Roma

Roma may look and feel like a bohemian dream, but she was born from thorough research, planning, and real life-on-the-road experience. Her build was inspired by childhood years spent van-dwelling in Europe & Morocco, and combines the artistry & woodcraft of the traditional Roma vardo with a modern, well thought-out use of space.

Roma's full size double bunk beds sleep up to 4 adults - and they're fixed, which means no fussing with converting seats into mattresses after a long day's adventuring! This, along with her enchanting curved bulkheads and plush interior, makes cosying up in Roma a fairytale treat.

She comes equipped with everything you need to head off the beaten path. Using the gas hob & fridge, and her jars of herbs & spices, your wilderness cooking can be enjoyed in sociable comfort - as the two front seats swivel to form a dining area for 4.

Roma the handcrafted campervan now lives in a charming tiny village in the Oxfordshire countryside - but if you're looking for campervan hire near Oxford - she adores hitting the road with fellow wandering souls.

Essential Information

  • Collect from: Watlington, Oxfordshire, South East
  • Size: Delux
  • 4 belted seats
  • Sleeps = 4 Adults
  • The back of the van consists of two large full size double bunk beds. Both beds are 4'6' x 6'3". These can sleep two adults each or two adults and two children/two teenagers. No need to convert seats to beds as they are permanently made. Just hop into bed with no effort.
Europe
Shower
Festivals
Smoking
Pets
Tow bar
Heating
Air Con.
Built-in Toilet
London L.E.Z.

Prices for 2018 Low Low Mid Mid High
Mon-Thur (Day rate) £65 £80 £95 £111
Fri-Sun (Day rate) £92 £113 £134 £155
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.

Further Information

  • Vehicle Type: Mercedes Sprinter, Sprinter LWB
  • Registration: emailed when you book
  • Vehicle Year: 2011
  • Engine:
    • Size: 2143 litres
    • Fuel: Diesel
    • Fuel Efficiency: 33mpg
    • Transmission: Manual
    • Gears: 6
  • Size: 6.945m x 2.45m x 2.815m (LxWxH)
  • Weight:
    • Maximum: 3500kg
    • Unladen: 3100kg
    • Payload: kg

      Warning! Limited Payload. All drivers must be aware that with 4 belted seats the payload of this vehicle could be exceeded with normal use. It is the drivers responsibility to ensure that the total vehicle weight inlcuding driver, passengers and lugage, does not exceed 3500kg whilst on the road.

  • Belted seats: 4

Seating

Two front seats with 3 point harness seat belts. These both swivel round to create a dining area behind.
Rear twin seat forward facing with 3 point harness seat belts. These join the front seats to create the dining area.
All seat are suitable for child and baby seats????

Conversion Story

Roma has been inspired by my childhood years travelling throughout Europe and Morocco in a Mercedes van with my parents. And then finally living in a Roma caravan for a number years where my first son was born. Roma started life as a normal DPD delivery van until 2017 which was when i bought her. I started the conversion having planned, designed and researched all that i needed to turn her into a lavish style camper van inspired by Romany caravan interiors and the love of the road. A traditional Vardo caravan has a fabric stretched canvas. Roma has a beautifully wall papered ceiling with arched stripes of Ash recreating this design. The British Romani tradition of the vardo is seen as a high cultural point of both artistic design and a masterpiece of woodcrafters art, which Roma has in abundance. She is made from a locally fallen Olive Ash tree along with reclaimed wood. No expense has been made with Romas details, eye for detail and execution.

Sleeping & Seating

Roma has a The back of the van consists of two large full size double bunk beds. Both beds are 4'6' x 6'3". These can sleep two adults each or two adults and two children/two teenagers. No need to convert seats to beds as they are permanently made. Just hop into bed with no effort. which accommodates:

  • 4 adult(s)

There is sociable seating for up to 4 people inside Roma and there are 4 portable seats included in the hire for use outside.

