The Harewood from veteran caravan manufacturer ABI Holiday Homes has been specifically designed as the 40ft x 12ft 6in two-bedroomed version.
From the outside, the caravan displays a fairly standard configuration in terms of looks. It’s clad in aluminium in a pale cream colour and has a dark grey pan tile roof, white Upvc guttering and downpipes with a nice overhang in charcoal to the front elevation. This overhang also incorporates four LED down lighters set above + large sliding patio doors.
Insulation on the ABI Harewood is 100mm in the roof and below the floorboards with 50mm in the walls. ABI also offers buyers of the Harewood the option of a special Winter Premium Pack, which they’ve designed to keep the caravan warm and cosy during the cooler months, heated towel rails and domestic central heating. Giving you a snug feeling twelve months of the year.
Stepping into the caravan from the side access door, you have the kitchen ahead and the dining area to your left. A smart, free standing square wooden table on a single leg has four upholstered chairs and is set in front of a side window. There’s a modern Laura Ashley light fitting above and a radiator behind.
The lounge has an L-shaped corner sofa unit which encompasses a double bed settee if ever required.
The lounge is fully carpeted and the delineation between lounge and kitchen is by a nice curve in the floor covering. Opposite the seating area is a feature wall unit with four slim line cupboards and three ‘floating’ shelves, set above a black flame-effect electric fire. The colour combination here is light oak timber, dusky beige doors and accents of green!
To the right of this unit, there’s a standard TV and DVD/satellite box table with DVD storage. Curtains, fabrics and scatter cushions all co-ordinate nicely with the furniture and the overall impression is of a retro feel. The ceiling is vaulted and trimmed in timber and there are two pendant lamp fittings.
The kitchen is a split affair with units in an L-shape to the left, with the sink and a separate set of units and cooker to the other side. This arrangement allows much more room to move and means the door to the bedrooms is offset to the left.
A range of cupboards sits below a wide counter top which separates the kitchen from the lounge. All doors and drawers are fitted with soft close mechanisms and the door faces are in that same dusky beige colour as those in the lounge. A built in microwave is fitted along with long, thin wall cupboards above the sink and the window has venetian blinds. There’s a feature free standing fridge freezer in a retro style with rounded corners.
The other side of the kitchen has a four-burner cooker with separate oven and grill, with externally vented cooker hood. Wall and floor cupboards are fitted to either side of the cooker and a large cupboard on the right near the front door houses the Harewood’s gas combi central heating boiler. Splitting the kitchen in this way is interesting and unusual although works very well
At the back of the caravan, a kinked corridor has a door on your left taking you into the shower room. The room featuring a shower cubicle, hand basin and toilet along with a mirrored cabinet. The walls are easy to clean white and there’s a vinyl floor.
Opposite the shower room and to your right is the twin bedroom. We really like what ABI have done here. Instead of having the beds side by side in the usual way they’ve put them at right angles to one another thus giving the room a really spacious feel. There’s also a double wardrobe with drawers and over bed cupboards with neat integrated LED light strips set into the cabinet tops.
Bedding and covers are plain white with a green accent in the throws and the beds have green padded headboards. The overall impression is of a stylish and comfortable space, ideal for children or adults. So much better than having to struggle down a thin strip of floor between side-by-side beds!
The rear portion of the Harewood is taken up with the master bedroom and its associated en-suite bathroom. Again, ABI have worked wonders with the space, fitting in not only a huge double bed (pocket sprung mattress ), there are also wardrobes, shelves and a vanity unit with stool, a mirrored dressing table and bags of storage in drawers. Again the colour scheme is a restful light timber with green accent and discreet LED lighting in the cabinets.
The en-suite boasts a full-length bath with hand shower, a small handbasin and double flush toilet. There are feature décor panels above the bath and the room has a bright, airy feel.
ABI have taken the standard static layout and turned it on its head with the Harewood.
Bluetooth sound system; pocket sprung mattresses, integrated microwave and fitted dishwasher
The Harewood is beautiful! ………..With its Clean, contemporary styling throughout, a pioneering design concept that offers flexibility at an excellent price.