Back in October 2016 we bought a VW T5 panel van and converted it ourselves into a campervan. We eventually had a poptop fitted and it was brilliant for us, we had lots of good adventures in it. However, with our family growing we decided we would like a bit more room - which is why we looked at the Elddis CV80.

Nichola and Karl (AKA Mum and Dad)

We live in Cumbria and are wanting to explore as much of Britain as we can. Where we live is a beautiful part of the UK, therefore we will be spending most weekends fairly locally, however our main holidays throughout the year will be spent further afield.

Archie (Our Boy)

Born in May 2020 Archie is a Lockdown baby and for the first year of his life, didn’t really get out much to see many places. We are really excited and keen to show him how exciting campervan life can be and we just hope he loves it as much as we do!

Leila (The Dog – an English Bull Terrier)

Leila is 7 years old and absolutely loves campervan life. She is a really big part of the family and we would never go on holiday without her, so finding dog friendly places is the best thing for us.

 

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The day finally arrived.... We collected Betty.

Can't thank Joe at @tynevalleymotorhomes enough, brilliant service.

We have come home and are going to get packing tomorrow ready for some weekends away before we plan a week hopefully in September.

Can't wait to document our memories here... Watch this space!

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Spent most of the day trying to figure out where to put everything, as well as sitting there feeling very grateful that Betty is actually ours.

View from the passenger seat looking towards the back.

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The back lounge/double bed.

We love the layout of our van, it gives us so many options. 

The view from the backdoors in...

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I took a couple of pictures of the poptop today! We unzipped the scenic canvas and it looked amazing.

I would have took a picture of the view but it's just a housing estate, I'll get a more interesting one soon! 

The bed itself is so big 4'8 wide and 7' long which makes my 6'3 partner very happy.

It's so comfy we love it and can't wait to test it out.

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External view of the poptop, personally I think it looks fantastic! 

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This weekends wild camp was between Mosdale and Calebreck on Caldbeck Common!

We found a nice quiet place to park.

Our first sleep in the van and it did not disappoint, even Archie had a great night's sleep, 7pm - 6:40am not bad for a 15month old!

P.s that poptop is so comfy!

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Back door shot from a little spot we found up Kirkstone Pass!

When we opened the back doors we were looking over the fields, with a little slice of Windermere in the background.

Love our CV, a very good model to just be able to stop anywhere and take in the views!

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We absolutely love this layout and I can't help but post some more pictures of it.

Great areas for relaxing, traveling and eating!

Personally we normally move Archie's car seat when we aren't traveling and put it in the foot well or in the awning, however sometimes we use it when he's having his tea to keep him still.

I have added the blankets to the cushions as well as waterproof mattress protectors underneath to protect the seats from spillages etc.

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