- 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
- 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 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.
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!
- The Vehicle
- Vehicle Type: Mercedes, Sprinter
- Registration: emailed when you book
- Vehicle Year: 2006
- Size: 2000 litres
- Fuel: Diesel
- Fuel Efficiency: 30mpg
- Transmission: Manual
- Gears: 5
- Size: 5.7m x 1.95m x 2.5m (LxWxH)
- Maximum: 3500kg
- Unladen: 2730kg
- Payload: kg
- Belted seats: 3
SeatingThere are three forward facing front seats with 3 point seat belts
Conversion StoryBianca 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.
- two hobs for cooking
- Water Tank
- Fridge: coolbox
4 wine glasses
Enamel coffee pot
Enamel tea pot
Medium Bodum Cafetiere
Bialetti Espresso Maker
Large whistling kettle
Small cream jug
Large milk jug
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 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
- Shower: No
- Leisure Battery
- Solar panel charging.
- 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets
- Power Invertor
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.
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.
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 ParkingStreet 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
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.
- 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 PolicySorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle as we have some rather allergic people in the family.
European TravelYes 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.
- 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 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.