Bella

Bella might have been made by gnomes or fairies and entering her wild and wonderful interior is like stepping into a fairy tale.

You’ll find beautiful handcarved wood throughout, a rustic kitchen, funny little book cabinet, candles and fairylights. sumptuous soft furnishings and a handmade woodburner. Everything has been crafted with mostly reclaimed materials - just look at that washing machine porthole window!

And with a massive bed that converts into loads of sociable seating around a generously sized table, plus a handmade cot for your littlest traveller, Bella is as comfortable as any rabbit-hole or hobbit-home you’ll ever go into. We know, because she’s our very own van and we often go away in her ourselves with our three children.

Bella combines the space of a motorhome with the fun of a Quirky Camper, and we’d love you to experience her for yourself!
Thanks for a comfortable van with everything we needed
Eva & Rob ~ July 2013
Another incredible trip with Bella – through the Scottish highlands
Jo & Xave ~ September 2012
We’ve had a wonderful holiday, made all the lovelier by beautiful Bella!
D and Bea ~ September 2012
will either come back or create a Bella clone for ourselves. Just loved it!
Johannes & Annemieke ~ August 2012
Thank you Bella & Co for providing a fab weekend
Paul & Beth ~ July 2012
Bella always attracts attention, justly...Ambiance and comfort – great
John and Jan ~ July 2012
Had a wonderful time with Bella in Dartmouth...Many thanks
Dave, Rosie and Stan ~ June 2012
a luxury to arrive at campsite and not have to set up. Thank you.
Andrew + Claire ~ May 2012
Bella was brilliant and Seb loved sleeping in the cot...and huuuge bed
Ross, Amber and little Seb ~ May 2012
Bella became “the campervan that could” on long uphills she always made it…
Matt and Caroline ~ March 2012
We had a lovely few days in Cornwall in Bella. She has looked after us wonderfully
Nicola ~ February 2012
What an AMAZING honeymoon adventure! Can’t wait to take her out again soon.
The Keelings ~ September 2011
Very relaxing thank you! We loved the comfy bed and being able to make tea all the time
Chris + Dan J ~ August 2011
We took Bella to Camp Bestival and the kids loved sleeping in the comfortable bed
Love Elisa, Paul, Isabella & Zac ~ July 2011
We took Bella to Goodwood. It was great to experience it all with her!
Liz & Jan ~ July 2011
We woke nice and snug in soggy Brecon and dry and toasty in the gower. What a great van
Sadie, Chris and Rosie ~ May 2011
We had a lovely weekend with Bella in the gower .. felt like a proper holiday
Sophie, Julian and Clara ~ May 2011
Bella is SO well thought out and comfortable! Great set up, long may she continue!
Will, Laurie, Claire ~ April 2011
Very cool van! Bella was fantastic as a base, thanks.
John Law ~ April 2011
Bella has wonderful character, we enjoyed the beautiful wood and pretty details
Rachal & Nathan Brown ~ March 2011
Attention to detail is lovely and interior decor completely unique.
Clarence ~ January 2011
Bella has loads of character, we look forward to going out in her again.
Julie ~ October 2016
Bella was perfect for a dreamy trip to beautiful Cornwall.
Robert ~ October 2016
Bella was so warm, and cosy and comfy..beautiful, a pleasure to drive..thank you
David + Heather ~ March 2013
Lovely touches and love the brilliant woodwork!
Fleur ~ April 2013
Bella was a wonder home to me and my two daughters for ten days as we explored
Jen, Fleur & Lois ~ April 2013
We took Bella to France for our honeymoon "La Lun de Miel" ...a pleasure and a joy
