Prestige helps couple float their idea of a dream home

Gently does it: the couple’s new Prestige home is lowered into the marina as they launch their new life

MAJOR UK LODGE manufacturer Prestige reports a cascade of sales enquiries after its floating homes were featured in a recent television documentary.

Screened on More4 this summer, the programme showed how a couple from South Africa came back to Britain and realised their dream of living on water.

Trish and Richard top-end holiday and residential park homes.

However, the 30-year-old company also boasts an expertise in designing and constructing homes for siting on rivers, canals and lakes.

So to an innovative and eye-catching reality.

Prestige CEO Mitchell Comer said it was an exciting project on which to draw on similar challenges it had recently undertaken:

“We are increasingly working with marinas and park operato help expand their range of accommodation,” he said.

Trish and Richard enjoy all the comforts of home aboard their floating dream in the Great River Ouse

“There is a definite increase in the number of people wanting to live or spend their holidays on a floating home, but traditional waterside properties are in short supply.

“Siting the home actually in the lake, river or sea is the perfect solution and allows custo landlocked suburbia.

“It’s not hard to find yourself afloat in glorious natural surroundings with all your creature comforts!” added Mitchell.

The More4 camera crew followed Trish and Richard through the design process, and then zoomed in on Prestige’s manufacturing plant where the build took place.

Finally, viewers saw the home being gently lowered into the waters of the Great River Ouse at Priory Waterside & Marina in Bedfordshire.

And the couple’s verdict on their new floating home? “It’s absolutely fantastic, and exactly what we had planned and hoped for!” they told the programme.

More information about the company’s range of leisure and residential homes – both aquatic and on dry land – can be found at  at