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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 at only 5 years old! The VW Campervan was lovely but it was noisy, slow, no air-con and no heating either.  Luckily Sylvester is quiet, very comfortable for long journeys and fully air-conditioned!

Sylvester the Campervan

After cold months in winter converting Sylvester, he has hit the road and in a really hot summer too!. This is my third Camper conversion over the years, the last being a VW Late Bay, a mere 42 years old.  Sylvester is somewhat younger at only 5 years old! The VW was lovely but it was noisy, slow, no air-con and no heating either.  Luckily Sylvester is quiet, very comfortable for long journeys and fully air-conditioned.

Sylvester Campervan exterior styling. Showing the sleek modern style, belying the interior!

Sylvester the camper van is packed with interesting, rustic handcrafted features:  

Bespoke woodwork, some parts from an old family harmonium. A quirky French copper jam pan for a sink. Copper coins as tie backs for the curtains, this is no ordinary camper van. All to give a very homely feel to the interior.

By the side of the sink is a tall cupboard with spacious interior. Large enough to cope with a set of pillows. Memory foam mattress topper and double sleeping bag. The kitchen area has three cupboards with plates, cups, bowls etc along with pans and kettle. Oh and an Induction hob for when on hookup.

Family Heirlooms

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 that she broke up… the wood might therefore come in handy one day, and it did because I also used that lovely old wood to make three drawers and the coffee and tea jar holders above the sink. 

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 cosy camper van!

Multi-function Radio

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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Sylvester the campervan is packed with interesting, handcrafted features:  

Bespoke woodwork, some parts from an old family harmonium. A quirky French copper jam pan for a sink. Copper coins as tie backs for the curtains, this is no ordinary campervan. All to give a very homely feel to the interior. By the side of the sink is a tall cupboard with spacious interior. Large enough to cope with a set of pillows. Memory foam mattress topper and double sleeping bag. The kitchen area has three cupboards with plates, cups, bowls etc along with pans and kettle. Oh and an Induction hob for when on hookup.

Family Heirlooms

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 that she broke up… the wood might therefore come in handy one day, and it did! because I also used that lovely old wood to make three drawers and the coffee and tea jar holders above the sink. Whilst we are in that area, the tiles above the jam pan suite the area perfectly

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.

Multi-Function Radio

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 camp 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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Campervan interior = Showing the quirky old brass light switch and the Propex heating controls, under carved rosewood.

About Sylvester

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. Pets are welcome but must be looked after at all times. That is especially true of the Air Awning which could be easily damaged by any pets left unattended.

 

Comes with a miniature herb garden to feast your eyes upon as well as to add to your feast if you wish! An antique copper pan makes a perfect sink that you can fill with water. 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!

Showing the Love with hearts on a string over a rustic wood panelled wall inside the campervan
A well stocked cupboard with all you need, plates, cups, glasses, ons and induction hob.
The quirky victorian Jam pan sink, with rustic tiling and brass light fittings.
A delightful herb garden for you to feast your eyes on and add to your feast! Plus copper kettle

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