Top of the range VW California, used only as a showroom exhibit until we bought her in March 2017. A top spec, 7 speed automatic, 204 horsepower, permanent 4 wheel drive dream machine with every conceivable extra. Her full name is VW California T6 Ocean Red. We call her Elsie.
Assisted Cruise Control
Fully equipped kitchen incl utensils
Sink, water tank, water pump
Weber gas BBQ
Twin gas hob
Wardrobe and hanging space
Two double beds, fully sprung
We offer on site parking. You can leave your car with us.
For LHR deliveries we will coordinate pick up stop according to your arrival terminal
This is a top specification, nearly new California. We recommend applying to hire only if you are experienced motorist and you will return it in exactly the same condition It is perfect, and virtually brand new, used as a display vehicle.
Do I qualify for Insurance?
To qualify for our insurance, You must:
Be over 30 years of age at the time of rental, with at least 5 years driving experience
Not have had any accidents or losses suffered in the last 5 years
Not have any motoring convictions or disqualifications with anything pending, with exception of maximum of one SP30 offence
Not have any medical conditions such that you have been advised by DVLA not to drive/have any restrictions on the driving licence
Be prepared to sign a rental contract, including an insurance excess of £1000 which will be used for any damage to the vehicle
How do I organise insurance?
We provide comprehensive insurance especially for campervan self-drive hire, through Markerstudy Commercial Insurance. The hirer must go to https://www.viewdrivingrecord.service.gov.uk/driving-record/licence-number and enters their Driving Licence Number and National Insurance Number and they will then receive a unique code which is valid for 21 days. Pls bring this code with you, together with 2 proofs of address no more than 6 months old, and 2 forms of photo ID.
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This is an amazing machine. It is the closest you will ever get to being in a lunar command capsule. Everything has been designed by German engineering geniuses, so that there are an almost infinite number of little compartments and suchlike in which an almost infinite number of gadgets are perfectly stowed. Everything works like a dream, and touches like the heating which you can activate at a distance are, I promise you, things you will be glad to have. It's really smooth and easy to drive as well, no different from a large car, and has every wow factor you could wish for in terms of people waving at you and suchlike. Robert, the owner, is a really nice guy and absolutely honest: one of the beautiful, decorative hubcaps fell off during our journey, through no fault of ours at all, and he is sorting this out with no blame or expense to us, even though I told him I have excess insurance cover (which I would recommend to anyone on a premium vehicle like this). You will be delighted with it.
Fantastic experience! Robert and Helen (the owners) are friendly and flexible to deal with and have left no stone unturned when it comes to the campers extra touches, a Weber gas BBQ and a super comfy bed topper help to make the whole experience first class. Elsie (the Camper) is almost brand new and packs pretty much every VDub extra known to man (you can even fire up the onboard heaters from half a mile away! very handy when you've stayed a little longer at the beach than planned! as we did...). The only downside was handing her back... Thanks again Rob. We'll be back for another Elsie experience soon.