Guest blog: A European road trip
21st July 2022
Well, what can I say, we just got back from an amazing trip. I had to write something about this to share so you too could consider it. If you are looking for an adventure, create your own version of this! You will not regret it"¦
Take a look around at our Open Day!
30th November 2021
We would like to welcome you to our upcoming open day weekend at South West Camper Hire HQ. Join us on Friday 3rd or Saturday 4th December.
Meet the vans joining us for 2022
1st November 2021
As the busiest time of year draws to an end, we're planning ahead for next year and feeling very excited to share that we have 2 brand new vans joining us for 2022, taking our fleet to a total of 13 vans, ready for another busy year of exploring.
Extend your camping season with the Camping and Caravanning Club
15th October 2021
The Camping and Caravanning Club will be opening a number of campsites for longer this winter including two that will enable campers to pitch-up any time of year.
Meet the vans joining us for 2021
23rd March 2021
In this blog, we're introducing you to our 5 brand new vans so you can get to know a little more about them before starting your next adventure!
Lockdown 3 at South West Camper Hire
5th January 2021
We once again find ourselves in a national lockdown due to the spread of Covid, here is the latest update on lockdown 3 at South West Camper Hire.
Autumn/Winter at South West Camper Hire
1st December 2020
As we approach the end of National Lockdown in England, we wanted to provide you with an update.
COVID-19 Update - November Lockdown
3rd November 2020
As we enter the second lockdown in England, we want to provide you with an update on how this affects bookings.
Keeping you safe with our latest gadget
5th August 2020
Aside from the usual social distancing handovers, rest assured that we are cleaning with antivirals, providing hand sanitiser in the vehicles, and deploying our latest gadget - the Boston/Mahle Ozone vehicle sanitiser.
Most recent information on COVID-19
4th June 2020
With businesses starting to go back to work, it is understandable that peoples' thoughts are starting to turn toward fixing up a Summer holiday.
An update on COVID-19
2nd April 2020
With much uncertainty in the difficult times we find ourselves in, we wanted to provide our loyal customers with an update on our approach.
Meet the vans joining us for 2020
22nd January 2020
Get to know the 5 brand new vans joining us for 2020 and learn a little more about them before starting your next camper adventure!
The perfect Poldark road trip
15th August 2019
With the fifth and final series of BBC's Poldark currently airing, there's no better time to hit the road and head to Cornwall to visit some of the breathtaking locations you see on screen - the perfect campervan excursion.
New tech on board at SW Camper Hire!
25th June 2019
With new vans on the fleet and impressive new technology upgrades available, we've everything you need to plan the ultimate summer adventure.
Barley Meadow Photoshoot
16th May 2019
Tuesday 30th April was an exciting day for a couple of vans, as they were picked to take a little adventure away from the yard and get some photos taken.
Explore Devon and Cornwall in Spring and Early Summer
16th April 2019
Spring and early summer are among the best times to tour Devon and Cornwall, allowing you to avoid the crowds of high summer while, with luck, enjoying blue skies and warm weather.
Top campsites to get your internet fix!
12th February 2019
Internet access is becoming increasingly important for people of all ages, whether it's to watch online content, do some shopping or just to kill some time. We've listed some of our favourite campsites in Devon & Cornwall with WiFi access so you can take a break & without giving up your daily internet fix!
Kingsley's New Look!
13th December 2018
One of the fleet's like-for-like replacements for 2019 is new Kingsley, the Roller Team T-Line 740. This is one of our most popular models, owing to the huge garage and the rear island bed setup. He's being built as we speak, and we expect to pick him up from the factory in Italy in time for March 2019.
Attenborough's New Look!
9th November 2018
Fresh on the fleet for 2019 is new Attenborough, an Auto Roller 746. Almost a fusion of Drake and Hudson, this van arguably offers the most space of all of our vehicles. With the traditional huge over cab bed, open plan layout of midships dinette and rear U-shaped lounge, this van could almost be a hotel on wheels!
Livingstone's New Look!
8th November 2018
2019 sees the arrival of our new fleet of vans. One of the first to arrive will be new Livingstone, the Roller Team Toleno L. Find out more about him!
Reasons to go on Holiday out of Season!
12th October 2018
It's fair to say everybody enjoys a holiday, whether it's time off from work, education or even a quiet break away from the children. Whilst the Summer holidays are a popular choice to get away, there are plenty of reasons why going away in Autumn and Winter are just as nice. Here are five reasons you should consider going away out of season.
6 Campervan Recipe Ideas
21st August 2018
A motorhome or campervan is inevitably smaller than the kitchen you use at home. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as you will find that all you need is close at hand. With only two or three gas burners and perhaps a grill or small oven, you need to think simple but tasty, especially if you are cooking for two to four people. You don't need to survive on beans on toast all holiday!
