The Red Bus!

ID: S123260

  • Bedrooms 2
  • ・ Sleeps 6
  • ・ Pets 2

About this property

The Red Bus is one of the most unique places you could spend a weekend. Set in a beautifully secluded spot adjoining a paddock, with the friendly goats as neighbours! With a children's play area directly in front of the bus this turly is a great escape for families.

Much skill and imagination has been employed to renovate this 1982 Metro bus to create an attractive and practical living space on both floors.

It really is a characterful and cosy space with charming décor and furnishings, all designed with comfort in mind. However, what makes this place truly special is its settings there is wildlife in abundance with lots of wonderful walks right on you doorstep.

Simply walk through the owners land and you are in Hangman’s wood, where you can walk for miles undisturbed. The views over the wooded hills of the Forest of Dean are not to be beaten.

Newnham-on-Severn nestles on the banks of the River Severn. The Royal Forest of Dean is nearby providing plenty of opportunity to go for walks within the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside. A little further afield, discover the beautiful Malvern Hills, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacon National Park. A great location for a relaxing break or activity holiday at any time of year.

You will soon find yourself sinking into the countryside lifestyle while taking in the fresh air and breath taking views – The Red Bus is an unusual, quirky property that will put a smile on your face no matter what the weather!

Wood fired Hot tub available for £50 for 5 nights & under or £70 for 7 nights and over. Dogs are welcome but are only allowed on the ground floor/lower deck of the bus.£25 pet charge per pet per holiday.

This converted 1982 Metro bus can be found in Newnham on Severn, Herefordshire. It lies close to the Forest of Dean which is a peaceful location with plenty of footpaths and cycle routes. Symond’s Yat Rock on the River Wye has magnificent views spanning several surrounding counties and is within driving distance. You can hire a canoe in the village or enjoy a riverside drink at one of the local pubs. There are many historic sites to explore in this region including the Welsh border castles and Tintern Abbey.


The Red Bus.

Two bedrooms and 2 sets of child bunks: 1 x ground floor double with wall mounted TV (limited head room), 1 x first floor/upper deck double with TV (limited head room), 2 x child bunks with narrow single mattress.
1 x first floor/upper deck small WC and basin, 1 x external private outbuilding with shower (NB head height is 68 inches (1m 73)
1 x ground floor kitchen and dining area, 1 x first floor/upper deck living area.

Children's play area with climbing frame,

Electric panel heaters.

Oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, coffee machine.

TV, DVD, wifi.

Fuel and power inc in rent.

Bed linen and towels inc in rent.

Decking area which has a picnic table and further seating.

A fire pit with cooking utensils, shared sandpit and toys for young children.

play area with large climbing frame.
Two well behaved dogs welcome at £25 per dog per week (downstairs only), sorry, no smoking.

Shop 1 mile, pub 1.5 miles.
Note: Wood fired Hot tub available for £50 for 5 nights & under or £70 for 7 nights and over, this is to be paid directly to the owner upon arrival.

Due to the layout of the hot tub, it is not permitted for children under the age of 12 to use, any children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Please note:
the owner will instruct on the use of the Hot Tub, however the running of the hot tub is the responsibility of the guests.
This property can accommodate 8 people a maximum of 4 adults and 4 children, best suited for a total of 6 guests .

Note: Due to the nature of the property it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.

Note: Not suitable for children under 4 years old.

Note: Maximum standing height on the bus is 68in (1m 73)

Reviews (42)

  • Suzanne

    The property is very much in need of some care. Photos on web, are misleading on what this property is today - you can tell by the hedge they are very old. Cleaning was a little upsetting. Full internal bin, sock on kitchen worktop, mould in teapot (which we cleaned!) microwave was dirty with meat spatters inside. Children play area was with bark in photos but is with grass, needing a cut and lots of stinging nettles, which we tired to remove a few ourself. Sandpit was full of weeds. Photos show flowers pots, but these again were full of weeds. We were a family of 5, yet there was not enough cutlery for us to eat, I do not count a butter knife acceptable for an evening meal. Glasses were lacking. Not the experience the description of the price offered. Description needs updating to take into account current state of property. Photos are grossly misleading and I would recommend to avoid. We decided to go home early, as it was uncomfortable Plus point - a great view

  • Victoria

    Someone came and greeted us and explained how the various things worked ie the wood. We paid £70 for 5 days of wood (instead of the £50 which was advertised).We lost a day's worth of wood due to the owner not answering messages. So £70 for 4 days. The hot tub lid didn't fit however the tub was lovely when we used it, could have been a little warmer. The firepit was used when we had wood and we loved the experience. The children's play area was out of order so we couldn't use it. This was a huge disappointment as we had booked it partly for the children's area. We were told it was broken by the previous family staying which I understand was out of their hands however when we spoke to them prior to our holiday we weren't informed. We loved the uniqueness of the bus and the children adored sitting in the driver seat. Overall we did enjoy the stay we had. We would love to return once it has had some TLC and back to its former glory. It has so much potential.

  • Simon

    However on arrival, we were extremely disappointed. The accommodation was much more tired than we were led to believe and a number of things didn't work. There was no hot water, the wi-fi didn't work, the electrics tripped when we boiled the kettle and, despite paying £50 for wood, we never got in the hot tub because it didn't warm up sufficiently and the wood was damp so didn't burn properly. We were informed that the hot water and electrics would be fixed during our stay but they weren't. We were also told the hot water had only just broken, but when we looked in the visitor book, it had broken months ago. We would not recommend at all and if we could give it no stars, we would. When we contacted Sykes about the issues, they could not get in touch with the owners and offered a small goodwill gesture. It is not a good will gesture the facilities we paid for were not delivered. Avoid.

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