If you are looking for a top of the range, spacious, luxury 4 berth caravan with an island bed and the very best in fixtures and fittings, all in a lightweight, easy to tow package, this Elddis Affinity 550 will certainly meet your requirements. This model features an island bed, and a separate toilet and shower cubicle amidships, which can be sectioned off to create en-suite facilities. The Affinity 550 also comes with 24-hr fully programmable Alde central and water heating system.
In excellent order throughout, this caravan is a credit to its owner and comes with all the original manuals as well as a huge number of useful caravanning extras (to be confirmed). It will suit a couple looking for the ultimate in space and luxury, in an 'easy to tow' package, or a family of four where the children can use the front bench seats as single beds, allowing both sets of occupants to access the washroom without disturbing each other. It would also be perfect on a seasonal pitch as a cheaper alternative to a holiday home, or as live-in accommodation.
For real peace of mind, it will be fully serviced and damp-checked by an independent approved caravan workshop, with the service report available for potential buyers to view.
The Elddis Affinity range offers “refined, lightweight elegance”. From the sporty, head-turning exterior to the impressive interior - no other caravan looks or feels like an Elddis. According to Elddis, the Affinity boasts innovation in every detail and offers unique and high-level specification as standard, with space and practicality in abundance. The Affinity’s interior features class-leading, craftsman-built cabinetry, whilst maintaining its competitive lightweight edge.
Confidently described as a lightweight luxury tourer the single axle Affinity 550 is one of the highest specification caravans on the market for its weight. The Affinity 550, with its fixed island double bed layout, rarely comes up for sale on the secondhand market and this is a great opportunity to buy a top of the range caravan with every available manufacturer’s extra including Alde programmable heating.
Marketed as an exclusive brand new range for 2013, Elddis wanted discerning buyers to experience a level of specification unlike any other, with luxury as standard. Featuring 'Solid' technology and a chemical bonding process used in Formula 1, aircraft and marine construction, with waterproof joints and 95% fewer exterior screws, resulting in a caravan which is strong, light and well engineered.
The Affinity 550 is built on a class class-leading chassis, with an AKS 3004 stabilising hitch and Al-Ko ATC giving improved ride stability, excellent cornering ability, reduced body roll and increased safety at high speed. The exterior features GRP under-skin and revolutionary 'Strong Lite' high strength aluminium one piece sides and fully bonded 'solid' awning rails, combined with a new streamlined smooth side exterior and new graphics results in a caravan which looks impressive both on the road and when parked on a pitch. External equipment includes an easy action handbrake, heavy duty corner steadies, Diamond Standard wheel lock-ready, smooth silver alloy wheels and a spare alloy wheel. Clever touches like the smooth opening front locker, external sockets, and gas barbecue point add to the feeling that this caravan is a top of the range model. The exterior is finished in gloss white with striking silver and grey graphics, and features stunning Aero-privacy flush-fitting side privacy windows, which allow you to see out but stops others seeing in, whilst also helping to keep the interior cool and preventing UV damage to the upholstery, come fitted with cassette blinds and fly screens.
Grade 3 Thermal Insulation ensures that this caravan can be used year-round for comfortable caravanning holidays, whatever the weather. A two-piece exterior door has an integral blind and fly-screen, giving easy access to the luxurious and well-appointed interior.
Inside the caravan, at the front, three large double-glazed windows, and a front skylight, featuring blackout blinds and fly screens, provide a beautiful and private view from the spacious U-shaped lounge, which features a well-placed TV station with 230v, 12v and aerial sockets for the stars 530 direction aerial. A key feature of the Affinity range interior is the luxurious ‘Tivoli’ upholstery with co-ordinated pelmets, curtains and removable carpets. Additional scatter cushions and bolsters add to the feeling of luxury in the lounge. The seating in the lounge lifts up to provide access to a large storage space underneath and the seating converts to a large and comfortable double bed. The central storage chest features a handy pull out coffee table. The deep, comfortable sprung sofa seats are perfect for relaxing or enjoying a meal with family or friends using the dining table provided, which is stored away in its own locker. The large Heko roof-light, incorporating cream high gloss internal feature surround with LED lights, allows total control over the levels of daylight and ventilation in the caravan, and comes with a pleated blind and built-in fly-screen. There are overhead ‘aircraft-style’ storage lockers, finished in rich ‘Montego Birnbaun' veneer with brushed aluminium handles with resistance door catches, adding to the feeling of overall luxury.
