The Old Rectory – Nursing and Respite Care

The Old Rectory is a fine country house set in beautifully maintained mature gardens based in Ewhurst, Cranleigh.

For the last 25 years since its conception, The Old Rectory has been owned and run by The Geoghegan family who have built its excellent reputation from scratch.

The Old Rectory is situated in the heart of the village of Ewhurst, nr Cranleigh, Surrey on the edge of the Surrey Hills. Overlooking the beautiful Saxon Church of St Peters, it is close to the Village Shop, Village Hall and Community Centre yet discreetly tucked away from any traffic, sitting in its own grounds giving an air of calmness and tranquillity.



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Nursing Care

The Old Rectory offers 24 hours nursing care.  We pride ourselves on the high nursingcare 015level of personalised care and offer a high staff/patient ratio. We can manage all medical ailments associated with the frail elderly and our trained nurses are supported by our local GP who has been our home doctor for over 12 years.  The Old Rectory does not specialise in Dementia care and as a result does not accept residents diagnosed with this condition.

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Our Physiotherapy Department is on hand to help with any physical treatments.

Eating & Nutrition

We place a high importance on quality food, cooked using fresh ingredientsfrutiandveg from local suppliers all prepared on site by our own full time chefs who cater to all tastes.  We understand the importance of a well-balanced and nutritional diet and therefore provide a varied and seasonal menu.  All allergies and dietary requirements can be catered for along with any clinical dietary needs. We receive many compliments about the quality of our food especially the wide range of homemade desserts on our famous dessert trolley, life is for living after all.


activities-flower-pressingWe have a wide range of activities organised for the benefit of residents that include trips out, flower arranging, art classes, quiz’s, musical evenings, and other activities suggested by our Residents. The garden lends itself to seasonal activities including gardening, charity summer luncheons, exercising and afternoon tea.  All activities are delivered by specialists in their field and are included in the fees.


We have our own Hairdresser, Chiropodist and Manicurist who beautyoffer a wide range of services that are inclusive in fee (additional visits chargeable on account).



We have 32 well-appointed en suite bedrooms varying in size. The majority of ground floor rooms have patio doors opening to the garden whilst the upstairs rooms are larger and all rooms offer traditional Victorian character with far reaching views of the Surrey Hills. The rooms are newly decorated, carpeted and equipped with televisions, telephones and ‘full profile’ beds, before our long term clients move in. Residents are free to bring items of their own furniture and pictures to personalise their rooms as they wish.

Drawing Room & Garden Room

The elegant and comfortable ground floor lounge, incorporates an open plan conservatory area which is flooded with natural light. A second lounge situated at the other end of the building, “The Garden Room” has patio doors with delightful views of The Old Rectory grounds, where residents can spend quiet time alone or with visiting family and friends.


We know how important it is to involve family and friends in our residents’ lives.  Our fully catered Dining room and Harvest room is available to our residents to join relatives for meals. Family and friends are always welcome to join residents for coffee, home-made cakes and pastries, teas and refreshments throughout the day.

The Old Rectory Care Home EwhurstGrounds & Garden

The Old Rectory is approached by a gravelled drive leading to the front of the house and is set in a mature lawned garden. The numerous and established shrubs, seasonal flowering plants and historic trees are tended by our full time master gardener who ensures the grounds are picturesque throughout the whole year. Residents are encouraged to use the garden as much as possible weather permitting.

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Management & Staff 

We believe staff are one the most important aspects to providing good quality care and in doing so we spend time ensuring we recruit the right staff and enable them with the right care skills.  Heading up The Old Rectory as manager is Andrew Geoghegan who works along side his Matron to ensure both the medical wellbeing and the hotel services needs of the residents are met.  The Old Rectory is staffed to a high level with a care team of ten in the morning and five in the afternoon to ensure all care needs are met.

Nursing Home Fees

The Old Rectory fees are based on individual rooms and are fully inclusive of:  24 hour nursing care, weekly GP services, all Residents meals and drinks, full on site laundry service, hairdressing *, manicures, chiropody*, all activities and daily news papers.