2014 Willerby Clearwater two bedroom holiday lodge review

The Willerby Clearwater Series 2 holiday lodge with the optional Canexel cladding and bay window.

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.

Willerby Clearwater holiday lodge - The lounge and dining area is very spacious.

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.

Willerby Clearwater holiday lodge - Above the oven is a curved glass and stainless steel extractor.

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.

Willerby Clearwater holiday lodge - The dining area is spacious and comes with a table and four high back 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.

Willerby Clearwater holiday lodge - The kitchen is separated from the lounge by a low party 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.

Willerby Clearwater holiday lodge - There is a shower at the end of the bath plus a shower screen

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.

Willerby Clearwater holiday lodge - The washbasin sits on top of a vanity unit

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.

Willerby Clearwater holiday lodge - The second bedroom has to single beds as standard and a double as an option

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.

Willerby Clearwater holiday lodge - There is a kingsize double bed in the main bedroom

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.

Willerby Clearwater holiday lodge - The walk-in wardrobe in the main bedroom has hanging rails and drawers

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.

Willerby Clearwater holiday lodge - Floor Plan

Ex Works price including VAT: £57,736.31*

For more information visit the Willerby website or check out our holiday lodge insurance page for three reasons to insure with Leisuredays.

*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.

 

14 comments on “2014 Willerby Clearwater two bedroom holiday lodge review

  1. Would like to view 3bed, we have a caravan at Tywyn what sites are available for this lodge in this area.

    1. Hi Paul, Sorry for the delay in getting back you. I passed your query on to Willerby, they say as there is more than one Tywyn, a full address is needed locate your nearest dealer. If you’d prefer, you can email me your details directly lucie.carter@caravanguard.co.uk and I’ll pass them on to Willerby for you.

      I hope this helps.

      Many thanks

      Lucie

    1. Hi Linda,

      There’s a tool on the Willerby wesbite that allows you to search for your nearest dealer to arrange a viewing. Click here and follow the instructions.

      I hope this helps.

      Lucie
      Leisuredays

  2. Can you please advise what the ex works price would be for the BS3632 version of the two bedroom Clearwater Series 2 ?

    Also please clarify the differences between BS3632 and EN1647

    many thanks

    1. Hi Gary
      The Willerby website only gives prices for the BS1647 version of the Clearwater. I will ask Willerby if they can give an indication of price for the BS3532 models. The main difference between the BS3632 and BS1647 building standard is the level of insulation given to the lodge which allows BS3632 units to be used all year round and also makes them suitable for siting on residential lodge or park home parks.

  3. my sister has just purchased a clearwaterlodge. She was told it was up to residential standards.How can she check to see if it is? Also does she still need to follow cold weather rules if she is using it on a regular basis of about 3 times a week through winter?

    1. Hi Jenny
      We’re checking into how you could establish if the Clearwater is built to BS3632 residential standard. I realise BS3632 is optional on the Clearwater.
      It sounds like her park is staying open over winter. I can’t speak for other insurance policies, but if your sister is a Leisuredays holiday caravan insurance policyholder she will need to follow the precautions we set out – whilst her holiday park remains open she doesn’t have to perform a full drain down each time she leaves the lodge unoccupied but she does have to follow 3 quick and simple precautions. See below wording from our policy book:
      Between 1st November – 15th March whilst your park is open, whenever unoccupied:
      Turn the water off at the stopcock
      Turn on all taps and the shower to let all water out
      Flush toilets, ensuring all water is drained from the cistern

      I hope this helps Jenny

    2. Hi Jenny
      I did hear back from Phil Holmes at Willerby on this one. He said

      “The customer should have a badge on the exterior of the unit (usually located near the door) and also they should have a certificate within their Lodge paperwork (but this can sometimes not get passed on during a sale). If the customer wants to send me their model number (beginning with WT and located on the rear of the chassis or in the boiler cupboard) I can certainly look up the details for confirmation if they fail to find the information elsewhere.
      Best Regards
      Phil Holmes
      Willerby Marketing Manager”

      Jenny I will forward this email on to you so you have an email address for Phil.

  4. We have the three bedroom Clearwater we brought this year and you get a certificate with the identification number on.hope this helps .linda

    1. Thanks Linda. If Jenny calls Willerby with that number, they should be able to tell her if the unit is built to BS3632 standard.

    1. Hi Joy,

      Holiday homes built to the EN 1647 specification are deemed suitable for use as temporary or seasonal accommodation on a holiday basis, and are not suitable as a permanent residence. Whereas homes built to BS 3632 are suitable for permanent residence, and are manufactured to meet stringent requirements regarding safety, sound and thermal insulation, construction and durability.

      There’s more information on the Willerby website, see here for details.

      I hope this helps, many thanks!

      Lucie,
      Leisuredays

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