- Collect from: Plymouth, Devon, South West
- Size: Roomy
- Belted seats: 3
- !Limited payload: This vehicle may not be designed for 3 adult passenger plus luggage. See Vehicle Details for the exact payload.
- 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
- Tow bar
- Air Con.
- Built-in Toilet
- London L.E.Z.
Cleopatra is very well designed with loads of storage and fully equippedHilary ~ January 2017
A really nice vehicle to drive; quirky, professionally finished interiorCalvin Bell ~ July 2017
Very comfortable and handy. Would recommend it for sure!Yoann Morvan ~ March 2017
Cleopatra is absolutely beautiful, very well equipped and comfortableShura Bodger ~ August 2017
definitely the sweetest camper I’ve ever seen!Alicia Waters ~ March 2018
wonderfully comfortable - Spent a hugely enjoyable 3 nights in herLiz Shackleton ~ July 2018
Cleopatra is a truly stunning van - the attention to detail & craftsmanship is the most beautiful we have encountered.Alastair Prichard ~ August 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.
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. There’s even a throne!
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.
- The Vehicle
- Vehicle Type: Citroen, Relay
- Registration: emailed when you book
- Vehicle Year: 2012
- Size: 2.2 litres
- Fuel: Diesel
- Fuel Efficiency: 30mpg
- Transmission: Manual
- Gears: 6
- Size: 6m x 2m x 2.8m (LxWxH)
- Maximum: 3000kg
- Unladen: 2760kg
- Payload: kg
Warning! Limited Payload. All drivers must be aware that with 3 belted seats the payload of this vehicle could be exceeded with normal use. It is the drivers responsibility to ensure that the total vehicle weight inlcuding driver, passengers and lugage, does not exceed 3000kg whilst on the road.
- Belted seats: 3
SeatingThree 3-point belted seats in the cab. We do not have iso fixing points and are not able to provide child seats.
Conversion StoryCleopatra 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.
- two hobs for cooking
- Water Tank
- Fridge: none
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.
- Shower: No
- Leisure Battery
- Solar panel charging.
- 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets
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.
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
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 ParkingOff 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
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
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.
- Take to Festivals: Yes
- Smoking Policy: No Smoking, please.
- European Travel: Permitted
- London Low Emission Zone: 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 PolicySorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle
European TravelYes you can take Cleopatra 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 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.