Gandalf – VW T6 4 Berth Campervan

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Class Compact
Fuel Type Diesel
Sleeps Sleeps 4
Seat belt places 5 Seats with seatbelts

Meet the owner, Chris
Member since April 2021
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5/5 based on 28 reviews
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My aim is to provide a fantastic time for you and I will help you in any way I can.

Gandalf is our VW Transporter T6 Camper and it is ready to hire for your adventure. Visit Scotland in style. This van is perfect for driving the NC500!

Gandalf is so named because the great grey wizard of The Hobbit was at his best when on a travelling adventure.

It is possible to arrange to pick up and drop off...

The Motorhome

License plate & MOT checked
Driving licence B
Euro 6
Isofix: 0
License plate & MOT checked
First registration in 2018
Motorhome length and height 4904 cm x 1990 cm

Bed layout

Bed 1
Bed 2


Living area

  • Airconditioning home area
  • Awning
  • Bike carrier
  • Camping table and chairs
  • Dinette
  • Freezer
  • Garage
  • Gas cylinder
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Linens
  • L-seat
  • Off-grid camping
  • Outside shower
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety box
  • Shower
  • Solar panel
  • Stove
  • Swivel seats
  • Toilet
  • Towels included
  • TV
  • TV receiver
  • Winter camping

Cab features

  • Airbags
  • Airconditioning in cabin
  • Audio input
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise Control
  • GPS
  • Isofix
  • Parking assistance
  • Power Steering
  • Radio
  • Reversing camera
  • Roof rack
  • Snow chains
  • Towbar
  • Winter tyres

Pets might be allowed in this vehicle but you will have to check with Chris first. If you wish to bring a pet, please include this in your message.

House Rules

  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Pets Allowed: Please enquire
  • Going Abroad Allowed: No
  • Wintersport Allowed: Yes
  • Festivals Allowed: Please enquire
  • Mountains allowed: Yes
  • Minimum Age Restriction: 23 years

Have a good time!

Fuel: Diesel. The van comes full, please return it full. Please avoid supermarket fuel to preserve the life of the engine.

Welcome pack: Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cordial, milk and biscuits are there for you to too!

Water tank pump needs to be turned on before using the tap. The water is not really drinking water but perfectly fine for cooking and washing. It holds about 15 litres. An additional 10 litre tank is included with fresh drinking water.

Book and map: use them to help plan your trip.

Emergency: First aid kit and fire extinguisher is provided. High viz bib and reflective warning triangle too.

Gas run out? : Use the spare camping cooker.

Electric hook-up: An extension cable is provided.

BBQ: One is stored in the van with some charcoal. Enjoy an outdoor cook-up.

Sausages and bacon: We love that stuff too but please can you cook this outside on the camping cooker. It will keep the van smelling fresh as a daisy.

Printer: A portable printer is provided. Download the app ‘instax mini-link’.
Connect to your phone via Bluetooth. Print out some memories to take away but please stick one in the visitor book. Then if you can, tell us where you've been and what you did.

Returning the van: Internal clean and tidy please (wipes, brush are provided).

Full tank of diesel.

I’m usually pretty flexible with the return time. I want you to have the best experience so just keep in touch.

No smoking or vaping please.

Leave no trace, switch off, explore and have fun.

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  • Motorhome Insurance: Included
  • Security Deposit: £1,000.00
  • Breakdown Cover: National

Reduce your deposit and deductible to £150 by selecting Excess Insurance when confirming your booking.


  • Weekly mileage limit Unlimited
  • Cleaning Fee £30.00
Long Trip Discount
Bookings 1 week or longer5%
Bookings 2 weeks or longer10%
Bookings 3 weeks or longer15%

Cancellation Policy


  • Pickup Time: 4:30 PM
  • Return Time: 4:00 PM
  • 3 nights minimum
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28 Reviews

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Chris was a lovely host who went out of his way to accomodate our needs and ensure that our family had a memorable and magical trip. We are so very appreciative for his time and generosity, and would highly recommend ‘Gandalf’ to any fellow travellers. It was an extraordinary way to tour Scotland with two young children who didn’t want the trip to end (likewise for the adults), and we would have extended our adventure if we had had the time! We booked the van from our home in Australia and the whole booking and travelling process was seamless and very straightforward. ‘Gandalf’ comfortably slept the four of us (the kids loved the bunk in the roof) and was a delight to drive- a perfect size for narrow roads but also to park in busy towns. Chris is a incredible communicator and promptly responded to any questions we had and we always felt supported on our trip. I also emailed Goboony with some questions and it was great company to book through. Thank you Chris and Gandalf-already dreaming of our next trip! June 2024

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We are very thankful to Ali and Chris for renting us Gandalf. Both were exceptionally helpful, responsive, and caring. The campervan was well-maintained, easy to drive and thoughtfully equipped with high-quality items. Nothing was missing. Ali and Chris went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing experience. So we definitely recommend. June 2024

