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Chipping Norton

5 Belted seats 2 Adult berths 2 Child berths

Strap yourself in and be prepared to delve into an epic adventure with Drover! Cruise through country lanes in style and be the talk of the town in this extraordinary Land Rover, which was brought to life by the skilled team at Bird Box House. Deceptively spacious, Drover has 5 belted seats and space to sleep 4, there is plenty of room for the whole gang. Sleep under the stars in Drover’s pop-top roof tent which sleeps 2. There is also a bench-cum style bed downstairs to fit two children or one adult.

With plenty of storage and cupboards filled with plenty of cooking equipment, you have all the tools needed cook delicious meals. How would you like your eggs in the morning? The options are endless. Fry your breakfast on Drover’s two burner stove which clearly pulls out of the underfloor drawer or bbq your sausages on the fire pit with barbecue set. Picture roasting marshmallows after dinner with the family round a cosy campfire. Keep your food and drinks chilled throughout your holiday with the generously sized cooler provided.

Drover was built for off-grid adventures with an inverter, toilet and outdoor shower for you to wash off any muddy feet before winding down indoors - all that’s left to do is choose your destination!

Pick up times are flexible between working hours - just agree a time when you book.

Essential Information

Air Conditioner Hob Dining Table Refrigerator Kitchen Sink Outside Shower Toilet Awning Tow Bar CD Player Audio Inputs Radio Inverter Double Beds:  2 Water Tank Capacity:  35 litres

About the Campervan

Description of Beds: Drover sleeps four – two in the spacious, sturdy Alucab pop-top roof tent (1250mm wide x 2300mm long), two children/one adult ‘downstairs’ on the table and bench-cum bed (920mm wide x 1880mm long). Proper mattress, duvet, bedding and towels provided.

Three belted seats in the front (including driver and one central ‘jump seat’) with headrests and two further belted seats in the second row.

About the area: Drover lives between Chipping Norton and Burford in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Our nearest station is Charlbury – just over an hour from London Paddington. A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a great base from which to explore the Cotswolds and beyond. The Dreaming Spires of Oxford are about 20 minutes by car; the same distance in the other direction, the regency spa town of Cheltenham – and a little beyond that, Bath. Shakespeare’s Stratford is under an hour away, so is Warwick Castle. Slap bang in the centre of the country, you can comfortably get to most holiday hotspots within a couple of hours.

Parking: You are welcome to park your car on our driveway on a quiet residential street in a small country village. If you’d prefer, we offer collection from nearby Charlbury and Kingham stations, or Soho Farmhouse, for a small fee.

Cooking Equipment: Drover is kitted out without with everything you need for a comfortable stay. A two burner stove pulls out from a clever under floor drawer, while a second drawer stores all your cookware: Le Creuset whistling kettle | cafetière | enamel dinner which includes: mugs, dinner and side plates, and bowls | water and wine glasses |three pans (one for frying) | mixing/serving bowl; | cutlery and utensils | plus knives | chopping board. To make the most of campfire life, Drover has a fire pit, with barbecue set, camp table and four stools, plus torches (indoors, plenty of LED lighting). You can wash up at the sink or use the portable washing bowl. The generous cooler is perfect for chilling milk, sausages, snacks and beer!

Water Facilities: A 35 litre water tank holds plenty for cooking, washing up and washing (if you’re brave enough for the (unheated!) outdoor shower!) for a short stay and can be easily refilled at your site.

Type of Heating: With insulated black out blinds, Drover is toasty warm!

Conversion Story: As ‘lightweight’ campers, the Drover team fancied getting a campervan. Living in the Cotswolds we did not want an ordinary campervan, we wanted a defender camper conversion which is what we got!

In January 2021, during the first week of lockdown, we bought a Land Rover Defender Utility Wagon 110 (if you know your Landys!), working with the talented team at Bird Box House to design a beautiful boutique kitchen (with sink, stove and cooler but, sadly, no dishwasher!) and a clever table and bench-cum bed. For the grown-ups, sleeping is under the stars, in a luxury pop-top roof tent. And so, Drover Camping was born.

Team Drover has tried to combine the Defender’s adventurous spirit with a bijou bolthole. Something wild and free, but with access to a private loo. As we like to think of it, an adventure made easy.

Location

Pick up / Drop off Times

- Pick up Drop off
Sunday By arrangement By arrangement
Monday By arrangement By arrangement
Tuesday By arrangement By arrangement
Wednesday By arrangement By arrangement
Thursday By arrangement By arrangement
Friday By arrangement By arrangement
Saturday By arrangement By arrangement

Note: Campervan Hire prices are per 24 hours. If you request pick-up at an earlier time than your drop-off time the owner will quote you for the additional hours. 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: camper-van
  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: Defender
  • Year: 2011
  • Vehicle Length: 4.4 metres
  • Vehicle Height: 2.3 metres
  • Length with hitch: 4.4 metres
  • Max Laden Weight (MAM): 3500 kg
  • Payload: 1,050 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 Drover'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.