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The Bailey Unicorn Cordoba review from the experts at Practical Caravan reveals a super package at a competitive price
This is the second new Unicorn in the 2014 range and Bailey has taken the opposite approach to that in its Vigo model. This twin-axle Cordoba is a stretched version (0.55m longer) of the popular Unicorn II Cadiz, which carries the in-vogue, fixed-twin-bed layout, plus it comes with a strong spec. As you'd expect from Bailey, the Cordoba has an Alu-Tech bodyshell and comes with a six-year transferable body shell integrity guarantee and a three-year transferable manufacturers' components warranty.
Pitching and setting up
The caravan's battery box as well as the electric hook-up connection are on the nearside, just behind the axle, while the water connections are made to the offside. The control panel and touch-screen controller for the Alde wet central heating are on the left-hand side as you enter through the two-piece caravan door.
The lounge, pictured with the standard Mozart fabric scheme, benefits from long seat benches. These stretch to 1.72m (nearside) and 1.85m (offside), making them suitable as single beds for children and some adults.
For dining, there's a light-weight free-standing table with dedicated storage, while for coffee time the recessed three-drawer front chest has a handy slide-out occasional table.
For actual cooking there's a new Thetford Caprice combined oven, grill and dual-fuel hob (an electric hotplate and three gas rings) with electronic ignition and flame failure device. At eye-level there's also a stainless steel 800 watt microwave oven. Finally, if you fancy cooking al-fresco, there's an exterior gas BBQ point.
The offside wardrobe pushes the toilet into the middle of the washroom. The cassette is accessed from the van’s rear wall.
The Alde heated towel rail is a luxurious touch, but we feel a square shower cubicle would have been more space-efficient than the circular one here.
The beds have comfortable mattresses, another plus point. The front double bed measures 2.06m x 1.62m.
This caravan is a great effort from Bailey, the roomy Cordoba having a very good spec for a super-competitive price.
- Ideal for seasonal pitches
- Spacious lounge and midships area
- Unicorn II pushes all the comfort buttons
- Competitive price
- The circular shower is small and an inefficient use of space