Kendal

3 Belted seats 2 Adult berths

TOOT TOOT, make way for the new van on the block, an extraordinary 2 berth campervan located in the picturesque village of Kendal. Bespoke, unique and lovingly handcrafted, this off-grid romantic chateau on wheels, is the ideal choice for you and that special someone. Situated within the Lake District, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a backdrop for your journey of romance, will it be the never-ending countryside fields in the peaceful Yorkshire Dales close by, or sunrise dips surrounded by the rugged beauty and open wilderness of the Scottish highlands?

Spend your mornings tucking into your delicious breakfast in Toot’s dining area, which includes a large L shaped sofa and oak pull-out dining table and spend your evenings snuggled up with your favourite book in his cosy memory foam double bed. Solid oak worktops, 2 hob gas burners, and indoor refrigerator fridge with an in-built freezer makes up Toots versatile and adaptable kitchen space. Picture pulling up by the beach, opening up the side door and cooking up your favourite dish with an ocean view - now that’s what you call the ultimate date night!

The owner’s have made excellent use of the space, with a 2 tier design, so all your clothes, food and essentials can be neatly stored away in drawers and cupboards. Yet there's still plenty of room to store large items such as wellies, walking boots, camping table and chairs in the underfloor and garage storage areas. Measuring at 5.4 metres long Toots is small enough for a relaxed driving experience, yet big enough to provide you with comfortable living space.

Toots has everything you need to travel off-grid in style, including solar power, indoor bathroom and a diesel heater to keep you toasty and warm through the winter months. There is even an outdoor shower to wash off your dogs sandy paws after a romantic sunset stroll along the beach. Toots owner’s are also happy to include lots of optional extras at no extra cost, such as: a camping table and chairs, bedding, pillows, towels and even a ukulele to practice, so you might end your trip as an accomplished musician if you weren't already!

Essential Information

Hob Heater Dining Table Refrigerator Kitchen Sink Inside Shower Outside Shower Toilet Awning Solar Extra Storage Audio Inputs Radio Inverter Pet Friendly Gas Capacity:  3.9 litres Waste Tank Capacity:  10 litres Water Tank Capacity:  40 litres

About the Campervan

Description of Beds: Sleeps 2 adults or 2 plus one small child if you are feeling cosy. The bed is a full size standard double measuring 135cm wide and 195cm long. The bed folds back into a comfy corner sofa by day.

Description of Seating: 3 belted seats in the front (including driver) with headrests. 2 seats are suitable for a child's car seat. 4 people can fit sociably in the main living space.

Description of Electrical Setup: Toots' electrics run off the leisure battery powered by the large 12v solar panel and split charge relay. There are several USB charging points and a 12v socket with a small 240v inverter to power small appliances up to 120W, e.g. laptops.

About the area: Toots lives in Kendal and is parked off the road on a quiet residential street.

Parking: If you drive to collect Toots, you are welcome to leave your car in his normal spot on our driveway. If you come by train, it is a 20 minute walk to collect Toots from Kendal station. If you need any assistance, for example a lift from the station with lots of luggage then please contact the owners, they may be able to help.

Cooking Equipment: Toots comes fully equipped with everything you need to cook up delicious food and drink on the 2 burner gas hob, and we even include free tea, coffee and and use of our lovely spice rack! Included in the kitchen equipment are: kettle, pots, pans, frying pan, plates, bowls, mugs, cups, cutlery, cooking knives, chopping board, colander, tin opener, bottle opener, toasting rack. Toots also comes with washing up equipment and tea towels.

Water and Sanitation: Toots features a 20l fresh water tank under the sink with a 12v water pump hooked up to the tap providing drinking water. There is a 10 litre waste tank also under the sink and a spare 20l fresh water tank stored in the garage area. Toots features a totally self-contained wet-room, including a removable toilet and a 12v shower which can be used both inside and outside. Water is simply heated using the kettle and gas hob, pour it into the water container, pop the 12v shower in and off you go. To use the shower externally just take the shower equipment outside and plug it in using the 12v socket at the back.

Audio Equipment: Toots is fitted with a radio with Bluetooth in the cab area to link up your devices, and we provide a Bluetooth speaker with USB charging in the rear of the van.

Type of Heating: Toots has an onboard diesel heater to keep you toasty on cold winter nights.

Conversion Story: Toots began life as a police incident response vehicle complete with blue flashing lights and a CB radio. This is the 3rd van Tom has converted, but the first to be hired out. Tom and Sally are a jack of all trades couple, both qualified teachers but also veteran hospitality workers, travellers, van-lifers and musicians amongst other things, as well as being professional van converters and full time parents.

As a keen DIYer Tom converted their first van before they moved to Spain in 2015, developing a love for van life and van conversions. Developing his skills for the second van, he converted a Mercedes Sprinter to a much more professional standard in 2019 with the intention of renting out, before being sold when baby Molly arrived. Toots marks their 3rd van, and although a recent conversion has already had many family adventures.

