The 38ft x 12ft Sherborne is one of the latest additions to the BK Bluebird range of holiday homes and is available with either two or three bedrooms. When we saw the two bedroom model at this year’s Boat, Caravan and Outdoor Show held at the NEC in February, the first thing that impressed us was the step down from the kitchen area into the lounge area. A simple change to the conventional perhaps, but one which we felt enhanced the home’s appeal. The step, incidentally, is lit by a row of LEDs which impressed us still further.
The home is built on a zinc coated black V-tech chassis and has a steel pantile pitched roof. All the windows and doors are UPVC double-glazed and the cladding is aluminium although an environmental green option is available. The entrance is mid-way along the front wall and leads directly into the dining and kitchen areas with the lounge further to the left as you look at the kitchen. The kitchen is L shaped but instead of having the sink/drainer facing you along the back wall, it is to your left and actually backs onto the lounge. The standard furniture in the dining area consists of a table and four chairs. The floor here and in the kitchen is plank effect vinyl its colour matching the worktops. There is a good number of wall and base units with soft-close doors and drawers. Equipment here includes a four burner stainless steel electronic ignition gas cooker and extractor, plus an integrated larder fridge/freezer.
The lounge – which like the bedrooms is carpeted – has L shaped seating part of which can become a pull-out bed. On the wall is an electric flame effect fire set into a base unit. Above the fire is a wall mount for a flat screen TV.
A door from the kitchen leads into the hallway, with the home’s shower room being immediately on the left. Beyond that is the main bedroom, which spans the full depth of the home and has 5ft double bed with storage below. There is also a dressing table with a large mirror on the wall above it. The en suite is small and hence has no shower, only a toilet plus a washbasin mounted on a vanity unit.
The second bedroom comes complete with two single beds with a bedside cabinet between them. There are four cupboards above the beds and opposite the foot of the bed on the outside wall, is a single wardrobe.
- Zinc coated chassis
- Aluminium cladding
- UPVC double glazing
- Gas fired central heating
- Vaulted ceilings throughout
- En suite
- Stepped entrance into lounge area with LED lighting
It’s not difficult to see why the Sherborne won accolades for its flair and imagination at the 2009 Caravan Industry Constructors Awards. It’s a holiday home which will grace any park whilst ensuring that its owners have many happy holidays in the coming years.
- Type: Single holiday lodge
- Standard: BS EN 1647
- Size: 38ft x 12ft
- Bedrooms: 2