New for 2018, the Belmor offers spacious open plan living.
The Belmor static caravan from Victory Leisure Homes has been designed with practicality in mind.
Available in four models, we take a look at the 38ft x 12ft, two bedroomed Belmor. Designed with larger families in mind, there are also two caravans in the Belmor CL range, which have a centrally located lounges and twin and master bedrooms at either end of the unit.
From the outside the Belmor features aluminium coated wall panels in light cream, but Canexel cladding in a variety of colours are available as an optional extra. And both windows and guttering can be changed to compliment the cladding. In our review model, they were in uPVC white, and the windows were double-glazed.
Our review model was mounted on a ‘Fusion’ galvanised steel chassis which is recommended for locations in estuaries or coastal areas with high salinity in the air. External walls are insulated to a depth of 50mm and all exposed pipework is lagged against frost damage. The Belmor is built to EN 1647 (non-residential) Standards.
The main access door is offset on one side, however at the front end are a set of patio style doors to the right with a small ‘bay’ window to the left. There’s an outside light in a good position by the access door to help you find the keyhole at night.
We liked the idea of having a smaller, offset patio door at the front – it’s a bit different and allows for a smaller, wrap-around deck to be fitted, which is something those on a budget might have to consider.
Entering the Belmor through the side access door, it’s a usual layout of lounge to the left, kitchen straight ahead and the access door to the bedrooms and bathrooms to your right. The Belmor gives the impression of a large, open-plan space, accentuated by the high-pitched ceiling, light colour palette and bright, understated soft furnishings.
Floor coverings are well done; a rugged doormat to wipe your feel takes you onto the light grey fully fitted carpet of the lounge which then segues seamlessly into the vinyl tiled-effect kitchen and dining room flooring.
The lounge has a chunky, grey, wrap-around sofa with bags of room to comfortably seat up to six. We couldn’t see a pullout sofa bed in this, but there’s more than enough floor space for a put up folding bed for those extra visitors, so no big deal. You also get a coffee table and opposite the sofa is a fireplace with a flame effect electric fire and a shelf above for a flat panel television (TV points supplied). A couple of storage shelves and a cabinet with a smoked glass door complete this unit.
Speaking of the fire, it’s worth mentioning that full central heating with a combi gas boiler is available as an optional extra on the Belmor range and would probably be well worth the investment if you were considering using the caravan throughout the year.
The kitchen is ‘L’ shaped with an array of floor and wall mounted cabinets in light Oak with a contrasting slate grey worktop. There’s a basic but effective stainless steel sink with mixer tap and a four burner cooker with oven and grill, which has a black glass splash back and vented cooker hood with light above. On our review model there was even an integrated microwave oven.
Although basic, this kitchen has lots of storage space for utensils and food but we were a little surprised to see that a fridge/freezer was available only as an option. We know the price of the Belmor range is keen, but even at over £32k, we think that maybe a fridge should be included in the standard spec?
Contained within the large kitchen area are a dining table and four stylish chairs with upholstered seats. This is free-standing which means it can be moved around to allow good access for mealtimes and pushed back out of the way when not in use.
A door from the kitchen leads, as usual, to the sleeping accommodation. It’s brightly lit and fully carpeted.
To the left is the family shower room which features a large shower cubicle with sliding glass door, wall-mounted thermostatically controlled shower and a plastic corner unit. There’s also a standard button flush toilet and a contemporary styled hand basin sitting atop a storage cupboard with open side shelves for towels.
The room, although fairly compact, is equipped with all you need on a holiday caravan of this type and is light and easy to keep clean with washable surfaces and a vinyl floor covering. There’s also an extractor fan included as standard.
In the twin bedded room, there’s a walkway between the beds, which is not too cramped. There’s also a single central table, really tall, padded headboards in bright red and a single wall light. At the foot of the beds is a wardrobe with storage drawers under, a small shelf with mirror above, and a power socket.
The master bedroom is across the back of the Belmor caravan, with a double bed offset to the right to make room for the en-suite. The bed has a padded headboard with a large open shelf above, bookended by two cupboards, with twin reading lights mounted below. The side tables have a storage shelf and the power sockets above incorporate USB chargers and switches for the lighting.
At the foot of the bed in the corner is a vanity shelf with mirror above and another power socket while in the opposite corner, an angled door leads to a small en-suite with toilet and pedestal hand basin. The room also has a splendid combination of wardrobes and storage drawers – certainly enough space to fit in all of your holiday clothes.
The Belmor has been designed as a practical, no nonsense range for families or couples wanting bright, spacious interiors with good storage and well thought out layouts. The price range from just under £30k to just over £32k is well pitched and the options to upgrade are many.
Spacious feel to lounge and kitchen.
Attractive, easy-on-the-eye, colour scheme.
Simple but workable shower room.
Excellent storage throughout.
Lack of a fridge/freezer.
No sofa bed in the lounge.
A nice, spacious holiday home with lots of options to upgrade from the basic spec.
Size: 38ft x 12ft
Berths: 4 + 2, in two bedrooms (one twin and one double).
Build Standard: EN1647 (non-residential)
Other layouts available: 33ft x 12ft 2-bed; 36ft x 12ft 2-bed; 39ft x 12ft 3-bed; 38ft x 12ft 2-bed CL; 38ft x 12ft 3-bed CL versions.
Key optional extras: uPVC double glazing with Low-E glass; combi boiler central heating with room thermostat; environmental exterior with colour coordinated uPVC windows and doors; fully galvanised Fusion chassis; choice of claddings in various colours; integrated fridge/freezer; integrated dishwasher; space-saving fold-under bed to twin bedroom.
Ex works price: £32,142.26*
*Extra charges will be made by park operators, and/or distributors for transport, siting and annual maintenance. Please check the price carefully before you commit to buy, as prices vary considerably dependent, amongst other factors, on the geographical location of your chosen park.