Sally

Long, tall Sally has plenty of space for the whole family – a quirky little capsule home that’s ideal for taking you away from it all without compromising on comfort.
Sally was converted by a couple who know what it’s like to be on holiday with kids, and it shows. There’s room for two adults, two children and even a baby to get a great night's sleep and the clever layout lets you hang out in the living area even after they’ve gone to bed. The big bench seats and table mean you’ll never feel cramped at mealtimes or on rainy days and there’s heating, a full kitchen, and fridge and lights that run for as long as you need from the leisure battery.
Those huge windows mean you’ll feel in the heart of nature whether you’re inside or out, so whether you go totally wild or stay on a campsite, you’ll make memories to treasure forever.

Essential Information

  • Collect from: Gloucestershire
  • Size: Roomy
  • 5 belted seats
  • Sleeps = 2 Adults 2 Children 1 Baby
  • Kingsize bed and two child bunks - up to 12yo (max 50kg per bed / length 1.50m approx)
Europe
Shower
Festivals
Smoking
Pets
Tow bar
Heating
Air Con.
Built-in Toilet
London L.E.Z.

Low Mid High
Mon-Thur (Day rate) £54 £79 £91
Fri-Sun (Day rate) £75 £110 £127
Weekend
Min hire period 3 3 3

Note: for bookings of 7 days or more all days are priced at the Monday to Thursday day rate.

Further Information

  • Make: Vauxhall
  • Model: Movano
  • Registration: this is emailed when you book
  • Engine: 2.2 litre Diesel, 5 speed Manual gearbox.
  • Fuel Efficiency: mpg
  • Maximum Speed: 70mph
  • Size: 5.8m (l) x 2m (w) x 2.5m (h)
  • Weight: 3500kg
  • Belted seats: 5

Seating

There are five forward traveling seats inc. driver, with three in the front and two behind (upon request the 2nd row of seats can be removed by us providing more space for storage / equipment etc when hired by those not needing 2 additional seats). All seat are equipped with 3 point seat belts and are suitable for both child (forward facing) and baby (rear facing) car seats. The rear belts have an adjustable shoulder height.

Conversion Story

Sally was originally a Salvation Army minibus, hence her name. Having owned several live-in vehicles over the years, we decided we wanted to convert our own van to fit the requirements of our family. As we'd had vans that were either too small or too big, we really wanted something mid sized, and we looked for a mini bus as the base so we'd have lots of light and views all the way round. Sally fitted the bill perfectly. We wanted the finish to be light and airy but in particular, easy to clean because we have a 4 year old! This is why we chose pale green furniture board for the colour but also to wipe over easily to keep clean. The day time to night time configuration is very easy as this was a major factor in the design. Having had more difficult configurations in the past, we wanted minimum making up of beds etc. The design was mainly influenced by Annah, as mum who looks after the family. Toddy, mechanic and skilled craftsman, undertook realising the design, with great attention to detail. Having just finished Sally in spring 2017, we're thrilled to be able to share her delights for those looking to hire our home on wheels.

Sleeping & Seating

Sally has a Kingsize bed and two child bunks - up to 12yo (max 50kg per bed / length 1.50m approx) which accommodates:

  • 2 adult(s)
  • 2 child(ren)
  • 1 baby

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

Heating

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

Kitchen facilities

  • two gas hobs for cooking
  • Sink
  • Water Tank
  • Fridge: gas fridge (3 way)

Cooking Equipment

Cutlery and crockery for 6 people including: bowls, side plates and dinner plates
Selection of pots and pans.
Utensils: bottle opener, can opener, cooking spoons, spatula, cheese grater, potato peeler.
Drinking glasses (4), wine glasses (2), plastic beakers (4).
Fridge is 43 litre and runs on 12v / mains and gas)
Mains toaster for use when electric hook up used

Water is provided by: 20 litre tank stored under kitchen worktop with electric pump to tap, external water drainage

Sanitary facilities

  • Shower: No

Electrical Facilities

  • Electrical Hookup (240v)
  • Leisure Battery
  • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets

Audio Equipment

Factory fitted Radio with Bluetooth

Storage

Overhead storage along both sides of the van at head height. Overcab storage for bunk beds (or other items if bunk beds not required). Storage under each bench sofa (most usefully for bedding on one side). Large plastic trunk for additional storage included.
Kitchen includes drawers for cutlery, crockery and utensils etc. Under kitchen workbench storage for food, with shelving.

Other Items

If you will be using a hook-up then we can provide an electric heater on request. For off-grid camping there is a diesel heater which runs straight off the tank to keep you toasty all night long.

Where is Sally?

Sally lives on our drive in the village of Dymock in Gloucestershire - just 4 miles from the market towns of Newent and Ledbury. Dymock is 12 mins from junction 3 on the M50. Ledbury Train station is 4 miles away with direct trains from here to London Paddington and Birmingham.
Dymock is located where the three Shires meet: Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire and well situated for Forest of Dean, South Wales and the Cotswolds.
Address
2 Dowles Cottages,Dymock
GL18 2AF
Customer Car Parking
Off street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Sally 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 - with slightly out of date maps £0
Breakfast Hamper for 4 £21.5
Bedding for 4 £24
Camping Furniture (2 x chairs) £5
Double airbed £10
Awning - Retro Drive-away with inner tent and groundsheet £47.5

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.

Sally 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 £500 and £1000 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 £500).

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: Non-compliant

Travelling with Children

Sally is suitable for travelling with children.

2 x child bunks fit over the 2nd row of seats securely. The bunk bed, made bespokely for the space, takes just a few minutes to put together with a secure slot system and can be stored away in the over cab locker when not in use. Each bunk measures 1.6m and can take up to 50kg. We recommend the bunks will take up to a 12 year old. There is space for a small free standing travel cot. There is also plenty of space in the kingsize bed too.
All seat are equipped with 3 point seat belts and are suitable for both child (forward facing) and baby (rear facing) car seats. There are no ISO fixing points available.

Pet Policy

Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle

European Travel

Sally cannot be taken outside the UK

Price Seasons

From To Price
01/11/2016 21/12/2016 LOW
22/12/2016 04/01/2017 MID
05/01/2017 08/02/2017 LOW
09/02/2017 16/02/2017 MID
17/02/2017 31/03/2017 LOW
01/04/2017 31/05/2017 MID
01/06/2017 16/06/2017 HIGH
17/06/2017 26/06/2017 SPECIAL
27/06/2017 31/08/2017 HIGH
01/09/2017 31/10/2017 MID
01/11/2017 20/12/2017 LOW
21/12/2017 03/01/2018 MID

Note: Dates subject to change without warning