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'TEXAS' - American School Bus
5 reviews
· Barrow, England
8 acres
1 unit
1 Glamping
Texas School Bus – an authentic, beautifully converted American School Bus for a memory-filled (and Insta-worthy!) stay on a welcoming Suffolk site full of fun and adventure. Freshly retired from the highways of Houston, Texas School Bus is the iconic split-screen American Yellow School Bus – or ‘Skoolie’ for aficionados – lovingly converted into a truly unique Glamping retreat. Gloriously spacious, there’s plenty to delight couples, families, and groups of friends alike. For starters, you’ll have a proper kitchen to whip up your own school dinners complete with a gas oven, hob, grill, sink, and cooking equipment galore (There’s even a seriously cool fridge freezer, to help you chill those essential holiday tipples!) Enjoy gastronomic delights at the dining table while enjoying the views through the panoramic windows, or outside enjoying a sizzling sunset supper on the barbecue. With toasty underfloor heating and a clean-burning wood stove you’ll be gorgeously snug. There’s a thoughtfully-chosen selection of books and games on board, and if music’s more your thing, remember to bring your Bluetooth speaker and choose your own groove. You could even plonk yourself down in the driver’s seat if you like…with the original cab fully intact, you can travel anywhere your imagination cares to take you! When it’s finally time to turn in, you’ll discover a king-sized John Lewis bed to the rear dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and a gorgeous duvet. Flanked by windows, you’ll wake up to stunning scenery. If you miss out on claiming this for yourself, you’ll also find two comfy, John Lewis full-sized singles, and a really good sofa bed too. Freshen up with a shower and fluffy towels (there’s even an illuminated mirror and a plug socket for your hairdryer!) then it’s on with the important business of planning your day. Parked at Church View Campsite @ the Suffolk Academy your cosy bus couldn’t be in a better spot for all kinds of adventure - from archery and karate to boot camp and an assault course! Here you’ll also find a fully-licensed bar, a shop, and delicious Thai food if you don’t feel like self-catering. Set within easy reach of Cambridge, Newmarket and Ipswich too, your epic school trip starts here! At a glance An authentic, lovingly converted American School Bus sleeping couples, groups, and families in top-class comfort. Well-equipped kitchen and shower facilities on board. Thoughtful ‘extras’ include an illuminated mirror and a plug socket for your hairdryer, a selection of books and games, toasty underfloor heating, an eco wood burner, Bluetooth speaker and power & charging points. Fire up the barbecue on sunny evenings and enjoy a sizzling al fresco supper at your outdoor dining table (there’s an indoor table too, if needed!) A kingsize bed, two full-size singles and a sofa bed sleeping up to 6 guests. Texas Yellow Bus is parked at Church View Campsite @ Suffolk Academy, a popular adventure and fitness site packed with games and activities with a licensed bar and eatery on site. Things to note Check in from 3pm, check out by 11am. Pets are not permitted. Facilities Authentic American School Bus, sleeps 6 guests. Original driver’s cab area, kitchen with gas oven, grill, hob, fridge freezer, sink, cooking and dining equipment, storage and surface space, dining table and chairs, sofa bed, selection of books and games, power for charging all your stuff, lighting, underfloor heating, eco wood burning stove, kingsize bed, two full-sized singles, storage. Shower, towels, 240v sockets, illuminated mirror. Outside: firepit, barbecue, garden table and chairs.
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Barrow, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by American School B.Joined in September 2021
7 Ratings · 5 reviews
Amie W.recommends
September 14, 2022
TEXAS the American School Bus!
Really cool experience
I booked this as a pre school treat, and it was a huge hit with the little ones. It’s been done up to a high standard inside and the beds are so comfy you might not want to leave
Petr K.recommends
August 20, 2022
TEXAS the American School Bus!
Two night stay for a birthday
Totally awesome experience! As close to a hotel stay as it gets in terms of convenience but still with a nice camping feel. Really stylish interior in the bus, comfy bed, fully equipped kitchen. Children were thrilled, the boy loved the driving seat and the girl the animals in the camp (Guinea pigs, rabbits and local cat). Thai massage and restaurant were very good, assault course next door (unrelated to the camp) also worth a visit for the active bunch. Highly recommend!
Jamie S.recommends
August 19, 2022
TEXAS the American School Bus!
Unique camping experience
The site is really well organised and the facilities are great. We really enjoyed the school bus, which is very well equipped and has lots of room. Highly recommended for an unusual stay which will keep the kids entertained!
Hollie M.recommends
July 27, 2022
TEXAS the American School Bus!
Great fun with children!
Stayed with two children (aged 8 and 6) and a baby. We all had a lovely time and the bus was well fitted out. The top bunk was too high for my children as there was little to stop them falling out but would be great if a little older. Curtains across the bunks were a lovely touch and gave some privacy. There was space to put up a travel cot in the living area so I slept next to this on the sofa bed which did the job. I’m told the actual beds were very comfortable and the duvets were lovely and warm! The kids enjoyed sitting in the drivers seat pretending to drive the bus - this kept them entertained for most of our stay! Plenty of plug sockets to charge devices, etc. The bus was very close to the toilets which was handy. There was a shower on board. We ordered from the Thai restaurant on site on the first night and the food was amazing! My only real criticism of our stay was that there was a draft coming through the door which made the living area get cold quickly at night but this wouldn’t stop me staying again.
Karen S.recommends
June 4, 2022
TEXAS the American School Bus!
All aboard!
We had a fantastic time staying on ‘Texas’! It’s so well decked out and really comfortable to sleep in. We were there with our 6 and 4 year olds who loved the bunk beds and ‘driving’ the bus! The campsite itself is well set-up and the owners were really helpful. An added bonus was the bus’s positioning - close to the toilets and showers (there’s no toilet on board which I hadn’t quite appreciated when I booked but really wasn’t an issue), and near enough to the playground that we could watch the kids from the bus. We got really lucky with the weather and were only there for two nights, but have come back feeling very rested, with the kids declaring, “This was the best trip ever!”
Nearby attractions
There's a small play area for younger kids on site and rabbits and chickens to meet. The campsite is part of the Suffolk Academy which has a gym and various activities, some of which are available to campers and the general public, including an escape room. There's horseriding at Barrow Hall Stables (01284 811995) just next door to site and Go Karting at WildTracks (01638 751918), six miles away. The edge of Thetford Forest is 11 miles away and Go Ape Theford (01603 895500) a few miles further in. Bury St Edmunds is seven miles away and Cambridge is just over 20 miles from site.
Food and drink
There's food available on site from a Thai-fusion restaurant and takeaway. The nearby village of Barrow has two lovely pubs The Three Horseshoes (01284 811467), which has a beer garden and is dog friendly less than half a mile from site and the 16th-century Weeping Willow (01284 771881), which is a tiny bit further in the heart of the village, and also has a nice garden. Barrow Chippy (01284 811795) on Brittons Road serves great takeaways too. There are two convenience stores in the village and local produce is available at E&G Butchery and Farm shop at Denhan or Wilde & Greene at Tuddenham. For more head to Bury St Edmunds, seven miles from site, where there are supermarkets.
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