February 07, 2011 19:00 ET

Motorhomers Reveal Their Perfect Valentine's Day Motorhome Date

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 7, 2011) - Hot on the heels of the staycation and glamping trends, Safeguard can report an increase in partners taking their loved ones on romantic trips, with a surge of motorhome insurance enquiries in the run up to this year's Valentine's Day.

To mark this new trend, Safeguard has undertaken a survey to discover the perfect companion and location for a motorhome date this Valentine's Day. The online survey of 1,200 customers found that the nation's preferred motorhome date would be Colin Firth, whilst camping together at Parkfoot Caravan and Camping Park in the Lake District.

Comedian Peter Kay came in as runner up for a second year running, whilst other holiday companions for a Valentine's Day date that made the grade included George Clooney and Carol Vorderman. The list unsurprisingly featured three destinations in the Lake District, resulting in the Lakes being named the most romantic touring destination in the country.

Favourite companions and locations were as follows:

  1. Colin Firth (28%)
  2. Peter Kay (23%)
  3. Carol Vorderman (21%)
  4. George Clooney (15%)
  5. Nigella Lawson (9%)
  6. Jamie Oliver (4%)
  1. Parkfoot Caravan and Camping Park in the Lake District (24%)
  2. Wooda Farm Holiday Park, Bude North Cornwall, Bude campsite (21%)
  3. Side Farm, Lake District (20%)
  4. Wasdale Head, Lake District (17%)
  5. Shell Island, Gwynedd, Wales (10%)
  6. Troytown farm, St Agnes, Isles of Scilly (8%)

Rita Sadler, Safeguard Manager, said "Motorhomes often take people to beautiful and romantic destinations and make them the perfect trip for Valentine's Day. When taking your loved one on a romantic trip, always make sure that you are aware of any safety issues in your motorhome, particularly taking extra care when cooking Valentine's dinner and of course, around any candles".

Notes to editors:

  • Safeguard is the specialist Caravan and Motorhome division of Swinton Group Limited.
  • Safeguard has over 25 years specialist insurance experience and was recently voted 'Insurer of the Year' by one of the most popular motorhome magazines
  • With 603 branches nationwide Swinton is the largest high street insurance retailer
  • Safeguard has an award winning website www.safeguarduk.co.uk

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