2011 ABI Kentmere static caravan reviewed

ABI Kentmere static caravan

The Kentmere’s half glazed side entrance door leads into the kitchen/dining area which looks big and has a luxury feel to it with a fiver burner hob, cooker hood, and a double oven with a grill. We liked the shaped splash back behind the hob, the integral blinds within the windows each side of it and the round sink. We thought the wine glass holder and wine bottle holder made the best use of space. The table and chairs were tucked into a corner; it might be a tad tight to seat four people with ease.

ABI Kentmere open plan kitchen and living area

In the static caravan’s lounge, bold colour choices, like chocolate and red curtains hanging at the windows and French doors, and chunky furniture featured, with contemporary low level storage units as a contrast.

ABI Kentmere lounge

The master bedroom had a 5ft lift up double bed with a luxurious looking padded headboard, coordinating bed linen and sill length curtains. Each bedside cabinet had a light over it. We were surprised to find walk-in wardrobe and a chest of drawers and there was storage in the dressing table too. A neat en-suite shower room complemented the bedroom and there is a family shower room too.

ABI Kentmere master bedroom

Plush padded headboards in duck egg blue, as in the master bedroom, gave the twin bedroom an open and modern feel, and the bedding sets for both bedrooms come as standard.

ABI Kentmere twin bedroom

Verdict

The ABI Kentmere static caravan was first introduced to the public in 2010 and the model we saw was a prototype; a few design tweaks made to it since then as a result of feedback from several sources have improved it.  The two bedroom model we saw had a dividing wall between the kitchen/diner and lounge area, but this can be opened into one open plan room and this would give more room for the dining table.

ABI Kentmere floorplan with dividing wall
Click to enlarge floorplan

ABI Kentmere kitchen

ABI Kentmere wine rack in the kitchen
Wine rack in the kitchen

ABI Kentmere wine glass storage in the kitchen
Wine glass storage in the kitchenABI Kentmere shower room
Shower room

The tech spec

Single unit
Galvanised chassis
40ft x 12ft
Two bedrooms
Three bedroom version is available
uPVC double glazing
uPVC cladding
Extra insulation from 25mm to 50mm in the roof
Pantile roof
Full central heating
Optional design features;
Fixed front windows
Open plan kitchen/dining/living area
Space saving twin beds
Washing machine
Dishwasher

The Kentmere static caravan, is built to EN 1647 (leisure use standard) therefore is not intended for residential occupancy.

For prices and further information: ABI (UK) Ltd, Swinemoor Lane, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 0LJ. Tel: 01482 678000. Visit: www.abiuk.co.uk. Email: info@abiuk.co.uk

10 comments on “2011 ABI Kentmere static caravan reviewed

  1. A really impressive caravan home. Very roomy, great style,practicability and colour choices makes it bang up to date. Trouble is it makes vans from 4 years old look old! Will have to add up the pennies before showing it to the senior partner!

  2. Purchased this caravan in June 2011 and initialy was very impressed with layout, it just looked stunning, but on a closer inspection over several weekends it was apparant to me that the fine workmanship was very shoddy ie silicone on the worktops, windows and doors. Damaged gutters not fount til it rained. Black marks on the white pvc doors/wondows looks like fingerprints. Other wise a lovely caravan

  3. I bought the 3 bedroom home in March this year and my wife and I are very pleased with the very high standard of top quality equipment and finish.We looked at several top end holiday homes before making our minds up,compared to other homes in the same price bracket this home is in a league of its own.We had a slight problem with the kitchen ceiling lights,but this was put right by ABI very quickly.What you see is what you get,top Quality

  4. Agree with johnnyp, top quality equipment and finish however as said before there was some problems with basic finish, also had problems with living area lights which was fixed by ABI (4 weeks) but still a great looking and comfortable van. Would purchase again no problem.

  5. Very disappointed in quality of Kentmere. Bought June 2011. Too much attention to “dressing” i.e.bolsters & bed linen which presumably added to price. Edge of shower room worktop around wash basin already peeling.
    4-people sitting at dining table not an option due to lack of space. Sadly our pension savings not wisely spent.

  6. Purchased June 2011. Fantastic caravan, really like the contemporary interior. No problems with workmanship in our unit. Would recommend.

  7. This truly is a superb caravan,yes it’s upmarket and expensive even used they sell over £40,000. I am delighted with the purchase the quality is what I expect for this money and I would recommend the caravan to anybody that wants that extra something special.

  8. Well heres another complaint about the Kentmere have now noticed the outside light are now beginning to peel, we are only a few hundred yards from the sea but no excuse, purchased June 2011. Have now been informed this was a faulty batch and will replace in a few weeks, wonder what else we will find in the months to come which is faulty.

  9. Two years on and we have had no problems at all. We are still very pleased with our choice. So many mobile homes have chintzy rather old fashioned looking interiors, this one is a much more contemporary very comfortable holiday home.

  10. We are really pleased with our Kentmere best thing we did we have had just one problem the outside light have never worked since we got it but 2 years on and still waiting for the park to sort it but not bothered I don’t want them on any way

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