So this is quite possibly one of the coolest places to stay in England! Not only has this school bus, that has been transported from America, been converted into an amazing tiny home. It also has a bloomin’ VW Campervan on it’s roof as a bedroom!
It’s in the middle of nowhere in the Lake District so it’s the perfect place to escape, disconnect and be amongst nature. You have your own wood-fired hot tub to relax in whilst listening to cows gossip to each other. There’s a hot shower, compost loo, a cooker and a hotspot should you want to re-connect with the outside world a bit.
Price: Around £110 per night but check website
Where: Lake District, near Cockermouth
Below are a list of things I did locally in my couple of days there!
Down the road from the Skoolie there’s a decent pub to grab some food and drink, this is probably the closest spot if you want to nip out and skip cooking.
Further out you’ll reach Cockermouth, a lot more options here, it’s a cute town with a lot of antique shops (they seem to love their antiques in these little towns). Here I’d hit up Aldi for some supplies for your Skoolie stay and grab lunch at Merienda.
Alpacaly Ever After
If you fancy spending an afternoon chilling with a bunch of alpacas, it’s worth checking out Alpacaly Ever After. They rehome alpacas and llamas from all over the country and give them a new home with the very best of care. You can say hello to them at the Lakes Distillery or arrange walks with them on their website.
If we had more time I would have loved to do a more substantial hike, you can find a list of good ones round the area here. Instead we managed to fit the ‘Walla Crag From Castlerigg’ one in. It only took an hour and a half and is very rewarding considering the hiking time!
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