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Essential Information

  • Collect from: Watlington, Oxfordshire, South East
  • Size: Delux
  • Belted seats: 4
  • !Limited payload: This vehicle may not be designed for 4 adult passenger plus luggage. See Vehicle Details for the exact payload.
  • Sleeps: 4 Adults
  • Bed types: 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.
  • License Required: Standard UK/EU license
  • Europe
  • Shower
  • Festivals
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Tow bar
  • Heating
  • Air Con.
  • Built-in Toilet
  • London L.E.Z.
  • Had an absolutely brilliant fortnight in Roma, touring some Alpine lakes. The beds are super comfy and everything works as it should!

    Emily ~ September 2018

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.

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.

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • 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 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: 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 spared made with Romas eye for detail. With her hand made velvet curtains to keep you warm and cosy at night and plenty of cushions for comfort.
  • The Accommodation

    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 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 1
    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 4
    Wine glasses x 6
    cafetiere
    teapot
    hand towel x 1
    teatowels x 2

    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
    • Power Invertor

    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.

  • Location & Parking

    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. Nearest Train stations are High Wycombe or Princess Risborough. 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! This will need to be arranged in advance and a fee will be charged 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

  • Extras

    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
    12v Fan £3.5
    Camping Furniture (2 x chairs) £5
    Camping Furniture (4 x chairs) £10
    Solar Shower £3.5
    Hammock £8
    Road Atlas £1.5
    Portable Camping Toilet with Utility Tent £17.5
    Towels (4 x medium) £10
    Portable BBQ with 1 bag of charcoal £12
    Car Seat - Group 0+ (infant) £15
    Car Seat - Group 1, 2, 3 £15
    Travelling to Europe? (VOH cert required) £

    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

    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.

  • Usage
    • Take to Festivals: Yes
    • Smoking Policy: No Smoking, please.
    • European Travel: Yes covered
    • London Low Emission Zone: Yes Compliant

    Travelling with Children

    Roma is suitable for travelling with children.

    Roma is great fun for kids with the double sized bunk beds 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 and there is plenty of space for a family of 3 or 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 includes 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

    • 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
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    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) £65 £80 £95 £111
    Fri-Sun (Day rate) £92 £113 £134 £155
    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.