What a two do…!
Easy living, easy towing, luxury – it’s all here in the Seville, the two-berth baby of the 10-strong Unicorn caravan range.
In current guise, it’s just that bit sharper looking, too, with subtle changes such as the black grab handles and rail at the back, as well as details like the catch to hold the main door open, useful step in the A-frame fairing, updated rear light clusters, and changes to the gas locker etc. There are lots of sockets – mains, gas, satellite TV too – all set up for under the awning use, of course.
It’s complemented by a generous specification that extends from A (Al-Ko ATC, Alde heating etc) to at least W (Whale high-flow submersible pump, washroom radiator, 100Watt solar panel).
As for the Zzzs… well, this is a classic two-berth, end-kitchen layout, so there’s no permanent bed. Instead, those long settees convert to two single beds (1.90m x 0.68m). Or a 1.98m x 1.46m double.
There’s certainly a light and airy feeling to this tourer during the days. A traditional three-window front with opening skylight lets in plenty of daylight where it’s needed most – in the twin settee lounge.
There are also four reading lamps for night-time use (two of which also provide USB connections). As with all the internal lighting, they’re energy-saving LEDs.
At the back, the kitchen has the usual Unicorn accoutrements – a Thetford Caprice cooker with dual-fuel hob and separate oven and grill, stainless steel sink with swan-neck mixer tap and loose cover that can also be used as a chopping board. There’s generous locker and drawer storage as well as worktop space, that latter also thanks to the section that also fits flush with the rest of the countertop. There’s also a solid plastic panel across the back of kitchen, which should take care of the inevitable splashes from food preparation.
As well as the cooker, a Daewoo microwave oven is set over the sideboard on the nearside. As ever, this unit is ideal for perching a TV – sockets are nearby.
An angled doorway to the washroom means there’s that vital extra bit of space for the worktop-mounted plastic sink, swivel-bowl toilet and, at the back, shower cubicle. The granite-effect lining is better than the usual flimsy plastic walls offered by so many others. There’s also a hanging rail, and twin plugholes, although they’re side by side. And a clever laundry basket in the undersink locker. A larger than average rooflight helps overcome the lack of a window.
Offside mid-‘van is taken up by a floor-to-ceiling wardrobe (which also houses the lounge table and the Alde header tank), to the left of which is a narrow-bodied, 138-litre fridge with freezer compartment.
Standard equipment extends to a JVC stereo (DAB, Bluetooth, CD player etc), soft-close action to lockers, as well as drawers, main door flyscreen, pre-wiring for a motor mover and plenty more. It’s hard to think what else is needed – just as well, really, because at 126kg there’s not an abundance of payload.
It’s particularly good on the safety and security front, too, with Al-Ko’s ATC, TyrePal tyre pressure monitor system, Al-Ko Secure axle wheel lock, Tracker Monitor Stolen Vehicle Recovery System (Thatcham 7) and infra-red alarm all vying for the top spot on this particular list. In turn, such fittings will make sure of a super low price on your annual caravan insurance premium – making this even more of a bargain.
Verdict: Two’s company
Plus: Thoroughly refined traditional layout, keen pricing with all-encompassing specification, thoughtful details
Minus: High location for microwave
In-a-nutshell: Classic modern
There’s more information on the Unicorn range on the Bailey website. To find out more about insuring this or your current caravan visit our caravan insurance discounts page.
Alternatives: Adria Altea 362 LH Forth, Coachman Vision 450, Elddis Affinity 462, Knaus StarClass 480, Lunar Stellar, Swift Challenger 480
Bailey Unicorn Seville factfile
|Model||Bailey Unicorn Seville|
|Dimensions||6.19m L, 2.28m W, 2.61m H|
|RRP||from £22,964 on the road|
|Safety & security||Al-Ko ATC, Al-Ko AKS stabiliser, Thatcham 7 tracker with three-month initial subscription, Tracker PIR alarm, laser-balanced wheels with security tyres and anti-tamper bolts plus tyre pressure sensors, TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, CRiS, Al-Ko wheel lock|
|Key options||Finsbury upholstery (£225), four-year extension to bodyshell warranty (£265), three-year extension to manufacturing warranty (£439)|