At Niche Motorhome Hire, we believe that your holiday should begin the moment you step inside your Motorhome. Having hired motorhomes ourselves before buying our own we know what things were often missing so ours is loaded with things not usually found in hired Motorhomes.
We also hated all those hidden extras so wanted to be transparent and provide a comprehensive motorhome with only a handful of optional extras. So we have kitted out our vans to a very high specification. You will find everything necessary to make the most of your holiday. We also have a selection of ‘Extra’s’ available to hire with your motorhome.
Air conditioned Cab
Full tank of Fuel
Full refillable bottle of gas
Motorhome specific satellite navigation
UK Map book
Bluetooth stereo & phone prep
240v hook-up cable & adapters
Fresh water hose & connector
Shower & WC
First Aid kit
CO & Smoke Alarms
Comprehensive handover with telephone support
4G WiFi Hotspot
TV with DVD player
Gas Oven & Hob
Electric/Gas ‘smart’ heating & hot water
Complimentary Kitchen essentials
Tea, Coffee & Hot Chocolate
Cadac Gas BBQ
Various cleaning essentials
Towels 1 per person
Mattress Protectors, bottom sheets & Towels
Pots & Pans
Electric Kettle and Toaster
In addition to the standard terms and conditions, the following rules apply when a pet is present in our motorhome:
Comprehensive UK insurance for 1 driver
Generous mileage allowance
Free personalised vehicle familiarisation tour before you leave
For a comprehensive list of what is included in you hire please see section ‘What does my motorhome come with'
We can insure drivers between 23-70 years of age who have held a full license for more than 3 years
You can have upto 3 drivers per vehicle, the first driver is included in the hire cost additional fees apply for additional drivers
You must have a manual license to drive our Motorhome
All drivers need to present to collect the Motorhome
We can except up to 2 sets of speeding fines per driver (i.e. SP30) although there is an additional charge for points on licence that were acquired within last three years
For more than 2 sets of points or for any points that are not SP’s please contact us.
We may not be able to arrange cover for convictions with the following codes: AC, BA, CD, DD, DR, IN, LC, MS, UT, MR and TT or for any driver disqualified within the last 5 years so please contact us.
Please refer to our term and conditions for full details on driver / licence requirements.
Our minimum hire period is 3 nights off peak
During the mid season usually Easter – early July & 1st September – 31st October minimum hire period is 5 nights
During peak season from early July until 31st August and Easter minimum hire is 7 nights
Niche Motorhome Hire reserve the right to increase the minimum hire period for certain events such as Christmas, festivals and other special events. Please contact us with your specific requirements.
Bookings can be made via, email, our online enquiry form or phone
To confirm a booking a deposit of £150 per week of hire or 20% on the hire cost whichever is greater is required
The remaining balance will be due 6 weeks before collection of your Motorhome
If confirming a booking less than 6 weeks prior to collection the full amount is required.
A reservation is only binding after Niche Motorhome Hire has confirmed it. Our terms and conditions including cancellation policy apply from this point onward. Once the reservation is confirmed, a confirmation email will be sent out to you.
All payments are usually taken by credit / debit card via our secure booking payment system. You can however pay by bank transfer if you prefer.
Once you have entered your card details the system will automatically schedule any further payments required (Balance & / or Security Deposit) from the same card.
Please note – There is a 2.4% surcharge on the use of Business and International Cards.
Please ensure that your credit card limit/balance covers the cost of the security deposit otherwise your on line booking will fail
More than six weeks before collection the booking deposit is non refunded
Six to two weeks before hire 50% of total hire charge will be charged.
Cancel within 14 days of your check in date or no show 100% of the hire price will be charged
Niche Motorhome Hire will permit the booking deposit to be reused once for an alternative hire period, if changed prior to six weeks before collection and alternative dates are available. NB booking can only be moved once
Collection times are generally after 2pm
Please allow 1 hour for the hand-over, to complete any outstanding documentation and demonstrate the vehicle
Return times are before 11am
A late fee is chargeable if the motorhome is returned late unless previously added and agreed as an option prior to departure
All drivers must be present on collection of the motorhome
As we trimise to minimise the paperwork on day of collection all of the above should have been sent to us prior to collection day.
