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Park home review: Tingdene Country Lodge woodland-theme holiday home


The Tingdene Country Lodge has gained a strong following among holiday home customers since its launch with a coastal theme. Now, there’s a new décor option for buyers of this super holiday home lodge – a woodland theme.

The salient layout point of this model is the spaciousness of its living area. The deep, inset fireplace, containing a traditional ‘log-burning stove’ is a lovely homely element, set into a feature wall and flanked by shelving. This wall sings out the woodland theme with its delightful warm, bright green colour. The same shade upholsters the two settees that face each other across a coffee table; very cosy!

A metal pendant light is suspended on a chain over this area – again looking very ‘country’ in style. Metal is a light fittings style that appears elsewhere in the open-plan, but nicely segmented lounge-dining kitchen area. A big copper light hangs over the centre of the generously-sized, circular six-seater dining table.

Wood-effect laminate flooring, rich brown curtains and a bright green wall in the main bedroom all enhance the theme.

So, now that buyers of the Country Lodge have the choice of a woodland or coastal theme, which would you choose?

In many cases, the location of your chosen park would naturally form the inspiration to go for woodland or coastal – these two décor themes create very distinct country or seaside holiday vibes.

Coastal Country Lodge Holiday Home

Tingdene also produces the coastal-themed country lodge holiday home. Bold blue and white – almost reminiscent of classic deckchair stripes – upholsters two sumptuous armchairs in the coastal-décor Country Lodge. The chairs sit near to the lounge’s feature wall, clad in horizontally-aligned wooden blocks – driftwood-inspired, perhaps?

We love it! Pale grey wood laminate flooring, a pale grey-upholstered settee and grey shaker-style coffee and TV unit tables with wooden tops mix modern style with a touch of tradition.
Two of the six dining chairs have the blue and white ‘deckchair stripe’ fabric; the others are plain, pale grey. Like the woodland-theme Country Lodge, metal is the style theme for the pendant lights; this time they have a slightly industrial look.

The kitchen is gorgeously modern, with white units and grey work surfaces. The island unit houses an induction hob with a built-in metal-ridge heat resistant panel beside it.
We love the big, bold, burgundy American-style fridge-freezer! We also like the distressed-wood-style bar seats on the breakfast bar side of the island unit.

In the bedrooms, whereas green is the feature wall colour in the woodland option, the coastal version has bold blue in its place, with matching deep headboards and bed sashes. Distressed wood styling makes an appearance in the bedrooms for the big bedside cabinets which have panels extending upwards on the wall, with inset metal-framed lights.

Whichever design theme you choose, the Country Lodge comes with an impressive list of equipment including a wine cooler, USB points, dishwasher and washer-drier, PIR lighting in the bathrooms and on the exterior – and it’s built to full residential standards, so it’s suitable for year-round holiday use.

The layout includes a boot room and there’s a well rack holder – so all walking practicalities are taken care of.

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