Motorhome and Campervan Hire in Newhaven
I'm a little hesitant to write this review, as I want to keep Vinnie a secret, so that he will be available when I want! Vinnie took such great care of me on my trip. He's perfect size to drive - not too big and unwieldy. He's got everything you could possibly need, and his owner Will is so helpful and great to deal with. My only tip would be if you're gonna stay in him for more than a few nights you might want a topper for the bed (which are the seats folded out) as he is very hard (and I like a hard bed, but I did find him quite uncomfortable) and he's not very long or wide, so for a couple of people for more than a few nights you might find this a bit of a problem. I am 5ft2, and I found him a little short. He is noisy to drive on the motorway because of his solar panel, so this might be troublesome if you're doing long distances on motorway with him and are noise sensitive, but is great knowing you're never gonna run out of power with the solar panel. I loved having the heater to heat up the space before going to sleep in sub zero temps, likewise in the morning. I love Vinnie and would def take him out again in a heart beat. 5 stars for Vinnie and Will :)
Charlotte’s camper van was just as described and was perfect for my first experience. Warm and snug which was great as had one very stormy night- and the fairy lights were a lovely touch. The covid secure measures she’d put in place meant we could do handover really easily and quickly. I had a couple of questions while I was on my trip & Charlotte responded really quickly. All in all a great trip & I suspect I’ll be booking again.
Goboony and Richard at Lovely Campervans, provided a great service and exactly what we needed as first time renters - the right type of van, and a good briefing. If you are thinking of renting for the first time, Richard's fleet of Fiat Autotrails are comfortable for 2 adults for 10 days for a first rental, and a manoueverable and easily drivable van.
We hired Bessie from Stefan for a week and had a great time touring South Downs with our dogs. The whole process was made easier with good communication from Stefan. Pick up and handover, efficient and informative. The rental was great for us as a staycation with our dogs and allowed us to sample motorhome life via goboony.
Our first campervan experience and we've now got the bug for more. The van was immaculately presented and Richard's a great guy to deal with. Yes, we had a couple of minor issues with the van that Richard would not have been aware of (we suspect down to a previous user) and we sorted these out ourselves. We originally booked for two of us to go to the Tour de France and it would been perfect had it not been compromised by Covid. Instead we stayed in the UK and headed north - accompanied by dogs. Our only criticism would be it's too small for two people and two large greyhounds. All was good during the daytime but the nights were a bit of an issue due to trying to satisfy the dogs' sleeping arrangements! The van was easy to drive and a perfect size for narrow roads in Scotland and the Outer Hebrides. The Ducato chassis and engine seems perfect and will certainly form the basis for any future acquisition of our own. Thoroughly recommended. Ted & Zoe (with Molly & Freddy!).