Let Us Take You To Devon, England’s Ceremonial County

Come to Devon for its picturesque landscapes, but stay for its carefully curated cliffs, stretches of wildflower woodlands and charming beaches. Devon is a world away from cities and concrete jungles; instead, a cornucopia of undisturbed natural nooks for you to discover.

 

Torquay

Very rarely do people travel to Devon without at least visiting Torquay, and why wouldn’t they? Torquay is quintessentially ‘Devon’, a popular and thriving seaside town offering liveliness alongside stretches of beachside. Torquay, coupled up with Paignton and Brixham is known as the English Riviera. Award winning for how it caters to a multitude of tourist needs whilst having the backdrop of family friendly beaches and a pier to stroll along whilst eating locally produced fudges and ice-creams.

Beer & Lyme Bay

Surrounded by imposing but beautiful white chalk cliffs lies Beer and Lyme Bay. A little seaside village where Devon’s historical charm leaks through and merges with modernity. Lyme bay is part of Devon’s Jurassic Coast and has been deemed a world heritage site due to its exposed rocks and cliffs, unearthing many Jurassic finds. However, it isn’t only an explorer’s paradise; the village itself boasts plenty of restaurants serving locally caught, fresh seafood.

The Dartmoor Wilderness

If you are looking for alternatives to the usual sun, sea and sand for your motorhome trip, how about surrounding yourself in wilderness? Dartmoor is more than just a rocky heather covered landscape as it holds clusters of historical village remains from the iron age. A vast area where whatever the time of year, it never feels busy. It is the perfect place to experience a tranquil space cultivated for unplugged reflection whilst you sit back and watch the Dartmoor ponies dawdle comfortably along.

Clovelly

Clovelly has the sea, it has the cosiness of an old as time Devon village, but it is also placed on a hill older than the cobbled roads that sit on it. Clovelly is perfect for people that want to submerge themselves in relaxed village life. The path to the harbour is lined with multicoloured cottages and adorable eateries, catering to that age old tradition of Devonshire tea and scones. If you happen to wander down to the harbourside, there are also three quayside pubs for something more substantial than scones, and a little stronger than tea.

Bantham Beaches

Bantham has been deemed the home of unspoilt beaches. Whispering tides, shallow warm water and an ability to lull you into a relaxed carefree state; this is far from your surfers dream beach. Batham Beaches are also really dog friendly, so don’t forget to take your four legged friends.

Salcombe Bay

Salcombe Bay is a tick list of perfection if scenery and lifestyle are what you are looking for. You can tick off rolling hills, cliff top views, gastro pubs and alfresco restaurants. Salcombe is most definitely the place for rest and relaxation, without any of the taxing adventuring. Standing high on the hills and looking down to the water you could often mistake yourself for being somewhere in the Mediterranean. Clean yellow white sand nestled up against strikingly blue water makes the bay an inviting prospect.

Appledore

A small jump into North Devon, turning right at Bideford and just down into Northam you’ll find this coastal gem. Appledore used to be a bustling export bay where impressive ships were built for merchants, and instead is now is enjoying it’s retirement as an aesthetically pleasing, but fit for purpose nautical village. Small craft stores line the cobbled streets with whitewashed houses and local restaurants. It doesn’t have to be gentle strolls and taking in the views. If you would like something a little more involved, the yacht club is still a popular ‘go to’ for visitors who want to jump aboard a boat and go for an afternoon sail with refreshments.

For all of the places listed above, and all the places you’ll discover we have a motorhome waiting for you.

Luxury motorhome hire in Devon

Based in Highbridge, nobody knows the joys of visiting Devon better than us! We provide luxury motorhomes hire in Somerset, making it possible for you to pick your motorhome up en route. Learn more about our luxury motor rental.

We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and we aim to exceed your expectations every time. For more information on locations around Somerset or specific motorhome holiday sites, please get in touch with us – we’d love to hear from you.

Caravan and Camping club

Established in 1901, The Camping and Caravanning Club is the world’s oldest and largest Club for all forms of camping. Their aim is to help people enjoy the simple pleasures that camping can bring and they are proud to have over 700,000 members who agree!

The Camping and Caravanning Club is a not-for-profit organisation, which means that every penny spent with them is invested back into improving facilities and services for their members.

If you are interested in camping in the forest you can get a 15% discount with the code – CFHIRE explore the forest sites Here

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Take a trip to Cornwall

Cornwall is the extreme south western peninsula of England. It has the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain and is set to be a top destination this year so book your camp sites early to avoid disappointment.

Some of the places mentioned may require advance booking due to Covid so please check their web-site before you go.

Looe

We suggest starting in Looe where there are some beautiful beaches to explore. We like Tolland Bay with it’s two small beaches, good for rock pools and swimming at high and low tide. Visit the Tolland Bay Café with its fully stocked shop with everything you need for a trip to the beach.