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. 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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Vehicle Spec

  • Vehicle Type: Campervan
  • Make: Renault
  • Model: Master
  • Year: 2014
  • Vehicle Length: 5.4 metres
  • Vehicle Height: 2.71 metres
  • Max Laden Weight (MAM): 3500 kg
  • Payload: 740 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 Toots'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 8 reviews
Had an amazing time with toots! We completed the NC500 and even with questionable weather toots was practical, comfortable and warm to stay in. We especially liked the no hassle facilities (shower, toilet, sink & hob) and that ever single inch of space has been crafted into useable storage! Thankyou Tom & Sally for making our first van life experience great!
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    Had an amazing time with toots! We completed the NC500 and even with questionable weather toots was practical, comfortable and warm to stay in. We especially liked the no hassle facilities (shower, toilet, sink & hob) and that ever single inch of space has been crafted into useable storage! Thankyou Tom & Sally for making our first van life experience great!
    June 2022

    Fabio

    We enjoyed a perfect weekend exploring the lakes in Toots. Tom has done an amazing job and the van was better than we ever expected. The layout is really well thought out with plenty of space and ample storage. The van is well equipped with everything we needed included all the necessities for a comfortable stay. The van was easy to drive and allowed us to explore the area whilst providing comfortable and homely accommodation wherever we travelled. If I could give more than 5 stars for the van and the owners I would. We will definitely be returning.
    April 2022

    Joe & Laura

    We had such a great time in this van. It was so well thought out and had everything we needed and more. As it was our first time driving a converted camper van, we were quite nervous! However, it was really easy to drive as we went through the Lake District and up the Galloway forest park (a great place to stay with lots of parking spaces for vans in the middle of the forest if you want to wild camp!). Would 100% recommend and would book again! We wish we could have hired it for longer!
    April 2022

    Fantastic experience!

    Recently hired Toots for a 3 night trip to Wales, taking in Lleyn Peninsula, Aberystwyth and Conwy. We hadn’t been on a campervan trip before, so although we were looking forward to the trip, we were both a little nervous about driving Toots and also comfort. Our worries were unfounded as Toots’ owner gave us a thorough introduction. We were amazed at the amount of storage space there was and happy to say that we didn’t use it all. Although we booked onto campsites with electrical hook ups, we didn’t use them as Toots generates its own power and can be used completely off grid for 3 days or so. We enjoyed cooking on the 2 ring stove and also the experience of just pulling over when we wanted to and making a cup of tea, simple stuff. Sleeping was also comfortable and plenty room for 2 adults, though Watson the dog didn’t follow the plan of sleeping on the floor, and ended up on the bed as well. Driving fine as well, we just learned to pull over frequently and allow others to pass, instead of trying to go too quickly. Apart from the Welsh weather, we had a brilliant experience and would recommend Toots to anyone.
    April 2022

    Paul and Yvonne Dowell

    Can’t wait to take “Toots” out again . I’ve had 3 Quirky Camper hires before and they have all been great . But Toots was been by Fair the best . The way Tom has laid out everything in the van and the attention to detail makes Toots and unmistakable experience . I took my daughters Ellie 5 and Mila 8 for there first experience of Van life and they loved the trip and most of all the time in Toots . Been so close to Lake District made the ability to visit so many beautiful places easy . “Toots “ Is now our go too hire for a Camper trip . Thank you and see you soon . Paul . Ellie , Mila and Bailey
    March 2022

    Paul , Ellie and Mila

    We had a most excellent time in Toots. It was our first ever campervan trip and it has certainly given us the bug. The van is so well designed and thought through. It has a place for everything and is super cosey. We spent 4 days driving around Scotland and it kept us nice and warm in the chilly, rainy nights. The owners are super responsive and were really helpful, answering all of my questions as a newbie to campervanning. I would give more stars if I could, we definitely want to take toots on holiday again some time.
    February 2022

    Bilbo & his hoomans

    What an absolutely fantastic trip! It was our first time hiring a camper and we wouldn’t have wanted to experience it in any other way other than with Toots! The craftsmanship and effort that has gone into making her what she is, is absolutely first class. Tom and Sally have done an amazing job at creating something so unique and personal to there experiences of having campers, but also thinking about everybody’s needs from welcome hampers to the basic necessities of tea, coffee, food bags etc. We have fallen in love with the camper van life and being able to hire Toot’s has pushed our dream of owning a camper van to the front of our minds! Thank you!
    February 2022

    Christopher

    Toots the campervan is very special and perfect for a relaxed, comforting and cosy campervan break. Tom - Toots' owner, has pretty much thought of everything, and the standard/finish of the van is so high. The bed is very comfortable, there is ample storage space, and just so so cosy!! The van is easy enough to drive and is pretty compact for a campervan. It's amazing how much Tom has been able to fit within a small space. Spending 6 days with Toots has been a wonderful experience!
    October 2021

    Amy