Posted in News on 3rd June 2013

• Winner of Best Apartment at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2013

Audley Mote House, the luxury retirement village situated near Bearsted in Kent, was a big winner at the 2013 Evening Standard New Homes Awards. 

Mote House, the historic Grade-II* listed centrepiece of the retirement community, sensitively restored and given a new lease of life by Audley Retirement Villages, won the award for Best Apartment at the prestigious property awards at a ceremony in London. 

The magnificent Georgian building is home to 14 well-appointed apartments and the Audley Club, which includes the Romney Restaurant and Bar/Bistro as well as a swimming pool and health and wellbeing centre. 

In addition to the win for Best Apartment, Mote House was also runner up in the Best Conversion category, narrowly missing out to two London heritage developments.

This latest win adds to the Audley trophy haul and in particular the recognition Mote House has achieved from various organisations. At the What House? 2012 Awards Mote House took the Gold Award for Best Retirement Development and was honoured as a winner at the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2013.

Nick Sanderson, CEO Audley Retirement Villages, said: “The entire Audley team, and especially the Mote House group, are thrilled and justifiably proud of this significant award win at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards. Our award-winning record is very strong and is testament to the pedigree and high standard of our proposition. Importantly the overall aesthetic and design is geared towards a discerning older customer and offers period charm with a contemporary elegance.”

“At Audley we are turning the view of retirement living on its head and ensuring that the design and service we offer is what over 55s actually want, and are catering to their aspirations as much as their needs. Older people are fundamentally just like everyone else and want more choice in retirement, particularly how they live.”

Audley Mote House will eventually consist of 100 unique apartments and cottages, many with original period features and are available to purchase for those over 55 wishing to live an independent and healthy later life in beautiful surroundings. Membership of the Audley Club is open to non-residents over the age of 55, whilst the Bistro and Romney Restaurant are also open to the public at selective times.