The Tingdene Kudos lodge is a new design for 2016. It is a quirky design, starting with the exterior measurements, as part of the lodge measures 12ft wide and part is 14ft wide. Then there is the external appearance which is a mix of horizontal and vertical Smartside cladding with PVCu Anthracite grey double glazed windows and French doors.
The interior revealed even more individuality. The kitchen is well-specified with an induction hob, an electric oven, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge freezer, a wine rack and good storage facilities; all pretty standard then. But there is a big lacquered metal beam, (like an RSJ girder) partly structural and part feature at ceiling height and a tall round barrel-shaped stainless steel extractor fan over the hob.
Living space flows from the kitchen; the breakfast bar is good for social interaction, but it is the only eating area – no dedicated dining area. The L shaped sofa is upholstered in grey faux leather and has a multitude of scatter cushions. Roman blinds hang at the windows, anthracite coloured curtains swing at the French doors and charcoal grey upright radiators rise up the walls. The features are a shelf unit with USB charging point, the industrial look lighting and a 50 inch wall mounted television.
A door leads to the entrance hall where there is an upholstered cosy nook, a power point, coat hooks, a door to the exterior and a door to the shower room where we expected more eccentricity and it was there; the large shower with a bi-fold door has a feature wall, and other standard fittings but the heating is courtesy of the wall hung heated mirror. It gave off an amazing amount of heat.
Bedroom 2 has twin beds with padded headboards set against a feature wall of bronze and black with a Greek key pattern. Free standing bedside cabinets and a wardrobe complete the essential items.
The master bedroom has floor to ceiling windows with a sliding door to the exterior, framed by curtains hung by eyelets from a pole. The double bed has a white feature headboard with bedside cabinets each side of it. Clothes storage is simple wardrobes. A step leads to the feature of the bedroom – a roll top bath with a handheld shower; it can’t be described as an en-suite as the main facilities are located in the shower room.
Think idiosyncratic. It’s a utilitarian “converted warehouse” look, sort of “loft living” for a niche market, but its characteristics might charm those wanting something really different to spend leisure time in.
Size and pricing
- Twin 42ft x 12-14ft
- Built to BS3632 residential standard. Please refer to the park licence and associated planning conditions prior to confirming your order
- Recommended retail price ex works including VAT for the model seen from £88,915.00
- Additional charges will be made by park operators, and or distributors for the transportation and siting of your unit. Please check the price carefully before you commit to purchase as prices vary considerably dependent, amongst other things on the geographical location of your chosen park
- Website: www.tingdene.co.uk