- Collect from: Easton, Bristol, South West
- Size: Roomy
- Belted seats: 5
- Sleeps: 3 Adults 1 Child(ren) 1 Baby
- Bed types: Super King Size bed, cab bunk for up to 10yo and a hanging crib suitable for babies
- License Required: Standard UK/EU license
- Tow bar
- Air Con.
- Built-in Toilet
- London L.E.Z.
Thanks for a comfortable van with everything we neededEva & Rob ~ July 2013
Another incredible trip with Bella – through the Scottish highlandsJo & Xave ~ September 2012
We’ve had a wonderful holiday, made all the lovelier by beautiful Bella!D and Bea ~ September 2012
will either come back or create a Bella clone for ourselves. Just loved it!Johannes & Annemieke ~ August 2012
Thank you Bella & Co for providing a fab weekendPaul & Beth ~ July 2012
Bella always attracts attention, justly...Ambiance and comfort – greatJohn and Jan ~ July 2012
Had a wonderful time with Bella in Dartmouth...Many thanksDave, Rosie and Stan ~ June 2012
a luxury to arrive at campsite and not have to set up. Thank you.Andrew + Claire ~ May 2012
Bella was brilliant and Seb loved sleeping in the cot...and huuuge bedRoss, Amber and little Seb ~ May 2012
Bella became “the campervan that could” on long uphills she always made it…Matt and Caroline ~ March 2012
We had a lovely few days in Cornwall in Bella. She has looked after us wonderfullyNicola ~ February 2012
What an AMAZING honeymoon adventure! Can’t wait to take her out again soon.The Keelings ~ September 2011
Very relaxing thank you! We loved the comfy bed and being able to make tea all the timeChris + Dan J ~ August 2011
We took Bella to Camp Bestival and the kids loved sleeping in the comfortable bedLove Elisa, Paul, Isabella & Zac ~ July 2011
We took Bella to Goodwood. It was great to experience it all with her!Liz & Jan ~ July 2011
We woke nice and snug in soggy Brecon and dry and toasty in the gower. What a great vanSadie, Chris and Rosie ~ May 2011
We had a lovely weekend with Bella in the gower .. felt like a proper holidaySophie, Julian and Clara ~ May 2011
Bella is SO well thought out and comfortable! Great set up, long may she continue!Will, Laurie, Claire ~ April 2011
Very cool van! Bella was fantastic as a base, thanks.John Law ~ April 2011
Bella has wonderful character, we enjoyed the beautiful wood and pretty detailsRachal & Nathan ~ March 2011
Attention to detail is lovely and interior decor completely unique.Clarence ~ January 2011
Bella has loads of character, we look forward to going out in her again.Julie ~ October 2016
Bella was perfect for a dreamy trip to beautiful Cornwall.Robert ~ October 2016
Bella was so warm, and cosy and comfy..beautiful, a pleasure to drive..thank youDavid + Heather ~ March 2013
Lovely touches and love the brilliant woodwork!Fleur ~ April 2013
Bella was a wonder home to me and my two daughters for ten days as we exploredJen, Fleur & Lois ~ April 2013
We took Bella to France for our honeymoon "La Lun de Miel" ...a pleasure and a joyChristine & Craig ~ May 2013
Buddhafield Festival comfortable in a field - what bliss. Bella is such funMarilyn Morgan ~ May 2013
first campervan trip has the time was the best ever. Cheers to David and LindsayChar, Sash & Charles ~ May 2013
Second time around with Bella. To wales this time... loved it. again.Yohannes and Anneminke ~ August 2013
Campervan novices. Road trip to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Love BellaMartin and Victoria ~ October 2013
An Amazing four days in Bella, the canal boat of the highway. We will be backMichael and Andrea ~ March 2014
The amazing stove kept us all toasty at night and the bed fitted for all 4 of usSheena, Joe, Ollie and Benji ~ March 2014
Wish we could have such comfort every time we go camping. Thank you so muchEmily & David ~ May 2014
Amazing few days in the Gower with Bella.Pete, Julia & Scoty ~ July 2014
2nd trip…honeymoon! We had such a spectacular time, love, love, love BellaRoss, Amber, Sib& Echo Rose ~ July 2014