St Austell

Head to St Austell, one of Cornwall’s biggest Towns for plenty of shops, a fantastic food scene with numerous fabulous restaurants and cafes located throughout the town. See if you can find some Treasure at Charlestown shipwreck centre

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Heligan is so much more than a restored garden, its own special atmosphere encourages contemplation and inspiration. The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Give yourself three hours to explore and learn at the Eden Project, demonstrating the importance of plants to people, you will find lots of hints and tips from building an insect home to recycling.

Fowey & Mevagissey

Grab a swimming costume and head to Readymoney Cove. Just ten minutes from the centre of town, this nugget of sand is postcard perfect. It’s a sheltered spot, making it’s crystal-clear waters perfect for swimming. Wade out to the pontoon and explore the little rock pools.

If you do head into Fowey which is pronounced as “Foy” it is best to park in the car park at the of top (PL23 1ET) then it’s a short but steep walk down to the Quay, which is where you will find lots of places to eat from little cafes, to Ruby’s Ice Cream Parlour and Cornish pasty shops of course. There are some lovely local Pubs to eat in as well, including The Ship Inn. and The Galleon Inn

You can take a Ferry straight from the Quay at Fowey over to Mevagissey, an attractive harbourside village which was once the centre of Cornwall’s pilchard fishery and which still boasts a working harbour. The village centre consists of narrow streets with many places to eat and shop. Campsites near Fowey / Mevagissey include https://www.foweycamping.com/ and https://www.trelispen.co.uk/

Pennzance

Take a trip to Penzance and visit the open-air Theatre. The Minack is an open air theatre in Cornwall

A short drive from Penzance and you can be in St Ives . There are 4 main beaches within walking distance of St Ives town, each with a different character. Porthmeor is perhaps the best known, facing into the Atlantic and backing on to the Tate Gallery. Porthminster is the second biggest and is conveniently located next to the train and bus stations. The Harbour beach is right in the centre of town and a great, safe family option. Porthgwidden is tucked away around the corner from all the hustle and bustle with beach huts available.

St Ives is a very popular surfing destination.

In the summer beginners can take advantage of Porthmeor’s sheltered aspect to learn to surf. There are plenty of places to hire the gear and lessons are available right on the beach.

Surfing in Cornwall

If Surfing is not your thing you can take a boat trip to Seal Island. On arriving at seal island visitors can soak up the scenery and it’s not just seals, on the right day there is a whole host of other wildlife to be spotted on this sea safari.

A 15-minute drive from St Ives is Paradise park Jungle Barn.

Staying in Penzance, Sennen Cove is a very pretty location to park up.

Newquay

On the seafront you will find Blue Reef Aquarium. Featuring an underwater tunnel going through a coral-reef tank with pufferfish, sharks and rays. Find Newquay’s secret world of play and trains, Lappa Valley transports families on an exciting nostalgic steam train ride into a secret world of traditional fun and family adventures. If you want to stay in Newquay but away from the crowds try Treloy Touring Park, a beautiful campsite, in the countryside but close to the busy town.

If you have some time free head over to Padstow and Rick steins fish and chip shop but get there early and be prepared to queue. There is an amazing fish mongers next door (also Rick steins) – you could throw some fresh prawns or

Lobster on the BBQ. There is also a lovely deli and gift shop and it’s about a 5–10-minute walk into picturesque Padstow with its traditional shopping streets right on the harbour.

On the way to Padstow, you have Wadebridge. This would is a great place to stop with younger children and features The Camel Creek Adventure Park.

Staying near Padstow try St Agnes Beacon, situated at the foot of the Beacon, the peaceful St Agnes Beacon Club Site offers unforgettable panoramic views of the Cornish coastline. This gently sloping caravan park, arranged on several levels, is partly sheltered by gorse-topped banking.

See Campsites.co.uk or Caravan and motorhome club for more to stay places in Cornwall.

Visit Cheddar, Wells & Bath

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As a company based in Highbridge, nobody knows Somerset quite like us. We have been providing motorhome hire for the Somerset area, and we are proud of our reputation as one of the leading providers of quality motorhomes in the UK. Here are some of the standout holidays ideas when visiting Somerset.

Taunton

Taunton is a great place to visit if you are a cider lover and the best place for cider is Sheppy’s Cider

Sheppy’s Cider has been at Bradford-on-Tone since 1917 offering a Butchers counter, Deli bakery counter, Orchard walks, Cider Shop and Heritage Museum. You can book a pitch at the Caravan club site, Cadeside Caravan Club Site This is a lovely site for peaceful stays with only 16 touring pitches and lovely views of the surrounding hills.

Or why not spend a night in an Apple Orchard at Tanpits Farm This historic, family run Cider Farm has been set in idyllic and peaceful surroundings of the Somerset countryside for over 100 years.

