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Essential Information

  • Collect from: Catford, London , South East
  • Size: Roomy
  • Belted seats: 5
  • !Limited payload: This vehicle may not be designed for 5 adult passenger plus luggage. See Vehicle Details for the exact payload.
  • Sleeps: 3 Adults 2 Child(ren)
  • Bed types: King size bed (192x164cm) suitable for 3 adults, Double bunk (181x164cm) suitable for children.
  • License Required: Standard UK/EU license
  • Europe
  • Shower
  • Festivals
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Tow bar
  • Heating
  • Air Con.
  • Built-in Toilet
  • London L.E.Z.
  • Helpful owners & a beautiful camper van to take around the Cotwolds.

    Adam Street ~ August 2018
  • Herb Camper van... Great service from lovely, helpful & friendly people. Great effort & would recommend.

    Mikal T ~ October 2018
  • Amazing trip with our 3 kids, wonderful van and wonderful owners!!

    Philip ~ April 2019
  • Humans treating humans like... humans! Thanks guys. Speak very soon.

    Shayla ~ March 2019

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

Herb is a home away from home. His ability to go completely off grid with the use of solar energy allows an irresistible sense of freedom and adventure.

Large enough to accommodate a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 kids) or 3 mates wanting to travel together, Herb is a great size for a home on wheels.
Herb can be used on both your summer and winter travels, fully insulated and with the use of a wood burner to keep you cosy in the colder months.

He has a full working kitchen with 2 ring gas hob, kitchen with running hot water and fridge, with lots of worktop space so cooking enthusiasts can still rustle up a proper meal.

The use of natural wood and reclaimed tin and copper give Herb a wonderful rustic feel. He has endless storage for all the family with the use of the the under-seat bench area, kitchen cupboards and over head cab shelf. Plus your very own branch to hang up your coat on too!

Herb has a really cosy seating area that can seat up to 6 comfortably, for those days when you want to just listen to the rain patter on the roof, or play one of his many board games. He has lots of books to keep the kids and adults occupied!

The seating area doubles up as a very large bed so you can get a comfortable nights sleep, and there is a double bunk bed for the kids too.

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: Volkswagen , Crafter
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 2010
    • Engine:
      • Size: 2.5 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Fuel Efficiency: 31mpg
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears: 6
    • Size: 6.94m x 1.99m x 3m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 3500kg
      • Unladen: 3060kg
      • Payload: kg

        Warning! Limited Payload. All drivers must be aware that with 5 belted seats the payload of this vehicle could be exceeded with normal use. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure that the total vehicle weight including driver, passengers and luggage, does not exceed 3500kg whilst on the road.

    • Belted seats: 5
    • Air Conditioned Cab: Yes

    Seating

    3 x 3 point front facing belted seats in the cab.
    2 x 3 point side facing belted seats in the back (bench seats).

    Conversion Story

    After a doing a lot of research and viewing many different types of panel vans for our conversion, we finally found the perfect one to become Herb! The van was originally a white panel van used for removal hire, so it had minimal wear and tear which was good. It has a LWB and a high roof perfect size for our family of 4 and our van pup! When we purchased the van it was in a great condition mechanically which was very important to us, with a replaced engine and most importantly we chose the ADBlue model which is better on fuel consumption and emissions. It came with a full service history and up to date MOT's, a great blank canvas for our conversion.
    We knew exactly how we wanted Herb to look and to function for us as a family, however we didn't quite have the practical capabilities to make our vision a reality...so we sought out the help of Jim & the team at Shred & Butta who were amazing and completely understood how we wanted Herb to look and work. We wanted to create a rustic homely feel to Herb and to bring the nature inside, so the use of lots of natural wood helped to create this look. Some of our favourite features in Herb are the reclaimed tin roof for our wood burner surround, an old fire station brushed copper water hose as one of our kitchen lights, as well as an oxidised copper sink all the way from Egypt with handmade copper tap.
    As a family with two kids and a puppy, storage was key and also having a place for everything in the van, so I love that we have masses of storage under the two bench seats, as well as under the kitchen, and a nifty use of the cab area with a shelf for clothes and towels etc, also the branch hooks by the door are so useful for tidying away all our coats and shoes. The final main requirement that we desperately wanted for Herb was the ability to be off grid, and we have achieved this with the use of solar panels. We've also recently installed a battery converter so that when you're driving your're charging the battery, perfect for cloudy days when the solar panels need a bit of help! Meaning we really can go anywhere in Herb with no planning needed! The overall build from when we first bought the van took about 12 weeks and it was an amazing process to be part of.
  • The Accommodation

