Believing in the family
A Unicorn that all the family can enjoy? You’d better believe it.
The latest incarnations of the Unicorn line-up from Bailey – this is generation four – allowed not just for the usual tweaks and upgrades, but also new layouts. And the six-berth, twin axle, Unicorn Segovia, slots in easily at the top of the range.
Layout first and it’s a family-friendly formula – think kids at one end, parents at the other – that manages to seem very roomy. The kids, then, can dive towards the back of the Segovia, where they’ll find two bunk beds (fixed ladder) and a dinette that can also convert into two more bunks, all in an area that’s easily closed off with a sliding door. All-important USB sockets are here – one in each of the fixed beds’ reading lamps – and storage is very good, thanks to large overhead lockers, as well as underseat/bed space.
Move forward from the “end zone” and there’s no shortage of space for the washroom facilities, either. There’s a large wardrobe next to a shower cubicle on the nearside – fully lined, there’s no flimsy plastic panelling here, but you do get an Ecocamel showerhead on a riser bar, with a metal basket for your toiletries and a rooflight overhead.
Across the corridor, there’s a Thetford swivel-bowl toilet and a worktop-mounted basin, plus storage. A pleated divider affords some privacy here, but it’s more for aesthetics – even the smallest of the family is going to struggle for space when it’s drawn across.
Forward of the washroom facilities, the main kitchen unit houses a Thetford Caprice full cooker – dual-fuel hob, separate oven and grill – with a neat extra cover that means it sits flush with the rest of the worktop. However, this makes the white cover-cum-chopping board for the sink rather obvious. Similarly, the washing-up bowl and loose drainer appear just a bit too low-rent in these surroundings. There’s praise, however, for the microwave (over the hob) and the flip-up worktop extension. Also, the large soft-close drawers.
Across the galley, the Thetford fridge/freezer has a commendable 190-litres total capacity. It’s set high for easier access, with lockers above and below.
Up front, despite a decent-sized free-standing table to complement the slide-out tabletop from the chest of drawers, sitting down to eat for a full complement of six might be a test. It’s certainly comfortable enough for lounging – cushions plus bolsters, and the backrests are thick loose cushions, too.
When in the lounge, you look out through a trademark deep front window flanked by smaller units – all of them opening. It takes a while to realise the main locker doors are flat (curves are very much in as far as premium ‘vans are concerned). The front corner sections could be a bit better bolstered, though. Like the kitchen splashback, there’s just a bit too much flexibility…
Other details range from the soft-close action to doors and drawers, to plenty of LED lighting – both direct and ambient. Again, USB sockets in the two furthest forward reading lights are bound to come in handy.
Outside, points to note include the hatches front nearside and rear offside, the black grab rail across the back, lots of external sockets and heavy-duty steadies at the back, standard versions at the front.
There’s also plenty of safety and security features, which will get you a healthy discount on your caravan insurance. These include a TRACKER Monitor Thatcham Cat 7 tracking device with a three month subscription, TRACKER alarm with PIR and tilt sensors, Al-Ko Secure axle wheel lock, Al-Ko anti-snaking automatic trailer control (ATC) and TyrePal tyre pressure monitoring system.
Plus with Alde heating, Bailey’s Alu-tech body shell and a grade three classification for thermal insulation, you’ll be able to enjoy all-year round caravanning!
Plus: Family-friendly in so many respects, Alde heating tops a good spec’
Minus: Some flimsy fittings, small toilet room
In-a-nutshell: Families will welcome this twin
There’s more information on Bailey Caravans on the Bailey website. To find out more about insuring this or your current caravan visit our caravan insurance discounts page.
Alternatives: Adria 552 DT Tamar, Coachman VIP 570
Bailey Unicorn Segovia factfile
|Model||Bailey Unicorn Segovia|
|Dimensions||7.89m L, 2.29m W, 2.61m H|
|RRP||from £26,564 on the road|
|Safety & security||Al-Ko ATC, Al-Ko AKS stabiliser, Thatcham Cat 7 tracker with three-month initial subscription, laser-balanced wheels with security tyres and anti-tamper bolts plus tyre pressure sensors, smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, CRiS, Al-Ko Secure wheel lock, Al-Ko jack|
|Key options||Finsbury upholstery (£225), bedding set (£209), four-year extension to bodyshell warranty (£265), three-year extension to manufacturing warranty (£439)|