Hire Periods

You can hire one of our Campervans for a Week, a Midweek Break or a Weekend Break. We can sometimes offer a little more flexibility in low season. Do get in touch and we'll see what's possible.

Weekly hire: Monday 2.30pm - Monday 10am or Friday 2.30pm - Friday 10am

Midweek Break: Monday 2.30pm - Friday 10am

Weekend Break: Friday 2.30pm - Monday 10am 

Where do I collect the van?

Campervans are collected from our workshop in Okehampton, in Devon. On arrival, we will complete your paperwork and introduce you to your van. We can also store your car here for the duration of your hire. There is plenty of space for parking inside the workshop and in the courtyard outside. Your van needs to be returned to our workshop at the end of the hire. If you are planning to use public transport to reach us, please click here for more details.

What time can I collect the van? 

Collections are available from 2.30pm. If you plan to be in the area earlier in the day do let us know. We might just be able to get your van ready slightly ahead of schedule. Final collections are (strictly) at 4pm. If you can't reach us by this time, do get in touch to arrange a collection the following day. Out of hours collections (extra £35) can be arranged at weekends with advance notice (3 days minimum), depending on staff availability. 

Where can I go with the van?

You'll need to plan an adventure in Devon, Cornwall or Somerset if you are hiring one of our 1960s or 1970s Campervans. Our new VW California Campers can travel througout the UK and beyond (with European Breakdown Cover in place).

Is there a minimum driver age?

You can drive one of our vans if you are between 25 years old and 70 years old. We can also pass insurance for drivers over 21 and older than 70, subject to an increased excess. If you fall into this age bracket and you are keen to hire, do get in touch and we'll see what we can do. If you are a younger driver, you'll need to have held a full, clean UK license for more than two years. Read more about this here.

What information do I need to bring with me when I collect the van?

On collection, you will need to bring your driving license, plus two current forms of address identification (ie bank statement or utility bill) which confirm the address on your driving license. We will also need to run a DVLA check on your license, for which you will need your National Insurance Number. If you would rather not bring this along you can generate a 'check code' here on the DVLA website.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, we do welcome dogs but request that you bring plenty of blankets with you to protect the upholstery. We also charge an extra £25 per hire as our cleaners spend more time removing pet hair & paw prints from the van following your hire. This charge is payable regardless of breed - even 'non-shedding' varieties. Most campsites are dog-friendly and there are acres of coastal path & moorland to explore! 

How to Book

You can book either via our website – visit the availability page – or contact Zoe direct via email zoe@oconnorscampers.co.uk or on 01837 659599.

There is a non-refundable booking deposit of £150, receipt of which confirms the dates of your booking. We can take payment via the website, or by phone (with a credit or debit card). The balance for your booking is due 42 days before the hire period commences so if your holiday will begin within the next six weeks, the full balance will be payable at the time of booking.

A £750 security deposit is held during the hire period and is refundable on the safe return of the vehicle and its contents. This is payable by credit or debit card swipe, or cash.

Phone Booking

If you have booked by phone we will email you access to your reservation online. You'll need to visit your booking to upload your driver information and choose any camping equipment required for your trip. Look out for our confirmation email for more details.

What is included in the price?

Included within the hire price is your chosen VW Campervan (we have 2,4,5 and 6 berth models available), fully comprehensive insurance for the first driver, unlimited mileage, 2 bottles of camping gaz, mains hook up, cooking equipment, crockery, cutlery and an extra outdoor table and chairs so you can enjoy the sunshine.

We aim to equip our vans so that your holiday begins the moment you turn the key. Your Campervan will be equipped with everything you need from a corkscrew to washing up liquid.

You can also add extra camping equipment to your van, via your booking online. Then, as if by magic, it will be packed into your van, ready for your arrival. View our full list of 'extras'

Do you have any useful tips?

We have compiled a list of our usual FAQs, plus a bit more. Take a look at it here before your hire.

Gift vouchers

We can arrange vouchers for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries or just as a great surprise for your partner, loved one or dog. A weekend’s hire is a very popular gift. Just contact Zoe on 01837 659599 or zoe@oconnorscampers.co.uk to discuss your voucher. Vouchers ordered by 12 noon, any week day, can be posted (1st Class) the same day.