Priced from £46,950 OTR (£49,990 as tested), the 2014 Vantage Ora sleeps two people comfortably and there are just the two cab seats with seatbelts for travel.

The base vehicle is a Fiat Ducato 2.3-litre TD 128bhp. It’s small enough for most driveways at 5.99m (19’7″) long, 2.48m (8’1″ wide including mirrors, and 2.6m (8’6”) high. The MTPLM is 3500kg and there’s a reasonable payload of 500kg.

The water tanks hold 90 litres of fresh water and 70 litres of waste water and there are two batteries at 105Ah each and a 10kg gas tank.

or Vantage Motorhomes’ founder and owner Scot Naylor, building motorcaravans is a “hobby that got out of hand”. And his many satisfied customers will be glad he gave up so much of his spare time, so other people can enjoy theirs.

Vantage specialised in rear-lounge motorhomes but, responding to customer interest, is now offering three front-lounge models, all with end washrooms: Gem, Ora and Vue. The layouts are very similar; what’s different is the length (5.6m, 5.99m and 6.4m, respectively). We reckon the Ora could have the widest appeal, as it represents a good compromise in terms of length and space.

The Ora has a versatile layout that offers twin single beds or a king-size double. The kitchen is split between the offside and nearside, with an end washroom across the width of the ’van.

Retailing for just under £47,000 in 2014, the Ora comes with enough kit to get you out on tour straight away. The ’vans are lovingly put together by a team of dedicated professionals, many of whom are complete motorhome enthusiasts and run their own campervans away from work.

To see whether our hunch about the Vantage Ora was correct, we took the test unit to Wintersett Lakes Camping and Caravan Park, near Wakefield, to find out.