Located in the heart of Southborough, this stylish retirement development offers an ideal option for those over 60. Enjoy all of the facilities on offer, including a welcoming communal lounge, beautiful landscaped gardens, and a hotel-style guest suite for visiting family and friends to enjoy.
The development is conveniently located just 100 yards from the local amenities, which include a variety of shops, a convenience store, Post Office, library, butchers and allotments. There is plenty of open green space close to the development including parklands, wooded areas and walking paths.
Southborough Gate has been tastefully designed to reflect the local architecture, including tile hanging, hipped and gable roofs, and simple outdoor canopies. There will also be a drop off/pick up area at the entrance for ease of access.
Southborough Gate benefits from modern security, with a camera entry system, burglar alarms in every apartment, and an on-site House Manager during office hours. The safety of residents is also ensured with smoke detectors in all properties and communal areas, and a 24-hour emergency call system in every apartment. A lift to all floors provides easy access for homeowners. Every high-quality apartment is fitted with double glazed windows for warmth and energy efficiency. Plus, selected two bedroom apartments feature a study.
- Tesco Express nearby
- Rent for a flexible option
- Club lounge to socialise in
- Fully maintained landscaped gardens
- Dedicated Concierge
- Welcoming community
- Cycle store
- Camera entry system
- Communal lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- House Manager
- Guest suite
See for yourself what Southborough Gate has to offer with virtual tours of our one bedroom apartment, two bedroom apartment and Communal lounge. To get the best experience click the full screen icon with the four arrows below in the bottom left menu bar.
Interactive Site Plan
Our interactive site plan allows you to easily find available retirement properties. Click the tabs to view each floor. You'll see that one-bedroom homes are in yellow and two-bedroom homes are in purple. When you click on a property, you'll find out whether it is available for sale, rent or shared ownership, as well as pricing. Click on 'view property' to find out more. Retirement homes shown in red are already reserved, sold or rented out, but may be available on our Resales website.
The properties at this development are leasehold properties with a term of 999 years from and including 01/01/2019
* To be offset against your initial payment and fully refundable should your tenancy not proceed
- Communal area costs inc. electricity, heating and lighting
- Future maintenance fund
- Water and sewage (communal areas and apartments)
- Maintenance of building and gardens
- Emergency call system
- Building insurance
- Active social calendar of events and exclusive discounts
- Dedicated on-site team
What's not included?
- Electricity, heating and lighting (apartments)
- Phone / broadband
- Council Tax
- TV licence / TV service
- Home and contents insurance
What is an Assured Tenancy?
Assured Tenancy means that you agree to rent the property for a minimum term of 12 months, but after that you can leave at any time as long as you give two months written notice. We can’t ask you to leave unless you have broken the terms of the agreement.
I want to rent. What checks do you carry out and what do I need to prepare?
We’ll ask you to complete a Rental Application Pack and an Income and Expenditure form to get the information we need to do standard background checks. You’ll be asked for proof of income, savings and/or pensions, along with copies of your last three months’ bank statements. You’ll be asked to provide identification documentation that complies with the latest Government Right to Rent regulations – our sales consultants will talk you through what you need.
Do I need to pay a reservation deposit?
Yes, you will need to pay a small refundable reservation deposit to reserve the property. You will also have to pay a security deposit equivalent to five weeks rent when you move in.
What do I have to pay before moving in?
Before you can move into your property, you will need to pay the first month’s rent together with your security deposit, minus the reservation deposit you’ve already paid.
The security deposit is equivalent to five weeks rent. Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you know the exact amount you need to pay in plenty of time.
McCarthy Stone is part of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, membership number G10625. Download the Tenancy Deposit Scheme leaflet.
What date are rental payments due?
All rental payments are due on the 1st of each month and must be paid by direct debit. Your rent includes all of the development’s service charges, ground rents and property maintenance.
Living at Southborough Gate
Living in Southborough
Southborough is a pleasant residential town surrounded by the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is well situated, with Tonbridge 3.3 miles to the north, and Royal Tunbridge Wells 2 miles to the south. Both are easily accessible by bus. The nearest train station is 1.2 miles away in High Brooms, which connects to Tunbridge Wells, London, Tonbridge, Seven Oaks and Hastings.
London Road is the main high street in Southborough, which is where residents will find all the local amenities like a Tesco Express, Post Office, The Royal Victoria Hall, and a wide choice of cafes and restaurants. Southfields Park is only 0.6 miles from the proposed Retirement Living development, with open spaces and mature trees. St Andrews Medical Centre is located in St Andrews Close, opposite the proposed development site.
Planning permission has been granted for 'Southborough Hub' which is due to complete in early 2021. The Hub is located a short distance from Southborough Gate and will include a community complex, theatre, library, cafe, sports pavilion and open spaces for public use.
The close proximity to High Weald AONB means homeowners can enjoy all that this stunning countryside has to offer. From historic attractions like castles and stately homes, to picturesque lakes, woodlands and gardens, there's something to suit everyone. The area is perhaps most famous for the sandstone rock formations of Wellington Rocks and High Rocks. Royal Tunbridge Wells is easily accessible from the Retirement Living development, and has a vast array of attractions, from shops, restaurants and cafes, to theatres, museums and art galleries.
- Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
- Bus stop
Located in the heart of this rural town, the development has a Tesco Express on its doorstep and is just 0.7 miles away from a range of shops, pubs and the local Post Office.
Sports enthusiasts will find Southborough Common 0.5 miles away. There are also two golf clubs within 4 miles and a bowling club in 2 miles.
Getting to Location
If you are using a Sat Nav system please use the following postcode: TN4 0NP. The postcode for Southborough Gate is newly created by Royal Mail and may not be accurate for some months.