A few years ago we started building work on our own family home and really struggled to find short-term accommodation or even flexible caravan rentals. After calling every campsite and caravan rental company in our local area we decided to purchase a caravan ourselves. However, even though we love modern technology, we didn’t like the look of the modern caravans. After a few weeks of research we stumbled across a vintage caravan restoration workshop and fell in love with ‘Matilda’ an old, run down and unusable Cheltenham Springbok caravan born in 1964.
Our love and passion for ‘All Things’ vintage and the lack of flexible family accommodation in our local area got us thinking and the Vintage Caravan Hotel was born. It took almost a year to get the idea off the ground and after making many amendments and careful considerations what families need and want we were finally able to take Matilda home and give her a new lease of life.
Inside Matilda you’ll find:
- Triple bunk beds for children where the bottom bunk converts into a safe baby and toddler cot.
- A comfy kingsize bed with memory foam mattress topper for the grown-ups that can be converted into a dinette area for cosy meal times.
- Toilet room with luxurious electric flush toilet, spacious vanity cabinet for all your holiday toiletries, sink and water tap.
- The modern kitchenette is fully stocked with plates, glasses, mugs, cutlery, pans and pots. As well as a 2- ring gas cooker, fridge, kitchen, sink and running water.
- Ample storage for clothes and holiday essentials.
- 240 volt electrics and subtle LED lighting.
- We can provide an electric heater on request.
- Beautiful duvets, comfy pillows and warm baby sleeping bags will be provided.
We hope everyone that stays in our beautiful Vintage Caravan Hotel will love it as much as we do.
This certainly is boutique caravanning at its best creating memories for a life time.
Meet Matilda, a lovingly restored boutique caravan that’s ideal for family holidays, simply choose your location!
Sleeping up to six people and chock-full of authentic vintage delights, boutique caravan Matilda is your setting for the perfect family holiday.
Better still, you can choose your ideal location and as if by magic, Matilda will be brought to you (free of charge within a fifteen-mile radius of Chalfont St. Giles)
A beautifully spacious 1964 Cheltenham Springbok caravan, Matilda was rescued from her unloved and dilapidated state by vintage enthusiasts, who transformed her into a family-friendly holiday haven reminiscent of soothing times past.
Creatively designed and gloriously furnished, inside Matilda you’ll find custom-built triple bunk beds for children, with the bottom bunk converting into a safe cot for a baby or toddler. All bedding is supplied, including plump pillows and toasty baby sleeping bags!
Meanwhile, parents can relax in a gorgeous kingsize bed with memory foam – and when you’re not sleeping, the bed cleverly morphs into a cosy dining area.
Facilities are covered too, with an electric flush toilet (no smelly chemical loos here!) and a stylish kitchenette equipped with everything you’ll need – including a fridge, a sink with running water, and a two-ring gas cooker.
There’s plenty of space to relax, and plenty of storage for those holiday essentials, as you surround yourselves in luxurious décor that includes beautiful vintage wallpaper and bunting, soft-glowing LED lighting and muted ice-cream colours.
If you prefer watching the world go by outside, al fresco seating is included. Catch up on reading time as you stretch out on a sun lounger, or enjoy a relaxing cuppa whilst sat at your table and chairs…the choice is yours! Oh, and stargazing is covered too, with solar lanterns and a gazebo also available.
As if all this wasn’t quite enough, there is a wide selection of additional services available too, with everything from chilled Champagne, flowers and chocolates, a disposable barbecue and fresh provisions, to babysitting services on offer.
With absolutely everything you’ll ever need for the perfect family holiday so beautifully covered, all that’s left for you to do is arrive, unpack…and simply relax!