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Visit Snowdonia
Mountains and Coast

find Your Epic adventure in a
Classic Campervan

BESSIE

Details at a Glance

  • Sleeps - 2 adults & 2 children
  • Double Bed - 2
  • Roof Bed - 2
  • Changeover day - Everyday
  • Minimum stay - 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome - 2
  • 3-Point Seat Belts - 3
  • Lap Belts - 1

About Bessie

Bessie is a right-hand drive, 1974 late Bay campervan, who is fitted with a spacious, westfalia style, pop up roof which provides lots of standing room and ample sleeping space. She has a user friendly, modern, interior with hob, sink and fridge, a comfy ¾ rock and roll bed, and curtains, all colour coordinated to complement her green and white paintwork. There’s cupboard and storage spaces and a clever fold down buddy seat so you can all sit comfortably inside.

Bessie is happy to take up to 4 passengers with her on holiday with seatbelts for all. 2 adults can sleep on the rock and roll bed and 2 children can have fun sleeping in the pop up roof. If you find you need more living / sleeping space, we also have an optional awning that can be hired to compliment your campervan experience.

Bessie has made the pilgrimage all the way from inland South Africa, and is looking forward to accompanying you on your travels.

Take a Tour of Bessie

Bessie our 1973 VW classic retro Bay window Type 2 (T2) camper van for hire in Snowdonia North Wales at Black Rock Sands, Porthmadog

Features and facilities

Vital Statistics

  • Engine Size: 1.7L right-hand drive
  • Dimensions: 4.6m long x 1.86m wide x 2.14m high
  • Reg Number: BSS 325M
  • Fuel: Unleaded Petrol

Speed & Range of Travel

  • Gearbox: 4 speed manual
  • Top Speed: 55 mph
  • Economy: 25 mpg average
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Range: Gwynedd, Conwy and Anglesey (please ask if thinking further afield)

Travelling & Camping

  • Front cab: 2 seats fitted with 3-point belts
  • Rear:
  • Bench seat with one 3-point seat belt and one lap belt
  • No Isofix
  • Storage:
    Boot section / Kitchen units
  • Pop-up 2 man tent for camping gear, and reserves your pitch

Cooking & Eating

  • Cooker: Two burner gas hob
  • Fridge: Compressor fridge (12v / 240v when on mains hook-up)
  • Sink: Stainless steel with cold water tap
  • Kitchen: Fully equipped with pots, pans, crockery and utensils
  • Table: Internal table & folding outdoor table with camping chairs

Heating

  • In Transit: Internal cab heating
  • Stationary: Electric heater supplied for use when connected to campsite 240v electricity supply

Power & Audio

  • Sound System: CD/Radio player with usb & aux-in
  • Electricity:
    12v socket in front cab
  • 240v household socket with 2 USB points for use when connected to campsite electricity supply

Sleeping

  • Downstairs: Double ¾ width rock and roll bed
  • Roof: Double bed

Parking

  • Free secure parking for your vehicle at our premises

Suggested Optional Extras

  • Drive-away awning: for shelter and storage, and reserves your pitch
  • Dimensions: 2.5m x 2.6m (D x W)
  • Drive-away awning with 2 berth inner tent: for extra living and sleeping space
  • Dimensions: 2.4m x 5.1m (D xW)
  • Bike rack: suitable for 2 bikes
  • Bedding pack: sleeping bag / duvet / pillows

Bessie's favourite place...

Bessie loves nothing better than touring the highest passes in Snowdonia and taking in the spectacular views of Snowdon's peak, the highest mountain in Wales (higher than any in England) at 3,560 feet.

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa in Welsh) is a part of a close-knit family of jagged peaks and its summit can offer views of Snowdonia, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire and Ireland. There are six popular paths for you to choose from to conquer this giant: The Llanberis Path, PYG Track, Miners’ Track, Watkin Path, Rhyd-Ddu Path or the Snowdon Ranger Path. If you fancy the challenge of ascending Snowdon and enjoying its breathtaking scenery more informtion on the walks can be found on the Snowdonia National Park website. For those who don't want to walk, the Snowdon Mountain Railway takes visitors to the summit. The train starts from the village of Llanberis and takes around an hour to reach the top of the mountain.

Arguably Wale's most scenic drive is from Llanberis at the foot of Snowdon, climbing up through the craggy Llanberis Pass to Pen y Pass, one of the starting points for two of the main paths up Snowdon. As you descend the other side, the views over Llyn Gwynant and the Nant Gwynant valley are stunning. Turning right at the Pen Y Gwryd hotel (where Sir Edmund Hilary and Sherpa Tenzing trained for their Everest ascent) towards Beddgelert there's a lay-by part way down which makes for good photo stop and a brew: one side you have the Snowdon Horseshoe, to the left you look along the valley to Yr Aran and Nant Gywnant.

A place to stay...

Llyn Gwynant Campsite

By the shore of the beautiful lake, Llyn Gwynant, the Llyn Gwynant Campsite is an ideal base for walking, swimming and other adventure activities such as kayaking on the lake. Alternatively, simply park Bessie by the lake shore and relax and enjoy the natural beauty and tranquillity.

The campsite has lake side hook-ups with some along a hedge, there is a spacious and airy stone toilet block with hot and cold water, and to the rear free, unisex showers. For more information and to book a pitch visit their website

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Meet Our Campers

Bessie our 1973 VW classic retro Bay window Type 2 (T2) camper van for hire in Nant Gwynant Pass with Snowdon in the background

Nant Gwynant Pass and Snowdon

Bessie our 1973 VW classic retro Bay window Type 2 (T2) camper van for hire at Llyn Gwynant

Llyn Gwynant campsite

Interior of Bessie our 1973 VW classic retro Bay window Type 2 (T2) camper van for hire Interior of Bessie our 1973 VW classic retro Bay window Type 2 (T2) camper van for hire
Bessie our 1973 VW classic retro Bay window Type 2 (T2) camper van for hire in Nant Gwynant Pass with Snowdon in the background

Nant Gwynant Pass and Snowdon

Bessie our 1973 VW classic retro Bay window Type 2 (T2) camper van for hire at Llyn Gwynant

Llyn Gwynant

Interior of Bessie our 1973 VW classic retro Bay window Type 2 (T2) camper van for hire Interior of Bessie our 1973 VW classic retro Bay window Type 2 (T2) camper van for hire