For me, walking into the Phoenix was like walking into my dream home. Yes, I know it sounds over the top, but after a year of living in a 14 year-old caravan I can assure you it’s no exaggeration. The layout was almost identical to that of our Senator, a little bit shorter as the 650 is a single-axle, where our Senator is a twin- but barely noticeable.
The first thing I noticed were the large windows at the front of the caravan, effortlessly inviting the outdoors in. My next observation was the ingenious use of storage. Bailey has done away with the smaller impractical units and replaced them with modern, functional ones. It was an absolute pleasure to unpack all our bits and bobs and find that there was a place for everything.
The layout of the kitchen is very user friendly and although the sink is slightly smaller than ours at home, the drying rack and plastic wash basin (which are stored conveniently in the sink along with a chopping board), make washing up that much easier.
As we cook almost every night it was very important for us to put the Thetford oven and hob to the test and I am pleased to say it made light work of Sunday’s lamb roast. The pullout table top and fold away table also made it easy and comfortable for us to sit down as a family and enjoy our dinner.