Research has revealed the UK service stations that provide the best facilities for motorhomes.
One of the best motorhome sat-navs will help you with your navigation when you set off, but advance knowledge of where there are suitable service stations along the way will also play a part in having an enjoyable start to your tour.
To work out the motorhome service stations that offer the best experience, analysts from sellmymotorhome.com combined customer feedback and ratings from Google, TripAdvisor and Motorway Services online to identify the M40 as the best motorway for service spots.
The service stations on the motorway, which stretches from London to Birmingham, received an average score of 3.5 stars out of five. The stop to receive the best score is the 24-hour Welcome Break in Oxford, which earned 3.6 stars.
The A1 followed, achieving an average rating of 3.4 stars. There are five service stations that motorhomes can use, with Moto Services in Wetherby, which offers washing machines and a dog walking area, achieving the highest score, with four stars out of five.
Tebay service station – found on the M6 – was revealed to be the best stop for motorhome users, thanks to a score of four stars out of five. The stop, which is owned by a farming family, is situated between the Yorkshire Dales and The Lake District, and provides a kitchen, farm shop and even has overnight hardstanding pitches on offer.
Scotland, the North East and the East Midlands all took top spot for the best service stops that are available for motorcaravanners, with scores of 3.3 out of five achieved.
Cairn Lodge Happendon Services received an average rating of 3.7 stars, making it the highest rated in Scotland – the facilities on offer included larger parking bays for ‘vans, as well as a kitchen and farm shop.
The East Midland’s highest rated service station is Moto Services, where food court options combined with toilet and shower facilities to achieve an average score of 3.7.
The Roadchef came out on top in the North East, with facilities on offer including showers, free Wi-Fi and two hours of free parking. The stop had an average score of 3.6 stars achieved.
Commenting on the results, Natalie Drewery, Operations Director at Sellmymotorhome.com, said: “There is nothing better than seeing so many people camping, caravanning, and rediscovering the UK’s natural beauty.”
“If you want a smooth trip, make sure you plan your service stops ahead of time. Researching service stations that have adequate parking and facilities for motorhomes and caravans will save you time and disappointment.”
If you’re looking for further ways to have an enjoyable experience on the road, be sure to check out Gentleman Jack’s motorhome driving tips, where he shares his advice to help you master the basics.
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