadic travel in Europe. It offers campervan rentals in 25 countries, including seven in which a full peer-to-peer (rentals between individuals) service is provided (UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Belgium). The company offers customers the option to travel and explore their own country or to go further afield in Europe; its core values are based on sharing, freedom and security.
Founded in 2012 by Benoît Panel and Adrien Pinson, the company boasts a community of nearly 500,000 users from 98 different countries, and the fleet available now totals 10,000 vehicles.
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