Are you a couple looking to get away for a romantic weekend? A lone traveller seeking fresh experiences?
A family or group of mates wanting to spend quality time together?
Hiring a motorhome and exploring the north west of England is a fantastic way to achieve all of the above.
If you are new to motorhome hire, here is everything you need to know to get started.
Experience the holiday of a lifetime in the north west
The north west of England has so much to offer it’s hard to know where to begin. It it’s an exciting city break you’re after, you will love visiting Manchester and Liverpool. These great northern cities are home to iconic sports clubs like Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Everton. They also gave rise to industry-changing pop and rock bands like Oasis and, of course, the Beatles. Then there are the many museums, tourist attractions, religious buildings, shopping centres, restaurants and theatres that provide amazing experiences to cater for every taste.
But the beauty of motorhome hire is that you aren’t restricted to one or two places. The whole of the north west is open to you and that means breathtaking mountains; tranquil lakes; rolling hills and dales; bleak windswept moors and miles of spectacular coastline. Where else in the UK can you travel between three National Parks in one holiday? The north west boasts the ancient volcanic landscape of the Peak District; the charming hills, valleys and villages of the Yorkshire Dales and, of course, the beautiful Lake District.
How to find motorhomes to rent
For motorhome hire in the north west, look no further than our website. We specialise in luxury motorhome and campervan hire so whatever style of vehicle you need, you will find something suitable through our motorhome hire portal.
When you rent a motorhome, you want to make sure that the vehicle you choose to hire is compatible with the type of holiday you want. While a modest two berth motorhome with basic eating and sleeping facilities may be perfect for an individual adventure; space, comfort and convenience are likely to be a higher priority for a family holiday. The beauty of our peer-to-peer motorhome rental site is that there are motorhomes of all shapes and sizes available to hire. That’s why we recommend you take your time browsing and thoroughly look through all of the details before finalising your north west motorhome hire.
What amenities are important for a positive hire experience?
The answer to this question will be different for every motorhome rental. Some people value luxury above all else and will happily pay a higher day rate to ensure their motorhome has all the features, fittings and accessories they need to feel comfortable. Others enjoy the experience of ‘roughing it’ and will look for the most affordable motorhomes for hire even if they only provide basic eating and sleeping facilities.
You will find that each of our motorhomes for rent lists the amenities that you will receive as part of your hire fee. For many people, eating is a big part of the camping experience and they will want to look carefully through the list to find out what cooking, preparation and storage facilities are available. You will almost always have a basic stove and sink to use but if you want a larger oven, a fridge and/or a microwave, you will have to look for a motorhome rental that includes these specific items. The checklist-style layout of each motorhome listing will help you see at a glance what is included and what is not. There is also a section showing what optional extras are available to hire.
What sleeping arrangements will you be happy with? A positive travel experience is easier when everyone is fully rested and there are many different layouts that appeal to different people. To maximise space, some motorhomes come with rock-and-roll beds that can be folded up into seating in the day time. Others may have beds that pull down from the ceiling and some are designed to include a double bed over the cab. If you are in any doubt about the amount of living or sleeping space available to you, paying more for a higher berth is an option.
Not all travel in the north west is scenic and you are likely to want some form of entertainment as you drive, especially if the family are in tow. While most motorhomes will include a radio, consider whether a CD Player, TV, DVD Player or WiFi is necessary to keep everyone happy.
How much does motorhome rental cost?
The best way to get an idea of how much motorhome hire costs is to browse through the motorhomes on our website. You will find that for most motorhomes, rental costs are in the £90 to £200 per day range. If this is a little out of your budget, you should be able to find one or two motorhome rental deals from £50 per day. On the other hand, if luxury travel is the be all and end all for you, you can pay in excess of £1,000 per night.
One thing to watch out for, especially if you intend to travel a long distance, is the mileage allowance that is included with your motorhome rent costs. If you exceed that limit, you will be charged extra per additional mile. If, on the other hand, your motorhome rental comes with unlimited mileage you are free to relax and go where your heart takes you.
What different types of motorhome are there to hire?
The term motorhome can cause confusion as it is a broad umbrella covering many different types of machine. To simplify things, a motorhome is any kind of motorised camping vehicle (in other words, one you don’t have to tow).
The biggest and most luxurious type of motorhome is the Class A which is built on a coach chassis. With Class A motorhome hire you will usually get all you need for a home from home experience with plenty of amenities and lots of space to eat, sleep and relax in. The size of a Class A motorhome can cause issues in narrow country lanes and usually requires a C1 licence to drive. Many people opt for a Class C motorhome as these are smaller than a Class A motorhome yet still provide a high level of comfort. Modern designs are particularly smart when it comes to utilising space so Class C motorhome hire is definitely worth looking into.
Then there is the Class B motorhome. This is what many people refer to as a campervan, particularly the popular VW Westfalia with its iconic styling. If you are interested in Class B motorhome hire, expect to find a lot of variation in size, shape and the amenities available. Class B motorhome hire can also be more affordable than other hire options although some of the vintage campervans are expensive.
Once you understand these three broad categories and have tried out a few different makes and models, you will start to develop an idea of which you prefer to hire.
Getting the bug for motorhome hire?
North west England is just one of the many amazing destinations available to the motorhome and campervan enthusiast. Once you’ve experienced the freedom and flexibility of the open road, you will almost certainly want to see what the rest of the UK and Europe have to offer.