Rather than purchase lodges from existing manufacturers to sell on site, the family decided to design and manufacture their own for exclusive use at Golden Cross. That way, the reasoning went, they could ensure some distinctive designs while at the same time offering high standards allied with good value-for-money.
They could also ensure that each holiday home was tailored to the specific needs of the individual purchaser.
Initially the idea was to manufacture the lodges on site and that is what happened. But to obtain NCC approval it was necessary to have an established production line maintained to certain standards. So a factory was set up at Hadlow Down, a dozen miles to the north.
The result: a range of three Canexel-clad luxury leisure lodges, all branded with the name Osborn Leisure and being produced at the rate of one a month.
The range comprises one single unit, a 40ft x 12 two bedroom design called the Oakwood; and two twins. The 30ft x 20 Nordon also comes with two bedrooms. The 40ft x 20 Selby, which in addition boasts en suite facilities to the master bedroom, including a dressing room, can be specified with either two or three bedrooms. The subject of this report is Osborn Leisure’s flagship model, the Selby Deluxe, the very first to come off the production line.
SIZE: The 40ft x 20 two-bedroom version is reviewed here. Different interior layouts, including a three-bedroom option, are available.
BEDROOMS: Two doubles, one with en suite shower and dressing room.
BATHROOMS: One family bathroom with bath and hand shower as well as the master bedroom en suite.
The 40ft x 20 Selby Deluxe reviewed here (sited price £170,000) is at Golden Cross Park.