Hiring a Campervan for a Road Trip

People who love travelling around the world understand how accommodation can be a problem, especially when many exciting places are located in remote parts of a country. There are many advantages of hiring a campervan when on a road trip, with the greatest one being the ability to make holidays hassles free and less expensive.

With a campervan, you carry all the necessary amenities that you need with you wherever you go, and you only need to pack when it is time to sleep. Owning a campervan can be advantageous but there are also a lot of agencies all over the world where you can hire a campervan, such as Counting Sheep Campers in the UK, at a reasonable rate. Let’s explore some of the benefits of hiring a campervan

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It goes without question that a going on a trip or camping with a campervan is more comfortable than the traditional tents. A campervan has all that you need plus you sleep in a comfortable bed even when parking in remote places. Most campervans have all the necessary amenity meaning that you will enjoy nature with the comfort of your home around you.


Flexibility is one of the major benefits of a campervan. Unlike a holiday where you find accommodation in a hotel or lodging, a campervan allows you to stay at a single point as long or a short as you like without the worry of how you will get back to your hotel. You can also go as far as you want without the stress of booking hotels and transport. You should, however, check the local authorities re campervan parking and road rules to avoid getting into trouble.

Cheaper Holidays

Many people avoid hiring campervans due to the feeling that they are expensive, but the truth is that hiring a campervan for a holiday can be far cheaper than when you seek accommodation. To get the logic, you have to add up the cost of accommodation, transport and also food at restaurants and compare with the cost of a campervan hire plus fuel. A campervan has accommodation similar to a hotel room and also has a kitchen when you can cook your food. Preparing your food also allows you to try the local delicacies. You can buy all the supplies before you start your journey but do try some local shops during your trip.


Another benefit of hiring a campervan is that you will enjoy camping at affordable rates. The sites are always set up at fun areas such as waterfronts where you can enjoy the beautiful scenes. Most of these parks have all that you need, like bathrooms, toilets and security. The greatest benefit of campsites is social interactions. A lot of people from different locations park their campervans at these campsites from one night to a whole week. Such sites provide an opportunity to interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures, and you can make friends in the process. The accommodation in hotels, on the other hand, is more private and people rarely interact with each other.

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Comfortable for Children

Children are always attached to their home comforts and may feel irritated when on long car journeys where they cannot play around or have fun with their toys. A campervan is children friendly as it gives enough space for the family, plus you can stop at any place to allow children to play and feel relaxed. The interior of a campervan has comfy seats and beds perfect for children. Campsites also give children an opportunity to make new friends.

Exploring Nature

A campervan has no limitations on where you can go as long as there is a road to follow. Such freedom will enable you to explore a large area and enjoy nature’s beauty. You can move around with your sports gears such as surfboards or mountain bikes and enjoy a wide range of fun activities. You also have the benefit of stopping anywhere on the road, take photos and have a better look at your surroundings.

Healthy Food

Most campervans come with a kitchen facility where you can cook. Such a facility is a plus for travellers who value healthy eating or have special eating commendations that may not be met by the foods offered in hotels. Cooking on your own will also assist in reducing the holiday’s expenditure on food and allows you to sample some local delicacies, not only saving you money that you can to pay for other fun activities. The only tip about preparing your food is to observe how you dispose of your waste, a good moto is, “To leave where you camped as you have found it”.

So, whether you’re looking for a weekend break, week-long holiday or something in-between, campervans offers something for everyone.

Book a campervan hire today

Counting sheep Campers have wide a range of campervans and motorhomes to hire in Scotland and are conveniently located at the gateway to Scotland. Just a short drive from Edinburgh or Newcastle. If you wish to leave your car with us, no problem we offer free on site secure parking.  We also offer an Airport or Train Meet & Greet service, if you wish to travel to us by public transport. It is a great location to start your holiday.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.