A rare opportunity to purchase a large plot of around 1 acre in a highly sought after location comprising a large Victorian property which has planning consent to convert and substantially extend to create 18 apartments.
Royal Tunbridge Wells is located approx 40 miles SE of central London and approx 16 miles SE of the M25 (Junction 5), via the A21(T). Neighbouring towns include Sevenoaks (approx 12 miles N) and East Grinstead (approx 14 miles W). Main line rail services are provided direct from Tunbridge Wells to London’s Charing Cross in around 50 minutes. The station is less than ½ mile distant. There is easy access to Gatwick Airport, a little over 24 miles W, and the Eurotunnel at Folkestone is some 55 miles SE. Calverley Park Gardens is situated just outside the town centre. The road is a relatively low-density residential area made up predominately of large private detached houses and villas.
The property currently comprises a substantial period detached house set within a large plot. The house and gardens are typical of those found on Calverley Park Gardens, many of which have now been extended and converted into apartments. This house was built in the late Victorian period and is arranged over lower ground, ground, first and second floors. Internally the existing property formerly comprised 1 x studio; 8 x 1 bedroom flats; & 1 x 2 bedroom flat. It has been stripped out and is ready for refurbishment.
The current planning consent provides for the conversion of the existing building to form 9 apartments together with a new entrance hall and stair / lift block, along with a new rear extension providing a further 9 apartments – in total, 10 x 1 bedroom apartments and 8 x 2 bedroom apartments (total of 1067 sqm (418 sqm conversion / 649 sqm new build). The lower ground floor apartments will enjoy private outdoor space and all occupiers will benefit from communal landscaped grounds. In addition there will be 18 allocated car spaces and bicycle storage.
Planning ref: – 19/03292/FUL, and Variation of Condition 1 of Approved Plans, ref: – 19/01059/NMAMD.
The consent was subject to a Section 106 Agreement which we understand has been settled by the vendor.
VIEWINGS ARE STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT AND ACCOMPANIED
Full plans and Decision Notice available on request