Christine & Craig ~ May 2013
Buddhafield Festival comfortable in a field - what bliss. Bella is such fun
Marilyn Morgan ~ May 2013
first campervan trip has the time was the best ever. Cheers to David and Lindsay
Char, Sash & Charles ~ May 2013
Second time around with Bella. To wales this time... loved it. again.
Yohannes and Anneminke ~ August 2013
Campervan novices. Road trip to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Love Bella
Martin and Victoria ~ October 2013
An Amazing four days in Bella, the canal boat of the highway. We will be back
Michael and Andrea ~ March 2014
The amazing stove kept us all toasty at night and the bed fitted for all 4 of us
Sheena, Joe, Ollie and Benji ~ March 2014
Wish we could have such comfort every time we go camping. Thank you so much
Emily & David ~ May 2014
Amazing few days in the Gower with Bella.
Pete, Julia & Scoty ~ July 2014
2nd trip…honeymoon! We had such a spectacular time, love, love, love Bella
Ross, Amber, Sib& Echo Rose ~ July 2014
We had everything from heavy rain to sunshine and she looked after us every day.
Dani & Samuel ~ August 2014
Third time in Bella…that's how much we lover her:) North Wales this time
Johannes & Anneminke ~ August 2014
Gower Again (Via the Wyr Valley) Bella was a delight, glorious weather.. Perfect
Tracy & Claire ~ September 2014
Our first ever holiday in a campervan and we can't see ourselves going back to a tent!
Ray & Kathy ~ September 2014
Couldn't think of a nicer place to wake up on your birthday
K & I ~ October 2014
What a great trip to the Gower with Bella. Absolutely love this van
Nicole & Pablo ~ February 2015
Lots of fun on the Jurassic Coast.. cosy evening fire accompanied by mulled wine.
Shelagh ~ March 2015
Pembrokeshire, Brecon, Poppit Beach, Pen-y-fan. Solar eclipse. Bella was a Treat!
Ro & Neil ~ March 2015
Bella purred all the way to Scotland...Glencoe, Skye, Harris and the outer Hebrides
Hensingh ~ July 2015
Bella was fab. Really comfy sleep and great facilities to cook breakfast
Fiona & Niel ~ July 2015
Thank you Bella! How else could two adults and a teen fly from US to go to Womad?
Janet, Tim & Walker ~ July 2015
We had a fantastic week, enjoyed every minute. Not a bad word to say and many great ones
The Flook Family ~ August 2015
Star filled nights then waking up next to the beach. Perfection. See you again
Mick ~ August 2015
Had a lovely time cruising the Cornish Coast with Bella this weekend. Well Cosy
Heli & Toby ~ September 2015
Beautiful sun-filled weekend, good food and company. We're hooked want one of our own!
Tina & Rick ~ September 2015
It's hard to imagine not having Bella in our lives
Camille ~ May 2016
Bella has been a beautiful haven in the pouring Cornish Rain. She brought our family together.
Anon ~ May 2016
Such a cosy and quiet bed to sleep in amongst the festival madness! Thank you.
Rick & A ~ July 2016
Everyone loves Bella, including us. Thank you
Anon ~ July 2016
fab time ...cosy at night time love the log burner and fairy lights.
Clint, Luke, Nat, Imary & Skipper ~ October 2016
Come in she said, I'll give… shelter from the storm.
Ceilidh, Pete & Ezra-Obi ~ November 2016
More than enough space for the two of us & very comfortable bed
Paul Wyman ~ May 2017
She has all you need to be cosy and comfy even in colder weather
Pedro Cortez ~ April 2017
Bella was a cracking little camper
Jay Butler ~ June 2017
Plenty of room for 5 people with an extra tent
James Lam ~ March 2017
super cosy even when snowing outside
lauren simpson ~ January 2018