Cheddar

Cheddar caravan club site is situated on the very edge of Cheddar Village and boasts magnificent views of the Mendips and surrounding countryside, an absolute walker’s paradise. Amenities in the village include a variety of shops, pubs and takeaways. Cheddar Caves and Gorge and the famous Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company are all within easy walking distance of the caravan site.

Wells

Wells is the smallest city in England with about 12,000 inhabitants. It can call itself a city because of the famous 13th century Cathedral. It remains remarkably unspoilt, the narrow streets and an eclectic mix of building styles all reflect on the continuin

If you have not heard of Wells you may recognise it under the name of Sandford! Yes, back into 2006, Wells was transformed for a few weeks into the village of Sandford from the blockbuster Film HOT FUZZ staring Simon Pegg.

Bath

1 hour drive from Wells. On the way to Bath you could visit The Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust.

Arriving at Bath you won’t have to look far for things to do as the city is famously full of attractions and amenities. The pretty spa town of Bath is oozing with history, from the Roman baths (of course) to its grand Georgian houses, parks and sweeping crescents, timeless attractions and Victorian gothic structures. Bath’s natural hot springs are what the city is most famous for, but it also has a fantastic cultural scene with plenty of theatre, music, comedy, art and more.

Luxury motorhome hire in Somerset you can rely on!

At GM Campers, we pride ourselves in providing a stunning range of quality motorhomes for hire. Based in Somerset, our modern motorhomes are the perfect for exploring picturesque locations across the UK. 

Whether you want to enjoy the golden beaches of Devon & Cornwall or the beautiful countryside of Somerset, our motorhomes our road ready for your family holiday.

Our motorhomes include all the modern facilities and accessories, available to hire at affordable prices. You can have peace of mind knowing you have everything you need for the perfect motorhome holiday. Check out our fantastic selection of luxury motorhomes to hire for more information.

Deluxe Motorhome Hire: The Essential Guide

There’s nothing quite like holidaying on the open road in your very own deluxe motorhome, courtesy of GM Campers. Here’s an easy step-by-step guide to planning your stress-free motorhome holiday!

Plan ahead

Motorhomes tend to get booked in advance and are very popular during school holidays. So if you can plan your trip in advance, secure your hire vehicle early to avoid disappointment.

Destination

There is a huge selection of great destinations all across the UK and Europe to choose from. Whether you’re going to visit one site or your planning a trip around Europe we recommend you book your campsite in advance to avoid disappointment (especially in high season). Sites typically range in price between £10 – £35/night depending on the facilities the season.

Get packing

Your hire vehicle with be equipped with everything you need to get you off to a great start plus any optional extras you have requested. All you need to remember are the essentials – bedding, towels and your clothes! If you are going to be travelling to the EU you will also need to remember your passport, it’s also a good idea to keep some change on you for the toll roads.

Hit the road!

Don’t forget to bring all your documentation when you collect your motorhome from us. Our pick up time is 2pm (unless other arrangements have been made). After we have completed the paperwork side in the office, one of our friendly staff will take you through the checkout procedure, demonstrate all of the features and answer any questions you may have before you set off. Then all that’s left to do is hit the road and enjoy your holiday!

Why chose a motorhome holiday?

Here are just a few reasons why a motorhome holiday is better: Being on the open road;

Freedom (home is where you park it!):

Being on the open road with your very own motorhome feels more like travelling; constantly shifting the horizon. It gives you the chance to get off the beaten track, providing adventure yet comfort in the outdoors – like luxurious camping. Our deluxe motorhomes also provide good value for money and great fun – for one price you get transport, kitchen, dining area and accommodation, all in one neat package!

It might be a daunting thought, driving one but after a few minutes most people will love the experience of driving with up-high views and this all adds to the memorable experience. It brings you into closer contact with both the scenery and the locals you meet on the road.

Family-friendly:

Our deluxe motorhomes are ideal for family bonding and time together, allowing for you to connect with family, country and locals. Its a real home from home – cosy and quick to warm up if needed. You find everything you need on board with showers, toilets, hot water, an oven and cooker, full-size fridge, dining space, lounge area etc.

Things have vastly improved in the design of motorhomes in the past few years, now more spacious than ever! They are also dog friendly so your pooch can join in on the adventure. Motorhome holidays are also much easier to pack for, avoiding queues or tedious waits in airports as well as a much more comfy and fun way to travel.

Deluxe Motorhome hire from GM Campers

Based in Taunton, Somerset, we offer a quality range of modern motorhome for hire at affordable prices. We can provide you with a wide variety of different models and sizes to suit your needs. Each of our deluxe motorhomes for him come fully kitted with all the equipment you would expect, including showers, kitchens and bathrooms. Here’s how you can hire a luxury motorhome with us.