The West Country has been crowned ‘land of motorhomes’ after a specialist insurance comparison site found demand for premiums in the region outstripped other parts of the UK.
Quotezone.co.uk discovered that 14.2 per cent of demand for policies came from the south-west, representing the highest ratio in the UK per 1,000 of the population.
Residents in the West Country are eight times more likely to own a motorhome than people who live in London, as the capital was found to be the least conducive with the lifestyle.
It’s not surprising that motorhome owners are expecting to stay relatively close to home, with 72 per cent planning to cover less than 5,000 miles in their vehicles in the coming year.
Greg Wilson, founder of Quotezone.co.uk, said: “The West Country is famous for its stunning coastline, pretty villages and its laid-back way of life.
“It’s the perfect place to take a break – perhaps explaining why it’s the region with the largest demand for motorhome insurance, people are keen to explore everything they have to offer on their doorstep.”
The West Country is usually used to describe Cornwall, Devon and Dorset, which are counties that continually remain popular with motorhome enthusiasts keen to take advantage of the relatively good weather in the south of England.
Romeo Beckham, the second-eldest son of Victoria and David, has been enjoying a motorhome holiday in the West Country recently with his model girlfriend Mia Regan.
The couple shared pictures to Instagram of a visit to the beach and dinner cooked up on a camping stove as they enjoyed their time in Cornwall.