Two Anthropod Bleriot Plus Models Installed In The Lake District National Park
Posted 11th January 2022
Anthropods is the brainchild of Rik Currie, a product designer who previously pioneered innovative design at Ford, Chrysler and Dutch railway company, Nerderlandse Spoorwegen. Designed and built in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, Anthropods has attracted attention from buyers from across Europe and the Gulf States since the Company launched the first prototype Anthropod in September 2018.
‘We are the first Holiday Park in the Lake District to offer luxury glamping Anthropods and we can’t wait to welcome our first customers this February,’ said Lisa Ripley, Partingtons Holiday Park Manager. ‘Our Anthropods will sleep four people, the layout will consist of one king size bed and a sofa bed that will convert into bunk beds. All with innovative design and luxury finishes, these two new additions will offer the perfect glamping experience for those customers wishing to re-connect with nature but keep those luxury modern touches!’
‘These latest Bleriot Plus 7.2 metre length models feature all the latest developments and refinements that make our Anthropods so popular,’ said Rik Currie, Anthropod CEO and Head of Design. ‘They combine LPG gas for heating and cooking plus electrics for lighting and phone charging. We have included for the first time, heated seating in the exterior porch/viewing area complemented with a fold-down drinks table,’
In addition, the four berth on-grid Bleriot Plus comes with a full wet room with shower, flushing toilet, heated towel rail and hand basin, kitchen with hob, cooker and fridge, Bluetooth speakers, media area and plenty of storage, ensuring civilized, warm accommodation whatever the weather.
The Changing Face of Glamping
The pandemic has accelerated an already growing staycation market in the UK, but consumers are now seeking new, quality experiences in outdoor accommodation that do not compromise creature comforts and all year around availability.
‘Any time of the year Is a good time to take break; site owners are looking to extend their seasons and install products that have a long sustainable life and can realise a fast return on their investment,’ said Douglas Adamson, Anthropods Chairman. ‘Our pods meet these market demands with their revolutionary shape, green credentials and trademark registered, leg design, that enables our pods to be located on sloping and uneven terrain.
‘We are also seeing greater demand for off-grid configurations and new developments in technology for waste treatment and green power sources are making these a realistic alternative.’
Unique Design that’s Built to last
Taking inspiration from the world of aeronautics, the semi-monocoque design brings twenty-first century manufacturing design processes and disciplines to the market enabling pods to be manufactured with pinpoint accuracy and speedy construction times, around three months from receipt of order. Featuring a breathable internal membrane and recyclable insulation, an Anthropod is an all-year product, staying cool in summer and warm in winter. Each pod comes with a three-year guarantee with an expected life cycle of over twenty-five years.