Looking for a entry level brand new static caravan? The new Kelston looks to fit the bill.
Getting on to the static caravan market is about to get that bit easier…why? Well, Willerby has added the Kelston range which is set to offer buyers the option of a new first caravan.
Launched for the 2020 season, the four models come in at below £28,000. This makes the Kelston static caravan line-up ideal for first-time buyers and offers excellent value at the same time.
Willerby Holiday Homes are masters at producing a range of models, filling in all the gaps they think need filling in the competitive holiday caravan sector.
So does this new range match up to Willerby’s reputation of quality and value?
We take a look at the 36ft x 12 ft two-bed model which is the starter of the range. The Willerby Kelston static caravan looks distinctive with its two small front windows, but don’t be deceived to think it’s lacking natural light.
The plain double glazed windows are standard, as to is the full roof guttering.
The Kelston doesn’t have a galvanised chassis but that can be an option. There’s one side door for entry but we are talking entry-level here.
The front end of the Willerby Kelston offers a very spacious U-shaped seating lounge, complete with electric fire and shelving – but no cupboards.
Integral ceiling lights give night illumination and the lounge still feels bright and airy despite the smaller twin front windows.
The seating is comfortable but not as sumptuous of course as more expensive holiday caravan models.
Move to the side kitchen and here you also have dinette seating for up to four using bench seats, with a side window.
The kitchen is L-shaped with a wall mirror next to it. There’s plenty of worktop and cupboard storage, plus a cooker/oven – but fridge and microwave are on the options list.
A small corridor takes you to the bedrooms and the family bathroom, which features a large shower cubicle, loo and hand basin plus a large window for added light and ventilation.
There’s a mirrored cabinet, plus shelf, but otherwise little storage.
The twin bedroom is opposite the bathroom and offers two beds plus a wardrobe. It’s not a bad size either though it lacks any shelf or wall-mounted cupboards.
However, step into the main bedroom and it’s spacious and comes complete with a walk-in wardrobe, plus a king-sized bed.
It also has two side shelf units plus a dresser with large mirror, fitted out with just shelves.
The master bedroom also comes with its own loo and hand basin too, with a shelf, mirror and large side window.
Verdict: Willerby has produced a holiday caravan to a decent spec that won’t break the bank. You can cherry-pick from the options list should you wish to making it a great static caravan for the first time buyer or those looking to buy new for the first time. You won’t have much in the way of storage, but it’s a great way of getting into this way of spending your leisure time without spending a load of cash!
Plus points: Super lounge area with airy ambience, good sized bedrooms.
Minus points: Storage, or the lack of it in the bathroom and lounge could be an issue.
In a nutshell: The Willerby Kelston offers plenty of static caravan for the money, it’s spacious and will be a good introduction to caravanning.
Size: 36ft x 12ft
Build standard: EN1647
Other Kelston models available: 36ft x 12ft three-bed; 38ft x 12ft two bed and 38ft x 12ft three bed.
Others to look at: Atlas Florida 36ft x 10ft three-bed; ABI Coworth 36ft x 12ft two bed; Arronbrook Scenic 38ft x 12ft two bed; Swift Loire 35ft x 12ft two bed.
Key optional extras: Dishwasher, washer, galvanised chassis, exterior colour – green, lift-up bed in bedroom, USB/TV points in bedrooms, central heating, Bluetooth sound system, coffee table.
Ex-works price: £27,943*
If you’re looking to buy this holiday caravan why not get a great static caravan insurance quote from us today
Spotted in the classifieds: A 2020 Willerby Kelston static caravan sited in Fife (KY16). Sited costs £35,800.
Cost to insure this sited static caravan would be £291.00**
For more information visit about the Kelston holiday caravan range visit www.willerby.com or call 01482 707844.
*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 dependent amongst other factors, on the geographical location of your chosen park.
**Leisuredays static caravan insurance quote based on Willerby Kelston static caravan insured for £40,800 (£35,800 for structure and £5,000 contents). Premium includes one-month free introductory discount available to owners on this park. Owners are a 68-year-old retired couple with previous static caravan insurance and three years no claim discount. Holiday caravan 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 09/01/2020.