Kenwith Castle care home, Bideford Kenwith Castle care home, Bideford

Abbotsham, Bideford, EX39 5BE

For more information, please call us on:

01237 470060

We are safely able to support new residents. For more information, please speak with the Home Manager or fill out an enquiry form.

Kenwith Castle care home is set in over 30-acres of stunning north Devon countryside next to a secluded lake that is home to flocks of geese and swans.

The home retains many of its original fixtures and has its own bar and communal lounge that overlook the lake, making them ideal for community activities or catching up with friends and relatives. Many of the staff have family links to the care home and have spent many years supporting residents in enjoying life with comfort and enjoyment in their new home.


Kenwith Castle has 54 rooms and suites available for single or double occupation, each with en-suite facilities.

We know looking for a care home can be a difficult process, but you are not alone. Please fill out an enquiry form or give us a call and we would be happy to guide you through the process. We can also answer any questions and talk you through life at Kenwith Castle.

We have adapted our admissions process to meet the challenges of COVID-19 and help new and existing residents stay safe. You can find out more about these changes in our Assisi Admissions Plan by clicking here.

Care south assisi admissions plan

Kenwith Castle is not just a home for your later years, it’s a place to enjoy life in a supported and social way. Whether you would like to take a walk around the grounds and sit by the lake on a sunny day, welcome special guests for performances in the lounge, or make the most of the stunning nearby landmarks, our activities team create varied and engaging daily activity programmes centred around the interests of residents.

We put our residents at the heart of everything we do, and know that no two are the same. That is why we get to know residents and their life stories, hobbies and interests, helping us to create events around their likes.

The Daily Sparkle

We are also supported by The Daily Sparkle, a newspaper and app featuring news stories from the past and familiar activities. Using these resources has opened up conversations for our less sociable residents, who reveal the smaller details of their lives, allowing carers to get to know residents on a close, personal level. Click here to find out more.

Look below for some of the things we have been up to recently.

Kenwith Castle dining

“I love cooking for our residents – just the smiles on their faces alone makes my job worthwhile.” – Bela Racz, Kenwith Castle Chef

Meals are more than just the food on the plate, they bring people together. At Kenwith Castle, residents meet for meal times in our relaxed and comfortable dining rooms, with wholesome, well-balanced meals.

We talk to residents to help create flexible menus around their likes and needs, also working within any special dietary requirements. Snacks and afternoon teas are also available to residents.

Rae Vanstone – Home Manager

Kenwith Castle Home Manager Rae Vanstone

I love working at Kenwith Castle; the views over the lake and countryside are breathtaking, and the ever changing seasons inspire and delight our residents.  I believe that our role is to care and support our residents to live life to the fullest, in surroundings that that are beautiful.

I’ve been the manager at Kenwith Castle for over 15 years, starting a career in nursing more than 40 years ago. I’ve done a few other jobs in between too, including being a Special Constable and working for the Ministry of Defence.

Kenwith Castle remote tour

Although we can’t welcome you for a look around our care homes just yet, you can still view inside thanks to our remote tours.

To ensure our care homes remain free from COVID-19, our helpful Home Managers can guide you around during a video call, so you get a feel of what life is like with Care South.

Simply fill out the form below and we will be in touch to discuss how we can create a new home for you or a loved one with peace of mind.

Abbotsham, Bideford, EX39 5BE
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For more information, please call us on:

01237 470060

Activities at Kenwith Castle

Christmas day festivities at Kenwith Castle

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Kenwith Castle celebrates Christmas lights switch-on

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Diving into new experiences at Kenwith Castle

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Improving person-centred care with The Daily Sparkle

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Delightful bakes at Kenwith Castle

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Birthday celebrations at Kenwith Castle

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