New and refreshed Willerby models impress showgoers at flagship new event

Visitors to the Willerby Village included David and Maureen Robb, who visited from Dublin for the first day of The Great Holiday Home Show to choose a new Willerby.

Visitors have given a big thumbs up to new and refreshed models revealed by Willerby at the industry’s new flagship event, The Great Holiday Home Show.

Hull-based Holiday home and lodge designer and manufacturer Willerby unveiled three new models and refreshed versions of four of its most popular homes at the show.

The Great Holiday Home Show, the UK’s biggest outdoor holiday home, caravan and motorhome show, was staged for the first time at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.

The show marked a landmark for the holiday homes industry as the new, larger and more central venue makes the event more accessible to visitors from across the UK and beyond.

Enthusiasts came from far and wide to enjoy the public show over three days, which was followed by a three-day trade event, with the Willerby Village taking pride of place with a standout presence in the heart of the showground.

Visitors to the Willerby Village included David and Maureen Robb, who came over from Dublin for the first day of The Great Holiday Home Show to choose a new Willerby.

“The Willerby models are fantastic – they’re really excellent,” said David. “We came over because there’s such a large range to view. It’s very impressive.”

Maureen added: “We came specifically to look at the Willerby models because we think they’re the best – they certainly have the best reputation. We aren’t looking at any other company.”

Showgoers were able to view and explore the Willerby’s new Ellerton, Buxton and New Holland models, as well as the refreshed versions of the Malton and Dorchester holiday homes and Acorn and Delamere Willerby Bespoke homes.

The impressive display area showcased more than 20 of Willerby’s models – almost the entire range – including 16 holiday homes, four lodges and two park homes.

Stewart and Suzy Stevenson, from Lancashire, have enjoyed many happy years in their Willerby Winchester holiday home at Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria and enjoyed viewing the Willerby range at the show.

Stewart said: “We really like the look of the Buxton, which reflects the quality and style of all of the Willerby homes we’ve seen.

“Our Winchester has been our home from home from 16 years now. We’ve created so many happy memories there and it’s coming to the time where we’re looking at swapping it out for a new model.

“What we love about Willerby’s homes is that they feel timeless in their décor and furnishings. We love the colour schemes and you know a Willerby is still going to look great in 10 years’ time.”

Willerby also unveiled its innovative, industry-leading all-electric specification at the show.

The Willerby All-E system enables Willerby models to be powered solely by electricity on the majority of UK holiday parks, despite limitations on power supply. It uses intelligent technology to monitor and optimise electricity usage at all times, to avoid the supply being exceeded.

The ground-breaking innovation follows the launch last year of the pioneering Willerby GreEN Standard, which applies across all Willerby’s holiday homes, making them more energy efficient and economical.

Willerby CEO Peter Munk said: “We’re super excited about our new and revised models and it was great to see such a positive reaction to them from the public at The Great Holiday Home Show.

“All of our designs are driven by feedback from the end user, including members of our fantastic owners club, so it’s been great for them to be part of the process and for owners club members to come to the show and view the final products.

“The show itself was also a fantastic success, so massive congratulations to everyone involved.”

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