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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Christmas Availability

We still have select motorhomes available for rental over the Christmas period.

This is a popular option for those hosting extra guests or travelling to visit family across the country over the festive season.

Minimum booking period applies, please contact our team for further information or to book your hire!

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Want to Be First in Line For an Amazing 2022 Motorhome?

If you want to be the first to get your hands on a brand new 2022 caravan or motorhome, get down to Preston Caravans and Motorhomes Launch Event! We will have a wide range of caravans and motorhomes from top manufacturers including Elddis, Swift, Chausson and Knaus.

There will be complimentary food from local businesses at the weekends, a raffle with fabulous prizes, plus experts on hand to help you get the most out of your visit.

2022 MODELS ON DISPLAY INCLUDE:

10% SHOP DISCOUNT

LOYALTY CARD HOLDERS GET 10% OFF IN OUR ACCESSORIES SHOP – YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR YOURS HERE.
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Top Places in the Lake District for Your Motorhome Holiday

Here at Motorhome Rent UK, we’re lucky to be nearby the beautiful Lake District. It’s a popular area for rental customers to visit, so here are our top recommendations when you’re planning your visit:

Bowness, Lake Windermere

This is one of the most popular spots in the Lake District, and with good reason. It is a beautiful town on the edge of Lake Windermere, and offers a host of great restaurants, bars and shops.

It does tend to get busy during peak season, so we recommend booking a site or meals in advance. Alternatively, visiting in autumn or winter will give you more peace and quiet, with the added bonus of autumn leaves or frost adding to the natural beauty of the area.

You can hire small motorboats to take out into the lake, and further along the lakeside there is Low Wood watersports centre, where waterskiing and wakeboarding is available.

Wastwater

Wastwater is the deepest lake in the Lake District, yet it is often forgotten by people visiting the area. So if you are looking for stunning scenery without the crowds, this would be an excellent place to visit. This lake is also popular for those who enjoy wild swimming, or have their own paddle boards and kayaks.

Coniston

This area has lovely scenery and a number of nice pubs and restaurants. It’s not as popular as Windermere, but can still pull crowds in the school holidays. For hikers, the Old Man of Coniston is a stunning route that offers breath taking views. At the lake itself, you can hire row boats, go swimming and try sailing.

Hawkshead

This is a beautiful town steeped in history, and has been home to literary greats Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. You can visit Beatrix Potter’s charming home Hill Top, which has been preserved and maintained by the National Trust.

Within the town itself, you’ll find traditional pubs, and cafes serving cakes and tea. Additionally, there are a number of shops catering to visitors.

Where is your favourite place in the Lake District? Let us know in the comments! Visit our Booking Page to reserve your motorhome today!

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Looking for a Motorhome? Try Swift Live from 1st September!

Swift Live is back with a bang to welcome in the 2022 range. You can explore all the new 2022 Swift motorhomes from the comfort of your own home, garden or rental holiday!

Make sure you mention our sister company Preston Caravans and Motorhomes as your preferred dealer when you request a quote!

WHAT IS SWIFT LIVE?

Swift Live is the perfect way to get to know the leisure vehicle lifestyle, access helpful advice, get inspired and find your next motorhome, caravan or holiday home…all from the comfort of your sofa.

Whether you’re completely new to this or a seasoned pro, you’ll find a world of ideas, tips and exclusives, with our specialist team waiting to share what makes the Swift life so special.

Explore our new products with 360° vehicle tours, ask questions and receive tailored support. Tune into our helpful videos to go behind the scenes at Swift and watch our craftspeople at work, plus get the lowdown on our biggest launches for 2022.

It’s entirely free and super easy to visit, all you need to do is register and join us from your computer, smart phone or tablet.Register For Swift Live

Want to try out more layouts before you finalise which model you are after? Book in for a motorhome rental today!

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Top Tips For Keeping Cool On Your Trips!

Feeling Hot Hot Hot?
The UK is looking unbelievable in this beautiful weather – but if you need a hand keeping chilled in the heat, we have plenty of solutions for you!

Our on site accessories shop is packed with useful items to keep you cool on your motorhome rental.

1. Portable Air Conditioning
Of course, the best way of cooling down is to chill the space you are in. Portable air conditioning units can go anywhere, using their battery OR powered through 12v point. The best part is, once you’re home from your rental holiday, it can go in your office, bedroom or keep your dogs cool while you’re out at work!

Total Cool 3000 on display and on sale in our accessories shop – £340

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2. North Facing Pitches
If a shaded pitch isn’t available, try and pitch up with your largest windows facing north so they will get the least amount of sun.

3. Put Your Sheets in the Freezer
To keep you cool at night, pop your pillowcases or your sheets in the freezer. Bring them out just before you go to bed, and this should keep you cool enough to fall asleep.

All our rental vehicles come with a freezer compartment in the kitchen.

However, should you want more freezer space, Total Cool Portable Freezers start from £350, on sale now in our accessories shop.

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  1. Dine Al Fresco
    Warm nights are what BBQs were made for! If just the thought of turning on your oven makes you feel too hot, get your BBQ in the shade and grill up some treats.

Our full CADAC range is on display in our shop – including paella pans, pizza stones and Safari Chef BBQs, so you can try any cuisine while relaxing outdoors!

We have a huge range of Cadac BBQs in stock – perfect for these reipes!
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Brand New Weinsberg 4 Berth Campervan Added to Rental Fleet!

We’re pleased to announce that we have added an extra campervan to our fleet. We’re experiencing even more demand than usual with the UK’s biggest ever appetites for Staycations, so bookings are bound to go quickly!

The unusual 4 berth double bunk bed design is perfect for couples or families who want a campervan to explore in.

As with all our models, this campervan comes with full washroom and kitchen facilities.

To book, please call 01772 685848 or email rentalbookings@prestoncm.co.uk

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