Building a new community
In 1684, Viscount Purbeck’s widow, Margaret, also known as ‘The Princess of Babylon’ for her love of fashion and dancing, provided land on Mount Sion for the earliest lodging houses and ground at the north end of the Pantiles, where the Church of King Charles the Martyr was later built. And so began the development of this elegant and fashionable town.
Visitors who had come to ‘take the waters’ required a place for worship and generously donated a substantial amount of money so that a church could be built. Sir Christopher Wren sent his chief plasterer, Henry Doogood, to create its magnificent ceiling. It was here that Princess Victoria attended church services with her mother, the Duchess of Kent.
From 1800 the town grew rapidly. With the cost of living cheaper than in London and stage coaches providing a reliable service, it was now possible to travel between London and Tunbridge Wells in only five hours!
Entertainment for residents and visitors took place on the Common including firework displays, cricket matches, archery and horse racing. In 1750 Lady Coke wrote to her friend Mrs Eyre describing a typical day in Tunbridge Wells: “The outward amusements are cricketing, horse races and other diversions, such as walking, riding and airing in carriages.”
In 1909 King Edward VII officially recognised the popularity of Tunbridge Wells with its many royal and aristocratic visitors - including his mother, Queen Victoria - over the centuries by granting the town its ‘Royal’ prefix.
Today, Royal Tunbridge Wells, or Tunbridge Wells as it is more commonly called, remains a popular place to live and to visit as it retains much of its original charm and elegance.
A HISTORY OF TUNBRIDGE WELLS
AN AREA OF OUTSTANDING BEAUTY
More than 70 per cent of the Borough of Tunbridge Wells lies within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Mainly formed during the fourteenth century, and altered little since, the Kent High Weald is considered to be one of the best surviving medieval landscapes in Northern Europe. Hilly sandstone terrain and a heavy clay soil have caused the High Weald countryside to remain largely unaffected by modern forms of agriculture.
The area is characterised by rolling hills, scattered farmsteads, small irregular-shaped fields, ancient woodland, and historic routeways. In 1983 the High Weald was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, allowing for increased conservation and enhancement of this important landscape.
There is always plenty to do in Tunbridge Wells with a wealth of leisure pursuits and beautiful countryside to explore on your doorstep.
Why live anywhere else!
WHY TUNBRIDGE WELLS?
Our spacious apartments are centrally located so you are only a short distance away from everything you need. Within easy reach you will find a comprehensive selection of shopping facilities and entertainment for all the family.
Tunbridge Wells boasts some of the country’s leading private and state schools. Whatever the age of your children, you can be assured they will have access to a first class education.
A warm welcome awaits you once you have decided to settle into this friendly, thriving and historic town.
Great travel links, excellent facilities
and a welcoming community.
SHOPPING AND DINING
From quaint, independent shops, cafés and restaurants in the Pantiles to galleries, theatres, and all the leading stores in the Royal Victoria Place shopping centre, Tunbridge Wells caters for every taste and appetite.
Whether you are looking for that exclusive piece of art, some exquisite bespoke jewellery, a designer wedding dress, or a luxury handbag you are bound to find something to tempt you, whatever your budget.
As well as enjoying some retail therapy, you will not want to miss the opportunity to take a leisurely break at one of the town’s many inviting cafés, restaurants and pubs. You will be amazed at the choice and variety of places to eat, with many restaurants proudly offering high quality, locally sourced food on their menus.
Excellent transport links
Tunbridge Wells has excellent transport links which makes Calverley House an even more attractive proposition. With regular rail services to Charing Cross, this is an ideal place for commuting to London or just enjoying a day or night out in the capital. The town is also within easy reach of Gatwick airport and London Heathrow airport along with the Channel Tunnel and cross-Channel ferry routes.
16mins, 5.3 miles
70mins, 37 miles
21mins, 13 miles
By road the town is well connected via the A21, which links Tunbridge Wells northwards to junction 5 of the M25 and through to London and the wider national motorway network, and southwards via mostly single carriageway to Hastings. To the south, the A26 connects the town with Brighton and Eastbourne.
LONDON CHARING CROSS
LONDON WATERLOO EAST
Rail links are excellent with fastest journey times into central London of approximately 55 minutes. This service runs seven daysa week.
36mins, 42 miles
63mins, 57 miles
For air travellers, both Heathrow and Gatwick airports are within easy reach via the motorway network.
An outstanding and contemporary development
Calverley House is an exclusive collection of one, two-bedroom and studio apartments situated within a courtyard development.
These contemporary apartments are spacious and finished to the most exacting standards. No expense has been spared and the attention to detail is outstanding.
A full specification list is available on request and you will not be disappointed. We pride ourselves on offering a premium product.
A relaxing and comfortable environment that provides the perfect place to live.
SPECIFICATIONS & FINISHES
With many years’ experience in building quality, homes you can be rest assured attention to detail is paramount with the design and build of your apartment. We understand what our customers want and we are totally committed to producing the perfect home for you to enjoy.
Each apartment is individual and professional attention beginning at the design stage and going right through to the completion. Each apartment is scrutinized in detail to ensure you are purchasing the best and most comfortable home.
Slimline brushed stainless
steel profile cupboard handles
Low profile contemporary worktops
Stainless steel sink
Lamona integrated appliances to include: fridge freezer, oven and hob, washing machine and dishwasher
Luxury sanitary ware
Contemporary sink with single mixer tap
Bath with handheld shower head
Glass shower screen
Modern chrome towel rail
Ceramic wall and tile flooring
White high gloss vanity unit
PEACE OF MIND
Smoke alarms hard wired to mains with battery back-up
Door entry system
Scheme includes automatic fire sprinklers
High quality, durable, European laminate flooring throughout (not in bedrooms)
Carpets (in bedrooms only)
Polished finish stainless steel door furniture
White switch and socket plates
LED recessed lighting (not in bedrooms)
Timber doors with aluminium door handles
Secure bicycle parking
Communal TV and satellite dish
10-year warranty (CML Compliant) issued on building completion
What's more, these stunning apartments are all
available on the 'Help to Buy' scheme, making them
all the more affordable.
'HELP TO BUY' SCHEME
With a Help to Buy: Equity Loan the Government lends you up to 20% of the cost of your newly built home, so you’ll only need a 5% cash deposit and a 75% mortgage to make up the rest.
You won’t be charged loan fees on the 20% loan for the first five years of owning your home.
If the home in the example above sold for £210,000, you’d get £168,000 (80%, from your mortgage and the cash deposit) and you’d pay back £42,000 on the loan (20%). You’d need to pay off your mortgage with your share of the money.
EXAMPLE: FOR A HOME WITH 200K PRICE TAG
GOVERNMENT'S 20% LOAN
Finally a developer who cares about their buyers. Nothing was too much trouble when we were buying our flat.
They went the extra mile.
J. JONES, WEST SURREY
From start to finish the service I received was excellent. Help at every step of the way.
MR JOHN SMIT, SURREY
My apartment is beautiful, spacious and comfortable. Thank you.
MRS DONOVAN, SUSSEX
Fantastic finishes to our flat. We really can’t fault the quality.
MR AND MRS HARRIS, LONDON
Excellent after sales service. Any problems are fixed within 24 hours. Thank you.
MR STEVENS, HAMPSHIRE
I did lots of research into apartments before purchasing and Vale apartments offered the best quality and service.
MS COOPER, LONDON
The flat I bought is perfect. Huge windows and wonderful bathrooms. I love it.
J. JONES, WEST SURREY
Our spacious apartments are centrally located so you are only a short distance away from everything you need.