Bristol

6 Belted seats 2 Adult berths 4 Child berths

Viva La Frida! This campervan is iconic. Owned by the co-founders of Quirky Campers, Frida is the Quirkiest Camper of them all! Her design is inspired by her namesake, Frida Kahlo, full of colour and bold prints featuring plants and animals. Utilising everything they have learned about layout, functionality and interiors, to create what they believe to be the ultimate family campervan.

Fixed triple bunks for the kids with curtains and individual reading lights make bedtime a doddle. They will be delighted with all the little details, including miniature cupboards to store away any treasures they find. The design also features 4 belted seats around a table, allowing for easy snacking, colouring and lego on the move. After a day spent splashing in puddles, you can pop the little ones to bed and enjoy your own date night. Experience dinners like never before. With Frida’s abundance of worktop space, 2 gas hobs and large dining area, it’s like eating out at a top notch family restaurant every night with an ever changing view.

Not only is Frida aesthetically pleasing, she’s practical too. Containing everything you’d need to feel comfortable from home, including a toilet stowed away under the wardrobe, which can be used inside the van or in a toilet tent outside, an external shower which can be used with pre-warmed water and a heater to keep you warm through the winter. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to paint your own reality!

Essential Information

Hob Heater Dining Table Refrigerator Kitchen Sink Outside Shower Toilet Solar Extra Storage Leveling Jacks CD Player Radio Gas Capacity:  4 litres Toilet Capacity:  21 litres Waste Tank Capacity:  15 litres Water Tank Capacity:  29 litres EU Travel Allowed

About the Campervan

Description of Beds: Frida sleeps up to 6 people in the following beds:
Double bed made up of the bench seats and table - 190cm x 128cm. Top bunk - 190cm x 70cm (max. 75kg) . Middle bunk - 150cm x 75cm. Bottom bunk - 150cm x 55cm. Cab hammock - 150cm x 90cm (max. 60kg)

Description of Seating: Two front seats with 3-point seatbelts. Two rear-facing back seats with 3-point seatbelts (and ISOfix). Two forward-facing back seats with 3-point seatbelts (and ISOfix)

About the area: Frida lives in Easton, Bristol. She is situated a 10-15 minute drive or 30-40 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station and a similar distance from the central bus station. Or a 10 minute walk from the local Stapleton Road train station. Bristol is the gateway to Cornwall, Devon and South Wales.

Parking: If you drive to collect Frida, you are welcome to leave your car in her normal spot on the street.

Cooking Equipment: Frida features a good-sized double hob and roomy 65l fridge with small freezer compartment. She has everything you need to cook and serve a feast, including: Non-stick frying pan and 3 non-stick saucepans of varying sizes | 2 large serving/salad bowls and a colander | Cooking utensils | 6 large plates, 6 side plates and 6 bowls | Cutlery for 6 | 6 tumblers, 2 wine glasses and 2 mugs | Kettle | Cooking knives | tin opener | bottle opener | peeler | Stove-top espresso maker.

Water Facilities: There is a 19 litre and a 10 litre removable water tank that supplies water to the sink via a pump.

Type of Heating: Automated Diesel Heater with temperature control, which uses a tiny quantity of fuel direct from the tank to heat the camper.

Conversion Story: Frida is a long-dreamed of van created by the co-founders of Quirky Campers, Lindsay and David. They owned their previous self-built van, Bella, for 13 years. Over time their needs and priorities had changed as they had gone from a young couple to parents of 3 growing children.

They knew they wanted their next van to be designed to maximise the ease and comfort of campervanning with kids, but were keen not to own anything too large that made country lanes challenging and parking in Easton almost impossible. So, they set out to create the perfect family layout in a medium sized van.

The thing that enabled them to have 4 belted seats around a table that can transform into a double bed was these magic seat frames from Leisure Vehicle Services .

Although they had built their previous van (and their house) themselves, with 3 kids aged 4, 4 & 6 and busy jobs running Quirky Campers, they figured it would take them a decade to complete it. So, they enlisted the help of talented craftspeople James and Anita from Rustic Simplicity whose work they had admired for many years. They had a lot of fun thinking through how to make it practical, beautiful and fun! Detailed 3D drawings were created and shared and many an evening were spent in long skype sessions!

The interior was inspired by her namesake, Frida Kahlo. They wanted the van to embody her love of colour and her spirit of non-conformity and living life on her own terms. They enlisted Lindsay’s cousin, interior designer Hannah Redden, to help turn Lindsay’s dreams into reality. Many an hour was spent looking for the perfect combination of colours, fabrics and flooring.

Thanks to lockdown they didn’t have a single glimpse of her in the flesh until she was delivered, finished and ready to go, to their door in late June. Luckily, she was just perfect.

