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Visit Snowdonia
Mountains and Coast

find Your Epic adventure in a
Classic Campervan


Details At-a-glance

  • Sleeps - 4
  • Double Bed - 2
  • Canvas Bunk - 0
  • Changeover day - Friday / Monday
  • Minimum stay - 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome - 2
  • 3-Point Seat Belts - 3
  • Lap Belts - 1

About Nell

Nell is a right-hand drive, 1973 late Bay camper-van, painted in the same hue as the bluest of summer skies. She loves nothing more than roaring off on her next camping trip, and, we have to say, it’s what she does best.

Nell’s well-planned interior comes fully equipped with everything you’ll need to kick back and enjoy a relaxing break from the doldrums of day to day life.

Nell can happily to take up to 4 passengers with her on holiday with seatbelts for all. She can sleep 2 adults on her comfy ¾ width rock and roll bed and a further 2 children in her spacious westfalia style, pop up roof. Her clever fold down buddy seats mean you all sit comfortably inside. If you find you require further living / sleeping space, we also have an optional awning that can be hired to compliment your camper-van experience.

Features and facilities

Vital Statistics

  • Engine Size: 1.6L Right Hand Drive
  • Dimensions: 4.6m long x 1.86m wide x 2.14m high
  • Reg Number: NEL 439M
  • Fuel: Unleaded Petrol


  • Front cab: 2 seats fitted with 3-point belts
  • Bench seat with one 3-point seat belt and one lap belt
  • No Isofix
  • Storage: Boot section / Kitchen units

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)

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


  • 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 for use when connected to campsite electricity supply


  • Downstairs: Double ¾ width rock and roll bed
  • Roof: Double bed
  • Optional Child Cab Bunk: Comfy canvas bunk positioned over driver and passenger seat. Ages approx. 3-7 year


  • 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)
  • Pop up tent: handy outdoor storage or sleeps two
  • Bike rack: suitable for 2 bikes
  • Sleeping bag: season 3, new so yours to keep
  • Parking: free secure parking for your vehicle at our premises

A nickname with a story…

Nell is a nickname for Helen, and legend has it that it was the beautiful princess, Helen, that the Roman Emperor, Magnus Maximus (Macsen Wledig) saw in his dreams whilst in Rome. He sent messengers to search the length and breadth of his kingdom to find her. Eventually they arrive in Snowdonia, the rugged land their master saw in his dreams, and find the princess in a Welsh Chieftain’s castle, in Caer Aber Sein.

The messengers proclaim Princess Helen as Empress of Rome but she refuses to go with them saying if Macsen loves her then he will come to her. Upon hearing this, Macsen makes the long journey to the girl of his dreams and upon sighting, say’s ‘Empress of Rome, all hail!’ and throws his arms about her; and that night she became his bride. The following day she asks for Britain for her father, and three chief castles made for her, and roads to defend it from attackers.

The story is a mix of fact and fiction. Magnus Maximus served as Roman Emperor from AD383 to 388 and Caernarfon (Caer Aber Sein) was an important Roman stronghold. Why not take Nell to visit the remains of this fort, the Segontium and if you’re in the area Caernarfon castle is a must, or, if you fancy more of a road trip why not follow the roman road, Sarn Helen, named after Helen in the story which runs north to south across Wales.