Pavilion Apartments Launch in the Social Heart of Wadswick Green Village
Wadswick Green, the contemporary new retirement village set in the stunning Wiltshire countryside has opened the doors of its central Pavilion; launching the ‘Pavilion Apartments’ and celebrating the opening of the stylish restaurant, ‘The Greenhouse’. Forming the heart of Wadswick Green, the Pavilion comprises 22 spacious one-bed and four two-bed apartments with luxury hotel-style facilities within the same building. Prices start at £265,000.
The difference between owners of the already popular Courtyard Apartments and these new homes is the degree of independence they require or how sociable they wish to be, as the Pavilion provides tailored daily in-home care services on the doorstep (provided by Rangeford Care) and is also the social hub of the village. With access to 24 hour care, Pavilion Apartments are the perfect option for those who don’t know what their requirements will be in later life but find comfort in knowing that all is available if need arises.
The facilities and services at Wadswick Green are making this village the type of place that 60+ year olds want to live in rather than having to. Pavilion owners need only pop downstairs to enjoy the state of the art spa with treatment rooms, in-house personal trainer, luxurious 15 metre infinity pool with pool-side and sunken Jacuzzis, steam room, sauna and hair salon. As well as being close to the buzzy bar and restaurant which is open to both owners and locals alike. A concierge and car valet service is also available and there is communal Wi-Fi in all public spaces.
Residents at Wadswick Green can expect a level of service, fit for the dowager of Downton Abbey as General Manager José Alfonso previously worked at Highclere Castle, the setting of the recent TV phenomenon. He comments: “The Wadswick Green team prides itself on going the extra mile and little extras, such as our Mercedes chauffeur service, make a huge difference to our residents’ quality of life.”
The monthly events programme invites residents to learn new skills through workshops or network with fellow neighbours. Activities range from group cinema visits to the screening of the latest Hollywood blockbusters such James Bond’s ‘Spectre’ to charity fund-raising events for ‘Children in Need’ and cultural days out to enjoy the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Architect Dale Jennings says: “Baby Boomers are writing the new story for 60+ year olds, who expect quality as standard, are incredibly active, independent and like to socialise. The design of Wadswick Green and the Pavilion supports the reinvention of today’s retiree by providing an elevated level of services and a stimulating atmosphere that helps kick-start their social circle again.”
“We have purposefully tried to create an ultra-modern retirement village with contemporary homes in the countryside that do not look like people would expect! The care facilities are important here too and have been carefully considered, but invisible to the eye, such as fashionable wet rooms rather than baths with hoists. Owners want their children to say ‘Wow, this is amazing Mum/Dad’ and look forward to sharing quality time together here.”
Official figures by ARCO (Associated Retirement Community Operators) confirm there are now 20,000 people living in retirement villages across the UK, indicating a trend for modern community living amongst those aged 55 and over. However, Lisa Harris, Head of Communications at Saga* comments:
“Retirement village living in the UK is still very much in its infancy with just 1% of Britons choosing to live in one, compared to 17% in the US and 13% in New Zealand. We want people to rethink retirement living and Wadswick Green offers a great new alternative where right-sizing does not have to be about compromise, but could be the key to helping people live well in retirement.”
From the front door of each Pavilion Apartment it is possible to see out of both windows to the countryside and woods. The homes are ultra-modern with their own front doors and feature wide entrances and lifts as well as high-efficiency double-glazed windows, providing a bright and friendly feel. Thorough insulation caters for peace and quiet and supports the energy efficient heating.
The spacious modern kitchens come with engineered, high-quality hardwood flooring, allowing easy cleaning and are equipped with Bosch appliances. The living rooms offer a choice of wooden floors and feature large picture windows that lead onto walk on balconies with stunning woodland or valley views. The double bedrooms offer a choice of carpet and a Juliette balcony. Owners will also benefit from modern bathrooms including walk-in-showers with luxury taps and fittings.
Prices: Pavilion Apartments are priced from £265,000 for a one-bed and £310,000 for a two-bed. There is a mandatory annual service charge depending on the size of the apartment and number of occupants.