A breath of fresh air to the residential marketplace

Bella Brodie reports 

We love it when something really different is launched, and the Prestige Cottesbrooke is definitely one of the most refreshing new park home models introduced to the marketplace of late.  It made its debut at Stoneleigh’s World of Park and Leisure Homes Show, taking centre stage on the Prestige stand, and rightly so with its unusual roofline and eye-catching exterior brick façade with matching porch columns.


Inside it was just as alluring, with an elegant English country cottage feel and a fresh layout we haven’t seen before. There’s a choice of six model sizes in the Cottesbrooke, and the clever layout means that all of them, from 50 x 20 through to 55 x 22, benefit from a utility room and separate study, plus an en-suite and walk-in wardrobe to the master bedroom.  That’s quite some feat, although once inside we can see how the layout enables makes the most of the space available to enable this.


The internal décor is all you could hope for of a cottage that has combined the traditional with contemporary, with exposed timber beams, painted feature panelling and vaulted ceilings. Warm, natural tones are used throughout, with floral and woodland fabrics making it feel fresh yet with the balance of being perfect for any season.

As you enter there’s an upholstered bench seat with hanging space above and storage below, so the focus is immediately on kicking off your shoes ready to relax. Passing a charming and practical study, there are three further doors – the first to a beautiful lounge, then a large kitchen, with the third to a standalone utility room.


The utility room would easily double up as a pet bedroom and feeding station, away from the main flow of the home and tucked out of sight when not being used. The study is well-planned, with shelving built in and plenty of light streaming to the built-in desk area.

Moving on to the lounge, that is just as light and bright, with three tall windows that make this model feel more like a traditional brick-built property, with contemporary seating and furniture matching the oak beam that spans the length of the room from above.  Wall panelling and spot lighting all add subtle charm and polish to this space, which would be lovely to spend time in.

Double doors lead to the kitchen/diner, so these can obviously be closed if preferrable to keep the rooms separate.  That’s a great touch as we can easily imagine friends catching up over the dining table while others chill out watching TV in the lounge.


Into the kitchen and you are conscious again of the immense charm of the Cottesbrooke, as the dining area has French doors beyond so it can open up into a garden, and the kitchen demonstrates superb use of space, arranged in a galley formation with a picture window to the end. The beautiful oak laminate flooring adds warmth and depth visually and there is quite a bit of luxury built in here with Bosch appliances, Mirostone worktops, a wine cooler and Quooker 3 in 1 instant hot water tap. Exquisite.


The luxury continues in the bedrooms and bathrooms, with fitted furniture, spotlighting, TV sockets in both bedrooms, feature panelled walls, and a continuation of that sumptuous, sanctuary feel with Sleepeezee hotel grade bed. With the vaulted ceilings and tall windows letting plenty of light flood in, both bedrooms feel wonderfully spacious and restful.   The master has a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room with feature wall-panelling again, waterfall shower, twin wash-handbasins with storage below and a large demisting mirror.  The specification in the bathroom matches, but this time with a fully tiled bath with shower over; the tiles in a pretty shell pattern. Both bathrooms have high quality Hansgrohe fittings and feature lighting.


Obviously every verdict has to take into account personal taste, but I fail to see how anyone wouldn’t absolutely adore the Cottesbrooke, and for me it hit my personal taste preferences head on, in a good way!  Not only that, but it could really change perceptions of what’s possible with residential park homes thanks to its styling and layout. It feels more like a traditional home; contemporary and up-to-date yet also full of character and charm. Practically it should perform well too, with a luxurious specification, plenty of storage and room for everything one could want within a home. Prestige is on form, and The Cottesbrooke proves it!


  • Brick feature cladding to entrance area
  • Feature beam to lounge and master bedroom
  • Light study with useful shelving
  • Separate utility room
  • Master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room
  • Striking galley kitchen with French doors to side
  • High quality fittings and fixtures



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