Baldock

5 Belted seats 6 Adult berths

Forget about your worries and your strife with Baloo, the big and friendly 6 berth campervan. Whether you're looking to kickback with the bare necessities off-grid or settle down in a campsite; with a private toilet, inside shower and complete kitchen, he is the ultimate companion for any type of journey.

With a van this versatile you could go anywhere, with anyone! Whether it's surfing, cycling (please enquire for the bike rack), exploring or simply taking life easy. Two double beds, two single bunks and 5 belted seats mean there is plenty of room for you, your man cubs and all your jungle friends. After a long day of exploring, get ready to cook the whole gang a feast in Baloo’s kitchen fit for Nigella, with an oven, grill, two gas hobs and much more. Picture the whole family sitting round the dining table, playing monopoly with a roast in the oven!

With the functionality of a modern day motorhome and the style and charisma of a country cottage, Baloo is bound to bring a song to your heart. His huge storage area is accessed externally and he has an external shower so you can leave all traces of your muddy adventures outside and step into your wonderfully cosy home on wheels.

With gas heating and hot water and solar panels recharging the electricity, Baloo is truly the companion of choice for your great off-grid adventure.

Essential Information

Hob Heater Dining Table Oven Refrigerator Kitchen Sink Inside Shower Outside Shower Bike Rack Toilet Solar Reversing Camera Extra Storage CD Player Audio Inputs Radio Inverter Toilet Capacity:  20 litres Waste Tank Capacity:  55 litres Water Tank Capacity:  55 litres

About the Campervan

Description of Beds: Sleeps 6 adults. Two doubles and two single bunks

Description of Seating: 5 belted seats. Drivers swivel seat with 3 point seatbelt. Front passenger swivel seat with 3 point seatbelt. Three rear passenger seats with 3 point seatbelts. One rear passenger seat has an Isofix. Car seats available.

About the area: Baloo lives next to the A1 near Baldock in North Hertfordshire, close to the M25 and with easy access to the North, South and East of England. There is good train access from London with stations at Baldock, Biggleswade and Stevenage close by. Train station pick up and drop offs can be arranged.

Parking: Off street parking

Cooking Equipment: Baloo has an oven, grill, 2 gas hobs, a fridge and a kitchen sink. The kitchen is supplied with a cheese grater| frying pan | small mixing bowl | large mixing bowl | tiered saucepan (with 2 steamers) | medium saucepan | small saucepan | colander | stove top kettle | collapsible bucket with lid | dustpan & brush | cutlery (6x knives, forks, spoon, teaspoon) | enamel oven dish | large enamel oven dish | 6 large plates | 6 small plates | 6 bowls | 4 plastic children's plates | 4 plastic children's bowls | 4 mugs | 6 melamine mugs | cling film | foil | peeler | tongs | tin opener | slotted spoon | large spoon | chef knife | bread knife | slotted spatula | sieve | small chopping knife | jug | chopping board | wooden spoon | tea towel | food bags | salt & pepper | olive oil

Water Facilities: 55 litre fresh water tank and 55 litre grey water tank. Hot water is possible off-grid. Baloo has a private flushing toilet, sink and inside shower as well as an outside shower.

Audio Equipment: Digital radio with CD player, USB and Bluetooth. There are front and rear speakers.

Type of Heating: Gas Heater. Gas boiler. Heating and hot water available off-grid. Gas is included in the price.

Conversion Story: Baloo was originally a British Gas van used to insulate homes in Scotland. The conversion was carried out by the previous owners over a period of 4 months. Having viewed a number of 'plastic' motorhomes and small transit style campervans they wanted a spacious and airy campervan with a 'country cottage' feel. Lots of large 100x60cm windows have been fitted to bring the outside inside. The 7ft 3inch internal height gives a great feeling of space. On rainy days the upper double bed can be lowered to create a second 'lounge' or kids den while the dining area still has the head height for a seated adult underneath. Air suspension has been fitted to smooth the ride. The external shower is perfect for washing off salt water, cleaning muddy bikes and water fights!

In the winter of 2022 Baloo was completely refurbished and upgraded and now boasts an internal shower, off grid hot water, new upholstery, bedding and a cheerful new colour scheme.

Trips in Baloo must be within the UK only (no EU travel) and sorry but no pets allowed.

