- Collect from: Frodsham, Cheshire, North West
- Size: Roomy
- Belted seats: 4
- Sleeps: 2 Adults 2 Child(ren)
- Bed types: Full size double (120cm x 190cm), single bed above the cab (90cm x 190cm) and a small bed single on front seats (50cm x 140cm)
- License Required: Standard UK/EU license
- Tow bar
- Air Con.
- Built-in Toilet
- London L.E.Z.
Cosy and comfortable - 10/10 would hire againSimon Marlin ~ September 2017
waves on the motorway & compliments in the campsiteBelen Carsi ~ August 2017
Definitely a head turner. Hiring again very soonKaren Sampson ~ July 2017
Campertastastic ... like driving your front room aboutLeon Maitland ~ April 2018
would definitely hire again and 100% recommend to anyone taking a road trip!Anne Taylor ~ July 2018
Didn’t want to give him back.. would definitely hire again.Ad gray ~ June 2018
Sir James was the talk of everywhere we went - wouldn't hesitate recommending to othersKeira Lutz ~ May 2018
A great time in Sir James. Would recommend to anyone!David L ~ September 2018
Awesome adventure, brilliant owners, cant wait to hire again, top camperIan ~ January 2019
I would recommend and will be booking again soon.Jamie ~ May 2019
Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Sir James'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.
As his name suggests, Sir James is dead posh. Hop in and you’ll find ingenious planning makes great use of space, with plenty of beds and seats, all beautifully upholstered. A kitchen with fridge and running hot water, toilet/shower, 240v electrical hook-up and a gas heater will take care of your other creature comforts.
Everything’s built and finished to a professional, modern standard and, being a Volkswagen T5, he’s reliable and easy to drive, too.
Sir James is a top-quality conversion by Devon-based Retro Tourers, and offers all the comfort of a motorhome with far more fun - ideal for a funky family glamping trip to be hired from Liverpool.
You can read all about when Jo from Kiddie Holidays took away Sir James with her family to the Delamere Forest on Cheshire.
- The Vehicle
- Vehicle Type: Volkswagen, T5
- Registration: emailed when you book
- Vehicle Year: 2004
- Size: 1.9 litres
- Fuel: Diesel
- Fuel Efficiency: 40mpg
- Transmission: Manual
- Gears: 5
- Size: 6m x 2.05m x 2.85m (LxWxH)
- Maximum: 3000kg
- Unladen: 2520kg
- Payload: kg
- Belted seats: 4
Two just behind
Conversion StorySir James was built by Buzz of Retro Tourer Ltd. He wanted a practical family campervan that looked cool and retro.
It's original used was a pick up van used by tradesmen. The body is made of aluminium and the conversion was carried out in Devon.
- The Accommodation
Sleeping & Seating
Sir James has a Full size double (120cm x 190cm), single bed above the cab (90cm x 190cm) and a small bed single on front seats (50cm x 140cm) which accommodates:
- 2 adult(s)
- 2 child(ren)
There is sociable seating for up to 6 people inside Sir James .
There is a Gas Heater to warm you up on colder days.
- two hobs for cooking
- Water Tank
- Running hot water.
SMEV 2 burner LPG hob and sink
Water is provided by: 41 litre fresh water tank and a 41 litre grey water tank
Truma combi 4e (electric and LPG) for hot water and heating
- Shower: Yes
- Built in toilet
- Electrical Hookup (240v)
- Leisure Battery
- 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets
- Power Invertor
Storage under seats and in above locker cupboards, wardrobe also.
- Location & Parking
Where is Sir James?Campervan hire with Sir James starts in Frodsham, in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, right next to Delamere Forest,. 20 minutes from Chester, 35 minutes from Manchester or Liverpool airports. 1 hr 15 mins to the Peak District or Snowdonia National Park, 1 hr 30 mins to the Lake District.
AddressBirch Hill House, Bushells Lane, Kingswood, Frodsham.
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.
From the owner:Alternative handover times by arrangement
Customer Car ParkingOff street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Sir James 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 Classical Guitar £15 Bedding for 4 £24 Barbecue, grill, bag of English woodland charcoal £10 Camping Furniture (2 x chairs) £5 Camping Furniture (4 x chairs) £10 Bedding for bunks (3 children's sleeping bags) £20 Towels (4 x medium) £10 Towel set for 2: 2 large + 2 small towels £8 Bedding for 3 £18 Towels (3 large fluffy ones) £10
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
Sir James 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: No
- London Low Emission Zone: No not-compliant
Travelling with Children
Sir James is suitable for travelling with children.
The top bunk is a full size single bed and could maybe squeeze 2 littlest ones up there (90cm x 190cm). The front bed is suitable for a child up to about 10 years old (50cm x 140cm).
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 TravelSir James cannot be taken outside the UK
Driving in LondonSir James can NOT be driven inside London's Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) or London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone. If you need to drive inside either the LEZ or ULEZ you need to Pay to Drive in London
- 200 miles per day
- and then 20 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 2019 Low Low Mid Mid High Mon-Thur (Day rate) £69 £85 £101 £117 Fri-Sun (Day rate) £97 £120 £142 £164 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 Date & Price' button to get an exact quote.