Covid buggered your summer plans? We’ve got just the answer. With converted campervans on the rise, it’s no wonder every Instagrammer (and their dog) has jumped on the hype – but honestly, it’s for good reason.
Providing the luxuries you have at home but allowing the flexibility to travel where ever you’d like – it’s the perfect alternative holiday choice if you’re on a budget. The cost of parking up for the night is as little as £10 per vehicle, and with sights on our doorstep like the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District, we’d be mad not to take advantage. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to some of the best campervans in Yorkshire that you can rent right now…
1. A chalet-style converted Transit van from Sheffield
Based in Sheffield, ‘Mont Blanc’, a converted Ford Transit van, just screams ‘van life’. It’s super cosy, perfectly decorated and has everything you need for a ‘home from home’ stay, including a wood burner, a gas stove, functioning sink, electricity, fridge, and enough space for up to four to sleep. The sleeping area also converts into a dining space with plenty of room for lounging on the cooler evenings and mornings, and it’s conveniently based for a cheeky trip out into the Peak District. Find out more about Mont Blanc here.
2. A chic converted VW Transporter from Guiseley
Ok, so this one’s a pretty damn good lookin’ van. Decked out with the key pieces that make up an uber-modern home these days, ‘Homer’ can sleep up to three people thanks to the height on this bad boy. The van has been cleverly designed for ‘tiny house’-style living, with pull-out and pop-out features utilising the space well. Work from the van with the pull-down desk, tidy up and store away your things in the under bed storage, or even cook outdoors thanks to the pull-out gas stove. ‘Homer’ has been all over the world, so you’re sure to feel comfortable, where ever you take him. Check it out here.
3. A bohemian-style VW from Sheffield
A bohemian-looking Sprinter that loves to travel just as much as we do, ‘Bianca’ is a great size for those not quite ready to take the plunge with van life, with a decent height and longer back than many other vans. In the van, you’ll find a fully-functioning kitchen (perfectly designed for camping) consisting of a hob, sink, fridge and equipment, with ample storage throughout for all your belongings, a cosy double bed, electricity, and even an awning to sit under outside. Find out more here.
4. A cute, bright van from Leeds
The perfect van if you have kids, ‘Luigi’ is based in Leeds and sleeps up to four people, with one double bed and two singles. Decked out with all the essentials, guests will find a family-friendly kitchen with a hob and fridge, a dining and lounge space with two sofa-style benches, ample storage, and even a toilet – which is a rarity for many converted campers. Find out more here.
5. A rustic, nautical-style van from Hull
Honestly, all we can say for this one is: WOW. Perfectly decorated with major attention to detail, ‘Vera’ offers a unique stay for those looking to delve right into van life. Providing seriously stunning settings both inside the van and out (dependant on where you go!), the van includes a functioning kitchen (with an actual grill and oven, not just a hob!), a comfy double bed, an awning, and even little extras such as a vintage-style radio that you can take outside with you when chilling in the sunshine. It’s incredibly well-thought out, and anyone who books it is sure to have a truly unique break (in one of the greatest campervans in Yorkshire!). Book it here.
6. A big, bright yellow van from Doncaster
‘Mo’ is a wonderfully happy van that’s great for families, with its bright yellow exterior that flows all the way through the interior decor. All of the comfy touches you’d hope for when camping have been thought of, including big fluffy pillows, cushions, and room enough for five to sleep – making it one of the most spacious campervans in Yorkshire! The van features all the cooking equipment you’ll need for your trip, a toilet, heater, and even a shower – levelling up your camping trip. Find out more here.
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