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10 of Britain’s finest classic caravan stays | Tenting holidays



Mad Canine & Classic Vans, Herefordshire

A quartet of caravans are in a wildflower meadow and copse within the grounds of an outdated rectory close to Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. They’re Gertie, a uncommon Nineteen Thirties mannequin; Sybil, a hand-crafted Nineteen Forties van; Monty, a second world conflict navy wagon; and Elsie, a Fifties van. All have authentic options and out of doors seating; three have wooden burners and Monty has a non-public deck. There are communal showers, bathrooms, a summer time kitchen and campfire, and an honesty store promoting farm produce, ice-cream and cider. Friends can rent particular person vans or the positioning, and pitch a tent subsequent to their van at no additional price.
From £200 for 2 nights for 4 individuals, vans sleep two to 5,

The Scrumpling, Somerset

The Scrumpling caravan and campfire area in Somerset, UK.
{Photograph}: Katie Pankowski

Named after a West Nation phrase for a windfall apple, this renovated caravan close to Frome, in Somerset, is amid personal woodland and meadow. The roomy inside has a custom-built king-size mattress at one finish and a comfortable lounge on the different, with the lavatory and kitchen in little cabins exterior. There’s a massive wildlife-friendly pond, a campfire, a hammock and a stash of books and video games. The closest pub and an open-water swimming centre are lower than 10 minutes’ drive away, and Frome, Bruton and Wells are all inside 20 minutes’ drive.
From £85 an evening self-catering, sleeps two, April to October,

The Bluebird Penthouse, Devon

The Bluebird Penthouse caravan and Land Rover hot tub in Devon.
{Photograph}: Edward Westmacott

Homeowners Ralph and Lucy discovered this Fifties caravan on the backside of a discipline, the place it had been deserted. They restored it and fitted it with a double mattress, kitchenette and loo, and even a mini wine cellar. The van is on a hill on Lucy’s household farm close to the village of Umberleigh, Devon, and has views over the Taw valley. It’s insulated and related to a biomass boiler (which is fuelled utilizing wooden from bushes grown on the farm), so it’s heat in winter. There’s a lined terrace with a chiminea, pizza oven and barbecue, and – the pièce de résistance – a scorching tub in a transformed Land Rover.
From £130 an evening self-catering, sleeps two,

Tina, Highlands

Tina the caravan, the Highlands, Scotland.

This forest-green caravan is in a big space of land, with a stream and wooded stroll, close to the Dundreggan Rewilding Centre, not removed from the southern finish of Loch Ness. There’s a kitchenette, eating space, two sofas that flip right into a double mattress and a bathe room. The van is underneath shelter and has out of doors seating and a fireplace pit. Friends can guide the wood-burning scorching tub, Finnish sauna and aromatherapy steam room, and the barbecue hut, supplied with domestically sourced meat and greens. There are walks via the woods and hills, resulting in waterfalls and picnic spots, and wildlife together with sika and pink deer, black grouse, pine martens, woodpeckers and birds of prey. The proprietor is an artist and runs workshops that embrace a forest stroll and studio session.
From £152 for 2 nights, sleeps two,

Fishing Hut, Scottish Borders

Interior of the caravan end of the Dod Mill Fishing Hut.
{Photograph}: Phil Wilkinson

This hybrid hideaway is within the grounds of a 1700s water mill, on the banks of the Boondreigh, a small river 4 miles from the city of Lauder. One finish is a classic caravan, which homes the bed room, and the opposite finish is a picket cabin, containing the dwelling, cooking and eating areas. The cabin has a range for cooking and heating, a settee and day mattress, and a bit studying nook. There may be an eco bathroom simply exterior, and a communal wash home a couple of minutes’ stroll away. The property has two decks: one overlooking the river and one which catches the night solar and has a fireplace pit.
From £120 for 2 nights, sleeps as much as three,

Van Goff, Powys

Interior of Van Goff caravan, Powys, Wales, UK.

The Van Goff is a Nineteen Seventies static caravan, nonetheless decked out in retro type however with some fashionable additions, resembling LED lights, a fridge, a bathe and a flushing lavatory. There’s a wooden burner inside and a raised deck with a chiminea exterior. The van is in woodland within the grounds of Bodynfoel Corridor, a 242-hectare (600 acre) property with a river for swimming and a lake for boating (the rowing boat is shared with two yurts). It’s a simple riverside stroll to the village of Llanfechain, a few mile away, which has a pub and store.
From £190 for 2 nights, sleeps as much as three adults or two adults and two kids,

Cerys, Gwynedd

Exterior view of Cerys the caravan on a site in Gwyned, Wales.

Nyth Robin is a small web site within the Snowdonia nationwide park with 9 pitches for tourers, plus a handful of glamping choices, together with Cerys the caravan. Cerys, a refurbished Sixties van, has a hand-painted exterior that includes a woodland scene, and a swinging 60s inside: baby-blue kitchen, heat yellow partitions and interval fixtures. There’s a double mattress and a pull-out small single. The van is within the nook of the campsite with personal out of doors area and a fireplace pit, a brief stroll from the bathrooms and showers. The location includes a big space of woodland alongside the Dyfi estuary, a couple of miles exterior the seaside village of Aberdyfi (Aberdovey).
From £75 an evening, sleeps as much as three, from March to October,

Membership Jupiter, Kent

Interior showing lounge area of Club Jupiter caravan in Kent, UK.
{Photograph}: Joanna Bongard

Billed as “Pontins meets Palm Springs”, this static caravan has been given a mid-century modernism makeover by three feminine pals: an inside designer, a stylist and a journey author. There’s a light-filled front room with a six-seater velvet couch; a kitchen with a gold sink; a retro bathe room and cloakroom bathroom; and three opulent bedrooms – the Jungle room, the Lonely Hearts Saloon and the House Disco room. The backyard has an out of doors eating desk and 70s rattan lounging chairs. The van is on the Birchington Vale vacation park, which has an indoor swimming pool, bar, restaurant and loopy golf, close to Margate.
From £281 an evening, sleeps six,

Tilly, Cornwall

Tilly caravan, Cornwall

The house owners describe staying in cute, pastel-blue Tilly as like “comfy tenting” – there is no such thing as a scorching operating water however there’s a cosy mattress, eating space and fundamental kitchen. The classic van is parked within the house owners’ sheltered, wooded driveway, and the new bathe and out of doors lavatory are on the decking close to the home, 20 metres away. There may be an out of doors cooking space, picnic desk and stripy deckchairs. A bonus is the five-minute stroll to Porthtowan seaside, a surf faculty and the South West Coast Path; buses run to Newquay and St Ives in the summertime. Tall individuals take observe: tiny Tilly might not be probably the most comfy possibility.
From £49 an evening, seven evening minimal keep,

Towed City Tenting, Bristol

Towed Town camping, Bristol

Towed City is an indoor campsite in a repurposed warehouse near Bristol metropolis centre. There are six revamped vans to remain in, meant as extra reasonably priced options to a lodge room. The vans vary in period from the Sixties to the 90s, and all have double or king-size beds, kitchenettes and electrical heaters, plus separate personal bogs and (pretend) grassy areas with seating. The communal space has a pool desk and honesty bar; cereal, tea and occasional are offered; and bike rental is offered. It’s a 13-minute stroll to Temple Meads station.
From £60 an evening for 2,

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