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Bertram's Hotel

Hartland, Devon (Ref. 991232)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a wonderful holiday, the bus is fabulous and facilities were great."

    Perfect for a relaxing time and getting away from it all.

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2020

  • "In short the bus was filthy, the bedding damp and it smelt foistsy and even after complaining and the promise to clean again it was still filthy we should have stayed 9 nights we stayed 2 packed up and sought other accommodation it ruined our holiday it cost us £1832-00 for a filthy fly infested bus."

    We will be writing a full report to you ASAP we also have photo's and video evidence It was stated we should leave the property as we found it but we cleaned the kitchen part as we wouldn't have eaten anything otherwise What a disappointment for us after 15weeks lockdown

    Reviewed by IreneAug 2020

  • "The experience in the bus was quirky as expected."

    The bus could however definitely benefit from additional heating - extremely cold in the mornings particularly, but in general the heating system is inadequate & does not warm the bus - glad we took slippers & blankets. Also ran out of gas totally on the last day so had no hot water either!

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2020

  • "Had a great four days in the Feb Half Term with the kids (age 6 & 3)."

    They absolutely loved the bus and the twin room, and having alpacas roaming round was a novelty for them as well. The listing on the Sykes website stated a dvd player which the bus didn't have, but the owners sorted this for us. Hartland village is a 5 min drive away if that, but not sure if you could walk there safely along the road - there may be an off-road route for better weather. The Hart Inn served really good food and the Kings Arms did good pizza, both reasonably priced. Harltand Quay is a 10 min drive and worth visiting for the views and a drink in the Smugglers Inn. Port Isaac is not too far to drive, as is Bude and the Rebel Cinema (just past Bude) is a good ption on a rainy day. For younger kids the Milky Way is 10 mins away and the Big Sheep a bit further. Bideford seems to have improved over the last few years with new shops and cafes popping up and the Tarka Trail can be walked or cycled from there. We also stopped at Bucks Mills on the way home which is a hidden gem. All in all if you want a holiday with a difference with loads to do, this is a great choice.

    Reviewed by KennethFeb 2020

  • "Such a fantastic property, which was perfect for our family break, including all the nostalgia for my parents, who the weekend break treat was for."

    Only a couple of disappointments: i) on arrival, we weren't allowed access until 5pm (despite listing of 3pm), which meant waiting in the car park (immediately puts a downer after all the excited anticipation) ii) the sheets on downstairs beds didn't look like they'd been cleaned and we were a towel short). Despite this, it didn't spoil the fun - quirky, cool and cosy. Would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by JamieFeb 2020

  • "We highly recommend Bertram's Hotel as it was the most novel accommodation and so utterly relaxing and chilled out."

    The owner of the hotel couldn't be more accommodating and was a pleasure to deal with. Hartland is a beautiful part of North Devon and we loved it. This was one of the best holidays we've had and we did not want to go home! The bus was so comfortable and very relaxing to be in as well as the beautiful area and best of all the night sky was stunning - slept with curtains open looking at the stars. Perfect 2 week holiday.

    Reviewed by DebbieJun 2019

  • "Lovely setting , very unique experience, much enjoyed."

    Really loved the Alpacas, will miss them . Had lovely visit to Hartland Abbey , wih their beautiful gardens . We also payed 2 visits to Bude a big favourite of ours .

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor day bed
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge, TV with Freeview, record player, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden
  • Small children's playground
  • Launderette facilities on-site
  • On-site table tennis, pool, darts, air hockey, giant chess
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 11 mins walk
  • Note: One slope up to twin bedroom
  • Note: Hot tub is available on request only, please contact owner to book in specific slots.

The property

If you are looking for a unique stay, why not enjoy a leisurely break in your very own traditional red London double decker bus, a fantastic experience to share with friends.

Quirky and designed to mirror the novel cover of At Bertram’s Hotel, this property intertwines a modern feel with a 1950s, Agatha Christie theme, bringing guests a memorable adventure all-year-round.

The ground floor of the bus comprises of a day bed, with the exceptional addition of a cocktail bar and record player, for a home away from home experience.

Follow the quirky posters over to the shower room which has been thoughtfully designed, whilst the comfy twin beds promise a peaceful night's sleep one day to the next.

The intriguing stairway leads up to the next floor, here you can enjoy a home cooked meal prepared in the retro kitchen, before cosying up in front of the TV, or settling down in the double bed, excellently positioned for admiring the interior.

The plot is situated in a two acre field surrounded by mature trees with a herd of five grazing alpacas as well as pygmy goats, donkeys, chickens and ducks, leading down to two fishing lakes stocked with carp.

An occasional site for six touring caravans at the opposite end of field.

In the village of Harltand, there is a long main street, with cottages either side, a post office, general store and also a fish and chip shop coming soon (open in August), all of which are introducing the town square and the church of St John.

Enjoy views of the coastline in the British Isles from Hartland Point, there are many vantage points, accessible by car or on foot, from which you can take in views of the coast.

Not far away is Hartland Quay, with much to uncover, all adding to this one-of-a-kind stay in Bertram's Hotel.

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About the location


Meddon 5.5 miles.

The village of Hartland, whose parish includes the hamlet of Stoke to the west and the village of Meddon in the south, is the most northwesterly settlement in the county of Devon, England. The town of Hartland is remote and hosts many craft shops and potteries in addition to cafés and restaurants. There is a long main street, with cottages either side, leading to the town square and the church of St John. Enjoy views of the coastline in the British Isles from Hartland Point. There are many vantage points, accessible by car or on foot, from which you can admire views of the coast. Not far away is Hartland Quay, with much to see and available accommodation. A local Shipwreck Museum is certainly worth a visit.

Region Information

Note: Hot tub is available on request only, please contact owner to book in specific slots.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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