A beautiful self-converted campervan. Ideal for summer and winter hires

2 Reviews

  • City Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
  • Class/Type Compact
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Sleeps Sleeps 2
  • Seats 4 Seats
  • Charlotte Charlotte

The Motorhome

  • Make: Ford
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Type: Compact
  • Seats: 4
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • First Registration: 2003
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Required Driver License: B

Description

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This is a beautiful campervan, converted from a high-top Ford Transit.

Fully-equipped, it has a rock n’ roll bed that folds up for dining seats or 2 extra passengers if on the move (with seatbelts). There is a cassette toilet, a diesel heater. The kitchen is well stocked with pans, utensils, full dinner set and real mugs! There is a double hob, sink, running (cold) water and a 3-way fridge. A great sound system which you can listen to when you’re on the move or static. There is a dining table, with seating for 4 that can also be used outdoors, with a special standalone base. And loads of storage space.

It has a large solar panel on the roof, and a double leisure battery, as well as 240V inverter, so you can easily power low wattage items such as laptops and mobile phones.

This van has been lovingly restored and renovated over the last couple of years; I’ve had parts of it re-painted, it has been freshly carpet-lined throughout, and the curtains are homemade. I’ve provided as much as I can to make things as easy as possible for you, the hirer. This van is truly one of a kind, so what are you waiting for?

KITCHEN
There is a sink and 2 hobs with a 3-way fridge and small freezer (this means you can run it on gas, 12V when driving, or mains)
It’s generously equipped with pots, pans and utensils, all ready for cooking.
An extractor fan
Running (cold) water
A beautiful dinner set, and real mugs to drink from!
The kitchen cupboard have sensor lights in them, so you can easily see what you’re doing, even when it’s dark
Even washing up liquid, brushes and cloths are all provided to make things as easy as possible for your holiday
Table and seating for 3 - 4 in the living space (using 1 camping chair to seat 4)
There is also a stand-alone base for the table, meaning you can use it inside or outside the van! No need to use up space storing a separate table.

SLEEPING AREA
A rock n’ roll bed in the back measuring 111cm by 173m, which can be folded upwards for dining seats, and for taking an extra 2 passengers (fully fitted with seatbelts)
All the bedding is provided – an all-seasons duvet means you can adjust the thickness depending on the temperature (2 duvets popper together)
Electric blanket
Hot water bottle
There is a little hanging shelf next to the bed that is ideal for placing a cup of tea or other small items.
Solar lights provide a lovely atmosphere in the evening, being less bright than the main lights.

This could easily sleep an extra child or two as the space between the bed and the front cab is 112cm, with the space between the bed-legs being 70cm.
Some people bring an accompanying tent instead.

UTILITIES & EQUIPMENT
Solar power and double leisure battery supply 12 volt sockets, plus an inverter means you can use 240v appliances. Whilst in winter, you will have to be a bit more conservative, in the summer the solar panel gives you plenty of power, so you can charge phones, laptops and similar items easily.
Decent Sound System, and with switch in the front cab, you can choose it to run from the leisure battery, so you can listen to music / tv / podcasts at any time with great sound quality – without having to worry about running the engine battery flat.
Eberspacher diesel heater – this heater really packs a punch, so if you have the van in winter, or a colder summer’s day, you can stick the heater on, and in minutes you will be nice and warm.
This van has been incredibly well-insulated. Under every bit of carpet-lining is another layer of insulation, the panels have all been well-packed, making this an ideal winter hire van. Whilst at the same time keeping it cooler in summer on those scorching days.
Electric Hookup – This means that when you are at campsites, you can connect to mains power (normally for a small surcharge), and run the fridge, and all other items from the mains. Mine is a standalone unit which has to be fed out of the front window, rather than embedded into the van.
Wheel wedges – If you are parked on uneven ground, then you can use these wheel wedges to make the van more level. This is especially important when using the fridge on gas, as it doesn’t work as well if the van is sloping.
Solar shower – Please note this is an outdoor item that can be hung from a tree or similar.
Mirrors – there is a mirror in the main van space, and one on the bathroom door. Both of these mirrors have strip lights at the top and bottom, so are perfect for doing your make-up.
Picnic blanket
Large Windbreak
2 x camping chairs
A really good quality windshield, for added privacy, and extra insulation (this will keep you cooler in summer, warmer in winter). This is one that you attach from inside the vehicle, so no getting wet in the dark if you arrive somewhere late and it’s raining.
I’ve left lots of useful things in the overhead cabin – a box of cleaning supplies, a box of things like tape, rope, fuses, string, an extra water carrier, a set of play-mats – great if you have little ones, or can be placed under the picnic blanket when outdoors for added comfort!

