Victory further strengthens its grip on the twin lodge market with the all-new Faraday
Billed as “the perfect starter lodge” this twin unit spans 40ft x 20ft and is designed to be affordable yet still have an expensive ambience about it.
Costing less than a £120,000, the Victory Faraday is ideal for a new buyer of a twin holiday lodge. So what did we think?
The Victory Faraday is built onto a galvanised chassis and comes with Artefoam cladding, usually finished in grey, but with other choices, such as a timber finish. Twin front patio doors are fitted plus pan tile roof and full guttering.
Enter the Faraday and it delivers as Victory promises – and that’s to make it feel more upmarket than the price suggests. There’s a large open plan lounge area with freestanding modular sofa in a soft black fabric and stool and a freestanding chair.
There’s a modern feel to this living space with its natural tones and the corner log-effect electric fire – makes this area a cosy living space.
Here you’ll also find a coffee table, large TV cabinet, and side cabinet in a light woodgrain colour. Two opening side windows and LED ceiling lights help to create a well-lit living area.
A large dining table comfortably seats four behind the sofa and next to the spacious kitchen. Here you’ll find lots of storage in cupboards and also a great expanse of worktop for serving up all your culinary delights and drinks – including a breakfast bar with two padded stools and three on-trend pendant lights above.
There’s space for a dishwasher and its well-equipped with a large integrated fridge freezer, oven, gas hob with extractor fan and built in microwave. The black appliances add a pop of warmth and colour to the light-coloured cupboards and worktop.
There’s an option to add a Velux window to the Faraday’s kitchen area, which could appeal to many buyers.
Like the rest of the Faraday, the twin bedroom has plenty of floor space. The two single beds are given a trendy, one-piece slatted wooden headboard – its looks really stylish and a modern black wall light offers concentrated illumination for reading.
For storage, there’s a double wardrobe is fitted and bedside cabinet but a lack of shelving and wall cupboards. The sockets have USB points, as in the lounge and kitchen areas.
The Faraday’s communal bathroom area again offers great space and cupboard storage and also comes with a bath and stand-alone hand basin. Some might find it small to use but its ideal for kids to use and there’s the option for a rainfall shower.
There’s also a utility room next to the bathroom with space for a washing machine and an area to dry your clothes. There’s lots of storage for laundry, boots and shoes, picnic gear etc too.
Into the Victory Faraday’s master bedroom and the space is impressive with a king-sized bed and the same wooden slatted headboard. The modern theme continues with the black wall lights and like a boutique hotel room you’ll also find a built-in dresser with stool, mirror and TV point fitted above.
There’s a large wardrobe here offering excellent storage, plus a side cabinet with drawers. We think a few shelves would have broken up the large wall areas.
Of course the master bedroom has an en-suite and it’s rather nice with a walk-in rainfall shower plus two separate hand basins with excellent storage beneath. There’s also a full wall mirror and large chrome ladder radiator.
Verdict: This latest Victory lodge offers an up-market modern feel that doesn’t cost the earth. We liked the lounge area with its open, spacious feel, and the décor is bang up to date with a great choice of colours and fabrics. There’s a lot of choice in this sector but this great value lodge is well worth seeking out.
Plus points: Plenty of space, well-equipped, sociable kitchen, good sized bedrooms and utility room.
Minus points: Some shelving in bedrooms would add extra storage and appeal
In a nutshell: The Victory combines modern trends yet feels homely and cosy. It’s definitely one to add to your list.
Size: 40ft x 20ft
Build standard: BSN1647
Other Faraday models available: 40ft x 20ft – 3 beds
Others to look at: Atlas Wisteria 40ft x 20ft two bed; Swift Edmonton 40ft x 20ft two bed; Willerby Heywood 40ft x 20ft two bed; ABI Kielder 40ft x 20ft two bed.
Key optional extras: Alternative exterior colour finish, dishwasher, front patio doors, PVC double glazing, Platinum Pack with BS3632 residential spec, Velux window, bedding set, wine cooler, Can-Excel timber effect cladding, Bluetooth speaker system and hot tub connection.
Ex-works price: £117,807.78 starting price*
Spotted in the classifieds: A 2022 Victory Faraday lodge for sale in North Yorkshire (TS9). Sited costs £187,605
Cost to insure this sited holiday lodge would be £553**
For more information about the range of holiday caravans and lodges from Victory 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 2022 Victory Faraday 20ft x 40ft lodge insured for £192,605 (£187,605 for structure and £5,000 contents). Owners are a 68-year-old retired couple with previous holiday caravan insurance and three years no claim discount. £5,000 contents included. £75 excess applies. Insurance premium includes insurance premium tax at the current rate and is correct as of 11/07/2022