Have yourselves a big ol’ slice of Americana, lovingly created for memory-making and primed for fresh-air fun in the beautiful Somerset countryside.
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: Open plan
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Boarding a school bus isn’t known to inspire immediate thoughts of fun, laughter, and high-end relaxation… at least not until now!

Long Beach School Bus is an iconic yellow ‘skoolie’ (of the type you’ve seen on many a classic American movie), faithfully transporting 70 kids to and from schools in the US of A right up until June 2021.

Now, after a funky, comfort-filled makeover, this authentic Skoolie is a unique glamping retreat that’s made for memory-making. Just about everything you’ll need for an ‘escape the real world’ break has been gainfully provided – and a little more besides!

Sleeping up to six lucky passengers, there’s a snuggly kingsize bed to the rear of the bus, complete with a toasty electric blanket and mesmerising morning views from three sides. Two more full-size singles and a sumptuous sofa bed ensure you’ll all get plenty of shut-eye…

…especially since you’ll be curling up with John Lewis mattresses, hotel-grade pillows, duck down duvets, and fresh Egyptian cotton sheets.

But that’s not all! The owners are big fans of a good kitchen, so they’ve made sure there’s one on board – with a fabulous gas hob, oven and grill, tools galore, a cool fridge and even a freezer for that all-important G&T ice. And since there’s a ‘proper’ dining table both inside and out, you can choose your dinner-views. There’s a full-on BBQ and lovely firepit for stargazing later on, too.

What about bathroom facilities? Well, you can lather up in the piping-hot onboard shower, with a stack of fluffy towels to wrap up in afterwards. Oh, and there’s even a proper flushing loo!

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At a glance

  • An authentic, lovingly converted American School Bus perfect for couples, groups, and families in top-class comfort.
  • Well-equipped kitchen and shower facilities on board, plus a flushing loo.
  • Thoughtful ‘extras’ include an illuminated mirror and a plug socket for your hairdryer, a selection of books and games, toasty underfloor heating, a wood burner, plenty of power points.
  • Fire up the barbecue on sunny evenings and enjoy a sizzling al fresco supper at your outdoor dining table (there’s an indoor table too, if needed!)
  • A kingsize bed, two full-size singles and a sofa bed sleep up to 6 guests.
  • For 2023, Long Beach School Bus is parked at Petruth Paddocks in Somerset, a ‘free range’ campsite with a dedicated family field, food and drink on site, easy access to the coast, and a wealth of attractions close by.


  • Family Friendly


Original driver’s cab area, kitchen with gas oven, grill, hob, fridge freezer, sink, cooking and dining equipment, storage and surface space, dining table and chairs, sofa bed, selection of books and games, lighting, underfloor heating, eco wood burning stove, kingsize bed, two full-sized singles, storage. Shower, towels, flushing WC, 240v sockets, illuminated mirror. Outside: firepit, barbecue, garden table and chairs.

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Though we’re sure you’ll agree that it’s the details that really make a break. Details like lots of open-able windows, underfloor heating, illuminated mirrors (with a plug in hairdryer-reaching distance!), lighting both inside and out, plenty of storage space… and a driver’s seat with all the original bus-buttons intact, to delight big and little kids alike!

And then there’s the enchanting location you’ll be parked in. A wide open, free-range campsite that’s positioned near the sweeping Somerset coast, there’s a fabulous Family Field, complete with a kids’ activity area (who fancies playing in an old Land Rover?) and picnic benches for parents to keep an eye on the proceedings.

There’s also a coffee shack, stone-baked pizzas, milkshakes, and an on-site shop for stocking up on holiday essentials. And with not one but nine incredible beaches, plus a wealth of restaurants, activities, and historic hotspots in ridiculously easy reach, this really is the school trip of a lifetime!

Things to note

Check in from 2pm, check out by 11am. Pets are not permitted.

Where you'll be staying

Cheddar, Somerset

What the guests of Long Beach School Bus say

“We had a fantastic time staying on the bus! It’s so well decked out and really comfortable to sleep in.”

“The kids enjoyed sitting in the drivers seat pretending to drive the bus – this kept them entertained for most of our stay!”

“Totally awesome experience! Really stylish interior in the bus, comfy bed, fully equipped kitchen.”

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