Last Minute Rental Deals!

Looking for a hassle free family holiday? We have a limited number of deals available in our 4 berth motorhomes. Don’t delay on these last minute offers, once they’re gone they’re gone!

All deals are “on the road” prices, and include insurance for 1 driver with unlimited mileage, crockery and kitchenware, and gas bottle. Hirers will need to place a £1000 security deposit (pre-authorised, so the money does not actually leave your account) or take out collision damage waivers.

Sunlight T68 4 Berth – One model is available 6th-13th June for just £798, another for 6th-10th June for £456!

Sunlight T9LC 4 Berth – Available 6th-10th June for just £456

Etrusco T69QB 4 Berth – Available 6th-13th June for just £798

Etrusco A66BB 4 Berth – Available 2nd-9th June for just £833

Call our rental team today on 01772 685949 or email rentalbookings@prestoncm.co.uk to get booked in!

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We’re Hiring: Purchase Ledger Manager

This is a role offered to replace an outgoing valued member of the finance team.

To apply, please email a copy of your CV to charlottec@prestoncm.co.uk

We would expect the role to include the following responsibilities;

  • Obtaining authorisation from dept managers for all PL spend
  • Posting purchase invoices to purchase ledger
  • Perform supplier statement reconciliations back to ledgers
  • Chase any identified missing invoices from suppliers
  • Assisting in the preparation of the monthly payments
  • Ensuring all credit card expenditure has a supporting invoice
  • Posting all invoices to purchase ledger
  • Reconciliation of Bank credit card income back to expected values
  • Assisting in month end management accounts compilation
  • Ordering stationery
  • Other general admin duties within Finance

We operate with a Finance department of 3 including this role, so a tight unit with constant communication of any issues to resolve amongst the team.

We would expect all applicants to be at least AAT qualified or currently studying or qualified by experience. We are an equal opportunities employer and really looking to find the right person to fit into our team and wider organisation.

Of course relevant experience would be a distinct advantage as we would prefer the successful applicant to hit the ground with enough pace to pick up our systems & processes fairly quickly.

Full training will be provided and you may enjoy the benefit of a transitional handover period if you can start fairly quickly within the next few weeks.

Ideally we will be looking for an immediate start, however we may be able to wait a little longer for an exceptional candidate.

Benefits:

Flexible working hours

On-site parking

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £22,500.00 per year

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Holiday Inspiration: Skiing in Switzerland

Combine the slopes and the open road with a motorhome rental trip to Switzerland – here’s our suggested itinerary for a great trip, from our rentals assistant Brad. Prices based on 2 Weeks in Jan, Feb or March, the best times for snow.

Payment Options for your Motorhome Rental:

4 Berth:

Book now pay later – £300 Deposit, £759 6 Weeks Before Trip**

Pay Monthly – £300 Deposit, Monthly payment from £84 **

6 Berth:

Book now pay later – £300 Deposit, £837 6 weeks before trip **

Pay Monthly – £300 Deposit, Monthly payment from £94**

Itinerary

Day 1 – Rental Site – Harwich Port (Book Stena line Ferries to Hoek Van Holland Overnight Ferry Departs 23:00 arrives 08:00)

Day 2 – Arrive in Hoek Van Holland at 08:00, Begin Drive to Camping Fuussekaul Luxembourg (Approx. 4hr Drive)

Day 3 – Begin Drive to Camping Jungfrau Switzerland (Approx. 5hr 30 Drive)

Days 4 to 7 – Skiing in Jungfrau Ski Region

Day 8 – Begin Drive to Saas Fee on Resort Aire (Approx 2hr 15 including journey on the Kandersteg Car Train)

Days 9 – 11 Skiing in Saas-fee Region

Day 12 – Begin Drive Back to to Camping Fuussekaul Luxembourg (Approx 7hr)

Day 13 –  Begin Drive to Hoek Van Holland (Approx 4hr Drive, 14:15 Ferry, Arrives at 19:45)

Day 14 – Begin Drive from Harwich Port to Rental Site (Approx. 4hr 30 Drive)

** This price includes UK & EU insurance (fully comp), breakdown cover, awning, bike rack, unlimited mileage, 1 gas bottles, cutlery, kitchenware, electric lead, water hose and full handover. Hirer responsible for ferries, tolls, ski passes & campsites.

To book your next trip, contact us today on 01772 685949 or email rentalbookings@prestoncm.co.uk

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Motorhome Rent UK Lends Campervan for Ukraine Border Journey

As you will have undoubtedly seen, the news is currently saturated with the terrible situation with Ukraine. Here Motorhome Rent UK and at our partner site Preston Caravans and Motorhomes we have been feeling, as I’m sure many of you have, a strong pull to do something to help the people in this dire situation.

We have pledged to take a convoy to the Poland/Ukraine border. Our drivers will be volunteers from our Preston Caravan’s team, with a loan campervan from Motorhome Rent UK. We will also be joined by a Polish/Ukrainian interpreter and a further volunteer who has already completed a trip to the Ukrainian border, whose contacts we will be using throughout our trip. We will be setting off on the 6th April.  

