October 5, 2022

UK’s grandest retirement properties unveiled in stately house providing a cocktail bar, state rooms, well being spa with swimming pool

Elysian Residences has undertaken the grand launch of Wildernesse Home in Sevenoaks which consists of a Grade II listed home set in grounds of 24 acres, previously the nation property of the Marquess of Camden and later Lord Hillingdon, which has been skilfully and sympathetically remodeled into Kent’s best new and distinctive retirement group.

Following refurbishment work by Elysian Residences, the newly opened Wildernesse Home contains 23 luxurious residences in the principle home, complemented by eight newly constructed modern mews homes. All of the properties profit from the unique use of on-site 5-star lodge type amenities, together with the Nice Corridor with bar and lounge space; the library curated by award profitable Sevenoaks Bookshop, the Pavilion restaurant and well being spa with swimming pool and therapy rooms, set in 24 acres of gardens and landscaped grounds, with croquet garden.

Tracing its origins again to 1327, between 1705 and 1884 Wildernesse Home was the nation home of the 1st, 2nd and threerd Marquess of Camden and after 1884 was owned by banker Lord Hillingdon and household. The entrance wing, together with the Nice Corridor and library, have been inbuilt 1884-1885 by Lord Hillingdon, with the rear Georgian wing largely inbuilt 1803-1804 by the Marquess of Camden.

Beneath the Marquess of Camden company at Wildernesse Home included the Duke of Wellington, Prime Minister William Pitt the Youthful and Clementina Churchill, a relative of Winston Churchill. When Lord and Woman Hillingdon lived at Wildernesse Home company included the Rothschild household, Lord Randolph Churchill, Viscount Chelsea, the tenth Duke of Marlborough, and the Harewood household, together with HRH Princess Mary, the Princess Royal.

From 1954 onwards Wildernesse Home grew to become a college which closed in 2013 and in 2016 plans have been ready to return Wildernesse Home to its residential origins as a brand new retirement group.

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In 2020, Elysian Residences acquired Wildernesse Home and undertook enhancements to the specification, facilities and interiors of the principle home into order to rework the nation home into Kent’s best luxurious retirement group, combining lovely properties with the 5-star facilities of an incredible lodge, together with excellent service and extra care and assist, if wanted, obtainable on a completely versatile foundation.

Arriving through the tree-lined drive, a becoming strategy to such a exceptional location, Wildernesse Home is entered through a pillared stone portico, main into reception, Nice Corridor and library, the unique principal reception rooms.

With 18 ft excessive ceiling, baronial hearth, parquet flooring and full top home windows overlooking the gardens the Nice Corridor incorporates a live performance grand piano and makes use of credenzas to create a collection of particular person entertaining areas inside the room. Elysian Residences has launched a brand new cocktail and occasional bar into the Nice Corridor, creating a focus for owners to fulfill and entertain.

Within the library new lighting and delightful joinery matching the traditional interiors of the Nice Corridor has been put in, restoring the library to the magnificence as soon as loved by Lord and Woman Hillingdon and their well-known company. The library is organized to both facet of the principle staircase and was curated over a two month interval by Fleur Sinclair, Vice President of the Booksellers Affiliation and proprietor of the Sevenoaks Bookshop which was first opened in 1948 and beneath the custodianship of Fleur Sinclair gained The British Bookshop Awards prestigious Impartial Bookshop of The Yr Award in 2021.

Offering over 600 books, the newly restored library supplies non-fiction books alongside one facet of the staircase and fiction and kids’s books on the opposite. The library’s bays are organised to supply 13 sections containing classics, fiction, prize profitable authors, journey, meals, sport, biographies, artwork, style, interiors, nature writing, gardening and kids’s books.

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Within the residences, some layouts have been enhanced and Elysian specification fixtures and fittings have been put in, together with bespoke door handles, customized joinery and lighting. Kitchens and loos have been additionally styled to supply the signature Elysian high quality together with marble, stone and high-gloss finishes.

The result’s a phenomenal assortment of 23 residences in the principle home all with particular person layouts and options, with massive open-plan residing, eating and kitchen areas. A restricted variety of the residences are heritage residences which embody the state rooms of the home, creating genuinely one-of-a-kind properties, some with 18ft excessive ceilings, ornate plasterwork and full top home windows. An extra 53 new construct residences, set within the leafy southern part of the grounds will probably be open in 2023.

On the decrease floor ground of the principle home is the luxurious well being spa, for owners and company, providing a sauna, steam room, therapy rooms, health club, altering rooms and a swimming pool that advantages from numerous pure gentle, cascading in by way of tall home windows.

Throughout the garden from the principle home is the Pavilion restaurant the place owners, their company and the area people can take pleasure in a variety of menus all through the day, utilizing domestically sourced Kent substances: amenities embrace a café, kitchen, espresso bar, non-public eating space and out of doors seating.

Within the fantastically landscaped gardens and grounds of Wildernesse Home owners will have the ability to loosen up and entertain, utilizing the massive paved entrance and rear terraces that overlook the formal lawns, and benefit from the gardens and grounds.

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Now formally opened by Cllr Diana Esler, Chairman of Sevenoaks District Council and Cllr Dr Merilyn Canet, the Mayor of Sevenoaks, Wildernesse Home is changing into a thriving new retirement group. So nicely obtained is the brand new launch that Elysian Residences has now bought over 40% of the principle home residences and the newly constructed mews homes.

Elysian Residences Chief Govt Officer, Gavin Stein, stated, “Setting a brand new benchmark for high quality and way of life, Wildernesse Home is a traditional English nation home remodeled into probably the most luxurious and distinctive retirement group within the House Counties.

“With its 700 years of historical past, grand rooms and delightful grounds Wildernesse Home supplies a novel alternative to dwell in both a modernised interval property or a newly constructed mews home, and all our owners can benefit from the wealthy heritage of the property and all of the 5-star facilities such because the spa, swimming pool, Nice Corridor and Pavilion restaurant.

“What makes Wildernesse Home so particular is that it’s staffed by a perfectly well-trained Elysian crew whose goal is to take care of the wants and necessities of the owners. It’s this matchless day-to-day service and heat private strategy to buyer care that units an Elysian Residences’ retirement group aside and makes this magnificent property a house.”

Costs at Wildernesse Home begin from £970,000 for an condo in the principle home and £1,150,000 for a mews home, with the brand new builds obtainable from 2023 priced from £580,0000 (different charges additionally apply). For additional info please contact Elysian Residences at Wildernesse Home Tel: 020 3918 7997 or go to: www.wildernessehouse.com