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Holiday home review: Willerby Astoria


Willerby's new holiday home, designed for entertaining, with stunning style elements and a lively, warm vibe

A fusion of country styling hints and ultra-modern elements create a stunning, fresh, lively holiday home – and with a layout that’s like no other.

Willerby’s latest creation, the Astoria, is designed with entertaining in mind. It’s a family-oriented home, available in two layouts, with either two or three bedrooms. The sizes are 40ft by 13ft and, for the three-bedroom version, 42ft by 13ft.

The cleverly designed layout gives buyers a linear kitchen that flows into a superb dining alcove and then on into the delightfully spacious lounge. We love the use of distressed wood – the suggestion of country styling – for the flooring and for the horizontally aligned wood finish on the wall that defines the dining area. Dark grey L-shaped seating that hugs the wall, and an unusual and very modern table with a black crossover central base, creates an area with its own identity. The use of bright terracotta for curtain ties and tops, plus squares in the geometric design of the curtain fabric, injects a lively, yet warm look.

Among the stunning elements of the lounge is the ladder-style media unit, with cupboards, drawers, plenty of surface and a shelf above. Light running under the base of the unit creates an illusion that it's floating; clever! The L-shaped seating is free-standing. A separate, square stool that can be moved around the room to be used as a footstool or a seat is an option. The double coffee table, with one layer slightly lower than the other, standing on a stark black base, is rather Scandinavian in style and looks great. The luxurious grey rug that you see in these images is part of the Deluxe Pack that buyers can opt for. The pack also includes an integrated Bluetooth sound system, a washer/dryer, a slimline dishwasher, an upgraded mattress for the king-size bed – and the gorgeous terracotta bedding sets that you see in the pictures here.


The Astoria’s kitchen has a splash of lovely, warm terracotta, too, in the form of the hob splashback. The whole kitchen design is bright and refreshing, completed by a white sink, black tap and black and steel surrounds for the gas oven/grill and microwave. Interestingly, the extractor fan is concealed; it's integrated into the cabinet above the four-burner hob. Alongside the kitchen, by the door, are coat hooks and a seat, with space beneath for shoes; an important practical area for any holiday home.

In the main bedroom the ladder styling of the media unit is replicated in the form of a dresser. Ample storage is guaranteed by the lift-up bed base, plus a large wardrobe that has built-in drawers. The single beds in both the two-bedroom and three-bedroom versions are 3ft wide (standard domestic width), so are suitable for adults. The family shower room has an unusual feature – a heated mirror with built-in LED lighting.

Buyers of the two-bedroom Astoria can opt for a double bed in place of twin beds, and a bath instead of the shower in the family shower room. Other options available include an upgrade to residential specification BS 3632; this involves enhanced insulation. A single sliding door at the front comes with this upgrade; this feature can also be selected separately. Buyers can also opt for exterior canopy lights at the front of the Astoria.

The Astoria Lodge Specification pack is also on the options list. This includes CanExel cladding and window frames in a choice of colours, a single sliding door at the front and an Astoria Lodge name badge. With this option pack, buyers also get residential specification BS 3632.

Contact Willerby

Southport Showground, Southport New Road, Banks, Southport PR9 8DF
01704 215444
Willerby's website