Benimar Mileo Series 2
It’s getting harder each year to find a worthy range winner. Why? Because the choice is immense. With many models on the market they have to stand out to grab attention and have that bit extra over the rest of the market place. So the search began and one range that we have liked for several years is the Benimar Mileo. Benimar have been in production for nearly 40 years and today is the undisputed leader of the Spanish motorhome market. The Mileo has got better each season and that’s why the range is our winner for 2018. They are well put-together and are stylish and well equipped, offering a modern interior – including electric drop-down beds –-as well as coming. The Series 2 range has nine models and goes from two to four-berths. Prices start at £51,000 going to than £58,000. A worthy winner.
Compass Capiro 554
Although 2018 hadn’t seen radical changes in tourers, choosing a worthy winner was like choosing the motorhome winner – no easy task. So after looking at value (a big selling point for many), style and build the mid- range Compass Capiro came out top of all the tourers we looked at. A high spec including Alde heating, stone-chip resistant front panel and Sky-Scape panoramic sunroof plus some of the most stylish interiors on the market swung it for us. It was close and we had a few sleepless nights looking at the pros and cons of its rivals, but the Capiro wins and deservedly so. Priced from £21,494 to a respectable £23,094, they offer excellent value all round.
It was a hard choice, but with much deliberation and feedback from the caravanning and motorhoming public, we have chosen Grantown-on Spey caravan park as our park of the year!
This immaculate Caravan & Motorhome Club-affiliated site set in the scenery of Highland Speyside within the Cairngorm National Park is spilt into several sections, divided by free areas giving the park a lovely green feel. A modern toilet block, underfloor heated throughout, a dedicated toddlers wash room and changing facilities and a wheelchair friendly disabled area are just part of the services the park offers.
When owners John Fleming and Sandra McKelvie first leased the park from Highland Council in 1988, it was smaller than it is now, very much run-down and loss-making. Their partnership soon turned things on their head, quickly achieving 5-star Scottish Tourist Board grading. One of their biggest investments was to dig up the entire park and install high quality fibre-optic, high-speed wifi.
Now they have 23 fully residential pitches, 62 holiday home pitches, 135 caravan/motorhome pitches and storage for 75 caravans. All in all, a worthy winner of our “Park of The Year 2018”
At the recent Caravan and Motorhome Show at the SEC, Glasgow, SC&M editor, Garry Fraser handed over the trophy to John.
We wish the whole team at Grantown-on-Spey continued success in the years to come.
Grantown-On-Spey Caravan Park,
Website – Caravanscotland.com