Freddie the Campervan offers the perfect retro road trip

With summer officially here, most people cannot wait to pack their luggage and head off towards the coast. After all, the warm summer sun makes the perfect companion for a road trip that ends with some great holiday fun.

However, before you can set off you need to find a place to stay. With the aid of campervan Freddie you can easily find the perfect Retro Holiday for your family at

Forever Campervans offers retro VW Campervan hire, so you can make your next short break or special occasion a real experience, with a dash of classic nostalgia. Hiring a VW Campervan for a romantic break, a family holiday or a corporate event brings a smile and a dose of fun to everyone, even the driver and you can book Freddie for a weekend break for as little as £250, rising to £350 in high season. If you opt for a full seven day holiday, the prices range from £350 (low season) to £550 (high season) and there is unlimited mileage in the UK.

Freddie was born in 1972 and is a Type 2 Devon Moonraker – nothing to do with James Bond, though Freddie likes to think he’s 007 now and again. He enjoys cruising between 50-60 mph, and his special water cooled diesel engine means he goes much further on his fuel than most other petrol campervans, averaging 38 mpg. He has a pop up roof which gives you loads of headroom and storage when you’re parked, and can sleep up to 4 people with no problem.

Freddie’s original 1970s interior has a fridge, a sink, two gas hobs and a grill, pull-out table and loads of storage for clothes and nice things for holidays like picnic rugs and a drive-away awning. You even get camping gas and two camping chairs so you can experience that true 70s ambience of frying sausages by the roadside. Freddie is also a National Trust member, so you can park him on any NT car park free of charge, especially handy around the South West coastline.

However Freddie does come with some 21st century features and has a CD player plus you can plug your iPod into him. He has a lovely memory foam mattress which is great to sleep on, and denim curtains to block out the light when you want a lie-in.

Forever Campervans is based in Somerset and pick up of the campervan is free from the nearest train station. Alternatively you can drive to Somerset and leave your car at Freddie’s location and you are ideally placed to head for the West Country with its huge range of music, art and food festivals across the summer months.

It is easy to book online simply by logging on to and selecting your dates.