Victory Leisure has been proactive over the last year with new production facilities and new personnel being drafted in to strengthen its team. We were therefore keen to see the first new Victory Riverwood lodge to come out of the factory for 2021.
A 40ft x 13ft single holiday lodge it complements the Lakewood lodge launched earlier in 2020. It was inevitable that Victory would build on its success and they’ve added a 41ft x 13 ft, three bedroomed Riverwood to its range.
The Victory Riverwood we reviewed had just left the factory and was built to EN1647 spec but can be upgraded to BS3632. It can also be ordered with several specifications added. This had the Lifestyle option which meant central heating and double glazing.
A galvanised chassis is standard along with the front French doors. Another addition was the exterior sand Artefoam cladding, replacing the normal aluminum, plus golden oak window surrounds. These both enhance the overall look of the Riverwood and will likely be added by most buyers.
Step through those front French doors into the Victory Riverwood and you come into a large front lounge, with two large sofas, a coffee table, and a TV cabinet.
There’s an electric fire in a stylish fire surround and two large side windows add more natural light. The colour scheme is very natural with hints of green in the curtains and cushions. LED lighting is integrated into the ceiling offering good night-time illumination.
There’s little in the way of storage in the lounge but walk through to the kitchen dining area and you’ll find acres of worktop and cupboard storage.
It’s also very modern and stylish in here and we loved the dark green cupboard doors with brass coloured doorknobs.
Those doors can also be ordered in blue but the green looked good and went well with the black hob and oven, built-in microwave, and taps.
It’s a very practical kitchen with a fridge freezer, plus space for a dishwasher and washing machine.
The dining area offers bench seating although the padding on the seats had yet to be added. It’s a pleasant, well-designed area, which will comfortably seat four for dinner.
From the kitchen area, you go down a small hallway and on the left is the twin bedroom. The design is more domestic than most, using the L shaped layout of the beds. It creates more floor area as well and makes it feel more spacious.
Good sized single beds are supplied and a wardrobe complete with extra drawer storage too. Kids will love this room – and adults too for that matter.
Opposite the twin room is the main bathroom complete with a walk-in shower and hand basin plus a storage cupboard. We particularly liked the green fern leaf patterned wall decoration, plus the green finish shower head and black taps and radiator – makes a change from chrome
The nature-themed décor continues in the double bedroom, complete with a king-sized bed and full-length windows allowing in plenty of natural light. The bed has two side drawers with a trendy roof mounted hanging light above.
There’s plenty of storage in the walk-in dressing room which has a walk-in wardrobe and a dresser with plenty of drawer storage and a super large mirror.
The same green themed decoration is featured in the Victory Riverwood’s en–suite bathroom, which also has a walk-in shower, hand basin, plus loo.
It all looks fabulously classy and with the Lifestyle pack, towel rail radiators are fitted in both bathrooms.
Verdict: It seems Victory has another winner on its hands and with the extra Lifestyle pack added it makes for a great value holiday lodge. That kitchen is a cracker with all that storage and the stylish green finish. Overall the Victory Riverwood works well.
Plus points: Excellent kitchen area with microwave and fridge freezer fitted as standard. The twin room is excellent for adults as well as children.
Minus points: Little storage in the lounge area
In a nutshell: The Victory Riverwood should prove to be a big hit for buyers who are looking for style and space on their lodge holidays.
Size: 40ft x 13ft
Build standard: EN1647 or BS3632
Other Riverwood models available: 41ft x 13ft three bed
Others to look at: Atlas Sherwood 40ft x 13ft two bed, Swift Biarritz 40ft x 13ft two bed, Carnaby Silverdale 39ft x 12ft two bed
Key optional extras: Alternative exterior colours, double glazing with an oak finish, washing machine, dishwasher, central heating, Velux windows, BS3632 residential spec, Bluetooth.
Ex-works price: £47,170*
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 2021 Victory Riverwood lodge sited in Devon. (DT6). Sited costs with decking and storage box £86,745.
Cost to insure this sited holiday lodge caravan would be £244**
For more information about the Victory lodge and holiday caravan range visit www.victoryleisurehomes.co.uk or call 01430 471200.
*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.
**Leisuredays holiday lodge insurance quote based on 2021 Victory Riverwood lodge insured for £91,745 (£86,745 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 05/02/2021.