The 2022 Pemberton Arrondale holiday lodge has a crisp, modern colour scheme majoring on grey and white, garnished with chocolate, and a warm, subtle pink – a refreshing and stunning update on a model that has already proved its popularity.
This first 2022 model to be unveiled by Pemberton occupies an important place in the holiday caravan and lodge market: at 16ft in width, the Arrondale bridges the gap between lodge and holiday caravan. If your aspirations lean towards 20ft lodge width, yet the park you choose doesn’t have pitches wide enough, the Pemberton Arrondale might be the perfect answer.
There’s much more than width, though, to wow you in the new Arrondale…Style and storage are strong elements in its appeal.
This lodge has an offset beam running the entire length of the unit. In the accommodation end, the beam tops the wall that separates the bedrooms; in the living room, it forms a significant part of the styling.
You enter the Pemberton Arrondale amidships. Straight away you’ll notice the huge hallway. While many lodges and holiday caravans have an entranceway with a space to store coats and boots, the Arrondale takes this to a whole new level.
To the right of the door is a large dresser with cupboards above and below, and to the left is the coat hanging area, complete with shelves to store shoes below. The word ‘storage’ comes up again and again as we explore the Pemberton Arrondale; there’s a lot! The dresser next to the door, on its own, for example, has six cupboards.
Beyond the dresser is the family bathroom. There’s plenty of space to ablute. Recessed lighting around the mirror creates a ‘bright’ (and luxury) feeling and the parquet-effect tiling behind the bath injects a strong style statement.
At the back of the Pemberton Arrondale is the master bedroom and en-suite. There’s a luxury feel about this room. It has a dressing table with large mirror, a double wardrobe with drawers (plenty of storage space here), bedside tables, a floor-to-ceiling radiator and a sumptuously stylish bedhead finished in pastel plum upholstery with lighting recessed around it.
The style continues in the en-suite room. The shower runs the full length of the en-suite and is – there is no other word – massive. And it has an innovative feature. Within the frame of the hinged glass shower screen is a rail that you can use to hang towels or wet garments.
In the middle of this holiday lodge is the second bedroom. Another large plum-shade upholstered bedhead spans the wall behind both beds. The room has a small dressing table with a large mirror, plus a single wardrobe.
Behind the living area is – some would say – the most important room in the lodge in terms of practicality: the utility room. This is where the washing machine and utility sink live, together with plenty of storage. There are 10 cupboards for hiding away any manner of anything. A very nice feature is, set into the storage unit next to the sink, hooks for towels.
The front half of the Pemberton Arrondale lodge is devoted to the large, open-plan living area: dining area, breakfast bar, stunning kitchen and a large, open lounging area with an L-shaped settee and two sumptuously upholstered leather armchairs.
The colour scheme in the lounge is predominantly white and tones of greys, with a hint of chocolate thrown in (the lovely leather-effect upholstery of the armchairs) and subtle pink (cushions).
This colour combination creates a cosy, yet modern look that engenders a feeling of calm; the moment you step into this lodge you just feel more relaxed. This is partly down to the clever styling and use of space and partly down to the large, panoramic, log-effect electric fire, which doesn’t just look the part, it sends out a stream of lovely warmed air; on cold evenings you can imagine warming your tootsies here!
The fire is set into a feature wall in the lounge, opposite the L-shaped settee. Also snt into the feature wall are TV connection points, complete with a recessed shelf below the fire for consoles, Blu-Ray players and the like. The feature wall is a warm grey colour but, look closely, and you’ll see it’s composed of a vertical grain effect, using many different tones of grey to create the plain, yet very cleverly created wallcovering. On each side of the feature wall are the two dark chocolate leather armchairs, with squared-off arms and a very deep, comfy back-shape.
Opposite the chairs is the settee, which could comfortably seat four – or two very relaxed people reclining on each of the L-shaped sections. Using the L-shape of the settee (and the matching large footstool) in a variety of ways allows the focal point of the room to shift depending on what’s going on, facing the fire and TV or, with a slight turn, facing the culinary production area or with another turn, facing the view through the patio windows.
The lounge and kitchen are separated from each other only by the neat, metal border of the cream carpet that curves around the dining area and runs past the breakfast bar. It’s a nice design feature that clearly defines the two rooms whilst keeping the open-plan feel.
The dining area sits in between these two ‘zones’, with high-backed, pinky-plum fabric chairs and a super stylish, grey-framed glass table.
Next to this is the breakfast bar, complete with two leather and chrome stools. The structure of the Pemberton Arrondale has been used creatively as a design feature: the vertical support beam that joins the beam running the full length of the lodge, defining the off-centre apex, forms a divider between the breakfast bar and dining area and also helps to frame the entrance to the kitchen without losing floorspace. It’s an example of really clever styling from Pemberton.
The breakfast bar and kitchen worktops are in a white and grey marble effect. The drawers and cupboards have soft-close mechanisms. They’re the handleless style, with trapezoid cutouts that act as handles and give a sculptured 3D effect to the cabinets and drawers.
The five-burner hob takes pride of place in the centre of the kitchen worksurface. There’s a grey glass splashback behind, running the length to the wall and, and next to the hob, is a built-in wine cooler, a feature that underlines the overall luxury image of the Pemberton Arrondale.
Next to it is the sink; deep and in a practical, smart matt-black colour. Beneath the sink is the integrated dishwasher. As you explore the kitchen cupboards, you realise just how many there are. Storage is never going to be a problem in the Arrondale with eight large cupboards at floor level, 11 above and five drawers below.
However, just in case that isn’t enough for you, opposite the kitchen is the built-in fridge freezer, oven and microwave, set into fitted units that provide not only a nice place for these appliances to live, but also yet more storage. Fill it up, we dare you!
In this video we take a look inside the 2022 Pemberton Arrondale holiday lodge.
Verdict: Pemberton has the 16ft lodge width concept to itself. It’s a brilliant compromise between the usual holiday caravan width of 12 to 14ft and full 20 to 22ft lodge width; ideal for pitches that might not be able to accommodate a full-sized lodge.
The Pemberton Arrondale has space and storage aplenty. The 45ft version that we reviewed has the outstanding benefit of a utility room; for buyers who need three bedrooms, though, there is a version in which the utility room space becomes a third bedroom.
The 2022 Arrondale’s colour scheme creates strong appeal. The four elements in the open-plan layout – kitchen, dining suite, lounging and breakfast bar – are all carefully integrated while each has its own identity. And the large hallway is the icing on a very good cake.
- The amount of storage space
- The excellent hallway – with bags of storage capacity in two units
- The superb kitchen with lots of surface plus a large breakfast bar
Minus points: Built to EN 1647 rather than residential spec, but residential standard BS 3632 is an option
In a nutshell: The first 2022 lodge to arrive from Pemberton is with a refreshing new colour scheme, lots of practicality, storage space – and luxury, too.
Size: 45ft x 16ft
Build standard: EN 1647
Ex-works price: £107,638 inc VAT*
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For more information about the Pemberton holiday caravan and lodge range visit www.pembertonlh.co.uk or call 01942 321221.
*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