Essential Information

  • Collect from: Carmarthenshire, West Wales, Wales
  • Size: Delux
  • Belted seats: 4
  • !Limited payload: This vehicle may not be designed for 4 adult passenger plus luggage. See Vehicle Details for the exact payload.
  • Sleeps: 2 Adults 2 Child(ren)
  • Bed types: King size bed for 2 adults and 1 child, kids bunk for another child (63cm x 154cm)
  • License Required: Standard UK/EU license
  • Europe
  • Shower
  • Festivals
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Tow bar
  • Heating
  • Air Con.
  • Built-in Toilet
  • London L.E.Z.
  • Saffiyah is such a beautiful van. Everyone who passed it at Wilderness commented on how lovely it was

    Gemma Boyland ~ August 2018

Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Saffiyah'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.

We don’t mean to boast, but Saffiyah might just be the best campervan you’ve ever seen. With stylishly executed industrial chic, she is all chunky copper fittings, exposed pipework and distressed pallet wood. And yet the result is warm and inviting rather than cool and foreboding.

With her generous kitchen, 3-ring stove and capacious fridge, you’ll happily be cooking for armies of workers (or family) gathered around her large table and bench seating for 6. When you’re done, washing up is a doddle in a copper sink with hot running water.

Saffiyah is the perfect mix of strength and elegance, just like her namesake Saffiyah Khan who was pictured smiling in resistance to a group of EDL protesters.

Oh, and did we mention the waterfall shower with hot running water which can be used off-grid? So why not take a break from the daily grind for your own advanture.

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: Mercedes, Sprinter LWB
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 2012
    • Engine:
      • Size: 2143 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Fuel Efficiency: 30mpg
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears: 6
    • Size: 7m x 2.43m x 2.76m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 3500kg
      • Unladen: 3220kg
      • Payload: kg

        Warning! Limited Payload. All drivers must be aware that with 4 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: 4

    Seating

    3 belted cab seats (driver plus double passenger seat) with 3-point seat belts, plus one rear-facing seat behind the bulkhead also with 3-point seat belt.

    Conversion Story

    Ever since I first stepped into Bella several years ago, I fantasised about doing up my own van some day.

    A few years later a friend and I decided to do a camper van trip to Ireland and I decided the time had come! I have a lot of skills, but converting campervans is not one of them so I knew I needed to outsource. My timescales were pretty short so I was thrilled that Shred and Butta were happy to take on the project.

    The first challenge was to source a van - with some help I found an ex-DPD long wheel base Mercedes Sprinter with only 37k miles on her clock. I got her checked out by RAC who gave me the thumbs up.

    The general design and materials spec was mine but I was happy to give the converters lots of creative scope around the specific layout and details. The upholstery, electrics and plumbing far exceeded my expectations.

    When it came to giving her a name I was struck by the photo of Saffiyah Khan staring down an EDL protester. The image still captivates me and I am honoured to name the van after her.

    David at Quirky had recommended a graffiti artist in Cardiff who painted the outside of the van using a picture I had sent him as inspiration.

    The first trip in Saffiyah did not disappoint! We learned how to identify great wild camping spots and how to maximise the number of showers to get from one tank of water (5!)
  • The Accommodation

    Sleeping & Seating

    Saffiyah has a King size bed for 2 adults and 1 child, kids bunk for another child (63cm x 154cm) which accommodates:

    • 2 adult(s)
    • 2 child(ren)

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

    Heating

    There is a Diesel Heater to warm you up on colder days.

    Kitchen facilities

    • three hobs for cooking
    • Sink
    • Water Tank
    • Running hot water.
    • Fridge: compressor (2way)

    Cooking Equipment

    3 ring gas hob, large electric fridge, mini blender, large copper sink with hot and cold running water
    frying pan with lid
    milk pan
    steamer set
    pot with lid
    wooden spoon set
    ladle
    draining spoon
    spatula
    fish lift
    tongs
    potato masher
    large knife
    bread knife
    small knife
    small orange knife with cover
    corkscrew
    can opener
    chopping boards x 2
    kettle
    salad servers
    salad spinner
    bread platter
    dinner plates x 4
    side plates x 4
    large bowls x 4
    small bowls x 4
    large cafetiere
    small cafetiere
    hand towel
    teatowels x 3

    Water is provided by: Large integrated water tank with electric pump which runs from battery or hook-up
    gas/electric water heater
    large kitchen sink with hot and cold mixer taps
    shower with hot and cold mixer taps

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: Yes
    • Portable toilet available as extra: Kampa Khazi which sits in the shower for transit (see extras)

    Electrical Facilities

    • Electrical Hookup (240v)
    • Leisure Battery
    • Solar panel charging.

    Audio Equipment

    Minirig provided with plug in jack (bluetooth version can be provided if preferred)
    Cab has radio/CD player with quality speakers (no Aux input)

    Storage

    4 x deep head height storage bins, 2 x under sink cupboards with shelves, wine rack, 3 narrow food storage shelves, underseat storage x 1.5 benches, 2 x wide drawers

    Other Items

    small selection of games on request

  • Location & Parking

    Where is Saffiyah?

    Saffiyah is parked on a driveway at my house in Llandovery, South Wales
    Address
    Nant yr Onnen
    Llandovery
    Carmarthenshire
    SA20 0PE
    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
    Off street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Saffiyah is usually parked.

    Please note parking is provided at your own risk

  • Extras

    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
    Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
    Climate change adaptation and mitigation contribution £2.5
    Bedding for 4 £24
    Camping Furniture (2 x chairs) £5
    Road Atlas £1.5
    Car Seat - Group 0+ (infant) £15
    Car Seat - Group 1, 2, 3 £15
    Child's bunk bed £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.

  • Insurance, Breakdown & Drivers

    Saffiyah 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.

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

    Travelling with Children

    Saffiyah is suitable for travelling with children.

    Car seats can be fitted to cab front seats. Children can sleep in main bed or additional bunk can be provided.

    Pet Policy

    Pets are welcome in the vehicle and ok on the cab seats if using a cover (please request if you would like me to provide one). However, please ensure that they don't sit on the back seats/bed.

    European Travel

    Yes you can take Saffiyah 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.
  • Season dates
    FromToPrice
    01/09/201831/10/2018Mid
    01/11/201819/12/2018Low
    20/12/201806/01/2019Low Mid
    07/01/201907/02/2019Low
    08/02/201924/02/2019Low Mid
    25/02/201931/03/2019Low
    01/04/201922/05/2019Mid
    23/05/201923/06/2019High
    24/06/201930/06/2019Glastonbury
    01/07/201901/09/2019High
    02/09/201931/10/2019Mid
    01/11/201918/12/2019Low
    19/12/201905/01/2020Low Mid
    06/01/2020TBCHigh

    Note: Dates subject to change without warning

  • Prices

    Prices for 2019 Low Low Mid Mid High
    Mon-Thur (Day rate) £62 £76 £90 £104
    Fri-Sun (Day rate) £86 £107 £126 £146
    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 Date & Price' button to get an exact quote.