Bella Brodie reports
Victory had plenty to offer eager buyers at the Great Holiday Home Show in Harrogate, where they also revealed their Evolution Holiday Home Concept in a show demonstration model, offering energy savings through an extensive range of energy-saving features built-in. While we’ll cover that further, the long-awaited Kahlo was a key target for me to look at, as, while the CGI’s looked intriguing, I suspected it might look even better in reality. I was right – this model has to be seen to appreciate it fully, and I suspect it could be a massive hit. I was lucky enough to be shown round it by Victory’s Interior Designer Allanah Harraway, who explained the thinking behind it.
Before I leave that point, if you’re ever at a show or park and there’s someone free in a model to show you round it, ask them to, as you’ll get a much better feel for it and there’s nothing they love more. You won’t get a hard sell, just a far more interesting insight into what you’re looking at!
The Kahlo on display is a 44ft x 14ft two-bedroom single unit with a mono-pitched roof. Inside there is feature wall-panelling, high-end furniture, a modern yet well-thought-out layout, and a calming colour scheme.
The front aspect fully opens up for views from the sofa, and as you step in you can’t help but absorb the calming atmosphere. There’s feature ambient lighting to the pelmets and tv unit, an inviting chaise with moveable foot rest, Bosch appliances in the kitchen, and pretty fluted doors there taking inspiration from the Ideal Home kitchen of the Year. The table seats six but can be pushed back to create more space, and there’s a real bistro feel in this spot. In the hallway there’s a utility space with a washing machine option, opposite a generous family bathroom with shower over a P-shaped bath.
There are two double bedrooms so if used as a high-end rental unit couples can share the costs without anyone feeling like they drew the short straw. The second has a zip link double bed with a feature wall behind so it can turn into a twin, or you can have it as a fully kitted out office instead with an ottoman that turns into a single bed in case of the occasional guest. For those buying the Kahlo for their own use that makes it a very tempting option indeed.
In the master bedroom, voile curtains offer privacy and keep it light while offering shielding from the sun’s rays. There’s an en-suite shower room behind sliding, mirrored doors, a hidden wardrobe behind vertical slats, and a lift-up bed for additional storage.
The décor is beautiful – aspirational, edgy, current and luxurious, so this would blast away any poor perceptions about staying in holiday homes of old. This is a next-generation model, fully Instagrammable, and if pitched as a high-end luxury stay option, it would keep younger couples holidaying together as happy as any other. The Kahlo doesn’t just follow current trends, it feels a step ahead of them, yet I predict it will be popular for years to come.
- Open, spacious living area
- Two king-size bedrooms with wardrobes
- Plenty of storage
- Luxury P-shaped bath with rainfall shower
- Blackout curtains and blinds
- Can also be sited on a centre-lounge pitch
- Optional utility room in hallway, and office to replace guest bedroom
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