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Essential Information

  • Collect from: Frome, Somerset, South West
  • Size: Roomy
  • Belted seats: 4
  • Sleeps: 3 Adults 2 Child(ren)
  • Bed types: large super king bed suitable for up to 3 with bunk above which can sleep 2 children or 1 adult.
  • License Required: Standard UK/EU license
  • Europe
  • Shower
  • Festivals
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Tow bar
  • Heating
  • 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 Siskin'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.

Siskin is full of character and has been designed with families in mind. This wonderfully spacious van features a mezzanine bunk bed with enough room for two children or one adult and an extra large super king sized bed beneath which easily slides in to a cosy seating area big enough for the whole family to cuddle up.

There are two captain swivel seats and a beautiful waney edged spalted beech removable table providing a separate dining area. The dining area and sleeping area is separated by a spacious L shaped kitchen with a handcrafted spalted beech worktop and hand painted mexican tile surround.

An ex school bus, Siskin has tinted privacy glass windows all the way along both sides flooding the van with light whilst maintaining privacy for his occupants.

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: VW, LT 35
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 2005
    • Engine:
      • Size: 2.5 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Fuel Efficiency: 30mpg
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears: 5
    • Size: 6.65m x 2m x 3.1m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 3500kg
      • Unladen: 2840kg
      • Payload: kg
    • Belted seats: 4


    two captain swivel seats in the front. two, forward facing, three point belted seats suitable for child car seats in the rear.

    Conversion Story

    Siskin is a former school bus, converted by Rob and Tarry (Barrell of Monkeys) in their somerset workshop to suit their family of 4. The table and kitchen worktop are made from spalted beech which gives it the beautiful pattern. The woodwork has all been completed to a high standard by Rob who has 20 years carpentry experience, and the furnishings are cosy and colourful to make an inviting and playful space that can be enjoyed by the whole family or, equally, couples looking for a romantic break. There is a super king size bed which slides back into a relaxed sofa area when not in use. Above, the triangular bunk can sleep one adult diagonally across or two children.
  • The Accommodation

    Sleeping & Seating

    Siskin has a large super king bed suitable for up to 3 with bunk above which can sleep 2 children or 1 adult. which accommodates:

    • 3 adult(s)
    • 2 child(ren)

    There is sociable seating for up to 7 people inside Siskin .


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

    Kitchen facilities

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

    Cooking Equipment

    dinner plates x 4
    side plates x 4
    bowls x 4
    1 large bowl
    cutlery - 4 sets
    cooking utensils - fish slice x 1 ladle x 1
    knives x 3
    peeler x 1
    bottle opener x 1
    grater x 1
    chopping boards x 2
    pots and pans - 1x frying pan 2 x saucepans 1 x milk pan
    colander x 1
    wine glasses x 4
    tumblers x 4
    tin mugs x 3
    childrens mugs x 2

    Water is provided by: 75l integrated water tank with external lockable filler cap and pressure sensitive pump to tap.

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: No

    Electrical Facilities

    • Leisure Battery
    • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets
    • Power Invertor

    Audio Equipment

    kenwood in cab radio with USB socket


    Ample under bed storage plus additional cupboard space below burner and in kitchen. three drawers in kitchen.

    Other Items


  • Location & Parking

    Where is Siskin?

    Siskin is parked outside of our home in the popular market town of Frome, just a 10 minute walk from the train station. Frome is a short drive from Bath and Bristol and surrounded by beautiful countryside, we are also lucky enough to have several great festivals on our doorstep including, Glastonbury, Shindig, Womad and Field Trip.
    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:TBA

    Customer Car Parking
    Street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Siskin 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
    Double inflatable kayak with paddles and buoyancy aids £45
    Car Seat - Group 0+ (infant) £15
    Car Seat - Group 1, 2, 3 £15
    Travelling to Europe? (VOH cert required) £

    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

    Siskin 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: Yes covered
    • London Low Emission Zone: Yes Compliant

    Travelling with Children

    Siskin is suitable for travelling with children.

    bunk with ladder suitable for two children with windows in the back. The large "master bed" is also wide enough for up to three people.

    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!

    European Travel

    Yes you can take Siskin 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.

    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
    20/12/201806/01/2019Low Mid
    08/02/201924/02/2019Low Mid
    19/12/201905/01/2020Low 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.