Rosie

Gorgeously rustic Rosie was a labour of love. Dreamt up as a woodland cabin on wheels for a family of 5, they handcrafted her working alongside a natural wood carpenter. Together they designed, felled and foraged, fitted and attentively finished the redwood cedar and London plane that give her a gentle, cosy, fairytale feel.

She is fitted with everything you need to head out into the wild, falling asleep to the warmth & crackle of the wood stove, and waking up to birdsong in her waney-edged wooden bunks, or water boiling for morning coffee on her double gas hob.

With beds for 4, and 5 belted seats, Rosie offers a tent as an optional extra, should older children wish to sleep outside. (You can also choose to add in a breakfast hamper or a fire kit, as well as towels & bedding, if you want to make the simple life that much simpler.)

The care and attention to every beautiful detail in Rosie's conversion has to be experienced to be fully understood. So head away from the humdrum, and start noticing the beauty in the little things, inside and outside of the lovely handcrafted Rosie.
Thank you for such a lovely time. So so so cosy with everything we needed!
Siân and Nick ~ June 2018
Rosie is cosy, Rose is cool, Rosie is funky and not at all small
Alexa Modlens, aged 8 ~ May 2018

Essential Information

  • Collect from: Bishopston, Bristol,
  • Size: Delux
  • 5 belted seats
  • Sleeps = 2 Adults 2 Child(ren)
  • Double bed and two bunks.
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) £65 £80 £95 £111
Fri-Sun (Day rate) £92 £113 £134 £155
Weekend (3 days)
Week (7 days)
Min hire period 3 3 3 3

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: VW, LT35
  • Registration: emailed when you book
  • Vehicle Year: 2009
  • Engine:
    • Size: 2.4 litres
    • Fuel: Diesel
    • Fuel Efficiency: 38mpg
    • Transmission: Manual
    • Gears: 5
  • Size: 6.9m x 1.9m x 2.9m (LxWxH)
  • Weight:
    • Maximum: 3500kg
    • Unladen: 3040kg
    • 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 3500kg whilst on the road.

  • Belted seats: 5
  • Air Conditioned Cab: Yes
  • Tow Bar: Yes

Seating

Rosie has three belted seats in the cab and two rear facing seats in the van, both with 3 point seat belts. The two passenger seats in the front are suitable for child car seats.

Conversion Story

Rosie is a van made to look like a woodland cabin. She is full of lovingly crafted natural materials. We have gone into the wild in caravans, tents, yurts, and campervans over the years and wanted to build a van that was easy for our family to potter off into the wild in, but was also easy to drive and practical while also feeling gentle and rustic to be in. With all out ideas gathered, we bought Rosie as a panel van in May 2017 and work started on her over the summer of 2017 and through the winter. Rosie is the fourth project that we have worked local with a natural wood carpenter Jesus Sierra, a man with whom we have felled and peeled trees, foraged branches knocked down in winter storms and had many a cup of tea staring at plans and ideas about how to get five of us cosy and housed on wheels. We wanted a van that would work for holidays with children, as we have 3, but that would also be a lovely, luxurious place to stay in.

The van has lots of natural wood, the walls are lined in western redwood cedar and we used some branches of London Plane that fell down in St George's Park in a gale for the supports of the bunk beds. Cedar is both lightweight and beautiful when oiled and so is perfect for vans. It has become one big team project, with all of us working on the van over the last few months; James has done much of the finishing work on the carpentry, including using natural oils to finish the wood, I made the curtains and kitted her out, and we both painted the interior of the van.

The conversion inevitably took longer than we thought it would and Rose was finished about a year after we first bought her. But she has been a labour of love and we hope everyone who stays in her likes her as much as we do. She is a van to have adventures in.

Sleeping & Seating

Rosie has a Double bed and two bunks. which accommodates:

  • 2 adult(s)
  • 2 child(ren)

There is sociable seating for up to 8 people inside Rosie .

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

Rosie has pots, pans and all necessary cooking utensils. Crockery, cutlery and glasses. She has everything you should need in the kitchen for your trip.

Water is provided by: 20l portable water containers with foot pump to operate.

Sanitary facilities

  • Shower: No

Electrical Facilities

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

Audio Equipment

radio

Storage

Storage under the sofa and bench seats. Wardrobe and cupboards in the kitchen. Storage in a luton above the cab and wall storage such as bookshelves.

Where is Rosie?

Rosie lives outside our house in Bishopston, in North Bristol, close to the city centre and access to the M5 and routes to the West Country.
Pick-up and drop-off times

Default times on the bookings system are 2pm for pick-up and 12 noon for return but individual vehicle owners will have their own limitations on their availbality but will do their best to accommodate your needs.

Customer Car Parking
Street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Rosie 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
Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
Camping Furniture (table and 2 x chairs) £10
Breakfast Hamper for 4 £21.5
Bedding for 4 £24
Fire kit- Logs/Kindling/Newspaper £8
Camping Furniture (2 x chairs) £5
Bedding for bunks (3 children's sleeping bags) £20
Towels (4 x medium) £10
Camping Furniture (2 chairs and 1 small butler table) £8
2 or 3 person tent £10
Car Seat - Group 0+ (infant) £15
Car Seat - Group 1, 2, 3 £15

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.

Rosie 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 £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: Permitted
  • London Low Emission Zone: Compliant

Travelling with Children

Rosie is suitable for travelling with children.

Rosie has been designed to work well for trips with children. She can seat 5 people in belted seat belts and can sleep four inside the van, with a tent available for older children who may want to sleep outside! She has one double bed and two bunks. There is plenty of space inside the van for a family. She does have a small woodburner so care would need to be taken if this is lit.

Pet Policy

Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle.

European Travel

Yes you can take Rosie 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.
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Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Rosie'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.