Step inside a classic mystery novel, in a characterful double decker bus set on the grounds of a North Devon country house.
Infused with all the elegance of Agatha Christie's classic novels, Bertrams, recently featured on BBC's 'Gone Fishing', is located on the lush green grounds of Fosfelle Country House, a mere stone's throw from the spectacular North Devon coast.
An original London double decker bus, Bertrams is comfortably styled in authentic 1950s design, imbued with a cosy literary feel. Step inside to discover plenty of lovingly hand-picked accessories that will take you blissfully back in time, complete with a ready-made mystery to solve! If you're a budding Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot, simply guess the thirteen Agatha Christie book titles from the clever clues dotted around the bus.
Meanwhile, simply watch the natural world go by from the characterful comfort of Bertrams, which sleeps up to five people. Discover a wonderfully roomy living area on the upper deck, featuring a library full of Agatha Christie classics. You'll also find a working vinyl record player and a 1950's radio, along with a squishy sofa and a TV.
Enjoy fresh green views from the kitchen and dining area, also located on the upper deck, and equipped with everything you need to whip up a family feast (in fact, why not try baking a loaf of Giant's Bread?)
There's a double bedroom nestled at the back of the bus, with the master double and a full-sized single day bed situated downstairs - complete with a Curtain for privacy, of course.
You'll find the shower and WC room downstairs too, along with comfy seating and a bar area. Chat with your loved ones to your heart's content....just try not to set the Cat Among the Pigeons!
If you prefer al fresco catch-ups, you can enjoy the privacy of your very own garden, complete with furniture. Or perhaps while away some time by strolling through the grounds, where you'll meet some friendly, free-roaming alpacas. If you're an animal lover, why not go and say hello to the resident pygmy goats, miniature donkeys and rare-breed chickens, too?
You'll enjoy other useful facilities such as an exciting games room complete with table tennis, pool, darts, giant chess, air hockey, not to mention a chill area with TV. Then there is that all important hot tub and even a separate children's play area! Meanwhile, two sparkling fishing lakes provide the ideal picnic spot.
Of course, if you feel like venturing further afield, all the delights of the North Devon coast are waiting outside your door. With so much to enjoy in the local area, why not simply jump in the car and head off to a scenic Destination Unknown?
Retire on board your holiday haven by evening, as you contemplate the wonderful mysteries of the days ahead...just how will you spend your time At Bertram's Hotel?
Region: Hartland, Devon
Cost (from): £136 per night
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 842
FacilitiesSleeps 5, double bed, twin beds, sofa/day bed, bedding provided, kitchen, shower/toilet room, dining area, sitting room area, sofa, armchairs, patio, hot tub, garden.
Onsite: Alpacas, other animals, children's playground. Offsite: Paddle boarding, surfing, beaches, coastal walks, cycling, horse riding, rock climbing, rowing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, coasteering, fishing.
At a glance
- Fully self-contained double decker bus, styled in authentic 1950s designed and themed around Agatha Christie's classic novels. Sleeps up to five people.
- Bertrams is set on the grounds of Fosfelle Country House, and is an ideal base for exploring the North Devon coast.
- You will have access to a private garden and parking.
- A light lunch is provided to holiday makers on arrival which will be left in the fridge on the bus.
- There is an on-site games room, children's play area, hot tub and two fishing lakes. The grounds are home to free-roaming alpacas, as well as goats, chickens and donkeys.
- Guess the thirteen Agatha Christie book titles from clever clues dotted around the bus and solve the mystery!