Freddie The Retro VW Campervan in Somerset, England. Photo credit: Forever Campervans.
Retro VW Campervans seem to be everywhere in the UK and we love it.
This is Freddie from Forever Campervans which offers retro VW Campervan hire in Somerset and South England.
Three years ago, Somerset couple Ann and Edward Shorthouse hired an old VW Campervan for their honeymoon and fell in love with it. Then Edward surprised his wife by buying Freddie, their honeymoon van, a Type 2 Devon Moonraker.
If you fancy a VW Campervan holiday, Forever Campervans will arrange pick-up of the campervan from the nearest train station. Or you can drive to Somerset and leave your car at Freddie’s place.
Freddie still has his original 1970s interior and a fridge, a sink, two gas hobs and a grill, pull-out table and storage for clothes, picnic rugs and a drive-away awning. He comfortably sleeps a family of four, with two sleeping in the pop-up roof.
For budget travelers, Freddie is economical, cruising between 50-60 mph. With his special water-cooled diesel engine, the couple says he goes further than most petrol campervans, averaging 38 mpg. He is a National Trust member, so he can be parked at any NT car park free of charge.
Freddie also comes with a memory foam mattress, denim curtains to block out light, camping gas, camping chairs and a CD player with an iPod plug-in.