Three holiday homes from Omar’s range of lodges – this manufacturer offers something to suit all budgets and tastes
An enormous central lounge with a huge expanse of windows – and bedrooms at opposite ends, the Atrium Monopitch makes a big statement in the lodge world. This is a family lodge for buyers looking at the upper end of the luxury spectrum.
Because it has bedrooms at each end, its appeal is ultra-flexible. It’s great for families, and equally great if you have guests; that’s because the two bedrooms are in separate areas of the lodge. Both have doors to lead out onto your decking.
This lodge’s name derives from the slope of its roof – and from the large, glazed central doors which open into the vast open-plan kitchen-lounge-dining space. This is leisure lounge luxury and style taken to top level, with a large, L-shaped sofa and a sumptuously comfortable armchair facing the big window area and a hand-crafted mango wood coffee table in the centre of the lounge.
Notable, also, is the farmhouse-style dining table with benches, and the kitchen that provides plenty of cooking space. It’s equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, a five-burner hob – and even a wine cooler.
The Atrium Monopitch’s look is one of ultra-modernity with a hint of country styling. The bold turquoise accent colour – which appears in cushions, blinds, the upholstery of the armchair and 10 tiles in the kitchen – injects a sunny day, blue sky appeal to the décor.
The Atrium Monopitch that we review here is the 45ft by 20ft layout. Other standard sizes available are a 50ft by 20ft version, with three bedrooms, and a 40ft by 20ft version with two bedrooms.
One of Omar’s mid-range lodges, the Alderney has styling with just a suggestion of coast meets country, with coffee tables and the dining table that mix driftwood with shaker style.
It has a split-level roofline which creates a stylish and distinctive look. Like the Atrium Monopitch, the Alderney is very much a family lodge.
Named after the third-2largest Channel island, the Alderney is open plan, light and airy, with settees facing each other across the lounge and plenty of space in the centre.
The six-seater dining suite is positioned by one of the five floor-to-ceiling windows.
The kitchen is galley style. A five-burner hob is set into the unit which divides the kitchen from the dining area. The fridge-freezer and oven face each other, out of the way at the end of the kitchen; a very practical layout.
Three cupboards are in the hallway, adjacent to a door which leads into the dining area; these are brilliant for hiding away all manner of holiday kit. From here, the corridor leads to a bathroom with an over-bath shower, and three bedrooms. One has a single bed and a desk so that it can double as a study, making it ideal for school holiday work arrangements; another has twin beds. All three bedrooms have good storage capacity.
This is a lodge to consider if you need family flexibility – somewhere quiet for homework, just as at home – plus plenty of space for family conviviality. We love this lodge!
The unit we review here is the 45ft by 20ft, three-bedroom version. The Alderney is available in six standard sizes, all 20ft wide, ranging in length from 36ft to 50ft. Two of the versions have three bedrooms.
If you’re looking for a smaller, single lodge, the Southwold is one to consider. Omar designed it to offer a luxurious yet affordable introduction to the holiday lodge lifestyle.
The Southwold – named after the character seaside town in Suffolk – is a smaller lodge (in a choice of 14ft or 15ft wide); it’s known as a ‘single unit’, compared to the Atrium Monopitch and Alderney, which are double units. Yet, like all of Omar’s lodges, it’s built to residential standards, which means it’s designed to be used at any time of the year.
Double doors lead from the fully glazed front of the Southwold into the lounge, where soft blues and greys create a seashore look that evokes a holiday atmosphere. The fireplace houses an amazing fire feature: wave-pounded rocks in a white oval bowl with flickering flames.
Two armchairs and a settee provide the comfort; a shaker-style coffee table with storage box provides the practicality. So, too, does the size of the circular dining table, which extends to an oval shape, to seat six.
The lounge feels quite separate from the kitchen-dining area, which sit opposite one another. The kitchen has ample storage space. Appliances include a washing machine and dishwasher.
Beautiful wood-grain-effect tiles and mirrored cabinets are in both the en suite and family shower room.
When choosing your Southwold, there’s another lodge in Omar’s range to look at. It’s the Westfield – because the décor is interchangeable between the two. So, if you prefer the fawns and creams in the Westfield, you can opt for that scheme in the Southwold.
The Southwold is available in six standard sizes. These range from 40ft by 14ft to 45ft by 15ft. All have two bedrooms.
Omar Park & Leisure Homes
Pleszko House, London Road, Brandon, Suffolk IP27 0NE
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