Summer might be over, but if you haven’t had that luxury summer holiday this year thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, then as we head into October you might still be finding yourself longing for a getaway a little closer to home – or daydreaming about making the most of next year’s summer season and squeezing as much out of it as you possibly can.
If so, you’re not alone – with the staycation having seen a sharp increase in popularity in 2020. And, whether you’re eager for an autumn weekend away or are planning ahead for next year, the prospect of owning a luxury motorhome has never seemed so attractive. With the next twelve months looking uncertain, it’s a guaranteed way to spend as much time on your travels in 2021 as you’d like – in spite of any of the quarantine rules or air bridge issues that have been making international travel tricky.
Motorhome sales have skyrocketed this year, with Car Dealer Magazine reporting that one camper van dealer sold a month’s worth of stock in the first week back after lockdown. Think a campervan could never meet your luxurious needs? Think again.
The rise of campervan holidays
It’s little wonder that campervan sales have seen such a spike in popularity this year, offering owners a much-needed dose of freedom after months cooped up inside during lockdown. Having your own motorhome, rather than staying in a holiday park, ensures that you’re fully in charge of hygiene, thus eliminating any issues around the spread of Covid, whilst also allowing you to hit the road for as long as you like at any given time, whether you’re after a short weekend break or a long, hot summer. Most importantly, though, it ensures that you’ll have access to all of those extra features you need to spend your days in the utmost of comfort – and some of them are just like being in a five-star hotel.
While sales are skyrocketing now, there has been a sharp upward trend in recent years with younger audiences looking into alternative holidays, and this is a trend that is not confined to the UK. Travelling in your own set of wheels of course still requires owners to follow any rules in place around the pandemic, and of course to consider all policies that protect their leisure vehicle – but all in all, it’s a great way to take a holiday.
For those whom enjoy the finer things in life, there are many luxury motorhomes available with all kinds of impressive features that would guarantee an unforgettable vacation, as well as some incredible options that are worth upwards of £1 million.
Still not convinced? Take a look at some of the best luxury motorhomes currently available that would provide the ultimate staycation in 2020 and beyond.
Mercedes Variomobil Signature 1200
It’s no surprise that luxury auto manufacturer Mercedes, has produced the most lavish motorhome of all. The Variomobil Signature 1200’s interior feels more like a yacht than a motorhome, with the capacity to comfortably sleep up to six and a full bathroom for those who can’t do without their pampering sessions. Coming complete with a TV, induction hob, full-size dining table, Bose audio system and even the ability to transport a car, it’s fully equipped with all the mod-cons you could need for a truly luxurious trip. Leather upholstery, plush sofas and wooden veneers all add to the sophisticated finish.
Newell Coach p50
Co-designed by Porsche, this stunning motorhome fetched over $2 million in Oklahoma and stretches 45 feet, which means there is plenty of space for a full-size bedroom, complete with a junior king bed. This colossal vehicle also boasts a stylishly designed bathroom, dinette, kitchen and lounge area with 4K flatscreen TVs – perfect for keeping you entertained during nights in, over a bottle of bubbly, of course.
Marchi Mobile EleMMent Palazzo
This incredible motorhome doesn’t do things by halves, and features a stunning Sky lounge which offers full panoramic views of your surroundings. So, if you’ve parked up in a particularly beautiful spot for the night, then why not do some star-gazing over a good bottle of vintage? This model also features a four-metre couch area with 4K TVs, a bar, wine cabinet, kitchenette, master bathroom and even a spa area for pampering on your luxury vacation.
Featherlite Vantare Platinum Plus
One of the most notable aspects of the Featherlite Vantare Platinum Plus is the use of luxury materials throughout, including rare Inca marble, pearlised Italian leather and Swarovski crystals. It also features a garage slide-out so that you can take your car with you, a built-in treadmill, Sub-Zero fridge, stainless steel dishwasher and plasma TV, just to name a few of its notable features.
These are just a few of the most luxurious motorhomes available on the market today, and promise to provide you with all the bells and whistles you need for a memorable holiday or weekend break. It is easy to see why motorhome sales have gone through the roof in 2020, but even beyond the pandemic they can allow for a lavish experience you’ll love.