Location

Pick up / Drop off Times

- Pick up Drop off
Sunday 8:00AM - 8:00PM 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Monday 8:00AM - 8:00PM 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Tuesday 8:00AM - 8:00PM 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Wednesday 8:00AM - 8:00PM 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM - 5:00PM 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday 8:00AM - 8:00PM 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM - 8:00PM 8:00AM - 8:00PM

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: Citroen
  • Model: Relay
  • Year: 2019
  • Vehicle Length: 6 metres
  • Vehicle Height: 2.35 metres
  • Max Laden Weight (MAM): 3500 kg
  • Payload: 640 kg
  • Transmission: manual
  • Fuel Type: diesel
  • Fuel Efficiency: 38 mpg
  • Registration: emailed when you book

Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Frida'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

5.0 3 reviews
We loved our adventure in beautiful Frida. She was warm and cosy on chilly nights, and really nice to drive. Our children loved playing in the bunk beds, the attention to detail on the little cupboards and windows in the bunks made it feel really special. David and Lindsay were so friendly and helpful and really went above and beyond to ensure we had a great trip; they even left a really thoughtful gift of colouring book and pencils for the children. Thank you so much David and Lindsay and thank you Frida for being such a big part of our adventure!
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    We loved our adventure in beautiful Frida. She was warm and cosy on chilly nights, and really nice to drive. Our children loved playing in the bunk beds, the attention to detail on the little cupboards and windows in the bunks made it feel really special. David and Lindsay were so friendly and helpful and really went above and beyond to ensure we had a great trip; they even left a really thoughtful gift of colouring book and pencils for the children. Thank you so much David and Lindsay and thank you Frida for being such a big part of our adventure!
    March 2022

    Laura & Chris

    From David and Lindsay...
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Laura. Frida had a wonderful adventure in Yorkshire with your lovely family. Thanks for sending the pics - we love seeing what she gets up to! Hope to see you again :)
    We could not have been happier, A long weekend away in Frida ticked all of our boxes. she’s perfectly suited to an adventurous family , and even Cosier than we could’ve hoped for! Lu , Tom , Indi and Arista xxx
    October 2021

    Lu and Family

    From David and Lindsay...
    Thank you for taking such good care of Frida and thank you for the photos of that amazing sunset from the Lake District. It has inspired us to go on more winters trips! We are thrilled that all four of you enjoyed the experience.
    We had the best adventure of our lives this summer in Frida. Our house had significant building work going on, so we had to move out, and Frida was our solution. We borrowed her initially for 6 weeks in June and July, and then because we missed her so much, again in late September. The pandemic allowed us to ‘work from home’ which became from Frida and local serviced offices when campsite Wi-Fi wasn’t enough. The children spent their summer learning from life in nature and around the country as we went from place to place, with a few zoom lessons thrown in when Wi-Fi allowed. It was an amazing interlude from life in Lewisham. Frida has ample room for a family of five (our children are 11, 9 and 6), more so in the summer months when long evenings outdoors at the campfire are the best thing ever and the whole campsite is our garden, but equally so as it got a little chillier: with her heater and cosy beds and sit down table for five, we enjoyed many dinners in when it was pitch black outside, including important nights streaming the footie. The in-van loo meant we could be self-sufficient for up to a couple of nights, provided there was a stand pipe around, so we tried all sorts of stops: pub car parks, motorhome-only fields, and super organised ‘holiday parks’ with all the bells and whistles. Our favourites were quiet, simple places in beauty spots, and because Frida has her own solar charging battery, we could come and go and leave very little trace. Frida is a dream to drive; she is lovely to handle even on quite tight roads (erm Yorkshire hairpins eek..) and gets going to a happy speedy trundle on the motorways and A roads. The only thing I would do next time is make a sticker for myself of her height and width in feet and metres, and stick it on the dash! We did get into a couple of awkward spots, but because she has a reversing camera, turning in the road is a breeze. Frida’s interiors are just stunning, and frankly have spoilt us - no other van compares now. Everything is bespoke made in wood and left unpainted, with beautiful curtains and cushions to soften it, and it makes a lovely warm and cosy environment. It feels like a cabin and not a van at all. Lindsay and David are parents too and have thought about all the storage you might possibly need, even down to little individual cabinets in the childrens’ bunks; but also practical things like hooks for wetsuits or soggy coats, shoe storage, a recycling bin, even a bedside table for your gin, and a single bed big enough for adult daytime naps. Last thing - David and Lindsay were always available from my initial query, when I chatted directly to Lindsay on the phone, right through to van drop-off and afterwards, for any concerns or questions we wanted to ask. Pulled over at a width barrier, David messaged me back with the width of the van. When we had a drainage issue, they messaged ideas to help, and offered to come and fix it for us if we couldn’t make it work (we could). We felt confident, through both trips, that we were very well looked after. Now we’re adjusting to life back on the ground, and can’t wait to hire Frida again, if we can’t buy our own van this year. England is a stunning place to holiday, and Frida and Quirky helped us see it up close. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Quirky experience.
    September 2021

    The Garland Family

    From David and Lindsay...
    Thank you for your wonderful review Anna. It really was an absolute pleasure to have you as customers and you have inspired us to be more ambitious in our adventures too! We would love to welcome you all back any time. Lindsay