Hello there, I am gallivanting landscape photographer in my spare time and use 'Jade' to drive about the UK camping and exploring nature and the countryside. Hopefully you will enjoy campervaning as much as I do :)
Natasha was very informative and helpful for our first van holiday. 'Jade' was extremely easy to drive and was warmer than we expected; we didn't need to use the heater but it was there if we needed it. We've been thinking of buying an Alphard for a while so were giving it a real test - cooking all but one of our meals, and using free one night stopovers rather than sites. This van conversion was very well thought out, so we got some great tips.
It was our first time ever hiring a campervan, and we couldn't be happier with the experience. Natasha is lovely, she explained everything about the van and gave us some good advice for our trip. We had Jade for 6 days and we enjoyed a great freedom of movement. It's small enough to pass for a standard car in ferries, yet it's pretty well equipped. Thanks to the fridge and storage space we carried all of the food we needed to prepare breakfast and dinner seamlessly. The provided gas canister lasted throughout the trip, and the leisure battery that powers the lights and USB plugs never ran out (it recharges when the van is moving and through a solar panel). The 10 liters water deposit was a bit short, lasting a couple days using it mostly for dishwashing. The bed was superb, surprisingly comfortable and wide. However, Natasha told us she was planning to change the bed and water deposit, so this review might get outdated soon. Anyways, highly recommendable.