Blencathra is a medium wheel based Mercedes Sprinter offering a bright white and cool grey contemporary interior and she is an absolute pleasure to drive.

Blencathra provides a fixed double bed with the option of a third bed if required. She has a toilet and an optional instant hot water shower. Her other features are a pull out oak table, comfy seating for 4, top quality dining accessories, lots of storage space and a large garage area.

She offers hirers space to enjoy lovely summer days or cosy up in winter for a romantic getaway, as a couple wild camping or as a group of friends. She is fully off-grid with 300 watts of solar and a battery to battery charger which means her leisure battery charges whilst driving and whilst the suns out.

Located 5 minutes from the M60/M66, Blencathra is perfectly located to explore the Peak District, Wales, Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District- you could actually visit Blencathra, in Blencathra! She is also a popular van to hire en-route to beautiful Scotland.

There is a space for you to leave your car when picking up Blencathra or if you prefer to come by train or plane then the nearest train station (Radcliffe) is 5 minutes away and Manchester airport is 30 minutes away. We offer collection from both to help our hirers.


Book Now


Bed Set-Up:

3 berth (3 adults or 2 adults + 1 child)

Fixed width ways double bed (173cm)

Sofa converts into a 3rd single bed


Seating for 4

Oak pull out table with plenty of room for dining, playing games or even working with a laptop on the road!


30 Litre compressor fridge/freezer 

Cooking Equipment

Blencathra has all the essentials you would find in a luxury holiday cottage with a few extras:

2 burner gas hob

Kettle and Pots & pans

Cutlery, plates, bowls, mugs & glasses

Stove top coffee pot and aeropress 


Eberspacher diesel heater with s thermostat to keep you toasty warm all year round. 

Water capacity 

60 litres using. super simple jerry can system which makes being off grid super simple.


Dometic 976 porta potty 


Joolca outdoor hot water shower available to hire upon request.

Audio Equipment

Radio with bluetooth so you can stream music apps like Spotify.


Bench seat storage

Over bed upper cabinets

Plenty of garage space for adventure gear.


210ah Lithium leisure battery with plenty of juice for off grid adventures!

300 watts of solar to keep the battery charged

DC to DC charger which charges the leisure battery when driving

Battery charger for campsite hook up use

3 Pin Socket, 1500 watt inverter 

8 USB sockets 


We try to offer that extra little something to make campervan hire from us that bit extra special and memorable. With every hire we offer:

-   Welcome hamper

- Enough gas for the duration of your trip 

-   A vast array of additional extras (link to extras on booking page)

-   Area guides only available to our hirers with exclusive park ups listed

-   Free parking for your car during your trip

-   Delivery and collection available upon request

-    200 miles per day daily mileage allowance 

-   Fully comprehensive insurance for up to 3 drivers included in the rental price (all must be aged 30 years and over)

-   UK & EU  breakdown cover with RAC


There are a whole host of amazing additional extras available with Blencathra to make your trip even more awesome:

Inflatable kayak - 2 Person - £20

Inflatable kayak- 1 person- £10 

Breakfast package- £25

Omnia oven - £10 

Dog cleaning charge - £25

Dog pack for small fur baby- £15

Luxury bedding for 2 - £20 

Bedding for 3rd berth - £10 

Bluetooth speaker - £5

Scotland Campervan Guide with Parkups - £0 

Lake District Campervan Guide with Parkups - £0 

Yorkshire Campervan Guide with Parkups - £0 

Northumberland Campervan Guide with Parkups - £0 

Cleaning - £25 

Projector & Screen - £25 

Outdoor table and chairs - £15

Horizon Outdoor Woodburner - £20 

Joolca Hot Water Outdoor Shower - £20 

Outdoor toilet/shower tent - £10

Towel sets - 2 person - £10 

Towel sets - 1 person - £5

Collection from Manchester Airport - £30 each way

Collection from Radcliffe Metrolink Train Station - FREE

Extra hours - £12.50 per hour


Pick up & drop off times (check in and check out!)

Standard pick up time: 12pm (on the first day of your booking)

Standard drop off time: 12pm (on the last day of your booking)

If you would like to pick up earlier or drop off later then we can accommodate this at £12.50 per hour extra if you would like this option.

You will be given a handover tour upon collection where you will be shown how to use the campervan. We will also provide instructional videos and a manual for your reference.


We are located on the outskirts of Manchester, 5 minutes off the M60/M66 and 5 minutes from Radcliffe metrolink train station. Exact location will be given once a booking has been made.

Daily Mileage Allowance 

Included in every hire is a generous 200 miles per day mileage allowance which accrues for the duration of the trip e.g. if you do 300 miles on 1 day and 100 miles on another you we will be ok. Mileage exceeding 200 miles per day will be chargeable at 20p per mile. 


Our standard deposit is £500. Occasionally it needs to be slightly higher if you do not meet the standard hirer criteria. 

Insurance Excess

Our standard insurance excess is £1000 for which you will be responsible for in the event of an accident or damage. This may be higher in certain circumstances but we will confirm if that is ever the case. The excess is only payable if there is any damage. 

Payment Terms

20% of the booking amount secures your booking

Balance of the booking due 30 days before your booking starts

Security Deposit is due 3 days before your booking

Payments can be taken online on this website or directly by bank transfer

Driver Hire Criteria & Eligibility 

Our self drive hire insurance covers drivers which meet the following criteria: 

Age: 30yrs-75yrs

Driving licence type - Full UK or EU licenses (other licenses will likely be accepted but we will need to refer them to the insurers first. This may result in a higher excess) 

Length Held: Minimum 2 years

Driving offences: No more than 6 points and up to 2 minor offences 

Claims: No more than 1 claim in the past 5 years 

All named drivers must be present to collect the campervan so they can sign the hirer agreement. 

If you do not meet the above terms please contact us before making a booking and we may be able to refer you to the insurers to get you covered.

Please contact us below or call Lisa on 07308960939 if you require any further information.





Blencathra began life as a commercial panel van before she was bought to convert. She was well looked after and serviced with low mileage.

She was been converted according to Brown Bird's signature Scafell design which is the same layout they lived in for over 4 years.

Blencathra features their usual beautiful live edge work tops, copper features such as a hand built copper tap, copper lights and copper and oak shelves.

They know how important it is that we maximise the use of space with plenty of easy to use storage and equipment, whilst maintaining a space that feels open and easy to move around in without squeezing past each other or making up beds everyday.

They designed Blencathra to be a beautiful and easy to use campervan to ensure you have a wonderful time with her, wherever you decide to explore.