Exploring Autumn & Winter Wonders
When you think about renting a motorhome and setting sail, you think of sunlit dinners, blue sky views and campfires. In other words, you think of summer. But have you ever thought about heading out during the colder months of the year?
Autumn and winter are actually a great time to head out on an adventure. Whilst the allure of summer vacations is undeniable, there’s a unique magic in the air when autumn and winter cast their spell over the world. The crowds thin, and a sense of tranquility settles in. It’s during these off-season months that the world reveals its natural beauty, so it’s worth considering a winter motorhome hire in Cornwall, and here’s why:
Benefits of Autumn & Winter Camper Adventures
During the summer, many camping destinations get fully booked. It can be hard to get a table at restaurants, and you’re often shoulder-to-shoulder with other tourists when exploring towns and villages. Autumn and winter give you the pick of the bunch, with easy-to-find campsites and fewer people to tussle with.
Autumn brings some of the most vibrant colours. There is no denying that Autumn is a beautiful time of year, so why not be at one with nature? The changing colours of leaves in fall and the glistening snowscapes in winter can create unforgettable memories.
Picture this: You’re nestled inside your campervan, wrapped in a soft, fluffy duvet, sipping on a steaming cup of tea. With the right motorhome, you’ll really appreciate the warmth your home on wheels has to offer.
Starry Nights & Wildlife
Starry nights are the best on a cold winter’s evening. Catch the tweet of an owl as you stargaze through the complex network of constellations that show themselves in their clearest form during the Autumn and Winter months.
Where to Visit During Autumn & Winter
Cornwall: A Winter Wonderland
The county reveals its true charm during the off-peak seasons with a Winter motorhome hire in Cornwall. Porthmeor Beach gets extremely busy during the summer, so there’s a sense of serenity when you take a stroll down its shores in the off-season. St. Ives is the place to visit when heading to Cornwall. St. Ives is a picturesque seaside town full of famous restaurants and even a Tate Museum.
Devon: A Tranquil Winter Escape
Much like Cornwall, Devon also offers a tranquil escape during the winter months. One of the highlights of a winter visit to Devon is exploring its charming villages. The village of Clovelly, known for its steep cobbled paths leading to a picturesque fishing harbour, is a must-visit. It’s a place frozen in time and exudes a sense of nostalgia.
Additionally, Devon is home to the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, where you can enjoy scenic walks. These coastal villages are perfect for a relaxing winter getaway, as this time of year allows you to explore without the tons of tourists these places bring in during the summer.
UK: Hidden Treasures
The United Kingdom is teeming with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. Like the enigmatic Gaping Hill Cave in the Yorkshire Dales, the UK offers a wealth of secret gems. Caerphilly Castle in Wales is another hidden marvel, not far from Cardiff.
Meanwhile, the lost village of Tyneham in Dorset, evacuated during WWII, offers a glimpse into history. Loch Awe in Scotland, with its castle ruins and tranquil water, is a picturesque escape. Don’t miss the golden sand causeway leading to the postcard-perfect island of St Ninian’s in the Shetland Islands. Explore these hidden treasures to uncover the UK’s lesser-known wonders.
Spain: A Sunny Adventure on Wheels
If you want to get away from the cold, then exploring Spain in a motorhome offers an excellent adventure. You can start with a Winter motorhome hire in Cornwall and then head to the Brittany Ferry port to sail to Santander in the North of Spain. The ferry allows you to drive onto the boat, and it takes around 30 hours. You’ll be able to book a room so you have somewhere to sleep for the night.
From Santander, set out to explore the region of Cantabria. Head to the charming town of Comillas, known for its impressive architecture, including the whimsical El Capricho de Gaudí designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudí.
Immerse Yourself in Natural Beauty
Venture further west to Picos de Europa National Park, where you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Spanish Pyrenees. Take a scenic drive through the park, stopping at viewpoints to admire the breathtaking mountain landscapes. The park is spread over a series of 11 quaint villages, which you can also stop off at along the way.
For a taste of coastal beauty, visit the beaches of Playa de Oyambre and Playa de Merón, both offering golden sands and crystal-clear waters. You can then end your motorhome adventure with a visit to the picturesque town of San Vicente de la Barquera, a town originally built as a fisherman’s refuge.
Currently Starchaser is the only vehicle available to hire over the autumn/winter months. If you would like to book winter motorhome hire in Cornwall, to travel the UK or further afield, please do not hesitate to head to the website, look at our motorhomes for hire and then check availability. You can book online, or alternatively, call David on 07986 073469.
If you wish to book Starchaser, Daydreamer or Finn in advance, for hires to be taken from 1st March 2024 onwards, for your spring/summer motorhome adventure, bookings can be placed at any time using either of the above methods.