Clarence is a lovely little home from home who can sleep up to three adults or children in a full-size double bed and optional top bunk. A reliable Ford Transit on the outside, inside Clarence feels like a country cottage with rustic hand-built furniture, charming tiles and adorable hand-painted accents.
Decked out from floor to panelled ceiling in lovely bright colours, Clarence has big windows and doors to let in fresh air during the day, and his pretty LED lights will add a cosy twinkle to your evenings.
With an en-suite toilet and lo-tech showering system, gorgeous kitchen, oodles of storage and a choice of solar or mains electricity, Clarence is highly recommended for long trips away from the beaten track as well as short getaways with family or friends.

Essential Information

  • Collect from: Fishponds, Bristol, South West
  • Size: Roomy
  • 3 belted seats
  • Sleeps = 3 Adults
  • Double bed and standard single bed
Tow bar
Air Con.
Built-in Toilet
London L.E.Z.

Prices for 2018 Low Low Mid Mid High
Mon-Thur (Day rate) £60 £74 £88 £102
Fri-Sun (Day rate) £84 £105 £123 £143
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: Ford, Ford transit 2007
  • Registration: emailed when you book
  • Vehicle Year: 2007
  • Engine:
    • Size: 2.5 litres
    • Fuel:Diesel
    • Transmission: Manual
    • Gears:
  • Size: 5.75m x 1.78m x 2.51m (LxWxH)
  • Weight:
    • Maximum: 3500kg
    • Unladen: 3020kg
    • Payload: kg
  • Belted seats: 3


All the seats are the original ford transit seats. they all have seat belts, and are located in the cab. the two passenger seats are connected and are both suitable for baby seats. none of the seats swivel

Conversion Story

Clarence was made to be a practical, comfortable living space for his owner when she was a student in Oxford. Made by two best friends out of a builders panel van, he has everything you need, lots of storage space, and is such a cosy place for evening comfort. After living in him for a year I can safely say he is my favourite place! He is great for wild camping, with his large water storage and toilet and shower/wet room.

Sleeping & Seating

Clarence has a Double bed and standard single bed which accommodates:

  • 3 adult(s)

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


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

Kitchen facilities

  • four rings gas hobs for cooking
  • Sink
  • Water Tank
  • Fridge: none

Cooking Equipment

Plates, knives, forks, spoons, pot, pan, knifes, chopping board, tin opener, grater, garlic crusher,

Water is provided by: two 25 litre internal water containers, so refill can be done in one before fully running out. connected to shurflo external pump which then connects to both the sink tap and the shower tap. No water heater so need to fill container from kettle if hot shower is required

Sanitary facilities

  • Shower: Yes
  • Built in toilet

Electrical Facilities

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

Audio Equipment

There is a DAB radio in the back of the van with surround sound in the seating area. It can be connected to any phone or mp3 with the provided aux lead. It also has a USB connection.


There is A LOT of storage, under the sofa are large pull out drawers, which can easily be used for bedding and clothes, there is also overhead storage all around the top of the van, and a large book case style shelving system.

Other Items

Cushions and a very well stocked spice rack with over 20 spices. I just want to mention that the bike I am offering as an extra is an adjstable fold-up bike. I dont want anyone to think it is a mountain bike or something

Where is Clarence?

Clarence lives just off Junction 2 on the M32 in Bristol, down a private lane on Fishponds Road.
Customer Car Parking
Off street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Clarence 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
Bedding for 4 £24
1 bike £30

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.

Clarence 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 £1500 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

Clarence is suitable for travelling with children.

woodburner is not currently protected and gets VERY hot. it is away from the seating area, so can be easily avoided. The bunk bed is a standard single sized bed, it has no side protection, so its possible to fall out onto the lower double bed.

Pet Policy

Sorry, my lovely little dog ruined all the upholstry twice so no dogs unfortunately.

European Travel

Yes you can take Clarence 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: Dates subject to change without warning