The Majestic Bus
A blissful bus beautifully converted into soothing space perfect for living the natural life, surrounded by rolling hills and colourful flowers in hearty Herefordshire countryside.
Take your seats on the Majestic Bus, a unique, perfectly panoramic living space that represents natureful living at its finest, with refreshingly wonderful views both inside and out.
Featured on George Clarke's ‘Amazing Spaces' TV programme, and showcased in numerous publications including The Times, Cosmopolitan and the Sunday Telegraph, you'll soon find a stay aboard The Majestic Bus is exactly that!
Situated near bookish Hay-on-Wye in the Herefordshire countryside, you'll enjoy gorgeously green views, peppered with plenty of sweet-scented flowers, from the very moment you arrive at your stop. The lovingly converted 1960s Bedford Panorama bus accommodates eight people in total, with four sleeping on the bus and the other four camping outside in the fresh air.
It's not hard to see why George Clarke was so captivated by this bountiful bus! The décor is bright, light and charming throughout, with furniture and fittings that have been created from quality materials and fine attention to detail. In summer time you'll find fresh-cut garden flowers inside to brighten your days, whilst the wooden flooring, painted pine boarding and hand-built units will make you feel as though you're in a luxury hotel suite right in the middle of fresh countryside!
You'll find all you need inside to enjoy a relaxing stay, from a gas cooker and fridge for whipping up on-board feasts, to a woodburning stove to keep everybody toasty no matter what the weather decides to throw at you. You'll find a cosy double bed too, with a clever sofa that folds into an additional double if needed. There's no need to worry about your carbon footprint, either, with solar panels on the roof to provide lighting and electricity for charging devices.
As you're on holiday, why not venture out into the open, with a two-level decking area perfect for picnicking and stargazing alike (the low light pollution and dark skies here make it the perfect setting for this)! There are level grass areas around the bus where a tent can be pitched to accommodate larger groups, and you'll find a fire pit to huddle around and toast marshmallows as you sing campfire songs.
Your purpose-built bath-house-with-a-view awaits you just a few metres away from the bus, featuring an indulgent roll-top bath with shower over, a flushing toilet and a wood-burner, along with plenty of softly twinkling tea-lights...it's hard to imagine a bathing experience so rurally romantic!
Venturing out, you'll find you're perfectly positioned to enjoy the natural landscape of the Radnorshire Hills, with its thriving wildlife and plenty of footpaths to take you into unspoilt valleys and pastures. Offa's Dyke is just a few fields away, with plenty of historic markers to discover along your way.
There are plenty of places to visit nearby - perhaps start by travelling into Hay-on-Wye, the characterful market town full of bookshops, independent galleries and quirky cafes. You'll find plenty of events all year round (including the famous Hay Festival in May), and if you're in the mood to stretch your legs why not stroll along the Bailey Riverside walk to local conservation area The Warren, with its prettily picturesque beach?
Lovers of outdoor activity will find pursuits including canoeing, pony trekking, mountain biking and tennis in Hay-on-Wye, and for those who want to travel even further afield, the bracing Brecon Beacons National Park is just a half-hour drive away.
So don't miss your stop for The Majestic Bus, a seriously Amazing Space that will bring you back to nature in sensuous style!
Things to note
Minimum booking is 2-3 nights depending on season/time of week. Children of all ages are welcome, smoking is in permitted areas only and not inside the bus, check-in time is 3pm, checkout 11am, dogs are sometimes permitted on prior arrangement, please enquire directly for details.
Tried and tested
"What a wonderful couple of days, everything was just
perfect, so much to see and do here in this tranquil setting. The birds,
flowers and wildlife we have seen are too many to mention. We have enjoyed the
bus life very much and will be back I'm sure. We walked to Hergest Ridge
yesterday, what beautiful countryside; we came back tired but happy. Thank you
for the very tasty lemon cake, the best I've tasted for a long time. Yes, and
the bath was heavenly!"
Dawn and John
"We've had a super stay at The Majestic Bus! From the fire
pit to the swing ball and the bbq to the comfy interior we have thoroughly
enjoyed ourselves. The lemon cake was a lovely treat and the bathroom was very
much appreciated by the teenage girls! We all slept like babies and hanged around
your beautiful garden by day. We fell in love with Hay-on-Wye and also how
remote we felt. Back to real life now after a wonderful rest. Bye Majestic Bus,
hope to see you again one day!"
Rachel, Esme and Imogen with campers Charlotte, Bobby and Ted
"Third visit to the majestic bus and still as enchanted by
the peace and tranquility of it all as the first visit .This romantic bus makes
my heart and soul smile, enables us to find the much need break from the everyday
and to find each other. Rob and Layla, you really do have a gem of a place here
and long may it continue. Look forward to our next visit. Drizzle cake amazing
by the way!"
Darren and Debbie
Region: Brilley, Herefordshire
Cost (from): £145 per night
Sleeps: 4 (+ 4 in tent)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 397
Sleeps up to 4, double bed, double sofa bed, bedding & towels provided, fresh flowers, bath house (few metres from bus), roll-top bath, shower, toiletries, kitchen/dining area, wood burning stove, logs provided, oven, hobs, kettle, fridge, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, condiments provided, solar power socket, solar lights, deck, fire pit. An additional 4 people can pitch up in tents outside the bus.
Walking, hiking, wildlife spotting, galleries, craft shops, cinema, festivals, river walks, beaches, cycling, horse riding, pony trekking, fishing, tennis courts, canoeing, monuments, castles.
At a glance
- Converted 1960s Bedford Panorama bus situated in a flower garden close to Hay-on-Wye, on the edge of the Radnorshire Hills in Herefordshire.
- The bus sleeps up to four people, while camping pitches outside sleep up to a further four. There is a custom-built bathroom on site.
- The site is private and for the exclusive use of Majestic Bus guests, in a tranquil setting, with low light pollution meaning dark skies - perfect for star-gazing!
- Linen, bedding and towels are supplied for the bus; anyone camping outside is required to bring these. A net of logs, plus condiments and tea/coffee, are also provided.
- The bus is close to Hay-on-Wye and plenty of other market towns, with the Brecon Beacons half an hour away by car.