Essential Information

  • Collect from: Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
  • Size: Delux
  • Belted seats: 3
  • Sleeps: 3 Adults 1 Child(ren)
  • Bed types: Double bed across the width at the back,(175 cm x 135 cm) plus a 7 foot couch with a full single mattress.
  • License Required: Standard UK/EU license
  • Europe
  • Shower
  • Festivals
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Tow bar
  • Heating
  • Air Con.
  • Built-in Toilet
  • London L.E.Z.
  • Hamish is a wonderful campervan - full of character

    Robert ~ January 2018
  • We travelled all the way to the Isle of Skye...our adventures were amazing and with Hamish we didn't have to leave the comforts of home."

    Caity & Rowan ~ December 2017
  • Thank you for letting us leave in your (made out of love) Hamish

    unknown ~ March 2018
  • The perfect way to travel Scotland! beautiful interior & inspirational

    Emily and Rhys ~ April 2018
  • An amazing trip! Van in great shape and owners incredibly helpful

    Rebecca Granger ~ April 2018
  • An amazing trip. Hamish's owners are very helpful and friendly.

    Jonny Davies ~ April 2018
  • I think I might be a little bit in love with Hamish!

    Gillian Holmes ~ July 2018
  • Having a camper enabled us to have experiences that no other way of travelling would have afforded

    Loz Samuels ~ May 2018
  • What an absolutely incredible experience we had in Hamish

    Lynsey ~ July 2018

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

Hamish is a true Scot. Made from reclaimed whisky barrels at his home near Edinburgh, he will provide a hearty welcome to guests wishing to roam Scotland in a campervan. His owners, Anita and James, make their living creating beautiful handmade objects from whisky barrel wood, so it was no challenge to them to transform this carpet-washing van into a luxury campervan hire experience for two.

Everything has been thought of to make your hire as comfortable as possible, from the spacious fixed bed, to the flip-up worktop extender; the propex heater inside to the outdoor fire pit. And don’t forget the ingenious slow cooker, which allows you to arrive at your destination in your campervan, with dinner already made!

This is a practical van but he is executed with the most exquisite craftsmanship and bags of creative flair. They say that a Scotsman’s home is his castle, and Hamish’s waney edges, ornate decorations and beautiful handpainted details combine to make him feel like a palace on wheels.

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: Vauxhall , Movano
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 2012
    • Engine:
      • Size: 2.3 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Fuel Efficiency: 28mpg
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears: 6
    • Size: 6.8m x 2m x 2.5m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 3500kg
      • Unladen: 3060kg
      • Payload: kg
    • Belted seats: 3

    Seating

    3 front seats consisting of driver and passenger seats - both with 3 point seat belts. The middle seat folds down to allow some access from front to back if it is raining.

    Conversion Story

    Hamish started life as a carpet washing van! We saw him and decided he would make an awesome camper. Using reclaimed whisky barrel oak and some other pieces of beautiful birchwood, showing all of its natural beauty we began the build. Hamish has been designed as a luxury 3 berth campervan. The emphasis is on comfort. With a full sized double bed across the rear, and a 7 ft couch/bed, it is glamping at it's most comfortable. We have a little business making hand crafted hobbity style cupboards and gift items from recycled Scottish whisky barrel wood - this has been the basis of this camper. The kitchen is amazingly large and easy to use, once you extend the work surface. We have included an ingenious slow cooker which needs no power. Just start your meal off on the hob, give it 10 minutes or so to get going, then pop the whole pan (provided with the wonderbag) into the special insulated bag and travel to your destination, where a welcome hot meal will be ready for you in the evening. A safe compact, self contained little campfire is included for use outside and you will get a crate of whisky barrel oak to start you off. There is a canopy to fit over the sliding door if it is raining but not too cold. The portholes open and it is really nice to have one open when sleeping. If it is chilly in the evening, there is a propex heater which blows hot air and heats the space amazingly quickly. We went away for a month in Hamish and came back feeling refreshed and invigorated - who said camping had to be hard going?!
  • The Accommodation

    Sleeping & Seating

    Hamish has a Double bed across the width at the back,(175 cm x 135 cm) plus a 7 foot couch with a full single mattress. which accommodates:

    • 3 adult(s)
    • 1 child(ren)

    There is sociable seating for up to 6 people inside Hamish and there are 1 portable seats included in the hire for use outside.

    Heating

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

    Kitchen facilities

    • three hobs for cooking
    • Sink
    • Water Tank
    • Fridge: travel fridge 12v and 240v

    Cooking Equipment

    6 of forks spoons, knives. 4 teaspoons. 1 serving spoon. 6 egg cups. 6 large plates.6 small plates. 6 bowls. 6 tumblers. 4 wine glasses. 1 teapot. 1 copper kettle. 4 tea towels.6 cups. 1 tin opener. 1 whisk. 2 veg knives. 1 peeler. 1 tongs.1 scissors. 1 large saucepan withlid. 1 small saucepan. 2 frying pans. 1 chopping board. 1 rolling pin. 1 colander. 1 funnel. 1 salad chopper thingy. 1 metal container.

    Water is provided by: Portable water container with electric tap.

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: No

    Electrical Facilities

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

    Audio Equipment

    DAB radio/cd player with bluetooth and aux outlet. This is located in cab.

    Storage

    Generous under couch storage - 7' x 2'. Large garage under double bed accessed from the rear doors. Top cupboards along one side. Under sink and cooker storage. Extra workspace and small chest of drawers opposite kitchen for cutlery etc.

    Other Items

    A selection of games including scrabble, dominos and cards. Some books of interest also. Binoculars and bird watching book.

  • Location & Parking

    Where is Hamish?

    Hamish lives near Dunfermline on our farm just 10 minutes from the Forth bridges. Only 20 minute drive from Edinburgh airport.

    We can offer pick up and drop off from Edinburgh airport for a small charge of £20. We are just 5 minutes away from Inverkeithing train station and can pick up from there free of charge.
    Address
    East Bungalow
    Eastergellet Farm
    Grange Road
    Dunfermline
    Fife
    KY11 3DZ
    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:We work from home so are very flexible.Although pick up is normally 2 pm and drop off at 12 noon, we do understand that an evening plane can be very cost effective for you, so we can always fit in with you if this is the case!

    Customer Car Parking
    Off street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Hamish 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
    Camping Furniture (table and 2 x chairs) £10
    Barbecue, grill, bag of English woodland charcoal £10
    Fire kit- Logs/Kindling/Newspaper £8
    Bow saw and small axe £6
    Road Atlas £1.5
    Fire pit/BBQ £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.

  • Insurance, Breakdown & Drivers

    Hamish 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: Permitted
    • London Low Emission Zone: Compliant

    Travelling with Children

    Hamish is suitable for travelling with children.

    Children are welcome. The portholes are fun for children!

    Pet Policy

    Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle.

    European Travel

    Yes you can take Hamish 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.
  • Season dates
    FromToPrice
    01/09/201831/10/2018Mid
    01/11/201819/12/2018Low
    20/12/201806/01/2019Low Mid
    07/01/201907/02/2019Low
    08/02/201924/02/2019Low Mid
    25/02/201931/03/2019Low
    01/04/201922/05/2019Mid
    23/05/201923/06/2019High
    24/06/201930/06/2019Glastonbury
    01/07/201901/09/2019High
    02/09/201931/10/2019Mid
    01/11/201918/12/2019Low
    19/12/201905/01/2020Low Mid
    06/01/2020TBCHigh

    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.