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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
  • We had such a fantastic time in Roma! It was one of the best weekends away! Everything worked & was just perfect.

    Liz ~ February 2019
  • I couldn't recommend it more highly. Really comfy van with everything you could possibly need. Really comfortable beds - haven't slept so well in ages.

    Kim ~ June 2019
  • The interiors are absolutely beautiful...Love the fact that you don't have to faff around pulling beds out...Emily couldn't be more helpful

    Juliet ~ March 2019
  • Roma as an ease to drive, we had a lovely time

    Charlotte ~ July 2019
  • It was surprisingly spacious and we all felt snug and at home each evening

    Nick ~ August 2019
  • Especially useful was the solar power that kept the food fresh all weekend

    Janet ~ August 2019
  • We loved eating under the awning then heading inside and cosying up under a blanket

    Anna ~ September 2019

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.

Campervan hire in Oxfordshire has never looked so good. 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. In the morning, just throw open the back doors to immerse yourself in whatever view you have chosen for that day.

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 sociable dining area for 4. Roma comes with built-in heating so she's perfect for winter adventures as well as family summer holidays.

Roma the handcrafted camper van now lives in a charming tiny village in the Oxfordshire countryside. The surrounding areas are well worth a visit. But as a modern Sprinter with 6 gears, heading further afield is no problem. And with her central location you might choose to go to London, Wales, the Cotswolds or the South Coast; the options are limitless!

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 or isofix. These join the front seats to create the dining area.
    All seats 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 Romany 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 detail. With her gypsy painted panel design, handmade 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 with freezer compartment
    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 4
    side plates x 4
    bowls x 4
    Mugs x 4
    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 to 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, which is the size of a double bed and more.
    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. and for alfresco dining.

    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 used for the Oxford Tube Bus service, which is also an excellent service from London Victoria, Marble Arch, Notting Hill, Shepherd Bush and Hillingdon or from Oxford. This 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 i am available and need be I can arrange a transfer 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.
    Address
    4 Mafeking Row,
    Shirburn,
    Watlington
    OX495DW
    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. This is also dependent on other bookings that i may have.
    Please 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
    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
    Travelling to Europe? (VOH cert required) £8
    Travelling to Europe within 7 days? (VOH cert required with special delivery) £14.95

    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 like Dobble, Scrabble, Backgammon, Yahtzee, Cards and more.
    Each bed area has a socket and USB charging point fro iPads, phones etc.
    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.

    Driving in London

    Roma 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
    02/09/201931/10/2019Mid
    01/11/201918/12/2019Low
    19/12/201905/01/2020Low Mid
    06/01/202006/02/2020Low
    07/02/202023/02/2020Low Mid
    24/02/202031/03/2020Low
    01/04/202021/05/2020Mid
    22/05/202021/06/2020High
    22/06/202030/06/2020Glastonbury
    01/07/202030/08/2020High
    01/09/202031/10/2020Mid
    01/11/202017/12/2020Low
    18/12/202010/01/2021Low Mid
    11/01/2021TBCHigh

    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.