Elysian Residences launches retirement village Wildernesse House

Wildernesse House

Elysian Residences has launched Wildernesse House in Sevenoaks, Kent, a Grade II listed stately home.

The development, which is set in grounds of 24 acres, comprises 23 one- and two-bed apartments and eight new mews houses. Residents will have five-star hotel style facilities, including a cocktail and coffee bar, the Pavilion restaurant, health spa with swimming pool and treatment rooms, gardens and croquet lawn.

Architects Purcell worked on conversion of the main Georgian mansion, while Morris + Company designed the new build townhouses. PBA carried out construction and engineering work on the development and landscape design was by Camlins.

Wildernesse Estate, which dates back to 1327, was bought by Elysian in 2020.

‘Setting a new benchmark for quality and lifestyle, Wildernesse House is a stately home transformed into the most luxurious and exceptional retirement community in the home counties,’ said Elysian Residences chief executive officer Gavin Stein.

‘With its 700 years of history, grand state rooms and beautiful grounds Wildernesse House provides a unique opportunity to live in a modernised property, but with a rich heritage and all the amenities of a five-star hotel such as the spa with swimming pool, Great Hall and the Pavilion restaurant.’

In August, Schroders Capital and Octopus Real Estate acquired a site in the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells in a joint venture with Elysian. The project is Elysian’s eighth retirement village (at different stages of development) and it is ‘actively looking for new sites’.

Wildernesse House is Elysian’s third operational development.