Enjoy the delights of Tunbridge Wells for an active, independent retirement

Take a look at Abbeyfield House, Cadogan Gardens.

As we enter retirement, the allure of easy living becomes even more enticing. For older, active retirees, settling in the heart of a vibrant town offers many physical, emotional, and psychological benefits. In this blog, we explore our house in Tunbridge Wells and the advantages it brings of living close to the town.


A homely environment at Abbeyfield House, Tunbridge Wells

We offer retirement living for tenants who want to live as part of a neighbourly community. But we’re not a care home. You live independently, but with home-cooked meals and friendships on hand.

Located in Tunbridge Wells, Abbeyfield House was developed by joining three terraced houses together in Cadogan Gardens. Our house benefits from a very central location in the middle of town, with easy access to shops, theatres, and restaurants, as well as, churches, post office and social centre, all of which are within walking distance.

Our mission is all about making life a little easier for our tenants, while helping to combat loneliness among older people. So, we offer companionship, safety, good nutrition and independence – all in a homely environment, without the worry of maintaining a home.

Live independently, but with a helping hand

If you’d love to live in a historic spa town in your retirement, some of the key features and benefits of living at Abbeyfield House, Tunbridge Wells include:

  • Independent Living: Our house is designed to allow tenants to maintain your independence, while still enjoying companionship.
  • Home-Cooked Meals: Tenants enjoy the convenience of having home-cooked meals daily, providing seasonal, nutritious food without the need for cooking or grocery shopping. Menus are completely different each week and tenants have full input and make suggestions and requests.
  • Communal Lounge: The communal lounge provides an excellent space for tenants to come together, read the paper, have a coffee, or socialise whenever you wish.
  • A Helping Hand: Staff are on site daily. Room cleaning and laundry are done weekly on a rota system. If you need additional care, some services can be brought in.
  • Fulfilling Retirement: With the mix of independence and company, tenants can enjoy a fulfilling retirement in a close-knit community. We celebrate special events together such as birthdays, Easter, and summer and Christmas events.

As a tenant, you can enjoy as much company or privacy as you like, with the freedom to come and go as you wish. There are plenty of local lunch clubs and amenities nearby.

Retire to a historic spa town, surrounded by Kent countryside

We often hear that people have always wanted to live in the area, and what better time than retirement.

The house offers 14 single studio rooms, all with ensuite facilities. Some tenants come from Tunbridge Wells, but many come from London and the South East, to be closer to family in the area. With our location so close to the town centre we are perfectly located to enjoy the shops, cafes, Pantiles and theatre, bringing even more benefits.

Physical health and active lifestyle

Tunbridge Wells has a great selection of parks and open spaces. Whether you are in the mood for a short walk around the lake at Dunorlan Park or prefer having a coffee while taking in your surroundings at the Calverley Grounds, Tunbridge Wells has a lot of green spaces to choose from.

The Arts and local attractions

From comedy to plays and live music, Tunbridge Wells caters for all with venues such as Trinity Arts Centre, The Forum and Assembly Hall Theatre. The music, culture and Arts of the town offer great fun for all ages, with a variety of brilliant events all year round. Alternatively, visit Spa Valley railway, where you can ride on a heritage steam train, stopping at historic stations along the way, or enjoy Kent’s ‘garden of England’ countryside.

Best of both worlds location

Roughly an hour’s train from London and about an hour’s drive to the coast, Tunbridge Wells offers the best of both worlds in terms of location. Enjoy being close to seaside towns, such as Hastings, Camber Sands and Brighton while also enjoying brilliant access to the city.

Find out if Abbeyfield House, Tunbridge Wells is right for you

Living in a vibrant town can be a transformative choice for active, older people seeking a fulfilling lifestyle. Combined with our Abbeyfield approach, choosing our house could provide numerous physical, emotional, and social benefits that contribute to your overall well-being.

If you or your loved ones are looking for retirement housing Abbeyfield House, Tunbridge Wells might be an ideal choice to consider. Speak to our team to arrange a meet & greet lunch and tour. After that, there is the opportunity for a trial stay.

Read more about Abbeyfield House, Tunbridge Wells

  • Coffee Morning – everyday at 11am
  • Keep Fit – every Monday

Communal lounge

The dining room

Communal dining

Reading the paper

Enjoying exercise

Tending the garden

Afternoon Tea

Summer Tea Party

View from the Guest Suite