BK Bluebird Carnival Reviewed

BK Bluebird Carnival exterior

The Lawns Show saw the BK Bluebird name rising like a phoenix from the ashes of the recession. Earlier this year, having closed the BK factory in Poole Dorset, Willerby decided to re-establish BK Bluebird as one of its divisions. As a result BK had its own stand at the Lawns show in September, with examples of its four ranges being displayed. Amongst these was the 35ft x 12ft three bedroom Carnival holiday home. The layout for a two bedroom version will be announced later and plans for other models are also expected in due course.

Inside the Bluebird Carnival

The standard chassis is coated black with pre-galvanise as an option. The exterior is clad in aluminium with a steel pantile pitched roof which overhangs the lounge windows at the end of the home. The entrance leads into the lounge/dining and kitchen area which between them take up about 50 per cent of the Carnival’s floor area. Immediately to the right of the entrance is a tall cupboard housing the boiler followed by a space for a fridge, whilst facing the entrance is the U-shaped kitchen.

TV and fireplace in the Bluebird Carnival

This is well appointed with a large gas cooker with electronic ignition, but sadly a cooker hood is an optional extra. No problem about the work-top space however – the Carnival has plenty. There is also plenty of storage in the base units and wall cupboards. And there’s even a dedicated space above the fridge for a microwave.

Dining area in the BK Bluebird

The dining area in front of the kitchen has fixed L-shaped seating designed to take four people, the other two – this being a three bedroom home – having to sit on two stools. Opposite the dining area is further fixed seating running the length of the front wall of the home to a point halfway across the window in the end wall. At night one of the seats makes into a sofa bed. In the corner between the end wall and the rear wall is a unit containing a gas fire with provision for a TV above it.

Twin bedroom in the Carnival holiday home

The main sleeping accommodation comprises two bedrooms large enough to take two single beds each, and a main bedroom with a double bed. Bearing in mind that this is a single unit holiday home, clothes storage is not great. Although the home doesn’t have a bathroom the shower room more than makes up for the lack of one.

Wardrobe in the main bedroom

Main features

Coated black chassis
Aluminium cladding
Vaulted ceilings throughout
Gas cooker with electronic ignition

Verdict

The BK Bluebird Carnival is an good choice for anyone looking to buy a starter holiday home. It also comes with a number of options such as double glazing, central heating, and an extractor above the cooker.  We think it represents good value for money.

Specification

Type: Single holiday
Standard: BS EN 1647
Size: 35ft x 12ft
Bedrooms: 3

For further information: BK Bluebird, Imperial House, 1251 Hedon Road, Hull, HU9 5NA. Tel: 01482 713838. E-mail: enquiries@bkbluebird.co.uk Web: www.bkbluebird.co.uk

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