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Essential Information

  • Collect from: Frome, Somerset, South West
  • Size: Compact
  • Belted seats: 5
  • Sleeps: 3 Adults 1 Child(ren)
  • Bed types: Main bed is a superking size bed and the the top bed is 160cm x 70 cm.
  • License Required: Standard UK/EU license
  • Europe
  • Shower
  • Festivals
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Tow bar
  • Heating
  • Air Con.
  • Built-in Toilet
  • London L.E.Z.
  • Deirdre was a delight, as are her owners & she was all we needed

    Sue Mack ~ July 2018
  • Beautiful van - comes equipped with everything you'd need for a few days away (including salt & pepper!).

    Chloe ~ September 2018
  • Was a lovely stay! The camper van was well decorated & well equipped. Would definitely recommend.

    Charlotte S ~ October 2018
  • Deirdre is so lovely! Beautiful interior, easy to drive, very comfy for sleeping & super easy converting from day time to night time set up.

    Anna ~ November 2018

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

Deirdre the handcrafted campervan is a gentle celebration of nature - both in the way she invites you outside, to adventure in the great outdoors - and inside, to rest in her sea-blue interior among the rustic charm of reclaimed wood.

Her owners wanted a van that was both an easy-breezy companion on family holidays alongside being fun, beautiful, and luxurious. Being only 4 years old, Deirdre is reliable & great to drive. She was converted with ease-of-use in mind - with lots of storage, a fixed bunk bed and a straightforward table-to-bed.

With the practicalities taken care of by the solar panel, gas hob, fridge, and running water, enjoy the pleasure of cooking a leisurely meal in the fading light as the children play out. With full bellies, rest in the old fashioned charm and comfort of her duck down duvet and high quality cotton sheets, as the logs crackle in her beautiful woodstove.

For campervan hire in Somerset, keep it straightforward - and pick up Deirdre from her lovely owners in Frome.

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: Ford, Transit ( 2014 )
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 2014
    • Engine:
      • Size: 2.2 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Fuel Efficiency: 35mpg
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears: 6
    • Size: 5.9m x 2.1m x 3.15m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 3500kg
      • Unladen: 2840kg
      • Payload: kg
    • Belted seats: 5


    3 seats on the front and 2 on the back ( one fixed and one foldable ). All seats with 3 points belts. 3 seats suitable for baby carriers and 4 seats avaliable for children ( belt or ISO fixing ) . They don't swivel.

    Conversion Story

    After knowing each other for about 2 months Marc and Alice hired a quirky campervan, they loved it so much they hired another for their honeymoon 4 years later, and started dreaming about owning their own van, and now the dream is reality! Deirdre is a 2014 Ford Transit, relatively new and easy to drive for a large vehicle. The conversion was done by "Barrel of Monkeys". Marc was familar with Barrel of Monkey´s skilled carpentry and was excited to hear he was branching out into van conversion . Not only is he a very skilled craftsman he was easy to work with, willing to try new ideas and enthusiastic about the conversion. We sourced what we could locally, got mum on hand to make the curtains and used a co-operative to do the upholstery. We really enjoyed doing the decorative touches, like painting, oiling and adding beautiful things we came across, like our bakset and oil bottle from a holiday in Italy, and the door knobs and curtain material we found in our lovely Frome, it was really exciting seeing it all come together.
  • The Accommodation

    Sleeping & Seating

    Deirdre has a Main bed is a superking size bed and the the top bed is 160cm x 70 cm. which accommodates:

    • 3 adult(s)
    • 1 child(ren)

    There is sociable seating for up to 8 people inside Deirdre .


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

    Kitchen facilities

    • two hobs for cooking
    • Sink
    • Water Tank
    • Fridge: travel fridge 12v and 240v

    Cooking Equipment

    5 Knives , forks and spoons
    1 child knife , fork and spoon
    4 large plates , small plates , bowls
    1 child plate and bowl
    4 bamboo mugs
    2 tin mugs
    1 frying pan
    1 sauce pan
    1 sharp knife
    1 bread knife
    1 bottle opener
    1 tin opener
    1 seive
    1 pealer

    Water is provided by: 20l portable containers with gravity tap

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: No

    Electrical Facilities

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

    Audio Equipment

    Basic ford audio in the cab, it has USB and aux in port. No audio system on the back but we can provide an small portable speaker if requested.


    Deirdre has 2 cupboards, one on top of the kitchen unit and another one above the drivers cab.
    Under the seating / sleeping area there are three storage spaces.

    Other Items

    Basic emergency kit avaliable for free under the front seats.

  • Location & Parking

    Where is Deirdre?

    Deirdre lives in Frome and is parked on our drive, just 5 minutes walk from the train station and close to A36
    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
    Street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Deirdre 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
    Camping Furniture (table and 4 x chairs) £15
    Bedding for 2 £12
    Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
    Camping Furniture (table and 2 x chairs) £10
    Fire kit- Logs/Kindling/Newspaper £8
    Camping Furniture (2 x chairs) £5
    Camping Furniture (4 x chairs) £10
    Double airbed £10
    Fire pit/BBQ £10
    Bed safety rail £0
    Towels (4 x medium) £10
    2 or 3 person tent £10
    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

    Deirdre 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: No
    • London Low Emission Zone: Yes Compliant

    Travelling with Children

    Deirdre is suitable for travelling with children.

    Childrens bed is 160cm x 70 cm. Max weight of aprox 70kg. The top bed has a guard to avoid any children falling.
    Parents should be careful with the unprotected woodburner.
    The front seats and the fixed one on the back are suitable for baby/toddler seats. Childrens love the novelty of the bunk.

    Pet Policy

    Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle

    European Travel

    Deirdre cannot be taken outside the UK

    Driving in London

    Deirdre 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 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.