The Royal Retreat, Vale Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1BP


The Royal Retreat is located in the Post Office Square development on Vale Road in the centre of Tunbridge Wells and within moments walk of the town`s main line train station, with typical journey times to London of around 50 minutes.

The Torrington public car park adjoins Post Office Square.

Vale Road leads around to the historic High Street where there is a wide range of retail and leisure facilities.


The property comprises a fully functioning Health Club & Spa arranged over ground and lower ground floor levels.

The ground floor comprises a reception area; dance / yoga studio with kitchen; gym suite; 3 massage/ treatment rooms; and an office.

On the lower ground floor there is a swimming pool and Jacuzzi along with a free standing sauna cubicle; there are further steam and sauna rooms; 3 further treatment rooms & spa area; ladies and gents changing rooms with showers. In addition there is a plant room and ancillary stores.

There is potential to convert all or part of the space to  alternative commercial uses . – subject to the necessary planning and freeholder approvals.

A planning consent has been granted for the conversion of the ground floor, only, to create 2 apartments – ref:- 18/02772/FULL. Plans are available on request.

Floor Areas

Ground Floor –                     1698 sq ft (157.8 sq m)

Lower Ground Floor –           4095 sq ft (380.5 sq m)

Total Area (GIA) –                 5794 sq ft (538.3 sq m)

*Interested parties are advised to clarify these areas directly as taken from old details.


Long leasehold – 999 years from 1st January 2001, subject to a peppercorn ground rent.

Guide Price

£650,000 – to be sold at auction on the 14th February 2019.  The link below takes you to the auction catalogue:


To be sold with vacant possession.

Fixtures, fittings and equipment is available by separate negotiation.

Business Rates

Described as “private health and fitness centre” with a rateable value of £31,750.

Service Charge

Approximately £500 per quarter.

Viewing Arrangements

Strictly by appointment and accompanied as the premises is trading.


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Property Details

Location: Tunbridge Wells
Description: Operational Spa & Health Club with potential for alternative uses - change of use granted for two apartments on the ground floor.
Size: 5794 sq ft
Amenities: Town Centre position
Tenure: Long Leasehold - 999 yrs from 1st January 2001.
Price: Guide Price - £650,000
Rates: RV - £31,750
Service Charge: Approx. £500 per quarter
Terms: To be sold by auction on 14th February 2019

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