- Sleeps: 2
- Bedroom: 1
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 1 night
Faithfully transporting children to and from school in 1970s Canada, Blue Dominator Bus has since retired to live on a family-run farm in Devon.
An idyllic rural setting that’s close to the Somerset and Dorset borders, you’ll step on board the striking blue bus after following a private track in a secluded glade, with wide open countryside views that promise to soothe your weary souls!
Sleeping two guests and their best four-legged friend, the bus is gloriously light and spacious inside, equipped with everything you’ll need to relax and unwind. Off-grid and furnished in calming retro style, the effect is soft and comforting, with plenty of cushions and light wood throughout.
Relax by the woodburner after a day of exploring the sweeping World Heritage Jurassic Coast, or whip up a tasty feast in the well-equipped kitchen, to enjoy at the dining-table-with-a-view.
Of course, since you’re staying on a bus, there are plenty of original fixtures and fittings to capture your attention, too – such as the driver’s wheel and control panel. Simply take your place in the leather driving seat, and imagine you’re cruising through the countryside, without a care in the world!
Later on, watch the sun sinking over the trees from your furnished al fresco space, firing up the barbecue for a sizzling supper. If you’re not ready to go inside just yet, how about lighting the firepit and breaking open a packet of marshmallows, as you await the appearance of those soft-twinkling stars?
When it’s finally time to turn in, you’ll discover a relaxing bedroom compartment back on board, gainfully equipped with a downy double bed that’s flanked by windows, for soothing morning views.Keep reading
At a glance
- A retro-styled 1970s Canadian school bus, privately secluded on a family-run farm in Devon, close to the Dorset and Somerset borders.
- The bus sleeps 2 guests in a double bedroom compartment. One well-behaved dog is also permitted.
- Off-grid and fully self-contained, there is a well-equipped kitchen and a wet room-style shower with an integrated WC on board.
- Relax in your furnished al fresco space, complete with barbecue, firepit, and glorious countryside views.
- The coastal towns of Lyme Regis and Seaton are close by, and there is a wealth of shops and restaurants in easy distance. There is also a vineyard just a short walk from the bus!
- Dog Friendly
Vintage off-grid bus, sleeps 2 guests. Lounge area with seating, cushions, wood burner with logs, kitchen with gas oven, hob, thermoelectric cool box, dining table with 2 chairs, bedroom compartment with double bed, wet room-style shower with integrated WC. Outside: seating, charcoal barbecue, firepit, private off-road parking for 1 car.
Walking, cycling, nature watching, vineyards, historic sites, market towns, shops, pubs, restaurants
After a long, lazy breakfast, freshen up in your wet room-style shower, and get on with the important business of planning the day ahead! Given your close proximity to Devon, Dorset, and Somerset, you’ll feel completely spoilt for choice of things to see and do… so you may be a while deciding.
If you’re in the mood for a traditional day out by the seaside – complete with ice cream and a slap-up fish and chip supper! – the coastal towns of Seaton and Lyme Regis are a short drive away. Meanwhile, the market town of Axminster is close by, if you enjoy weaving your way through independent shops and cafés.
Prefer staying close to the bus? Just a short walk away lies Castlewood Vineyard, beautifully nestled beneath the Iron Age fort of Musbury Castle. Here, fine wine and fine views combine perfectly.
Indulge in both to your hearts’ content, before heading back for another wonderful evening on board your relaxing retro retreat.
Things to note
There is no TV or internet access, but an excellent 4G signal if needed.