Essential Information

  • Collect from: Easton, Bristol, South West
  • Size: Roomy
  • 5 belted seats
  • Sleeps = 3 Adults 1 Child(ren) 1 Baby
  • Super King Size bed, cab bunk for up to 10yo and a hanging crib suitable for babies
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: Mercedes , Sprinter 308D
  • Registration: emailed when you book
  • Vehicle Year: 1999
  • Engine:
    • Size: 2.3 litres
    • Fuel: Diesel
    • Fuel Efficiency: 25mpg
    • Transmission: Manual
    • Gears: 5
  • Size: 6m x 2m x 2.75m (LxWxH)
  • Weight:
    • Maximum: 3500kg
    • Unladen: 2400kg
    • Payload: kg
  • Belted seats: 5

Seating

3 seats in cab up front and 2 rear facing seats in the back. All with 3 point belts. All passenger seats are suitable for child car seats Note: rear facing seats can not be used for rear facing car seats

Conversion Story

Bella was once a courier van and then a gardener's work van. We stripped her out, insulated her with sheep's wool and set about the very time-consuming process of carving her kitchenette, bed and cupboards. The porthole window in the back is the glass from an old washing machine door. We used her for our own use for a few years before finally finishing all the details and sharing her with others. We are continuously adapting her to accommodate our rapidly growing family and now have a childs hammock across the cab and a hanging cot for babies

Sleeping & Seating

Bella has a Super King Size bed, cab bunk for up to 10yo and a hanging crib suitable for babies which accommodates:

  • 3 adult(s)
  • 1 child(ren)
  • 1 baby

There is sociable seating for up to 6 people inside Bella .

Heating

There is a Woodburner to warm you up on colder days.

Kitchen facilities

  • two gas hobs for cooking
  • Sink
  • Water Tank
  • Fridge: travel fridge 12v

Cooking Equipment

Cutlery, crockery, glasses, mugs, beakers for four
Large sharp knife, smaller sharp knife, bottle opener, veg peeler, wooden spoons, spatula, camping lighter
1 large pot with lid, 1 small pot with lid, 1 frying pan, salad bowl, colander, toaster
Kettle, cafetiere
Coffee, tea, herbal tea, sugar
Oil, basic condiments
Small bottle eco washing up liquid, sponge and tea towel
Glass cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner and cloth
Dust pan and brush

Water is provided by: 55 litre refillable integral water container, with electric tap and sink

Sanitary facilities

  • Shower: No
  • Portable toilet available as extra: Kampa Khazi Camping Toilet (can be included as an extra)

Electrical Facilities

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

Audio Equipment

CD player and DAB radio in cab, speakers in front and back

Storage

Large drawer, space under bed, additional under-bed storage accessed from back doors, and shelving storage

Other Items

Games and some books
Jump leads, tow rope and a spare fuel tank should cover you for most eventualities.

Where is Bella?

Bella lives in Bristol and is parked outside our house in Easton, just outside the city centre and near the end of the M32. The nearest station, Stapleton Road, is a 5-minute connection from Bristol Temple Meads and only 10 minutes walk away.
Address
139 Colston Road,
Easton,
Bristol
BS5 6AB
Customer Car Parking
Street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Bella 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
Bedding for 2 £12
Portapotty £5
Sat Nav £7.5
Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
Bike rack (for two bikes) £10
Infant Car Seat £10
Bedding for 4 £24
Fire kit- Logs/Kindling/Newspaper £8
Camping Furniture (2 x chairs) £5
Camping Furniture (4 x chairs) £10
Solar Shower £3.5
Awning - Retro Drive-away with inner tent and groundsheet £47.5
Double Self Inflating sleep mat with memory foam topper; Outwell Cimelia £15
Hanging cot (see photos) £0
Cab bunk/hammock for child £0

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.

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

Ages: between 23 and 70 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 £750 and £2000 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 £750).

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

  • Take to Festivals: Yes
  • Smoking Policy: No Smoking, please.
  • European Travel: Not Permitted
  • London Low Emission Zone: Non-compliant

Travelling with Children

Bella is suitable for travelling with children.

Children love Bella and vice versa! From small babies to big kids who love playing games around the table in the evening, she’s a great alternative to camping for families who love the outdoors but like a bit of added convenience. We have a 'cab bunk' suitable for up to 10 years old and hanging cot for babies.

The two forward facing passenger seats in the front are suitable for all car seats from 0 to booster. The rear facing back seats can only be used by adults or children in 'forward facing' car seats.

Please be aware that the woodburner can get very hot so you will need to ensure anyone who might touch it is kept well clear.

Pet Policy

We have a ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy with pets. In other words we’re happy for you to take your dog as long as you bring it back in a condition that we never would have known!

European Travel

Bella cannot be taken outside the UK

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.
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Disclaimer: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of the Bella's owners. We make every effort to ensure that all the vehicles listed with us are of a high standard but cannot guarantee the condition of the vehicle. If you experience any problems please notify us as soon as possible.