Asda sometimes still sell cheap VHS models, as does Richer Sounds. However, some of these are not "high quality" - one or other of them isn't nicam stereo. Are you able to borrow one from a friend ? The reason I'm suggesting this is, from painful experience, you need to get as good a quality at the first stage as you can. I did loads of transfers from VHS using my newer Sharp VHS machine, only to find out that the older machine produced a far superior image... I'd done thirty tapes... should I bother redoing them was my dilemma...
You may find it not much more expensive to buy a dual VHS and DVD machine - again I did see a cheapie in Asda - because that would do the job quickly and easily, and have resale value.
Richer Sounds link to VHS (& DVD) recorders
Asda linkto online
BUT the model I saw in store was £29:99 (and from a look at it was all singing).