- 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
- Tow bar
- Air Con.
- Built-in Toilet
- London L.E.Z.
Deirdre was a delight, as are her owners & she was all we neededSue Mack ~ July 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.
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.
- The Vehicle
- Vehicle Type: Ford, Transit ( 2014 )
- Registration: emailed when you book
- Vehicle Year: 2014
- Size: 2.2 litres
- Fuel: Diesel
- Fuel Efficiency: 35mpg
- Transmission: Manual
- Gears: 6
- Size: 5.9m x 2.1m x 3.15m (LxWxH)
- Maximum: 3500kg
- Unladen: 2840kg
- Payload: kg
- Belted seats: 5
Seating3 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 StoryAfter 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.
- two hobs for cooking
- Water Tank
- Fridge: travel fridge 12v and 240v
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
Water is provided by: 20l portable containers with gravity tap
- Shower: No
- Leisure Battery
- Solar panel charging.
- 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets
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.
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 ParkingStreet 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
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.
- Take to Festivals: Yes
- Smoking Policy: No Smoking, please.
- European Travel: Permitted
- London Low Emission Zone: 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 PolicySorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle
European TravelYes you can take Deirdre 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) £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.