Caravan Bailey Retreat was designed for those, who spend a lot of time in the caravan without moving too often from place to place. So if you want to spend the summer on one campsite, and winter on the other, Retreat may be just for you.
Currently, manufacturers of camping vehicles (but also of other products) focus mainly on mobility. More and more often they design lightweight, modular, comfortable solutions for those, who spend life actively. Meanwhile, Bailey and his largest model of the caravan seem to go against the current trends.
Feels like home
Retreat is a caravan for people, who don’t focus on a comfortable and agile moving from one place to another, but for those, for whom the convenience in the place where they spend a long time matters the most. You can literally live in the model Retreat, and not just during the holidays. The manufacturer declares that inside, there’s about 25% more space than in other, two-axle tourist-class caravans.
It’s probably pretty hard to maneuver a house with a length of 8957 mm, nonetheless users still have 7,292 mm of the internal length at their disposal. This, in turn, allows you to organize a very pleasant holidays in luxurious conditions, says Bailey.
In this case, luxury doesn’t mean designer flavors, or exceptionally innovative equipment. It’s a modern caravan, but inside you feel “at home”. Light, walnut wood combined with bright, flowered upholstery of sofas and cushions and rounded windows of the upper shelves (a bit in retro style) add the interior a warm climate. On the other hand - Retreat has a lot of chrome elements, smooth surfaces and straight lines, which makes that the whole looks very modern.
A big advantage is the fact that the interior of the caravan is very bright. It’s not only due to many LED points, but mainly due to large windows. In the rear of the caravan, where the living area is located, fragments of side wall and the rear of the vehicle is made of glass, and above the sofa was placed a really big skylight surrounded by six lamps.
Willow and sycamore on wheels
The caravan comes in two basic versions - Willow and Sycamore.
The first model is designed for up to four people. Inside we find a large sofa in a shape resembling the letter C, a kitchen with L-shaped worktop and a dining table in front of it. There’s also a really big, two-piece bathroom. In one part there’s a glass shower cabin, in the second a washbasin and a full-sized, ceramic toilet. Behind the bathroom part there’s a double bed. The second place to sleep can be obtained by unfolding the couch.
Sycamore is in turn a caravan that can sleep up to 6 people. The biggest difference in the distribution concerns the central part. The kitchen is located on the opposite side than in Willow and is smaller. Thanks to this, however, it was possible to fit a second sofa and table – after connecting it you get an additional, double sleeping place.
To provide a high thermal efficiency throughout the year, Bailey used a self-designed system Alu-Tech, using fiber-reinforced plastics (GRP) in the construction. The vehicle is properly ventilated and uses heating system ALDE during cold days.
Really rich equipment
Retreat models are available in the UK at a price of 23 thousand pounds, but the manufacturer offers a lot for this amount of money.
In the kitchen we can find an oven with grill, gas stove with three gas and one electric burners, stainless steel microwave and 117-liter refrigerator, which can be enlarged to 145 liters (by taking out the freezer’s drawer).
The bathroom has, among others, a heated towel rack and a laundry basket. In the caravan you can also find CD/MP3 players, eight sockets 230V inside and one outside. From the outside, there’s also a gas connection that can be used for example to power the grill.
And as if all this weren’t enough, Bailey gives a 6-year leak proof warranty and 3-years warranty on parts.