The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory Care Home in Exeter, Devon

This care home offers a graceful lifestyle in beautiful surroundings. The Old Rectory is a Grade II listed building located near the Mount Pleasant region of Exeter and retains many of its original features. The home provides a high standard of nursing, dementia and residential care in Exeter, Devon.

The care home has been considerably extended in recent years, offering attractive accommodation with the majority of ground floor rooms overlooking the gardens. The Old Rectory has three lounges, two dining rooms and two conservatories. In 2016 a country-style pub (with a small adjacent beer garden) was added, which offers beers wines and spirits and another place to socialise. The home also has a café, with roasted coffee and light snacks available for people to enjoy.

In 2017, The Old Rectory achieved an ‘Outstanding Overall’ rating from the regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) a proud achievement. As of December 2017, there were approximately only 70 Nursing Homes with this highest rating throughout the country under the rating system introduced in 2014.

The Old Rectory also holds a Certificate of Registration from the Eden Alternative UK, which recognises that the residents and the team at The Old Rectory are well established in embracing the Eden Alternative philosophy. This philosophy develops strategies to address the potential challenges of loneliness, helplessness and boredom experienced by elderly people.

The Old Rectory care home has also won numerous awards including; The Regional Care Home Cook/Chef Award at the Great British Care Awards 2018, Gold award for Care Home Activity Organiser of the Year, Silver Award for Dementia Initiative, Bronze Award for Catering Team of the Year and Bronze Award for commitment to training and development at the Outstanding Care Awards Devon & Cornwall 2018


Care & Facilities:

  • A comprehensive menu supported by high-quality home by our chefs and kitchen staff
  • Delightful gardens
  • A sunny fountain courtyard with decking for al fresco dining and an outside beer garden
  • Bar facilities
  • A safe dementia community suite
  • A cinema room/coffee area meeting place where freshly ground coffee is available
  • A Jacuzzi bathroom
  • Regular visits from a range of professionals including hairdresser, aromatherapist and chiropodist
  • A hairdressing salon
  • Outside seating area with views of bowling matches on the bowling green next door
  • Rooms that can be used for private meetings
  • Regular outings in the mini-bus
  • An ongoing programme of vibrant and seasonal events and things that people can choose to do.

The Old Rectory Testimonials

Transport Information

  • Main line Intercity Station
  • Closest bus stop is directly outside the home
  • Access to the M5 is less than 5 miles from The Old Rectory
  • Nearest airport is Exeter International Airport

CQC Report

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