We have lots of lovely customers take our van. Please have a read of some their testimonials listed below to hear about their advantures experience.

 

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We had a great time touring the Isle of Skye in Brad the Advanture Campervan. Brad has been thoughtfully and tastefully converted and was very comfortable for our family of 4. The children enjoyed sleeping in the ‘top bunk’. Given the size and congestion of the roads in Skye in August I was pleased not to be driving a campervan that was any larger. Colleen and Jack made the experience of hiring the van a pleasure and I would throughly recommend the whole ‘Advanture’ experience.
Simon & Family

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Just to say that we had a brilliant holiday with Bruce, despite the incredible 24hr 60mph rain storms, we kept dry and cosy and not too squashed in Bruce. He drove beautifully and we managed I think 720 miles, Skye, Lewis, Harris. High points were the Quirang on Skye and the beaches on Harris, plus the fascinating life of the weavers on Harris. Plus an eagle in the distance at Richonicoch. Wonderful! We will certainly return. Thank you! Michael & Susanne

 

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We had a fantastic trip in Matilda. It was obvious from the outset that she had been built with a lot of attention to detail that made for a very comfortable trip. We loved being able to pull off the road where we wanted, having everything we needed on board. Despite some very wild weather, we stayed cosy and dry, watching the wild storms sweeping in. And when the sun came out, we had only to open the doors to fully appreciate the beauty of the surroundings. 
Many thanks, we look forward to our next trip! Catherine & Mike

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A great experience all round.  Bruce was ideal for a trip round the north coast, and all the contact I had with Colleen and Jack was just what you want – friendly and professional.  Use them! Catherine

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“From our initial enquiry, we couldn’t have asked for better service from Colleen and Jack at Advantures.
Their vans are thoughtfully equipped and beautifully presented, with everything we could need down to tea and coffee, and even teacakes!
Jack took care to ensure we knew how to operate everything, which was really helpful, then we were on our way for the best holiday we have had in Scotland.
The van was comfortable and easy to drive, especially on narrower roads, and visibility is great for enjoying the views.
Having the bike rack meant we could take turns cycling and driving through some of the best scenery in the UK, stopping here and there for a swim in a loch or coffee and cakes.

10 out of 10, thank you for a great holiday and we hope to book again soon”. Kevin & Nikki June 2016

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“Friendly, informative and helpful – we were very much at ease hiring the van from Jack and Colleen. It felt like we were borrowing a van from friends rather than hiring a van from a rental company. The converted van was perfect for travelling the Scottish Highland roads, loads of power and not too big to handle on the single winding tracks. The camper conversion is everything you would ever need – simple and easy to use even for novice campers like us. They are also dog-friendly, which was great for us to bring along our 15year old dog. Most of all it allowed us to travel and see some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland in the comfort of a well converted van.

Thanks so much Jack and Colleen for your hard work and filling a much needed gap in the market”.
Sally and Andy and Saffy! June 2016

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“We had never rented a campervan before so I was a bit nervous about driving but 50 miles of single track road later and I felt like a pro! Essentially, the van will go anywhere a car will go, the large mirrors give good visibility when reversing.
We had a fantastic weekend in the north west of Scotland. The camper is well designed, the bed is very comfortable and cooking and washing up etc was easy. The folding BBQ was great. It was so nice to just rock up to a campsite, put the kettle on, open the rear doors and enjoy the view!
Colleen and Jack were very professional and friendly so would definitely recommend and hire again” Denise & Mike May 2016

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‘Our whole experience with Advantures has been personable and faultless and we would highly recommend Jack, Colleen and Matilda to all campervanners (or wannabes) out there!. The character, warmth and brightness of Matilda provided us with a welcomed, cosy haven amongst the ever-changing wild skies on Skye! Everything is so well thought out, fitted and I loved the curtain fabric choice =) – lovely attention to detail. Thank you for sharing all your hard work; we’re excited to see how your van projects develop. Look forward to renting from you again in the future. Jen & Fraser April 2016

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“Right from the start, Jack and Colleen at Advantures provided an excellent service.  From really friendly and helpful pre-trip e-mails, to helpful pick-ups and drop-offs, we loved the service.  Matilda stole our hearts: she was warm, snug and comfortable and transported us safely around the North Coast 500.  She is designed and converted so well: we loved the decor and ease of use.  We stayed in some beautiful spots, our favourites being Durness and Mellon Udrigle.  The only downside of our holiday was that the weather was beautiful so we only had one morning snuggled in the cosy bed waiting for the rain to stop!

