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Holiday home review: An apartment-style lodge from Willerby


Two new holiday homes arrive for 2020 from Willerby.

Initially unveiled in Scotland, at the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Show, early in February, both homes were on display at the Holiday Park Experience exhibition at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the NEC in Birmingham, 18-23 February.

Willerby’s two new arrivals are a super-modern holiday apartment style lodge, plus a three-bedroom addition to the stunning Vogue Classique range.

The Mapleton

The living area in the Mapleton Holiday Lodge

The new apartment-style lodge is the Mapleton, with inventive modern styling designed, Willerby tells us, “to create the most modern holiday lodge in its category”. We haven’t yet seen this trendsetter 40ft by 20ft lodge (Willerby shared confidential info on the new model before its release to enable us to bring you this preview); we’re looking forward to experiencing this new departure from lodge convention. Willerby describes it as a “contemporary holiday lodge that represents a true break with the ‘classic’ models on the market”.

And this is how... With an open- plan lounge with a media wall and atmospheric lighting and a cosy ‘dinette nook’, the Mapleton is a really exciting new concept.

In Willerby’s line-up of holiday lodges, the Mapleton sits between the Clearwater, which has a price-point placing it as a good-value entry-level lodge, and the more luxurious Pinehurst, more expensive than the Clearwater but nonetheless still in the mid-lodge bracket.

Now, in between the two, sits the very different Mapleton. All three demonstrate that holiday lodge ownership is both affordable and luxurious. We’re very familiar with the best-sellers Clearwater and Pinehurst. Both of these two bright, feature-packed, contemporary options illustrate all the style and appeal we’ve come to expect from a Willerby lodge, so the arrival of the hugely different Mapleton presents something really exciting; an entirely new option to consider.

The Mapleton – named after a tiny village in the peaceful waterside meadows of the Dove Valley in the Peak District – is very much a lifestyle lodge. Designed with tech at its heart, the Mapleton’s minimalist- style lounge can be whatever you want it to be. There’s a ‘media wall’, with connections and shelving, a position for a sound bar, plus adjustable atmospheric lighting so that you can create the mood you choose.

And if you want to take the Mapleton’s media lounge a step further, you can go for the option of the Home Cinema Pack, which gives you a 75-inch, 4K television with brackets and wall fixings, plus Dolby Atmos soundbar with auxiliary speakers and subwoofer.

This lifestyle lodge comes with lots of features as standard. Among them is dimmable LED lighting in the kitchen, on the plinths and above the units, an island unit with USB points, built-in shelving and two stools, and equipment including an extractor fan, oven with separate hob and an integrated microwave.

There are two USB points in the dining area. There’s L-shaped seating (which incorporates storage areas) plus two chairs.

The lounge seating is L-shaped, too, and upholstered in AquaClean wipe-clean fabric. Dimmable ceiling lights in all of the rooms (except the shower rooms) add to the luxury, modern-apartment appeal.

The twin beds are 3ft wide (fully domestic sized). The main bedroom has a king-size bed with lift-up storage, a walk-in wardrobe with a full-length mirror plus a dressing table – and there ls a TV point in both of the bedrooms.

The king size bed in the Mapleton Holiday Lodge

The Mapleton has a lobby area, with coat hooks, a bench seat and a storage cupboard.

Added to all of that, there’s storage space in the attic and in the eaves! The Mapleton, which is available with either two or three bedrooms, is an extraordinary holiday lodge!

New Vogue Classique holiday home

Since its unveiling last year, the Vogue Classique has proved to be among Willerby’s most popular holiday homes. Now, this 14ft-wide home arrives in a new option. The new Classique is 13ft wide and is available with either two or three bedrooms; the three-bedroom version will be on display at the NEC show.

The Vogue is a striking home with an elevated front section and a row of windows set into the elevation, above normal window level.

Lots of interesting features distinguish the Vogue including a powered footrest and USB socket in one of the two two-seater sofas and an American style double door fridge-freezer with ice water dispenser.

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