CV-19 and travel restrictions made one thing apparent this year; the staycation is the way forward to have a stress free holiday, and we are so glad we made this decision.
My fiancée and I, along with some other friends decided that the North Coast 500 would be the perfect opportunity to get away from everything; so a campervan was the obvious choice to tour the country.
While researching the internet, I came across Four Seasons Campers and quickly got in touch with them to find out availability and gain a quote. Liz quickly responded telling me everything I need to know, which put me at ease as this is the first time I’ve rented a van. So that’s it the deposit was was paid, and then balance in full when needed. Liz and the team we’re also very accommodating regarding departure and arrival times of the vehicle; when we were speaking about our plans it became apparent that our departure from our friends’ in Elgin to meet the 10.30 return was a bit of a stretch, and a later return time was requested.
So then it was the journey from York to Loch Lomond to pick the van up (with a few stops along the way of course). We arrived and were met with a very warm (COVID secure) welcome and given a full induction to the van; making sure we knew everything we needed to know to get us on our way and have the best time. I was also really pleased, and surprised to find that the vans were brand new 2020 plate and in perfect condition, like they’d just came from a show room. The van came with bedding and towels and was stocked (on request) with condiments such as olive oil, tea, coffee etc. As well as all the crockery needed.
The vehicles driving was so comfy to drive, with all the mod-cons such as; apple car play, reactive cruise control, air conditioning etc. It made the journey up north and then the more difficult roads an absolute joy.
Time to set camp. We got settled at our first location on the north west coast and put our induction knowledge into practise, and it really was so easy to set the van up for leisure/sleep, I must note that the pop up roof extension can be a little cold (even with the leisure heater) so if, like my fiancée, you are prone to a chill, I recommend converting the rear seats into the bed.
Returning the van and handover was nice and easy.
Overall I can’t recommend FSC enough, communication was spot on, the van was amazing, the service was first grade.
I’d love to do the NC500 again and spend more time around the coast seeing more of the beautiful landscapes, when that time arises, I know who I’m calling.
Take the trip, use FSC and you won’t regret it.
Had a fantastic trip in the California Ocean camper van. it was well kitted out for all our needs, you literally only need your clothes and toiletries. The team at Four Seasons were very helpful during the booking, pick up and return. Even accommodating us when we had to reschedule. No hesitation in recommending and we will be rebooking
With the current C-19 situation now is the time to take that staycation in Scotland and Four Seasons campers are a fabulous company to explore all the wonderful places. We had never been on a camper van holiday in our lives, but the communication from FS was fantastic throughout that I felt I'd driven one before I'd even arrived. The handover was quick, clear and (importantly with the current situation) very safe. The California Ocean was so fun to drive, it had all the mod cons, was comfy to sleep in for a family of four and really felt like our home by the end of the trip. We'll def be back some day!
As campervan rookies we were not sure what to expect of a campervan holiday before our trip. From emailing an initial enquiry, to the day we dropped off the van post road-trip, we were very well looked after by Liz and the FSC team.
As it was post-lockdown some campsites were not running full services and Liz had compiled and updated a list of open campsites and their facilities for us. This saved us a great amount of time and made the whole experience easier and more enjoyable to organise.
On picking up the van Louise gave us a great handover walk-through of how the vehicle worked.
The camper itself was equipped with everything you could need and extra thoughtful touches like some lovely locally made shortbread.
Now we are camperfans, we would definitely look to book with FSC again in the future.
Thanks again for everything,
Pete & Rachel.
We couldn't recommend Liz, Louise and the rest of the team any more. We booked up with Four Seasons to escape the chaos of COVID as the world started to open up again and we had the most amazing 4 nights exploring parts of Scotland that we had never seen before. The service was second to none and our camper was perfect. They couldn't have done more for us when arranging the booking or setting off and we knew they would be at the end of the phone if we needed them from the road (luckily we didn’t). We absolutely loved the adventure feel that our trip gave us and we were grateful to have a roof over our heads when the heavens decided to open. We took their advice and followed one of the routes from the website and it gave us some amazing stops and camping spots en route. We haven’t stopped talking about the trip since - we will definitely be back, it's not an if its a when!
Third time I have booked with four season campers, and it has been a great experience again. I recommend them.The van was new, they are flexible on dates, always trying to adapt to your changes. Then driving up North and wild camping around spots that you would not usually go too, experiencing wilderness, and discovering alleys, mountains, coastal villages, the dream.
My daughter and I had a great adventure exploring the northwest of Scotland in one of Four Season's campervans.
We were so impressed with how well kitted-out they were and, how much they managed to cram in!
It was surprisingly easy to drive, even on the super narrow and twisting minor roads.