2015-02-232015-02-23 Campervan Hire in Brentwood
Campervan Hire in Brentwood
Essex is blessed with quaint villages, stately homes and ‘Constable’ countryside, as the setting for Britain’s most famous landscape painter’s art. Brentwood is well connected to London by trains and motorways, with an easy travelling time of just over 30 minutes, so it is an ideal base for exploring with a motorhome rental.
Compare Brentwood Brands with Motorhome Republic
For a road-trip holiday to Brentwood, Essex, London or anywhere in Britain, Motorhome Republic makes getting mobile in a campervan simplicity itself. Start with our comprehensive website and input a few key details into our search engine. We need to know your city of pick up, dates of travel and driver’s age to be able to show you all available campers for your trip. You can easily compare brands, from international to local operators. Do you need a cosy camper for two, or are you travelling in a crowd? Look through the specifications for all the vans shown and find just the right one for your needs. Then go ahead and book securely online, or talk your queries through with our multi-lingual customer service team.
Things to see and do in Brentwood
Brentwood has the charming, ruined 12th century Chapel of St. Thomas a Becket in the centre of town. It also has a modern Catholic cathedral, built in a classical style, but opened in 1991. There is a lively community theatre which has as many as 40 different performing art groups working within it, so there is always something to see. As it is surrounded by green spaces, there are cycle paths and walkways to explore – try the Mill Green walk from the old Cricketer’s pub. Visit the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker, a harmless looking bungalow that disguised the entrance to the facility, which would have become the home of Britain’s government in the event of a nuclear war. It could accommodate up to 600 civilians and military staff.
Food, Drink in Brentwood
Calcott Hall Farm is an alternative to the supermarket for fresh, local produce. This family farm of 120 acres grows fruit and vegetables to sell in their restored Essex barn, or sources local or artisanal produce to complement their wares.
The Bull Country Pub and Kitchen, also prides itself on local ingredients, sourcing from rare breed meats, or veges from neighbouring Calcott Hall Farm. Alec’s Restaurant is owned by well-known local restauranteur Alec Smith, in a restored public house a little out of town. The classy fit-out includes spiral staircases and roaring fires in winter. You can watch cricketers on the green over the road, with a backdrop of rolling countryside. It is three miles out of Brentwood centre.
Where to park your campervan hire in Brentwood
Debden House Conference and Camping Centre is open from April to September. It has a selection of full hook-up pitches on the edge of Epping Forest, about 30 minutes from Brentwood. With views of the Essex and Hertfordshire countryside, Lee Valley Caravan Park is another option, easily accessed from Brentwood via the M11 and M25 motorways.
Where to from Brentwood: Motorhome Road Trips in Essex and beyond
Brentwood is handy to London Stansted Airport, about a 40-minute drive away. It is also convenient to Harwich International Sea Port, with frequent sailings to the Hook of Holland and Denmark. To get there, you’ll pass through Colchester, one of the larger tourist centres in Essex. You’re also well placed to head into Norfolk, as Essex and Norfolk are two of the six counties that make up the region of East Anglia. Explore the Norfolk Broads, a series of rivers and lakes (broads), most of which are navigable and popular for boat trips.
Driving Tips around Brentwood and Essex
The A12 is a major motorway which runs from London, through Brentwood and Colchester, to finish on the coast at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. It has been voted as Britain’s worst road, due to congestion, frequent roadworks, and merges required for increasing and decreasing lane numbers. Exercise patience!