Heating

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

Kitchen facilities

  • two gas hobs for cooking
  • Sink
  • Water Tank
  • Fridge: compressor (12v only)

Cooking Equipment

2 gas ring burner hob.
Large 12v electric fridge
Belfast sink
Cold tap with running water

frying pan
milk pan
2 x saucepan with lid
large pot with lid
wooden spoon set
ladle
spatula
tongs
potato masher
large knife
bread knife
small knife
chopping boards x 2
Copper kettle
silver spoons x 2
salad bowl
wooden bowl
bread basket
ceramic serving dish
dinner plates x 6
side plates x 6
bowls x 6
Mugs x 6
Tumblers x 6
Wine glasses x 6
cafetiere
teapot
hand towel x 1
teatowels x 3

Spice pots full of herbs and spices
Salt and Pepper grinders

Water is provided by: Large integrated water tank with electric pump which runs from the battery

Water is provided by: There is an under chassis water tank which provided fresh water through a handmade copper tap via a pump which automatically pumps water from the tank when the tap is turned on. There is an easy access filler cap to fill the tank with water when needed o the exterior of the van.
There is also a waste water tank which takes all your waste from the belfast sink.

Sanitary facilities

  • Shower: No
  • Portable toilet available as extra: Thetford Porta Potti Qube 335 is a terrifically compact portable chemical toilet. You have the option of hiring a toilet tent too.

Electrical Facilities

  • Leisure Battery
  • Solar panel charging.
  • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets

Audio Equipment

There is a built in Mercedes Sprinter stereo. Also a Sony car stereo which is above the drivers head with its own speakers running off the 12v system. It has bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, CD player and phono input.

Storage

Kitchen has 2 x drawers, 1 x under sink cupboard, 2 over head cupboards. 1 large sliding drawer under bed. 1 sliding drawer under seat
Bedroom has 4 cupboards (1 per person)
Large under bed storage area.
Sliding cupboards under twin seat storage.

Other Items

Roma has a large 4m Fiamma Awning with easy wind out mechanism creating the option of another shaded space outdoors. Not suitable for high winds but great in the sunshine.

Waterproof Mattress Protectors
Also i would like to offer the option of a waterproof mattress protecter for any mishaps your child/ren may have. If you feel you would like to opt in for this option please inform me. Any accidents with the mattresses will be charged for so better to be safe than sorry.

Reversing Camera
Roma has a reversing camera that shows up in the rear view mirror when in reverse gear. Making the possibly daunting task of reversing even easier.

Where is Roma?

Roma lives in a tiny village in the Oxfordshire countryside. We are only 1 mile from Jct 7 off the M40. There is a wonderful bus service from Heathrow and Gatwick to Lewknor which is only 1 mile away where i can pick you up. This is the same bus stop for the Oxford Tube Bus service which is excellent from London Victoria, Marble Arch, Notting Hill, Shepherd Bush and Hillingdon or from Oxford. This service is available 24 hrs every 10 minutes during the day and 20 minutes throughout the night. If need be i can provide a pick up service from Heathrow airport as i am only 30 mins away at a traffic free time, longer in rush hour! There will be a charge for this service.
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:I am freelance so i am pretty flexible with drop off and pick up times. Contact me to discuss your requirements.

Customer Car Parking
Off street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Roma 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
Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
Camping Furniture (table and 2 x chairs) £10
Bedding for 4 £24
Barbecue, grill, bag of English woodland charcoal £10
Camping Furniture (2 x chairs) £5
Camping Furniture (4 x chairs) £10
Hammock £8
Charcoal £8
Road Atlas £1.5
Portable Camping Toilet with Utility Tent £17.5
Towels (4 x medium) £10
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.

Roma 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: Permitted
  • London Low Emission Zone: Compliant

Travelling with Children

Roma is suitable for travelling with children.

Roma is great fun for kids. With the double bunk at the back. There are plenty of games provided to play.
Each bed area has a socket and USB charging point.
All the passenger seats are suitable for forward???? facing child and baby car seats, only the front passenger seat is suitable for rear facing baby seats (there are no passenger airbags)????? and there is plenty of space for a family of 3, 4

Pet Policy

Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle

European Travel

Yes you can take Roma outside the UK. Breakdown and insurance for European travel are included in the standard booking cost. Please note European travel include Republic of Ireland and the EU27. For other countries, please get in touch before you book and provide us with the dates, vehicle and countries to be visited.
Get in touch for a quote.

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