On the journey out, we will be taking specialised medical equipment, winter baby clothes, satellite phones and walkie talkies, as per the request of the teams down in Medyka. These have already been gathered and are ready to go.

Once there, we are working with the Ukraine Border Action to collect 36 refugees who need to be reunited with family, friends or sponsors in the UK and Europe. As the refugee group will be almost exclusively women, children and elderly people, we are bringing a motorhome as a support vehicle for those who have medical or child nursing needs on the road. In addition, we have bought 2 minibuses to transport people, and a transit van to transport aid on the outward journey and luggage on the return trip.

We are asking for your help

We are estimating that this journey in total will cost around £12,000. Any contribution towards fuel, accommodation on the return journey, ferry crossings or food for our convoy would be greatly appreciated.

Similarly, if you have any contacts that would be able to assist us (hotels near manufacturers you often use that might be able to give us a bulk discount rate etc) that would be fantastic.

We have had significant media interest in our plans, with the BBC following us back from the UK, and we will of course ensure we give credit to all those who have supported us, including our updates on our social media platforms and website. I think this will become a story of the industry pulling together to help those who desperately need it.

All costings will be made totally transparent so you can see exactly how your contributions have helped, and should we be fortunate enough to make more than we need, we will put this toward a second trip. We will of course be updating our company social media as our journey progresses so you will be able to see in real time the difference that you have made while we take our refugees back to the UK.

We have set us a JustGiving Page, to make it easy to donate and see how our fundraising is going.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/prestoncaravansandmotorhomes-ukraine

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Treat Yourself To An Exciting Staycation with Easter Motorhome Rental

The Easter break is fast approaching, and we have final deals available! Treat your loved ones to a staycation, or venture further afield with EU insurance! Book now to secure your trip.

Etrusco T6900 QB

4 berth motorhome

11th to 18th April

Total Price: £623!

A Class

4 Berth motorhome

14th to 21st April

Total Price: £798!

Cliff Campervan

2 berth campervan

14th to 19th April

Total Price: £430!

Weinsberg Carabus

4 Berth Campervan

11th to18th April

Total Price: £595!

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We’re Hiring!

Our growing motorhome rental department needs a new addition to their team.

Your role will include:

  • dealing with enquiries and bookings over the phone and in person
  • checking customers in and out of their rentals
  • demonstrating how key elements of the vehicles work to customers when they collect their rentals
  • problem solving where necessary if customers call with an issue while they are away

Weekend availability is essential for this role.

Experience in the rental industry would be very advantageous, and any experience with caravans or motorhomes will be very valuable so please make sure to outline this in your CV, even if it is only on a recreational basis.

E-mail your CV to katiec@prestoncm.co.uk

Salary: £21,000.00 per year

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Festival Guide 2022

Festivals are back with a bang this year, and here is our top round up of UK festivals:

  • Isle Of Wight Festival 16th June to 19th June 2022
  • Glastonbury 22nd to 26th June 2022
  • Camper Jam 1st to 3rd July
  • Beat-Herder 14th to 17th July 2022
  • Kendal Calling 28th to 31st July 2022
  • Rewind Scotland 22nd to 24th July 2022
  • Rewind North 5th to 7th August 2022
  • Rewind South 19th to 21st August 2022
  • Reading & Leeds Festival 26th to 28th August

Why not add a touch of luxury to your festival experience (private bathroom and shower? Heaven!) and book in today.

Please note, many festivals require you to book your motorhome pitch additionally to your festival ticket – check your Ts&Cs to make sure you have the tickets you need to make the most of your motorhome hire.

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February Half Term: Book Now!

We still have availability in a few of our models over the UK February half term.

If you want to get away for a staycation with your kids, contact our team today to get booked in. We are available on 01772 685949 or rentalbookings@prestoncmco.uk.

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PLACES TO ENJOY IN GREAT BRITAIN IN YOUR CARAVAN OR MOTORHOME

With over 15 National Parks, 40,000 lakes and 20,000km of coastline, there is plenty to explore in Great Britain. Scanning across England, Wales and Scotland there are beautiful beaches, mesmeric mountains and wonderful waters to visit and enjoy. Whether it be the Lake District, Scottish Highlands or Snowdonia, there are places out there, with several things to do, for every caravan or motorhome owner. Here are 6 of the best.

Scafell Pike

The Lake District

Located in the heart of Cumbria, North West England, the Lake District has spectacular scenery with amazing mountains, lakes and forests. There is lots to do, from hiking and swimming, to boat trips and cafe stops. For a relaxing afternoon, you could visit William Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage at Grasmere. Speaking of Grasmere, you could try the delicious taste of ginger bread at, you guessed it, the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. Alternatively, you could take a dunk in one of the 16 lakes. Or you could drink and dine at some of the wonderful bars and restaurants in Ambleside or Keswick. For the hikers, there are Alfred Wainwright’s 214 mountains (known as fells) to ascend, including Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain. Other activities include cycling, mountain biking, bird watching, paddle boarding, the list goes on. The Lake District is a must-visit, with great accessibility, for caravan or motorhome owners.

