Wessex all-new pet friendly lodge a hit with visitors at The Caravan Extravaganza (The Lawns)

Friday 8th Sep 2017

Wessex delighted show-goers at The Caravan Extravaganza (The Lawns) recently where they displayed three stunning luxury lodges. The 2018 Summerhouse impressed visitors with it’s fresh, beachy feel, the chic and stylish Classic once again drew in the crowds, but the highlight on the Wessex stand had to be the all-new Allure, a beautiful country-styled, pet friendly lodge.

Pet friendly accommodation is growing in popularity and according to leading holiday bookings operator Hoseasons, now accounts for 24% of the domestic, self-catering market; growth which prompted the launch in 2016 of Hoseasons Wanderwood brand where pets go free.  The Allure luxury lodge takes this demand one step further; a lodge where pets aren’t just welcome, they’re catered for!

The Allure isn’t just about pets though, it’s a distinctive stylish lodge with a wonderful warm and cosy feel, a real home from home.

The striking exterior, clad in beautiful larch has a split-level roofline, highlighted by feature lighting in the extended front soffit.  Full-height windows to the snug and master bedroom, and two sets of bi-fold doors to the lounge accentuate the distinctive, architectural styling to complete the look.

On entering through a welcoming, country-style front door, all family members are catered for. There’s a large boot seat with wicker storage baskets, a mirror with coat hooks, the washing machine is conveniently tucked out of the way here and there’s also a dog shower! No need for dirty paws to traipse through into the main living space, but if they do, it doesn’t matter thanks to a practical choice of laminate flooring in a forgiving warm wood finish and wipe clean upholstery.

Through into the spacious open-plan living area with its white panelled vaulted ceilings and there’s a wonderful cosy and welcoming feel.  There’s a snug, lounge, dining area and kitchen and a soft, country chic colour scheme of oatmeal’s, wood and stone with accents of berry flows throughout.

The snug, which benefits from extensive feature glazing and includes a comfy love seat, beanbag, storage trunks and larch shelves, provides a wonderful space to snuggle down with a good book.

The spacious lounge is light and bright thanks to the two sets of bi-fold doors. A fantastic feature for making the most of a view and to extend the living space outside on a warm summer’s day or evening.  There’s a large comfortable sofa and two cosy armchairs to sink into and white painted country style furniture with lime-washed tops provides plenty of storage.

The kitchen is the perfect space to rustle up a holiday feast and includes a large walk-in larder, ceramic sink and central workspace between the kitchen and dining areas with a five-burner hob and island extractor.  Integrated Hotpoint appliances include a fridge freezer, microwave, single electric oven and dishwasher, and fitted Deli style kitchen units with soft / self close doors and drawers and a Corian Burled Beach worktop complete the practical and stylish arrangement here.

Next to the kitchen, a white, country-style extending dining table and benches with lime-washed tops is over-lit by a super-stylish, designer box pendant light; a lovely relaxed space to wile away the hours over a hearty meal and a glass of wine or two!

Through into the master bedroom and there’s a waxed oak king-size bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, freestanding wardrobes and a large mirror. A pavilion style fuschia upholstered chair sits next to full-height triple panel windows to make this a room with a view, and beautiful feature wallpaper in soft, soothing tones, compliments the colour-way that flows through from the main living area.

The luxurious en-suite carries through the warm cosy colour scheme. Here there’s not only a bath, there’s a shower too with stylish minimalist handset. A beautiful Hampton vanity unit with counter-top basin adds style and a certain sophistication to complete the look.

The second bedroom with white painted twin beds, a freestanding wardrobe, bedside cabinet and mirror, is equally as luxurious.  In this room curtains, scatter cushions and a lightshade, in a warm blue, tartan style fabric give a different, but equally relaxed feel.

The family shower room mirrors the colour-way from the second bedroom and includes a large walk-in shower and Hampton vanity unit with counter-top basin.

Not only is this beautiful addition to the Wessex range practical, it also has a wonderful warm, relaxed feel that make it the perfect lodge retreat.

The 45’ x 20’ model displayed is to be sited at a new development at Grand Eagles, Scotland and has already been sold (other plots available to site a Wessex lodge). For more information please visit www.grandeagles.co.uk or call 01764 663 119.

The Allure wasn’t the only lodge on the Wessex stand to draw attention, the fresh and beachy 2018 Summerhouse was also exceptionally well received; the perfect lodge for enjoying carefree days with friends and family. 

The model displayed, clad in Yellowstone CanExel (also available in a range of other colours and claddings), has a lovely holiday vibe thanks to tall, slender windows and French doors to the lounge and master bedroom which invite the outside inside.

White panelled, semi-vaulted ceilings and partially panelled walls continue the fresh, beachy feel inside and 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.  An intelligent floor plan maximizes the use of space, particularly in the living area where the kitchen, with fully integrated Bosch appliances, cleverly wraps around the far side of the lodge. 

Through into the master bedroom, a stylish Hampstead double bed sits central to the room in front of a feature, full-height wall with beautiful glazing.  Behind this wall, an indulgent extra large, double-ended bath is situated, and then to the left a separate WC and en-suite shower room – pure luxury!

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.

The 40’ x 20’ model displayed was pre-sold and is to be sited at Yarwell Mill Country Park, Cambridgeshire. Available for sale – POA. For more information please visit www.yarwellmill.co.uk or call 80 782 344.

The affordable Classic luxury lodge also proved popular with both retail and trade visitors alike. Bright and comfortable with a fresh and airy feel, the Classic lives up to its name and provides the perfect get-away with its unique character and true Wessex style.

On entering through large French doors, the spacious living area immediately evokes a feeling of comfort and ease. The white panelled ceiling and large windows accentuate a feeling of space and with a soft colour pallet and comfortable sofas, this is a lodge you can sit back and relax in, in true style. 

The high gloss kitchen provides ample cupboard space in addition to accommodating the full complement of integrated kitchen appliances. A particular feature of the kitchen is the wide work surface between the kitchen and dining areas which creates a breakfast bar with high stools in addition to providing an extremely practical work area.

Light and inviting the bedrooms continue the fresh and comfortable feel with soft checked fabrics, panelled feature walls and freestanding Bentley furniture - a perfect haven on a warm summers night or cold winters evening.

Well equipped and stylish, the contemporary styled bathroom and en-suite are ideal for having a soak and unwinding at the end of the day.

A firm favourite with luxury lodge parks throughout the UK, the Classic continues to live up to its name!

The 40’ x 20’ model displayed was pre-sold to Thornton Lodge Country Retreat, York and is available for sale - POA. For more information please visit www.thorntonlodgefarm.co.uk or call 01347 821 306.

Nathalie Montague Sales Manager for Wessex commented: “It’s been a fantastic show for Wessex with the Allure being the star of the show. Visitors loved the dog shower and the practicality of the lodge where pets were concerned – we had quite a few dogs try out the dog shower for size, one or two owners pointed out its dual use to wash off your wellies! The Summerhouse and Classic were also very popular. The new Summerhouse is a stunning lodge; visitors particularly liked the fresh beachy living space and master bedroom with its unique en-suite facilities. The Classic, as an affordable rental lodge, also proved popular and continues to impress for its affordable luxury, quality, style and practicality.”

If you missed out on seeing these fabulous lodges at The Lawns, come and see us at Holiday Caravan 2017  (Beaulieu) on the stunning Beaulieu Estate in the New Forest from 22nd to 24th September (21st September trade only).

For more information email info@wessexparkhomes.co.uk or call 0845 257 0400.