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Essential Information

  • Collect from: Plymouth, Devon, South West
  • Size: Roomy
  • Belted seats: 3
  • Sleeps: 2 Adults
  • Bed types: Permanent raised double bed (186cm x 137cm) with comfortable memory foam mattress. Double duvet and pillows provided
  • License Required: Standard UK/EU license
  • Europe
  • Shower
  • Festivals
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Tow bar
  • Heating
  • Air Con.
  • Built-in Toilet
  • London L.E.Z.
  • Cleopatra is very well designed with loads of storage and fully equipped

    Hilary ~ January 2017
  • A really nice vehicle to drive; quirky, professionally finished interior

    Calvin Bell ~ July 2017
  • Very comfortable and handy. Would recommend it for sure!

    Yoann ~ March 2017
  • Cleopatra is absolutely beautiful, very well equipped and comfortable

    Shura Bodger ~ August 2017
  • definitely the sweetest camper I’ve ever seen!

    Alicia Waters ~ March 2018
  • wonderfully comfortable - Spent a hugely enjoyable 3 nights in her

    Liz Shackleton ~ July 2018
  • Cleopatra is a truly stunning van - the attention to detail & craftsmanship is the most beautiful we have encountered.

    Alastair ~ August 2018
  • What a great van, so well finished and beautiful on the inside. Would rent again in a heartbeat.

    Gina ~ September 2018
  • We had a Fab long weekend, great camper and lovely people to deal with.

    Jack E ~ October 2018
  • It was like driving a cottage on wheels! It had been absolutely magic !!

    Babs ~ November 2018

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

Like her Egyptian namesake, Cleopatra is a stunning beauty. The ultimate romantic setting for a holiday with your Anthony or Antonia, for a unique wedding night, or for quality time in your own company.

Handcrafted by a team of artisans in Devon, south west England, using local and reclaimed materials, you can see the love that’s gone into Cleopatra’s interior: just look at those tiles, the quality of the woodworking, the copper behind the stove, the stained glass, the rich colour palette.

Relax in the sumptuous bed and enjoy the view through the horsebox window; concoct a royal feast in the lovely little kitchen; be inspired by the sumptuous colours and the vintage décor.

The original Cleo was Queen of the Nile, of course, but as a “room with 1000 views”, Quirky Campers’ Cleopatra is Queen of anywhere and everywhere that you can imagine to go with her.

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: Citroen, Relay
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 2012
    • Engine:
      • Size: 2.2 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Fuel Efficiency: 30mpg
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears: 6
    • Size: 6m x 2m x 2.8m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 3500kg
      • Unladen: 2700kg
      • Payload: kg
    • Belted seats: 3


    Three 3-point belted seats in the cab. We do not have iso fixing points and are not able to provide child seats.

    Conversion Story

    Cleopatra came to us as an empty van and has been lovingly converted by local craftsmen and women. Will Heard from Somerset drew up the plans, built the bed, recycled the hob and sink and rescued the beautiful stained glass window from its lonely home behind a friend’s greenhouse, where it had spent the last 28 years. Then it was over to Phoenix and Chris on Exmoor, whose combined carpentry and jewellery making skills helped to realise our vision of a comfortable, cosy space that evoked the spirit of a Railwayman’s signal box. They lined the ceiling with pine and built the kitchen and chairs from larch and oak. They installed the little wood burner from Windy Smithy in Devon and created a copper fire back from an old water tank. The kitchen tap and the curtain rails are made of copper piping and a horse box window provides a view from the bed. We finished the job by oiling the wood to bring out its natural grain and painting the walls with the rich colours of British Racing Green and Cardinal Red. In 2018 we had a little upgrade - more shelves and hooks just to make it that bit more comfortable. Now she is perfect. Tim Heyes from Exeter took our photos. We love it and we hope you will too.
  • The Accommodation

    Sleeping & Seating

    Cleopatra has a Permanent raised double bed (186cm x 137cm) with comfortable memory foam mattress. Double duvet and pillows provided which accommodates:

    • 2 adult(s)

    There is sociable seating for up to 2 people inside Cleopatra .


