Wessex Allure Luxury Lodge a showstopper at Grand Designs Live

Wednesday 16th May 2018

Wessex delighted show-goers at Grand Designs Live, London Excel last week where they displayed the beautiful, pet-friendly Allure luxury lodge. Located next to the Grand theatre, the Allure was perfectly positioned to draw in the crowds and proved to be a real showstopper!

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. For many years now, pet owners have felt excluded, often being allocated the oldest accommodation on-site due to the wear and tear their pets may cause. Not so any more, there has been a noticeable change and park operators are now embracing the pet friendly market, offering quality accommodation for all. 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.

Through into the spacious open-plan living area with its white panelled vaulted ceilings and there’s a wonderful warm and welcoming feel. There’s a cosy 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 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 here 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 pantry, ceramic sink and central workspace between the kitchen and dining areas with a five-burner hob and island extractor. Integrated luxury branded 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. 

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 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 shower and a Hampton vanity unit with counter-top basin.

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

The 45’ x 22’ model displayed has been sold to Royale Parks. For more information please call 01329 830 068, email enquiries@royaleparks.co.uk or visit www.royalelife.com.

Nathalie Montague, Omar Group Area Sales Manager and designer of the Allure commented: “It’s been a fantastic show and feedback on the lodge has been exceptional! Visitors loved the cosy, warm feel and the fact that pets were catered for; we even had a couple of four-legged visitors who tried the dog shower for size!  Other features that proved popular were the walk-in pantry – perfect for storing all those foodie holiday treats and the cosy snug with its comfy love seat!”

Next stop on the show calendar is The World of Park & Leisure Homes Show, Stoneleigh Park Warwickshire, open to the trade on 7th June and to the general public 8thto 10th June (free entry and parking) - Wessex will be launching an all-new luxury lodge, the Spinney, so don’t miss it! 

For more information on the Wessex range of luxury lodges and park homes, please the call the friendly Wessex team on 0845 257 0400 or email sales@wessexparkhomes.co.uk .