ABI Beaumont 2016
ABI have really taken the typical static caravan to another level with the Beaumont, incorporating many luxurious touches throughout the various rooms without compromising on space. The caravan doesn’t feel cramped and exudes an air of comfort and style, with the careful use of colours in both finishes and soft furnishings. It’s well planned, isn’t over-designed and should appeal to both traditionalists and forward thinkers alike.
Stepping into the caravan from the side access door, your immediate impression is of luxury and comfort. The colour palette chosen for the Beaumont is muted creams to the furniture, light oak timbering on cabinets and units and an accent colour of light mauve – all underpinned by a light grey fitted carpet. The windows allow lots of natural light into the caravan and on dark days or at night, there’s a central multi-bulb pendant fitting and strips of spotlights in the kitchen area. There are two large, squashy, Chesterfield style sofas – one of which conceals a pull-out bed for occasional use. There’s also a corner unit for the TV, a square occasional side table and an upholstered footstool with lift up storage top. Central to the lounge is a really nice fireplace with a gas flame effect fire with stainless steel surround, a classic mantle and a large mirror above. Other useful accessories include a USB hub and TV aerial sockets.
In the kitchen and dining area, ABI have taken a different design decision with their layout of this space. Instead of following the usual ‘C’ or ‘U’ shape or galley style, they’ve chosen to split the units that make up the kitchen into two sets. The one set comprises a series of cupboards, with a countertop, a huge larder unit and the integrated fridge/freezer with a built-in microwave oven along one wall, with the cooker and sink on the opposite side in an ‘L’ formation near the side access door. The dining table and its four upholstered chairs is free-standing and can be moved anywhere in the mid section of the room.
The master bedroom suite. For us, this is the piece de resistance of the whole caravan and there are many who would envy such a room in their own home! First of all, the large, central king sized bed has a gas strut lift up mechanism to give you extra storage for bedding and clothing. This has a built-in headboard unit incorporating twin bedside tables (again with power sockets and USB chargers) with drawers and a central buttoned section in velvet material. Above, on the wall are three storage cupboards with two integrated reading lights and to one side of the bed is a huge vanity and storage unit.
On the other side of the bed, a door takes you into a walk-in dressing area and the en-suite bathroom. The dressing area is fitted with capacious wardrobes, open shelving and drawer storage and you also get a full-length mirror set into a wardrobe door. The whole area is, of course, fully carpeted. The en-suite has a nice domestic sized bath with shower over and a glazed screen as well as the usual hand basin and low, double flushing toilet, along with storage cabinet, shelves and a mirror. There’s also a tall stainless steel radiator/towel rail.
To be confirmed
Size: 42′ x 14′
No. Bedrooms: 2
Central Heating: Yes
Double Glazing: Yes