Eddies Exmoor Adventure – VW Camper Hire Somerset

This bank holiday we couldn’t resist a quick spin up to Exmoor in our new arrival Eddie. Have been delivered just 24hrs before, we were keen to load him up and head for the hills to see if he was up for the challenge. Lets just say, he didn’t disappoint!

Approximately 25 mins away from our collection point in South Molton, and just over the Somerset boarder and into the Exmoor National Park, is the beautiful village of Exford. Having the classic set up of a excellent pubs and tea rooms,  an idilic river running though the middle, a well equipped children’s park and endless walks, there’s plenty to do for a family day out.

Just 2.5 miles down the road is the excellent Westermill Farm Campsite. This working farm boasts 4 fields or rural (unmarked pitches) camping, rope swings, hilly walks and a well stocked farm shop, all with an stream running through the middle for the kids to play in.  Camp fires are allowed in field 4, and there’s plenty of space for everyone to spread out without being able to hear you neighbours snore. Just don’t expect to be on your device as this place is well out of mobile phone signal, and for us that’s perfect.

Fantastic back to nature fun!

 

 

 


As you might have guessed we here at VW Camper Hire Devon Ltd love nothing more than throwing a board in the back of our van and getting down to our local beaches to get in on the low tide action! Ok, well we’re getting on a bit now to be honest so it’s more like find a quiet spot away from the super groms, creek to our feet and enjoy a few moments of pure joy as we the energy of the wave surging us towards shore. All’s not lost yet though, and we now see the benefits of living close to the beach for our children with the fun and rewards it brings them.

Monday night down at Croyde Bay is Grom Night for the local kids of Croyde Surf Club. Supervised by trained coaches, the session is open to kids from 8 years and up to get a taste of the action and progress their skills into technique. Most have surfing parents although it’s not long before they are catching more waves than dad and looking far more stylish while they do it!

Founded in 1979 the club has been ran by dedicated enthusiasts who devote many hours to the local surfing community. It’s not just about sitting around talking story about who’s ridden the biggest swell or surfed the warmest waters as focus is more often on developing a team of athletes and raising the profile of the sport as a whole. This is business.

Croyde Surf ClubThe club which is a registered charity has long been involved in the planning and development of a local club house where members can meet riders can store equipment and change. While the fundraising is going well the club appeal to anyone who might want to get involved to make the vision turn into reality.

If you think this might be yourself please contact chairman Rob Whitney who will also be able to discuss club membership, Grom night or give further details on the up and coming competitions for this year. And don’t forget, all CSC member get 15% off VW Camper Hire Devon bookings.  Now there’s a reason to be stoked!

 

 



Spring has finally sprung in North Devon so we took our VW Camper Ernie, for a little run out down to Woolacombe to shake off the winter blues. The warmth of the sun, bacon sarnies, bare feet and rolling waves. Proper Job!


Coming soon to our VW Camper Hire South West Fleet…

Exciting times again here at the VWCHD HQ as we’re just received the fantastic news that our fleet is growing!  Having worked with Morecambe and Wize for a number of years we knew as soon as they offered us this 1976 Bay Window Campervan that we needed to rehome him and offering him up for VW Camper Hire South West.

VW Camper Hire South West

After spending most of his life basking in the Californian sun it was time for a makeover, to reinvigorate and rejuvenate his old chassis and mechanicals and get him back up to cruising speed. He’s already been subjected to soda blasting and etch priming and is now ready for paint.  We’ve chosen Diamond Blue for a bit of fun which be complimented by his ivory and Walnut interior. His Option 3 interior will include a full width rock and roll bed big enough for 2, kitchen pod with SMEV 2 burner and sink, fridge, leisure battery, can bunk, table and buddy seat. And of course he’ll have the seat belts added to the rear for safety.

Eddie gets his new coatOfficially a 3 berth (two adults and one child up to 8 years old) we expect he’ll be popular young families and couples alike looking for VW Camper Hire in Devon and throughout the South West.  We think he’ll also make a stunning wedding car so expect to see him rolling the lanes of North Devon out on his chauffeur driven wedding hire duties.

Check back for progress updates.


That’s right, as temps are strangely mild for this time of year it’s got us thinking about heading to the beautiful Devon coastline in our campers for a night or two away. We decided to bring our early bird 15% off spring holiday bookings offer forward so you can start planning your next VW Camper van hire holiday and beat the spring time rush.
Book your spring getaway between now and the end of January and we’ll discount the normal price by 15%. (Offer valid on holiday hire bookings through till end of May 2016. Offer excludes half term weeks).