We had everything from heavy rain to sunshine and she looked after us every day.Dani & Samuel ~ August 2014
Third time in Bella…that's how much we lover her:) North Wales this timeJohannes & Anneminke ~ August 2014
Gower Again (Via the Wyr Valley) Bella was a delight, glorious weather.. PerfectTracy & Claire ~ September 2014
Our first ever holiday in a campervan and we can't see ourselves going back to a tent!Ray & Kathy ~ September 2014
Couldn't think of a nicer place to wake up on your birthdayK & I ~ October 2014
What a great trip to the Gower with Bella. Absolutely love this vanNicole & Pablo ~ February 2015
Lots of fun on the Jurassic Coast.. cosy evening fire accompanied by mulled wine.Shelagh ~ March 2015
Pembrokeshire, Brecon, Poppit Beach, Pen-y-fan. Solar eclipse. Bella was a Treat!Ro & Neil ~ March 2015
Bella purred all the way to Scotland...Glencoe, Skye, Harris and the outer HebridesHensingh ~ July 2015
Bella was fab. Really comfy sleep and great facilities to cook breakfastFiona & Niel ~ July 2015
Thank you Bella! How else could two adults and a teen fly from US to go to Womad?Janet, Tim & Walker ~ July 2015
We had a fantastic week, enjoyed every minute. Not a bad word to say and many great onesThe Flook Family ~ August 2015
Star filled nights then waking up next to the beach. Perfection. See you againMick ~ August 2015
Had a lovely time cruising the Cornish Coast with Bella this weekend. Well CosyHeli & Toby ~ September 2015
Beautiful sun-filled weekend, good food and company. We're hooked want one of our own!Tina & Rick ~ September 2015
It's hard to imagine not having Bella in our livesCamille ~ May 2016
Bella has been a beautiful haven in the pouring Cornish Rain. She brought our family together.Anon ~ May 2016
Such a cosy and quiet bed to sleep in amongst the festival madness! Thank you.Rick & A ~ July 2016
Everyone loves Bella, including us. Thank youAnon ~ July 2016
fab time ...cosy at night time love the log burner and fairy lights.Clint, Luke, Nat, Imary & Skipper ~ October 2016
Come in she said, I'll give… shelter from the storm.Ceilidh, Pete & Ezra-Obi ~ November 2016
More than enough space for the two of us & very comfortable bedPaul Wyman ~ May 2017
She has all you need to be cosy and comfy even in colder weatherPedro Cortez ~ April 2017
Bella was a cracking little camperJay Butler ~ June 2017
Plenty of room for 5 people with an extra tentJames ~ March 2017
super cosy even when snowing outsidelauren simpson ~ January 2018
look no further than this company - would definitely use these guys againchris lilley ~ April 2018
WE LOVE BELLA!!!! and we have already booked our next adventure in a Quirky Campers campervan!Gemma Prichard ~ June 2018
We really enjoyed having a van & our friends camping appreciated the hob when they came over for breakfast!JON ~ August 2018
We had a fantastic family holiday in Yorkshire with Bella! Love it!Stephanie ~ June 2019
Being able to open the back doors to just watch the world from bed was magicalHenrietta ~ June 2019
she is a great van!Dylan ~ September 2019
Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Bella'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.
You’ll find beautiful handcarved wood throughout, a rustic kitchen, funny little book cabinet, candles and fairylights. sumptuous soft furnishings and a handmade woodburner. Everything has been crafted with mostly reclaimed materials - just look at that washing machine porthole window!
And with a massive bed that converts into loads of sociable seating around a generously sized table, plus a handmade cot for your littlest traveller, Bella is as comfortable as any rabbit-hole or hobbit-home you’ll ever go into. We know, because she’s our very own van and we often go away in her ourselves with our three children.
Bella combines the space of a motorhome with the fun of a Quirky Camper, and we’d love you to experience her for yourself!
