The Willerby Clearwater Series 2 holiday lodge is available as a two bedroom and three bedroom model. For this review we have opted for the former although it included several optional items including Canexel cladding as opposed to the standard cream vinyl cladding. Importantly however, all models sit on a fully galvanised heavy duty chassis and have energy efficient PVCu double glazing and gas central heating. The lodges are built to EN 1647 but can be supplied to residential standard BS 3632 if required.
Internally, the daytime accommodation takes up well over 50% of the total area of 40ft x 20ft. Directly opposite the entrance is the kitchen, whilst immediately on the right of the doorway is a large cloakroom where the gas boiler is also situated. In addition to an ample number of floor and wall cupboards standard appliances in the kitchen include a Belling double cavity oven and grill with a lift up glass splashback, and a curved glass and stainless steel extractor.
There is also a dedicated space for an optional microwave as well as a dishwasher and washer/dryer, all three appliances being part of a deluxe option pack as is either an integrated or free standing side by side fridge and freezer.
Separated from the kitchen by a low wall is the lounge and dining area, the latter being one of the largest we have come across in a lodges of this size for a long time. Dining furniture consists of a large rectangular table and four high backed padded chairs.
In the lounge are two two-seater sofas, a low level display/storage unit, a flame-effect electric fire, plus a sideboard and a coffee table. There is also a wall-mounted TV point although a bracket is not included. What is included in the standard package is a pair of sliding patio doors in the lounge end wall; all too often patio doors are optional extras so we were pleased to see that the company has not gone down that route. In this particular lodges too, the optional bay window has also been included in the lounge end wall.
Through a door from the kitchen is the hallway leading to the lodge’s bathroom and two bedrooms. The bathroom has a full size bath with a shower on the wall above the taps.
A glass screen running along the edge of the bath separates it from a porcelain washbasin mounted on a two door vanity unit. Above the washbasin there’s a large wall mirror and a very attractive tubular light. A dual flush low level toilet and an extractor mounted in the wall above the obscure glazed window complete the bathroom.
Further down the hallway on the left, is the door into the main bedroom. Here, a kingsize bed with lift up storage and a contrasting wood headboard is standard. Either side of the bed is a bedside cabinet. Opposite the foot of the bed is a small dressing table, and mirror mounted on a timber panel. To the left of the dressing table is the door leading to the en suite shower room where a quadrant shower cubicle, dual flush toilet, and porcelain washbasin and vanity unit identical to the one in the bathroom, have been fitted. To the right of dressing table is a walk-in wardrobe with hanging rails and drawers. There are also two doors at high level giving access to the roof space.
At the end of the hallway is the second bedroom. It is a good size room and comes with two single beds with contrasting wood headboards although there is an option of a kingsize or double bed. Although it lacks a dressing table, mirror etc it does, like the main bedroom, have a walk-in wardrobe with hanging rails and drawers.
The standard specification includes just about everything we think anyone would need in a holiday lodges with the exception of a fridge/freezer. Although this is included in the deluxe pack we definitely feel it should be a standard item as we cannot see anyone not requiring a fridge/freezer.
Verdict: Whether the buyer decides to have the holiday specification lodges to EN 1647 or to upgrade to residential standard of BS 3632 we believe that the Clearwater Series 2 will prove to be a very popular choice.
Ex Works price including VAT: £57,736.31*
*VAT at 20% Additional charges will be made by park operators, and/or distributors for transportation, siting and annual maintenance. Please check the price carefully before you commit to purchase, as prices vary considerably dependent, amongst other factors, on the geographical location of your chosen park.