    Sleeping & Seating

    Herb has a King size bed (192x164cm) suitable for 3 adults, Double bunk (181x164cm) suitable for children. which accommodates:

    • 3 adult(s)
    • 2 child(ren)

    There is sociable seating for up to 6 people inside Herb .

    Heating

    There is a Woodburner to warm you up on colder days.

    Kitchen facilities

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

    Cooking Equipment

    Toaster
    kettle
    coffee peculator
    many pots & pans for cooking
    Cutlery - knives, forks, spoons for 5
    Plates, bowls, serving dishes, cups for 5
    cooking utensils; large spoons, knives
    chopping boards
    strainer

    Water is provided by: 25l portable waster & 25l portable clean water
    gravity tap
    sink

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: No

    Electrical Facilities

    • Electrical Hookup (240v)
    • Leisure Battery
    • Solar panel charging.
    • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets
    • Power Invertor

    Audio Equipment

    cab area - aux & usb radio connection
    portable radio

    Storage

    Two large storage areas underneath the bench seats. Cupboards for storage under the kitchen area. Large shelf in kitchen for storing food, utensils etc. Overhead shelf in the cab area for towels/clothes etc.

    Other Items

    reverse parking camera
    mini vacuum cleaner
    dustpan & brush
    cleaning products
    kids board games
    radio

  • Location & Parking

    Where is Herb?

    Herb lives in leafy South East London, and is parked outside our house on a quiet residential street. Herb is a 15 minute walk from both Catford & Catford Bridge train stations, only 11 minutes from London Bridge and other major London stations.

    Great areas to visit with Herb in under 2 hours nearby including Surrey, Kent, and West Sussex, in particular West Wittering with its endless sandy beaches is a must!
    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 times are either at 12 noon Monday to Friday or between 5-7pm after we finish work.
    Weekend pick up times can be more flexible, either morning or evening are preferable.
    Please contact us to confirm both pick up and drop off time, thanks.

    Customer Car Parking
    Off street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Herb 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
    Sat Nav £7.5
    Bedding for 4 £24
    Barbecue, grill, bag of English woodland charcoal £10
    Fire kit- Logs/Kindling/Newspaper £8
    12v Fan £3.5
    Camping Furniture (4 x chairs) £10
    Charcoal £8
    Bedding for bunks (3 children's sleeping bags) £20
    12v cool box £8
    Fire pit/BBQ £10
    Portable toilet plus Annex/Utility tent £17.5
    Flashlight £2
    Electric Rechargeable Outdoor Shower and Tent £7
    250g Freshly Roasted Coffee £5
    Car Seat - Group 0+ (infant) £15
    Car Seat - Group 1, 2, 3 £15
    Bedding for 3 £18

    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

    Herb 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: Yes Compliant

    Travelling with Children

    Herb is suitable for travelling with children.

    Kids will love the big bunk bed in Herb, with their own little ladder to access the bed and their very own dreamcatcher. The double bunk has a metal rail connected for safety too. Our kids love sleeping above us and being close enough for us to tickle their toes! Younger kids can travel in the front cab with space for their car seats. For older kids they may wish to sit on the bench seats in the back of the van with a view out the back and a table to chill out by. We do have a wood burner, so very little ones should be careful not to touch when the fire is on! Kids will love the back door portholes and collection of kids games in the underseat storage for rainy days.

    Pet Policy

    Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle

    European Travel

    Herb cannot be taken outside the UK

    Driving in London

    Herb can be driven inside London's Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) but NOT inside London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone. If you need to drive inside the ULEZ you need to Pay to Drive in Central 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
    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) £73 £90 £107 £124
    Fri-Sun (Day rate) £102 £127 £149 £173
    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.