Hymer’s return to the UK caravan market after a three-year break brought three Nova LuxusLine models, one of which was this, the 465. From the outside it is instantly recognisable as a Hymer, with its house graphic of three horizontal bars.

It looks strong and well finished and is backed by a two-year parts warranty and another for six years against water ingress. But £23,000 is a lot of money for a 5m-long van, so how does it compare with Britain’s finest?