A bit about us and our simply cool Bongos!

Hello I’m Anne and I love all things camping. Since buying my first Bongo (Phoebe) in August 2013 I’ve been totally bitten by the campervanning bug!

For me there’s really nothing quite like exploring the country in a campervan – the freedom it brings of being able to stop wherever and whenever you want… an early morning cuppa while watching the tide come in and the dawn break … or a nice glass of wine while watching the sun set behind the hills….

So I decided to buy Ozzy too and set up this exciting venture. I have lots of support and back up from my family, friends and local service station and together we aim to make your trip a truly wonderful experience!


Being based in such a central location as South West Sheffield, on the border of South Yorkshire and the beautiful Derbyshire countryside means you can simply pick up your campervan and drive North, South, East or West.

Wherever you live and whichever country you live in, you can drive, fly or get the train to us and simply set off on your adventure in whichever direction takes your fancy.

So whether you want to potter around to explore the delightful Derbyshire Peak District, explore the East coast or West into Wales, venture North to the Lakes, the Yorkshire Dales or North Yorkshire Moors, or perhaps further afield up to the Scottish Highlands, or down to the beautiful South West, Ozzy and Phoebe will be with you all the way!

Simply Cool Campers


You might know and love Bongos or you might be thinking and wondering ….Bongo?

Well a Bongo is either a Mazda Bongo or a Ford Freda and the only difference is the badge. Bongos are imported from Japan and are built by Mazda/Ford (they’re the same company) which means that the reliability and quality are guaranteed to give you peace of mind for your trip. They look pretty cool too!

As well as looking cool there are some great advantages to hiring a Bongo: One of the best things about a Bongo campervan is that they’re just so easy to drive! The steering is light, the visability and the reversing mirror for parking is great and the factt that they only have the footprint of an estate car means they fit into any supermarket parking space! Of course, it’s taller but they also fit into many multi-story car parks – just like driving a car really!

Most Bongos are right hand drive with automatic gearboxes and engine sizes are either 2.0L or 2.5L V6 petrol and some are 2.5L diesel. And because they’re so reliable you can take them anywhere around the UK or into Europe.

Both Ozzy and Phoebe are right hand drive 2.0L pertrol automatics so they are both quiet and economical. Both sleep four and come equipped with everything you’ll need for a fun and memorable trip – guaranteed!


Our charming Ozzy is bright and cheerful and is guaranteed to make you smile! He is a converted Mazda Bongo campervan with hob, sink, fridge etc and comfortably sleeps four with his pop-up roof and up to eight with the optional drive away awning with carpeted living space and bedroom!


Our lovely Phoebe is a cool and sophisticated lady (okay – Bongo campervan!) and a real pleasure to have around. She is a converted Ford Freda and loves the home comforts of cushions and throws and loves being dressed in bunting. Phoebe also sleeps four with her electrically operated roof and up to eight with the optional awning.

Contact Us

Call Anne on 07714824121
email anne@simplycoolcampers.co.uk
or visit our 'contact us' page

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Ford Freda and Mazda Bongo Campervan Hire Sheffield, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Leeds, Lincoln, Manchester, Derbyshire, Yorkshire UK