Elvaston Castle. Historic past; glorious future.

Highgate Sanctuary Ltd

An exciting future

Working with English Heritage and the County and District planning and conservation officers, Highgate Sanctuary is preparing a planning application under which the Castle and its immediate buildings will be thoughtfully restored to their original grandeur, providing a hotel with spa and leisure facilities. Each element of the design and the materials to be used is being sensitively considered in order to minimise the effect on the historic architecture and landscape.

The necessary new building will, wherever possible, take place where structures already exist (or have previously done so) – or where the public has not previously had access.

Existing routes around the Estate will be examined to allow access for cars without damaging the quiet, secluded feel of the gardens and Park surrounds.

A luxury hotel
Leisure facilities, including a swimming pool, gym, spa and health & beauty facilities with local membership packages
Wedding and conference facilities
Bars, restaurants and private dining rooms, open to non-residents as well as hotel guests
Walks and other outdoor activities to enjoy the lovely Estate landscape
The golf course proposal has been removed to respond to English Heritage's concerns about the impact on the historic landscape. Instead of the golf clubhouse, the Home Farm complex will be converted for residential use to raise capital to fund the massive level of required repairs to the Estate.
The cricket club and ground will remain where they are now


We believe development is needed not just to improve the facilities at Elvaston, but also to ensure the long-term use and survival of the existing buildings and park. Any new uses must provide an adequate, on-going income to cover the long-term maintenance of the buildings and Gardens – not just a one-off capital sum to fund the existing repair bill. Our proposals will create a vibrant and integrated commercial community on the Estate that will give it a new lease of life and support it for years to come.

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