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New Model Review: The Hampton

The Hampton is the latest big hitting lodge from the Prestige & Homeseeker stable. Launched in September at The Lawns and Beaulieu shows, it proved to be a real draw…

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The Old English meaning of Hampton is ‘home settlement’, and one of oldest English settlements in continuous existence is Hampton Beach in Virginia, USA. For those unfamiliar with the area, Hampton Roads is one of the world’s largest natural harbours with miles of upmarket waterfront property and beaches. We think the Hampton lodge reflects that vibe as a coastal or harbourside apartment-style lodge, bringing it back to the UK where it would fit just as well on many parks.

Layout
The Hampton is built on a centre-lounge concept, with an open-plan living/dining area and kitchen. With bedroom suites at each end and a utility area to the rear, this is a layout that should work well. For Prestige & Homeseeker, this was tried and tested as a user-friendly layout with the Bowmoor centre-lounge lodge, which was well-received and well ahead of its time a few years back.   

A central lounge not only affords potentially magnificent views, given the right lodge location, but an additional element of privacy is offered to the bedroom occupants at each end, which adds particular appeal for the rental market. The only downside is that you need the right plot – but then on a park with a good view, the Hampton really will do it justice!

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New Model Review: The Summerhouse

Bella Brodie runs the rule over the latest opulent offering from Wessex and finds out why it’s just perfect for beachside living and much more!

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Fresh and beachy with a free and easy spirit, the Summerhouse lodge is perfect for enjoying carefree days with friends and family.

The cool looking exterior clad in Coastline Canexel gives the feel of a fresh sandy day on the beach with a touch of cool ocean mist in the air; and tall, slender windows along with French doors to the lounge and master bedroom invite the outside in.
White panelled, semi-vaulted ceilings and partially panelled walls continue the fresh, beachy feel inside, while feature beams to the living space add character and depth. With a colour palette of cool whites and nautical blues, and simple contemporary reclaimed pine furnishings and crisp linen fabrics, this lodge has a wonderful style that you can’t help but relax in.

It’s not just the style, quality and feel of this lodge that make it special though. As you would expect from Wessex, original and unique features are in store.  

If you’re looking for a luxury lodge that will see guests coming back time and time again, the Summerhouse may just be the lodge you’ve been looking for!

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New Model Review: The Butterfly Gold

Andrew Jenkinson runs the rule over an exciting home from industry newcomers Red Rose Park Homes, the 33ft x 22 Butterfly Gold

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It seems that life never stands still at Red Rose Park Homes with husband and wife duo Violet and James Welch purposefully leading the company onto ever greater heights.

Red Rose’s factory is operating at full pelt right now, with orders coming through thick and fast. The Lancashire-based outfit specialises in refurbishing and building special bespoke mobile homes.

Sneak preview
PH&HC was permitted  a sneak peek at a few new Red Rose homes being launched at the upcoming The Lawns Show - put it this way, we can’t wait to see them finished!  Look out for more on that in next month’s issue in our show review.

So, having only seen the odd Red Rose model on a park (the company hasn’t been around long enough yet!) we were keen to check out one sited at Greenacres Park, a Lincolnshire site owned by the Willet family.

Greenacres is a developing park situated on the outskirts of the lovely town of Horncastle - a place that boasts all the essential amenities including a good few independent shops, as well as some well-known supermarkets.

The park’s roads were all due to be relaid a week after our visit, as site owner Ben Willet informed us. Greenacres is only a small park, but one that occupies a prime location. The park has begun to take on Red Rose homes and the site owners are sure to be taking more of the company’s homes over the coming months.

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New Model Review: The Omar Atrium

We take a look at a fabulous all-new addition to Omar’s range of luxury lodges launched at the World of Park and Leisure Homes recently - the Atrium...

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Omar always has a diverse range of homes on display at the main industry shows, and that usually includes several luxury lodge options really set to inspire. Perhaps the most eye-catching this year - standing proudly at the front of its stand - was the Atrium. Right from the outset, this gorgeous model really stood out, with its folding doors to the lounge thrown open to invite in the sunshine and a few visitors to explore it further.

The first thing you notice about the Atrium is how appropriate its name is. If the main definition of ‘atrium’ is an open-roofed entrance hall or central court, that’s exactly how this feels – light, airy and spacious. It uses visual intrigue to draw you in to explore further. You can tell straight away that it’s going to deliver that all-important luxurious feel inside. Yet when you step inside you realise how it is designed to make the most of the outside too, with the folding windows from the lounge to take in a great view, and light streaming in from above through three large Velux windows.

If you are looking for a contemporary- styled luxury lodge with holiday practicality and style that offers something a little bit different, look no further!

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New Model Review: The Bella Vista

Bella Brodie reports on the latest model from Prestige & Homeseeker that would be perfect on both a residential or leisure park…

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The World of Park and Leisure Homes event always reveals plenty of exciting new models and home versions. This year there were more lodges than ever - although Stoneleigh is also the biggest residential showcase of the year.  

Perfect then for Prestige & Homeseeker to launch a model that is equally beautiful as a park home or lodge, and is available as either.  

Although shown as a residential model, and with more of a residential leaning, it has an unmistakable lodge quality to it with the window arrangement to the front of the home, so it really does work both ways – the perfect hybrid!  

At first, you might not notice that versatility as you can’t help but be drawn in by the look and ambience of this architect-designed home.  

It has a bold and clear identity, and one that we think works brilliantly.
The literal translation of Bella Vista is ‘beautiful view’ and that is exactly what this home offers, inside and out.

Outside, it’s fully clad with an external siding, giving a stylish, contemporary look.  That continues inside with spacious open plan living quarters, crisp clean lines, cool colouring that also feels warm somehow, and well thought through accommodation. 

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New Model Review: The 2017 Wessex Dorset

Simple and understated, practical yet stylish, the Dorset has a traditional layout with a contemporary feel, perfectly pitched to sit securely as a key target for homebuyers

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Wessex as a manufacturer seem to go from strength to strength, with some great new models helping to re-enforce their market position as creators of unique leisure lodges and luxurious park homes. They have a great deal of creative flair, and the homes are solidly built to a high standard, with classy interiors to match.

We took a tour of this 45ft x 20, 2017 version which has just been launched, with a stunning new interior design theme and ambience, and a few new twists to give it a stunning uplift.  

External features

The simple yet stylish exterior is highlighted with a feature front door framed in sand CanExel cladding within a central roof dormer giving a relaxed and welcoming feel. Details such as the box bay windows to the front of the home, the feature extended overhang and distinctive cladding to each gable end come together to give a quiet yet confident presence.

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