So where will it be? Down to Croyde for some early season waves to wash away the winter cob webbs? Or maybe over to Ilfracombe to see Damien Hirsts bronze statue Verity while eating fresh fish and chips in the sea breeze on the harbor side? Then maybe clock up some miles along the South West Coast path to work off that winter cover you’ve been meaning to do something about. Either way Ernie will get you there looking the part and provide a cosy retreat on an evening. Everything you need for a weekend away is included in the price, just add some get up and go!

To book, simply check our availability on our calendar then drop an email to hello@vwcamperhiredevon.com with your chosen dates quoting EARLYBIRD16 so claim your discount.

Happy Camping

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That’s right, to celebrate the start of planning season VW Camper Hire Devon Ltd are giving you the chance to win a ‘VW Camper Wedding’ right here in Devon!

The prize includes transport from your preparation address to your wedding service for the bride and up to 3 bridesmaids or father of the bride. Complimentary bubbly is included and will be served to you and your new husband on a 30 min photo shoot with your camper after your service.

To enter, visit www.vwcamperhiredevon.com homepage and enter your email in the pop box at the top of the page. Winning name picked at random on January 31st and announced on our Facebook page so make sure you give us a ‘like’!

Good luck and happy planning!

Competition terms: Entrants must be between the ages of 18-65 and UK residents.  Winner chosen at random on January 31st 2016, price to be claimed by January 2017. Prize is for one drop chauffeur driven service within 50 miles of our office. Service address must be within 30 miles of preparation address otherwise mileage fee may be charged. No cash alternative offered or implied.


Devon Life VW Camper HireYou might have heard we recently exhibited at the High Bullen Boutique Wedding Showcase back at the end of August. It turned out to be a glorious day filled with sunshine and blue skies, perfect for Devon brides to browse the many suppliers that turned up to demonstrate why we have some of the best weddings suppliers here in North Devon. We took one of our campers along and set up the Candy Camper retro sweet bar and were so busy talking to people about our VW Camper chauffeur driven wedding hire service, we didn’t even notice being papped by the Devon Life photographers! A great day out for both brides to be and wedding suppliers I’d strongly recommend attending the Winter Wedding Showcase to be held on 29th November 11-4pm in the Palazzo at High Bullen Golf and Country House Hotel.

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Look at this happy couple who got married in Devon recently!

On the 5th of September Liz & Rob tied the not in beautiful Woolacombe, Devon, and we were delighted when they asked our Ernie to come along as their wedding transport. We picked up the 3 bridesmaids from the stunning Woolacombe Hotel and dropped them at the St.Sabinus church before returning to collect the Bride, Liz and her farther.

After the service we headed to a local beauty spot on Marina Drive for a quick photo shoot, complete with fizz of course, before returning to the hotel for their reception. A fantastic beach/seaside themed wedding I’m sure you’ll agree. How cool is the wedding cake!

Congratulations Liz & Rob, you both looked fantastic!

 

Photo credit goes to the excellent Michael Wells Photography.


This weekend we was non stop as we attended the The Big North Devon Wedding Show at The Big Sheep here in North Devon.  If you haven’t been, it’s a must visit for those with young children.

Organised by Weddings by Claire the show attracted around 60 wedding suppliers form both Devon and Cornwall and the show was attended by around 500 brides, grooms and and well wishes looking for ideas and inspiration for those planning their big day.

We took along our Ernie and set up the VW Camper Candy Bar, aptly named the ‘Candy Camper’ for guests to experience a sweet treat. As well as the candy bar we also offer a Photobooth service and of course the VW Camper wedding car hire so we had lots to talk about to visitors throughout the day.  The great thing about wedding fayres is getting the chance to meet other like minded suppliers who are also looking to improve customers experience and service so it’s a perfect opportunity to have a good old chin wag and share ideas and stories.

The Clic Sargent brides looked fantastic in their ‘pre loved’ wedding dresses (you’d never know they had been worn before and a great opportunity to support a worthy charity) and the while we didn’t get a chance to sample The Two Birds Kitchen’s Cooking, the woodfired pizzas smelled great!

Thanks for having us, we’re looking forward to the next show!