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Essential Information

  • Collect from: Bristol, South West
  • Size: Compact
  • Belted seats: 4
  • !Limited payload: This vehicle may not be designed for 4 adult passenger plus luggage. See Vehicle Details for the exact payload.
  • Sleeps: 2 Adults 2 Child(ren)
  • Bed types: double back seat that pulls out into a double bed with memory foam topper for extra comfort and the pop top provides another double bed for either children or adults. Both beds are a respecable 6'2" long and 3'8" wide
  • License Required: Standard UK/EU license
  • Europe
  • Shower
  • Festivals
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Tow bar
  • Heating
  • Air Con.
  • Built-in Toilet
  • London L.E.Z.
  • Dannick and Marianne were flexible, professional & communicated very clearly. The van was clean when I got it & it worked well. Would definitely recommend

    Mirno ~ January 2019

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

Serenity was handcrafted with care from reclaimed oak whisky barrels in a husband-and-wife workshop in the mountains of Scotland. She emanates the gentle mindfulness of a couple in love with their materials and experienced in their craft.

Now living in Bristol, with a compact exterior and a cleverly flexible interior,  Serenity is just as suited to a romantic trip for two as to taking a family of 4 adventuring through the countryside & coastlines of the South West (or further afield!)

Although simple & rustic in feel, Serenity has enough mod cons to keep everyone 'serene' - with a handy reversing camera, bluetooth speaker, gas heating, and luxurious memory foam mattress topper for the double bed.

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: Ford , Custom
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 2013
    • Engine:
      • Size: 2.2 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Fuel Efficiency: 34mpg
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears: 6
    • Size: 4.9m x 1.8m x 2.1m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 2700kg
      • Unladen: 2300kg
      • Payload: kg

        Warning! Limited Payload. All drivers must be aware that with 4 belted seats the payload of this vehicle could be exceeded with normal use. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure that the total vehicle weight including driver, passengers and luggage, does not exceed 2700kg whilst on the road.

    • Belted seats: 4


    A single front passenger seat that swivels.
    A double back seat (forward facing) that folds into a double bed and is suitable for child car seat.
    All seat belts are three point belts.

    Conversion Story

    Serenity was designed by us and converted just outside of Edinburgh by Rustic Simplicity. The majority of the wood is repurposed whisky barrels. We wanted to create a compact family van that gives a spacious open environment.
  • The Accommodation

    Sleeping & Seating

    Serenity has a double back seat that pulls out into a double bed with memory foam topper for extra comfort and the pop top provides another double bed for either children or adults. Both beds are a respecable 6'2" long and 3'8" wide which accommodates:

    • 2 adult(s)
    • 2 child(ren)

    There is sociable seating for up to 4 people inside Serenity and there are 1 portable seats included in the hire for use outside.


    There is a Gas Heater to warm you up on colder days.

    Kitchen facilities

    • two hobs for cooking
    • Sink
    • Water Tank
    • Fridge: compressor (12v only)

    Cooking Equipment

    Fry pan
    Sauce pan
    Coffee plunger
    Chopping board
    Wooden spoon & spatula
    Sharp knife and bread knife
    Glasses & wine glasses
    Plates & tea plates
    Knives & steak knives, spoons, tea spoons, folks
    Tea towel

    Water is provided by: 23L potable tank with electric tap.

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: No

    Electrical Facilities

    • Leisure Battery
    • Solar panel charging.
    • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets
    • Power Invertor

    Audio Equipment

    Bluetooth speaker


    Serenity has a suprising amount of storage space. There is plenty room behind the back seats for bags and suitcases as well as space under the seat.
    There is also a completely empty cupboard for clothing, bags, etc.

    Other Items

    Reverse camera
    Phone holder for while driving
    Privacy curtain windscreen and front cabin

  • Location & Parking

    Where is Serenity?

    Serenity lives in Bristol city centre outside my apartment, two minutes walk from Bristol bus station and a very short bus ride from Bristol Temple Meads train station.
    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
    Sorry there is no parking available at this location.
  • Extras

    For the full glamping experience the following extras are available to add to your booking when you make final payment.

    Option Price
    Camping Furniture (table and 4 x chairs) £15
    Bedding for 2 £12
    Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
    Bell tent - Circular canvas tent £35
    Camping Furniture (table and 2 x chairs) £10
    Breakfast Hamper for 4 £21.5
    Bedding for 4 £24
    Camping Furniture (2 x chairs) £5
    Camping Furniture (4 x chairs) £10
    Charcoal £8
    Fire pit/BBQ £10
    Towels (4 x medium) £10
    Car Seat - Group 0+ (infant) £15
    Car Seat - Group 1, 2, 3 £15
    Bike rack for 2 bikes £20
    Travelling to Europe? (VOH cert required) £8
    Awning - canvas £10
    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

    Serenity 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

    Serenity is suitable for travelling with children.

    Serenity has a pop top that is not only practical, it also provides the children with their very own space. It has three large window which give a spectacular view of your surroundings from its vantage point.

    Pet Policy

    Sorry, unfortunately we do not allow pets inside the vehicle

    European Travel

    Yes you can take Serenity 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

    Serenity 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
    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) £62 £76 £90 £104
    Fri-Sun (Day rate) £86 £107 £126 £146
    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.