Ember - JULY 2020
Had a lovely holiday in Ember in East Sussex. Fully equipped and stocked with all we would need so we didn't have to bring much ourselves at all. I loved the way everything had it's own place for storage & use which made the camper van feel quite spacious. Lots of admiring comments
on the campsite too. The brownies were a a fab personal touch, thank you joyful journeys.
Ember - AUGUST 2020
A fantastic short holiday exploring the South Downs and using the Brit stops book to find overnight stays. A great way to see our great English countryside, castles, villages and history. Ember did us proud. We'll be back.
COAST - SEPTEMBER 2020
What an adventure we've had! Coast was the perfect companion for our trip down to Dorset - we had a super time taking in the beach at Studland, chain ferry across from Poole, Corfe Castle and up home through the New Forest. Thanks for a fabulous trip!
Ember - JULY 2020
We have been 'girls on tour' - Grandma, Daughter & Granddaughter and complete novice campers with a steep learning curve. Ember has been very kind, comfy and a true friend & looked after us well. We had lots of admiration and 'flashes' along the way. It's been a real treat & been a lifelong ambition to travel in a camper. We highly recommend Ember, we'd like to take her home, & Joyful Journeys! Here's to the next time! Thank you!
COAST - July 2020
We had a smashing weekend driving and exploring the Dorset coast in Coast. He was such fun to drive and we loved the waves, flashing of lights and smiles we got from passing VW Campervans! Thank you very much.
Ember - JULY 2020
We loved the experience and took Ember to North Norfolk. A lovely campervan and Hayley was so nice to deal with. I recommend so highly and really appreciate the holiday that Joyful Journeys really help create.
Ember - AUGUST 2020
Sad to leave Ember after two weeks on the road - rambling around Wales and the Lake District, Northumberland and the Midlands. We enjoyed being warm and dry on rainy days and mobile on sunny ones. A fabulous vacation!
Ember - AUGUST 2020
Thank you for Ember. We had a lovely few days in East Sussex with her. A real home from home - amazing how everything had it's own place. Couldn't believe how much fitted into such a small space. Very enjoyable holiday.
Ember - JULY 2020
Thank you Ember for a lovely family trip to Harry's Meadow in the New Forest, it was so much fun! Ember was fab and seemed to enjoy every minute - as did our chocolate lab who slept the whole way there & back! Thanks so much - all very well equipped and enjoyable.
COAST - July 2020
We had a fantastic trip to Arundel and the Isle of Wight in Coast - he was perfect.
Boris - MAY 19
Ta Boris. Bimbling to Dorset with you for a sunny May bank holiday was a joy! So many waves & flashes from other "Dubbers", felt like being part of a secret society. Lots of admiring glances on the campsite and plenty of new friends. So long on see you soon.
Myself and my 3 boys had a fantastic break with Ember down on the Dorset coast. Such a different holiday experience and created many lovely memories. Such a chilled out weekend with glorious weather. thank you Ember.
Me and the kids had an epic adventure in Coast last weekend. She is in mint condition, stocked with all you the things you'd need and a pleasure to drive. Joyful Journeys were friendly, helpful and professional. Would thoroughly recommend!
COAST - August 2020
Well, we had a fantastic 5 days with coast! Lots of lovely Joyful Journeying along the Dorset coast - definitely a memory maker!
COAST - NOVEMBER 2019
Thank you so much for lending us Coast, he was very Joyful indeed! Our little dog Murphy had his first adventures away from home :-) Thank you for the yummy cakes you gave us - they were gone in seconds! Best wishes for the future! Hopefully we will be on another adventure on Coast in the future!
Boris - JULY 19
We took Boris to the Cotswolds - we've had a great time and loved sleeping in Boris at some great campsites! We've loved 'pootling' along enjoying the gorgeous weather.
Boris - AuGUST 19
Well thank you Boris! 5 days pootling around the Isle of Wight tooting to other VW's whilst the kids belted out all manner of songs during our 'screen free' holiday. Has had a welcome calming effect. Until we meet again...
