We turned our bungalow into the UK's 'most 1970s' house – now we rent it out for £400

Nostalgic holidaymakers can relish a 1970s living experience by staying in an incredible retro bungalow that is a time capsule from 50 years ago.

The meticulously restored Retro Bungalow in Hoghton, Lancashire, where houses have sold for £500,000 in recent years, is full of vibrant wallpaper, bright colours, lava lamps, fondue sets, and house plants.

Owned by Nigel, 60, and Melissa Peter, 58, who inherited the house from Nigel’s late father, who built the house in 1973.

But instead of renovating the two-bedroom house, they decided to turn it into a “seventies living experience” where guests can stay overnight and celebrate the era.

The couple welcomed their first customers on March 1 but guests can book to stay at the bungalow for around £400 for two people for two nights.

Melissa says the staycation is perfect opportunity for people to ’embrace the seventies’ as much as they want to.

She said: “Our first guests absolutely love it. Some people don’t want to immerse themselves into the seventies and just want a holiday let. But people can embrace the seventies, come dressed up and get the Scalextric set out.

“They can even borrow some of our 1970s clothes and can embrace it as much or as little as they want to.”

She added: “It was just a 1970s time warp to be honest because his mum and dad had never thrown anything away. It’s just that generation – my parents didn’t throw anything away because they either mended or repaired it.

“Because we have that same ethos, we decided that instead of ripping it out and refurbishing it, that we would put it up. We have incorporated what was already there and have added some more 1970s memorabilia that we got from charity shops and eBay.

“It’s now like a seventies living experience really – you come in and escape the modern day pressures of what’s negative in the world at the moment. It also reminds you of your childhood, if you were a child of the seventies.”


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