- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 2 nights
Secluded in the ancient Somerset village of Barwick, Rex the Bus is a joyfully quirky, expertly converted double-decker, with panoramic rural views and cosy comforts galore.
Although the bustling town of Yeovil is nearby, you’ll feel worlds away from anywhere as you hop on board, surrounded by a welcoming committee of grazing sheep and inquisitive chickens!
Flooded with daylight and furnished with everything you could possibly need, Rex is ideal for a small family escape, sleeping up to four guests in a snuggly kingsize bed and two standard-sized bunks.
You’ll even have a soft-glowing wood-burner, full Wi-Fi, and a TV to help keep you entertained, though with your own private paddock and so much wide open space all around, there’s plenty of scope to set your imagination free… or simply watch the kids play as you enjoy a well-deserved glass of wine on the furnished decking.
Later on, why not fire up the barbecue and enjoy a sizzling sunset supper all together? You won’t have to worry if it starts to rain, since there’s a well-equipped kitchen for convenient on-board catering, and plenty of cushion-strewn seating.
Oh, and with the driver’s cab fully intact, the kids can pretend they’re driving the bus anywhere they choose to go!
Additional facilities include a downstairs shower with plenty of piping hot water, and a loo and basin on the top deck – meaning there’ll be no queuing for draughty communal washrooms during your stay. Just sit back and enjoy those incredible country views, instead.Keep reading
At a glance
- A light-filled, luxuriously converted double-decker bus with quirky décor and plenty of home comforts.
- Rex is perfectly located in the pretty Somerset village of Barwick, just 1.5 miles from the bustling town of Yeovil.
- Expect to be greeted by panoramic country views… and a welcoming committee of chickens, sheep and assorted wildlife!
- On-board facilities include a shower and toilet, a well-equipped kitchen, a TV and Wi-Fi. There is a kingsize bed and 2 standard-size bunks to snuggle up in.
- Enjoy a barbecue together, or relax on the decking as the kids indulge their imaginations outside!
- Barwick has a village pub, and there is plenty to see and do in Yeovil and historic Sherborne close by. The Jurassic Coast is 35 minutes away by car.
- Family Friendly
If you can tear yourselves away – or you just don’t feel like cooking! – there are plenty of pubs and restaurants to sample in the surrounding area, including a friendly village pub in Barwick if you don’t want to stray too far.
Slightly further afield, Yeovil is brimming with shops and many different ways to while away your time, while nearby Sherborne boasts a distinctive honey-hued Abbey and a 16th century ‘castle’ built by Sir Walter Raleigh.
Prefer a lazy day by the sea? The sweeping World Heritage Jurassic Coast is just over half an hour away by car, ideal for fossil-hunting, rock-pooling… or just stretching out on a beach towel!
Indulge your carefree holiday spirits in whichever way you choose, before heading back to Rex the Bus to catch another incredible sunset from that magical, soft-lit decking.
Things to note
Check in after 3pm, check out by 10am. Regrettably, pets are not permitted due to the abundant livestock and surrounding wildlife.
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What the guests of Rex the Bus say
“A truly special and uniquely wonderful place to stay! A perfect blend of cosy, modern, and… bus! Super comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, lovely private outside area and parking! Lots for the children to explore! We all had so much fun ‘driving’ the bus and pretending to be different passengers! Our host Jo was wonderful too, we didn’t want to leave! And we will be back next year. Thanks Rex!”
“One of the best stays we’ve had as a family. The children absolutely loved Rex and we loved the old features kept/adapted. Not only was our stay made more comfortable by the extras provided, not normally provided with self-catering accommodation, the surroundings are beautiful.”
“Expect a hidden gem with a great host. The bus is a beautifully appointed get-away which is quirky and comfortable for couples or a family. It is set in a beautiful quaint village in rolling hillsides of Somerset. A great find and our only regret was not getting to stay longer.”