Holiday lodges are increasing in popularity
ABI began a couple of years ago with the Harrogate, and they’re building on this success with the new Kielder.
ABI are now hot on the heals of their competitors’ in the lodge market with this new range boasting eight floorplans and three sizes!
ABI has a long heritage of holiday caravan manufacturing and that experience shows in their latest Kielder lodges. The exterior of the new ABI Kielder holiday lodge looks quite smart, it’s quite simple in design and comes with quality double glazed windows and of course full guttering, a galvanised chassis, and uPVC external cladding.
It’s also built to BS3632 residential specification so ideal for parks on full all-year-round use.
The Kielder looks well-built on the outside so what’s it like inside? We take a look inside the 40ft x 20ft, two bedroomed model.
ABI has given the Kielder a very modern sweep inside, allowing the interior to have a contemporary ambience throughout. Two bedrooms and a super large lounge with deep fronted window area also allow plenty of light to flood into the lodge.
A three and two-seater sofa is supplied with a coffee table and TV cabinet and the heater is a rustic wood burner design. The two-seater can be made into a bed should it be needed.
The dining area is also part of the lounge, which houses seating for four on grey upholstered chairs around a light wooden table.
The kitchen is also directly next to the dining area and boasts excellent worktop space, as well as cupboard storage, plus a microwave, fridge freezer, and oven. It’s all finished in grey and comes with a side window but no roof window.
The Kielder’s bathroom has a bath and shower combined. It’s well planned and storage is in the shape of plenty of shelving. It’s also nicely finished and styling is simple yet attractive.
The twin bedroom has domestic sized beds plus plenty of floor area, plus a dressing table with stool and mirror. Like the rest of the Kielder holiday lodge it has plenty of power points too.
There’s also a walk-in wardrobe here so plenty of storage for two.
Now into the master bedroom of the ABI Kielder. Although it’s perfectly fine it’s not as impressive as it could be – there’s a distinct lack of cupboard storage or side cabinets – just shelves which seems a little cost-cutting.
It does have a built-in dressing table and a walk-in wardrobe too. The adjoining en-suite offers a full shower, plus plenty of floor space and storage is a strong point here, with an under-sink cupboard and large shelves.
Verdict: The ABI Kielder is a spacious and well-priced holiday lodge, which we think many holidaymakers would love to own. We liked the kitchen – though a dishwasher as standard would have been a great addition. But, pitched on your favourite plot the Kielder will provide years of enjoyable holidays!
Plus points: Great lounge area, spacious kitchen with a great allocation of worktop.
Minus points: Lack of cupboard storage in the master bedroom, no dishwasher as standard fit.
In a nutshell: A great new lodge range from ABI makes this a contender for many buyers. The Kielder offers a contemporary lodge for a decent price tag.
Size: 40ft x 20ft
Build standard: Optional – BS3632
Other Kielder models available: 41ft x 20ft three-bed; 44ft x 20ft four-bed
Others to look at: Willerby Rowan 45ft x 20ft two bed, Swift Toronto 40ft x 20ft two bed; Victory 40ft x 2ft two-bed, Atlas Lilac 40ft x 20ft two-bed.
Key optional extras: CanExcel cladding, luxury pack, front patio doors, alternative layout options
Ex-works price: £81,260.90*
If you’re looking to buy this holiday lodge why not get a great lodge insurance quote from us today.
Spotted in the classifieds: A 2020 ABI Kielder lodge sited in Lincolnshire (NG34). Sited costs £119,995.
Cost to insure this sited holiday lodge would be £424**
**Leisuredays holiday lodge insurance quote based on 2020 ABI Kielder lodge insured for £124,995 (£119,995 for structure and £5,000 contents). Owners are a 68-year-old retired couple with previous lodge insurance and three years no claim discount. Holiday lodge fitted with skirting and an alarm system. £5,000 contents included. Insurance premium includes insurance premium tax at the current rate and is correct as of 09/06/2020.
For more information about the ABI lodge and holiday caravan range visit www.abiuk.co.uk or call 01482-862976.
*Extra charges will be made by park operators and/or distributors for transport and siting and annual maintenance. Please check the price carefully before you commit to buy as prices vary considerably dependant amongst other factors, on the geographical location of your chosen park