A home from home...
Situated in the heart of the peaceful Surrey village of Ewhurst, our 36-bed converted country house, set in mature gardens, offers round-the-clock nursing support within a safe, nurturing environment that enables residents to feel both at ease, and at home.
Retaining all of the character of its country house origins, The Old Rectory’s calm and tranquil atmosphere immediately makes an impression on residents and visitors alike.
Each of our bedrooms are fully furnished and features an en suite toilet, wash basin and complimentary WiFi, with separate shower and bathroom facilities. However, your room is a place to call your own, so feel free to bring some of your own familiar belongings and furniture with you and make your new home here, with us. Many of the ground floor suites have patio doors that open onto our beautiful gardens, whilst the larger, first-floor bedrooms enjoy far reaching views across the Surrey Hills. Everything you may need is within easy reach and our friendly staff are on call 24 hours a day to ensure continuity of care, meaning you can relax, safe in the knowledge that you have our personal attention at all times.
Hale and hearty
Mealtimes are an important part of the day at The Old Rectory, affording an opportunity to engage in the warmth of good conversation or quietly reflect on the day ahead.
In our cosy dining room, you may sit at your preferred table or join the throng of communal dining whilst you enjoy a delicious three-course meal of hearty and traditional, home-cooked fare.
And when friends and family come to visit, they are welcome to join you for lunch or supper for a nominal fee, and partake of the family atmosphere to be found there.
A rich and varied programme of activities aimed at stimulating both mind and body offers residents the opportunity to stay active and entertained, whilst building new friendships or simply having fun!
Regular activities include: film and documentary screenings, live entertainment, arts and crafts classes, baking, gardening, and board games, amongst many others. There are also visits to places of interest, and our beautiful grounds play host to a number of annual community events such as Bonfire Night, a Christmas fair, or our Summer Luncheon on the lawn.
Our brimming social calendar ensures there is always something to do at The Old Rectory for those who wish to stay active.
A sense of community
Our lounges and communal areas reflect the peaceful, unhurried pace of life at The Old Rectory, where all may come together to enjoy the myriad of activities on offer, or simply relax, undisturbed, with a newspaper or book. You may also choose to invite your visitors for afternoon tea in the elegant Drawing Room with its open-plan conservatory, or retire to the Garden Room where the patio doors open out on to delightful views of the grounds.
Receptionist – Pina
Accommodating and approachable, our charming receptionist Pina Romano has been with us for over a decade and is regularly to be found going ‘that extra mile’ to make the lives of our residents as care-free as possible. Whether assisting with small items of shopping, getting involved in the entertainments programme, or greeting families and friends, Pina is always ready and willing to lend a helping hand.
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.
Handyman – Dave
Dave Richards is a handy man to have around the house. With two decades of commercial repairs experience under his tool belt before joining us, Dave can turn his hand to most things and handles all our maintenance concerns ─ the majority of which he deals with single-handedly.
We are fortunate to also have the services of Dave’s wife Lynn, who has been with us for 20 years and is a head of care at our sister facility The Old Hall.
We cannot express adequately how grateful we are to you all for the wonderful care you gave our mother Rosemary Francis.
From the carers, the housekeepers, the kitchen staff and so many others, she received the best possible, considerate and loving care. A huge thank you to you all.
I would like to thank you for the very good care you took of my husband William (Bill). He couldn’t have been in more caring and loving hands, which would have meant so much to him. We were always made so welcome whenever we called, which was much appreciated. A lovely home, none better.
As a family we have discussed many times how mum’s last 4 months were such a blessing knowing she was being looked after with kindness and professionalism.
So we are all very grateful for taking her in. We would have no hesitation in recommending The Old Rectory to anyone who is looking for a family environment with carers that are second to none.