Couple converts a double-decker bus into a private retreat home


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  • Andrew and Lisa-Jane Powis, from Ryton, Shropshire, bought the Lleyland Atlanteen bus off eBay for £2,500
  • They were sick of being rejected by cottages who wouldn't accept their two dogs, and a caravan was too small 
  • Double-decker bus has a bathroom and furnished kitchen on the lower level, and 3 bedrooms on the top deck and a hot tub

Andrew and Lisa-Jane Powis bought the Lleyland Atlanteen bus off eBay for just £2,500 and have transformed it into a unique camper van with a kitchen, wood burner and three beds.

They created their own holiday home after becoming fed up with cottages rejecting them because of their big dogs, and due to the fact that caravans provide an uncomfortable stay for 6ft 5in Andrew.

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Andrew and Lisa-Jane Powis use the bus for breaks with their three children - Charles, 13, Clara, 7, and George, 4 – and two Great Danes

The Powis' bought the Lleyland Atlanteen bus off eBay for just £2,500 and have transformed it into a unique camper van

The double-decker bus has a dining table, kitchen, bathroom and three beds - and can be hired for £105 a person per night

There is a bathroom on the lower level, bedrooms on the top deck, and a hot tub (right) just steps from the bus' front door

There is a bathroom on the lower level, bedrooms on the top deck, and a hot tub (right) just steps from the bus' front door

The couple, from Ryton, Shropshire, spent six weeks renovating the Cliff Richard Summer Holiday-style bus, and use it for breaks with their three children – Charles, 13, Clara, 7, and George, 4 – and two Great Danes.

Nicknamed Betsy Blue, the bus is also being hired out to the public for £105 a person per night.

They ripped out all of the seats and installed furnishings, including a cooker, oven hob and fridge.

There is a bathroom on the lower level, bedrooms on the top deck, and a hot tub just steps from the bus' front door.

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