Influential Interior Design Blogger Creates First Limited Edition Holiday Home

A leading interior blogger has created a limited-edition dream holiday home at a 5-star Devon holiday park.

Charlotte Amor Valentine – creator of the hugely popular ‘The Home that Made Me’ blog – designed the luxury lodge exclusively for Darwin Escapes’ Hawkchurch Resort & Spa in Devon.

Named The Baylyn Lodge, it was snapped up within days of being unveiled for £199,995.

Charlotte – who boasts over 111,000 Instagram followers – worked collaboratively with leading UK holiday park operator, Darwin Escapes and Prestige Homeseeker Park & Leisure Homes, which is one of Europe’s largest and most successful manufacturers of park homes and leisure lodges.

For the interior, Charlotte, who has worked with some of the UK’s top brands including Farrow & Ball, M&S Home and Laura Ashley, took inspiration from her love of neutrals but also injected a palette of bolder colours and blue hues.

The six-month process saw Charlotte visiting the Prestige Homeseeker factory in Northamptonshire, where she made her visions a reality by putting pen to paper with the team. Then began the manufacturing process and picking out everything from sofas to curtain fabric, to paint colours and flooring.

Charlotte said: “Being approached by Darwin Escapes to design a luxury lodge was a real pinch-yourself moment. We as a family have stayed at two of their parks before so when they asked me to work with them and Prestige I was delighted. The whole process really was a dream come true.”

Samantha Lambert, Marketing Manager at Darwin Escapes, said: “We approached Charlotte after seeing the brilliant work she has done previously on her fantastic blog and, much to our delight, she jumped at the chance to work with us and Prestige Homeseeker.

“We feel that Charlotte’s ethos very much aligns with that of Darwin Escapes and are delighted that Charlotte and her family have first-hand experience of Darwin Escapes’ motto of ‘Carving memories that last a lifetime’.”

Silvano Geranio, Founder Director of Prestige Homeseeker added: “It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to create a limited edition lodge for Darwin Escapes and working with Charlotte was an absolute delight. What makes it so rewarding is the final result, which is a very chic lodge.”

Nestled in the Devon countryside, Hawkchurch Resort & Spa is a 5 star luxury retreat offering stunning views of the Axe Valley. It is one of 22  holiday parks and golf resorts operated by Darwin Escapes in the UK.

To view photographs of the completed exclusive lodge and to find out more about the inspiration behind the interior design, please click here.