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Essential Information

  • 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
  • Europe
  • Shower
  • Festivals
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Tow bar
  • Heating
  • Air Con.
  • Built-in Toilet
  • London L.E.Z.
  • Cosy and comfortable - 10/10 would hire again

    Simon Marlin ~ September 2017
  • waves on the motorway & compliments in the campsite

    Belen Carsi ~ August 2017
  • Definitely a head turner. Hiring again very soon

    Karen Sampson ~ July 2017
  • Campertastastic ... like driving your front room about

    Leon 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 others

    Keira 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 camper

    Ian ~ 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.

Suave Sir James offers retro cool and contemporary luxury in an unforgettable package: his distinctive aluminium body looks like a retro rocket ship headed for the stars!

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. 

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: Volkswagen, T5
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 2004
    • Engine:
      • Size: 1.9 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Fuel Efficiency: 40mpg
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears: 5
    • Size: 6m x 2.05m x 2.85m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 3000kg
      • Unladen: 2520kg
      • Payload: kg
    • Belted seats: 4


    Two upfront
    Two just behind

    Conversion Story

    Sir 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.

    Kitchen facilities

    • two hobs for cooking
    • Sink
    • Water Tank
    • Running hot water.

    Cooking Equipment

    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

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: Yes
    • Built in toilet

    Electrical Facilities

    • 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.
    Birch Hill House, Bushells Lane, Kingswood, Frodsham.

    WA6 6HX
    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 Parking
    Off 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

  • Extras

    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.

  • Usage
    • 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 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

    Sir James cannot be taken outside the UK

    Driving in London

    Sir 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

    Mileage Limits

    • 200 miles per day
    • and then 20 pence per mile
    This will mean the vast majority of customers won't be charged 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.
  • Season dates
    20/12/201806/01/2019Low Mid
    08/02/201924/02/2019Low Mid
    19/12/201905/01/2020Low Mid

    Note: Dates subject to change without warning

  • Prices

    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.