Location

Pick up / Drop off Times

- Pick up Drop off
Sunday 12:00PM - 5:00PM 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Monday 12:00PM - 5:00PM 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Tuesday 12:00PM - 5:00PM 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday 12:00PM - 5:00PM 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday 12:00PM - 5:00PM 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Friday 12:00PM - 5:00PM 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Saturday 12:00PM - 5:00PM 10:00AM - 3:00PM

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: vauxhall
  • Model: Movano
  • Year: 2010
  • Vehicle Length: 7 metres
  • Vehicle Height: 3.1 metres
  • Length with hitch: 7.5 metres
  • Max Laden Weight (MAM): 3500 kg
  • Payload: 600 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 Baloo'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 15 reviews
Baloo was great! We loved how the space in the van worked. It was great that our daughter could be asleep in the back whilst we played cards on the table under the double bed. Lots of black out blinds too. We had no issues with the battery or the hot water, despite not starting the engine for a couple of days. We'd definitely consider hiring Baloo again!
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    Baloo was great! We loved how the space in the van worked. It was great that our daughter could be asleep in the back whilst we played cards on the table under the double bed. Lots of black out blinds too. We had no issues with the battery or the hot water, despite not starting the engine for a couple of days. We'd definitely consider hiring Baloo again!
    June 2022

    Terry

    We took Baloo to Camp Quirky 2022 and we had an amazing time. Baloo is surprisingly economic on fuel for a big van. everything you could need was inside, even posh coffee and a cafetiere! Baloo comfortably accomodated 2 adults, one very large 15 year old, 2 children and a 72kg bullmastiff. We all slept comfortably and all had our own space! There is also loads of storage for clothes and "stuff". I would definatley rent Baloo in the future and encourage anyone to do so!
    May 2022

    The Marchant Family

    Baloo is a great campervan and a great space to inhabit. My 3 children really loved it and so did I, we sometimes did not want to go out at all. There were big fights over who would get the cosy single bed spaces at the back. Ben and Becky were super-helpful throughout. Baloo is a big vehicle but actually not hard to drive, you do need to be careful whenever you turn as it is deceptively similar to an SUV but it is not, it is a wide and tall truck converted into a luxury home on wheels.
    October 2021

    Terrence

    September 2021

    Mike

    Baloo was perfect, friendly and helpful owners, great experience!
    August 2021

    Rodney

    We had a great time in Baloo. Thanks to Becky and her family for making our holiday such a great experience.
    August 2021

    Adam

    We had a wonderful time travelling in Baloo from Lands End to John O Groats. It suited our family of 5 with 3 teenagers perfectly and we would definately hire this campervan again.
    August 2021

    Emma

    We hired Baloo in July for a 5 night trip to the New Forest. As a family of four we were slightly apprehensive about whether we would cope in a small space but we needn’t have worried. Baloo was like a tardis - so much space inside, and so much storage space for all of our luggage, food etc. Having a toilet was a big plus in the middle of the night, as was having electricity for a fridge and a plug socket. The beds were comfy - the kids slept really well in their bunk beds and loved spending time in them, while we slept well in the pull down double bed. The owners were extremely friendly and ran us through everything comprehensively before we went on our way. They were quick to respond if we had any questions and left us some lovely welcome treats which we all enjoyed. We would thoroughly recommend a trip in Baloo. It drew many admiring glances and comments as we were driving around and parked on campsites. It was a real adventure for our family and we will definitely be booking it again in the future.
    July 2021

    David

    We just had a great trip to a Festival with Baloo. Our family of five were well accommodated with the younger two in the bunks, and the older one on a double of his own. The kids loved the led lights around their bunks. We loved the drop down double bed which was very comfortable. The van drives great and is easy to park due to the reversing cameras. We were able to have family meals cooked and served in the van and would definitely recommend it! One of the best features is the storage capacity which is cavernous! As hardened campers we were impressed.
    July 2019

    Steve

    We had a brilliant half term break in Baloo. We have three kids (5, 8 and 10 years old) and we were sceptical as to whether 4 days in a camper van would work out for us, but everyone loved it. The van is wonderful and Ben and Katherine are very friendly. Hugely recommended.
    February 2019

    Jemma

    We just had the most amazing week in beautiful Baloo, we travelled with our 2 children around the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Lake District and we were all very comfy and warm in the campervan! There is plenty of room and everything you could possibly need for a great time wild camping!
    October 2018

    Natalie

    We had an unforgettable time with Baloo travelling 1 month through Scotland with our 3 children (1, 3 and 5). The 2 eldest each had their own bunkbed, which they absolutely loved. In the evening they could sneak peek through their window and check out what was happening outside. The kitchen was amazing, plenty of storage room, an oven, a cooker and lovely hot water. Even though it was beautiful weather, we were still in Scotland and in the morning it could get cold, but with the heating, it heated up in minutes. Thank you Baloo and thank you Ben and Catherine, we honestly had an amazing time! Lots of love from us!
    August 2018

    Michel

    Everything was Perfect , Ben was there when I arrived , Hand over was easy, Ben will answer all your questions with ease. I had a short trip to Donnington Park for the weekend, where i got set up to find so much storage, loads of room and everything in Baloo works perfectly and is quality 10 out of 10 for my weekend.
    June 2018

    Rob

    Baloo was incredible! Such a lovely road trip/camping experience!
    May 2018

    Christina

    Personally I like how light and airy it feels. And the amount of space is perfect for families with lots of kids on rainy days...…..!!! Thank you for a truly wonderful experience.
    May 2018

    Richard