- Collect from: East Lyng, Taunton, South West
- Size: Roomy
- Belted seats: 3
- Sleeps: 2 Adults
- Bed types: Orion has a dining table which folds away into a super king bed. Extra roomy for two, or three if you're well acquainted!
- License Required: Standard UK/EU license
- Tow bar
- Air Con.
- Built-in Toilet
- London L.E.Z.
Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Orion'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.
Orion is a Scandinavian inspired hygge campervan that is perfect for a romantic getaway for two. Or, pack your kit back, grab your hiking boots and bring the dog along! This van has a perfectly designed space for everything; from a cubby hole for your shoes to the perfect bed for your four-legged friend.
Inspired by the simplicity and colours of the outdoors, Orion has a reclaimed pallet wood ceiling, tongue and groove white walls and copper accents throughout the van. You can wrap up in a throw for the ultimate hygge experience in the Winter or throw open all the doors and let a warm sea breeze float through in the summer. You’d almost expect to open the doors and be greeted by a snow-capped mountain view!
You’ll definitely get all your home comforts in this dog friendly campervan; solar panels and an invertor mean off grid adventures beckon. There’s social seating for up to five people which is handy, because in this van you’re likely to make a lot of new friends! So, hire the vehicle of your dreams from his South West location and escape on the campervan holiday of a lifetime!
- The Vehicle
- Vehicle Type: Citroen, Relay
- Registration: emailed when you book
- Vehicle Year: 2011
- Size: 2.2 litres
- Fuel: Diesel
- Fuel Efficiency: 35mpg
- Transmission: Manual
- Gears: 6
- Size: 6.4m x 2.5m x 2.8m (LxWxH)
- Maximum: 3500kg
- Unladen: 2800kg
- Payload: kg
- Belted seats: 3
- Air Conditioned Cab: Yes
SeatingThree fabric covered seats in the front cab, one driver two passenger, all facing forward. All have 3 point across body seatbelts. They do not swivel and are fixed.
Conversion StoryOrion is a Citroen Relay who started life in the commercial trade and then was bought by cycling enthusiast to stay in whilst travelling the country. When he came to live with us, (Orion, not the cyclist,) we stripped the traditional camping interiors and brought the wonderful Rob & Tarry of Barrell of Monkeys on board to complete the conversion. Orion was finished in 2019.
Inspired by the simplicity of outdoor living and Scandinavian interiors, Orion has a reclaimed pallet wood ceiling, tongue and groove white walls, a cozy wood-burner and copper accents throughout the van. Throws and cushions make for the ultimate hygge experience in the winter and a light and airy home away from home after a busy day exploring. There's even a hidey hole for your walking boots at the back, under the dining space cum super king bed.
With a repurposed jam pan for a sink, (with running water,) gas hobs for cooking, solar panels and a special cubby hole for four legged pals, Orion is the perfect getaway vehicle.
- The Accommodation
Sleeping & Seating
Orion has a Orion has a dining table which folds away into a super king bed. Extra roomy for two, or three if you're well acquainted! which accommodates:
- 2 adult(s)
There is sociable seating for up to 5 people inside Orion .
There is a Woodburner to warm you up on colder days.
- two hobs for cooking
- Water Tank
- Fridge: coolbox
Whistling copper kettle
2 sets of cutlery, 4 teaspoons
3 plastic tumbler glasses
2 enamel mugs
2 enamel plates
3 enamel bowls
2 plastic wine glasses
Colander, sieve and mixing bowl set.
2 frying pans
Bread knife, 3 preparation knives
Tin opener / bottle opener - corkscrew / peeler
Plastic chopping board & small wooden chopping board
Washing up equipment, (brush, liquid, cloth, sponge)
3 wooden spoons / fish slice / slotted spoon
Curry powder / mixed herbs / sugar / salt & pepper
Scissors, tin opener
2 Fruit bags
3 tea towels
2 Place mats
Water is provided by: 70L water tank with electric tap to kitchen sink.
- Shower: No
- Portable toilet available as extra: Chemical
- Electrical Hookup (240v)
- Leisure Battery
- Solar panel charging.
- 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets
Aux system in the front cab.
Under the sofas / bed are two large storage boxes, where the porta-potty is also kept, (hireable as an extra). There is an overhead cupboard for personals and a small amount of kitchen cupboard space. The coolbox is ample size for food. There is space above the cab for chairs / outdoor tables, accessible from the inside.
Orion is fitted with reversing cameras and parking sensors.
A snug blanket, a pack of cards, a dustpan and brush, hot water bottle.
- Location & Parking
Where is Orion?Orion lives in Ashcott on our driveway on the Somerset Levels and is just 20 minutes from Glastonbury Tor & 15 minutes from the M5. He's perfectly placed to tour the South West and beyond. Bridgwater train station is 20 minutes away by car.
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:We can often be very flexible with pick up & collection due to being self employed, but sometimes Friday collections would be preferable after 6pm or before 9am.
Customer Car ParkingOff street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Orion 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 Sat Nav £7.5 Fire kit- Logs/Kindling/Newspaper £8 12v Fan £3.5 Camping Furniture (2 x chairs) £5 Chemical Toilet £5 250g Freshly Roasted Coffee £5 Towel set for 2: 2 large + 2 small towels £8
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
Orion 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: No
- London Low Emission Zone: No not-compliant
Travelling with Children
Orion is suitable for travelling with children.
Orion has a super king bed, but no additional bunks for children. There are three seats in the front but there is also an unguarded woodburner in the back.
Pet PolicyWe 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! We can provide bowls on request but please bring your dogs own bed.
European TravelOrion cannot be taken outside the UK
Driving in LondonOrion can NOT be driven inside London's Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) or London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone. If you need to drive inside either the LEZ or ULEZ you need to Pay to Drive in London
- 200 miles per day
- and then 20 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 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.