Ayrshire

3 Belted seats 3 Adult berths

Like a viking, Eric is the quintessential rustic, rugged, yet has all the charm of a prince. Beautifully and thoughtfully converted; he’s the perfect compromise between the luxury of a motorhome and the practicality of a VW Transporter. Plus, he’s got style to rival either of those options. Sleeping two in a cosy fixed double bed towards the rear, means you can slide right in after a long day of hiking. A large single bed can also be created using the two bench seats and memory foam mattress. One of the best things about Eric is that he’s also pet-friendly. So, whether it’s just you and your best four-legged friend on a hiking adventure, or the whole family on an epic Scottish NC500 exploration, this awesome camper van will accommodate every possible need in super practical and stylish ways!

Eric’s large solar panel and a power inverter means that you don’t have to stay on campsites to charge up your gadgets if you don’t want to. And, with the beautiful Scottish Highlands beckoning, we wouldn’t blame you! Underneath the fixed bed, there is a massive, rubber lined 'wet and dirty' garage area with space for all kinds of camping equipment plus 2-3 bikes, and a dedicated wetsuit / board area with a hanger. For those occasions when the Scottish weather isn’t playing ball, you can snuggle up inside, make use of Eric’s heater and take your pick of the wide selection of rainy-day games in one of Eric’s many storage cupboards.

Essential Information

Hob Heater Dining Table Refrigerator Kitchen Sink Toilet Solar Reversing Camera Extra Storage Pet Friendly

About the Campervan

Description of Beds: Eric has 1 fixed standard double bed at the rear with a partition curtain to block light in the summer, keep you cosy in the winter, or offer some privacy. The storage box and slide out drawer combine with the 2 bench seats to create a large single bed of 105 x 170cm with a comfortable memory foam mattress. All windows have black out curtains or blinds.

Description of Seating: 3 x 3-point belted front seats - the middle seat has no airbag so is suitable for a child seat (not Isofix).

About the area: Based in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, a short train ride from Glasgow Central train station, 10 minutes away from the Isle of Arran ferry, and 1 hour from Loch Lomond, this campervan hire Ayrshire is perfectly located to spirit you away to somewhere truly magical.

Parking: Off-street parking.

Cooking Equipment: The copper and pallet wood kitchen has a three-burner hob and fridge, as well as all the pots, pans and utensils you could possibly need to cook up a feast. The van has a fully equipped kitchen for 4 people with 4 each of enamel/tin camping plates | bowls, and mugs | large pasta bowls | 4 plastic stemless wine tumblers | 4 forks, knives, spoons, teaspoons |1 set of 3 kitchen knives | 1 bread knife | 4 wooden utensils | 1 pair of large utility scissors | 1 set of 3 stackable pots with lids | 1 frying pan | 1 collapsible colander | 1 chopping board | 1 salt & 1 pepper grinder | 3 x food containers | 2 x dish towels | 1 cloth | 1 scrubber | 1 hand brush and dustpan | 1 small extendable mop | We will also include the following complimentary items: salt & pepper, various spices, biodegradable washing-up liquid & disinfectant/kitchen cleaner, 1 pair of marigolds. We include LPG for cooking in the price of the hire.

Water Facilities: 20l removable water container with 12v electric tap/ 23l removable grey/waste water container - both stored in cupboard under sink.

Audio Equipment: Sony head unit in cab with aux-in - this is ONLY for use while driving as it runs off the vehicle battery. We also provide a superb portable Bose Mini Soundlink speaker with a 12v charger for use in the living area or sitting outside the van.

Conversion Story: Eric was the result of a compromise between the luxury of a motorhome and the practicality of a VW Transporter. When we finally found the perfect van it took a 1000 mile round trip to London to collect our ex-electricians van. We brought it back to our home on the Isle of Eriskay and began to lovingly convert it to our perfect van for Hebridean Adventures!

We had a rough idea of the layout, features and rustic feel we wanted inside. When I found a section of old boat washed up in a rocky cove on the other side of the island, complete with the original patinated copper rivets, it provided the perfect centrepiece for giving the van a strong Hebridean character and unique finish. The Hebridean feel continues throughout the van - from the copper metalwork representing the autumnal island landscapes, to the blues and greens of the sea in the upholstery, down to the nautical map of the Outer Hebrides on the ceiling. Even the name Eric relates to Eriskay and it's viking connection - it originates from Old Norse meaning Eric's Isle.

The complete build was undertaken by ourselves and we used repurposed materials wherever possible; the van was lined with ply and racking when purchased so we reused these to line the garage area and make the furniture framing, and most of the furniture finish is driftwood or pallet wood recovered from sheds and beaches around the Uists. A keen eye may even notice that the back door storage pockets are made of old fishing nets.

Warning: The payload of this vehicle is 360kg. This is below the Quirky Campers recommended payload of 370kg for a vehicle with 3 belted seats. Drivers need to be aware that the total weight of driver, passengers and baggage must be below 360kg to keep the vehicle within its legal Max Allowed Mass (MAM) of 3500kg

Location

Pick up / Drop off Times

- Pick up Drop off
Sunday 9:00AM - 5:00PM 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Monday 9:00AM - 5:00PM 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 9:00AM - 5:00PM 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday 9:00AM - 5:00PM 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM - 5:00PM 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Note: Campervan Hire prices are per 24 hours. The default pick up and drop off time is 2pm. If you request a pick up or drop off outside of this, the owner will quote you for the additional time. Typically this is £12.50 per additional hour.

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It has an easy to override visual style, and is appropriately subdued.

Vehicle Spec

  • Vehicle Type: Campervan
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: LWB Sprinter
  • Year: 2011
  • Vehicle Length: 6.95 metres
  • Vehicle Height: 3 metres
  • Max Laden Weight (MAM): 3500 kg
  • Payload: 360 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 Eric'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.

Reviews

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    April 2021

    Andy

    Super experience all the way through from booking till the end of our trip.. very personal and friendly service from all at quirky, our van Eric was perfect.. thanks to Eric’s owner Charlie... hope to go on another trip with Eric soon 👍🏻👍🏻
    October 2020

    Eddie

    Was really good.
    October 2020

    Amanda