Sponsored Post¦ I’ve found myself daydreaming about going on holiday a lot recently. I suppose that a combination of lockdown and the winter have got me needing some escapism. As a result, I’ve also been reminiscing a lot about the family holidays we’ve been on over the last few years and thinking about what I want us to do when we’re able to. Quite a list has been building in my head. So much so, that a motorhome would be a fantastic idea so that we could cover several areas in one holiday!
In recent years we’ve fallen in love with Pembrokeshire in Wales, but I’ve also been keen to explore Snowdonia. This is where we’d head to first in our motorhome. It should in theory be a 5-hour drive. However, with the M25 making up a part of the journey it’s bound to take longer. Of course, with 2 children we’re likely to need to make a couple of stops at service stations too – all once restrictions ease, of course!
I’ve been looking at the Bailey of Bristol Alliance Silver Edition 76-4T, which looks like it has very comfortable seats. This is a must on a long journey, as is the cruise control and air conditioning in the cab! Once we got to Snowdonia, we’d visit the beautiful harbour town of Porthmadog. Our daughter Autumn would be delighted seeing the steam trains coming in and out of town. I’d enjoy the shops and we’d be spoilt for choice when it came to choosing a restaurant to eat at. We’d spend lots of time exploring Snowdonia National Park and take the train to the top of Mount Snowdon to take in the amazing views. I’d like to walk up it one day, but it wouldn’t work at the moment with two young children in tow!
After a few days, we’d drive down to Pembrokeshire and spend a week visiting our favourite places including Barafundle Bay. We’d also take the children to Folly Farm. Autumn’s favourite animals are giraffes and I’ve been keen to take her to see some since before the pandemic hit! With the freedom of a motorhome, it would be great to continue the adventure and drive further south still to Cornwall. Perhaps we’d even meet my family there as we did once before and holiday with them, enjoying a Moo Maid ice cream in St. Ives and chips at Mevagissey.
Owning a Bailey of Bristol motorhome would give us the freedom to go on trips at short notice. We’d be able to move from A to B without the hassle of moving our things in and out of accommodations. Everything would be right there where we needed it. Comfort would not be compromised, with beautiful furnishings providing a backdrop to excited chatter about the day’s adventures and tasty mealtimes. The double-glazed opening sky view over the cab window would allow us to enjoy the stars or the children some cloud watching even in chilly weather. Bailey motorhomes are stylish as well as incredibly practical; everything has been thought of. From the USB sockets in the directional spotlights to a 95 litre refrigerator with detachable freezer compartment, space has been used wisely to give maximum usability.
In addition to the refrigerator, the kitchen area is well equipped. We’d be able to make all kinds of meals using the combination oven and grill with three gas burners on the hob. Having a microwave would be ideal for lazier evenings. Meanwhile, the drop-down worktop extension would be so handy for when preparing a picnic and other situations when a little more worktop is needed. I particularly love the layout of the Alliance Silver Edition 76-4T for its practicality. With a double bed and two single beds, it would be perfect for our family of four.
Another reason to buy a Bailey motorhome is their ground-breaking Alu-Tech technology. The body panels are clamped together with aluminium framework in a unique interlocking way. These panels provide robustness, greater stability, improved road handling and better protection against inclement weather and cold temperatures.
Of course, non-essential businesses (including motorhome retailers) are closed due to lockdown at the time of writing this blog post. However, you can still do some research into where your local retailer is. They’ll be who you contact once retailers can open once more! If you live in Derby, one of your closes retailers is Don Amott Caravans & Motorhomes.
Don Amott’s have the most comprehensive choice of leisure vehicle options in the Midlands. They have new and pre-owned motorhomes for sale, as well as used caravans, holiday homes, awnings, caravan and motorhome accessories. Their 24 acre showground at Hilton, Derby even includes a service and MOT centre for caravan and motorhome servicing and repairs. It also has a dedicated parts and after sales department. You can also trade in and sell your motorhome to them (just ask for a free motorhome valuation).
They have a lot of choice, supplying Bailey of Bristol motorhomes alongside motorhomes from Elddis, Knaus, Swift and Weinsberg. As mentioned, they sell pre-owned motorhomes as well as new. It’s definitely worth checking these out for a great deal!
As well as checking out your local retailer, you can also take a 360º tour of the motorhomes on Bailey of Bristol’s website here! This is a great way to walk around the caravan or motorhome of your choice from the comfort of your own sofa, which is great for social distancing!
While you’re on their website, you could also take a look at some more information on social distancing holidays.
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Welcome to my blog! I'm Laura, a mum of two. I live in Kent with my high school sweetheart husband Dave, our 5 year old daughter Autumn and 1 year old son Reuben.
I write about my experiences of parenting, as well as my plethora of interests including fashion, beauty, cars, weddings, mental health and the home.