BATHROOM
The bathroom cubicle is much larger than you’d normally find in campervans (measurements) (though fairly narrow) and has a cassette toilet. There is no running water in the bathroom, but there is hand gel available from a pump on the wall.

STORAGE
This van has LOADS of storage – an overhead cupboard (situated above the front seats), plenty of space under the bed.
There is a box seat which provides even more storage, (which is also fully collapsible), a large storage net on the roof, and several smaller storage nets situated around the van.
The kitchen has hanging storage boxes which you can set up when you are static (the light blue hanging boxes you can see in the photos).
There is also a hanging shelf next to the bed, where you can easily put cups of tea or other small items.
There are small hooks all over the ceiling, from which you can hang lighter items. One hanging storage net is provided which is great for small items of clothing. There is a small rope supplied that you can hang from hooks to create a clothesline. Using these hooks, you can design the space to make it work for you.
All of the cupboards, and the space under the bed (as you access it from the back doors) have motion-sensor lights to make it really easy to find what you’re looking for. The great thing about these lights is that they are magnetic, and so easily removable if you want need to use them as a torch.

SAFETY
I’ve done everything I can to make this van as safe as possible. It has a GAS SAFE safety certificate (the same level that landlords have to provide). There is a fire blanket, fire extinguisher and carbon monoxide alarm. There are vents in 2 of the windows, as well as sliding opening windows, ensuring you can keep the van well ventilated.
I have provided a metal sheet to place behind the hob when it is in use. This is not only to protect the curtains, but to keep you safe. Make sure you use it at all times.
All of the curtains and bed upholstery have been sprayed with a fire retardant spray.

TRAVEL
This van is fully insured to go to Europe and can be hired by those with European driving licenses as well as UK.
Full International breakdown cover provided, with Local Recovery, Roadside Assistance, Nationwide Recovery, Home Assist and European assistance.

My location is perfect for exploring the South Downs (10 mins drive from collection point). Go and see The Long Man of Wilmington or Beachy Head. My location is also only an hour or so from Hastings and Rye.
In the other direction along the coast, the New Forest is an hour and a half’s drive from my location. If you’re happy with longer journeys, you could keep going and explore the Jurassic coast and head to Devon or Cornwall. The great thing about doing this in a van is that you don’t have to do it all in one day! I once spent a week driving to Plymouth, stopping at lots of interesting places along the way.
The Newhaven ferry port is only 25minutes drive from me, and the Portsmouth ferry is an hour away (slightly more during peak travel times).
There are also lots of great campsites locally, like WOWO. I can drop the van of for you at such a location.
It’s an easy van to drive, so if you’ve never driven a van before and / or are feeling a little nervous, this Ford Transit would be a great choice.

COLLECTION / DROP-OFF
I can drop the van to you anywhere up to a 50-60 mile radius, charged at approx £1.50 per mile. Please contact me with your specific request for an exact quote.
I am happy to be as flexible as I can be regarding collection and drop-off times, despite it stating 11am and 3pm on that section of this site.

DO
Please treat my van with respect at all times.
Please return the vehicle clean, and fully refuelled.
Please empty and clean out the toilet waste container correctly before returning the vehicle.