A high specification DVD/CD/MP3/RADIO entertainment system has a direct aux-in socket for I-pods and phones, with quality speakers for sound, TV and DVD playback.
Moving back through the caravan, the kitchen was one of the most well-equipped and practical touring caravans available at the time and the list of features looks impressive today. A 4 burner hob with 800w electric hotplate and 3 rapid, high-speed multifunction burners and the colour-matched domestic-style oven, featuring illumination and 2 shelves, combined with a built-in stainless steel 700w microwave, provide the ability to cater for everything from a cooked breakfast to a full Sunday roast. The designer granite effect kitchen sink, with chrome ceramic-ball mixer tap, has an integrated drainer, is scratch resistant and comes with a washing up basin and chopping board. There are lots of storage options, including a chrome cup rack and adjustable cutlery tray, with cupboards, drawers and lockers all finished in ‘Montego Birnbaun' wood veneer and there are 'Mineral Creme' decorative laminate worktops for easy food preparation. Even the 3-way fridge is impressive: the Affinity 550 comes with a large 112l Dometic fridge-freezer, with electronic controls, providing enough cold storage for hungry adults!
Moving past the kitchen, on either side of the caravan is the toilet/washroom and separate shower cubicle. On the left-hand side, a domestic style timber door and sturdy handle leads to a washroom which is beautifully appointed with high-quality fixtures and fittings. The chrome mixer faucet and inset 'Contessa' wash-basin sits in a large vanity unit which is finished in the same rich 'Montego Birnbaun' wood veneer as found in the rest of the Affinity 550 . The Thetford C-250 cassette toilet swivels and has an electric flush and full warning light. Warm removable carpets, ambient LED lighting, Heki roof light and illuminated vanity mirror make the Affinity 550's washroom a very warm and comfortable place to be! On the other side of the caravan, a separate, class-leading fully-lined, Rimini double shower cubicle features a chrome mixer tap and high-flow 'Ecocamel orbit' shower head. The beauty of this configuration is that the door to the washroom can be opened and held in place to not only to separate it from the front of the caravan but to include it in the bedroom area as an en-suite.
The Affinity 550 ’s bedroom guarantees a luxurious night's sleep thanks to a fixed island bed, complete with domestic quality OZIO Cool-Soft mattress, which lifts up on gas stats to access the storage underneath. This layout is perfect for anyone wanting to leave their bed made up for the duration of their holiday and allows sleepers to get in and out of bed without climbing over their partner. For families, the bedroom can be separated to leave the toilet and washroom accessible from either end of the caravan. Either side of the island bed are wardrobe with hanging rails and more storage, finished in the same rich 'Montego Birnbaun' wood veneer as found in the rest of the Affinity 550.
The Affinity 550’s heating and plumbing all feature top of the range components including the Alde Hydronic Compact 3010 24-hr programmable water heating which is fitted as standard and gives complete control over the inside temperature, allowing you to return to a lovely warm caravan after a day out.
A Whale High Flo on-board pump with carbon filter ensures improved water flow to the sinks and shower.
Controllable electric lighting is all energy saving LED and comes in the form of aluminium finished 12v spotlights and 230v wall lights, dual power ceiling lights and illuminated roof lights. The electrics are RCD/MCD protected and there is a security alarm with PIR and tilt sensor.
This Affinity 550 comes with all the original instruction manuals and handbooks and is being sold with the Powrtouch motor mover and a number of accessories, accessories, making it superb value for money. It will be fully serviced and damp-checked by an independent specialist caravan workshop, providing real peace of mind for its new owner.
The Affinity 550 is a rare sight on the secondhand market and its levels of equipment, luxury and beautiful fixtures and fittings, combined with its light weight and ease of manoeuvring, means that this is a caravan which has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
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