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Bailey Unicorn III Madrid Review

The Unicorn range is still a great way to get a lot of tourer for your budget, thanks to some timeless styling and practicality on pitch.

The Auto Trader expert verdict:

4

If the layout works for your needs, then the Madrid is a caravan that doesn't compromise on comfort or space, plus Bailey's clever skylight design is still creating a real room with a view. The caravan for sale in this review was provided by Marquis South Yorkshire.

Reasons to buy:

  • tickPlenty of dining and lounging options.
  • tickLots of natural light and visibility throughout.
  • tickSpacious washroom.

At a glance:

Design

Bailey brings the triple-A service once again with its Alu-Tech bodyshell, AL-KO stability partnership and Alde heating throughout. This end-bathroom layout is excellent and, at 1750kg MTPLM, there's still a good range of affordable towcars on the market (or one on your drive) that will cope with ease. Illumination is still towards the top of Bailey's caravan checklist, as the skylight offers incredible views and floods the living space with the bright stuff. It really makes the difference.
Expert rating: 5/5

Living

Two distinctive spaces in the front room and side dinette make this Unicorn Madrid an easy win for kicking back in comfort on-site. Should you need it, there's a good-sized table housed in the large double-door wardrobe. This storage space also features spacious shelving and room for shoes. If you've got a fancy for footwear, there's also additional storage space at low level by the door, which is perfect for keeping dirty boots and walking shoes apart from your special occasion options.
Expert rating: 5/5

Dining

The kitchen features plenty of worktop space along with a pop-up extended surface over the adjacent sofa whenever you need it. Appliances include a three-burner hob and hotplate, with separate grill and oven underneath. Storage is reasonable, with a curved cupboard under the sink suitable for larger items. There's also a tall fridge/freezer with plenty of drawer and door storage for food and drinks. Got a need for drinks and snacks in the front living area? Use the pop-up table for the front living area as mentioned above or simple pull out a sliding tabletop from the front drawer unit. The side dinette towards the rear has more than enough seating space for eating in comfort, though.
Expert rating: 4/5

Sleeping

Marks off here as there's no real sleeping option without putting the work in, but you can't have everything. The double pulls out at the front of the tourer while the side dinette also converts into sleeping space. Of course, there's always the option of setting up singles with the two sofas in place, but it wouldn't be as comfortable for an adult. That said, all bed options are over six-foot in length.
Expert rating: 3/5

Value for money

At £15,995, the Unicorn Madrid does a lot of things well, and it's easy to see yourself enjoying holiday time in this tourer. What you lose out with on sleeping arrangements sans set-up, you make up for in washroom convenience and day time living space.
Expert rating: 4/5

Why buy?

If the convenience featured throughout hasn't piqued your interest, you'll be sold on the views through the stunning vertical skylight when you imagine yourself on the perfect pitch. This is one of those “just feels right” kind of caravans, despite the fact that there are still points that keep it just shy of perfection. Browse all our new motorhomes here.
Expert rating: 4/5

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