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

    Kitchen facilities

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

    Cooking Equipment

    Two saucepans
    Frying pan and large wok
    Sharp knives and other utensils
    Cutlery for four
    Enamel plates and mugs (William Morris patterned)
    Selection of serving dishes and bowls
    Vintage copper kettle and a modern version
    Six cup stove top espresso maker
    Plastic wine glasses
    and that all important corkscrew
    Salt, pepper, mixed herbs
    Oil, flour, loo roll, soap, matches, washing up liquid, bin bag, cloths, washing up brush, travel wash and enough tea and coffee to get you started
    Apron, oven glove, tea towel

    Water is provided by: 40l portable water container with foot pump tap. Easy to remove from van, lasts for ages. Traditional Kilner glass water storage jar if you like to top up your drinking water supply daily.

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: No

    Electrical Facilities

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

    Audio Equipment

    CD and radio in cab.


    There are spacious kitchen cupboards for your food. Clothes can be stored on the shelves under the bed and in the cupboards under the seats. There are handy shelves both sides of the bed for your phone, glasses and cup of tea. Above the sink you will find a nifty little cabinet for your washing up liquid and toothbrushes which is also just the right size to keep your milk upright during travel. There is tons of storage in the back of the van – plenty of room for logs, outdoor kit, buckets and spades. In the cab you will find numerous pockets for maps etc.

    Other Items

    Double duvet and pillows
    Plenty of cushions
    Coolbag and icepacks on request
    Lanterns, picnic rugs, hot water bottle
    Axe and folding shovel (essential for wild camping!), dustpan and brush, trug for wet storage
    Chocks for parking on a slope
    Road atlas, local maps and guidebooks, two packs of cards
    High vis jacket, emergency triangle
    Folding step
    Note: The bed is raised and you step up from the seats to climb aboard. We provide a folding stool for those with cronky knees.

  • Location & Parking

    Where is Cleopatra?

    Cleopatra lives in Turnchapel, an old fishing village on the outskirts of Plymouth at the mouth of the River Plym. If you arrive in Plymouth by train, you can travel onwards by regular bus or water taxi. We are ten minutes drive from the A38, with no need to go through the city centre. Plymouth itself is worth a visit – stroll on The Hoe, explore the historic Barbican or eyeball the sharks in The Aquarium. From Plymouth you can catch the ferry to Roscoff or Santander if you are planning a European adventure. Turnchapel is right on the South West Coast Path. The Clovelly Inn serves real ale and large helpings of lovely food. Beaches at Wembury and Bovisand are less than ten minutes drive away. You will be able to leave your car in the free public car park opposite our house. From Turnchapel, you can be in Cornwall in less than half an hour. Check out The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan, visit the foodie paradise of Padstow, swim in the turquoise water at Kynance Cove, or catch a wave at Watergate Bay before sampling the delights of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen. Drive in the other direction for the quirky town of Totnes (twinned with Narnia), beautiful beaches of the South Hams and the magical Burgh Island, inspiration for Agatha Christie. Dartmoor is 20 minutes away, one of the last wildernesses in England. Perfect for walking, wild swimming and romantic weekends, especially in winter. We will show you how everything works. You will find Cleopatra easy to drive with excellent visibility and reverse parking sensors. Hit the road in her and the most stressful decision you will need to make is whether to put the jam or the cream on your scone first.
    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 Cleopatra 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
    Bike rack (for two bikes) £10
    Charcoal £8
    Car Seat - Group 0+ (infant) £15
    Car Seat - Group 1, 2, 3 £15
    Travelling to Europe? (VOH cert required) £

    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

    Cleopatra 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

    Cleopatra is suitable for travelling with children.

    A small baby would tuck into the full size double bed with you comfortably or you could squeeze a travel cot in alongside. We can lend you a pop-up tent for an older child (or Mum or Dad). The stove gets very hot, so a toddler would need watching.

    Pet Policy

    Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle

    European Travel

    Yes you can take Cleopatra 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.

    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) £58 £71 £84 £98
    Fri-Sun (Day rate) £81 £100 £118 £137
    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.