Altas Wisteria Lodge Review

Wisteria Wonderland

The Atlas Wisteria isn’t simply a 43ft x 20ft wooden box with a luxury lining – real thought has gone into a profile that is interesting and attractive in itself.

Atlas Wisteria exterior

With its lovely timber cladding, it makes for a very distinguished-looking holiday home lodge – and as it can be built to either 1647 or 3632 standards, it can be used as either a leisure or a residential unit.

The front door leads you into a reasonably sized hall, carpeted, with textured wall covering, ceiling spots and an attractive, thermostatically-controlled, contemporary-style bar radiator.

Through a door to the right in the two-bed show home we saw (a three bed version is also available) an excellent, but rather unusual, utility room plus WC, with sink, Baumatic washer/dryer as standard and low-level, dual flush loo.

The entrance hall turns to the right, leading to the bedrooms. The master is first on the left and gets a roomy en suite.

Master bedroom in the Wisteria

The entrance to the second bedroom is at the end of the hall. This bedroom was fitted with twin beds in the show home but there is room for a double.

The best feature for a second bedroom is the en suite, this time with shower only, but otherwise similarly well appointed to that in the master.

To the left from the entrance hall is a door with two smoked/clear glass patterned panels.

This leads into the kitchen part of the open-plan living area, with a raised dining area to the right and the lounge ahead, spanning the width of the front of the home.

The Atlas Wisteria's fully equipped kitchen

In the kitchen, wall-mounted, glass-doored cabinets occupy the corners either side of the window on the outside wall.

Below the window is the stainless steel sink and there are cupboards below, plus an integrated Baumatic dishwasher.

The third arm of the U acts as a partition between kitchen and lounge (and could be used as a breakfast bar, though there’s no overhang for knees) and has a set of three drawers and a cupboard.

The dining area

A step up from the kitchen and you are on the carpeted dining area. Behind the dining table is an excellent cabinet unit.

The lounge is an excellent, airy space, well lit by two large bay box windows (one to the front, one to the side), two substantial flush-fitting windows on the side wall either side of the feature fireplace, the French doors on the end wall, plus two Velux windows in the vaulted ceiling.

Inside the Atlas Wisteria

Furniture includes a comfortable, large, two-cushion fabric weave sofa and two matching, chunky armchairs, a couple of side tables and a matching low, four-drawer cabinet.

Verdict

It won’t be cheap but the Wisteria is a real winner – great to look at on the outside and welcoming on the inside, well built and thoughtfully designed, well equipped and tastefully furnished.

It has a sufficiency of the necessaries, like power points, energy-efficient lights and radiators, and stylish modern touches without relentless trendiness.

Fact-file:

Type: Twin unit lodge-style home
Standard: either BS EN1647 for leisure use only or BS3632 residential
Size: 43ft x 20ft
Bedrooms: 2 (both en suite)
Other versions: 43ft x 20ft three-bedroom

Features include:

Timber cladding
French doors to front
Open plan living area
Raised dining area with glass balustrades
Integrated dishwasher and washer/dryer as standard
US-style fridge freezer as standard
Two en suite double bedrooms
Separate WC/utility room
Vaulted ceilings throughout, with double vaulting over kitchen
Two velux windows to lounge
Painted tongue and groove ceilings

Source:Park & Holiday Homes Logo

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