Enormous — and breathtaking! With a terrace spanning the entire roof, the enormous Tingdene Quantum lodge brings leisure living to a whole new level.
Words by Val Chapman
If you aspire to the ultimate in leisure living, this awesome creation is surely going to answer your dream.
The Quantum has been created to celebrate Tingdene Homes’ 50th anniversary — and what an amazing way to celebrate!
Every year the park and leisure home industry raises its game with impressive innovation — and the Quantum is right now at the zenith of the leisure lodge world.
Tingdene calls the Quantum ‘a revolution in luxury lodge living’. It’s definitely a dream home in every sense. Moreover, this innovation in design takes the leisure lodge concept to a whole new level — literally. That’s because the Quantum has a roof terrace spanning the entire top of this enormous lodge.
This is a 52ft by 22ft lodge, with a bedroom at each end — one a double, the other a twin.
A staircase rises from one side of the huge lounge, and takes you to a multi-level terrace. The entire roof terrace is bordered by glass panels, so you feel it’s totally open, yet there is shelter from a breeze.
There are raised areas for a barbecue and for a hot tub (that’s an optional extra) and an artificial grass-surface area running the whole length of the lodge, with two seating areas. The Quantum is definitely designed for entertaining!
Down the stairs, the vast lounge, kitchen and dining area spreads out before you, using the whole length of the home, with the kitchen at one end. White, plain, handleless units and a large island breakfast bar with four chairs catch the eyes first.
Everything about the Quantum is large, including a spectacular copper-coloured circular light which hangs above the five-burner hob. Some units are dark grey, others white. The stark, ultra-modern look is softened by warm nut-brown shade curtains to three windows. The end wall of the kitchen is clad in an amazing geometric wood veneer design in black and pale wood. Its whole effect is awesome.
There’s a wine cooler integrated into the island unit. The sink is rimless and has grooves in the surface alongside it to create a drainer. A tower-style oven and microwave unit with a warming drawer is on the edge of the kitchen. Two feature radiators are in the kitchen, in matt dark grey. Two more, in the same style, are in the lounge.
The seating area is U-shaped, facing a media wall; open shelves plus cabinets on two levels are above the television position.
The Quantum’s bedroom configuration underlines this lodge’s effectiveness as a holiday home for entertaining. The guest room is hidden away alongside the kitchen in a totally separate area and has its own en suite shower — with the most amazing hexagonal-shaped tiles in dark blue, orange, yellow, grey, white and black on two walls.
The other walls also have hexagonal tiles, this time in white. As with everything about the Quantum, styling here is like nothing seen before in the holiday home world.
The guest bedroom has natural wood furniture; two wardrobes and, in between, a desk-style dressing table designed for a large TV, plus seven open shelves, all bordered by the dark grey that defines the styling of the Quantum throughout. Two stools slide under the desk; the design of this room means it has the capability to double as an office if you wish.
At the opposite end of the Quantum is the awesome master bedroom, with a floating wall to partition it from the ultra-luxurious bathroom and large, open shower.
A sliding door opens from here into a large walk-in wardrobe — and a row of LEDs is set into the rail; a nice touch of style!
Finedon Road Industrial Estate, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 4HB
T 01933 230130