Sleep In This Vintage Red Double Decker For The Ultimate U.K. Experience
Turns out that red double decker buses aren’t all hop on, hop off.
Located in the village of Hartland, Devon—about a four-hour drive from London—is the Bertram’s Hotel, a bright red converted bus that provides a one-of-a-kind overnight stay. The unique accommodation was inspired by Agatha Christie’s At Bertram’s Hotel, which is not only reflected in its name but through the 1950s design—from the retro kitchen with yellow and wooden accents to the red and white record player perfect for those who are feeling nostalgic.
Sykes Holiday Cottages’s bus-turned-hotel listing is complete with two bedrooms, one bath, and a kitchen and dining area. Enter through the glass sliding doors into the ground floor that has two twin-sized beds, a quirky shower room, and a classic cocktail bar. Then hold onto the gold railing and make your way up to the second floor, where you can fire up the gas oven, cozy up in front of the vintage telly, or take a nap in the “master” bedroom a.k.a. the double bed.
Since it’s, you know, a bus, the indoor spaces are surrounded by large windows that showcase the surrounding two-acre field. Watch herds of grazing alpacas, pygmy goats, and donkeys from the comfort of your bed, or venture outside to the two fishing lakes that serve as home to carp. And several vantage points along the British Isles of Hartland Point gives visitors and locals alike incredible coastal views.
If you’re not in the mood to stay in, a family bar and restaurant is conveniently located on the grounds. Also, you can explore the Hartland village center that’s a short 11-minute walk, complete with a pub, shops, and a post office.
Ready for your double decker vacation? Book your modern-meets-retro experience here.