- Collect from: Bedminster, Bristol, South West
- Size: Roomy
- Belted seats: 3
- Sleeps: 2 Adults
- Bed types: There is a full length single bed (200cm x 80cm) which transforms into a double by adding an extra section (150cm x 43cm)
- License Required: Standard UK/EU license
- Tow bar
- Air Con.
- Built-in Toilet
- London L.E.Z.
All we can say is wow! Would highly recommendMatt Skinner ~ July 2018
Love Amelia. Phil has clearly put a lot of love into it and it shows!Pippa Carson ~ July 2018
Van is very well made and has the perfect cosy feeling.jamie angell ~ July 2018
Great company and fantastic vansCelia Duff ~ June 2018
Amelia is so well equipped - I definitely recommend it!Xevi Vigué ~ July 2018
Perfectly equipped and comfortable. Amelia made our holiday!!!Katy Pook ~ November 2017
It has been finished really well. Amelia was a joyCharlotte Aiken ~ July 2017
Great van, perfect for lounging whilst watching the world go by.Steve ~ August 2018
She's an incredible van, so well thought-out inside. Would highly recommend.WILL ~ August 2018
We loved snuggling up with the wood burner. She handled the roads well & the turbo made her easy to drive up the steep hills. Would definitely recommendNeil W ~ October 2018
Amazing experience, from start to end! Exactly what we hoped for & more. I'd recommend this to anyone - thank you for such a brilliant break.Jaclesac ~ November 2018
Phil is a great owner. Gregarious and a phone call away to help anytime.Zayem ~ June 2019
Super easy experience from start to finish; Phil was very helpful and didn't mind all our daft questionsHilary ~ June 2019
Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Amelia'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.
Handcrafted by a sculptor from reclaimed materials, Amelia’s stunning panelled interior is hung with original artworks chosen by her owner/creator to complement the ambience and features an elegant oak kitchen surface.
She simply invites you to stretch out and let go of the pressures of everyday life. But you won’t just spend your days in style – with a 21-inch TV, excellent Kenwood sound system and custom-designed woodburner, you’ll have all you need for seriously special evenings, too. Amelia is also ideally located if you are looking for campervan hire near Bristol Airport.
- The Vehicle
- Vehicle Type: Ford, Transit
- Registration: emailed when you book
- Vehicle Year: 2007
- Size: 2.4 litres
- Fuel: Diesel
- Transmission: Manual
- Gears: 6
- Size: 6m x 2.5m x 2.9m (LxWxH)
- Maximum: 3500kg
- Unladen: 2800kg
- Payload: kg
- Belted seats: 3
- Air Conditioned Cab: Yes
- Tow Bar: Yes
SeatingDriver plus two passengers in the front. All 3 point seatbelts.
Conversion StoryAmelia was originally a Sussex fire and rescue vehicle before Tomas Hutchins converted it into a wonderful high tech camper with an integrated Sony sound system and flat screen 21" TV. With a one off handmade wood burner made in Glastonbury by Snail stoves. It's ideal for when the weather turns out not to be, or just to relax in after a long day full of adventure. Amelia's owner Phil has added local artwork from artist at BV Studios where he makes wooden sculptures and keeps Amelia.
- The Accommodation
Sleeping & Seating
Amelia has a There is a full length single bed (200cm x 80cm) which transforms into a double by adding an extra section (150cm x 43cm) which accommodates:
- 2 adult(s)
There is sociable seating for up to 4 people inside Amelia .
There is a Woodburner to warm you up on colder days.
- two hobs for cooking
- Water Tank
- Fridge: coolbox
Set of 4 X 26" enamelled tin plates, 18cm bowls and 8cm mugs.
2 sharp knifes.
4 X forks, knives, soup spoons and teaspoons.
Cheese grater, bottle opener, can opener, cutting board,
Plastic spatula, spoon
10 Herbs n Spices.
Water is provided by: Large copper sink with over the sink electric tap from a 20lt tank.
- Shower: No
- Portable toilet available as extra: Outdoors chemical toilet with tent
- Leisure Battery
- 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets
- Power Invertor
In the back she has a Sony stereo with blue-tooth and mini jack connection. A 21inch high definition television with HDMI cable or USB port connection with integrated sound through the stereo.
In the front she has a touch-screen Kenwood stereo system that connects via blue-tooth or a USB port in the top glove box. This is linked to the reversing camera that has supper bright LED lights and distance sensors to make parking really easy.
Large under the bed cupboard. Many shelves and 2 smaller cupboards opposite the bed.
Artwork is for sale. Ask Phil for the price.
- Location & Parking
Where is Amelia?Amelia lives on the Bristol flyer bus route from Bristol airport. It takes about 20/30 minuets and costs £10 per person per journey. The Bedminster Parade stop drops you next to the big ASDA supper market and is only 2 minuets walk to where she is parked, next to BV Studios and the Apple Tree pub on Stillhoue Lane. On street parking is available close by, but not at the pick up point. The closest place is Windmill hill, just round the corner.
37 Philip Street
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.
Customer Car ParkingStreet parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Amelia 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 Bedding for 2 £12 Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8 Camping Furniture (table and 2 x chairs) £10 Chemical toilet with tent £10 Fire kit- Logs/Kindling/Newspaper £8 Camping Furniture (2 x chairs) £5 Hammock £8 12v cool box £8 Car Seat - Group 0+ (infant) £15 Car Seat - Group 1, 2, 3 £15 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
Amelia 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: Yes covered
- London Low Emission Zone: Yes Compliant
Travelling with Children
Amelia is suitable for travelling with children.
Both passenger seats can take forward and rear facing child seats.
Please be aware the the woodburn can get very hot so children will need to be kept clear whilst it is on.
Pet PolicyWe have a ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy with pets. In other words we’re happy for you to take your dog as long as you bring it back in a condition that we never would have known!
European TravelYes you can take Amelia 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.
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Driving in LondonAmelia 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
- 200 miles per day
- and then 20 pence per mile
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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Note: Dates subject to change without warning
Prices for 2019 Low Low Mid Mid High Mon-Thur (Day rate) £54 £66 £79 £91 Fri-Sun (Day rate) £75 £93 £110 £127 Weekend (3 days) Week (7 days) Min hire period 3 5 5 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.