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Essential Information

  • Collect from: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Humber
  • Size: Roomy
  • Belted seats: 3
  • Sleeps: 2 Adults
  • Bed types: Fixed double bed - this runs across the vehicle and is 1.8m x 1.2m
  • 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 Bianca'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.

Bianca is a traveller! She's seen the world and takes it all in her stride. Her role in life is to connect you to the outdoors and enable you to get close to the things you love doing- be that walking, cycling, climbing or mountain biking. She's ideally placed to help you explore the Peak District, the north of England and Scotland- with abundant storage for any gear you need to bring along. At the end of the day she's a cosy den where you can cook, eat, plan the next day's adventures and sleep soundly so you can get up and do it all again!
She also loves a good festival and is very well insulated - so you are guaranteed a great night's sleep whatever time the party outside finishes!

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: Mercedes, Sprinter
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 2006
    • Engine:
      • Size: 2000 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Fuel Efficiency: 30mpg
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears: 5
    • Size: 5.7m x 1.95m x 2.5m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 3500kg
      • Unladen: 2730kg
      • Payload: kg
    • Belted seats: 3

    Seating

    There are three forward facing front seats with 3 point seat belts

    Conversion Story

    Bianca started her working life shifting furniture in Leeds. Jane bought her because she was fed up of having her tent blown away in the Scottish highlands!
    She has been in Jane's family for eight years and has taken her owners away for months on end-as far as the Dolomites, Copenhagen, Portugal and Southern Spain. In between her travels she has been slowly and carefully converted. After each journey new tweaks and improvements have been made to make her more comfortable and user friendly.
  • The Accommodation

    Sleeping & Seating

    Bianca has a Fixed double bed - this runs across the vehicle and is 1.8m x 1.2m which accommodates:

    • 2 adult(s)

    There is sociable seating for up to 3 people inside Bianca and there are 2 portable seats included in the hire for use outside.

    Kitchen facilities

    • two hobs for cooking
    • Sink
    • Water Tank
    • Fridge: coolbox

    Cooking Equipment

    4 tumblers
    4 wine glasses
    Bottle opener
    Corkscrew
    Enamel coffee pot
    Enamel tea pot
    Medium Bodum Cafetiere
    Bialetti Espresso Maker
    Large whistling kettle
    Small cream jug
    Large milk jug
    4 mugs
    1 small thermos flask
    1 medium pan with lid
    1 medium steamer
    1 colander / strainer
    1 small stainless steel milk pan
    1 small enamel milk pan
    1 small non stick frying pan
    1 large chopping board
    1 bamboo salad bowl
    1 fruit basket
    1 fly proof food cover
    4 plates
    4 each of: knives, forks, spoons, teaspoons
    1 large and 1 small sharp knife
    1 cheese grater

    Water is provided by: 2 x 25L containers with electric pump feeding the kitchen sink

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: No

    Electrical Facilities

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

    Audio Equipment

    The cab has a Sony radio / cd player with aux in and Bluetooth. The accomodation has a small but powerful Bluetooth speaker that can be paired with phones etc.

    Storage

    There is ample storage for food, clothes and equipment in cupboards, in overhead compartments and under the seats, The space under the fixed bed.is ideal for larger items such as rucksacks, bike helmets and climbing gear. It also means you have somewhere out of the way to put muddy boots. A bike rack can be included if required - see extras.

    Other Items

    Selection of games and books. Peak District Ordnance Survey maps
    large awning which is ultra violet proof and fully waterproof, complete with poles, pegs, guyropes and a mallet.

    The van has one large solar panel mounted on the roof, charging two leisure batteries. This gives enough power to charge phones, laptops etc as well as run the interior lights.

  • Location & Parking

    Where is Bianca?

    Bianca is based in the south west of Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District National Park. In twenty minutes you can reach the lovely villages of Hathersage, Grindleford or Eyam; all great centres for outdoor activities such as walking, climbing and mountain biking. Sheffield is just over 2 hours by train from London. We are a short taxi ride from the station.
    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:Pick ups can be flexible to suit customer requirements.

    Customer Car Parking
    Street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Bianca 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
    Bike rack (for two bikes) £10
    Towels (4 x medium) £10

    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

    Bianca 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 £1500 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

    Bianca is suitable for travelling with children.

    There are no separate child beds but the van has two front passenger seats which are suitable for forward or rear facing car seats.

    Pet Policy

    Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle as we have some rather allergic people in the family.

    European Travel

    Yes you can take Bianca 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
    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) £58 £71 £84 £98
    Fri-Sun (Day rate) £81 £100 £118 £137
    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.