This time last year we were lucky enough to be invited along to the launch of the Bailey Unicorn Series 4. This year we’re heading towards Swindon again and the Stanton Hotel for the launch of Bailey’s new Phoenix.
The Phoenix is replacing the Pursuit. I love my Pursuit so I’m looking forward to seeing how they’ve managed to improve it.
With seven different models catering from a 2 berth up to a twin axle 6 berth, there’s something for everyone.
We are initially let loose amongst the caravans whilst they are still locked to peruse the new look exterior. Not sure whether I liked the purple decals that run the length of the white van sides. One of the things I like about our Pursuit is it’s grey sides.
The single front window of the Pursuit has been replaced with the traditional three front windows with a large central skylight window, keeping in line with the Pegasus and the newer Unicorn.
The Phoenix has a stable door like the Pursuit complete with fly screen and grab handle to assist entry in and out of the caravan.
The kitchen still has limited worktop space, rather than a lift up flap over the seating like some caravans, the Phoenix has a drop down worktop that sits atop the four ring gas burner hob. The double oven and microwave, now at a more appropriate height for the more vertically challenged amongst us are definitely an improvement.
With a neutral colour scheme throughout the Phoenix range makes it easier to make the unit your own. You can accessorise to your heart’s content with any colour.
Spotlights, complete with USB ports feature also in all the units.
As with the Pursuit there is no front locker but the side lockers are spacious and well located.
For me, it would either be the 420, the two berth, a really spacious well laid out unit with plenty of kitchen worktops and a good sized end bathroom. Downside, having to make the bed up. Or, the more roomy, 640, with an end island bed and central bathroom.
All in all a good ‘first choice’ caravan with prices starting at £16,699 to just under £20,000. To view more info visit Bailey of Bristol