About Solent VW Campers

Sally and Ian would like to welcome you to Solent VW Campers, a small family run business led by VW enthusiasts. We hire out modern beautifully converted VW camper vans.

We are located on the south coast between Portsmouth and Southampton at Stubbington, half a mile from the beach at Lee on the Solent.

We are lucky to have endless local attractions including the Historic Ships in Portsmouth Dockyard, the New Forest, the Isle of Wight and the Jurassic Coast to name just a few. Check out the local attractions page.

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We have always enjoyed the outdoor life

We have always enjoyed the outdoor life and have been camping for many years. We started with a frame  tent with our two young girls moving on to Caravanning and towing to France and Spain for our annual holidays. Selling our caravan was a sad day but we had had enough of towing, preferring the freedom and flexibility that comes with a camper van.

Our first van, “Dermot”, a Raven blue LWB was converted from a Kombi van to a ’Chesil’  Camper by Vanworx at Portland which has really worked well for us.

We have since covered many miles and made numerous memories on road trips and days out enjoying walking, hiking cycling, water sports and on some days just finding a quiet spot and chilling with a barbecue or picnic and maybe a beer or a G and T!

Whatever it is that you enjoy we are confident that you will also love it and will create your own road trips to remember…


Dermot is our personal van and a valued member of our Team.

Ian spent over a year painstakingly searching for him. He particularly wanted a Raven blue twin slider, long wheel base kombi van which proved very difficult to find. Eventually Dermot was found in 2010 in Belfast. He had low mileage and had never even ventured out of the city! Well that was about to change….. Ian flew to Belfast and drove him back home the same day, with a big grin from ear to ear! Dermot’s first road trip of many!

A couple of years later, Dermot was treated to a bespoke Chesil makeover at Vanworx.

Dermot will be accompanying us as a demo van at various shows, together with our other vans if they are available. The shows are a great place to have a friendly chat with us and see how things work in the campers. They give a good insight to those who are not familiar with VW campervans.

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We’d love to help you with any questions you may have.