Esmerelda

For Sale: 2003 Ford Transit LWB 90 350
Price: £14,995 ono
MOT: March 2018
Mileage: 78,000

A lovingly converted Moroccan inspired bespoke camper van that we’ll be very sad to part with. Named Esmerelda, she’s an Approved ‘Quirky Camper’ featured on the ‘Quirky Campers’ website for the past 5 years. She is fully equipped and perfect for tours and romantic weekend getaways alike.

There is attention to detail throughout with many personal touches that you’ll only find in a hand-built conversion like this. The concealed kitchen hob and sink, the tidy overhead storage lockers, secret valuables drawer, curtains and Moroccan wall lights are considered with both beauty and function in mind.

As an extra-practical feature – and possibly unlike any other conversion in this category, the conversion has been designed to allow all the floor units (Kitchen, cupboard, chiller, centre-table and bed) to be either stowed against the van walls or removed completely to transform her into a great load-space. So much so that we’ve used her to move house 4 times and I’ve carried eight 13ft scaffold planks back from the timber merchant before now!

As a rental camper, we have always been keeping on top of mechanical gremlins that you might otherwise expect for a camper of this age – always with the philosophy of preventative maintenance only using quality replacement parts. For us, renting her through Quirky Campers has been a great help pay for this. We’ve had some lovely feedback in the guestbook too from our customers over the years.

Purchase of this camper therefore comes with a potential business opportunity if you so wish. Please email campervans@quirkycamper.co.uk for further details.
The vehicle has a full service history detailing her new dual-mass clutch and flywheel assembly (still under warranty), starter motor, brake pads, re-spray work, bodywork, waxoyl chassis treatment and so on. See below for the technical spec.
Couldn't have been more comfortable...Can't wait for the next trip!
Sara and Roy ~ March 2013
Glastonbury at 50+...SO QUIET...slept 8 hours each night.
Gareth & Susan ~ June 2013
...enjoyed all the thought that has gone into Esmerelda.
Mary ~ May 2013
Thank you for the perfect home on wheels for our trip down the west coast of Ireland
Tim, Jaiken and Mathilde ~ March 2014
Thank you Esmerelda for being a brilliant travel companion
Gwinith and John ~ April 2015
Fantastic views and an amazing time- Dave popped the question and i said Yes!!!
Jess and Dave ~ April 2015
Had a fantastic time recreating our trip to New Zealand by going to Cornwall
Richard & Stuart ~ March 2015
Esmerelda took us to Totnes, Eden Project, the Lizard, Penzance and North Cornwall
Arianna & Fay ~ September 2014
Fab views, basic camping, but everything you need here in Esmerelda.
N & M ~ August 2015
Thank you so much. Took it to Glastonbury and had the best nights sleep of any festival.
Niamh & Neill ~ July 2015
Thank you for being ever-so cosy and a lovely self-contained host with all we needed
Amanda & Willz ~ June 2015
Comfortable and spacious but also nimble enough to fit down the smallest of Devonshire lanes.
Christy ~ July 2016
Facilities and design of Esmerelda is impeccable - attention to the smallest detail evident.
Dawn ~ April 2016
Lovely people, beautiful vans.
Christy The ~ June 2017
We had an unforgettable time together. Absolutely recommended!
Jakub Stadler ~ April 2017
slept better in her than we do at home!
Paul Radish Radford ~ August 2017

Essential Information

  • Collect from: Exeter, Devon , South West
  • Size: Roomy
  • 3 belted seats
  • Sleeps = 3 Adults
  • Super King size which can comfortably sleep 3 adults - 180cm x 170cm
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) £54 £66 £79 £91
Fri-Sun (Day rate) £75 £93 £110 £127
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 , Transit LWB 90 350
  • Registration: emailed when you book
  • Vehicle Year: 2003
  • Engine:
    • Size: 2.4 litres
    • Fuel:Diesel
    • Fuel Efficiency: 30mpg
    • Transmission: Manual
    • Gears: 5
  • Size: 6m x m x 3m (LxWxH)
  • Weight:
    • Maximum: kg
    • Unladen: 2500kg
    • Payload: kg
  • Belted seats: 3
  • Tow Bar: Yes

Seating

All 3 seats in the cab have 3 point belts. The two passenger seats don't have airbags and are suitable for child and baby seats

Conversion Story

Esmerelda started off as a Network Rail crew van and after several years owned by a mechanic, we bought Esmerelda in 2011 in Bristol.
Taking the old fittings out took only about two weeks of the one year conversion - though in truth we keep adding and tweaking bits to further improve her for all you lovely people (and a bit for us too!).

Sleeping & Seating

Esmerelda has a Super King size which can comfortably sleep 3 adults - 180cm x 170cm which accommodates:

  • 3 adult(s)

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

Kitchen facilities

  • two gas hobs for cooking
  • Sink
  • Water Tank
  • Fridge: coolbox

Cooking Equipment

Cutlery, crockery and cooking equipment for up to four people

Water is provided by: 27 litre refillable water container with electric tap

Sanitary facilities

  • Shower: No
  • Portable toilet available as extra

Electrical Facilities

  • Leisure Battery
  • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets

Audio Equipment

CD/Radio in cab
Portable DAB radio in the back

Storage

Cupboards, shelves and drawers as well as plenty of under-bench storage

Other Items

Selection of board games
Book swap
Good old fashioned paper AA map

Where is Esmerelda?

Esmerelda lives just off Harrington Lane in "The Harringtons" in Pinhoe on the outskirts of Exeter within easy reach of the M5 and A30. Off street parking is available for your car while you are away. It's safe on our driveway but we should say it's at your own risk.
Customer Car Parking
Off street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Esmerelda 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
Portapotty £5
Sat Nav £7.5
Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
Bike rack (for two bikes) £10
Climate change adaptation and mitigation contribution £2.5
Camping Furniture (table and 2 x chairs) £10
Quality Campfire/Portable BBQ & tools £8

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.

Esmerelda 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 £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

Esmerelda is suitable for travelling with children.

There are no specific provisions for children but the two passenger seats don't have airbags and are suitable for child and baby car seats

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

Yes you can take Esmerelda 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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