4 Belted seats 2 Adult beds 1 Child beds
We don’t mean to boast, but Saffiyah might just be the best campervan you’ve ever seen. With stylishly executed industrial chic, she is all chunky copper fittings, exposed pipework and distressed pallet wood. And yet the result is warm and inviting rather than cool and foreboding. With her generous kitchen, 3-ring stove and capacious fridge, you’ll happily be cooking for armies of workers (or family) gathered around her large table and bench seating for 6. When you’re done, washing up is a doddle in a copper sink with hot running water. Saffiyah is the perfect mix of strength and elegance, just like her namesake Saffiyah Khan. Oh, and did we mention the waterfall shower with hot running water which can be used off-grid? So why not take a break from the daily grind for your own advanture.
About the Campervan
Description of Beds: King size bed for 2 adults and 1 child or child can sleep in removable bunk bed (please request in Extras section if required)
Description of Seating: 3 belted cab seats (driver plus double passenger seat) with 3-point seat belts, plus one rear-facing seat behind the bulkhead also with 3-point seat belt.
About the area: Saffiyah is parked under cover on a driveway at my property near Llandovery, South Wales
Parking: Off street parking
Cooking Equipment: 3 ring gas hob | large electric fridge | mini blender | large copper sink with hot and cold running water | frying pan with lid | milk pan | steamer set | pot with lid | wooden spoon set | ladle | draining spoon | spatula | fish slice | tongs | potato masher | large knife | bread knife | small knife | small orange knife with cover | corkscrew | can opener | chopping boards x 2 | kettle | salad servers | salad spinner | bread platter | dinner plates x 4 | side plates x 4 | large bowls x 4 | small bowls x 4 | large cafetiere | small cafetiere | hand towel | tea towels x 3.
Water Facilities: 70 litre integrated water tank with electric pump which runs from battery or hook-up gas/electric water heater large kitchen sink with hot and cold mixer taps shower with hot and cold mixer taps
Audio Equipment: Minirig provided free of charge on request (see Extras) Cab has radio/CD player with quality speakers (no Aux input)
Type of Heating: Diesel Heater
Conversion Story: Ever since I first stepped into Bella several years ago, I fantasised about doing up my own van some day. A few years later a friend and I decided to do a camper van trip to Ireland and I decided the time had come! I have a lot of skills, but converting campervans is not one of them so I knew I needed to outsource. The first challenge was to source a van - with some help I found an ex-DPD long wheel base Mercedes Sprinter with only 37k miles on her clock. I got her checked out by RAC who gave me the thumbs up. The general design and materials spec was mine but I was happy to give the converters lots of creative scope around the specific layout and details. The upholstery, electrics and plumbing far exceeded my expectations. When it came to giving her a name I was struck by the photo of Saffiyah Khan staring down an EDL protester. The image still captivates me and I am honoured to name the van after her. David at Quirky had recommended a graffiti artist in Cardiff who painted the outside of the van using a picture I had sent him as inspiration. The first trip in Saffiyah did not disappoint! We learned how to identify great wild camping spots and how to maximise the number of showers to get from one tank of water (5!)
- Vehicle Type: camper-van
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: Sprinter LWB
- Year: 2012
- Vehicle Length: 7 metres
- Vehicle Height: 2.76 metres
- Max Laden Weight (MAM): 3500 kg
- Payload: 280 kg
- Transmission: manual
- Fuel Type: diesel
- Registration: emailed when you book
Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Saffiyah'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.