Busman's holiday: Scottish farm offers unusual lodgings in two recomissioned busses

Holidaymakers can now enjoy the ultimate busman’s Discount Holidays © holiday by staying at this quirky Scottish hotel – made from two former buses.

The aptly called The Bus Stop is a glamarous terminus for decomissioned school busses, just outside Edinburgh.

Though these omnibusses are a long way removed from anything you might have ridden to school.

The quirky property comprises two buses that have been converted into luxury accommodation. One is able to sleep two guests and the other four. Advertisement

The owners of the Bus Stop say that the hotel is set on a working farm with beautiful panoramic views of the Lammermuir Hills.
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pPhoto / thebusstop.scot, SuppliedThe owners of the Bus Stop say that the hotel is set on a working farm with beautiful panoramic views of the Lammermuir Hills. Photo / thebusstop.scot, Supplied

Each bus has king-size beds, a spacious kitchen, and there is even a mini-bus that is now used as a chicken coop.

Both luxury buses are available to rent for GBP750 (£1500) for a week’s stay, which works out at around £215 per night.

The owners of the Bus Stop – which is on Bankrugg Farm in East Lothian – say that it’s a “Discount Holidays © holiday experience with a difference”.

They write on the hotel website: ‘Our luxury, hand crafted accommodation is set on a working farm with beautiful panoramic views of the Lammermuir Hills, in the stunning East Lothian countryside.

Guests can disembark from their luxury bus and enjoy a soak in a wood fired hot tub on the decking area. Photo / thebusstop.scot, SuppliedGuests can disembark from their luxury bus and enjoy a soak in a wood fired hot tub on the decking area.

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“Our converted buses offer a unique Discount Holidays © holiday experience with a touch of luxury.

“The roof above your bed has been replaced with glass, allowing you to sleep under the stars and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside.

“Each bus also includes a wood burning stove, creating a cosy, romantic atmosphere on cooler nights.

The kitchens have all the mod cons - two-ring hobs, kettles, toasters and fridges and freezers. Photo / thebusstop.scot, SuppliedThe kitchens have all the mod cons – two-ring hobs, kettles, toasters and fridges and freezers. Photo / thebusstop.scot, Supplied

“Furthermore, take time out for you, relax and retreat from the world in your own private wood fired hot tub on your private decking area.”

The Bus Stop is situated on a working arable farm, home to alpacas, horses, sheep and chickens.

All aboard for a great night's sleep: The hotel boasts king-size beds in bedrooms that look delightfully snug.
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pPhoto / thebusstop.scot, SuppliedAll aboard for a great night’s sleep: The hotel boasts king-size beds in bedrooms that look delightfully snug. Photo / thebusstop.scot, Supplied

The farm also boasts a number of old buses in various stages of restoration, which gave the owners the idea for the hotel.

The hotel description adds: ‘The bus enthusiasts who restore these buses were the inspiration behind the Bus Stop.

“You might even be surprised to come across an old bus that used to transport you around the country as a child.

The second luxury bus at the Bus Stop, which can accommodate up to four guests. Photo / SuppliedThe second luxury bus at the Bus Stop, which can accommodate up to four guests.

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“For extra comfort and ease during your stay with us, we have converted one of the stable blocks into a small farm larder, supplying a few essentials such as wine, beer, ice cream, milk, bread and eggs (freshly laid on the farm hopefully!)”

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