Manufacturers have had plenty to shout about with new lodges and leisure holiday homes announced for 2019 during the show season. Upstairs bedrooms, Scandi design and hot tubs emerged as the winning trends, with spacious and luxury bathrooms high on the list of consumer must-haves.
The Hull show was the first full showcase for what's to be expected in 2019, all the major players were at the Lawns and Cottingham golf course. Here, Andrew Jenkinson picks out just a few of the head turners…
The big players Swift, Willerby, ABI, Carnaby, Atlas, and Regal were all at the Lawns along with Pathfinder, Prestige, Aspire, Oakgrove, Tingdene, Wessex and Omar. The golf course show took in the likes of Delta, Lark, Victory, Arronbrook, Europa, Lissett, Cara-build and Ultimate Leisure, plus a few smaller makes.
Arronbrook holiday homes had new models on show: one was this, the Opale (below)
Interior of the Opale with a divided -ff lounge area, which was proving very popular with visitors
Lark Leisure Homes from Poland are hoping to make an impact on the UK market with several lodge ranges
Lark bathrooms are well designed and finished
Ultimate Leisure homes lodge with upstairs bedroom! The company is Dutch-owned but built in Hull. In fact, a brand new factory is being built at present
Interior is minimalist on the new Ultimate Leisure Home lodge – like the Swift, it too has an upstairs bedroom
Aspire came from the ashes of Cambria Lodges and showed at the Lawns for the first time with this model the Boutique
Wow! The new Aspire was a real stunner and had been sold after a day
Swift's Toronto lodge was another surprise at the Lawns: a superb lodge in our book
Toronto's interior lounge area is contemporary and offers a superb lodge for families, complete with bunk room too
Willerby brought an old model name back from the mid 70’s, the Waverley – though it's very modern for 2019!
Master bedroom of the Waverley with upholstered seating and integrated drawers
Carabuilds' Unique Lodge division had a new model on show, named aptly The Escape
Although compact in size, it has a master bedroom and large bathroom!
Victory had several new models for 2019: this was one of them, the Westpark 38
Interior of the Westpark with open-plan living area
Prestige's new Dovecot lodge designed for the holiday letting market, clad in cedar
Yes! It has its own hot tub too! A novel feature of the Dovecote
Swifts S Pod 6 was a great new model with upstairs bedroom!
Interior of the S Pod 6: we liked the excellent finish and decor
Northern Log Cabins were a new small maker hoping to make an impact on the lodge / glamping market
Interior of the Log Cabin – it also has an upstairs bedroom. Is this a new must-have in 2019?
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