It’s unclear whether the Auto-Sleepers marketing team had this in mind, or if they found Kingham while flipping through their gazetteer of Cotswold villages that lend their names to so many Auto-Sleeper motorhomes.

Whatever the reason, Kingham is a name with regal overtones and is worthy of a fine motorcaravan. And judging by the interest in it since its launch at last October’s NEC show, Auto-Sleepers has hit this mark. The first A-S van conversion to feature a fixed bed, the Kingham is a stylish two-berth that retails from just under £50,000. The sleeping arrangements will be welcomed by those who don’t want to set up and break down a bed every day. A corner washroom, side-facing sofa, fully equipped kitchen and a raft of well-considered creature comforts complete the specification.

Designed to tempt couples hankering for the comfort of a coachbuilt without the larger dimensions, the Kingham is 6.36m long and sub-3500kg in weight. Given the rise in people downsizing their motorhomes to save on running costs, it’s bang on trend. And with its van-like form, it’s as happy threading through country lanes as it is cruising down motorways.

But downsizers are increasingly well catered for, especially those who won’t forego luxury – the rise of smaller A-class ’vans and low-lines with A-class kit lists are testament to that. Has Auto-Sleepers done enough to tempt downsizers into buying a van conversion, though?