- Collect from: St Werburghs, Bristol, South West
- Size: Roomy
- Belted seats: 3
- Sleeps: 2 Adults
- Bed types: Bigger than king size memory foam bed
- Tow bar
- Air Con.
- Built-in Toilet
- London L.E.Z.
Love love love! Couldn’t have asked for moreChloe Russell ~ March 2018
To put it succinctly, the Bee was a dream!Laura East ~ April 2018
We hired Honeybee for our honeymoon. She is a beautiful van, inside and out.Flora Scutt ~ July 2018
Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Honeybee'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.
Her owners wanted a space that was light, airy and comfortable, and she certainly is that. Plus her splashes of colour and expertly upholstered seats give her a real pizazz. She’s an eco-conscious choice, utilising recycled materials and organic sheep’s wool insulation; while her powerful sound system, sockets, lights and fridge are all powered by the sun’s rays.
Her heater will keep you cosy on the coolest of nights while her freezer compartment will provide you with ice for your summer sundowners. So why not escape the hive and buzz off to the land of milk and honey!
- The Vehicle
- Vehicle Type: Ford, Transit
- Registration: emailed when you book
- Vehicle Year: 2011
- Size: 2.4 litres
- Fuel: Diesel
- Fuel Efficiency: 35mpg
- Transmission: Manual
- Gears: 6
- Size: 6.5m x 2.4m x 2.7m (LxWxH)
- Maximum: 3500kg
- Unladen: 2780kg
- Payload: kg
- Belted seats: 3
Conversion StoryHoneybee started life in 2011 as a Citylink van. In May 2017, we (John and Cat) began converting her into our ideal campervan. We wanted to create a space that was light, spacious and extra comfortable. We were keen to use locally sourced products wherever we could; organic sheep wool from Wales for the insulation and EU made Birch plywood for the walls and cupboards. We set out to recycle materials when possible, so we used the old heavy duty plywood flooring as the platform for the bed, the metal cut out from fitting the windows to line the hob and grill and Birch pallet wood for the bed frame, window sills and table.
We named her very early during the build after taking the bright yellow paintwork as inspiration. We then ran with the bee theme using the honeycomb cutouts for the cupboard doors, drawers and on the 'wardrobe wall' at the back of the van. We spent weeks sourcing the finishing details like the yellow hooks made from recycled steel and the speakers with bright yellow cones! There are beautifully illustrated books on the Bee in one of the drawers in the van, perfect bedtime or rainy day reading! We also supply wild flower seed bombs for you to launch at unsuspecting verges and roundabouts!
The Honeybee is equipped with a huge 300 watt UK made solar panel. This charges the large capacity leisure batteries very quickly, (even when it's cloudy!), meaning that all the lighting, sound system, usb charging, mains socket and fridge with freezer compartment are powered by the sun's rays!
The front seats have been professionally reupholstered by Cat of Catupholstery. They look great thanks to the yellow piping and are comfortable on long drives too! They also swivel, maximising space inside. Cat also made the curtains, headboard and large storage pockets on the rear doors.
We love Honeybee and can't wait for others to enjoy her too!
- The Accommodation
Sleeping & Seating
Honeybee has a Bigger than king size memory foam bed which accommodates:
- 2 adult(s)
There is sociable seating for up to 4 people inside Honeybee .
There is a Gas Heater to warm you up on colder days.
- two hobs for cooking
- Water Tank
- Fridge: compressor (12v only)
Set of 4 enamel large plates, small plates and bowls,
Cutlery set for 4,
4 enamel mugs,
4 plastic glasses,
4 large plastic wine glasses,
Kitchen knife set,
Good range of herbs and spices,
Salt and Pepper,
2 chopping boards,
Washing up bowl,
Water is provided by: 25 litre portable fresh water container. 25 litre waste water container.
- Shower: No
- Leisure Battery
- Solar panel charging.
- 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets
CD, Radio and Aux input in cab.
Aux input in back. All cables included.
2 huge drawers at the back of the van, plenty of hooks for jackets etc. More drawers and a storage box for clothes, food and drink inside the van. Large fridge with freezer compartment.
Portable vacuum cleaner.
- Location & Parking
Where is Honeybee?Honeybee lives in Bristol and is parked outside our home in vibrant St. Werburghs, just off Junction 3 of the M32. It is really quickly and easily accessible from the motorway and you can dodge the city centre traffic!
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 Honeybee 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 Sat Nav £7.5 Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
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
Honeybee 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: Permitted
- London Low Emission Zone: Compliant
Travelling with Children
Honeybee is not suitable for travelling with children.
Pet PolicySorry, no pets allowed inside the vehicle.
European TravelYes you can take Honeybee 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.
- Full Price High Season – unlimited mileage
- All other seasons and discounted bookings:
- 200 miles per day
- and then20 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 2018 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 availability' button to get an exact quote.