Full valid licence (both plastic photo and the paper counterpart for Northern Ireland licences)
National Insurance number (for UK licence holders for DVLA check)
International licence if required (countries outside the EU)
Two utility bills or bank statements per driver, each with a name and address matching that on their driving licence. MUST be less than 3 month sold
A security deposit of £1,000.00 (£1,500.00 if taking pets, going to a festival or large groups) is payable 7 days before collection of the motorhome on a credit or debit card
There is a excess of £1,000.00 on the insurance policy
Yes, although the is an additional charge of £10 per day
We allow use of all of our fleet for festivals, rallies and other events; however this will be on a request basis only and may will be subject to price increases and or excess payments. We reserve the right to decline the use of the Motorhomes for these types of use.
Your motorhome can be taken on a ferry, the company will usually ask for the registration and length and height of the vehicle
Yes pets are allowed in the motorhome at no extra cost although we do ask they are not left in the vehicle unattended or on the soft furnishings
The security deposit will be £1,500.00 and we ask for you to give details on the booking form
We do not allow smoking; it is strictly prohibited in all vehicles.
Should any evidence of smoking be detected in the Motorhome we reserves the right to impose additional valeting and/or upholstery cleaning fees (minimum £250) and charge demurrage.
We do offer a delivery and collection service with prices and availability being agreed when requested.
Sorry we do not currently offer a one way hire.
Full tank of diesel
Full tank of LPG gas
Refillable LPG gas system
1/3 full fresh water tank
Shower and Toilet
Grill / Oven
Fridge with Freezer compartment
Pots, pans and cooking utensils
Crockery, cutlery and glasses
Gas and or mains electric powered heating and hot water system
TV/ DVD/ Digital Status aerial
4G Wifi hotspot
CD or USB stereo system
European travel pack (First aid kit, bulb and fuse pack, beam benders, breathalyzers)
Fresh water filling hose
Electric hook up cable and EU adaptor
Aqua chem toilet chemicals for the duration of your hire
Cleaning items including (Dustpan and brush, mop and bucket and various cleaning cloths and chemicals)
The heating *and hot* water
*Subject to vehicle hired but it will be explained upon collection
All living area lights
TV/DVD/Digital Status aerial
4G Wifi hotspot
USB Charging points
*Subject to which vehicle
The leisure battery which is an independent battery in the motorhome that powers 12V appliances, the lights, the water pump, the heating fan, the USB sockets and the TV. The leisure battery is recharged when the engine is running, when connected to mains and from the solar panel during daylight hours.
A power source of 240 volts is needed to fully power the motorhome
The plug sockets can be used when hooked up
The fridge can be used
The leisure battery will charge through the mains
Hot water on Independence is only available when on a hook up
All motorhomes will do roughly 23-32 miles per gallon around 320 miles per tank
Our campervans will do roughly 35-40 miles per gallon
There are usually a minimum of 2 plug sockets for a standard 3 pin plug (they only work when connected to the mains electric)
The is a minimum 2 point USB socket outlet
There is also a 12v socket and USB in the dash that can be used for phone chargers, satnavs ect.
Towels are included suitable for the party size
Bedding can be hired at £10 per person and includes duvet, sheets and pillows.
All motorhomes can fit a baby car seat/booster seat/ booster cushion.
Some also include Isofix points please check the specific vehicle
All motorhomes have double glazing, and wall and floor insulation
All motorhomes are fitted with gas heating/ hot water system as well as an electric fan in the Winter.
Our campervans usually have a diesel heater as a minimum. They are not usually double glazed or have the same level of insulation as a motorhome
All vehicles must be returned to our location by the agreed time
We ask that the vehicle is returned with a full tank of fuel.
The vehicle must be returned with an empty toilet cassette and grey water tank, please make sure these are emptied at approved disposal points
The interior of the vehicle is be be returned in a clean and tidy condition
All floors clean
Food rubbish removed
Bathroom clean and tidy
Internal surfaces wiped