Wellhouse Leisure campervan Ford Le Tour Van Adventure Edition front exterior

Campervan sales boom at Wellhouse Leisure despite the lockdown


Wellhouse Leisure, the campervan converter, is booming in the lockdown. 

In South Yorkshire, the campervan specialist had record sales last month. They sold more campervans in a day than they’ve ever sold. Enquiries for new and used models are also strong.

With the social distancing regulations, customers realise a campervan is an ideal way to deal with the rules. It’s unlikely that Brits can travel abroad for much of this year. And, the British public realises a campervan is a superb way to enjoy days out or UK holidays post-lockdown. 

CEO of Wellhouse Leisure, David Elliott, said:

“We set a new sales record last week by selling seven of our campervans in one day. That’s the most we’ve ever sold in one day since we started the business 18 years ago. It’s a really positive sign for us, the camping and caravanning industry, UK tourism and the economy.”

Campervan expansion plans

With sales so strong, Wellhouse Leisure is making changes to its business. David added:

“With social distancing likely to be in place for several months, a campervan is the perfect way to travel independently, and we now feel positive enough about the future that we’ve decided to expand to new, larger premises, and will be moving to a new factory and showroom six miles away (but still in Yorkshire) in July.”

Their new factory (in Baugh Green near Barnsley) is 16,000 sq ft, an extra 9,000 sq ft on their existing site. On the new site, they will have offices, a showroom, a parts warehouse, and a bigger display forecourt. 

Perfect for social distancing

Ford Evie from Wellhouse Leisure
The Wellhouse Leisure Ford Evie

Wellhouse Leisure has vans which sit on Ford or Toyota chassis. Their models feature a pop-up roof, Italian-designed furniture, and a kitchen with cooker and sink. Plus, you can convert the crash-tested rear seats into a double bed. 

Their models start at around £20,000 for a used model conversion, like the Toyota Alphard. The Wellhouse Leisure Ford Transit Custom-based campervan costs about £55,000.

David Elliott said:

“Everyone is looking forward to being able to travel again, but I think people are put off flying, cruises and going abroad for a while, so are considering UK holidays with the freedom of a campervan instead.”

On 1st June, the Wellhouse Leisure showroom re-opens for visitors to view their campervans. 
Find out more either by calling 01484 861100 or email david@wellhouseleisure.com. Visit their website here: www.wellhouseleisure.com

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