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With fine views to the south, Knowle Grange consists of a four/five bedroom detached residence together with a series of well-maintained outbuildings, which at present form a private membership gymnasium and spa. The house itself has been restored and extended by the present owners to create a stylish and comfortable family home. The flexible accommodation is arranged over two floors but laid out predominantly over the ground floor, leading off from a wide reception hall. The kitchen/dining room is glazed with bifold doors to one side affording a very pleasant outlook over the walled garden and is comprehensively furnished with a range of contemporary style walnut furniture with Corian work surfaces, integrated appliances and polished porcelain floor tiles, whilst the living room is full of character with an inglenook fireplace, exposed beams to the ceiling and a polished wood floor. The remainder of the ground floor is given over to a study and three rooms, two of which are at present used as bedrooms with each having en-suite facilities. To the far side of the kitchen is the laundry room which in turn connects through to the spa/gymnasium building. On the first floor is a galleried landing from which are two bedrooms - one with an en-suite shower room – together with a family bathroom.
The spa/gymnasium area has access from the front and rear together with the connection via the laundry room. At present this space is arranged to provide an office, changing rooms with showers, sauna with Jacuzzi and a fully fitted gymnasium.
As previously mentioned, at present Knowle Grange is operated as a residential unit with a thriving Health Spa offering Spa Days, Treatments and Private Membership. The business is run by the current owners and an experienced management team alongside fully qualified therapists and generates an annual turnover of £300,000 with a net profit of circa £60,000 per annum.
The Health Spa has around 120 private members and a beauty client base of over 1000, whilst still retaining growth potential. Full Management Accounts are available as well as forecasts and growth opportunities. The business can be included as a going concern within the guide price.
The property is located in an attractive setting on the outskirts of Frant, just under two miles from Wadhurst Station and three from Wadhurst town. Frant is a charming village with many attractive period properties surrounding the village green, a local shop and two public houses. The Royal Spa town of Tunbridge Wells has an eclectic range of specialist fashion and life style shops ranging from large department stores to quaint boutiques and cafes. With entertainment facilities about to be expanded further, the town has a wonderful history linked to the spa waters at The Pantiles, as well as two theatre/performance venues as well as large public parks and protected common land. The area is served very well by educational establishments for children of all ages, in both the state and private sectors. Schools include the primary schools in Frant and Wadhurst, Holmewood House Preparatory School and The Mead School in Tunbridge Wells, Mayfield School for girls in Mayfield and Sacred Heart in Wadhurst.
The property sits within in total, approximately 3.5 acres (1.4 hectares) of grounds. To the front there are two entrances/exits, lawns and a pond together with a large, hard standing parking area. Outbuildings include a steel barn, tractor store/workshop attached to the rear of the residence, two detached treatment rooms a detached relaxation/yoga room, a log cabin and a Victorian former glass/vine house with potential. The part walled rear gardens are attractively laid out in four areas in order to provide some private garden for the residence. There is terracing for both areas and colourful herbaceous borders. A large outdoor heated swimming pool has a surrounding terrace and a winter dome for year round use. To one side is a former tennis lawn and beyond a fenced and hedged paddock.
Intriguing residential property with commercial element
Ongoing private gym and spa business
Four bedroom residence with private gardens
gym and treatment rooms
Plunge pool with outdoor pool
Gardens and grounds in excess of 3.5 acres
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