Her creators put a lot of work into all the authentic details, from the tiles to the jewel coloured curtains, the cushions to the light switches and many more quirky touches you will discover during your stay. But this is a riad you can take with you!
Enjoy sitting outdoors with the protection of the terracotta shade sail and picnic rug, and for those cool evenings around the campfire enjoy the warmth of the fleece throws. Then stretch out in the super king size bed for a good night’s sleep. However you spend your holiday, let Esmerelda be your oasis of calm and tranquillity to escape to.
Couldn't have been more comfortable...Can't wait for the next trip!
Glastonbury at 50+...SO QUIET...slept 8 hours each night.
...enjoyed all the thought that has gone into Esmerelda.
Thank you for the perfect home on wheels for our trip down the west coast of Ireland
Thank you Esmerelda for being a brilliant travel companion
Fantastic views and an amazing time- Dave popped the question and i said Yes!!!
Had a fantastic time recreating our trip to New Zealand by going to Cornwall
Esmerelda took us to Totnes, Eden Project, the Lizard, Penzance and North Cornwall
Fab views, basic camping, but everything you need here in Esmerelda.
Thank you so much. Took it to Glastonbury and had the best nights sleep of any festival.
Thank you for being ever-so cosy and a lovely self-contained host with all we needed
Comfortable and spacious but also nimble enough to fit down the smallest of Devonshire lanes.
Facilities and design of Esmerelda is impeccable - attention to the smallest detail evident.
Lovely people, beautiful vans.
We had an unforgettable time together. Absolutely recommended!
slept better in her than we do at home!
- Collect from: Chorley, Lancashire, North West
- Size: Roomy
- 3 belted seats
- Sleeps = 2 Adults
- Super King size which can comfortably sleep 2 adults - 180cm x 170cm
|Prices for 2018||Low||Low Mid||Mid||High|
|Mon-Thur (Day rate)||£58||£71||£84||£98|
|Fri-Sun (Day rate)||£81||£100||£118||£137|
|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.
- Vehicle Type: Ford , Transit LWB 90 350
- Registration: emailed when you book
- Vehicle Year: 2003
- Size: 2.4 litres
- Fuel: Diesel
- Fuel Efficiency: 30mpg
- Transmission: Manual
- Gears: 5
- Size: 6m x m x 3m (LxWxH)
- Maximum: 3500kg
- Unladen: 2500kg
- Payload: kg
- Belted seats: 3
- Tow Bar: Yes
She made the journey up to Lancashire and now resides in Chorley.
Sleeping & Seating
Esmerelda has a Super King size which can comfortably sleep 2 adults - 180cm x 170cm which accommodates:
- 2 adult(s)
There is sociable seating for up to 4 people inside Esmerelda .
- two gas hobs for cooking
- Water Tank
- Fridge: coolbox
Cutlery, crockery and cooking equipment for up to 2 people.
cupboards and under bed storage.
Water is provided by: 27 litre refillable water container with electric tap
- Shower: No
- Portable toilet available as extra
- Leisure Battery
- 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets
CD/Radio in cab
Portable DAB radio in the back
Cupboards, shelves and drawers as well as plenty of under-bench storage
Good old fashioned paper AA maps
Where is Esmerelda?Esmerelda lives just 5 minutes off the M61 @ Junction 8 in Chorley Lancashire. We are also withn within 10 minutes of the M6 & M65 and 15 minutes from the M60.
Accessible train stations are Manchester, Wigan, Preston, Bolton and Blackburn.
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:Pick up after 2pm
Drop off before 12 noon
Times can be arranged individually especially for longer bookings. We're happy to be flexible if she's still available a few days before your booking.
Customer Car ParkingOff 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.
|Bedding for 2||£12|
|Bike rack (for two bikes)||£10|
|Climate change adaptation and mitigation contribution||£2.5|
|Fire kit- Logs/Kindling/Newspaper||£8|
|Bow saw and small axe||£6|
|Camping Furniture (2 x chairs)||£5|
|Quality Campfire/Portable BBQ & tools||£8|
|Portable Camping Toilet with Utility Tent||£17.5|
|Towels (4 x medium)||£10|
|Electric Rechargeable Outdoor Shower and Tent||£7|
|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.
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.
Please let us know if you require more crockery and cuttlery.
Get in touch for a quote.
- 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.
Note: Dates subject to change without warning
Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Esmerelda'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.