The Bailey Unicorn Cabrera and its twin-axle sister, the Pamplona, were relatively late entries into the previous generation of Bailey Unicorns.

This was possibly because they feature an in-line island bed layout that has only recently started to become more common in mainstream caravans – Bailey does not offer such a layout in its other two ranges.

An in-line island bed has been a staple feature in motorhomes for many seasons.

Caravans can take advantage of the extra width that they enjoy to offer transverse island beds instead, which results in a shorter vehicle overall.

The Bailey Unicorn Vigo, for example, which includes a transverse island bed, has always been a popular model.

But it seems there is a market for caravans with in-line beds.

They generally tend to be slightly longer and often entail having more space around the bed, which you can use when you get up in the morning.

Since the two new layouts made their appearance, the whole Unicorn range of Bailey caravans has had a complete revamp and entered its fourth generation.

This hasn’t just been a revamp under the remit of Bailey’s own caravan designers.

It has included the introduction of elements from Bailey’s motorhome range (the washroom clothes rail) and its Australian subsidiary (the wooden hob cover).

The Cabrera has not missed out on any of these changes. So how does a caravan that was still relatively new to the public fare now?

We took this 7.36m-long model to The Camping and Caravanning Club’s Chertsey site in Surrey to find out.

And, design-wise, the most noticeable change in the new-look Unicorns comes at the front.

The range was already known and appreciated for having a huge vertical window that allowed light to flood in and gave you a great view.

The only trouble with this was that, with the two side windows still a relatively conventional size for a caravan, the central window did look a bit out of place from the outside.

In previous generations, Bailey’s designers tried to soften this rather dramatic contrast, by incorporating decals above both side windows that gradually fade out higher up, for example.

But the solution the company has opted for in this fourth generation of Unicorns is far more satisfactory.

Two glazed panels (that are otherwise redundant) sit on either side of the central window, above the side windows, and continue up towards the roof to a height where most people at ground level would probably not be able to see their edge.

From a distance, this gives the very pleasing effect of making it look as if the whole top of the front of the caravan is one huge tinted window.

The front of the van has also been remodelled lower down.

While this is mostly noticeable on the inside (mainly thanks to the removal of the front bulkhead), on the outside, there is a smoother finish, with the omission of the small brown decal on the front of the Unicorn 3 that looked like a smile.

The two grab handles have also been rotated, so they are now nearly horizontal, rather than vertical.

Bailey has continued with brown as the main colour for the decals down the side, but they are only brown lines now, not blocks.

The large ‘B’ for Bailey is also smaller and placed further back along the side of the caravan.

In addition, there’s one final adjustment right at the back, in the shape of a single grab handle that stretches across the rear panel.

So whenever you are in a tricky spot, trying to nudge your caravan across uneven ground to a hard-to-reach pitch, at least you can rely on many hands being able to help you.