Caravan and Motorhome Sites in the Lake District:

  1. Coniston Park Coppice Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite
  2. Windermere Camping and Caravanning Club Site
  3. Borrowdale Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite

Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons is situated in South Wales, 25 miles north of Cardiff, and is home to a World Heritage site and an International Dark Sky Reserve. Hosting film-worthy waterfalls and SAS training-worthy hills, this National Park is simply stunning. You could hike up Pen Y Fan or you could explore Chartists Cave or the historic Crickhowell Castle. You could take a 4-hour walk exploring 4 different stunning waterfalls. Alternatively, you could go for a warm tea and wander around the towns of Brecon or Hay-on-Wye. Whether you want to unwind or head uphill, there is plenty to do and enjoy in this stunning area of beauty in South Wales.

Caravan and Motorhome Sites in the Brecon Beacons:

  1. Brecon Beacons Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite
  2. Pencelli Castle Caravan and Camping Park
  3. Grawen Caravan and Camping Park

Devon and Cornwall

Covering two counties that share 400 beaches, 2000km of coastline and 17 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) the south west is simply beautiful. From Salcombe to St. Michael’s Mount, Fowey to Lizard Point, Sennen Cove to St. Ives, St. Agnes to Padstow, Tintagel to Woolacombe – the list goes on. The south-west of England offers sand, sea, hills, fishing, surfing and swimming – we are even forgetting about the traditional cornish pasty and cream tea. You could visit historic old towns such as Mevagissey or Croyde. There are also the National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor. The south-west peninsula provides the perfect coastal get-away for you and your caravan or motorhome.

Caravan and Motorhome Sites in Devon and Cornwall:

  1. Damage Barton Caravan Club Site (Cornwall)
  2. Ilfracombe Caravan Club Site (Devon)
  3. Looe Caravan Club Site (Cornwall)
Fort William

Fort William

Located in the Scottish highlands, with Glen Coe to its south and Glennfinnan to its west, Fort William has a lot to offer for outdoorists and naturists. Named after King, you guessed it, William, this peaceful land is the centre for hiking due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and munroes alike. Speaking of Ben Nevis, for the more leisurely, there is the Ben Nevis Distillery to discover. Alternatively, you could glue your eyes on the abundance of wildlife, such as the minke whale or golden eagle. If that isn’t enough there are boat trips, museums, snow sports, mountain biking and golf to get stuck into. And, if none of that is enough, then you could even watch a game of shinty – one of the older sports in the record book. There is plenty to explore and enjoy in this beautiful area of the Scottish Highlands.

Caravan and Motorhome Sites at Fort William:

  1. Ben Nevis Holiday Park, Highland Holidays
  2. Linnhe Lochside Holidays
  3. Glen Nevis Caravan and Camping Park
Snowdonia

Snowdonia

Situated in North Wales, Snowdonia is home to over 1400 miles of footpaths, 9 mountain ranges and the largest lake in Wales. For the walkers and mountain-goers, you could hike Mount Snowdon (3560ft). Or you could try Crib Goch, which, at just over 3000ft, makes for a fulfilling scramble, although it can be dangerous. Other activities include rock climbing, ziplining and cycling. For the more leisurely among us, if you want to reach the Snowdon summit, but don’t fancy the hike, then the Snowdon Mountain Railway may be an option for you. Alternatively, there are the stunning villages of Llanberis and Beddgelert to explore. Or, you could visit Snowdonia’s captivating National Slate Museum. Whatever you are looking for, there are many ways that you can spend your time in the UK’s third largest National Park.

Caravan and Motorhome Sites in Snowdonia:

  1. Gaerhyfryd Caravan Site
  2. Graig Wen
  3. Barcdy Touring Caravan and Camping Park

The Peak District

Being Britain’s first National Park, the Peak District has been open to visitors for 70 years. This tranquil and idyllic setting offers activities from hiking to cycling, horse riding to climbing. Occupying 268miles of the famous Pennine Way, the Peak District is renowned for its incredible scenic walks. You could ascend the Peak District’s highest summit, Kinder Scout – a climb of just over 600m. Alternatively, offering inspiration for the Pride and Prejudice novel of acclaimed writer Jane Austen, you could follow the footsteps of this famous and popular novelist in exploring these lands. There are also over 20million people who live within an hour’s drive of the area, making it a convenient journey for many (this could be you). So, why not make the Peak District your next adventure?

Caravan and Motorhome Sites in the Peak District:

  1. Castleton Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite
  2. Poplar’s Farm Site
  3. Farditch Farm Caravan Park

Well, there we go, 6 different places to visit in Great Britain for you and your motorhome or caravan. If you love cream tea cuisine, maybe tickle your tastebuds down in Devon or Cornwall. Maybe you would rather gaze at wonderful wildlife, maybe set your eyes on Fort William for your next trip. Alternatively, you may love lakes, so why not take a plunge in visiting the Lake District? Whatever your passions, whatever your interests, there is a national park, place of beauty, spectacular mountain and stunning lake out there for you and your caravan or motorhome.

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