Caravan holidays: Britain's coolest stays





Caravan holidays have moved on a lot in recent years. No longer associated with rundown holiday parks with no mod cons, today's caravan has everything you could wish for and offer something for everyone, from out and out luxury to quirky retro style. And new rooftop trailer park in Bristol has helped place them firmly on every glamper's radar this summer.

Brooks Guesthouse's Rooftop Rockets are fun, luxurious and totally unique. The Airstream caravans on the Bristol guesthouse's rooftop boast all the features you want from a caravan stay - the cosy feel, eco credentials and amazing views. But with its flat screen TVs and iPod docks, it's perfect for campers looking for luxury too.

For those in search of something closer to nature, Mad Dogs & Vintage offers four unusual caravans in the beautiful Wye Vallley, including Monty, a Brockhouse military wagon that dates back to the Second World War when it was built to withstand a bomb. It's decorated in upcycled materials and offers a rustic log cabin feel.

Other wonderfully quirky stays around Britain include a colourful gypsy wagon in Suffolk and a one-of-a-kind truck conversion kitted out with all the home comforts in the Highlands.

Click through our gallery to discover more of Britain's best caravan stays...

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Monty is Brockhouse military wagon, which dates back to WW2 when it was originally made to withstand a bomb. Ther characterfull caravan is large enough for up to six people, and was restored using upcycled materials. With its rustic log cabin feel, you'll find a wood-clad interior, slate worktops in the kitchen, a gas hob and grill, a cosy woodburner for chilly nights and handmade bespoke bunk beds with a kingsize bed on the bottom and a double on the top. From £180 for a two-night midweek stay.
For an eccentric stay, you won't find a Romany Gypsy caravan more blinged up than this British-made Chrome Vickers caravan on the Shropshire borders. The glamorous Romany Rose caravan boasts more chrome than a 1950's Chevy, engraved mirrors, leather upholstery and feather trimmed cushions. It features an open-plan kitchen, a log burner and sof bed. The bathroom is a few metres away from the caravan and consists of an electric shower cubicle, flushing toilet and sink. Sleeps three from £195 for three nights.
Tucked away among the sweeping hills of Dorset, Honeybuns is a vintage caravan that sleeps up to four people. The truly unique abode is of the rare 'Arks' available for hire in England. The attention to detail of the well-constructed caravan is impressive, offering cosy accommodation, an oversized double bed, a fully equipped kitchen area, hot water and sole use of a bathroom. Prices start from £60 per night based on two sharing.
Set on a pretty Georgian farm on the Northamptonshire-Oxfordshire border, this renovated horse lorry provides comfort, character and natural charm in a relaxed rural setting. The newly converted 1974 Bedford TK horse lorry boasts a very comfortable king sized bed, a dining area and a sofa bed for an additional two people. The Horse Lorry is surrounded by wonderful contryside, perfect for barbecues and sunbathing in the summer. From £100 per night, £190 for two nights.
Soft, girly and romantic, Darcy is a rare 1957 Cheltenham Waterbuck, sought after by collectors for her curvy good looks! With Mad Dogs & Vintage Vans, you can stay in this beautiful caravan decorates with Laura Ashley upholstery and pretty Kate Forman linen curtains. There is a double bed and a small bench seat bed, as well as a camp stove for making tea and a table from which you can take in delightful views of Darcy's Wye Valley home. From £65 per night.
Trundle through breathtaking Cumbria by chauffered horse drawn Gypsy caravan. Wanderlusts allows you to be driven to your camp by the four-legged friends, before you pitch up and cook dinner outdoors. You'll then spend the night tucked up in your cosy wagon. You can even arrange for some tradtional entertainment from musician Katus. From £150 per night (sleeps two adults and two children).
Ever wanted to run away with the Circus? This beautiful 1920's showman's glamping wagon is one of the best examples of its kind available for a glamping holiday and a rare opportunity to stay in an unspoilt circus wagon. In its heyday, Nink's Wagon was referred to as a 'palaces on wheels' due to the highly decorated interiors. The wagon has three rooms: a cute kitchen, a sitting room with built-in seating and a log burner, and the bedroom with a built-in raised bed and dressing table. At night, twinkling interior lights reflect on glass and mirrors to create a magical atmosphere, especially when the log burner is lit. Sleeps two from £170 for two nights.
This wonderful one-of-a-kind truck conversion is kitted out with all the home comforts you could want while still being the most unusual place you will probably ever stay. Once a 1956 Conmer Q4, the truck is now a cosy den in the heart of the Cairngorms. Inside The Beer Moth you'll find a Victorian double bed, a sink, stove and table for two. There is a barbecue made out of a truck wheel for when you fancy cooking outdoors, and just miles and miles of traquil countryside stretching out around you. A hot shower and toilet are shared with guests of a nearby yurt. From £70 per night.
Brooks Guesthouse in Bristol has taken caravan stays to a whole new level by placing four vintage Airstream caravans on its rooftop as an alternative place to stay for visitors to the city. Situated on the rooftop garden, the caravans are surrounded by beautiful grass and plants, designed and built by local landscape gardener Steve Kelvin. There are two double caravanas and two family caravans which can accommodate two adults and two children. Rates are from £99 per night per caravan for two people sharing.
Tucked away in a peaceful corner of Suffolk is this pretty Gypsy wagon with a cleverly designed interior to give it the charm of another age, while featuring a modern comfort mixed subtly in. There is a double bed and a cupboard bed which sleeps another two guests. Gypsy's Rest's outdoor seating becomes an al-fresco lounge for gathering to enjoy the peace of the Ley meadow. From £98 per night for up to four.
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