Luxury buses – who knew they were a thing? In a world filled with cool cottages, lavish lodges, royal retreats and tipis and yurts, the folk at The Bus Stop have set their sights on something, shall we say, a little more outside the box, in the form of old, retired buses – now transformed into chic overnight accommodation for friends, family and couples.
The hand-crafted buses lie on a Scottish working farm in the East Lothian countryside, boasting panoramic views of the Lammermuir Hills. Interiors-wise, they’re a world away from the buses you see on your daily commute – they’re more like chic cabins, done out in style for a cosy, Scandi-style vibe.
Nabbing one of them means you’ll kick-back in sumptuous bedrooms, decked out with king-sized beds for grown-ups and bunk-beds in the living area for children. You’ll also sleep under the stars, as the team have replaced all roofs with glass. Get tucked up with big mugs of tea and a few slices of toast after dinner for a bit of star-gazing action. Our idea of heaven.
Dining can be done in the living area which is kitted out with comfy sofas, a dining table for four and your very own wood-burning stove, while the pampering can take place in the state-of-the-art bathrooms, complete with rainfall showers, luxury toiletries and fluffy towels and robes.
Out on your private decking area is where you’ll find your bubbling wood-fired hot tub, sun loungers and BBQ and fire pit – incase you’re in the mood for a spot of alfresco fun.
And because you’ll be staying on a working farm, there’s plenty to do and explore during the day. Witness the day-to-day running of the farm, see the animals, go horse-riding, embark on a major afternoon walk with the troops, or mooch the on-site farm larder.
You’ll find one of the nearby stables is home to a number of holiday essentials, from wine and beer, to milk, artisan bread, fresh eggs and ice cream. You can also buy alpaca wool products, home-baking bits and bobs and a selection of other local produce to help you feel at home – and feed little mouths!