Catching waves on a motorhome break

The motorhome in Cornwall
The motorhome in Cornwall
On the evening of October 23,1970 two tankers collided six miles south of the Isle of Wight. 13 crewmen died.

Flames from the oil tanker Pacific Glory could be seen from Portsdown Hill

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Choosing a good holiday is like buying a house – it’s all about the location, location, location.

Wake in the morning to a picture postcard view of a stunning beach scene framed in your bedroom window and get lulled to sleep by the sound of rolling waves on the shore.

Life doesn’t get much better.

And it’s easy to make it a reality – just take your holiday home with you and choose your perfect setting.

There’s no tiresome unpacking, check-ins or queues and no compromise with the added comfort of the Marquis Lifestyle 686 motorhome, from the new 2013 range.

Your holiday starts as soon as you arrive . . . in fact sooner. Even the journey is an adventure.

We piled four children in the back and set off on a five-hour trip to Cornwall.

It was only the more leisurely, spacious seating which made us brave enough to face it.

They loved the freedom of not being crammed into a car with luggage piled around them.

We loved it too. The front seats are as comfy as an armchair, with lumbar support for the driver.

Dad even got to feel like a ‘trucky’ as he mastered the controls of a six-berth motorhome on the open road.

All he needed was the truckers’ horn to complete his new image!

You can watch the world go by from the huge windows and high-up vantage point, which made it feel more like a touring trip than another boring drive.

With two seating areas and even a full-sized cooker, you could take this motorhome anywhere.

Stay at ‘home’ or travel abroad . . . the world is your oyster, whatever takes your fancy.

We parked on a rugged clifftop overlooking the beach at surfers’ paradise Polzeath and had plenty of room to pack surfboards for dad and the children and reclining garden chairs for mum to watch them from the motorhome’s ‘garden’.

And when it came to bedtime, three double beds comfortably slept six of us with a fun bunk arranged over the driving seat and master suite at the back.

A loo and shower on board meant we didn’t even have to stumble to the campsite’s on-site facilities.

The Marquis Lifestyle motorhome proved to be an easy way to take a large family on holiday and has certainly widened our horizons for the future.

Jane and her family stayed in a Marquis Lifestyle 686 motorhome, which sleeps six and has a 2.3l turbo diesel engine. Prices start from £42,495. For more details see marquismotorhomes.co.uk or call 0800 026 7777.

Marquis Motorhomes will be celebrating its 40th year at Paultons Park on the edge of the New Forest this weekend (9.30am-5.30pm today and 10am-4pm tomorrow).

See new models and quality pre-owned motorhomes that come with a three-year unlimited mileage AutoMarq warranty.