Broadoak House was built c1846 and is a fine example of a large Victorian house situated in the very centre of old Tunbridge Wells some 300 metres from the Pantiles.
It was originally part of the Abagavenny estate and remained in Lord Abagavenny’s possession until c1950 when it was bought by a trust and converted into accommodation for senior citizens. Interestingly, the present owners, Arthur and Tina Seymour, were only the third owners in 150 years when they bought it in 1998.
The house is typical of the period with wood panelled entrance hall, dining room and a fine wooden staircase. Much use was made of stained, leaded glass and examples of this have survived in the main entrance door and one of the internal walls to the entrance hall.
Over the years the house has had an Automatic Fire Detection (AFD) system, Emergency Lighting system, and Fire Escapes fitted.