- Collect from: Gissing, Norfolk, East Anglia
- Size: Compact
- Belted seats: 5
- Sleeps: 2 Adults 2 Child(ren)
- Bed types: Double bed and 2 high level stretchers/bunks
- Tow bar
- Air Con.
- Built-in Toilet
- London L.E.Z.
Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of George'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.
Defenders are famed for the epic journeys they have travelled across the globe and their classic shape is instantly recognisable. However, until now, they have not been the go-to choice for a luxuriously comfortable getaway. George is here to change all that. Bernie and Sarah saw an opportunity for an ambulance conversion that was cosy and beautiful as well as a lot of fun to drive!
George hasn’t forgotten his past as an RAF ambulance, with 2 stretchers-come bunks which will easily accommodate even your big kids. The table and benches which can seat four for meals and adventure planning, quickly convert into a double bed for 2 adults.
George is made for an outdoor lifestyle – off-roading and off-gridding are what he loves best (there is a hook-up if you need it) and his clever awning means you can enjoy being outside whatever the weather.
- The Vehicle
- Vehicle Type: Landrover, Defender
- Registration: emailed when you book
- Vehicle Year: 1990
- Size: 3500 litres
- Fuel: Petrol
- Transmission: Manual
- Gears: 5
- Size: 5.35m x 1.83m x 2.42m (LxWxH)
- Maximum: 3500kg
- Unladen: 2440kg
- Payload: kg
- Belted seats: 5
Seating3 seatbelts in the front, 2 x 3 point seatbelts and 1 lap belt in the front centre seat, with 2 further 3 point seatbelts in the back. The seats in the back are also used for seating at the table.
Conversion StoryGeorge is an Ex RAF Ambulance bought from Bristol partly-converted in April 2016. After taking our time to ensure George was every bit as quirky as we had hoped, the conversion was finally compete in June 2017. George is a joy to drive with his V8 engine. George has a comfy double bed and two stretcher beds, the double converts to seating for four around the table. We have an awning available which can be attached to the back doors giving some extra shelter. The leisure battery allows use off grid, electrical hook up also available. George is cosy and comfortable, a perfect get away from it all. Oh and the question you were asking yourself "Why George?", well he looks like a George!
- The Accommodation
Sleeping & Seating
George has a Double bed and 2 high level stretchers/bunks which accommodates:
- 2 adult(s)
- 2 child(ren)
There is sociable seating for up to 4 people inside George .
- two hobs for cooking
- Water Tank
- Fridge: compressor (2way)
Cutlery & Crockey for 4
Set of kitchen knives
Plates and bowls
Wine glasses (plastic)
Portable 2 ring gas hob (which can also be taken outside)
Tea, coffee, sugars containers
Water is provided by: 25l fresh and 23l waste water tanks
Cold water only pumped to tap (sink) using an electric submersible pump
Water carrier trolley supplied
- Shower: No
- Electrical Hookup (240v)
- Leisure Battery
- 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets
Radio in cab with bluetooth
Storage area above cab approx. 300mm x 400mm x 1660mm
5 Drawers (some of which have kitchen equipment in)
2 Storage boxes on shelves 190mm x 500mm x 400mm and 190mm x 500mm x 335mm
2 Tall Cupboards 1050mm x 250mm x 380mm and 540mm x 250mm x 380mm
Wine rack for 3 bottles
- Location & Parking
Where is George?George lives in a quiet rural Norfolk village called Gissing, just 3 miles off the A140 which runs from Ipswich to Cromer. Gissing is located 6 miles north of Diss which has a railway and bus station and 18 miles from Norwich which has an airport, bus and train station. Norwich is a thriving city with lots to see and do including the beautiful Castle, Cathedral and gardens. Just North of Norwich you can access the Norfolk Broads and beautiful Norfolk Coast. The East Anglian coast has plenty to see and do. Walks along the Coastal paths, seeing the Seal colonies, exploring the fossil beaches at West Runton and Hunstanton (North Norfolk), crabbing on the bridge at Walberswick or catching the rowing boat ferry to Southwold for fish and chips and fun on the pier. East Anglia has plenty to offer from medieval history and bustling Market towns to amazing scenery and laid back pace. Well worth a visit, and there's no better way to explore than in George. Parking is available in the space where George is normally parked.
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 ParkingOff street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where George 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 Sat Nav £7.5 Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8 Camping Furniture (2 x chairs) £5 Camping Furniture (4 x chairs) £10 Road Atlas £1.5 Cab bunk/hammock for child £0 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.
- Insurance, Breakdown & Drivers
George 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: Not Permitted
- London Low Emission Zone: Compliant
Travelling with Children
George is suitable for travelling with children.
There are 2 high level stretchers/bunks available for children, sleeping bags are recommended for use with the stretchers.
Pet PolicyWe 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 TravelGeorge cannot be taken outside the UK
- Full Price High Season – unlimited mileage
- All other seasons and discounted bookings:
- 200 miles per day
- and then20 pence per mile
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
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Note: Dates subject to change without warning
Prices for 2018 Low Low Mid Mid High Mon-Thur (Day rate) £55 £68 £81 £93 Fri-Sun (Day rate) £77 £96 £113 £130 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.