Savills | 1, 2 3A/B, 4 Hungershall Park Close, High Rocks Lane, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8NH | Property for sale
3,004 sq ft(279.08 sq m)
Guide price £1,150,000

1, 2 3A/B, 4 Hungershall Park CloseHigh Rocks Lane, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8NH

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Wonderful opportunity in this sought-after semi-rural location about a mile from the town centre
  • Part of a cluster of charming former stables originally serving the villas of Hungershall Park
  • Five units, some modernised and some requiring complete renovation
  • One currently let on an assured shorthold tenancy, 4 with vacant possession
  • Accessed by a private drive from Hungershall Park serving four properties
  • Mainline station about 1.2 miles
  • Well placed for choice of schools including grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge

An intriguing opportunity for investment or enhancement of five mews-style residential units in a prestigious semi-rural location a mile from the town centre

About this property

  • Hungershall Park Close is part of a charming cluster of properties, one of several former coach and stables blocks to be found on Cabbage Stalk Lane that originally served the iconic Italianate villas of Hungershall Park.

    The desirability of this location for rentals, in its current configuration, or possible future redevelopment, subject to planning permission, cannot be understated. The tranquil setting belies its proximity to the hustle and bustle of Royal Tunbridge Wells, with the mainline station being just 1.2 miles by road or under a mile on foot via Cabbage Stalk Lane and bridleway across the Common.

    All five residential units enjoy ground floor access from the characterful brick-paved courtyard and comprise three with one bedroom, one with two bedrooms and a studio/bedsit with potential. Numbers 3 and 4 have been renovated to a modern standard in the last few years for rental, whilst Numbers 1 and 2 require complete renovation. Only number 4 is currently rented.

    All the units (except for Number 3a) benefit from a southerly aspect, and of these the two with first floor accommodation enjoy unspoilt views across meadowland.

    OUTSIDE: The property is accessed from Hungershall Park by a private drive which serves four properties. Double wooden gates open onto the courtyard around which the property is built, with the double garage facing the gates. A 12 foot-wide strip of land under a separate title, and offered as part of the sale, is divided to form small south-facing garden areas for Numbers 2, 3 & 4.

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Such a lovely position and what an opportunity! Best approached on foot via the common from the Pantiles.

Robert JacobsProperty agent

Local information

  • Hungershall Park Close is conveniently located within 1.2 miles of Tunbridge Wells High Street, the mainline station, the historic Pantiles and a superstore. Via the historic Cabbage Stalk Lane it also has direct access to the open spaces of the Common and its network of footpaths offering a scenic route to town amenities. Mainline rail: Tunbridge Wells (about 1.2 miles by road) offering regular services to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street (via London Bridge and Waterloo East}.
  • Private and state schools: There are many highly-regarded schools in the area including Holmewood House (Langton Green), The Mead and Rose Hill (Tunbridge Wells) preparatory schools, Kent grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and independent secondary schools in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Mayfield, Pembury (Kent College) and Eastbourne.
  • Communications: The M25, accessed via the A21, links to the national motorway network and thereby to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the Channel Tunnel terminus.

Additional information

  • Current rental income: Number 4 is currently let on assured shorthold tenancy at £800 per calendar month.
  • Agent's Note: The photographs were taken in July 2018.
  • Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage serve the properties. Mains gas is connected on-site but currently serves only one of the five residential units, two units have electric night storage heaters.
  • Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council – 01892 521262. Numbers 1,2,3 & 4, Tax band A. Number 3a, Tax band B
  • Directions: From central Tunbridge Wells, head south on the A26 London Road. Pass over the first mini-roundabout and, at the second mini-roundabout, turn right up Major York's Road. Take the first left into Hungershall Park and after the road bends downhill to the left the drive that leads to Hungershall Park Close will be straight ahead when the road bends again to the right.
  • EPC Rating = C