The layout is unusual – with the living area along the length of the home on one side, with the bedrooms and bathrooms on the other. This space-saving arrangement does away with the need for a hallway.
The model reviewed here was destined for a new lodge development at Kentisbury Grange Park, near Barnstaple in Devon. Launched at the Motorhome, Caravan & Camping Show at London’s ExCel in February, it attracted a lot of attention and oohs and aahs from the general public (many of whom were completely new to leisure lodges and had no idea that such accommodation could be so spacious and luxurious.
The Inspiration’s exterior is very unusual with the front elevation featuring large glazed areas – doors and large windows – to take advantage of views when sited. At Kentisbury Grange, for example, most of the lodges will look out over a beautiful lake. On the front elevation two matching glazed bi-fold doors are beneath peaked roof features with the French doors between topped by a sloping glass atrium roof.
This particular model was clad in a charcoal-coloured low-maintenance material with a matching tiled roof. Dark charcoal was also used for the uPVC door and window frames but inside these had a white finish.
Entering through the lounge doors, you are immediately aware of a compact and cosy relaxing area with two sofas (a two-seater and a three-seater) positioned at right angles and a stylish coffee table in dark walnut finish.
Most lodge manufacturers now take the view that an uncarpeted look is preferred in the living areas by most customers – uncarpeted floors are easy to keep clean and always look good. Omar has adopted this policy with the Inspiration with dark wood-look floorcovering in the lounge, dining area and kitchen. Sofas are upholstered in an oatmeal coloured chenille fabric and the curtains, which hang at the large picture window on the end wall, are in bold horizontal stripes in shades of dark brown, coffee and beige, in keeping with the overall colour scheme. White vertical blinds hang at both bi-fold doors along the front elevation.More light comes into the lounge area through a roof light and artificial light is provided by flush ceiling-mounted spotlights.
Read The Full Article In The May 2012 Issue Of Park Homes & Holiday Caravan – Buy It Now