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Chris is an amazing person, always helpful and what a great choice to travel with gandalf around the country, you feel like home, you will not regret this choice June 2024

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Chris was very helpful from start to finish and was flexible. He even made sure new tyres were fitted before we travelled. We travelled the nc500 in Gandalf which was equipped with everything we needed. Would definitely recommend and who knows we may return! May 2024

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We rented Gandalf for 5 days and we're very happy with the time we spent with him ! Chris was great, flexible and helpful. We will not hesitate to use him again when we return to Scotland. Thanks again ! May 2024

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Chris was fantastic, he explained everything about Gandalf and all his many wonderful features. Chris was also super flexible regarding the pick up and drop off times for us, and even let us have him for an extra day. Gandalf was everything we needed and I must admit I was a bit reluctant to hand him back! We are definitely missing him 😢. Chris is a thoroughly nice guy, an absolute pleasure to deal with. I hope one day to hire Gandalf again. Thanks Chris. October 2023

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Wonderful vehicle, well equipped, great condition, drives well and Chris is a wonderful host who really makes sure you get the best out of your trip September 2023

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We rented Gandalf – the Grey Campervan from Chris for the second half of August 2023. We spent two weeks driving Gandalf the campervan there and back again from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye, along NC500 and the Eastern coast of Scotland, to Edinburgh. The campervan was very clean, mechanically sound, and well equipped with all utensils that may be needed, and ready for adventure with tank full of diesel, ca. 30 litres (tank + container) of water for drinking and dish washing, and gas cylinder for cooking. Chris provided us with new and warm bed lining, which was great for cool Scottish nights. The Gandalf drives smoothly and handles windy conditions, steep ascends/descends, and curvy roads very well. It is a short version of VW Transporter, which is great for manoeuvring narrow single-track roads in the North and helps with finding parking space in busy places. The fuel tank is generous and lasts for several hundreds of miles, so we were on a safe side when exploring the North Coast. We travelled as family of three, and a double passenger seat in the front row was very welcome. Chris is very responsive, always on time, and very helpful with all arrangements. He showed us how to safely operate all the systems of the Grey Wizard-van before we set for Highlands. We could always contact him if needed. Everything was flawless. We highly recommend him and the Gandalf campervan for Scottish adventures! August 2023

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First and foremost, the van rental experience itself was seamless. The vehicle was clean, well-maintained, and equipped with all the essentials needed for a comfortable journey. We were actually recommended this van by one of our neighbours who had also taken a trip in it! Chris was very helpful and was able to provide us with all the information and support we needed to get started on our journey. We brought our dog, Rowan, along with us, and she settled into the van life very well! We took the van on a small tour of Dumfries and Galloway as well as the Scottish Borders. The flexibility of travelling in a rented van allowed us to venture off the beaten path. Whether it was parking up next to a serene loch, enjoying a picnic with a view, or simply pulling over to watch the sun go down over the sea. The van allowed us to stop and take moments we would never have considered before. We'd be happy to rent this van again and would easily recommend Gandalf to others. July 2023

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Chris was a fantastic host very thoughtful and responsive! Gandalf was also amazing and had everything needed for a great camping holiday 🙌🏼 we would 100% recommend hiring from Chris! June 2023

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Chris was quick to reply and very helpful in assisting me along the way with the process of hiring. He handed over a nice clean fan with a full tank and gave clear instructions on how to operate all of the functions. Gandalf (The campervan) was a nice relaxed drive and the perfect size for touring our highland roads in comfort. I'd definately reccomend Chris and would hire again. Thank you Chris. June 2023

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Gandalf a été un excellent compagnon de voyage. Maniable, souple, suffisamment petit pour passer sur toutes les routes étroites des Highlands et suffisamment spacieux et bien équipé pour être confortable. Que dire de Chris? He is so nice ! May 2023

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We had a wonderful trip with Gandalf. Exploring the beautiful scottish highlands was an absolute treat and the van had everything we could have asked for. Add to that Chris' amazing hospitality, kindness and forthcoming. We would definitely to this again and can highly recommend it! May 2023

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Chris, thank you for letting us take Gandalf away to Skye. It was our first camper van adventure and we had an excellent trip. Gandalf was perfect for us. You taking the time to explain how to get the best from him was very helpful, and we felt at ease as you described how you wanted us to enjoy the experience. Thank you. We have no hesitation to recommend to others. Rich & Em. April 2023

