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“Can we live here!”
The Red Bus
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The Red Bus
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18 reviews
The Red Bus
The lower deck
A neat kitchen area
Good cooking facilities
Properly equipped
A flexible dining area
Romantic and cosy
The downstairs cabin sleeps two
The upper deck
A cosy TV area
DVDs and children's books provided
Comfortable too
The top 'double' cabin
One of the children's cabins
Bathroom on the upper deck
'A loo with a view'
Shower facilities in a separate outbuilding
Lots of space on the decking outside
Al fresco dining
Spectacular views and wonderful walks
Enjoy a pow-wow round the firepit
Friendly goats
The Red Bus-stop
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Newnham-on-Severn, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England

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abelfy
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
“Can we live here!”
Reviewed November 9, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

This was surely the most unusual but fantastic mini break to date. From arriving to the time of departure we were totally relaxed. The setting, the accommodation, the friendly goats and the reception we had was second to none. It was the greeting with the goody hamper that set us up for the first night. would we go again? we would be mad not to! So when can we buy it???

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Parakeet2...
1 review
“Amazing time on the red bus”
Reviewed October 29, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We stayed for 2 nights and did not want to leave, it was not long enough. The bus was amazing and it was so comfortable and so much fun. The surrroinsing area is peaceful and idyllic, everything was thought about and it was such a fun stay.

We loved it so much that we have booked to Return next year.

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tonibarto...
Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
“what a magical place”
Reviewed September 14, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Spent a lovely week, in a beautiful setting, on a quirky and extremely comfortable red bus.
The welcome pack was lovely and much appreciated and this was cooked on the outside fire. Jane and Lee, as well as Lee parents were very friendly and made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived.
We loved every moment of our stay, from feeding the goats, to the fairy lights in the evening, to sitting on the toilet- what a view.
We cant find any fault and will be going back again.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Elsje K
Asthead
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Idyllic, iconic, inspirational, impressive, indulgent - just marvellous”
Reviewed September 11, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Lovely caring touches abound from this classic... From gorgeous hamper with Prosecco, eggs, sausages, bacon & butter to cosy comfortable warm beds and an amazing firepit plus beautiful vintage decor (and a loo with a view!), to overlooking goat and sheep pastures plus allowing our dog to roam & become best friends with one of their rescue goats, to helpful information about the local area (thanks for the classic cinema at 2.50 suggestion, we loved the venue and movie on the rainy day) - this has been the best stay ever, thank you Jane and Lee. (ps Local things to do are plentiful (we adored Puzzlewood and the Iron ore mine/cave, were awestruck by the beauty even just driving around, , enjoyed Maize Maze - to mention but a few!)

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Liked best: Tossup between the firepit with a view and loo with a view
Liked least: leaving
Traveling group: Extended Family
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“A wonderful place to stay!”
Reviewed August 26, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had a wonderful three night stay, the bus was perfect for our family (2 adults, 11 and 7 yr old children and one very active dog).
We were so comfortable we never got to the local pub in the evenings for a meal and the children loved cooking on the open fire.
The welcome goodies are inspired and I won't ruin the surprise!
The view when you walk up the opposite field is amazing.
This bus only opened this summer, all I can say is book now, before everyone finds it!!

Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family
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JBLALondo...
London
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Unique and unmissable experience”
Reviewed August 14, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

A relative who knows his buses told us that Bristol VRs were beautiful buses in their time. Well this Bristol VR must be the most beautiful one of all! The craftsmanship and imagination that has gone into its conversion is almost as impressive as the views out of the windows, from the decking and from the firepit area. It is of course limited for space so the bedroom areas are quite tight. There's a small bathroom with toilet at the front of the top deck ahead of the stairs so reasonably well separated with a curtained entrance, but a far more spacious shower room in a building just a few steps away (it would be great if a loo could be put in there too). Outside of the doors there's acres of fields to explore and meet the goats, sheep and horses. Lovely hosts and dog friendly (bottom deck only and owner's dogs show their visitor around).

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Traveling group: Teenagers
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75PeteB75
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Quirky, comfy back to nature!”
Reviewed August 8, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We loved our 4 night stay in the beatifully converted red bus. The owners have done a truly amazing job of converting the space into really comfortable accommodation. Waking each morning to the sound of sheep bleating across the hillside and then enjoying a morning coffee outside with the most wonderful country view... it was literally a breath of fresh air.

Plenty to do locally to keep our young family occupied; cycling and 'go-ape' in the near by Forest of Dean, a day canoeing down the River Wye to Symonds Yat, a visit to the Dutch Gardens in Westbury. After a busy days activities, what better way to spend the evening than gathered round the camp fire just below the bus.

We really did love it here and can't recommend a stay in the bus highly enough!

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Liked best: Everything
Traveling group: Young Children
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