The Ambleside receives a few small touches for 2021
It’s not been an easy year for the holiday caravan or lodge industry, with lockdowns breaking the supply chains, meaning the development of new models has been very difficult.
So we were lucky to get to see a new ABI Ambleside Premier static caravan as these are selling fast! Aimed at the mid market sector the two-bedroomed Ambleside Premier offers a lot of holiday caravan for less than £60,000.
With 41ft x 14ft of floor space to play with, the designers at ABI have seemingly made the Ambleside Premier feel more spacious. It comes with a fully galvanised chassis, plus matt finish grey plastic exterior cladding.
The front large patio doors fitted are optional and most buyers will plump for them being fitted. Full guttering/down pipes are also fitted as standard as well as double glazing.
The layout of the Ambleside Premier consists of a large front lounge that has a large three-seater sofa, plus a two seater sofa, leg rest-cum-table and a TV cabinet in the corner. A fireplace comes with electric fire while central heating is fitted throughout.
The lounge area flows into the dining and kitchen area and the colour scheme is light and modern, although the warm tones of the cupboards help give it a rustic feel too.
The dining area seats four on orangey coloured chairs, to match the cushions in the lounge.
The kitchen is split, so the hob is on the left with eye level oven and grill in the middle of the cupboards and next to the fridge/ freezer. There’s a good stretch of worktop and storage is perfectly adequate too. Opposite the hob is the sink, with more worktop for food preparation, as well as extra cupboard storage.
To access the bedrooms and shower rooms you go through a spacious hallway, and the main bathroom opposite the side door entrance. It’s quite a narrow room but does have a walk-in shower, plus hand basin and loo. There’s a Velux roof light, ample cupboard storage plus towel drying radiator.
The master bedroom is next door, and it’s a superb bedroom being extremely spacious with a king size bed and a large side dresser with drawers and overhead cupboard.
There’s also a lovely, upholstered window seat with drawers beneath.
Double wardrobes are fitted which also come with more drawer storage too.
Plus, there’s an en-suite which is larger than the main bathroom. This has a window for added natural light and ventilation too. Storage runs into twin shelves as well as under the hand basin.
The second bedroom has domestic-sized twin beds but you can order the Ambleside Premier with a double bed here if needed. There are reading lights and a central cupboard, plus wardrobe.
The autumnal colour theme is also a feature here on the padded headboards, cushions and curtains. Guests will find a dressing table with shelves and large mirror for getting ready for the day! Overall this twin room is spacious and comfortable.
Verdict: ABI have produced a super holiday caravan that offers good lighting throughout as well as Bluetooth, and mains combined USB wall sockets. The interior styling has a rustic edge to it with a contemporary twist plus, it’s light and airy and offers plenty of room for four. We’re sure many will fall in love with the Ambleside Premier, as a great value static caravan.
Plus points: Great master bedroom, good specification with comfort
Minus points: Main bathroom isn’t very big
In a nutshell: The Ambleside Premier is a spacious and contemporary holiday caravan for four. It’s excellent value and four people will never feel cramped.
Size: 41ft x 14ft
Build standard: EN1647
Other Ambleside models available: 40ft x 13ft – two bedroomed; 38ft x 12ft – two bedroomed; 41ft x 13ft – three bedroomed; 40ft x 14ft – two bedroomed
Others to look at: Arronbrook Eclipse 38ft x 13ft; Swift Vendee Lodge 42ft x 13ft, Willerby Waverly 42ft x 14ft; Regal Harlington 40ft x 14ft
Key optional extras: CanExcel cladding, BS3652, Sprung mattress, Bluetooth sound system, heavy duty chassis, integrated washing machine, integrated microwave, dishwasher
Ex-works price: £58,900*
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 2021 ABI Ambleside holiday lodge sited in Cumbria (CA7). Sited costs £84,900.
Cost to insure this sited holiday lodge would be £253**
**Leisuredays holiday lodge insurance quote based on 2021 ABI Ambleside holiday lodge insured for £89,900 (£84,900 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. £75 excess applies. Insurance premium includes insurance premium tax at the current rate and is correct as of 03/12/2020.
*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.
For more information about the ABI Ambleside visit: www.abiuk.co.uk or call 01482 862976.