Campervans: At home on the road
Saturday 28 May 2011
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Vintage Vacations, Isle of Wight
England's original campsite dedicated to Airstream trailers has 14 shiny caravans decked out in authentic kitschy style, including a 1965 Tradewind Airstream and Stanley, a 1970s "pop-up" caravan.
Vintage Vacations, Hazlegrove Farm, Ashey, Isle of Wight PO33 4BD (07802 758 113; vintagevacations.co.uk). From £175 for two nights.
Airstream Holidays, Cornwall
Spread over 27 acres next to Mawgan Porth beach, The Park offers accommodation as diverse as luxury yurts and static caravans. Adding vintage appeal are four Airstream trailers. Two are faithful to their Fifties heritage, while the other two offer sleek contemporary décor.
The Park at Mawgan Porth, Cornwall TR8 4BD (01637 860322; airstreamholidays.co.uk). From £650 a week.
A vintage Airstream trailer is the venue for a quirky B&B on the Scoraig peninsula in Ross-shire. There's also a campsite, cottage and bothy available to stay in.
Badrallach, Dundonnell, Ross-shire, Scotland IV23 2QP (01854 633281; badrallach.com). From £40 per night, with breakfast.
Love Lane, Cornwall
Set on the Lizard next to an ice-cream-producing dairy farm, Love Lane has a collection of classic caravans. There's also a communal bathroom with a roll-top bath.
Love Lane Caravans, Roskilly Farm, Tregellast Barton, Helson, Cornwall TR12 6NX (01326 340406; lovelanecaravans.com). Three-night stays from £180.
La Rosa, Yorkshire
Set amid woodland in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park near Whitby, the low-energy site has everything from a wooden gypsy caravan to a converted truck and chrome trailer.
La Rosa Campsite, Whitby, North Yorkshire (01947 606981; larosa.co.uk). One-night stays from £60.
* Milton Keynes-based Cruzin Campers (0772 5354 586; cruzincampers.co.uk) rents vintage VW vans from £250 for a weekend.
* Big Tree Campervans ( bigtreecampervans.com) in Perthshire has modern campervans starting at £240 for three days' hire. * Devon-based O'Connors Campers (01837 659599; oconnorscampers.co.uk) rents VWs for £400.
* VW Kampers (01273 493032; vwkampers.com) in Sussex rents VW vans from £100 per day.
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