August 2017.

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Here’s some most wanted answers.

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  • What is the MINI Countryman?

    The MINI Countryman is the SUV from MINI.

    Built for adventure, the new MINI Countryman can turn any weekend into an expedition. Available as a rugged 4-wheel or 2-wheel drive, it loves the city, but lives for its time in the country.

  • What is the MINI Room with a View campaign?

    MINI has teamed up with VisitEngland and Visit Wales to offer money-can’t-buy overnight stays in a specially-designed MINI Countryman.

    MINI’s biggest car will be equipped with a special rooftop tent to provide an exclusive ‘Room with a view’ of areas of outstanding natural beauty – in locations normally off limits to the public.

    Members of the public are being given the chance to stay in three of the UK’s most beautiful places: Durdle Door on the world famous Jurassic Coast in Dorset; stunning Cheddar Gorge with a backdrop of dramatic cliffs in Somerset; and the majestic glacial mountain range of Snowdonia in Wales.

  • Who is Finn Beales?

    Finn Beales was our photographer for Room with a View. He also got to stay the night on top our the MINI Countryman with his son Harlan which we captured on film.

    Finn is an award-winning photographer based in the Black Mountains of Wales where he lives with his wife and two children.

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  • How are VisitEngland and Visit Wales involved?

    VisitEngland and Visit Wales are the official marketing partners for ‘Room with a View’.

    MINI worked with VisitEngland and Visit Wales to identify three stunning and iconic locations for the winners to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • How do I enter?

    The competition is now closed.

  • When can I enter?

    The competition is now closed.


    For competition terms and conditions, visit

  • The locations – Durdle Door, Dorset

    Wake up in the spacious MINI Countryman surrounded by acres of private land and soak up the spectacular views of sunrise over Durdle Door. Situated overlooking the iconic arch and beaches of the Jurassic Coast your luxury accommodation offers a one-of-a-kind experience set to the gentle lapping of the waves.

  • The locations – Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

    Perched 450ft up on top of Cheddar Gorge, the MINI Countryman offers panoramic views while providing you with all the amenities you’d come to expect from a luxury glamping retreat. Sleep tucked up in your well-equipped cocoon before stepping out into the wilds of the Mendip Hills.

  • The locations – Snowdonia, Wales

    If the prospect of a perfect sunrise over breakfast sounds like your way to start the day, then head to the epic landscape of Snowdonia. The spacious MINI Countryman will provide ample shelter and comfort amongst the glacially sculpted valleys and looking over the stunning Ffynnon Llugwy lake.

  • If I win, how will I be contacted?

    You will be contacted by phone and email.

  • How long is the trip?

    Winners of the competition will spend one night and one day at one of the locations.

  • Is food provided?

    As part of the competition prize, guests will receive one breakfast and one dinner.

  • How do I get there if I win?

    Travel is included in the prize – so you will be able to get from your home address to your specific location free of charge. Form of travel will be determined by your location e.g. train or bus.

  • If I win the competition, what is included?

    As part of the prize, you will get: 1 x dinner, 1 x breakfast, 1 x activity, 1 x overnight stay in The MINI Countryman and AUTOHOME tent

  • If I win, can I bring a guest?

    Each winner can bring one guest for the stay (minimum age of guest is 9 years old), which will be valid for the designated day only.

  • Can I camp in the three locations if I don’t win?

    Since this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the winners, camping at the specific locations in Durdle Door, Cheddar Gorge and Snowdonia is not permitted outside the competition dates. But don’t worry – this isn’t the end of your adventure, it’s just the beginning. Because no one knows the wild like VisitEngland and Visit Wales, and they’ve pulled together some of the most incredible adventure trails and activities this country has to offer which you can find on

  • Where can i find out more information about the Autohome?

  • Is it compatible with any other MINI in the range?

    No, the AUTOHOME is only compatible with the MINI Countryman.

  • How much is the Autohome?

    The AUTOHOME costs approximately £2,200.00 plus shipping and installation costs at your local MINI retail centre.

  • Does it come with any accessories?

    The tent comes with a mattress, 2 pillows, interior pocket storage pockets and an LED light.

  • Do I need anything else to fit the AUTOHOME to my MINI Countryman?

    Yes, you will need genuine MINI Accessory roof rails with an adaptor kit (sold separately from your local MINI retailer).

  • Can I buy an AUTOHOME from my local MINI Retailer?

    Unfortunately no, these are only available from an independent retailer.

  • Where is the AUTOHOME sold from?