Couple converts a double-decker bus into a private retreat home
The Powis' created their own holiday home after becoming fed up with cottages rejecting them because of their big dogs
Nicknamed Betsy Blue, the Cliff Richard Summer Holiday-style bus' top-deck seats have been removed to make way for bedrooms
On the lower level, all of the seats were ripped out to make room for furnishings, including a cooker, oven hob and fridge
Andrew, 43, said: ‘I’d struggle alone in a caravan, let alone with three kids and two Great Danes charging about.
‘A lot of holiday cottages are pretty dog-unfriendly too, and we always found it really tough to find somewhere that would have us.
‘So we thought “Why not build our own super-size caravan?” Although we don’t have any experience with this sort of thing, we thought we’d give it a go and it’s really worked out.
‘The kids absolutely love it. They hoped it was just for us, I think they’re a bit gutted that we keep renting it out.’
Andrew, 43, said he would struggle to go on holiday in a caravan, with less space for the family and lower ceilings
The Powis family found it difficult to find a suitable holiday cottage as most places would not accept their dogs, they said
Lisa-Jane, 41, said the couple's friends and other visitors are stunned when they see the converted double-decker bus
Andrew said the couple's three children 'absolutely love [the bus]' but are gutted because they keep renting it out’
Lisa-Jane, 41, said their friends and other visitors are stunned when they see the converted bus.
She said: ‘The feedback has been amazing, because there’s loads of space, little things like the hot tub and the log burner make a big impression too.
‘We didn’t have any experience with this sort of thing, but as Andrew’s a farmer he’s pretty practical so we just kind of worked it out as went along.’