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Skipper - from central Edinburgh to the Highlands


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Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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    T30 TSi


    4.892 m


    1.904 m


    2 m


We don't charge extras for bedding or outdoor furniture. You can collect this van ten minutes walk from the centre of Edinburgh. Skipper is a stylish 2018 VW camper with a pop top for lots of standing room. It has heating and air conditioning, clever parking sensors, a manual petrol engine with stop start technology for low emissions. It's been built with the environment in mind, the insulation is all recycled material and even the duvet made form recycled plastic bottles. Skipper, is waiting for you right in the centre of Edinburgh. We're ten minutes walk from Edinburgh’s main train, bus and tram terminals, so there's no need to trek out to an industrial estate on the outskirts of town. We don't charge extra for bedding or chairs – and vehicle insurance and breakdown insurance is all included. With a sprung double bed in the pop-top roof and a full-width double rib bed (137cm) below, four people can get a comfy night's sleep helped by pretty blackout curtains, privacy glass and cosy heating system. (Upper bed has a weight limit of 150kg, that's fine for kids or two light adults) It comes fully equipped for cooking with a hob, sink and fridge. There are indoor and outdoor tables and chairs. And the front seats swivel for a spacious living-room effect. You have the freedom to wild camp and still use all the lighting, heating and USB chargers because Skipper's leisure battery lasts about four days and recharges as you drive along. At a campsite, you can plug in and recharge but I rarely need to. Skipper uses petrol with up-to-date stop-start technology to cause the least damage to the environment. Its insulation and even the duvet is made from recycled materials. You can go wherever you want as the mileage is unlimited. It takes minutes to reach the countryside. We're just two hours' drive to the awesome Cairngorm mountains, less than two hours to the Trossachs National Park and two hours to the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park. Skipper counts as a car on the ferry so you can explore Skye, Mull and the Hebrides with ease. Or perhaps you'd like to drive right to the top of Scotland and see the amazing rugged coast, beautiful empty beaches and incredible mountains. You can camp anywhere in Scotland (within reason) and there are lots of wonderful campsites too – ask us for tips. Skipper is easy to drive, feels like a car and has brilliant parking sensors. It has six manual gears with cruise control, stop-start technology and hill assist. It comes with air conditioning, Bluetooth media and phone connection, not to mention lots of sockets to charge devices. Safety features include a fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide alarm, fixed safety-tested seats and belts, alarm and immobiliser. We can be flexible about pick-up times, but give yourself an hour so we can check your documents and show you all the clever things that Skipper can do.


  • Kitchen unit
  • Suitable for tall people
  • Heating
  • Roundseat
  • 4
    Berths(Bunk bed, 2 separate beds, Double convertible bed )
  • Dining area
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Parking sensors
  • Navigation System
  • Cruise control
  • A/C in cabin
  • Cooking set
  • Crockery
  • Camping table
  • Camping chairs
  • Awning
  • Camping plug
  • A/C in motorhome compartment

House Rules

  • Suitable for:

    • Families
    • International driving licenses
    • Snow destinations
    Drivers aged 25+
  • Not suitable for:

    • Smoking
    • Pets
    • Festivals

Cancellation policy:

We are flexible about pick up times. Please give yourself and hour to pick it up so we can show you all the clever things it can do. You must have been driving for 2 years and be over 25 and under 75 (sorry, that's the insurer's rules) It's not an off road vehicle, so don't take it far from a road. Scotland can be boggy, never park off road on ground that you haven't walked on first Please clean the inside before you return it and refill petrol to the level agreed It's easier to drive without the bike rack for 4 bikes, but if you want it, let us know, the charge is £60 for one week. Another option is the airbeam awning/tent, that fixes on the side, let us know if you want it, the charge is £60 for one week.


Policy territory:



  • Alternative transport
  • Towing costs and alternative accommodation (after an accident)
  • Roadside assistance


The deposit for this camping vehicle is GBP 1,000. The deposit will be returned to you after the rental period.

Rented out by Jane

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5 (out of 4 reviews)

22 July

We had a wonderful time in Skipper- travelling to Loch Command, Skye and Harris and Lewis. Skipper was very well equip and there was nothing we needed that wasn't provided. The vehicle drove well and easily for those of us not used to driving a larger vehicle. Jane was helpful and so easy to communicate with. If you like the spec of Skipper- then go for it. We had a great time.

27 May

We had a wonderful time with Skipper on the NC 500 in May 2021. This VW camper was everything we needed and handled all of the challenging roads admirably. The 'hill start' function and the cruise control were just brilliant and the standard of the Van and the kit inside it was exceptional. Jane was really helpful and went through everything we needed to know before we left. On our extended NC 500 route, we actually covered around 1250 miles in all. The driving was really pleasurable and Skipper is a great size for all of the single track roads including more challenging parts of the route like Bealach Na Ba, (The Apple Cross Pass). If you need a very cool VW Camper for a Scottish trip and you'd like to pick it up in Edinburgh, I'd highly recommend Skipper and Jane as your first port of call. Skipper is a great van and Jane is a lovely owner.

17 October

Hello jane! Everything we needed, Skipper provided, with the excellent facilities onboard we had no problems where ever we wanted to be. Through the night we were warm and cosy and cooking on the hob was super easy. Each place we visited had the most dramatic scenery imaginable and we couldn't do that without Skipper. Thank again!


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6 night(s)

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Pick-up location: Edinburgh

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