Of all the static caravans we’ve reviewed this year, the 39ft x 12ft Carnaby Serenade 392B two bedroom model has to be one of the best, and with an ex works price of £40,369.39 including VAT of £1,786.39 it brims over with features and fittings. There are two other models in the range: a 35ft two bedroom (352B) and a 39ft three bedroom (393B), all three versions being12ft wide.
Included as standard are a fusion fully galvanised chassis, aluminium cladding, UPVC double glazing and wet central heating, whilst French doors in the end wall of the lounge, plastic cladding and environmental colours are options. The model reviewed here includes the options.
On entering the caravan, you turn left and walk past the second bedroom and shower room opposite into the kitchen and dining area before coming to the lounge at the end of the caravan. This comes complete with a two seater settee, two armchairs and a hexagonal coffee table. At night the settee can become an occasional bed to increase the sleeping numbers from four to six. The wall opposite the settee has been panelled, the focal point being the suspended electric fire.
Above the fire is a wall mount for a TV although it should be noted that the bracket is not included. However, HDMI connectivity is. Either side of the panel containing the fire and TV are further panels plus cabinets and glass shelves making the whole thing a very attractive feature of the caravan.
The dining area forms part of the kitchen. Here, there is a basically rectangular table and four chairs. Adjacent to the table and chairs is a tall fridge/freezer and a larder store with slide out shelves. The main L shaped kitchen area is opposite. In addition to a one and a half stainless steel sink unit there is a range of wall and floor cupboards and drawers, not to mention a microwave, a hob and oven with electronic ignition, plus a curved glass and stainless steel fume extractor.
Lighting in the lounge is via a six way pendant on the ceiling. Above the dining table there is a three way pendant and in the kitchen there is a light bar with four adjustable lights, plus lights in the fume extractor and on the underside of two of the wall cabinets.
A door from the kitchen leads into the hallway and the shower room and two bedrooms. The shower room is on the right as you enter the corridor with the shower cubicle to the right of the doorway. The cubicle has a sliding door and a thermostatic shower head. Adjacent to the cubicle is a ceramic washbasin and mixer tap sent on top of an open vanity unit. Above the washbasin is a shelf plus a two door mirror cupboard. The room then tapers to the wall opposite the shower cubicle where the low level toilet has been fitted.
Opposite the shower room is the second bedroom. This has two single beds with padded headboards above which is a built-in unit containing an open shelf and wall cabinets spanning the width of the bedroom, whilst facing the foot of the beds is another unit comprising two wardrobes, wall cabinets, and drawers.
The main bedroom at the end of the caravan has to be one of its best features. It has a double bed with under bed storage, and a large padded headboard. Either side of the bed are built-in units containing bedside cabinets, drawers, glass shelves, mirrors and downlights. Additionally, to the left of the bed, there is a large cupboard and three drawers whilst running down the left-hand wall is a wardrobe with sliding mirror doors.
On the wall facing the bed and adjacent to the doorway, is another mirror and narrow shelf next to which is the door into the en suite toilet compartment containing a low level toilet and a corner mounted pedestal washbasin.
To say that we were impressed by the Serenade would be an understatement: as we said at the beginning it is one of the best caravans we’ve reviewed in a long time and will we are sure, prove popular with buyers.
Ex works price: £40,369.39*
*The price quoted is ex-works, includes VAT, but excludes delivery, installation and any other costs as determined by the manufacturer, distributor, dealer or park owner. Please check the price carefully before you buy as it can vary considerably dependent on many factors including the geographical location of your chosen park.
For further information:
Carnaby Caravans Ltd., Lancaster Road, Carnaby Industrial Estate, Bridlington, Yorks., YO15 3QY.
Tel: 01262 679971.
Fax: 01262 670315.