DON'T
smoke inside the vehicle.
Ever leave the hob unattended.
Hang anything too heavy from the ceiling. There are plenty of hooks available for you to hang things like storage nets (one hanging storage net provided), or other similar items. Please only place relatively light items in the ceiling storage net, or from the hooks on the ceiling.
Drive too fast – although this van is very easy to drive, and does reach speeds of 80mph and over without problem, remember that if the water tank is full (and the petrol tank), and it’s full of belongings, your stopping distance is GREATLY increased. For your own safety, please drive responsibly.
Drive under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.
Ever turn on the hob to try and heat the van. This is how people get carbon monoxide poisoning.

Some pets will be allowed, but please note there will be a surcharge of £50 for extra cleaning.

Festivals are allowed, but by prior agreement.


Amenities

  • Airconditioning home area
  • Awning
  • Bike carrier
  • Camping table and chairs
  • Gas cylinder
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Linens
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Solar panel
  • Toilet
  • TV
  • TV receiver
  • Airconditioning in cabin
  • Cruise Control
  • GPS
  • Power Steering
  • Reversing camera
  • Roof rack
  • Towbar

Insurances

  • Motorhome Insurance: Included
  • Own Risk & Deposit: £750.00
  • Breakdown Service: International
  • Replacement Vehicle: International

Available in the booking process, from £14.80 per day you can reduce your deposit and deductible to £150.


Pricing

  • Weekly mileage limit: 750 mi
  • Price per extra mile: £0.15
  • Cleaning Fee: £25.00
  • Last-Minute Deal
    - Discount for bookings within 1 week: 5%
  • Long Trip Deal
    - Discount for bookings longer than 1 week: 5%
    - Discount for bookings longer than 2 weeks: 8%
    - Discount for bookings longer than 3 weeks: 10%
    - Discount for bookings longer than 4 weeks: 15%

Cancellation Policy


House Rules

  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Going Abroad Allowed: Yes
  • Festivals Allowed: Yes
  • Minimum Age Restriction: 23 years

Please treat my van with care and respect at all times. Thank you

Please return it in the condition it was given to you, and with the toilet tank emptied and rinsed, and with a full tank of diesel.

Some pets will be allowed, but please note there will be a surcharge of £50 for extra cleaning.

Festivals are allowed, but by prior agreement.

No smoking inside the van please.

A £1 traceable payment needs to be made directly for the purpose of fulfilling insurance requirements.

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Availability

  • Pickup Time: 3:00 PM
  • Return Time: 11:00 AM
  • 2 nights minimum
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2 Reviews

We had an amazing trip in Charlotte’s campervan! It is gorgeous, very well laid out, and she has simply thought of everything, from camping furniture to extra lights to complimentary drinks and snacks! Charlotte took her time explaining the van to us and showing us everything, with printed info in case we forgot anything or had any issues. She was super flexible with our return time, and we could contact her throughout the trip. Her van was so cosy and comfortable, only thing we would change is having made our trip even longer so we could enjoy it longer! I cannot recommend Charlotte and her van enough, book it for a delightful and carefree holiday. Thanks again for everything, Charlotte. September 2019
Response from Charlotte Thanks so much for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to meet you both and you'd be welcome to hire my van again any time :)
We had the best time!! Charlotte was super helpful and super friendly and explained things to me very clearly. I was a bit nervous driving to start so she came round the block with me till I felt comfortable. She’d left a welcome note on the fridge for us and a bottle of fizz in the fridge alongside some other essential items! I was able to contact Charlotte throughout my weekend away to ask questions if I was unsure and she didn’t make me feel like I was handling her. In fact she welcomed it. We loved it so much that we are going to have to get our own van but until we do I rounding hesitate to use her van again. Thoroughly recommend Charlotte and her home which she clearly takes ALIT of pride in x August 2019
Response from Charlotte Thanks for such a lovely review Sam, it was a real pleasure to hire my van to you, and you'd be welcome to again any time.