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Essential Information

  • Collect from: Easton, Bristol, South West
  • Size: Roomy
  • Belted seats: 5
  • Sleeps: 2 Adults
  • Bed types: Foldout extra wide double bed
  • License Required: Standard UK/EU license
  • Europe
  • Shower
  • Festivals
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Tow bar
  • Heating
  • Air Con.
  • Built-in Toilet
  • London L.E.Z.
  • We had an amazing time and she behaved great

    Ricardo ~ September 2016
  • Cosy fire, warm tea and a comfy bed to sleep in.

    Camille & Hannah ~ November 2016
  • Home away from home thanks to Elvira!

    Jessie & Sara ~ April 2017
  • It's been such a wonderful holiday.

    Dee & Mark ~ April 2017
  • A peaceful haven at a crazy festival!

    Liam & Joanne ~ May 2017
  • Elvira is really comfortable and it is fully equipped

    Aina MoroMs ~ December 2017
  • The van was clean, cosy & charming in its hand-made details, using all natural materials, no plastic!

    Naomi & Laurence ~ October 2018

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

Elvira is a van for adventurers and free spirits. There’s so much to explore in her – the big, wide world of course, but also her fun, one-of-a-kind interior. She’s been hand-converted super creatively, with a myriad of reclaimed bits and bobs: just flick through the photos to see all the magic touches and theatrical flourishes. You’ll make your meals on a vintage enamel stove; drink from metal wine goblets; and brush your teeth in a copper sink that used to be a preserving pan.
There's lots of storage space (including a cutlery drawer made from an antique shop till!), three belted seats and a bed for two. The bed folds away to give oodles of space in daytime so you can draw, make music, pull on your hiking boots, get your festival gladrags on – whatever takes your fancy.
In the evening, pull the velvet curtains, relax onto the sumptuous cushions, and keep warm with the gorgeous woodburner. There’s room for one or two people to stretch out, or for many more to sit and socialise. We particularly love the multi-coloured lighting that lets you choose the perfect hue for the atmosphere you want (it can even do stripes!).

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: Mercedes, Sprinter
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 2001
    • Engine:
      • Size: 2.1 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Fuel Efficiency: 35mpg
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears: 5
    • Size: 6m x 2m x 2.75m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 3500kg
      • Unladen: 2678kg
      • Payload: kg
    • Belted seats: 5


    3 front facing seats including drivers seat
    2 rear facing seats suitable for shorter journeys, adults only.
    (not suitable for smaller children in the back).

    Conversion Story

    Elvira was born to a Hungarian teacher with a family history of artisans; embroiders, tailors and painters. Much of her wood work has been salvaged from reclamation yards or found on the streets of Bristol. Her copper sink started life as a jam making pot, her cutlery drawer was an antique till, her shelving a wooden crate and her steel was found leaning against a derelict house. Most of her brass features are from barge and marine outlets which give the interior a boaty feel. She began life in a snowy field in shropshire, then was later upholstered lovingly by her talented brother and refined during the winter nights by her owner after a long day teaching. Elvira's luxurious fabrics give her a very cosy but theatrical feel with red velvet curtains and ambient lighting. Her details include brass galley pump, mirror and small cupboard for contact lense wearers, cosy wood burning stove as well as a choice of colours from the ambient strip light that varies from deep blue to red or green stripes.
  • The Accommodation

    Sleeping & Seating

    Elvira has a Foldout extra wide double bed which accommodates:

    • 2 adult(s)

    There is sociable seating for up to 5 people inside Elvira and there are 2 portable seats included in the hire for use outside.


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

    Kitchen facilities

    • two hobs for cooking
    • Oven
    • Grill
    • Sink
    • Water Tank
    • Fridge: none

    Cooking Equipment

    2 x saucepans.
    1 x large frying pan
    2 x oven dishes.
    1 x chopping board and bread knife,
    1 x grill tray
    1 x bottle opener,
    1 x opinel knife
    2 x enamel cups
    2 copper drinking cups
    2 x wooden bowls
    2 x enamel bowls
    3 x Enamel plates
    3x Knives, forks, spoons, tea spoons,
    1 x wooden spoon
    2 x metal wine goblets1
    1 x cheese grater,
    3 x sharp knives,
    1 x table cloth
    1x tea towel
    1x La creuset kettle
    1 x coffee plunger
    1 x converter

    Fireside equipment:
    Tongs and poker for woodburner.

    Fire extinguisher ABC
    Fireblanket for pan fires
    Smoke alarm
    Carbon monoxide alarm

    Pack of cards
    wooden chess set

    Water is provided by: 20L portable container with brass galley pump

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: No

    Electrical Facilities

    • Leisure Battery
    • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets
    • Power Invertor

    Audio Equipment

    The stereo runs off leisure battery with speakers in front and rear. Can play CDs or line in from mobile phone. Mini jack cable provided.


    There is a large storage space under bed and over the cab. Cupboards along walls and under kitchen area and additional storage for wood and muddy boots under seat.

    Other Items

    Can provide an acoustic guitar or ukulele as an extra

  • Location & Parking

    Where is Elvira?

    Elvira lives outside my house in Easton in Bristol. We are about 10 mins walk from Lawrence Hill Station or half an hour from Bristol Temple Mead (Main Station). Get in touch to enquire about the cost of being collected.
    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
    Street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Elvira 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
    Bell tent - Circular canvas tent £35
    Classical Guitar £15
    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

    Elvira 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

    Elvira is suitable for travelling with children.

    Front seats suitable for children, but the two rear seats are only with lap belts so for older children on adults only.

    Pet Policy

    Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle

    European Travel

    Yes you can take Elvira 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

    Elvira 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
    19/12/201905/01/2020Low Mid
    07/02/202023/02/2020Low Mid
    18/12/202010/01/2021Low Mid

    Note: Dates subject to change without warning

  • Prices

    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 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.