08 Jan The Willerby Linear holiday home – a review
Willerby is a renowned manufacturer of holiday homes and lodges based in Hull, in North East England. It boasts over 70 years’ experience in constructing quality leisure housing using the latest technological developments, and uses its extensive knowledge to build homes that are truly exceptional in design and attention to detail.
The company began as a small family outfit in the village of Willerby just after the end of the Second World War. Founder Walter Allen was originally involved in building beehives. With foresight and commercial vision, he believed he could transfer his skills and expertise into the leisure homes manufacturing market – a bold step that saw the business successfully grow into one of the leading UK-based companies.
The Willerby team consists of passionate and highly-professional craftsmen, designers and engineers who employ world-leading techniques to ensure homes are created to impeccable standards. Offering a comprehensive choice of models with impressive interior designs, there are static caravans to suit varying tastes and budgets.
The 2018 range does not disappoint, and is reflective of the exacting quality benchmarks Willerby upholds across all its holiday homes.
Ideally manufactured with 21st Century leisure living in mind, 16 different models, each with its own special advantages and benefits, are available this year. They are:
• Rio Gold 10
• Rio Gold 12
• The Martin
Prices start from around a very affordable £20,000 and, most importantly, feature the high-specification details as standard that many other manufacturers only offer as extras.
The Linear model
This chic, stylish and modern holiday home is perfect for lovers of trendy, minimalist interior furnishings. Its expansive windows welcome the outside in and create an uplifting atmosphere of light and shade. Additionally, the interior colour scheme is fashionably contemporary and reflects a sense of style throughout the home.
The exterior is built from rigorous, high-performance vinyl cladding in light grey with white energy efficient uPVC doors and double glazed windows. An under-canopy lighting feature is also included as standard.
As options, the cladding can be constructed from CanExel. The building will meet European and residential specifications and can have eco-friendly window frames.
As standard, the Linear lounge benefits from some stunning home-comfort furnishings, including a feature flame effect fireplace, TV cabinet with storage, coffee table and scatter cushions. There is an L-shaped freestanding seating arrangement which can be used as an occasional-use sofa bed as well.
A high-efficiency combi boiler system fuels the gas central heating, promising cosy warmth on the days when the weather is a little on the cool side. An integrated MP3 sound system can be installed as an optional extra too.
In the food preparation and eating areas, an integrated fridge-freezer and a double cavity oven/grill are fitted as standard. Quality features such as a glass splash-back and extractor fan on the stove, as well as designer taps on the composite sink, are included to create a sense of stylishness and sophistication.
Additionally, a freestanding dining table with fully upholstered chairs and a dining bench provides somewhere comfortable to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Upon request, integrated appliances such as a dishwasher and washer/dryer can be fitted, adding even more convenience to the hub of the home.
There is a two-bed or three-bed option, sleeping six to eight persons.
Luxurious features adorn the sleeping areas that make the bedrooms feel much like home. Upholstered headboards and feature wall panels create a designer feel in each room. A king-size bed with additional storage space can be found in selected models, along with single beds in the other room/s. There is also a generous wardrobe with the bonus of drawers to complete the bedrooms in the standard option.
Upgrades include the twin beds being replaced with a double bed, and a bedding pack is also available.
Overall, the comfort-factor and attention to soft furnishings details make this area of the holiday home wholly desirable and befitting of the Willerby name.
An en-suite shower room adjoins the main bedroom, which is in addition to the main family shower room. Each enclosure features a thermostatically controlled shower contributing to the energy efficiency of the home.
A dual flush WC is also fitted.
This holiday home measures 40’ x 13’ for both the two and three-bed options.
The roof length = 12.758m
Width, including barge boards = 4.260m
Height to roof apex = 3.674m
Please contact us for pricing information.
Willerby warranty schemes are available. From the date ownership is confirmed, 12 months’ protection and cover is offered as standard.
A further two years – totalling three years – parts warranty is obtainable, covering selected parts. What’s more, there are other structural and chassis warranty schemes to offer greater peace of mind.
To summarise, by investing in a Willerby Linear holiday home, you will benefit from:
• Energy efficient double-glazing that guarantees minimal heat loss and energy ratings created to keep bills low
• Gas or electric heating systems
• Self-regulating heating cables to reduce the risk of frozen pipes
• A choice of cladding finishes
• A variety of window frame colours
• Highly engineered chassis systems designed to withstand extreme weather, continued usage and transportation
• High-quality homes which exceed British Standards legislation requirements
• A full 70 years of craftsmanship experience
• USB ports available as standard in many homes. If not, you can easily request to have one fitted
• Integrated Bluetooth music system
• Upgraded mattress options
• A choice of three colours of bedding packs
• Eco packs to reduce energy and water consumption
• Safety features such as carbon monoxide monitors, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and flame-resistant furnishings
Overall, the Linear is an impressive yet comfortable holiday home boasting the very best Willerby has to offer the holiday home market.
If you wish to discuss this model in more detail, contact Tree Tops. We will happily guide you through anything you might want to know about the Linear.