- PaulCamper, Europe’s largest online platform for motorhome and campervan sharing, reveals staycation hotspots proving popular with summer campers including Somerset, Orkney and the Peak District
- Owners opting to rent out their vehicles via PaulCamper can secure a rental income and also be confident in building a connection with friendly, reliable renters.
PaulCamper, Europe’s largest online platform for motorhome and campervan sharing, has shared the top UK destinations proving a hit with Brits renting campervans and motorhomes this summer.
With UK travellers turning pent-up travel dreams into reality as they look for ways to meaningfully connect and safely reunite with their loved ones, staycation availability is limited but, PaulCamper has some great motorhome and campervan options available for summer rental. When it comes to locations, beach towns and national parks are fueling summer wanderlust with UK visitors gravitating towards these top destinations.
Tissington Trail, Peak District
In its central location, The Peak District is the ultimate destination with popular activities including kayaking on Carsington or Tittesworth water, cycling along the Tissington Trail or going for a walk in the historic grounds of Ilam Park or Chatsworth House. The wealth of independent cafes, ice cream farms and breweries also make it a foodies’ heaven.
Pitch up at one of the many campsites surrounding Ashbourne or Bakewell.
Explore the Peak District in Sonho – a trendy little VW T5, suitable for a couple or family of three, based just south of the Peak District in Uttoxeter, easily accessed from the A50. Sonho is totally adventure ready with a firepit, bike rack and kayaks all available upon request. https://paulcamper.co.uk/c/39435/
Newgale Beach, Pembrokeshire
A particular hit with almost 2 miles of sand making it a perfect beach for various activities including surfing, hiking, kite surfing, kayaking, paddle-boarding and fishing. Taking a walk right down to the southern end takes you to a walk-through cave and numerous sheltered bays.
Newgale Campsite (https://newgalecampsite.co.uk
) sits in a beachfront destination adjacent to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and caters for Tents, Tourers, Caravans and Motorhomes.
Explore Pembrokeshire in Adamo – a brand new (registered June 2021) luxury Auto-trail F74 with its very modern interior. In the cab you will find all the modern driving features of a luxury vehicle and the interior has a great amount of space making it an ideal Motorhome for a Couple, family or group sharing.
Shrouded in myth and legend Glastonbury Tor is a classic destination for any campervan enthusiast. Echoing with the sound and memory of Glastonbury Festival, this hill in the Isle of Avalon offers amazing views across five counties and off to the sea. The town centre is a unique and vibrant destination, where you will find everything from mythical and magical shops to the best vegetarian food.
Explore Glastonbury in ‘Bertie’ – a brand new Autotrail Imala 736G. He’s all kitted out and with automatic transmission your journey can be as relaxing as your destination!
Orkney, in the Northern Isles of Scotland, is forged by 5000 years of unique history and the village of Evie is located at the northern end of mainland Orkney looking out across Eynhallow Sound towards the island of Rousay.
Eynhallow sound and its emerald sapphire coloured water with beautiful golden beaches makes it a top spot to relax or take a dip in the sea. Alternatively, head over to the bronze age settlement, The Broch of Gurness – a village which began between 500 BC and 200 BC.
Explore Evie in ‘Spoot’ -This Nissan Dalbury E can cover up to 120 miles on a full charge and takes just 20 minutes for a rapid charge providing a further 80-mile range. Orkney has over 30 charging points.
Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
The largest gorge in England, Cheddar is a must see. Located in an area of outstanding beauty, the drive in a campervan up the Gorge whilst dodging goats and marvelling at 400ft cliffs is memorable. Cheddar also has Britain’s largest underground river system.
Cheddar Bridge Touring Park is a short walk from the village and gorge and a recommended walk takes in the whole of the gorge offering incredible views to the west.
Explore Cheddar Gorge in ‘Bluebell’ – a new, top of the range, classic T2 VW Campervan – the last out of Brazil and lovingly converted in Bristol. He’s a character!
Steven Hagenah, UK Country Lead for PaulCamper said; “The Great British staycation is firmly back, and our owners are ready to provide campervans and motorhomes to families and loved ones so they can safely reconnect.
“As everyone is currently forced to plan more than normal, I hope renters will consider hiring a camper and be a bit spontaneous again in just seeing where the road takes them since a range of campsites still have availability for pitch spots this summer.
“We have a diverse range of motorhomes and campervans available so whether a seasoned camper or new to the experience, I hope they have a great summer of camping ahead.”
PaulCamper gives holidaymakers the option to hire motorhomes and campervans that suit their style from as little as £70.00 a night. All rentals include fully comprehensive insurance and roadside assistance provided by the AA.
select their preferred camper from the diverse portfolio and send an enquiry to the owner. After discussion the rental is agreed, and the booking is confirmed.
Owners opting to rent out their vehicles via PaulCamper not only benefit from securing a rental income but can also be confident in building a connection with friendly, reliable renters. To rent out their camper, owners should visit https://paulcamper.co.uk/rent-out-campervan/
The current UK portfolio comprises vehicles that accommodate everyone from a solo traveller to a family of six and vary in size from little larger than a car to 8m long. They include an electric van on Orkney, a famous singer’s race-team van conversion in the Peak District, one of the last classic T2 imports from Brazil in the South West and brand-new motorhomes with all the latest gadgets.
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Notes to Editor:
PaulCamper is the fastest growing platform and community for individual campervan and motorhome rental in Europe. Managing director Dirk Fehse founded the company in 2013 with a lot of passion for camping and attention to detail. PaulCamper already has more than 9,300 vehicles from individual lenders on board and has arranged more than one million overnight stays for renters from all over the world. They all have one thing in common: Just like the start-up, they love adventure, freedom and the individuality that goes with it. Since 2017 PaulCamper has also been active in Austria and the Netherlands.
PaulCamper was born out of CEO Dirk Fehse’s personal experience of exploring Australia in a rented camper. Upon his return to Germany, he purchased his own campervan – a VWT4 christened “Paul”. To finance running costs and insurance, Dirk rented out “Paul” when he wasn’t out exploring with him and “PaulCamper” was born.
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