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The Red Bus!

Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire (Ref. 990350)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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  • “We’ve just returned from a week on the Red bus.”

    There were 5 of us, 2 adults, three kids and we had a brilliant time. The bedding was freshly laundered and kept us lovely and warm throughout our stay. The kids loved the bunk beds hidden away in the side of the bus. The hot tub was a great addition and even when we didn’t light it until 2 or 3pm it was hot enough for a 9pm dip. It does take a bit of a commitment to keep the fire lit however the owners are happy to help if needed. A highlight for us were the goats in the field in front, such ...

    There were 5 of us, 2 adults, three kids and we had a brilliant time. The bedding was freshly laundered and kept us lovely and warm throughout our stay. The kids loved the bunk beds hidden away in the side of the bus. The hot tub was a great addition and even when we didn’t light it until 2 or 3pm it was hot enough for a 9pm dip. It does take a bit of a commitment to keep the fire lit however the owners are happy to help if needed. A highlight for us were the goats in the field in front, such characters!

    - Mrs Bagwell, August 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are delighted you and the kids enjoyed your stay and made good use of the facilities available. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Owner relations

The property

The Red Bus is one of the most unique places you could spend a weekend.

Set in a beautifully secluded spot adjoining a paddock, with the friendly goats as neighbours!

With a children's play area directly in front of the bus this turly is a great escape for families. Much skill and imagination has been employed to renovate this 1982 Metro bus to create an attractive and practical living space on both floors.

It really is a characterful and cosy space with charming décor and furnishings, all designed with comfort in mind.

However, what makes this place truly special is its settings there is wildlife in abundance with lots of wonderful walks right on you doorstep.

Simply walk through the owners land and you are in Hangman’s wood, where you can walk for miles undisturbed.

The views over the wooded hills of the Forest of Dean are not to be beaten. Newnham-on-Severn nestles on the banks of the River Severn.

The Royal Forest of Dean is nearby providing plenty of opportunity to go for walks within the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside.

A little further afield, discover the beautiful Malvern Hills, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacon National Park.

A great location for a relaxing break or activity holiday at any time of year.

You will soon find yourself sinking into the countryside lifestyle while taking in the fresh air and breath taking views – The Red Bus is an unusual, quirky property that will put a smile on your face no matter what the weather!

Summary

  • The Red Bus
  • Two bedrooms and 2 sets of child bunks: 1 x ground floor double with wall mounted TV (limited head room), 1 x first floor/upper deck double with TV (limited head room), 2 x child bunks with narrow single mattress
  • 1 x first floor/upper deck small WC and basin, 1 x external private outbuilding with shower (NB head height is 68 inches (1m 73) 1 x ground floor kitchen and dining area, 1 x first floor/upper deck living area
  • Children's play area with climbing frame,
  • Electric panel heaters
  • Oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, coffee machine
  • TV, DVD, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Decking area which has a picnic table and further seating
  • A fire pit with cooking utensils, shared sandpit and toys for young children
  • play area with large climbing frame
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome at £25 per dog per week (downstairs only), sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Wood fired Hot tub available for £50 for 5 nights & under or £70 for 7 nights and over, this is to be paid directly to the owner upon arrival
  • Due to the layout of the hot tub, it is not permitted for children under the age of 12 to use, any children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • PLEASE NOTE: the owner will instruct on the use of the Hot Tub, however the running of the hot tub is the responsibility of the guests. This property can accommodate 8 people a maximum of 4 adults and 4 children, best suited for a total of 6 guests
  • Note: Due to the nature of the property it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Not suitable for children under 4 years old
  • Note: Maximum standing height on the bus is 68in (1m 73)

About the location

NEWNHAM-ON-SEVERN

Gloucester 13 miles.

The thriving village of Newnham-on-Severn nestles on the banks of the River Severn. The village is steeped in history, and offers specialist shops to suit all interests, along with traditional pubs and cafes. This charming village, part of which is designated Conservation Area, has a tree-lined main street, many listed buildings, a striking central clock tower and is ideally located for watching the spectacular Severn Bore. The Royal Forest of Dean, England's largest oak forest, offers numerous trails that can be explored on foot, bicycle or horseback. Caving, abseiling and a high-wire rope course are on offer for the more adventurous, while fishing, golf, kayaking and canoeing are also available. Gloucester is just a short drive away, where you will find Roman foundations, Victorian docklands and a spectacular Norman cathedral (whose cloisters were used in the Harry Potter films). Littledean with its unique Jail Museum and Quadrophenia Collection, Westbury Court Garden, the only restored water garden in the country and the ancient caves and eerie caverns of Clearwell Caves (as seen in Dr Who and Merlin) make a great family day out. The ancient market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth have excellent shops, pubs and restaurants, plus many black and white timbered buildings, or visit the historic walled town of Chepstow with its celebrated race course and impressive Norman castle. A little further afield, discover the beautiful Malvern Hills, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacon National Park. A great location for a relaxing break or activity holiday at any time of year.

Note: This property can accommodate 8 people at a maximum of 4 adults and 4 children. Due to the layout of the property it is best suited for 6 people in total
Note: Due to the nature of the property it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
Note: Not suitable for children under 4 years old due to the stairs
Note: Maximum standing height on the bus is 68 inches (1m 73).
Note: Dogs are welcome but are only allowed on the ground floor/lower deck of the bus.
£25 pet charge per pet per holiday.
Note: The property is located in the owners ground, along with The Tin Barn (990351) and Rose Cottage (988872)
Note: The owners friendly dogs will be seen around the grounds.
PLEASE NOTE:
the owner will instruct on the use of the Hot Tub, however the running of the hot tub is the responsibility of the guests.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas