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Bluebird Bus review by Queenie, The Mini Mutt Critic 2021 holiday cottages

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Bluebird Bus review by Queenie, The Mini Mutt Critic 2021

Queenie 20 May 2022

Meet Queenie, a lovable Welsh corgi who won The Mini Mutt category at our 2021 Canine Critics’ Awards. This little superstar and her equally gorgeous four-pawed brother Gus have just returned from a staycation at Bluebird Bus in Devon and wanted to share with you their tail-wagging adventures. 

As you can see from her Instagram account @queenie_the_welsh_corgi, this happy hound loves nothing more than sniffing out the best days out and saying ‘hello’ to everyone she meets!

From cliff-top walkies to zoomies around her own secluded glade, discover what made this pup’s off-grid escape in a 1970s retro school bus so special.


The bus

Queenie in Bluebird Bus

I was so delighted about my first holiday with my humans. When we were driving up, I could see the big bus through the window and got very excited – it looked so cool!

When we got out of the car and Mum and Dad opened up the bus, I was a little scared because the steps seemed high for my small legs, but I soon made it up. The interior was amazing and had everything that we needed for our time away.

Living area in Bluebird Bus

I was so happy that there was a kitchen because the humans could make us all food instead of always going out, and we could spend more time on the bus. There was a wood burner to keep us warm at night, which I loved to snooze beside.

The bed was super comfy and I was able to be nosey out of the window, especially to watch all the birdies and make sure they knew I was boss!

Kitchen in Bluebird Bus

The thing that I loved the most was that the bus was in a big field, so I could run around and play in the long grass. The humans would throw the ball and I would bounce through.

We often spent our evenings sitting outside the bus having a BBQ and enjoying the countryside views.


The area

Queenie at the beach

We visited some amazing beaches locally. Seaton Beach, 4 miles away, was our favourite and we met lots of furry friends while there. Seaton also seems to love canine companions because most of the places we went to were dog friendly.

When our tummies started to rumble we went to Coast Café Bar where the staff were extremely welcoming, and even made us puppuccinos with dog flakes! There were so many dog-friendly pubs too, including the Harbour Inn where we had our dinner later that evening.

Queenie and Gus at the beach

We also scampered around a little town called Beer which you could walk to from Seaton Beach along the coastal path – we love our walkies in Devon, and this one was brilliant as we could look down over Seaton from the cliff tops.


The verdict

Bluebird Bus

I give Bluebird Bus a five-star rating as everything about the stay was perfect. It may look small, but it has everything you need. The bus felt like a home away from home as it was so cosy and relaxing.

We loved going for scenic walks with the humans and visiting local attractions, but it was even better to come back and spend our afternoons running around in the glade and playing games. As night fell, we all watched the sunset from the bedroom window, before lighting a fire and cosying up together on the settee.

Sunset at Bluebird Bus

The break was just what we needed and it was so nice to be able to sniff out somewhere new. And best of all, everyone we met was so friendly and we were able to go into all of the pubs, cafes and shops that we visited.

We were all very upset when the holiday was over and came back home wanting to stay again!


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Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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