Our contributor Andrew Jenkinson visited the World of Park & Leisure Homes Show in Stoneleigh to check out the latest models, and was suitably impressed by some exciting developments in manufacturing…
It seems to come round quicker each year but this show is as popular as ever with never a dull moment. The weather wasn’t as good as last year but that didn’t stop both trade and the public at weekend. With free entry and all the major manufacturers attending, this is a show that gives you an inkling of what’s happening for 2020.
The star attraction was Tingdene’s Quantum – a lodge with a roof terrace that has a bar, seating area plus a hot tub. This was big news indeed! The front comes complete with decking and four sets of patio doors. Luxury is combined with classic contemporary interior design, with a central lounge and a stairway to the roof. The Quantum certainly pulled the crowds.
New models from Pemberton included the Abingdon Lodge which looked a winner decked out in retro lime green, while Prestige brought a good show of homes – six in total, including two residential park homes. Stately-Albion had no new models but as usual did have a cracking display of homes to show. Kingston Homes also had a new model – a twin lodge called the Palazzo, with two bedrooms and a large lounge combined with dining and kitchen area. Doncaster manufacturers Oakwood also had their rather nice Maple lodge on display, also with twin rooms and a superb country-feel lounge area with lots of wooden and wood-look fixtures and fittings.
Omar showed improvements and a new lodge called the Image wooed the trade with its clean lines and contemporary décor. Pathfinder had plenty to see on their stand with modifications to existing models having been carried out. Willerby had three of their park home range on display, including the new Rowan which was introduced at the February NEC show.
Other manufacturers included ABI, Country Homes, Oakgrove, Wessex, Manor and Country Homes. There was plenty to see and advice for traders and homeowners alike on hand, plus plenty of side stalls filled with park owners and suppliers.
Stoneleigh proved yet again to be a show which remains important in the lodge and park home show calendar.
World of Park & Leisure Homes Show 2019: Photos by Andrew Jenkinson:
1 Tingdene celebrate 50 tears in 2019 and the Quantum was a good way to celebrate the fact
2 Quantum’s roof top terrace
3 dining and kitchen area just part of the show stopping Quantum
4 Quantum’s magnificent central lounge area
5 Palmerton’s new single Abingdon lodge showed up at Stoneleigh
6 Interior of the Pemberton Abingdon – one of three layouts available
7 Oakwood’s new Maple lodge was well received at the show
8 Interior of the Maple is impressive
9 Prestige’s new Affinity home attracted plenty of attention on their stand
10 The Affinity’s main bedroom
11 Kingston were very pleased with the new Palazzo at the show
12 Interior of the Palazzo was a hit with trade and public
13 Omar’s Image was a new model lodge with modern interior
14 Palazzo bedroom offers spacious floor area
15 Pathfinder had plenty to show with a large stand offering a good array of homes