Living life to the full...
Located in the ancient Norman village of Send, our historic 40-bed converted hall with its well-manicured lawn and gardens, provides a unique environment in which residents can live independently within a safe and supportive ‘community’.
One of a kind
There is nowhere quite like The Old Hall. Its character and charm put residents and visitors immediately at ease, making new friends of all who step through its doors.
All bedrooms are fully furnished and feature a profile bed, an en suite toilet, wash basin and complimentary WiFi, with separate shower and bathroom facilities. However, you may wish to put your own ‘stamp’ on your room, so consider bringing some of your own furniture or familiar personal belongings with you when you join us to make yourself feel at home.
Many of the suites open out onto the serenity of the garden area, and everything you may need is within easy reach. Meanwhile, staff are on duty around the clock so you can relax and take full advantage of everything on offer.
Everyone looks forward to mealtimes at The Old Hall when residents meet up to reflect on the business of the day, or quietly wind down after a day’s activity with a traditional and nutritious, home-cooked meal.
With a selection of dining areas to choose from, you are free to eat alone or perhaps join new friends at a regular table and contribute to the gentle hum of good conversation that fills the air.
And when friends and family come to visit, they are welcome to join you for lunch or supper for a nominal fee and experience the light-hearted family atmosphere.
A varied programme of events and pastimes means there is always something to do at The Old Hall. The diverse blend of activities provides stimulation for both mind and body for those looking for a fun way to stay active whilst possibly making new friends.
From ‘knit and natter’ afternoons to carpet bowls, and documentary screenings to live entertainment, there is something for everybody. Visits by local organisations are highlights on the calendar, and for those who like to get out and about, trips to places of interest or excursions to the seaside always prove popular.
In good company
For those wanting to get a taste of life at The Old Hall, there is no better way than to spend time in our communal areas with their easy-going feeling of homely familiarity that allow you to join in the activities on offer, or simply relax with afternoon tea and a good book. The Surrey Library Services visit once a month with printed and audio books available for loan to peruse and enjoy at leisure. Alternatively, residents may like to invite visitors to join them in the Wing Lounge with its patio doors opening out onto the gardens, or retire to the House Lounge and adjoining conservatory where film screenings and special events regularly take place.
Green and pleasant
The well-manicured lawn and garden areas, in the imposing presence of a mature willow and overlooking an impressive aspect, are a much commented on feature of The Old Hall’s grounds.
Our master gardener Paul Gooding is responsible for the upkeep of the seasonal flowering plants and shrubs ─ all of which he expertly cares for, maintaining them at their best throughout the year. And when weather permits, our gardens host a number of community events, including tea parties and seasonal celebrations.
Gardener – Paul
Since joining The Geoghegan Group from Sutton Place Garden, our master gardener and enthusiastic topiarist, Paul Gooding, has been instrumental in maintaining and cultivating the grounds of both The Old Rectory and The Old Hall.
Paul brings a wealth of experience to his work, having contributed to the upkeep of several gardens designed by noted horticulturalist and Arts and Crafts pioneer Gertrude Jekyll.
And if he’s not running gardening activities, or tending the vegetable patch for use in the kitchen, it’s not unusual to find him utilising his drama school training to perform poetry and prose for residents.
As a family we have discussed many times how mum’s last four months were such a blessing knowing she was being looked after with kindness and professionalism.
We would have no hesitation in recommending The Old Hall to anyone who is looking for a family environment with carers that are second to none.
I hope you all know how happy and content my mother, Beryl was of her life spent at The Old Hall. This was entirely due to the wonderful care she was given by you both and all your team – clinical, care, catering and cleaning staff, gardeners, maintenance and reception staff.
Everyone was so gently caring and supportive of her and she reminded me without fail every time we visited her how she felt ‘very lucky to be in this place!’ ….She was very special to us so her happiness was important – you and your team guaranteed that.
Thank you so much for ALL you did for Dad. You made his time at The Old Hall as great as it could have been for him. He so enjoyed all your daily gossip and banter and very much felt part of your lives. The care you gave him was truly fantastic.