Boris - April 19
Thanks Boris for a fabulous trip through Beacons and up the Coast to supper at Ynyshir (you must go if you haven't already) We were blessed with gorgeous weather, great views and a smooth ride! Thanks Boris
We had a lovely adventure with Ember enjoying the many coasts and climbs of Cornwall. She looked right at home as we coasted all the way down to Lands End, getting many admiring glances along the way! A characterful home from home with a lot of soul! We look forward to travelling with her again.
Boris - 01.08.19
We have just returned from a trip to North Wales with Boris. It was a great experience and would recommend anyone to try it. Boris was well equipped and even came with lovely treats for us and the dogs.
Thank you so much! A wonderful weekend with Ember.
Boris - 15.04.2019
Boris took us on a wonderful journey to West Wales. He behaved perfectly for all 600 miles and made a birthday treat so much more special. I’m so pleased I decided to hire Boris rather than stay in a hotel, will definitely do it again.
Home from our first adventure in a campervan. What a great start to what will hopefully be a new way of holidaying for us. Spent the weekend in the Cotswolds. Ember was great fun and quite the envy of some of her 'larger cousins'! Comfortable van with everything we needed - Thank you.
Many many thanks to Joyful Journeys. We had the pleasure of using Ember for a few hours at the weekend for the transport for the Bride & bridesmaids.
The whole experience from booking to returning the van was a pleasure, such an easy company to deal with. The van was in immaculate condition and even had flowers and ribbon ready for the wedding. This was a real showstopper as the guests were surprised and amazed on arrival of the bride with such a beautiful camper at the venue ready to start what was a great day ahead.
I would like to personally than Richard and his wife for the use of Ember and could not highly recommend them and the vehicles in the future.
Thanks again for making the brides special day even more special.
Ember 03.09.18 - 07.09.18
Good time had at Balmer Lawn (New Forest) horses a little too friendly for my liking. Great Weather! Onto Durdle Dor. Great location overlooking the sea. Lots of interest in Ember, people wanting to look at her. Great first experience. Thank you.
Myself and my family had a wonderful experience with Joyful Journeys. Hayley and Richard were both so friendly and although we never needed to ring them - they were only at the other end of the phone to offer assistance should we need it. This was our first experience in a campervan and Coast was just perfect. I booked this as a surprise for my husbands 40th birthday and we, along with our two children (5&2) took Coast to our first family festival. It was amazing from start to finish, such a wonderful experience and one we will never forget. I 100% recommend Joyful Journeys, everyone should experience a VW Campervan holiday and they are such a lovely, family-run business to book with.
Boris - AuGUST 19
James and Olivia loved Boris. We all camped at Fishery Creek on Hayling Island. We read lots of stories and fell asleep. thank you for letting us take Boris with us. We have really enjoyed our time with you.
Boris - August 2019
Thanks Boris - we have had a fantastic time. We have always wanted to stay in a campervan and this year our dreams came true. Edward (5) has enjoyed sleeping at the top and sitting round the campfire at night.We have had 2 nights at a quiet farm Malmesbury and have enjoyed going slow and loving a different pace of life. Thank you Boris and hopefully we will have more VW campervan adventures in the future.
We had such a wonderful time exploring Dorset with Ember. She is a true character and we loved spending time with her! We have also stayed in Boris and are now hooked on the VW camper lifestyle! Thank you Ember!
Another fantastic weekend with Ember. At Cheddar Bridge campsite, highly recommend. (Newton loved the biscuits, big thanks!)
Home from Herefordshire, Shropshire and a bit of Oxfordshire in lovely Ember. She was fun, reliable, cosy & attention seeking! Our holiday exceeded all expectations - Ember offering all our home comforts in a VERY compact way- and the weather in February half term was stunning. Thank you to Richard & family for their flexibility and for sharing Ember.
My wife-to-be and I rented Coast last week for 4 nights. This was our first time renting a camper and we instantly fell in love with Coast. It's beautiful and fully stocked with everything you could need on a camping trip. We made it to Bude, Boscastle and even the Eden Project; must of done 800 miles over the 4 days. It took a while to get used to the stick shift as I've never driven one before, however, after a day I started to really enjoy driving it. The owners are very kind and helpful, and we couldn't believe they are right here in Wokingham. All in all, would really recommend. P.S Loved the camper van biscuits and thought the milk in the fridge was a really nice touch.