8 Reasons To Take Your Dog On Holiday
26th July 2018
Going on holiday is the best time of the year for most, but for people with dogs, it can prove a difficult dilemma. At SWCH, we offer dog friendly campervan hire and have come up with 8 reasons to take your dog on holiday with you!
An adventure to Wimbleball Lake!
17th July 2018
Casting aside any superstitions about Friday the 13th (of July), we found ourselves in the lucky position of having a van available to take to a friend's 40th birthday camping trip. After the last customer had headed off on their adventure, it was our turn to load up Raleigh with everything we needed for a weekend by the lake.
Top beaches in the South West!
9th July 2018
The UK's experiencing one of the best summers on record, offering the perfect opportunity to explore some of the best beaches along the South West coastline!
Behind the scenes!
11th June 2018
After plenty of research, numerous emails, route planning, prop gathering and one postponement due to bad weather, Thursday 17th May saw us head out for a day of filming with Chris from local company Sharp Films, covering over 100 miles of the finest Devon coastline and countryside.
May Day Celebrations you need to attend!
17th April 2018
Everyone enjoys the flurry of springtime bank holidays, including May Day. Traditionally, it is celebrated on May 1st, however in England, it is sometimes celebrated on the first Monday in May. We've picked out some of the best May Day events in the South West that you should consider attending.
Italian Road Trip: Picking Up 2 New Vans!
29th March 2018
Tuesday, 14 March 2018 saw the start of our annual pilgrimage to Italy to collect the newest members of our fleet. As we had to collect two vehicles this year, I enlisted the help of close friend Michael to drive the second.
Which Van Is Best For Me?
16th February 2018
We like to offer our clients a wide range of vehicles to suit all tastes and requirements. We've answered some questions to help you make the right choice.
Romantic Spots in the South West
12th January 2018
If you're looking to impress this Valentine's day, look no further than hiring a campervan or motorhome and visiting some of these romantic spots we've picked out. Whether you want beautiful scenery or peaceful walks, there's something to suit every couple.
10 Places to visit in the South West
21st October 2017
The South West is blessed with plenty of rich historical buildings, visitor attractions and widely renowned sites. We've found ten places you should visit.
It may not be much, but to many it's home
19th October 2017
We had a work jolly to the NEC for the National Motorhome and Caravan Show. Our first port of call was to check on our new motorhomes for 2018.
Our Road Trip Around Dartmoor
5th October 2017
We decided to take a road trip over Dartmoor. Columbus made navigating Dartmoor's winding, hilly and sometimes narrow roads and lanes an absolute pleasure.
A Day Out in Grimsby
11th September 2017
We took a little trip up to Grimsby last week for the 2018 Motorhome Model Launch at the Auto Trail factory! With a whole host of new campers to look at, we may have even been tempted into a few new purchases.
8 Days Out Across The South West
31st August 2017
The South West is lucky to have an abundance of both natural and man-made beauty. We've picked a few days out that may be of interest.
Our Top 10 Picnic Spots in the South West
19th July 2017
Picnics make an easy and affordable day out with family and friends. Here are our top 10 picnic spots in the South West to give you some inspiration.
Top 5 beaches to visit in a campervan this summer!
1st June 2017
Need some inspiration for the best beaches in Devon to visit this summer?
5 reasons to travel in a campervan as a couple!
21st April 2017
Why you should travel with your loved one in one of our campervans
Road trip to Italy to pick up our brand new 2017 T-Line 590 Camper
27th March 2017
South West Camper Hire's 3,000 mile round trip to collect our new T-Line 590 from Italy.
Top 6 foodie places to add to your campervan adventure
14th March 2017
Our campervans all have fully equipped kitchens for foodies who love to cook but we know how lovely it is to be cooked for, especially when on holiday! We are very lucky to be in one of the best parts of the country for amazing quality food and drink here in Devon.
Be adventurous this Valentine's!
6th February 2017
February is the month of love, do something adventurous this Valentine's; hire a campervan! Enjoy a romantic, cosy weekend away with your loved one.
Top 5 Surf Spots to check out with your campervan
24th January 2017
Imagine picking up a "˜top of the range' VW Campervan, putting your surfboards in the back and driving off for a week of surf, adventure and freedom
New Year's Eve in the South West
30th December 2016
There's a lot going on in the South West over the new year and we've picked a few of our favourite events to share with you.
Why South West is Best
12th December 2016
We love to hear stories of explorations around the country but we've got to admit we still think that the South West is best. Here are a few reasons why.
How to Become a Campervan Cooking Pro
7th November 2016
Why not park up somewhere beautiful and enjoy the freedom of cooking in the back of your van whilst being surrounded by stunning views.
Requirements for an Awesome Autumn Adventure
28th September 2016
As the air develops that undeniable Autumn chill, South West Camper Hire are on hand to ensure you have an enjoyable trip, whatever the weather.