- The Vehicle
- Vehicle Type: Mercedes , Sprinter 308D
- Registration: emailed when you book
- Vehicle Year: 1999
- Size: 2.3 litres
- Fuel: Diesel
- Fuel Efficiency: 25mpg
- Transmission: Manual
- Gears: 5
- Size: 6m x 2m x 2.75m (LxWxH)
- Maximum: 3500kg
- Unladen: 2400kg
- Payload: kg
- Belted seats: 5
Seating3 seats in cab up front and 2 rear facing seats in the back. All with 3 point belts. All passenger seats are suitable for child car seats Note: rear facing seats can not be used for rear facing car seats
Conversion StoryBella was once a courier van and then a gardener's work van. We stripped her out, insulated her with sheep's wool and set about the very time-consuming process of carving her kitchenette, bed and cupboards. The porthole window in the back is the glass from an old washing machine door. We used her for our own use for a few years before finally finishing all the details and sharing her with others. We are continuously adapting her to accommodate our rapidly growing family and now have a childs hammock across the cab and a hanging cot for babies
- The Accommodation
Sleeping & Seating
Bella has a Super King Size bed, cab bunk for up to 10yo and a hanging crib suitable for babies which accommodates:
- 3 adult(s)
- 1 child(ren)
- 1 baby
There is sociable seating for up to 6 people inside Bella .
There is a Woodburner to warm you up on colder days.
- two hobs for cooking
- Water Tank
- Fridge: travel fridge 12v
Cutlery, crockery, glasses, mugs, beakers for four
Large sharp knife, smaller sharp knife, bottle opener, veg peeler, wooden spoons, spatula, camping lighter
1 large pot with lid, 1 small pot with lid, 1 frying pan, salad bowl, colander, toaster
Coffee, tea, herbal tea, sugar
Oil, basic condiments
Small bottle eco washing up liquid, sponge and tea towel
Glass cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner and cloth
Dust pan and brush
Water is provided by: 55 litre refillable integral water container, with electric tap and sink
- Shower: No
- Portable toilet available as extra: Kampa Khazi Camping Toilet (can be included as an extra)
- Electrical Hookup (240v)
- Leisure Battery
- Solar panel charging.
- 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets
- Power Invertor
CD player and DAB radio in cab, speakers in front and back
Large drawer, space under bed, additional under-bed storage accessed from back doors, and shelving storage
Games and some books
Jump leads, tow rope and a spare fuel tank should cover you for most eventualities.
- Location & Parking
Where is Bella?Bella lives in Bristol and is parked outside our house in Easton, just outside the city centre and near the end of the M32. The nearest station, Stapleton Road, is a 5-minute connection from Bristol Temple Meads and only 10 minutes walk away.
Address139 Colston Road,
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 and are pretty flexible. Times can be arrange individually especially for longer bookings. We're happy to agree early pick-ups for free if Bella is still available 2 days before your booking. Same applies 2 days before your return for a later drop-off.
Customer Car ParkingStreet parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Bella 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 Portapotty £5 Sat Nav £7.5 Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8 Bike rack (for two bikes) £10 Bedding for 4 £24 Fire kit- Logs/Kindling/Newspaper £8 Camping Furniture (2 x chairs) £5 Camping Furniture (4 x chairs) £10 Solar Shower £3.5 Awning - Retro Drive-away with inner tent and groundsheet £47.5 Double Self Inflating sleep mat with memory foam topper; Outwell Cimelia £15 Hanging cot (see photos) £0 Cab bunk/hammock for child £0 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
Bella 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: No
- London Low Emission Zone: No not-compliant
Travelling with Children
Bella is suitable for travelling with children.
Children love Bella and vice versa! From small babies to big kids who love playing games around the table in the evening, she’s a great alternative to camping for families who love the outdoors but like a bit of added convenience. We have a 'cab bunk' suitable for up to 10 years old and hanging cot for babies.
The two forward facing passenger seats in the front are suitable for all car seats from 0 to booster. The rear facing back seats can only be used by adults or children in 'forward facing' car seats.
Please be aware that the woodburner can get very hot so you will need to ensure anyone who might touch it is kept well clear.
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 TravelBella cannot be taken outside the UK
Driving in LondonBella can NOT be driven inside London's Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) or London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone. If you need to drive inside either the LEZ or ULEZ you need to Pay to Drive in 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) £58 £71 £84 £98 Fri-Sun (Day rate) £81 £100 £118 £137 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.