Owning and living with the Bailey Unicorn Barcelona
So what’s the big draw to the Bailey Unicorn Barcelona? Well Bailey has no doubt corrected many of the issues present with the Bailey Pegasus regarding the interior and has brought back into the fold some Bailey owners who no doubt would have defected to other brands. With spec such as ATC, Tracker and Alde heating plus the water tank, it’s a tempting buy. The exterior is a big improvement on this range of Alu-Tech tourers but some of the mouldings are ill-fitting still especially around the rear lower corners.
The interior is now competing with the Lunar Clubman and Swift Conqueror, but having said that Swift has raised the stakes as we speak even further, so the Bailey Unicorn will need to try harder than ever. The deep roof lockers and the framed units do look good and the Barcelona is a super tourer for the money. We like the lounge area – it really is a very comfortable place to be in and the lighting is excellent though mains units are strangely omitted. Those who prepare meals in the Bailey will no doubt find they are spoilt by the size of the kitchen and its storage space too.
The icing on the cake would have been a dual fuel hob, but that may surface at a later date in the next generation Bailey Pegasus. We found that the extra storage and space created by having the Alde heating makes a big difference but you need the Alde to heat the water. If a fault occurs it’s no more heat or hot water too and it’s a case that on gas the Alde can consume a fair amount.
Bailey has made a good job then of creating a clubman tourer – a bit like Baileys of old pre-Series models. Of course that end washroom can’t be overlooked either because Bailey has come up trumps again with a well designed room. The Belfast basin for instance is a great feature and storage is something you won’t be short of.