HIGH QUALITY CAMPERVAN DESIGN AND BUILD
Welcome to Thistle Rose Leisure.
We are professional camper van converters based in North Yorkshire with over 100 years of amassed experience in special vehicle conversions and adaptations.
COVID 19 UPDATE - 31st May
At Thistle Rose Leisure, the health and wellbeing of our staff, customers and suppliers is the most important thing to us. We are making a phased return to work over the following weeks and adjusting our manufacture, material handling and work practices to minimise risk to everyone.
We have now made our workshop 'Covid Secure' and have a customer meet and greet area with a viewing area for our demonstrator campervan. Customer visits are by appointment only and limited to 2 visitors at any one time, unfortunately we cannot let visitors enter the vans at this point.
The customer gallery is cordoned off from the workshop for your safety and for that of our staff and PPE is available if neccessary. We'd be delighted to welcome you to our premises to view our products and discuss your campervans again, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
We love to make buying a campervan as simple, pain-free and enjoyable an experience as possible. In this website we hope you'll find all the information you'll need to follow your dreams in a Thistle Rose Campervan. Perhaps you're brand new to campervans or have a definite shopping list of things you want. You can start your Thistle Rose Leisure journey by just browsing through the pages or by following the links below:
We produce numerous designs to our customers desires and take pride in our friendly pre-sales advice - why not contact us to explore the camper van life that Thistle Rose can provide
'We don't sell you a mass produced van that we want to build - buy a van from us that you want us to build'
Before you browse our site, we'd just like to say a huge thank you to all our customers for trusting us with their investment and precious leisure time. An especial thank you goes to the customers who continue to send in great images of their vans and have allowed us to use these 'action' shots in our website.
What Our Customers Say
Our Camper Conversions
The VW Transporter remains the most popular choice for campervan conversions. Thistle Rose construct lots of different layouts on the SWB and LWB vans.
The Transit Custom is a real alternative to the VW T6, available in short and long wheelbase as well as with a hi-top factory roof, this van makes an excellent practical campervan.
An exceptionally compact fun vehicle that can make a full camper for 2+2 with a full length bed and side kitchen squeezed into a vehicle that is no larger than a compact hatchback car.
Ducato, Boxer, Relay
The large Sevel vans make exceptional campervans. With their near vertical side walls, they are ideal to convert into a living space. We have various designs for this vehicle including bed-over-garage and rear dinette designs.
As qualified automotive designers and professionals in rapid prototype and development, we are uniquely placed to look at bespoke design and build projects
Stray FM's Lifestyle show try out the Campervan Life!
Local radio personality, Beth Parsons, borrowed a Thistle Rose Leisure camper for the weekend to try out the campervan life for
Using one of our Volkswagen Transporter conversions, Beth set out on a weekend road trip to see just what the attraction was with living life in a car sized panel van. She enlisted the help of boyfriend Sam and a couple of little helpers too.
Listen to what she and her roving reporters thought of the Thistle Rose campervan on the podcast here:
PERFECTION TAKES TIME
- but maybe not as long as you would think -
'Rather than buy a campervan that someone wants to sell, why not talk to us about the camper van you want to buy'
At Thistle Rose Leisure, we are qualified, professional automotive engineers with a pedigree in design for many of Europe's main converters. Our staff have worked for household names such as Mercedes-Benz and Volvo in design, vehicle conversion, consultancy and compliance. Our owner, Peter Occardi has worked on European working groups as a national representative for vehicle safety standards in emergency vehicles, where lives depend on the quality of the engineering.
We bring this knowledge pool and mindset on safety and quality to our camper conversions.
Alongside our knowledge of engineering, design, compliance and vehicle conversion we also know what makes a camper van great. From build quality and layout to fittings and equipment, we understand the details that make camper vans part of the family and help us get the very best from our leisure time. As well as being professionals in the field of automotive design, we are also campers - and therefore experienced in fields of a completely different type (usually muddy!).
OUR LATEST CONVERSIONS
Below are some of the conversions completed recently, each with their own story to tell. Why not contact us and talk about what you'd like in your conversion?