3 Belted seats 2 Adult berths

Nelson is a unique two-berth campervan fit for all seasons, ideally situated to explore the south coast or cross the channel to France. Every aspect has been carefully designed by wooden conversion specialists who have transformed a compact and manoeuvrable van into a fully-equipped and beautiful living space. Inspired by wooden boats, Nelson has been expertly crafted with light wooden fixtures and brought to life with marine-grade soft furnishings and accessories.

Nelson is prepared for whatever the elements have in store, fitted with a thermostatic air heater and boasting plenty of storage to tidy away everything you need, from coats and wellies to sunhats and sandals. A powerful solar power array will to keep you charged on the go, and an outdoor shower washes off any sandy feet, making him the perfect beachside companion.

A good night's sleep follows a simple rearrangement of a tiered seating area that transforms into a cosy double bed (with bedding provided as standard). Start your day with a hand-cooked breakfast in the versatile kitchen which includes a two burner hob, whistling kettle and spacious refrigerator. Open up the back doors to breathtaking views and let the sea air sweep through.

Essential Information

Hob Heater Dining Table Refrigerator Kitchen Sink Outside Shower Ceiling Fan Solar Extra Storage Audio Inputs Radio Inverter Pet Friendly Double Beds:  1 Slide Out Sections:  1 Gas Capacity:  12 litres Water Tank Capacity:  40 litres EU Travel Allowed

About the Campervan

Bedding: Nelson sleeps two people in a bed reconfigured from its L-shaped benched seating. The frames extend out to form a double bed measuring 125cm wide x 190cm long.

A double duvet, two pillows and cotton undersheet are all provided.

Vehicle seating: Nelson is a high-roof van with premium features including air conditioning, bluetooth stereo, rear/front parking sensors, cruise control, heated seats and a ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) compliant engine. The cab has belted seats for up to three people.

Electrical setup: A 110A lithium leisure battery is powered by a 200w solar array with a smart charging system, including an electric hook-up point for mains power. In addition to the 12v USB charging points, when off-grid a smart inverter automatically converts 12v-240v to power the mains sockets.

About the area: Nelson is located above Poole Harbour in Dorset – with direct ferry terminal links to France or simply across the famous Sandbanks ferry to Studland, Corfe Castle and the many other landmarks of the Jurassic Coast. South Dorset is home to the rolling Purbeck Hills, beaches of all sizes and description, and a variety of rural campsites if you’d rather stay closer to amenities.

Parking: Private off-road parking is provided in a residential car park, or patrons can be picked up from Parkstone Station 5 minutes down the road, which has a regular direct train to London Waterloo less than 2 hours away.

Cooking equipment: Nelson has a front-facing kitchen with overhead extraction fan, which includes a sink with cold tap and a two-burner gas hob with whistling kettle. Accompanying this is a selection of enamel crockery and mugs, cutlery, knives, cooking utensils, thermos, pump soap and washing up equipment. A frying pan and two pots are provided for simple cooking. The top-loading 43 litre fridge is both efficient and spacious, and can be switched to night mode for a quiet night’s sleep.

Water and sanitation: An external cold water shower hose connects to the outside of the van, drawing pumped water from the same tank as the internal kitchen tap. A portable cassette toilet with chemicals can be hired as an optional extra.

Heating: A high-capacity gas tank mounted beneath the vehicle can be topped up using an external fill point at any service station with auto gas (LPG). This powers an air heater which can be controlled via a digital thermostat to keep the interior toasty throughout the year.

Extras: Optional extras can be requested from the dropdown menus when you book. These include camping chairs, beach towels, portable Bluetooth speaker, a Porta Potti cassette toilet, and EU pack.

European travel: Please contact us at least a week in advance if you plan to take Nelson to Europe.

Conversion Story: The interior joinery – from teak-decked floor to cladded ceiling – has been designed with both form and function in mind, which we hope you’ll appreciate as you discover each new custom-made cabinet, locker and pouch.

Nelson’s owner builds bespoke campers inspired by wooden boats, using traditional craftsmanship to create robust interiors capable of withstanding all elements. We specialise in producing natural conversions optimised for versatility of space and equipped for an off-grid life without boundaries – and Nelson is certainly the flagship of our fleet. The van was named after the admiral in a nod to its maritime influence and a small yet potent stature that punches high above its weight.


Pick up / Drop off Times

- Pick up Drop off
Sunday 9:00AM - 7:00PM 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Monday 8:00AM - 7:00PM 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Tuesday 8:00AM - 7:00PM 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Wednesday 8:00AM - 7:00PM 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Thursday 8:00AM - 7:00PM 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday 8:00AM - 7:00PM 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM - 7:00PM 8:00AM - 7:00PM

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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Vehicle Spec

  • Vehicle Type: Campervan
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Transit Custom
  • Year: 2017
  • Vehicle Length: 4.97 metres
  • Vehicle Height: 2.5 metres
  • Max Laden Weight (MAM): 2950 kg
  • Payload: 550 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 Nelson'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.


5.0 4 reviews
I had a great long weekend in Nelson, such a superbly kitted out van and so easy to drive. Joe the owner and ceator has thought of everything, even a little laundry cupboard! I will definitely use Nelson again in the future.
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    I had a great long weekend in Nelson, such a superbly kitted out van and so easy to drive. Joe the owner and ceator has thought of everything, even a little laundry cupboard! I will definitely use Nelson again in the future.
    August 2022

    Anna B

    This is a really fabulous little van, so comfortable and well kitted out, and great to drive and stay in. Joe, the owner, is super-helpful and friendly, and the van was in absolutely tip-top condition. It contains absolutely everything you need for a great trip, including lots of really thoughtful little extra touches, and it was wonderfully comfortable to sleep in overnight. It was really quite hard to give it back!
    June 2022


    Nelson was the most beautiful van with a comfy bed and loads of useful storage for everything we took with us. It was well equipped with anything we needed for the trip. We loved this van .
    May 2022


    What an experience! The customer service was incredible, with Joe being knowledgable, easy-going and flexible when necessary. Nelson itself is a wonderful Van. It’s easy to drive, and has a comfortable and professionally finished interior. Would highly recommend to all.
    May 2022

    Macauley Norris