Archie - Volkswagen T4
Camper van | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Archie is fully converted VW Camper Van located in Exeter in Devon - the perfect base for touring South West England. From here it is a short hop to all the beaches of Devon and Cornwall, the wilds of Exmoor and Dartmoor and many beautiful campsites.
Archie has room for up-to 4 people. Sleeping up-to 2 adults downstairs on a double bed and 2 children or small adults in the pop top roof (recommended height 168 cm). He has a really smart good sized kitchen (being a long wheel base van) featuring sink, double hob, fridge, and utensils. Thanks to the pop top you can stand up whilst you are cooking/washing up. There is a propex gas heating system - which is ideal for chilly evenings and mornings.
The van has a 3m wind-out awning - ideal for sunny and rainy days. A pop up tent is provided to store things you don't want in the van during the day. Thermal/black out blinds provide comfort at night.
The van comes with both indoor and outdoor tables, a full gas bottle, kitchen utensils and a portable BBQ and charcoal. Roof bars are provided for carrying surf boards etc and you can hire a four cycle rack as an optional extra.
Archie has a 2.4 TDi Engine which gives you plenty of power to get up those Devon hills.
All rentals include a full induction into how Archie works and a short drive with the owner to ensure you feel comfortable before setting off on your own. Breakdown cover is included and a helpline is provided for any queries during your trip.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Dawlish Warren 15 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 8 km, Nearest railway: Exeter St Davids 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||CD player, Safe|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||BBQ, Bicycles available|
The West Country region
The West Country is a beautiful and varied part of England. With the best beaches in the Country, wild cliff top walks and picturesque fishing villages it delights travelers of all ages. It has an abundance of natural beauty, including two National Parks; Dartmoor and Exmoor and boasts the longest walking trail in the UK - the South West Coastal Path at over 600 miles long. The warmth of the Gulf Stream means it has a milder climate than other parts of the UK. The South West is a mecca for outdoor sports enthusiasts offering world class surfing, sailing as well as climbing, canoeing, kite-surfing, hiking, fishing and many more activities.
A Camper Van is the perfect vehicle to tour the West Country by road. Ours is small enough to get through narrow lanes in Devon and Cornwall, low enough to get into beach car parks (many have height restrictions), but large enough to comfortably carry a family of four, and positively roomy for a couple. Whilst a full-blown Motor-home will give you more space a VW van is far more practical - and more economical too.
If you have only experienced traditional tent camping so far you will be amazed by the freedom a campervan gives you - stop anywhere, arrive late, arrive in wet weather (yes we do get some!) - and the campervan is ready for you to sleep in in minutes - no more grappling with tent poles in the dark! You can move much more easily from campsite to campsite, which means you get to see more of this beautiful area.
Devon offers the visitor all the attractions of the West Country packed into one county. Beautiful sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs thatched cottages,quaint cafe's and cosy pubs. With the Cathedral city of Exeter and the maritime history of Plymouth it offers something for city lovers too. Spend a day surfing in North Devon, another cycling the Tarka trail (the area is the inspiration for Henry Williamsons' book Tarka the Otter) and another exploring the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. When you are fancy a change from the coastline head inland for the wilderness of Dartmoor or Exmoor National Parks or walk the wooded valleys of the South Hams.
Devon is a great family location too. Children will love the beaches, as-well as attractions like Paignton Zoo, Crealy Adventure Park, Woodlands Theme Park, River Dart Country Park and many many more. Take them crabbing at traditional seaside resorts like Teignmouth, Exmouth and Dawlish. The older ones can enjoy cycling or the Go Ape Center at Haldon Forest (near Exeter), Quay West water park at Toquay, or surfing in North Devon and Cornwall.
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