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Essential Information

  • Collect from: Braunton, Devon, South West
  • Size: Roomy
  • Belted seats: 4
  • Sleeps: 4 Adults
  • Bed types: 1 small double bed and 2 singles
  • License Required: Standard UK/EU license
  • Europe
  • Shower
  • Festivals
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Tow bar
  • Heating
  • Air Con.
  • Built-in Toilet
  • London L.E.Z.
  • We hired Percy for over two weeks. Percy took us all around Scotland and we loved it! Lovely lifetime experience!

    Zlata ~ September 2018
  • Percy is easier to drive than you think, everything you need is on board.

    Emma ~ October 2018
  • Although narrow roads, it is surprisingly easy to drive Percy thanks to the good VW base and the excellent mirrors

    Stefan ~ July 2019
  • If you want to be the talk of the site then give Percy a go

    Steve ~ June 2019
  • It will be difficult to go back to sleeping in a tent!!

    Michelle ~ June 2019

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

Percy perfectly combines retro cool and contemporary luxury in an unforgettable package: his distinctive aluminium body looks like a retro rocket ship headed for the stars!

Hop on board and you’ll find an ingenious design that makes great use of space, 4 belted seats and beds for four, all beautifully upholstered. This spacecraft is seriously well equipped with a compact kitchen with hot running water, toilet, 240v electrical hook-up and a gas heater. Everything’s built and finished to a professional, modern standard. And, being a Volkswagen T5, he’s reliable and easy to drive, too.

He is the twin brother of our Liverpool-based Sir James. Both these top-quality conversions are made by the innovative Retro Tourers, and offer all the comfort of a motorhome with far more fun - ideal for a family getaway that’s out of this world.

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: Volkswagen, T5 Motorhome
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 2008
    • Engine:
      • Size: 1.9 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Fuel Efficiency: 30mpg
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears: 5
    • Size: 5.9m x 2.05m x 2.85m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 3000kg
      • Unladen: 2520kg
      • Payload: kg
    • Belted seats: 4
    • Tow Bar: Yes


    2 seats in the front with arm rests, both on a swivel base, with seat belts
    2 seats in the rear with seat belts.
    All seat belts are 3 point and suitable for a child car seat.

    Conversion Story

    Percy is a Retro Tourer motorhome. Retro Tourer is our company, which we formed because as our 4 children grew older and bigger it became more and more of a squash in our old split screen camper! We have always been VW fanatics and love the old American style caravans so Buzz combined these 2 ideas along with his 30 years of experience in the VW scene and came up with the Retro Tourer custom built motorhomes.
    The chassis cab started life as a VWT5 long wheel base truck. The body is aluminium, giving it a retro feel, but still with the drive-ability of a modern Volkswagen.
  • The Accommodation

    Sleeping & Seating

    Percy has a 1 small double bed and 2 singles which accommodates:

    • 4 adult(s)

    There is sociable seating for up to 4 people inside Percy .


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

    Kitchen facilities

    • two hobs for cooking
    • Sink
    • Running hot water.
    • Fridge: compressor (12v only)

    Cooking Equipment

    1 stove top kettle
    1 electric kettle
    1 frying pan
    2 saucepans
    4 large melamine plate. 4 side plates. 4 bowls
    4 wine glasses (plastic), 4 tumblers (plastic)
    4 knives, 4 forks, 4 large spoons, 4 teaspoons
    1 spatula, 1 cooking spoon large, 1 corkscrew, 1 peeler, 1 grater, 1 sharp small knife

    Water is provided by: 40 litre fresh water tank, 30 litre waste water tank, 10 litre truma combi 4E boiler, WC is a Thetford cassette toilet with flush, basin hot and cold pump water, sink also hot and cold pump water. External cold shower point in cupboard

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: No
    • Built in toilet

    Electrical Facilities

    • Electrical Hookup (240v)
    • Leisure Battery
    • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets

    Audio Equipment

    Vehicle factory fitted radio in cab


    Percy has a large storage area, which is accessible from outside and inside the motorhome. This can be used for tables chairs, luggage, wellies or even a small surf board. When we are parked up for the night, we put the outdoor items under the vehicle and our Boxer dog, Baxter sleeps in this cupboard!
    There are also cupboards at high level for clothing, plates, food etc and low level cupboards in the kitchenette next to the fridge for pots, pans and food.

    Other Items

    Mini vacuum cleaner (12v) included
    USB charging plugs x 2

  • Location & Parking

    Where is Percy?

    Percy lives in Braunton on Lower Park Road, next to Tyspane Nursing Home. There is a laurel hedge around our garden. It is best to park on the road and walk up the drive at first, but you can park in Percy's spot on the drive when you take him away for your holiday. We are just past a road called "The Grange" if you are coming from Braunton village.
    Apple Tree Cottage
    Lower Park Road
    EX33 2HJ
    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.

    From the owner:"I work 9-5:30 Mon-Thur so would arrange pick up after 6pm or the evening before as suits you when an afternoon pick is not possible"

    Customer Car Parking
    Off street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Percy 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
    Bedding for 4 £24
    Towels (4 x medium) £10
    Camping Furniture (2 chairs and 1 small butler table) £8
    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
    Allianz Self Drive Hire Insurance
  • Usage
    • Take to Festivals: Yes
    • Smoking Policy: No Smoking, please.
    • European Travel: Yes covered
    • London Low Emission Zone: Yes Compliant

    Travelling with Children

    Percy is suitable for travelling with children.

    Our children love our motorhome holidays in Percy and we hope that yours do too.
    Please don't jump on the beds (children or adults!) - in particular the double bed is made up of the table in the dining area and will not withstand being walked over.

    Pet Policy

    We have a ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy with pets. In other words we’re happy for you to take your dog as long as you bring it back in a condition that we never would have known! Our dog loves it and has a special place where he sleeps.

    European Travel

    Yes you can take Percy 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

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