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Our experience with Gandalf has been overall amazing! Both the van and it’s owner revealed to be extremely kind and gentile, satisfying all our needs and more! Chris is a very gentile soul. He did everything he could to make our trip more comfortable, arranging an Edinburg pickup, and warm comfy blankets for our cold Scottish nights. As we got into the van, everything was clean and in order, very carefully kept and treated, which was a beautiful foreshadows of how much we would have enjoyed our travelling experience. The van was very comfortable and easy to handle! For two drivers not experienced in UK roads, this vehicle helped us at least on the mechanical aspect of the experience, not causing any problem, and on the contrary, being extremely manoeuvrable. Thank you Chris and Gandalf for this experience! We’ll see each other again if the occasion will arise! 😌 September 2022

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Many thanks to Chris. Chris is super friendly and extremely helpful. We also kept in touch during the trip. We had a great time in Scotland and can recommend the VW T6(Gandalf) to everyone. Gandalf has everything you need for a trip through Scotland. We will book him again when planning a second trip to Scotland. Greetings Sascha August 2022

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Greta and I took Gandalf for a 10 days trip to the Highlands and Skye. The van has worked perfectly, it's equipped with all the necessary and well organised. Chris has been nice and helpful since the first contact. We absolutely recomand him and the rental of Gandalf for your adventures, it has been a true fellow of our journey and we already miss it so much! August 2022

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Me and my partner rented the camper Gandalf from Chris over a week to do the NC500. Chris was super responsive, helpful and accommodating since the very beginning. The campervan is simply the best one I’ve ever booked; it has absolutely everything you need, it’s comfortable and the fuel consumption is very low. We had an amazing time thanks to Chris and Gandalf. 100% recommended and I will definitely rent it again. July 2022

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The van was everything we needed and more! Everything was well thought-out and made our trip so much more enjoyable. Chris was super helpful and very professional - would highly recommend! June 2022

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First of all a big shout out to Chris, who was very kind and helpful from the first moment we got in contact with each other. We've only met Ali once very briefly and I immediately believed all the good words I read about in the other reviews. Gandalf has been perfect the entire way. Good on fuel, easy to drive and some good quality of music as well! The only downside was that the weather forecast let us believe it was supposed to be a lot warmer, so we weren't really prepared for the cold nights in the highlands. Luckily there were some extra blankets tucked away in some of the luxurious compartment space. Would 10/10 hire again! June 2022

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First off, Chris and Ali were so helpful and friendly! Chris helped with tips about my travels before hand and Ali gave a full explanation of how to use everything in Gandalf. Gandalf himself was amazing, perfect for completing the NC500. Easy to drive and a great size for the winding roads of the highlands. Also really easy to get parked and good on fuel. Inside has everything you could need, cleverly packed and hidden away to maximise use of space. Lots of space for sleeping and really comfortable! I wouldn’t look anywhere else in future when I’m looking to book a camper for further trips. April 2022

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Gandalf made our NC500 holiday even better than planned. Chris and Ali were fantastic to deal with the whole way through. Ali gave us a great tour of the van to begin, and the whole family even pitched in with help from afar when Gandalf punctured a tyre. Coming from someone that has only ever owned hatchbacks, the van is incredibly easy to drive, has no problems getting up mountains, or travelling down tiny country roads. There are more than enough options to help cook meals, to the point where I completely forgot about the BBQ! And there was a good amount of space for sleeping 2, with one of us in the pull-down, and the other in the pop-up. I’d really recommend both the van, and dealing with Chris and Ali. September 2021

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Chris is a great person who very quickly became a friend. The campervan was in first class condition, clean, tidy and with all the required cooking utensils and a few extras to get my holiday started. The campervan performed faultlessly over the 7 days I had it and completed around 750 miles. September 2021

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It was the best decision to take Gandalf with us on our trip! Easy to drive for the first time campervan driver, has everything you need for comfortable wild camping. The only advice for those who want to cook mainly inside Gandalf - the water tank is enough for about 3 washes. Chris was very helpful and easy to reach throughout the trip (Scottish Highlands reception permitting!). Definitely recommend. September 2021

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Chris was a pleasure to deal with and the camper van is brilliant and has everything you could possibly need! What a week away and one we will never forget. Would highly recommend. August 2021

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You could not find a better van and more friendly host than Chris and his fantastic VW van Gandalf. We had fantastic time in Scotland and will definitely come back but this time for longer period and will properly explore west cost of Scotland. July 2021

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Gandalf the grey campervan more than met our expectations and Chris was a fantastic host. We took the camper for a week to the Trossachs and the Isle of Mull, and Gandalf was very smooth and easy to drive, even on the single track roads in Mull. Chris has equipped the camper incredibly well with more than you can ask for, with some great personal touches as well. Converting the camper from driving mode to sleep mode was straightforward when you get the hang of it, and cooking and eating in the van is also really easy. Would definitely recommend Gandalf to others, and if we want to rent another camper on Scotland in the future Chris and Gandalf will be the first place we look. June 2021

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Fantastic camper, great host will definitely be re-booking in future. May 2021