5 Belted seats 2 Adult berths 2 Child berths

Are you seeking all the benefits of a campervan with the convenience of a car? Seek no further. Glide through country roads at ease and take your pick of any parking spot in this deceptively spacious camper. Sleeping up to four people, two in a rock ‘n’ roll double bed downstairs and two in a pop up, Bub the Dub is the perfect choice for families, friends or couples.

Crafted by avid chefs, Bub the Dub is truly a cook's paradise with a double gas hob, fridge and mini freezer to store ice lollies for the little ones and a wide selection of pots and pans. Just imagine being parked up by a beautiful lake, spending the afternoon swimming and the evening curled up with the heater on to warm you up and the smell of your favourite meal wafting through the van - pure bliss!

Bub the Dub's home is in Keswick nestled within the picturesque northern Lakes. There is so much to see and do, from mountain hiking and biking, to fell running, wild swimming, canoeing and more. A photographer’s paradise, The Lake district is just as perfect a place for an unforgettable adventure.

Essential Information

Air Conditioner Hob Heater Dining Table Refrigerator Kitchen Sink Solar Double Beds:  1 Gas Capacity:  15 litres Toilet Capacity:  10 litres Waste Tank Capacity:  10 litres Water Tank Capacity:  10 litres

About the Campervan

Description of Beds: Bub sleeps up to four people. There is a rocknroll double bed downstairs for two people (180x114cm), and there’s space for two up in the pop top (183x102cm). The pop top goes all the way up to give you stacks of head room for cooking and dancing, and has a ‘mezzanine’ sleeping platform that can be pulled down at night to sleep two children or one adult – it's an easy climb up from the front seats. There are blackout curtains throughout for a great night’s sleep.

Description of seating: Bub will take four passengers. There are three belted seats with headrests in the front (including driver), and two further belted seats, with headrests, in the rear. Five seats have three-point belts. Two out of the four passenger seats are suitable for a child car seat using the belt. The front passenger seat is a double ‘Kiravan’ seat with two storage compartments.

Electrical Setup: Bub has an electrical hook up under the bonnet for easy access. He has a leisure battery, which is trickle-charged by a 100w solar panel on the roof to increase off-grid capabilities. There are two conventional 240v 3-pin plug sockets. The fridge and the 3-pin sockets can be used when Bub is on electric hook up, e.g. at a campsite. There are two 12v ‘cigarette lighter’ sockets, one in the front and one in the living area, four USB charging points in the rear, and three in the front. There are LED downlights throughout.

About the Area: Bub lives in Keswick in the Lake District, and has private off-street parking where you can leave your car while you are on holiday. This means you can drive your own vehicle to the Lakes, or catch the train to nearby Penrith, and Bub will be here waiting for you. The local area is spectacular and is designated as a World Heritage site, so there are stacks of things to see and do locally. There are lots of camping sites nearby to use as a base for exploring the area. Keswick is also on the doorstep of Scotland for easy access to bigger adventures such as the North Coast 500.

Parking: If you drive to collect Bub, you are welcome to leave your car in his normal off-street parking spot. If you come by train, Bub's owners may be able to pick you up from Penrith Railway Station; Penrith is a very convenient station for the North Lakes, and is around a 3 hour direct train journey from London Euston. Please contact Bub's owners directly for pick up prices and timings for your trip.

Cooking Equipment: Bub's owners are avid home chefs, so you won’t be caught short in the kitchen! Bub’s kitchen has a fridge with a mini freezer, double gas hob, and sink with running water. The kitchen has everything you need to cook up a feast, including: tableware for four, a stove-top kettle, cafetiere, pots, pans, sharp knives, chopping boards, corkscrew / bottle opener, tin opener, cooking utensils, peeler, grater and more. There’s also an external connector for a gas BBQ.

Water and Sanitation: There is a 10 litre removable water container under the sink that supplies water to the sink via a pump, along with a 10 litre container for grey water from the sink. The fresh water container will be filled on the day you come to collect Bub. We also have a pack-away 'Bivvyloo" which is available as an add-on.

Audio Equipment: Bub's cab has a DAB radio which allows you to connect your mobile via bluetooth so you can always take your music with you on the road.

Heating: Bub has a gas heater to keep you toasty warm at any time, whether you’re tucked up in bed or just back from wild swimming in one of the lakes. It is operated by an easy to use thermostat.

Extra information: Bub’s owners love being out in the mountains, and are very happy to help with any advice you need for trip & activity planning, finding the best places to eat out and more. Please ask us about pick up and drop off times for your dates. We can generally be very flexible, and if you'd prefer a drop off that's a few hours later than your pick up we won't add extra charges.


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 5:00PM - 8:00PM 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: Volkswagen
  • Model: Transporter
  • Year: 2018
  • Vehicle Length: 4.9 metres
  • Vehicle Height: 1.97 metres
  • Length with hitch: 4.9 metres
  • Class / Floorplan: T28
  • Max Laden Weight (MAM): 2800 kg
  • Payload: 1,000 kg
  • Transmission: manual
  • Fuel Type: diesel
  • Fuel Efficiency: 35 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 Bub the Dub'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 2 reviews
Bub was easy to drive and even better to live in. We slept 'upstairs' so that we could leave the cooking area set up for breakfast. Ruth and James were really helpful in explaining all of Bub's features so that we could feel at home from our first night. An amazing way to travel and explore.
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    Bub was easy to drive and even better to live in. We slept 'upstairs' so that we could leave the cooking area set up for breakfast. Ruth and James were really helpful in explaining all of Bub's features so that we could feel at home from our first night. An amazing way to travel and explore.
    June 2022

    Cathy & Ed

    Ruth and James were very friendly and caring. The van was in super good conditions and everything you would need for a four-days trip was there. They gave us all the facilities to make our trip with the van a brilliant experience. We would definitely recommend hiring this van with them.
    April 2022

    Kepa and Aina

    From Ruth Burgess...
    Dear Kepa and Aina, It was a pleasure to meet you both, and thank you so much for your lovely review, we're delighted that you had a brilliant trip! Thank you too for leaving the van so spotlessly clean, all the best, R&J