Exclusive hire of a vintage bus with relaxed Scandi-style interiors, sustainable comfort, and a friendly driver ready and waiting to take you on a unique, fully-catered tour of unspoilt Cornish nature.
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathroom: Communal
  • Minimum stay: 5-7 nights

As unlike a standard ‘holiday bus tour’ as it’s possible to get, Scarangar Private Bus was created to unleash the curious adventurer in everyone, personally introducing guests to Cornwall’s most magical nature-spots.

Just grab your favourite people and get ready to enjoy a whimsical escape aboard a vintage British double-decker bus, beautifully renovated and exclusive to you and your guests. Up to ten people can come along for the ride… and don’t worry, no-one has to be the ‘designated driver’!

Neither will you have to struggle with the satnav, or even bring food supplies. Why? Your bus comes complete with a friendly local driver and host. They will effortlessly transport you to each stunning location, be your knowledgeable guide, and even cook three delicious meals for your group each day.

All you have to do is choose from a range of bespoke five or seven-day tours that encapsulate the magnificent beauty of the Cornish coast or wilderness, and you’re away!

You’ll be away in serious style, too. Committed to sustainability, you’ll find Scarangar have equipped your freshly-painted, Scandi-inspired bus with re-used and upcycled materials wherever possible, along with eco-friendly products that promise to make your holiday’s carbon footprint refreshingly light.

However, none of this means you’ll be light on comfort. For starters, there’s a comfy eight-bed dorm on the lower deck. Each individual sleeping pod features a single foam bed, a USB socket, an LED bed-light… and the essential blackout privacy curtains.

You’ll have individual storage space, too – though it’s recommended that you don’t pack everything but the kitchen sink! There’s one of those in the well-equipped kitchen, also on the lower deck.

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At a glance

  • Exclusive hire of a vintage double-decker bus, sleeping up to 10 guests.
  • Your group will have a dedicated driver/host who will drive and guide you through your chosen 5 or 7-day tour of Cornwall’s unspoilt coast or wilderness.
  • There is a communal 8-bed dorm with individual sleeping spaces on the lower deck of each bus, and a 2-bed bunk on the top.
  • Lounge facilities and games are provided, and there is a barbecue and awning outside for epic evening get-togethers. Your driver/host will cook 3 meals a day for your group.
  • Generous shower facilities and Wi-Fi are provided at the campsites you’ll visit along your chosen tour’s route. Please bring your own towels.

Features

  • Family Friendly
  • Large Groups
  • Off-Grid
  • Seaside Breaks

Facilities

Per bus: lower deck 8-bed dorm, each pod equipped with single foam bed, small storage box/storage unit, double USB socket, LED bed light, blackout privacy curtains. Kitchen with dinnerware, utensils, fridge, sink with running water, heating system. Upper deck chill-out area with couches, pillows, blankets, board games, 2-bed bunk with amenities, safe. Outside: awning, seating with table, portable barbecue, selection of outdoor games.

Local Activities

Please see Scarangar’s website for information about the different activities and facilities for each trip.

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Meanwhile, there’s plenty of space to catch up all together on the roomy top deck (where the cool kids always sit!) Festooned with squishy couches, pillows, and soft blankets, it’s also an ideal viewing platform for when the bus is on the move.

Here you can crack open a board game, open a good book, or set the perfect background mood with the DAB digital radio provided… your choice. There’s additional bunk-space for two more guests, too, with the same amenities as you’ll find downstairs.

What else? There’s a large awning and a portable barbecue for al fresco summer feasts, and a fun selection of outdoor games to help you work off the calories later on.

Oh, and your chosen tour includes a selection of welcoming campsites that you’ll visit along the route. Each is on hand with clean toilet and shower facilities, a few additional treats… and Wi-Fi, should you need it. Though we’ve got a sneaking feeling that you probably won’t.

Things to note

Private hire must be booked with an established 5 or 7-day tour only, please see Scarangar’s website for details and to enquire. Regrettably, pets are not permitted. Please note that the buses are currently not wheelchair-accessible, or suited to guests with reduced mobility.

 

Where you'll be staying

Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall

What the guests of Scarangar Private Bus say

“Wow, what an amazingly unique experience! The bus was stunningly designed, cosy little beds with a spacious upstairs communal area, there were always great views on the bus around the Cornish coast and the staff were so welcoming and friendly. This really is a once-in-a-lifetime trip!”

“Loving the holiday bus concept. Such a fun way to share space and explore the sights and surf of Cornwall. The team are so passionate about sharing beautiful spots in Cornwall.”

“It was just so wonderful I really enjoyed the whole trip. Spending 5 days in nature on the coastal path and on the ocean, having time to just chill and read and be wholesome. It was a great digital detox and allowed me to appreciate what is on my doorstep in Cornwall instead of feeling the need to fly away somewhere else, so it’s also better for the environment than everyone getting flights away somewhere when you can enjoy yourself here in the UK.”

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