One of our fave spots to take the campervan is Rhossili Beach on the Gower Peninsula. We pitch up at Hillend Campsite just over the sand dunes from the beach. You reach the campsite via a narrow winding road from Llangennith, a village with a great pub called the Kings Head. Llangennith also has a really cool shop called PJ’s Surf Shop where you can hire all the gear you need to catch a wave. PJs also sell some trendy clothes to match all be they a bit on the pricey side. PJ was a pro surfer.
Hillend has a bar/restaurant, shop and top notch shower facilities together with a terrific view out across Rhossili Bay. This site is where we first got the bug for VW campervans. Sat in our family tent we saw a couple of them turn up and park nearby in the field. Quite jealous we were but we didn’t pluck up the courage to go and talk to them.
Anyway the seed was planted and the outcome is our campervan Betty. Initially we thought we would try before we buy but found that in the middle of the season, when we started looking, they were all fully booked. So we just went and bought one and at the same time figured there must be good business in hiring out vintage VW campervans.
There is an element of us not wanting strangers to drive off in our van but the reality is having an income stream from hiring out the van brings in the cash to keep her in really good condition. Our depot is in central Lincoln and easily accessed if you want to pop in and chat about it. Have a sit in the van, assuming she isn’t out.
You can also check out our campervan hire page to see when she is available. At this stage of the season there is still plenty of availability although June is already almost fully booked.
What you think
We had a vantastic time with Betty this bank holiday in EdaleDan Ellin
The van was fantastic had a great weekend. Rachel xRachel
Wow - the pictures of Betty don't do her justice - she is a beautGraham Wilson
Betty is an absolute delight and has a personality all of her own. We will certainly be back.Mark Smith
Literally you have to go to Germany in Betty. So many fans, beeps, waves and pictures!Jimmy Vestbirk
Hi Anne we've had a lovely weekend in Betty. The awning has been a godsend to give the extra space.Amanda
Anne's Vans were a pleasure to deal with the hiring of our van. Highly recommended!Claire Smith
I was amazed at how comfortable it was to drive Betty the van.Dave Cooper