Life on the open road is all very well but what about when you need to stop and take a breather? Picking the overnight stops on your journey is all part of the fun of planning a motorhome adventure.
Once your motorhome insurance is in place, you can set off knowing you’re fully covered – but where should you stop? We’ve rounded up some of the most picturesque places to park up for the night in the UK. Where will you stay?
- South Lytchett Manor, near Poole, Dorset
Location: Lytchett Manor, Poole, Dorset
Price: Prices start at £40.75 for a deluxe pitch in high season between April and August
Why stop here? With awards coming out of its ears, South Lytchett Manor is a must-stop if you’re planning a Dorset escape. Named the AA’s Campsite of the Year 2016 and the Best Motorhome Site in Britain 2018 by Practical Motorhome magazine, this park is nestled in an idyllic location just three miles from the breathtaking Poole harbor and the Jurassic Coast, which is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
With 20 acres, there’s plenty of space to find your perfect pitch. Bringing your family pooch along? No problem! South Lytchett Manor is renowned for being dog friendly – it even boasts its own dog-washing facilities. From the luxurious heated showers to a choice of full-sun pitches with their own drainage, water and TV hook-ups, this is the perfect place from which to explore the South West.
Children are well catered for too, with their own adventure playground. It’s easy to see why so many motorhome enthusiasts come back here year after year.
- Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park
Location: Bishop Sutton, near Bath, North East Somerset
Price: Prices from £31 in high season for a standard hard standing pitch
Why stop here? Peace and tranquility reign at this beautiful spot in North Somerset. Wind your way through the garden-themed park and find your spot from which to explore Chew Valley Lake – the perfect place for watersports, cycling or bird watching, depending on how active you are.
The park is also just 800 metres away from a championship fly-fishing lake, so if you’ve always wanted to have a go at this relaxing pastime, now’s your chance!
Or if golf is more your thing, there are also five courses nearby. You’ll find 45 touring pitches available here, eight tent pitches and a holiday home for hire, as well as electric hook-ups, utility room and refurbished shower block.
A little further afield you’ll find the city of Bristol, the historic spa town of Bath and all the beachfront attractions at Weston-Super-Mare – all well worth a visit and easy to get to on public transport if you want to give your motorhome a rest for a while. Open all year round, this chilled-out haven is an adults-only retreat where you can fully kick back and relax.
- Llyn Gwynant campsite, Gwynedd, Wales
Location: Nantgwynant, Gwynedd, Wales
Price: From £10 per adult per night; children 5-15 years £35 and dogs £2 each
Why stop here? If the idea of waking up surrounded by beautiful lakes and mountains is your idea of heaven, then this is the motorhome park for you.
Located the heart of Snowdonia, you’ll be staying at the foot of Mount Snowdon, which you can explore easily on foot. This is the perfect place if you love getting back to nature. This site hasn’t been overdeveloped and retains a wild feel, especially out of season.
If you’re looking for somewhere to switch off from the outside world, this may be it – there is no mobile phone or Wi-Fi coverage here – but the staff will be able to charge up small appliances for you before you get back on the road.
With loos and showers here, you’ll be able to freshen up before heading out on a walking or canoeing adventure, tucking into a pizza from the on-site stand and toasting marshmallows around your fire pit in the evening.
- King’s Lynn Caravan and Camping Park
Location: North Runcton, King’s Lynn, Norfolk
Price: From £15 for 2 adults for 1 night
Why stop here? This five-star park is the ideal base for exploring Norfolk and the Fens. Large RVs and motorhomes are welcome on this 10-acre site, so if you’re planning a longer trip around the UK, this might be a good stop to put on your list.
Open all year round, you’ll find all the mod cons here, including an eco shower block with good facilities for disabled visitors. This site is pet-friendly, BBQs are allowed and attractions like Sandringham House, the Queen’s country retreat, and St George’s Distillery – the first whisky distillery in England – are both less than 20 miles away.
Based on the customer reviews on pitchup.com, 96% would recommend this site to a friend, which is always good news.
- Scone Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Location: Scone Palace Caravan Park, Tayside, Scotland
Price: From £7.05 to £12 for Camping and Caravanning Club members
Why stop here? If you want to lay your head down in the grounds of an ancient royal palace, an overnight stop at Scone Palace is essential for your next Scottish trip.
One of the Camping and Caravanning Club sites on the outskirts of Perth, you can expect great facilities here and nature all around – think deer, owls, ospreys and more. With five golf courses just a short drive away and the Blue Flag Broughty Ferry beach close by, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to daytime activities.
Scone Palace is one of Scotland’s most legendary stately homes, with links to Robert the Bruce and Macbeth so history buffs will be in their element here.
Wherever you decide to venture in your motorhome this year, make sure you and your possessions are protected with the right motorhome insurance. Here at Motorhome Protect, our friendly team of experts can help you find cover that includes benefits like:
- Cover across the EU
- Cover of camping effects up to £3,000
- Cover for motorhomes up to £150,000
- Unlimited mileage cover
Call the team for a quick and easy motorhome insurance quote today.