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Essential Information

  • Collect from: Swansea, Wales, Wales
  • Size: Compact
  • Belted seats: 3
  • Sleeps: 3 Adults
  • Bed types: Super Kingsize bed (made from table/benches)
  • 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 Gitana'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.

Meet Gitana. She was designed and built with painstaking care and attention, drawing inspiration from many hours of trawling through vanlife pictures and vlogs.

The vintage kitchen equipment and reclaimed floor boards from a demolished church are just some of the reused materials. The cupboard ends, shelves and aesthetic features in the seating and storage areas are made from worn-out pine tables, carefully restored back to life.

Gitana’s owner wanted to be able to create the perfect ambiance in this campervan. There is an adjustable, touch-sensitive dimmer switch for the main overhead spot lighting, complemented by a calming Himalayan salt lamp and soft-glow fairy lights in a wine bottle. Music can be controlled from the back of the van via Bluetooth and distributed through a four-speaker system fitted for a clearer fuller sound.

No camping experience is complete without a cosy fire. Gitana’s adorable little log burner adds that je ne sais quoi to your special getaway.

An abundance of storage will make it quick and easy to set up Gitana for your adventure. So why not pick her up from South Wales for your perfect campervan hire experience.

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: Renault, Master
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 2007
    • Engine:
      • Size: 2.5 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Fuel Efficiency: 34mpg
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears: 6
    • Size: 5.339m x 2.359m x 2.66m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 3300kg
      • Unladen: 2440kg
      • Payload: kg
    • Belted seats: 3
    • Tow Bar: Yes

    Seating

    Drivers seat and a two person bench seat all in the front and unaltered since original manufacture. All are forward facing and have three point standard seat belts.

    Conversion Story

    This Renault Master was purchased in Bedford in December 2016. The van was originally used as a fleet support vehicle for a fork lift truck leasing company. Over the following 18 months I converted the van from a faded, oily panel vehicle to what it is today. All the work was carried out by me, while parked on double yellows, outside my flat. Over this time the local traffic wardens became more interested in the daily progress rather than the obvious traffic violation. Despite not having prior conversion experience, nor the required tools or appropriate space, I was determined to figure it out as I went along, motivated by my end vision of my dream camper van. Gitana became my home in February 2018. I have taken her to many festivals, camping trips and holidays. Gitana has provided the perfect camping experience every time - luxurious comfort and abundant extras to meet your every need. I hope that you get to enjoy Gitana as much as I have.
  • The Accommodation

    Sleeping & Seating

    Gitana has a Super Kingsize bed (made from table/benches) which accommodates:

    • 3 adult(s)

    There is sociable seating for up to 8 people inside Gitana and there are 2 portable seats included in the hire for use outside.

    Heating

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

    Kitchen facilities

    • four rings hobs for cooking
    • Oven
    • Grill
    • Sink
    • Water Tank
    • Fridge: gas fridge (3 way)

    Cooking Equipment

    The Kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed to cater for two people in the van, or for four with the use of the reusable plastic cups for drinks. The kitchen equipment is as follows:

    Dinner plates x 4
    Cereal bowls x 4
    Small serving bowls (for snacks) x 4
    Wine glasses x 2
    Metal mugs and china espresso cups x 2
    Large non-stick frying pan x 1
    Large stew pan
    Extra medium and small sized pans
    Hob kettle
    Grill pan
    Bialette coffee maker
    Cutlery: knives, forks, spoons, teaspoons, potato peeler, potato masher, garlic crusher, ladle, two sharp knives, wooden spatula, fish slice.
    Cleaning: dish sponge, cloths, washing up liquid.
    A selection of herbs and spices, olive oil, salt and pepper and tea is also included.

    Water is provided by: Water is kept in a removable 25 litre container under the sink. Cold water is supplied under pressure to the cold tap and operates as in a normal house.

