Sylvester the Campervan
Looking for a Rustic Campervan to hire or perhaps one with a Quirky wooden interior? look no further!
This is my third conversion over the years, the last being a VW Late Bay, a mere 42 years old. Sylvester is somewhat younger however, at only 5 years old! Sylvester is quiet, very comfortable for long journeys and fully air-conditioned!
Sylvester the camper van is packed with interesting, rustic handcrafted features:
Sylvester comes with a miniature herb garden to feast your eyes upon as well as to add to your feast if you wish! An antique French copper jam pan makes a perfect sink. Lift out to empty outside when you are done! (Please check at the campsite that it is ok to do so) Handmade doorknobs and old coin curtain tiebacks complete the picture. Sylvester is a joy to the eye, original and crafted with love. The perfect camper van or campervan, (however you call them) for a truly memorable holiday!
Very comfortable to drive, super easy to set up and pack away, highly recommended. Big thanks Jon for being so helpful!
Cheryl Howard and daughter Rebecca
24th – 27th May 2019
Had a lovely four days with Sylvester, plenty of room, very comfortable and such fun! Great to drive. Would definitely recommend!
Val Brown and daughter Sophie
11th – 14th April 2019
Sylvester was a welcome place to retreat to after the speeches for a little lie down too! We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend. I’m sure we’ll be seeing Sylvester again.
7-9th September 2018
This was our first camper van adventure and Sylvester certainly provided an enjoyable introduction to a new lifestyle.
Fiona and Graham
24th to 27th August 2018
We took the van up to Skye and had a fabulous holiday. This was our first time in a campervan and we loved it very much. We particularly appreciated Jon’s efforts, patience and kindness.
Jay and Ruth
5th-12th August 2018
Sylvester has set the bar very high! We have had a wonderful time and very much enjoyed the attention to detail and wonderful individual touches.
Jackie and Martin
23rd-26th July 2018
Wow o wow what a beautiful set up; from the detailed carpentry to every utensil you can think of!
Kayleigh and Helen
25-27th May 2018
We took a trip to Glastonbury Festival and we had a great time! It was so relaxing and refreshing coming back to a proper bed every night. The quirky decor and character Sylvester has, very spacious, easy to use.
We had an amazing tour of Scotland in Sylvester this week. We spent most of our time on the Isle of Skye, which was beautiful. It was such fun finding new place to park Sylvester for the night. We spent a few nights overlooking different Lochs as well as a few castles.
Yet another Festival - YNot Festival. Thanks to Jon and Sylvester for a brilliant time. This was our first trip in a camper van after years and years of dreaming about it... and we're HOOKED!
My mum would have loved the idea of her old copper kettle going on lots of interesting journeys. In fact Sylvester has a lot of family heirlooms on board. The copper pipe tie backs are made with old pennies and thru’penny bits from my partner’s dad’s collection. The top of the tall cupboard comes from wood left over from an old harmonium we had… as you do! I also used that lovely old rosewood to make three drawers and the coffee and tea jar holders above the sink.
By the side of the sink is a tall cupboard with a spacious interior. Large enough to cope with a set of pillows. Memory foam mattress topper, etc. The kitchen area has cupboards under with plates, cups, bowls etc along with pans and kettle. Oh and an Induction hob for when on hookup. Everything you need for a perfect holiday!
The idea has evolved to liking the idea of wild camping; Sylvester is well equipped to do this with shower/toilet tent. Chemical toilet, rechargeable shower and a 150watt solar panel on the roof feeding via a high quality MPPT controller into a 110amp hour leisure battery. This coupled with a 300w 240volt inverter allows you to use a laptop, phone charger etc to enable you to become a ‘Digital Nomad’, as they say. Oh that and the Propex to keep you warm on those cold nights, a truly cosy camper van!
Sylvester also has a multifunction radio, allowing you to use GPS, listen to FM or DAB radio. If you have a data package on your mobile you tether it to the device to allow you to try BBC IPlayer / Radio Paradise.com or newly installed Park4Night app. This app is brilliant and finds all the spots you can park a camper van for free. Give it a go you will be amazed at the hidden places it knows!
For a real cosy home from home feel, book Sylvester for your travels… specially designed for miles and miles of smiles 🙂
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Perfect for families…
Sylvester has 4 seat belts and sleeps two inside on the 3/4 Rock and Roll bed. With the additional easy to inflate Air Awning it can sleep another two in there. NEW this season are two beds for small children! Across the front seats it can sleep a child to 100cm and in the roof a lovely space with their own ladder to suite a child to age 8/120cm tall.