The Venus 570/4 has an end shower room, a transverse island bed and an offside centre kitchen.
The square-shaped shower has a very useful hanging rail in the shower, a space-saving bi-fold door and is complemented by a new vanity unit which has a top-mounted, cream oval-shaped basin. The toilet is on the off-side and it’s all rather domestic-style, complete with one duct for the blown air heating system.
A sliding door leads into the bedroom area with the island bed which measures 6ft long and 4ft 5ins wide. As usual in this layout, there are wardrobes and storage at each side of the bed, and there is a large over bed locker. Look hard and you’ll find a power point on the bed base, but there is also a wall-mounted dedicated television aerial point and power point. The area is heated with one heating vent.
If you want to screen the bedroom from the kitchen/living area there is a concertina style door for this. The kitchen does have a surprisingly large amount of workspace, but this is created by the triangular shaped Thetford 3 burner gas hob set in one corner, which is complemented by a Thetford Duplex combination oven and grill.
Worktops are a neutral colour, and match the light walnut woodgrain cupboard frames and carcasses and the magnolia cupboard fronts used throughout the caravan. The fridge door is a striking black.
The living area is a standard, traditional layout with parallel seats and a chest of drawers between the sofas. If you don’t want to use the pull out table, there is a new, taller and lighter weight freestanding table for this model year.
We visited this Venus on a cloudy day so really felt the benefit of the one piece large front window, which allowed what brightness there was to illuminate the interior, showing off the colourful curtains.
Green credentials include LED lighting throughout the interior and an LED awning light.
Exterior features include new graphics and colours for the 2016 season.
Verdict: Adding the optional Plus pack is a no-brainer. For £499.00 you get Multi-spoke Alloy wheels, AL-KO AKS stabiliser, a spare wheel and underslung AL-KO spare wheel carrier, AL-KO Secure receiver, an 800w microwave oven and an entertainment system of a radio/CD/MP3 player with iPod connectivity. It’s really hard to imagine not taking up this option; just add the AL-KO wheel lock and you’ll see the impact this will have on the cost to insure this Lunar caravan.
For more information visit www.venuscaravans.com
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