Bella Brodie gets the lowdown on Pathfinder Homes’ latest exciting new lodge
The Springfield is one of the lodges that was launched at Pathfinder Homes’ innovative virtual shows during the lockdown. It now stands on display at the Devon-based manufacturer’s showground, available for prospective purchasers to view by appointment.
It’s also easy to explore online via Pathfinder Homes’ virtual tour. A walk-through demo by Steve Hoare, one of the company’s friendly sales team, is also hosted on the website and worth a watch.
With our walk-through here, hopefully these combined tools will give you a good feel for the Springfield – much needed when such an innovative lodge is brought to market.
Built to residential standards, The Springfield is actually a hybrid, suitable for either residential or leisure use, and on this occasion the model shown is clad in a very pretty light blue, low-maintenance CanExel.
The only reason we haven’t shown you the exterior here is that it was being moved to its showground location as we went to press, so you’ll have to pop onto the Springfield page on the website for that – no great hardship as that’s where the virtual tour is too! The outside is clean and fresh, and, while it looks nicely striking, other than the chic, contemporary lodge look and feature exterior lights, there are no real clues to the powerful pulling power about to be revealed inside.
LAYOUT AND ACCOMMODATION
This seems like a model that buyers could easily make their own from a layout perspective, with a few bespoke touches, although we really like the 38ft x 20 arrangement as shown and think it works well, maximising the use of space effectively while also leaving handy little flexible spots to use in whichever way you need them.
This is a two-bedroom model with room for both a dressing area and en suite to the master bedroom, and a versatile space in the hall that can be adapted according to need.
The kitchen, dining area and lounge are fairly open plan, but in a way that allows the lounge area to feel particularly cosy and snug to one side.
This is a home inspired by the fundamentals of colour through a monochrome theme, so it’s particularly striking straight away. Modern and contemporary, it hasn’t left practicality behind in the mix. The vaulted ceiling throughout makes it feel really spacious, inset with lighting or anchoring feature drop lighting in places. Monochrome detailing and the use of raw, natural materials throughout ensure this home engages the occupant immediately in absorbing that feast for the eyes, yet it’s still incredibly warm and inviting.
● Feature walls in the lounge and master bedroom.
● Hand-crafted fixtures and fittings.
● Suspended media unit column with fire below in lounge.
● Glazed entrance with French doors.
● Adaptable space in the hallway.
● Striking design throughout.
Read the full story and find more new homes in the September 2020 issue of Park Home & Holiday Caravan