Ember 23.07.18 - 02.08.18
We had an amazing trip away. We went on a road trip with Ember for my 40th birthday, we left Berkshire going to Ambleside and Wasdale Head in the Lake District, then onto Edinburgh, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, Fort William, then finishing with a night in the Yorkshire Dales before heading back to Berkshire. We worked out we did about 1600 miles! Ember was absolutely brilliant, very comfortable with everything we could have needed for our travels. We felt very special traveling about with Ember, she attracted a lot of attention, everyone loved her :) Thank you Hayley for being fantastic throughout, we would highly recommend you and Ember and hope to book again soon.
We found the vehicle via a google search and booked Coast for our daughters festival themed wedding as transport for the bridesmaids. The communication and customer service via Hayley was outstanding from start to finish and made the whole process stress free for us. Coast was immaculately clean and tidy for the day, the additional ribbons and decoration looked amazing. The camper attracted many admirers on route to the church, the venue and looked fabulous in our photos with our guests. We would definitely recommend the company and wish them every success in the future.
Ember 29.06.18 - 02.07.18
Back from a wonderful weekend at Harrys Field in the New Forest. We loved our adventure in the van. Florence (3 1/2) and Rowan (1 1/2) first time camping and they loved it! We had very hot weather and it was lovely to wake up cool instead of roasting like our fellow campers. Thank you Joyful Journeys and Harrys Field for a wonderful weekend.
Ember 25.06.18 - 29.06.18
We absolutely loved our trip to Woolacombe in North Devon with Ember. It has been my dream to own one for like EVER but this was the next best thing! We even share our name - very cool! Ember was clean, comfy and my happy 40th birthday biscuits were very thoughtful. I'm sad to be home. she looks quite at home sat on my driveway! Thank you so much
Me and my wife used Joyful Journeys for our honeymoon and were given the van Coast. They were really easy to book with and gave us a tutorial of the van before we drove off to Cornwall for 5 days. The van itself was great to drive once you get used to the long gear stick, and was actually really cheap to fill with petrol. We opted to go with the additional awning which provided great extra space and couldn't be any easier to erect as there are no poles involved. The bed was comfortable and was again really easy to make. We will definitely be using Joyful Journeys again and look forward to the next adventure with them!
Really enjoyed taking dear old Coast to Latitude. He got a lot of admirers. Thanks for your immaculate van and your attention to detail - especially the special camper biscuits!
We had a beautiful week in Dorset. Camped at Longthorne Farm an excellent spot for Lulworth Cove. Had coffee and cakes in the car park care of Ember. Lovely to be able to make a brew at any time. Moved over to Home Farm camp site near West Bexington Beach. The camper van is easy to pack up and move to the next stop.The tent/awning made for great storage for all our stuff and great sleeping arrangements for our daughter.The van is really well equipped. The plates and bowls of such good quality. I particularly liked the collapsible washing up bowl. Hayley has not skimped on any thing. Nice touch the biscuits. It was a pleasure to hire such a wonderful camper van.
We had a great time in Ember and will definitely look to hire from you again. The kids are keen to hire Coast! Your customer service is superb and we really appreciated the extra special details like the "Happy Birthday" biscuits since we were celebrating my husbands birthday! Ember is obviously well looked after and was a pleasure to spend time in. Thanks once again.
We had a fantastic time with Ember in Whitstable, Tankerton, Densole & Dover. She's a good girl. We look forward to making another tripand will be recommending the experience to our friends.
We had a fantastic time, Ember is awesome everyone wanted to stop, chat and have a look at her. We felt the bees knees at the campsite with her. It was our first time camping as a family, it looked like we had all the gear and no idea at times. We would definitely recommend and book again!
