Essential Information

  • Collect from: Kendal, North West
  • Size: Roomy
  • Belted seats: 3
  • Sleeps: 2 Adults
  • Bed types: Short Double bed (5'7" or 1.7m)
  • License Required: Standard UK/EU license
  • Europe
  • Shower
  • Festivals
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Tow bar
  • Heating
  • Air Con.
  • Built-in Toilet
  • London L.E.Z.
  • We've had a beautiful week & will recommend Emma to everyone!

    Sam and Joe ~ May 2018

Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Emma'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.

If you are looking for Campervan hire in Cumbria, look no further than your perfect adventure companion Emma. Classy and cool, she has been brilliantly thought through to create a sense of spaciousness while being compact and easy to drive.

Simplicity is everything with Emma. With a fixed bed there is no daily faffing to worry about. Her carpentry is perfectly simple - nothing extraneous, everything finished to perfection - it comes as no surprise that she was created by a master carpenter. She has an easily dismountable table inside or you can use the camping chairs and table provided for the full outdoor experience. With an instant awning, even the rain doesn't need to stand in your way.

Based in Kendal, 'the gateway to the lake district' she has everything on her doorstep from stunning lake views to mountain road passes. With loads of storage, including a separate storage box for your muddy gear, and a permanent bike rack, she is ready and raring for adventure.

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: VW, Crafter 2.5 TDI
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 2007
    • Engine:
      • Size: 2.5 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Fuel Efficiency: 40mpg
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears: 6
    • Size: 5.9m x 2m x 2.7m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 3500kg
      • Unladen: 2100kg
      • Payload: kg
    • Belted seats: 3


    The vehicle is equipped with a single driver's seat and a double passenger seat. All fitted with 3 point seat belts.

    Conversion Story

    The vehicle was born in the Lake District and started off as a works vehicle for a local tradesman. John Purcell is a carpenter renowned for his excellence in hand crafted furniture. He turned his passion for carpentry to his vehicle when he decided to convert his Crafter into a Camper Van.

    He used all locally sourced materials with the main kitchen and furniture being made from Ash from his neighbours' woodland. His aim with the camper van was to make it spacious and maximise every inch of space, which has been done to perfection.

    Mathew and Mike, two brothers-in-law, bought the Camper van to explore the lake district with their children. The name 'Emma' has been derived from their children's names Ellisa, Miley, Mace and Aliya.
  • The Accommodation

    Sleeping & Seating

    Emma has a Short Double bed (5'7" or 1.7m) which accommodates:

    • 2 adult(s)

    There is sociable seating for up to 3 people inside Emma and there are 3 portable seats included in the hire for use outside.


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

    Kitchen facilities

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

    Cooking Equipment

    The kitchen is equipped with the following:-
    4 Cups
    4 Plates
    4 Dishes
    1 Frying Pan
    2 Pans
    Cutlery Set with 4 Knifes, 4 Forks and 4 Spoons
    Kitchen Knives
    Bottle Opener and Corkscrew
    Chopping Board
    2 Glasses
    Tea Towel
    Spoon Set
    Measuring Jug
    Can Opener

    Water is provided by: 10 Litre Portable Container with electric tap

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: No
    • Portable toilet available: Chemical Toilet with outside tent

    Electrical Facilities

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


    There is a large amount of storage in the back underneath the bed. The vehicle also has 2 large drawers for clothing etc which pulls out from under the bed, inside the Camper.

    Where the table is located, there is a storage box for wellies and other items you want to keep separate from your cloths.
    The kitchen is also equipped with many cupboards for food ect.

    The twin bike rack is permanently fixed to the van at no extra charge.

  • Location & Parking

    Where is Emma?

    The Camper will be parked at Yes Car Sales, a local car garage, where you can leave your car in a secure locked compound whilst on your travels.

    We are located 5 minutes away from Kendal train station where transportation to our holding yard is provided. If preferred, we can collect you from Oxenholme main line station for an additional charge.
    Unit 8
    Mealbank Enterprise Park
    LA9 6LZ
    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 Parking
    Off street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Emma 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
    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

    Emma 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: Not Permitted
    • London Low Emission Zone: Compliant

    Travelling with Children

    Emma is suitable for travelling with children.

    There is space on the floor for a travel cot

    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!

    However, please be aware that other customers will not appreciate the smell of pets. If we receive the van back and feel it needs a deep clean, including new bedding and mattress, it will be taken from the security deposit.

    European Travel

    Emma cannot be taken outside the UK

    Mileage Limits

    • Full Price High Season – unlimited mileage
    • All other seasons and discounted bookings:
      • 200 miles per day
      • and then20 pence per mile
    This will mean the vast majority of customers won't be charge 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) £62 £76 £90 £104
    Fri-Sun (Day rate) £86 £107 £126 £146
    Weekend (3 days)
    Week (7 days)
    Min hire period 3 3 3 5

    Notes: Prices may change without warning and for certain events will vary. Please click the 'Check Date & Price' button to get an exact quote.