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: No
    • Portable toilet available as extra: Thetford 10 litre Porta Potti with intergrated chemical flush and removable waste tank.

    Electrical Facilities

    • Leisure Battery
    • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets

    Audio Equipment

    Music can be played through the main van radio while driving or sitting in the back via a Bluetooth receiver. There is also a 3.5mm auxiliary port in the radio and one next to the seating area in the back. Two additional speakers have been fitted in the rear doors for a fuller, cleaner sound. The rear doors can also be opened right out, to project the music outside while you’re enjoying a night time BBQ or relaxing in the sun.

    Storage

    The van has four storage cupboards above the seating area. Large storage area under the seats accessible from a large drawer by the log burner, under the cushions, and removable panels inside the rear doors. There is also storage are above the cab and also in the oven when not in use. Storage containers that slide in under the seats are also included in the basic rental price. These can be removed if they are not required.

    Other Items

    Van features:
    Touch-sensitive dimmer switch for ceiling spot lights
    Himalayan salt lamp
    Soft-glow fairy lights in a wine bottle
    Bluetooth and an auxiliary to enable music to be played while relaxing in the back. Music can also be played through the four-speaker system while watching a movie on a laptop from the comfort of your bed.
    Speakers fitted to the carpet lined rear doors, which can be opened right out to project music outside.
    Parking sensors fitted to make reversing easier and safer
    Reliable engine with a 6-speed gearbox capable of cruising at 70mph easily on the motorway
    Four ring gas hob
    Full size sink and drainer
    Gas fridge with small freezer compartment
    Oven
    Grill
    Comfortable seating for 8 people
    Overhead lockers/cupboards
    Ample under-bed storage
    Pipsqueak mini log burner
    Rustic floor boards reclaimed from a decomissionad church
    Separate recycling bins
    Double glazed opening sash windows
    Mexican tiling
    Two camping chairs
    DAB radio
    USB charging ports both sides of the bed.

  • Location & Parking

    Where is Gitana?

    Gitana lives just a fifteen minute drive from the centre of Swansea and on the edge of the beautiful Gower Peninsula. The Gower is famous for its clean beaches, surf and unspoilt landscapes. Swansea is also just a short drive from Pembrokeshire and Brecon Beacons National Park. Brecon is known for its waterfall walks and the Pen Y Fan; the second highest peak in Wales. The pick-up location is conveniently close to both Swansea train station and the local bus station, in the city’s Quadrant. There is no Uber in Swansea yet but Yellow Cabs (01792 644446) are a cheap, hassle free taxi service operating 24 hours per day.
    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 Gitana 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
    Portapotty £5
    Fire kit- Logs/Kindling/Newspaper £8
    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

    Gitana 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

    Gitana is suitable for travelling with children.

    Gitana is suitable for children however there is only one super king size bed in the van so the child would either have to sleep with the adults or be accomodated in a cot or tent supplied by the customer.

    Pet Policy

    Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle

    European Travel

    Yes you can take Gitana 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

    • Full Price High Season – unlimited mileage
    • All other seasons and discounted bookings:
      • 200 miles per day
      • and then20 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
    FromToPrice
    01/09/201831/10/2018Mid
    01/11/201819/12/2018Low
    20/12/201806/01/2019Low Mid
    07/01/201907/02/2019Low
    08/02/201924/02/2019Low Mid
    25/02/201931/03/2019Low
    01/04/201922/05/2019Mid
    23/05/201923/06/2019High
    24/06/201930/06/2019Glastonbury
    01/07/201901/09/2019High
    02/09/201931/10/2019Mid
    01/11/201918/12/2019Low
    19/12/201905/01/2020Low Mid
    06/01/2020TBCHigh

    Note: Dates subject to change without warning

  • Prices

    Prices for 2019 Low Low Mid Mid High
    Mon-Thur (Day rate) £54 £66 £79 £91
    Fri-Sun (Day rate) £75 £93 £110 £127
    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.