We are recommending Advantures to friends and family in both Scotland and the south: we wish you the best of luck with the business”  Gwen & Mark
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“We hired Matilda for 4 nights for a trip to the West Coast and Skye. Jack and Colleen made everything very easy for us right from the word go with the booking. When we arrived we were given a detailed tour of the van and shown where everything was and how everything worked. We especially liked the personal touches in the van such as the books, the eggs and the irn bru. They really have thought of everything. Jack and Colleen were keen to share their knowledge of campsites and routes with us which we took full advantage of. Matilda was a great van to drive and we had a great time away with some real adventures. The only thing that let us down was the Scottish weather but it was October so probably better than could have been expected – and there were no midges! We thoroughly recommend the Applecross Campsite and the Applecross Inn – the Eton mess is worth the drive over the Bealach na Ba! We also stayed at the Sligachan campsite and ate in the Sligachan Inn where we were made to feel right at home. We hope to hire Matilda again for more adventures!” Sarah

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We hired Matilda in late September for a week long trip along the west coast from Applecross to Durness. The van is great, with everything you need, and is set up to make the most out of the space whilst still being small enough to drive easily on the highland roads. We took our labrador with us and he slept happily on the floor by the door. We would love to come back as we feel there’s lots we didn’t fit in, and the highlands are such a great place to spend time.
Colleen and Jack are very professional and the whole process of booking, pick up etc was made very easy. I’m confident we wouldn’t find a better value, or better equipped van anywhere else. Dan & Michaela

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We had a wonderful 3 day wild camping experience with Bruce, travelling from Inverness to John OGroats, across to Durness and down to Ullapool before returning to Inverness. Bruce is very well equipped, easy to drive on the single track roads, surprisingly spacious and beautifully comfy and cosy against all the Scottish weather can throw at you. Jack and Colleen have made a wonderful job of converting him from his builders van origins and provide a superb level of customer service from start to finish. If you are looking for a similar adventure…. don’t hesitate in booking with Advantures!
We hope to have another holiday with Bruce very soon! Graham & Clare

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Bruce was fabulous! He served us well on the spectacular drives through Harris, Lewis and Skye. The books were really useful and the van was well stocked with everything we needed for a brilliant campervan trip.
Jack and Colleen were great to deal with and we would definitely recommend using advantures again for any Scottish trips.  Chris and Lucy, London

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We took Matilda for an adventure up to the northern Highlands and to the Isle of Skye in July. First of all we have to say, that Matilda is very very comfortable because of its beautiful design and all the love Colleen & Jack put into building and designing it. That’s why we felt nice and cosy all along on our trip. Also the van was perfect for every weather condition, because you can cook inside and hide from the midges. Above that it provides all the things you need, like a map, a book with the nicest camping spots in Scotland and a Travel Guide. What else is there to say? 

One very important thing: The contact with Colleen and Jack was from the beginning to the end really friendly and helpful. They were very flexible about the the pick up place and time and the return of the van, what makes it much easier when you on holidays in a foreign country and even took us to the bus station when we continued our trip to Fort William. Thank you very much.

 We’ve had a wonderful time and it was a pleasure to meet you. Anna & Christopher

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Would just like to thank you very much for the hire of the van. We really enjoyed our weekend at Belladrum and having the van made it even better. It was very comfortable and warm, had everything that we needed in it. Would recommend you to friends and family and will probably hire a van from you again. Costumer service was excellent and any queries we had were answered promptly. 

 Thanks again and maybe see you in the future for another advanture! Regards Steven and Kelly

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In mid-July we hired Matilda for a 5-day adventure into the unknown (also known as the west coast of Scotland).  Neither of us had been campervanning before, nor explored the west coast – how daring were we?!

If we were worried then we shouldn’t have been.  Matilda was meticulously kitted out with everything we could need; a bed, cooking facilities, fridge, sink, table, chairs, guidebooks and even a selection of sauces!  Every inch of space was made the most of and even this untidy pair were forced to adhere to the “a place for everything and everything in its place” maxim.

 Matilda was a joy to drive and we soon appreciated the freedom that having a campervan gives you.  We were forced to change our (very tentative) plans early on but it didn’t matter because we just took a different road and saw different sights.  Oh, the sights…  I’ve lived in Scotland all my life but never saw it like this.  A glorious vista all set to a soundtrack of purple foxgloves on the roadsides which seemed to follow us everywhere we went.  There was even a small moment of symmetry when at one point, on a remote stretch of road, who should we pass coming in the opposite direction but Matilda’s little brother, Bruce!

Gorgeous scenery, generous weather and an apparent strike by the local midge population all contributed to a wonderful week on the west coast, courtesy of Matilda (and of course Jack and Colleen).  Thank you all. 

We look forward to waltzing with Matilda again sometime. Jamie & Graham

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July 2015
I have just returned from the most fantastic campervan holiday, having hired ‘Bruce’ from Jack and Colleen at Advantures for a week long adventure with my two 5 year old sons. Jack and Colleen have created a very warm and friendly company, they are really great to deal with, looked after us perfectly, and made sure we had everything we needed to get us on our way. 
 
The van was the perfect size for us and for Scottish single track roads. The interior is brilliantly designed, creatively functional, warm, cosy and quirky! There is lots of storage space and the van is very economical on fuel. Bruce became home for a week providing everything we needed to create our own special trip and adventure. Bruce even became a tiny cinema for a night when we invited some campsite friends in to watch a film!
 
