Inside layout of the Buccaneer Barracuda

2019 Season starts with spectacular wins for Elddis in the Caravan and Motorhome Club ‘Caravan Design Awards’

We are delighted to announce that not one, but two ranges from our all-new 2019 Season Elddis touring caravan line-up have won in the prestigious Caravan and Motorhome Club ‘2019 Caravan Design Awards’.

WINNER – Any Caravan £21,000 - £24,000

Elddis Avante 840
Inside layout of the Elddis Avante 840Since launching and pioneering 8ft-wide touring caravans in the UK, the popularity of these wider Elddis layouts continues.

There are three 8ft-wide layouts in the Elddis Avante range - and in sister-brand Compass Casita, too.

It’s this 840 layout that is proving a winner, in every sense. Although similar layouts are being introduced by competitor brands, this original Elddis/Compass layout remains unbeatable in terms of style, specification and price.

The Judges’ feedback on the 840 layout:

“Amazing value!”

“High specification in the right places”

“For a large family, this is everything you need!”

The 840 layout is available now in Elddis Avante and Compass Casita ranges, from approved Retailers nationwide.

To find your nearest Retailer and secure the best deal visit

WINNER – Any Caravan £24,000 - £29,000

Elddis Crusader Storm
Inside layout of the Elddis Crusader StormHaving secured the top prize in the hotly contended £21,000 - £24,000 category, Elddis went on to prove that when it comes to luxury touring caravans, we’ve got the edge, too!

Our Elddis Crusader and equivalent Compass Camino models showcase the level of craftsmanship and specification you would expect to see on much higher-priced product. They are – quite simply – head-turning, with a price tag that belies the quality evident inside and out.

It was the Elddis Crusader Storm that won the hearts and minds of the Judging Panel. They concurred:

“Inviting and sumptuous.”

“A classic luxury 2 or 4 berth.”

“Well built, well equipped and a nice place to be!”

 Elddis Crusader and Compass Camino ranges are available now from approved Retailers nationwide.

To find your nearest Retailer and secure the best deal visit 

WINNER – 2-Berth Dealer Special Caravan

Glossop Caravans Elddis Chatsworth 462
Inside layout of the Elddis Chatsworth 462As well as manufacturing award-winning ‘standard’ caravans and motorhomes, we are renowned for our vast choice of Retailer Special ranges, which offer additional specification, unique styling and unequivocal value-for-money.

We work with some of the UK’s biggest and best Retailers to deliver special edition ranges that pack a punch with their enhancements and are bang on the money!

Turning the Judges’ heads this year was the Glossop X Elddis Chatsworth range – and in particular the tardis-like 2-berth 462. They said: 

"Very light, airy caravan with Stargazer rooflight and sunroof"

"Well specified for the price!"

The Chatsworth range is available exclusively at Glossop Caravans.

Other models in Erwin Hymer Group UK’s portfolio were highly commended:

ANY CARAVAN UNDER £18,000 – Xplore 422
Inside layour of the Xplor 422
"Bright, inviting and fun!"

"Perfect two-berth, light and airy"

ANY CARAVAN £18,000 – £21,000 – Xplore 586
Inside layout of the Xplore 586
"A superb family caravan – bright and inviting!"

"Terrific use of space"

ANY CARAVAN OVER £34,000 – Buccaneer Barracuda

"Great interpretation of a centre washroom!"

"Some amazing touches!"

All of our brands: Elddis, Compass, Xplore and Buccaneer, are built with our world-class SoLiD Construction and come backed by our industry-leading 10 Year Water Ingress and Body Integrity Warranty.

All four brands – Elddis, Compass, Xplore and Buccaneer - are represented by the UK’s leading retailers – to find your nearest stockist of award-winning SoLiD Construction caravans and motorhomes see the Retailer Locator map at

The results of the twenty fourth Caravan and Motorhome Club Caravan Design Awards were announced at the annual Motorhome and Caravan Show at NEC Birmingham on Friday 19 October 2018. The awards were presented by Club Chairman, Grenville Chamberlain, and Club Director General, Nick Lomas.

The Club says, “The purpose of the Awards is to provide guidance for Club members who are looking to change their current caravan or trailer tent. The Club’s Award results are always eagerly anticipated for this very reason. The Caravan Design and Lightweight Leisure Awards offer fair, independent and objective assessments of the vehicles submitted for scrutiny. All caravan and lightweight trailer manufacturers, importers and dealers are invited to submit entries.

“The panel of independent Judges for the Caravan Design Awards follow rigorous scoring checklists. Judges assess everything from sitting comfort, standing headroom, kitchen design, storage, switches, wiring, security, repair and warranty arrangements to general safety.”

Grenville Chamberlain, Chairman of the Caravan and Motorhome Club, who announced the results commented, “The information and data gathered during the judging process is invaluable to our members – and the caravanning community as a whole. This unbiased information enables people to make informed choices when buying a caravan or trailer tent. The Club extends its congratulations to all the worthy winners, and its sincere thanks to the industry for their continued support of these competitions.”

Judges for Caravan Design Awards

Andrew Ditton – Journalist
Nick Haynes – Events Committee, Caravan and Motorhome Club
Gary Martin – Editor, Caravan and Motorhome Club Magazine
Alison Owen – Journalist
Martin Spencer – Technical Manager, Caravan and Motorhome Club
Dan Cartwright – Journalist