Minty

Minty is your very own time machine. Step into this cool, modern VW T5 and get transported straight into a 70s diner! Her retro orange and green interior will take you right back. Every last detail has been thought of, from the glorious floral 70s kettle to original 70s handles and coordinating fabrics throughout.

Minty has 5 belted seats and thanks to her pop-top, can sleep 2 adults and 2 children. All this comes in a compact package; anyone who has driven a T5 will tell you it’s not too different to driving a car.

So why not chuck your beach towels in the back, slip into her luxuriously upholstered seats and drive off to another place and time.

Essential Information

  • Collect from: Brighton, South East
  • Size: Compact
  • 5 belted seats
  • Sleeps = 2 Adults 2 Child(ren)
  • Rock and roll bed- Rear seats folds ou into a bed - 107cm x 181cm and a pop top- the roof raises and two children can sleep on carrymats (120cm x 200cm)
Europe
Shower
Festivals
Smoking
Pets
Tow bar
Heating
Air Con.
Built-in Toilet
London L.E.Z.

Prices for 2018 Low Low Mid Mid High
Mon-Thur (Day rate) £58 £71 £84 £98
Fri-Sun (Day rate) £81 £100 £118 £137
Weekend (3 days)
Week (7 days)
Min hire period 3 3 3 5

Notes: Prices may change without warning and for certain events will vary. Please click the 'Check availability' button to get an exact quote.

Further Information

  • Vehicle Type: Volkswagen , T5
  • Registration: emailed when you book
  • Engine:
    • Size: 1.9 litres
    • Fuel:Diesel
    • Fuel Efficiency: 40mpg
    • Transmission: Manual
    • Gears: 5
  • Size: 2.8m x 2.2m x 2.1m (LxWxH)
  • Weight:
    • Maximum: 2800kg
    • Unladen: 2300kg
    • Payload: kg

      Warning! Limited Payload. All drivers must be aware that with 5 belted seats the payload of this vehicle could be exceeded with normal use. It is the drivers responsibility to ensure that the total vehicle weight inlcuding driver, passengers and lugage, does not exceed 2800kg whilst on the road.

  • Belted seats: 5

Seating

Three belted seats in the front (including driver) and two further belted seats (with head rests) in the rear. All 5 seats have three point belts

Conversion Story

When I was little girl we had a much loved VW camper, in the true seventies style- green and orange. My memories of this van inspired Minty's interior design. She is modern and cool on the outside and retro and fun on the inside. Her units are painted in the exact same colour (with an added handful of sparkle) as Herbie the most famous VW. I also included original 60's and 70's VW grab handles and the classic VW tail badge on the top of the internal units. The door handles are imported from the states, it was the only place I could find exactly what I was looking for. My house is full of white my van is full of COLOUR! She is my little retro diner who creates conversation where ever I go...

Sleeping & Seating

Minty has a Rock and roll bed- Rear seats folds ou into a bed - 107cm x 181cm and a pop top- the roof raises and two children can sleep on carrymats (120cm x 200cm) which accommodates:

  • 2 adult(s)
  • 2 child(ren)

There is sociable seating for up to 4 people inside Minty .

Kitchen facilities

  • two gas hobs for cooking
  • Sink
  • Fridge: travel fridge 12v and 240v

Cooking Equipment

Everything you need is supplied for four people. Vintage orange melamine dinner and side plates and bowls . Matching tea cups and mugs. Plastic wine glasses and beakers. ALL THESE ARE TIMES FOUR. Matching milk jug and sugar bowl for afternoon tea! Three saucepans and a frying pan. Bottle and can opener. Viner cutlery for four. Chopping board and sharp knife. Colander for draining. Serving spoon and potato masher. Kettle and coffee pot. All matching and neatly stored in one cupboard.

Water is provided by: 10l portable container located in the cupboard under the sink pumped to sink with an electric tap.

Sanitary facilities

  • Shower: No

Electrical Facilities

  • Electrical Hookup (240v)
  • Leisure Battery
  • Solar panel charging.
  • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets

Audio Equipment

Car Stereo

Storage

Good storage cupboard for food and an additional cupboard all general cooking and dinning equipment (which is included). Cupboard for bedding. Small fridge. We will supply six large tubs/containers, we use one for shoes and one for coats which we generally keep in main area of van. We then have one each for all our personal clothes etc which we store under back seat.

Where is Minty?

Minty is conveniently located near the junction between the A23 and A27 on the edge of Brighton in a quiet residential area with easy street parking. Pick up from Preston Park Station, Brighton is available.
Address
9 High View Ave North
Patcham
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 8WR
Customer Car Parking
Street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Minty is usually parked.

Please note parking is provided at your own risk

For the full glamping experience the following extras are available to add to your booking when you make final payment.

Option Price
Camping Furniture (table and 4 x chairs) £15
Bedding for 2 £12
Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
Bedding for 4 £24

There is a tick box for each of the above on the booking form. Prices are per booking unless otherwise stated. All extras are subject to availability.

You will also be able to support Quirky Campers' ethical goals by making a donation to climate change prevention and mitigation projects - we suggest £2.50 per 100 miles. See our about us page for more details.

Minty has comprehensive insurance specifically for hiring of campervans that covers drivers which meet the following citeria:

Ages: between 23 and  75 years young
Nationality*: UK or EU driver’s licenses
Length held: Minimum 2 years
Points*: Up to two minor offenses in the past 5 years is OK (no more than 6 points)
Claims*: No more than 1 claim in the past 5 years

*NOTE: These items are flexible but the campervan owner will need to refer the driver's details to the insurer and may require some additional information. 

International Drivers from most countries can be covered but the excess is likely to be higher. USA, CA, NZ or AU have always been a yes and often with the standard excess.

The full booking form will ask for all the relevant details but feel free to drop us an email if you have any questions. There is an excess of between £500 and £1000 in the event of any damage to the vehicle. This amount is set by the insurer and is dependant on driver age, convictions, claims and country of issue (for a UK driver with a clean license it will be £500).

Full breakdown cover is also included – details are in the Campervan.

  • Take to Festivals: Yes
  • Smoking Policy: No Smoking, please.
  • European Travel: Permitted
  • London Low Emission Zone: Compliant

Travelling with Children

Minty is suitable for travelling with children.

Minty has three belted seats in the front (including driver) and two further three point belted seats (with head rests) in the rear. Children love sleeping in the pop up roof and hanging out there once parked and camping.

Pet Policy

Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle

European Travel

Yes you can take Minty outside the UK. Breakdown and insurance for European travel are included in the standard booking cost. Please note European travel include Republic of Ireland and the EU27. For other countries, please get in touch before you book and provide us with the dates, vehicle and countries to be visited.
Get in touch for a quote.

Mileage Limits

  • Full Price High Season – unlimited mileage
  • All other seasons and discounted bookings:
    • 200 miles per day
    • and then20 pence per mile
This will mean the vast majority of customers won't be charge any extra.

Driving Notes:

Please bear in mind the age, size and cruising speed of the vehicle when planning your journey. Some older and/or larger vehicles travel much more slowly than what you might be used to.

Price Seasons

FromToPrice
01/09/201731/10/2017Mid
01/11/201720/12/2017Low
21/12/201708/01/2018Low Mid
09/01/201807/02/2018Low
08/02/201820/02/2018Low Mid
21/02/201821/03/2018Low
22/03/201823/05/2018Mid
24/05/201831/08/2018High
01/09/201831/10/2018Mid
01/11/201819/12/2018Low
20/12/201807/01/2019Low Mid

Note: Dates subject to change without warning