WELCOME TO TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Revolving around four of the area most-exclusive areas private parks ­– Calverley Park, Camden Park, Nevill Park and Hungershall Park – Knight Frank's Tunbridge Well's office caters to those looking for space and connectivity in equal measure

Ross Davies

Partner, Head of Tunbridge Wells office ross.davies@knightfrank.com

The town and the area surrounding Tunbridge Wells is fortunate to enjoy some of the most attractive properties in the South East, in stunning surroundings.

Situated within easy striking distance of London, it is a highly popular area for those needing to commute, with train journeys typically lasting less than one hour to the Capital. There are many excellent schools, in both the state, grammar and private sectors, making the town very popular with families.

Tunbridge Wells offers a wide variety of shopping facilities and amenities including many major national stores in Royal Victoria Place and a wide variety of individual shops, high end boutiques, cafes and restaurants on the famous Pantiles and historic high street.

Leisure facilities include a cinema complex, two theatres, a sports and leisure centre and two golf courses, along with many seasonal festivals and a farmers market.

Properties for sale in the Tunbridge Wells area typically cater for a wide variety of buyers and perhaps the most prominent are those looking for family houses. These buyers often look for townhouses in the centre of Tunbridge Wells, where the selection ranges from striking new builds to beautiful period homes, or country properties on the fringe of the town in more rural surroundings. The area caters equally well for first-time buyers and those looking to downsize, with a range of smaller houses and flats available.

Tunbridge Wells in numbers

The average price of property sold by Knight Frank in Tunbridge Wells (2019)

£932,803

How old are buyers in Tunbridge Wells?

• 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+

Tunbridge Wells' three key precincts offer shoppers a trifecta of choice.

Royal Tunbridge Wells has long been known as one of Kent’s finest shopping destinations. The huge variety of stores set against the charming backdrop of the town's historic spas can make for a day of relaxtion and therapy in multiple senses. There are three main areas to explore: the Victorian-style old High Street with is independent boutiques and designers; the famous Georgian shop fronts of the elegant Pantiles promenade; and the Royal Victoria Place – an excellent covered shopping centre with more than 50 well-known high street brands.

Finish off the day by dining out at one of Tunbridge’s fantastic restaurants, which include dependable gastro-pub options such as the The Black Pig; traditional British gourmet at The Ivy; Thai at Sucheera; or fresh seafood at Sankey’s.

The town is surrounded by more natural beauty than some entire regions.

Kent is known as the Garden of England for a reason. More than 69% of the Tunbridge Wells region is within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a designated Special Protection Area and a Special Area of Conservation. The High Weald AONB is an area of land between the North and South Downs and considered to be one of the best examples of medieval landscape in Northern Europe. It provides ramblers with excellent country walks, bikers with long excursions in the saddle, and artists a living canvas to draw inspiration from.

Smaller pockets of family-friendly green space include Dunorlan Park, Grosvenor and Hilbert Park and Scotney Castle are plentiful, with water sports available at Bewl Water. For those looking for a challenge, the 27.5 mile Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk takes in some of the most breath-taking views of the surrounding Kent and Sussex countryside, passing some of the area's most historic points, as well as some old-world pubs for a spot of well-earned refreshment.

Who lives here?

As a commuter town, it's understandable the main demographies moving into Tunbridge Wells are from London or the surrounding South East region. Similarly, most are city finance workers or working in professional sectors.

• City/Finance Entrepreneur Other Professional Property

What are Knight Frank buyers' professions?

Where do buyers come from?

• London

Scotland

South East

What are Knight Frank buyers' professions?

• City/Finance Entrepreneur Inherited Professional Property

Where do buyers come from?

• London Scotland South East

Schooling in verdant countryside offers pupils a high-quality education and the chance to connect with nature.

There are plenty of excellent schools near Tunbridge Wells, with Kent renowned for the quality of its schools in both the state and private sector. Some of the best public schools in the region, many of which are of national acclaim, include Benenden, Roedean, Sevenoaks, King’s Canterbury, Worth, Ardingly and Tonbridge School.

Just moments from the M25, connectivity is king in Tunbridge Wells.

Tunbridge Wells is a particularly well-connected area of the UK, especially when it comes to accessing London. Located just outside of the M25 via the A21, the national motorway network is within close reach, providing connections to nearby Gatwick airport and Heathrow, as well as the Channel Tunnel and ferry ports, which offer access to mainland Europe. Alternatively, Tunbridge Wells station provides direct access to London Charring Cross, with trains taking 52 to 60 minutes.

Just moments from the M25, connectivity is king in Tunbridge Wells.

Tunbridge Wells is a particularly well-connected area of the UK, especially when it comes to accessing London. Located just outside of the M25 via the A21, the national motorway network is within close reach, providing connections to nearby Gatwick airport and Heathrow, as well as the Channel Tunnel and ferry ports, which offer access to mainland Europe. Alternatively, Tunbridge Wells station provides direct access to London Charring Cross, with trains taking 52 to 60 minutes.

What can you buy for your money in Tunbridge Wells?

Grove Hill Road, TN1

Guide Price: £950,000

4-5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms 4-5 Reception rooms

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Forest Road, TN2

Guide Price: £1,350,000

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms 3 Reception rooms

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Langton Green, TN3

Guide Price: £2,650,000

7 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms 5 Reception rooms

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All property has been sold by Knight Frank within the past 12 months. The guide prices shown are representative of their appraised pricing and not their final sale price.

Get in touch to book an appointment ­– we'd love to talk to you about your next move.

KNIGHT FRANK TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Visit us at:

47 High St, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1XL +44 (0) 1892 887 166