You could just book into a hotel or a camp site this summer. Or you can do something a little more memorable by booking a holiday on a 1960s double decker bus in Wales.
Ok, let’s get one thing straight. This bus is going nowhere and that’s not because it has engine problems. Well, it might have engine problems, but the fact that it has been kitted out as a self-catering living space lends us to believe the engine has probably long since disappeared.
But the shell of this 1960s bus is still there in all its vintage glory.
You will find it the Ceridwen Centre, which is a 40-acre organic farm in the Teifi Valley in West Wales. In fact, this is more than a farm. It also operates as an eco holiday centre, a retreat and even a wedding venue, winning plenty of awards along the way.
So if you want to do walking, biking and fishing, it might be the place for you. or if you fill your face, there are plenty of home cooked eating options, as well as yoga and holistic treatments if you want to relax.
But what caught my eye were the interesting places to accommodate guests here, not least this vintage bus.
The bus is ‘newly renovated’ and positioned in a quiet spot overlooking the valley, with decking and outdoor furniture. It accommodates up to six people and has two double bedrooms with toilets and separate access upstairs, plus a sofa bed downstairs behind the drivers’ cabin.
Also here is a kitchen and dining / sitting area with brand new appliances, all cooking equipment, a sink and good sized fridge. Finally, there are two showers just outside in the ‘bus stop’ with a separate toilet and wash hand basin.
Quirky it definitely is and a far better talking point than your average Welsh holiday let. Prices vary depending on the time of year and length of stay, but you can budget from around £633 for a 7-night stay. If you have always fancied living out a bus driver fantasy to recreating Cliff Richard’s Summer Holiday, it could be the ideal summer vacation for you.