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If you are looking for a fantastic car hire company in the Devon area, then look no further than Simple Car & Van Rental. With over 25 years of Rental experience, you can be sure you will receive customer service that is not to be beaten.

Hewitt Hire Ltd and Budget combine the strengths of one of the world’s largest rental brands together with an outstanding local knowledge, flexibility and great value for money, so you can be sure to be getting the best deal possible!

We have a large range of vehicles for hire including small cars, large family cars and prestige vehicles. We also cater for those wishing to hire a more commercial vehicle, with all size of vans and mini buses available. Please call us today to discuss the vast vehicle range available in more detail.

If you would like to discuss what is available in your area then please do not hesitate to get in touch. We can be contacted by either using the telephone number at the top of this page, or by using the handy form on the “Contact Us” section of the website.

Cheap Campervan Hire

Unbeatable price on our campervan rental options and total freedom to go anywhere you want. Unbeatable experience with all our roadtrip options.

It is the best Budget & SIMPLE accommodation can find for your roadtrips. Eat, sleep and chill...the SIMPLE way!

Simply open the door for an instant fully equipped kitchen. Pop up the table for easy meals and cosy van talk. Store your stuff away in large cupboards. Relax and enjoy a huge bed for a perfectly Wicked night.

SimpleCamperhire offers the ultimate roadtrip experience. We provide the perfect accommodation you need for your travel in Europe. Getting around is easy in a SIMPLE campervan. More freedom than an organised tour for less than half the price. Our campervan is the most flexible way to get around UK, Scotland, and all over Europe. Cheaper than a package tour or bus and hostels! SIMPLE camper van rental is based in the Westcountry but we do have a nationwide reach, We are just a phone call away.

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Budget 2018: £30bn funding to improve roads

| 31st October 2018 | Blogging

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| 28th September 2018 | Blogging

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