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New Benimar, Bürstner and Adria motorhomes feature alongside 2015 'vans from Chausson and Auto-Sleeper, plus we visit the Peak District in our TV show

If you’ve not yet checked out our TV shows on The Motorhome Channel, the Christmas holiday is your perfect opportunity – and we've packed a lot into our Yuletide episode. You’ll find us on Freeview 254, Freesat 402 and Sky 261, plus each show is broadcast live online. So don’t miss this episode which will be shown between Monday 21 December 2015 and Sunday 3 January 2016 on Mondays at 8.30pm, on Wednesdays at 5.30pm and at 7.30pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Tune in and you’ll be rewarded with reviews of three terrific 2016 ‘vans, starting with the Adria Matrix 670 SL. This is part of the Silver Collection which marks Adria’s 50th anniversary and which for customers means a load of extra kit at a super price. Outside you’ll notice the snazzy silver bodywork and the smart alloy wheels, while inside you’ll appreciate the anniversary logo stitched into the headrests and the silver detailing in the cab. There’s a good-sized, comfortable lounge and behind that a compact kitchen that will easily work for a touring couple, featuring a three-burner hob, a sink, a combination oven and grill, and a large fridge with a separate freezer compartment. You step up to get to the fixed single beds above the rear garage – and if you’d rather a double, just use the infill cushion and you’ll have plenty of room. Watch our Adria Matrix 670 SL Silver Collection review to learn about the offside washroom, the nearside shower cubicle and to see this impressive, £56,090 OTR motorhome for yourself.

Next we’re on tour, giving you some holiday inspiration for 2016. Only on The Motorhome Channel can you take a look around Callow Top Holiday Park in Derbyshire, which stars in Practical Motorhome’s Top 100 Sites Guide 2015. There’s a pub, an amusement arcade, a shop, three washblocks, clean and heated outdoor swimming pools, and a motorhome service point. It’s a great base from which to explore the Peak District – and it’s near Alton Towers.

In our latest TV show, you’ll also see our review of a stunning new A-class by Bürstner. The Elegance i 695 G is a striking looking-’van with notable features including large, coach-style mirrors, an integrated services hatch and a large rear garage. Inside, you’ll enjoy a luxury touring experience packed with clever touches, like a pull-out LED strip to ensure you’ve always got the perfect light for reading and the remote-controlled electric drop-down double bed. Cooks will like the chic, well-equipped kitchen, there’s a comfy, height-adjustable rear bed that sits in a well-illuminated space, and there’s a stylish washroom split across the width of the ‘van. Prices start from £68,330 – and you can catch our Bürstner Elegance i 695 G review on The Motorhome Channel. Be sure to watch on Sky 261, Freesat 402, Freeview 254 or live online.

And we’ve more! Our third new-for-2016 motorhome review features the Benimar Mileo 286. Sold exclusively through Marquis Leisure, there’s a spacious, well-lit and modern-feeling six-seater lounge, which converts into a double at night, with a drop-down double above. There’s a dual fuel cooker, a combination oven and grill, a microwave and a sink in the kitchen, and we’re impressed at what’s been packed into the offside washroom. Also, this winter, we’re sure you’ll be delighted to learn that you can remotely control the heating in the Benimar via an app from your tablet or smartphone, so head out for a walk and be assured of a warm welcome upon your return. Find out more with Practical Motorhome’s Editor Niall Hampton in our TV show.

Then we return to two reviews of 2015 motorhomes. First, we revisit our Chausson Flash 610 review, with Mike Le Caplain. This Ford Transit-based ‘van has 155bhp so you won’t be hanging around, while the easy-to-access rear garage means there’s lots of room for kit, too. Accommodation inside includes a lovely lounge, a kitchen with super storage, a drop-down double bed over the lounge and a huge end washroom with a fully-lined shower. Tune in to our show on The Motorhome Channel to get reacquainted with this ‘van.

Then we’re giving you a second chance to enjoy our Auto-Sleeper Wave review, presented by Practical Motorhome’s Alastair Clements. Based on the Mercedes-Benz Vito, it is smartly finished inside and out. Need more headroom? The pop-top raises on hydraulic struts, plus there’s space for a third and a fourth berth up there, too. Food prep space is surprisingly generous, given that this is a campervan, plus there is a two-burner hob, a grill, a fridge and a sink.

And that’s it for our latest episode. We hope you’re able to watch The Motorhome Channel on Sky 261, Freesat 402 or Freeview 254, or watch live online from Monday 21 December 2015 until Sunday 3 January 2016 on Mondays at 8.30pm, Wednesdays at 5.30pm and also at 7.30pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – enjoy the show!

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