Grand Refurbishment of Wildernesse House, Near Sevenoaks
Retirement living operator PegasusLife officially launched its new development, Wildernesse House, near Sevenoaks, with more than 300 guests, including the town’s mayor, visiting over the opening weekend.
Committed to creating modern homes while retaining the legacy of the past, PegasusLife has ensured that elegance is at the heart of Wildernesse House, formerly Dorton House School for the Blind, which has a rich history in the local community. The house served a spell as a field hospital in both world wars and hosted a visit from the Duke of Wellington in 1815. The grounds are also rich in history, featuring a chestnut tree planted by Thomas Boleyn in 1509 to commemorate Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon.
At the launch event, Sevenoaks Mayor Councillor Roderick Hogarth was invited to plant a Lady Hillingdon rose bush in the gardens at the front of the historic main house, the first step to signify the next chapter in the history of Wildernesse House.
The grand property comprises a collection of 19 high-end one and two-bedroom apartments on the upper floors of the main house, four one and two-bedroom ‘legacy’ apartments on the ground floor, and eight two-bedroom mews houses in the newly-built stable block. Facilities at Wildernesse House include an on-site restaurant, with access to private dining, and top of the range wellness facilities, including a spa with steam and salt rooms, sauna, gym and therapy rooms.
Prices start from £649,950 (mews houses), and £925,000 (the main house).
• For more information, or to book a viewing and private tour, call 01732 510150.