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Park home review: Tingdene Harrington

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The new Tingdene Harrington is a hybrid lodge – it’s available as either a residential home or a leisure lodge, and with either two or three bedrooms. A layout with a separate kitchen is also available.

The style of this 40ft x 20ft lodge is infused with Scandinavian style elements – clean lines, louvre wall insets, bold white for the kitchen units – and the Harrington has arguably more window space In its vast, open-plan lounge kitchen dining area than any other leisure or residential park home.

It has some stunning furniture designs, too, including two small rocking chairs in the lounge. I nestle into one of them to take in the atmosphere of the Harrington. I’m sitting beside the lounge’s feature wall. Textured grey wall covering is inset into a bold white frame. Spotlights focus down to a white shelved area below that stretches the entire length of the lounge. Your television goes on the wall in the centre.

In our review Harrington the television position is flanked by two of the most amazing pieces of artwork. These are optional extras but, to us, they’re so stunning that they’re must-haves, accentuating the fresh style of the Harrington. They’re a three-dimensional glass abstract design with a splash of gold; they draw your gaze instantly and keeps it there.

Along with the quirky and delightful neat rocking chairs is a large sofa; any which way you like to relax you can do it here. A pale oak coffee table sits in the centre of the lounge space.

The Harrington’s entrance hallway has a place for coats and shoes, plus a cushioned seat; no excuses for not taking off your shoes as you step inside!

The Harrington’s kitchen

The kitchen is galley-style, in that it is arranged in a parallel configuration but it’s much wider than classic galley kitchens, and with a full-height window at the head of the ‘galley’. Over the breakfast bar are three filament-bulb, conical glass pendant lights. Four upholstered bar chairs are up to the breakfast bar.

There’s space for a washing machine and buyers could also have a dishwasher integrated into the cabinets.

The dining area benefits from the big-window theme of the lounge; windows are on both sides of this area. The table is extendable, to seat six; two more chairs can be purchased.
Chrome pendant lights over the dining table and lounge look stunning.

An open shelved divider sits between the hallway and the lounge, keeping the open-plan look while also creating a demarcation.

The Harrington's bedrooms and bathrooms

The main bedroom is awesome. Two pale, wooden louvred panels are set into the wall between the bedroom and the dressing room. A floor-to-ceiling window of the same style as in the kitchen is here in the bedroom, and there’s also a window above the bedhead. Six shelf spaces and seven drawers with two integrated hanging spaces form a wall between the dressing room and the shower room behind it. This is a really clever use of space.

Like the main bedroom, the twin bedroom is spacious, and has a window between the beds as well as the side window, so it’s nicely light and bright. The wardrobe is large and well designed containing six drawers and four shelves plus hanging space.

The main bathroom, with over-bath shower and screen is pure white plain and simple stark in its simplicity.

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