We took Bruce to Auchmelvich and then up the Bealach na Ba to wild camp on the Applecross pininsula, following the sun, avoiding the midgies and waking up to the most beautiful views across to Raasay, Skye and the Cullins. The boys loved being able to sit up front in the cab and navigate. One of the most fun and memorable holidays I have ever had, it just ended too soon, and we had to give Bruce back!
 
We will definitely hire Bruce or Matilda again from Advantures, and recommend them to friends. We wish Jack and Colleen all success with their very creative and adventurous business.
 
Julie, Finn and Mylo

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We recently hired Bruce for an advanture.
 We were intrigued that Colleen and Jack had converted the van themselves,many moons ago we did the same ourselves. They have made a really good job, compact but lacking nothing with lots of really nice touches.
The van is absolutely ideal for the wee highland roads, a big motor home would be a nightmare on those roads! The scenery was fantastic, we had forgotten how beautiful the north west is.
I am extremely grateful for their patience and understanding throughout the booking procedure as I am not into modern tech and because it was a surprise for my husband I was in foreign territory! Everything worked really well.
Thank you both for enabling us to have a super nostalgic trip and our very best wishes for your future success. Libby and Neil, June 2015.

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“Got to say, we had a fantastic time touring the north of Scotland in Matilda (Tilly). She was reliable, comfortable, practical and good fun! Thumbs up from us..”  Chris & Suz May 2015

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“We spent a splendid 10 days touring Glenelg, Skye, Hebrides and Ullapool and Bruce was everything our home required including great style. It was my first campervan holiday and I can’t wait for my next. Jack and Colleen have thought of everything and were really helpful and friendly. Well done Advantures” Fiona and Dagmar May 2015

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“We thoroughly enjoyed our short break in this well equipped camper. From the easy pick-up through to the convenient drop-off the folk at Advanture couldn’t be more helpful. The camper was just what we needed for our West Highland adventure. A far more user friendly outfit than some of the larger campervan rental companies we have encountered.” Frazer, Karen & Sophie.

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“In November 2014 we hired Bruce to travel over to a party on the West Coast of Scotland so that we could have a comfortable space we could call our own for the weekend. And it was definitely that! The van has been designed and adapted with comfort in mind. We had all the necessary gadgets to hand and space for luggage to be tucked away when necessary. It was November and pretty cold but we opted not to use the heater – a little chilly at the start of the night but cosy by the time you were settled in bed! I would definitely use Bruce again – competitive pricing, a really good tour of the van prior to setting off and easy collection/drop-off in Inverness.” Karen & Dan

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“Had a brilliant week cooking, sleeping and touring around the Inner and Outer Hebrides in Bruce the camper van. A great drive, easy to handle around country lanes and park up for wild camping. The bookshelf also came in very useful and helped us discover some great little beaches and wild swims. Can’t wait to go back, thanks!” Erica and Pete

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“We spent two days touring the highlands of Scotland in the Advantures campervan, from Inverness to Ben Nevis, Glenfinnan, Oban and back up to Eilean Donan, and it was a blast! It was our first time travelling in a camper van and if we ever do it again, it will be hard to top the experience we had with Advantures!

Jack and Colleen were really helpful and showed us thoroughly beforehand all the ins and outs of the van and even went on a wee test drive with us. They went above and beyond kitting this van out. It is the most spacious van we looked at, and even when it was raining, we had no problems cooking our meals, as the kitchen is comfortably fitted inside the van. Because it’s a converted transit van, the ceilings were even high enough for me to stand up inside. It was so much fun cooking in their crafty little kitchen, sitting down for dinner at the table and padded bench seats, which then cleverly convert into a double bed at night. Not to mention how beautifully decorated the camper is! I have never seen such stylish décor inside of a camper…it is really one of a kind. From the hand-made curtains and cushions, to the yellow painted and wood finishes, and Scottish-themed pictures on the walls – all of the touches added to the coziness of the van, it felt like a true little home on wheels. They even included a wee library of camper van tour books and recipe books for the road, which were a great read in between the major attractions.

It was very refreshing to experience travelling in such a bespoke, boutique service. After the trip we thought about moving into one permanently because we loved staying in it so much, haha! Thanks so much Jack and Colleen for the best road trip ever!” Alyssa & Martin

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“A huge thank you to Colleen and Jack for a wonderful ‘AdVANture’! They genuinely cared about every little detail and made us feel so welcome in our little ‘home’ for the week. The van is beautifully finished and they took care to make sure that we were comfortable and happy with how everything worked before we set out. We felt really secure in the van at night and it was nice to know that we could call them at any time if we had any queries.

Beforehand we were a little worried about how well we would get on in such a small space with lots of outdoor kit, but the van had such clever storage solutions that it felt surprisingly spacious. (They even included foldable table and chairs for sitting out in the sunshine, although because it was March we did use the wonderful wee heater more often on our trip!).

We are both still amazed that Colleen and Jack did all the work converting the van themselves, they created a super-friendly and unique hand-crafted holiday home on wheels! We would highly recommend AdVANtures to anyone looking for a reliable and fun campervan experience with a wonderfully quirky and personal twist.”  Lizzie and Mike                                                                   

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