Essential Information

  • Collect from: Fishponds, Bristol, South West
  • Size: Roomy
  • Belted seats: 3
  • Sleeps: 3 Adults
  • Bed types: Double bed and standard single bed
  • License Required: Standard UK/EU license
  • Europe
  • Shower
  • Festivals
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Tow bar
  • Heating
  • Air Con.
  • Built-in Toilet
  • London L.E.Z.
  • Wow! Clarence and Mimi, the owner, complete delights!

    Olivia Dowle ~ March 2018
  • Cosy camper with everything you could need

    Gemma Self ~ May 2018

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

Clarence is a lovely little home from home who can sleep up to three adults or children in a full-size double bed and optional top bunk. A reliable Ford Transit on the outside, inside Clarence feels like a country cottage with rustic hand-built furniture, pyrogaphy wildlife artwork, charming tiles and adorable hand-painted accents.
Decked out from floor to panelled ceiling in lovely bright colours, Clarence has big windows and doors to let in fresh air during the day, and his pretty LED lights will add a cosy twinkle to your evenings.
With an en-suite toilet and lo-tech showering system, gorgeous kitchen, oodles of storage and a projector for entertainment on rainy days. Clarence can charge from the vans alternator, solar, or mains electricity, Clarence is highly recommended for long trips away from the beaten track as well as short getaways with family or friends.

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: Ford, Ford transit 2007
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 2007
    • Engine:
      • Size: 2.5 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears:
    • Size: 5.75m x 1.78m x 2.51m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 3500kg
      • Unladen: 3020kg
      • Payload: kg
    • Belted seats: 3


    All the seats are the original ford transit seats. they all have seat belts, and are located in the cab. the two passenger seats are connected and are both suitable for baby seats. none of the seats swivel

    Conversion Story

    Clarence was made to be a practical, comfortable living space for his owner when she was a student in Oxford. Made by two best friends out of a builders panel van, he has everything you need, lots of storage space, and is such a cosy place for evening comfort. After living in him for a year I can safely say he is my favourite place! He is great for wild camping, with his large water storage, charging options and toilet and shower/wet room.
  • The Accommodation

    Sleeping & Seating

    Clarence has a Double bed and standard single bed which accommodates:

    • 3 adult(s)

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


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

    Kitchen facilities

    • four rings hobs for cooking
    • Sink
    • Water Tank
    • Fridge: travel fridge 12v

    Cooking Equipment

    Plates, knives, forks, spoons, pot, pan, knifes, chopping board, tin opener, grater, garlic crusher, cafetiere, colander,

    Water is provided by: two 25 litre internal water containers, so refill can be done in one before fully running out. connected to shurflo external pump which then connects to both the sink tap and the shower tap. No water heater so need to fill container from kettle if hot shower is required

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: Yes
    • Built in toilet

    Electrical Facilities

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

    Audio Equipment

    There is a DAB radio in the back of the van with surround sound in the seating area. It can be connected to any phone or mp3 with the provided aux lead. It also has a USB connection.


    There is A LOT of storage, under the sofa are large pull out drawers, which can easily be used for bedding and clothes, there is also overhead storage all around the top of the van, and a large book case style shelving system.

    Other Items

    Cushions and a very well stocked spice rack with over 20 spices. a selection of fruit teas are provided. There is also a projector and screen which can be used with wifi for Netflix or with any hard drive (one provided has a small selection of films)

  • Location & Parking

    Where is Clarence?

    Clarence lives just off Junction 2 on the M32 in Bristol, down a private lane on Fishponds 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.

    Customer Car Parking
    Off street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Clarence 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
    Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
    Bedding for 4 £24
    Fire kit- Logs/Kindling/Newspaper £8
    Charcoal £8
    1 bike £30
    Camping Furniture (2 chairs and 1 small butler table) £8
    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

    Clarence 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: Permitted
    • London Low Emission Zone: Compliant

    Travelling with Children

    Clarence is suitable for travelling with children.

    woodburner is not currently protected and gets VERY hot. it is away from the seating area, so can be easily avoided. The bunk bed is a standard single sized bed, it has no side protection, so its possible to fall out onto the lower double bed.

    Pet Policy

    We 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 Travel

    Yes you can take Clarence outside the UK. Breakdown and insurance for European travel are included in the standard booking cost. Please note European travel include 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

    • Full Price High Season – unlimited mileage
    • All other seasons and discounted bookings:
      • 200 miles per day
      • and then20 pence per mile
    This will mean the vast majority of customers won't be charge 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
    20/12/201806/01/2019Low Mid
    08/02/201924/02/2019Low Mid
    19/12/201905/01/2020Low Mid

    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.