It’s actually called Bertram’s Hotel, but this is actually a holiday in a retro double decker bus, complete with 1950s interior.
I know, very confusing, especially as the bus looks to be a 1990s model rather than a mid-20th century one. Not that it matters once inside, as you’ll discover that this is something of a retro gem.
Not the first converted bus I have featured. There was also the vintage double decker for rent in Wales too. But this one is a very different proposition than the latter, offering less ‘bus’ and more of a home from home.
A midcentury home in fact, as this place goes for something of a 1950s theme within, but without losing essential modern-day home comforts. So enjoy a cocktail from the cocktail bar on the ground floor whilst spinning some vinyl on the vintage record player. If you get tired, there’s also a day bed to rest your head nearby. Beyond that are some twin beds too.
Head up the lovely staircase and you will find the retro kitchen, dining area and living room as well as a vintage TV and the double bed. But that’s not quite all.
This obviously isn’t a bus you can drive away (at least, not as guests) and as such, the driver’s cabin has been utilised too. The area at the front has now been converted into a shower, with the area where fares were once given now a soap holder, would you believe.
Once you alight the bus, you will find that the surroundings are pretty impressive as well.
The plot sits in a two acre field surrounded by mature trees with a herd of five grazing alpacas (yes, really) as well as pygmy goats, donkeys, chickens and ducks sharing the space, although a small fence does ensure some privacy from the local wildlife.
There are also two fishing lakes here (if that’s your thing) and a pub and shop are less than a mile away. If you really want to go for it, there’s also the option of a hot tub here too, but you will have to mention it to the owner in advance if you want it.
Overall, Bertram’s Hotel sleeps up to five people and a seven-night break here costs from £516.
Find out more at the Sykes Cottages website
5 thoughts on “Holiday in a retro double decker bus in Devon”
That is not a routemaster merely a bog standard double decker. If the owner is trying to pass it off as a routemaster rhey shoukd be fone under trade descriptions. If you did it then it’s just bad journalism. Whichever way, it is wrong.
Volvo never made Routemaster buses!
And with a W plate it is not 1950s !
Where does it say it is a 1950s bus?
To be fair, the reviewer does mention that it’s a 1990s model – but then messes up by captioning almost every picture “Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon”. Of course it isn’t a Routemaster at all, but it could be potentially misleading especially for overseas visitors.