Experience The Magic Of The North
If you are excited by the thought of exploring the great outdoors in a campervan, there are few places that can beat Yorkshire for beauty and variety. Click Here to Find the best price in Yorkshire
From the rolling hills and quaint villages of the Yorkshire Dales and the untamed expanse of the North York Moors to the rugged coast of Whitby, Yorkshire is blessed with spectacular scenery. Then there are the many varied towns and cities you can visit on your route.
Motorhome Hire Yorkshire
Depending on your preference, you can drop by for a few hours or spend a whole day immersing yourself in the culture. From magnificent York with its breathtaking minster and elegant Harrogate with its famous spas to bustling Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield, you can experience a different cultural journey every day of your campervan holiday.
Before you hire a campervan, it is worth spending some quality time designing your perfect holiday. Yorkshire is a vast area (North Yorkshire alone is the largest ceremonial county in England), so you want to make the most of your travel time.
Before You Hire a Campervan
Yorkshire visitors can create their perfect holiday experience by following a few simple guidelines.
First, it is a good idea to set aside time to get all of the family together and brainstorm ideas about what holiday experience you all want. Perhaps allow every family member one ‘must have’ experience and a few extra provisional ideas. Drop as many ideas into the hat as possible at this stage so that nothing is overlooked.
With Yorkshire being such a vast area, it is a good idea to group these ideas into areas. For example, if visiting Whitby Abbey, rambling the North York Moors and eating fish and chips at Scarborough are on the list, these can be grouped under North Yorkshire activities. On the other hand, if you’re planning to drop into the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds or learn about steelmaking in Sheffield, this can form part of your south Yorkshire itinerary.
The next step in organising your trip is to create a simple spreadsheet with the days and times you have free. Then you can simply drop your chosen activities into the slots available (remembering to leave adequate travel time between each). Prioritise your ‘must have’ activities and do as much of the rest as you can. The beauty of motorhome hire holidays is that you have a lot more time to play with as there is no checking in and out of hotels or following a set itinerary that has been planned by your travel agent.
Next, create a holiday checklist detailing all of the things you will need to make your trip happen. This includes the motorhome hire itself, insurance, extra service requirements and the amenities you will need to be comfortable. We make this easier through our camper hire partner, accessed via the ‘Search’ button on the main menu.
Booking Your Camper Van Hire
Yorkshire and Lancashire is home to numerous motorhome owners so if you are planning to pick up your vehicle locally, simply drop your preferred location into the box provided (e.g. Leeds, North Yorkshire, etc.) and then click on any vehicles that appeal to you. Alternatively, enter your nearest town or city and see what is available nearby to drop in and pick up.
You will notice that motorhomes can be filtered by type, length and date of travel to help you narrow down your options. Once you’ve clicked on a vehicle, you will also access additional buttons and drop downs enabling you to filter by berth, star rating, amenities, price and more.
Before finalising your rental, read carefully through all of the details in the listing. Underneath the campervan overview you will find some summarised details about the vehicle’s make, model, type, length and berth.
Below this there is a list of amenities you can compare with your checklist. Some motorhomes offer the height of luxury with a refrigerator, microwave, satellite TV, DVD player and WiFi while others include just the bare essentials: a stove, sink and a radio. If you have never driven a camper before, a backup camera could be useful to help with maneuvering in tight spaces.
Underneath this, there is a section on rules. This will clarify if you can bring a pet along with you, if you are allowed to smoke or if you are permitted to take the camper to a festival (the Leeds Festival in August is the Yorkshire counterpart to the Reading Festival!)
Drop further down the listings and you will notice a section on optional add-ons. These might include airport pick-up and drop off, additional driver insurance, bike racks, a pet valeting service and more.
Understanding Camper Rates
Campervan rates may look self-explanatory at first glance but it is important to also bear in mind mileage, especially in such a vast area as Yorkshire. For example, the distance from Rotherham in south Yorkshire to Middlesbrough in North Yorkshire is nearly 100 miles. If you opt for a rental with unlimited mileage, you can relax about the distance but if you are capped after a certain number of miles you will want to conserve every drop of fuel to avoid a hefty bill.
If the price is a little above budget, try looking at slightly different dates. Prices can drop quite considerably from one week to another. You will also want to be fully aware of the cancellation policy that applies to your hire campervan.
Yorkshire awaits but before you click that ‘Instant Book’ button there is one final step to take: read the customer reviews.
Comparing Motorhome Hire Reviews
Unlike traditional campervan hire outlets, peer-to-peer rental sites connect private camper owners with potential renters. This places additional importance on customer reviews since these provide detailed feedback on both vehicles and service.
When browsing the motorhomes on our site, you will find each includes a star rating together with the number of people who have rated the vehicle. At the bottom of the listing, you can also read the accompanying reviews to help you decide which owner will offer the best campervan hire experience.
This is particularly important when you’re booking your first hire motorhome. Yorkshire motorhome owners are generally proud of their vehicles and look after them well but there is always the odd exception.
Assuming you’re happy with what you read in the reviews, it’s time to finalise your booking. You have the option to book online via the ‘Instant Book’ button or to drop our hire partners a line on the number provided.
Life after your motorhome hire
Yorkshire is the ideal destination to experience your first motorhome adventure and you will probably find that you can’t wait for your next camping trip. You will be pleased to know that our website covers the whole of the UK, Europe and the wider world. Enjoy your time on the road and be sure to drop by when you get your next travel itch!
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