Slovenian caravan and motorhome manufacturer Adria is the only firm on the Continent that makes tourers specifically for the UK volume market. All of its caravans are approved by our National Caravan Council, and are ‘re-handed’ so that the entry door is on the UK nearside. They each come with a 10-year bodyshell integrity warranty, which matches the best factory-backed offering currently available from British tourer manufacturers. And best of all, in Practical Caravan’s first Owner Satisfaction Awards (March issue, 2013), Adria topped the table for best pre-owned caravans, which proves its tourers are built to stand the test of time.

Over the years, Adria has developed a strong reputation for producing well-built caravans that are full of innovation and deliver high payloads. They’re also keenly priced. Although they sometimes lack some of the standard kit found in British-built caravans, generous options packs are usually available to help narrow the gap to their popular UK competitors.

Adria currently produces three ranges for the UK: the entry-level Altea, the mid-market Adora and the top-of-the range Astella Glam. Adria has been building Adora since the early 2000s. For 2014, Adora has benefited from a substantial external overhaul, and it looks a lot more appealing for it.

The Adora range features five floorplans, each named after a European river, and all have front-lounge layouts. The Adora Seine features a popular layout: four sleeping berths with a front lounge, midships kitchen, twin single beds and a full-width end washroom, all on a single-axle chassis. We spent a week in the Adora Seine at Sumners Ponds campsite in cold conditions in West Sussex.