Ember 04.04.18 - 06.04.18
We rented Ember for a day and a night in order celebrate my son's 16th birthday. He has been fascinated by VW campervans for many years and so this day made the perfect excuse me to drive him and a couple of close friends to the South Coast on what, I am sure, was the first real decent day of 2018. Ember was the star, she is beautifully equipped and fabulously well maintained. Hayley and Richard smoothed the path of the administration with courteous and timely communications. They were even so kind as to let us collect Ember the evening before, which meant my son and friends had two nights of slumber experience VW style. Thank You!
Adventures with Joyful Journeys Coast - May 2018
A lovely blog from one of our customers hiring Coast for the week with their beautiful dog Harry.
Click below to read all about their experience:
What an adventure, we have had a fabulous holiday in the New Forest with our two little ones. Coast has been a pleasure to holiday in. Everything you could want and need to hand - even the retro biscuits. Who could have predicted the heatwave. Thank you Hayley for all your assistance, nothing to much trouble. Hope to book another adventure soon
We have just rented Coast for a week and had a great time. We took a scenic drive to Hastings and onto Margate. Coast was fully equipped an Hayley even provided milk and cupcakes, which were very welcome with a cup of tea once we had pitched. From our initial enquiry to delivering Coast back to his home everything was very easy to sort out, nothing was too much trouble and Hayley was always very prompt at answering any questions we had. We would both recommend Joyful Journeys, thanks for the memories Coast.
Coast 06.04.18-08.04.18 - Wedding Hire
We had such a lovely time in Ember, hopping around the Lake district & passing the Yorkshire Dales on our way home...What a lovely way to see the country :-) At first it took some getting used to being in such small proximity, but by the end we were swanning around each other as if it was 2 bedroom house! It's a lovely lifestyle. We had many a cosy night listening to to the pitter patter on the roof and some cosy mornings drinking tea in bed whilst looking out at the beautiful surroundings!Thankyou!
Coast - 09.09.17-10.09.17
Coast was well named for our trip to Brighton. All the arrangements worked perfectly and the cake and milk were a nice touch. Coast was a pleasure to drive and provided us with a great base for our trip to the beach for Fish and Chips and a paddle. We will certainly hire again.
Coast - 26.08.17-28.08.17
Thank you very much! We loved the cake and the fresh milk that Coast came with. She came so well equipped and you were both so helpful. Coast was a pleasure to drive and sailed merrily along on our trip to Herefordshire. It was a great adventure. The kids loved it and so did the dog. Thank you.
It was a fab weekend and our daughter was delighted when she saw Coast. I had kept the transport a secret and she said it was perfectas did her husband. Most people took photos of both Coast and the extremely happy couple in front of Coast
We booked Coast for a spontaneous road trip toWales to visit our family. Our children absolutely loved the experience and the trips to the beach for a paddle and ice creams. Coast is immaculate and well equipped we will definitely be looking at hiring Coast again next summer. Hayley was very helpful we would recommend Joyful Journeys.
Ember - 24.08.17-28.08.17
Goodbye Ember! We had a fantastic weekend in North Wales; in Snowdonia mountains and at the beach. You were our little mountain goat. No hill too high, no field too muddy. No traffic jam too long. It was a pleasure to wake up dry, bite free, warm and cosy. Ready for a hassle free cooked breakfast. Have you ever been to Dorset? We'll take you there next time.
Coast - 22.07.17-26.07.17
Thanks so much again for hiring Coast to us, we were amazed by his perfection!
Ember - 21-07.17 - 29.07-17
Driving throughout Devon and Cornwall inside a classic camper van had always been one of my 'must do’s' with my children. They had no idea we were collecting a camper vanand when we turned up to collect Ember they were so excited !! It has been one of the best holidays yet ! Hayley thought of everything and we could not have asked for more. If you are considering a trip, I recommend Joyful Journeys !!
Coast - 29.06.17-02.07.17
Having just spent a long weekend travelling both Devon and Cornwall wecan’t recommend Coast enough.The camper was super well equipped with all facilities provided to a very high standard. The ability to move freely between locations was a doddle with easy set-up between day and night configurations as well as being a pleasure to drive and eat up the miles. Coastwill be highly recommended to our friends and family. Hayley is brilliant and nothing is too much trouble. We are already looking into the calendar to take Coast out on our next adventure!