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Holiday in a retro double decker bus in Devon

Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon
Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon

It’s actually called Bertram’s Hotel, but this is actually a holiday in a retro double decker bus, complete with 1950s interior.

Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon
Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon

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.

 

Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon
Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon

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.

 

Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon
Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon

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.

 

Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon
Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon

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.

 

Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon
Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon

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.

 

Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon
Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon

Once you alight the bus, you will find that the surroundings are pretty impressive as well.

 

Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon
Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon

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.

 

Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon
Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon

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

 

Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon
Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon

 

Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon
Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon

 

Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon
Holiday in a retro bus in Devon

 

Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon
Holiday in a retro bus in Devon

 

Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon
Holiday in a retro bus in Devon

 

Holiday in a retro Routemaster bus in Devon
Holiday in a retro bus in Devon

4 thoughts on “Holiday in a retro double decker bus in Devon

  1. 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.

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