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Practical Caravan's Bailey Olympus 460-2 review reveals a roomy two-berth with great space for entertaining
For couples who prefer extra living space to a fixed bed, this is a fantastic layout. Kit levels are good, storage capabilities are excellent and the 460-2's relatively low weight will suit a wide range of medium-sized tow cars.
Pitching and setting up
The mains controls are just inside the entrance door and are of the rocker variety. Room temperature controls for the Truma system are just above the dresser, while water heater controls are near the sink. It’s all very simple to use. The fridge’s controls took a glance at the manual to get the hang of.
The neutral-tone upholstery is firm but comfortable. The beige drop-in carpets and walnut-finish cabinets give the whole area a calming, peaceful ambience. The area is lit by night with two corner lights and four spotlights, and by day by a large rooflight. Space is tighter with the table up, but there’s room to push it to one side or the other so diners can excuse themselves. The table seemed small, but at a pinch it will accommodate four for dining.
A wide shelf beneath the front windows compensates for the lack of a centre chest, but be mindful of the deep roof lockers to avoid banging your head when accessing it.
Above and alongside the microwave are lockers, and at floor level is a corner cupboard. Above the sink are cupboards with two lots of LED lights and below it is a large cupboard with slide-out cutlery drawer and wire basket, and dedicated table storage.
Also above the toilet on the sidewall is a long mirror, and above the basin on the rear wall is a non-frosted window. If the window was frosted, it would have made more sense to have the mirror behind the basin.
The fully lined shower unit has a chrome-plated showerhead and a shell-shaped soap dish, but you’ll still have to reach to the floor for shampoo bottles.
The washroom area is ample for getting changed. It’s a good space.
However, with the cushions rearranged, the U-shaped sofa turns into a very wide bed, which is comfortable and firm. Its parallel seats are also long enough to be used as single beds.
There is enough space in the kitchen cupboards to take crockery and groceries, including tall cereal boxes. On this occasion we didn't travel light yet only filled half the available space. Our one quibble is there are no drawers, and these are useful for keeping small items safe.
This caravan is perfect for couples who like their tourer to offer great space for socialising and who don't demand a fixed bed – plus it has a good sized washroom. Light sleepers will be grateful for the silent running night setting on the mains Ultraheat system.
- Coat and towel hooks are very welcome
- It feels roomy inside
- The washroom is well proportioned
- Bed slats may fall off runners
- The washroom window should be frosted
- One of the wardrobes is quite narrow