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Cornwall Campers Raring to Go

December 2012 saw the launch of a campervan hire company in a place that many consider the spiritual home of UK mobile home enthusiasts.

The Cornwall Camper Company was launched on the first day of the month by Lady Mary Holborow at another of Cornwall’s iconic symbols, the Eden Project. Young entrepreneurs Jess Ratty and Ben Ford spared no expense on an opening ceremony that involved a street band, food and drink and a luxurious cake in the shape of a classic VW Campervan, made in Cornwall of course.

The company intend to add their own individual twist to campervan hire holidays and offer exclusive packages to prospective customers. They have already designed breaks that incorporate wine and ale tours, health packages including yoga participation and adventure weeks aimed at the younger end of the market. They believe the VW vans will appeal to those planning a wedding whether it be for a romantic proposal, transport to the church or even the honeymoon. The packages will all include food hampers entirely source from Cornish producers. Although we are not too sure whether the packages will include campervan insurance.

Jess and Ben explained how important the Cornish factor was to the business saying: “This is such an exciting time for us, we have worked tirelessly for two years to renovate our first two vans Lilly and Jessie, and we are looking forward to our first full year of VW Camper hire in Cornwall. It was a tough decision to start a business in the middle of a recession but with Cornish spirit, determination and the support of some incredible people across Cornwall, we are finally raring to go. We love Cornwall and we are inspired to work hard with as many local businesses as possible to provide fantastic holidays that create memories for a lifetime.”

The vans themselves have been extensively reworked using recycled parts from other campervans which the owners believe adds an extra dimension of environmental ethic to their project.

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