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

Abbotsham Road, Bideford, EX39 5BE

For more information, please call us on:

01237 470060

We are able to safely support new residents during this time and we continue to deliver Food, Fun and Friendship to all of our residents in our care homes. For more information, please contact our Home Manager using the number provided, or fill out an enquiry form.

Please click here for our Kenwith Castle Factsheet.

Care provided at Kenwith Castle:

Kenwith Castle combines the elegance and character of its 18th century original architectural style with 21st Century comfort. A number of elegant and charmingly furnished lounges offer residents the perfect place to unwind or socialise with friends and loved ones over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

Set in the heart of North Devon’s coastal countryside, the 30 acres of beautiful parkland, serenely landscaped grounds and stunning countryside views provide residents with a sense of peace and tranquillity, and the well-stocked six-acre carp lake, which is also home to flocks of geese and swans, offers great opportunities for walking and even a spot of fishing. Residents are also able to grab a drink with friends in our very own bar, whilst enjoying the stunning views over the lake, or pamper themselves in our on-site hair salon.

Kenwith Castle contains 54 welcoming and comfortable, fully furnished rooms, all of which have en-suite facilities containing a w/c and a washbasin, with some also containing shower facilities. Every room also contains a 24-hour nurse call bell, ensuring residents are comfortable, safe and expertly cared for. We give all our residents support and peace of mind, whether they need just a little assistance, or full-time care. We pride ourselves on doing everything possible to enhance our residents’ quality of life.

Nothing is ever too much trouble for us when it comes to the care and comfort of our residents and we always go the extra mile to help residents safely maintain their lifestyle and independence.

We understand that looking for a care home can be a difficult and daunting process, but we want you to know that you are not alone. Please feel free to give us a call or fill out an enquiry form and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have,  provide you with support throughout the process, or simply give you a better idea of life at Kenwith Castle.

Kenwith Castle is dedicated to ensuring our residents are able to get the most out of every day, whilst feeling safe and supported. For us, it’s all about delivering the three F’s – Food, Fun and Friendship – to enable our residents to live a happy and fulfilling lifestyle.

Recreational activities are organised by our activities coordinator(s) to ensure our residents are having fun and making friends, and range from baking and arts and crafts to visits from entertainers and day trips out to local points of interest and attractions.

No two residents are the same, and we love to learn about their amazing life stories, hobbies and interests. This helps us to build strong relationships with our residents and allows us to tailor our activities to suit their likes and favourite pastimes. Residents can be as involved as they wish and the activities team work hard to cater for our residents’ recreational desires, enabling them to continue to do the things they love, even if that simply involves sitting down and enjoying a card game or a puzzle.

Please see below for some of the activities that we have been enjoying at Kenwith Castle recently.

Kenwith Castle dining

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

Given our mission to provide our residents with the three F’s – Food, Fun and Friendship – mealtimes are very important to us and our residents love coming together to enjoy delicious, nutritious and wholesome meals with their friends.

Our menu is expertly crafted by our talented Chefs, working closely with our Caterings Operations Manager, and is cooked and prepared onsite by our skilled kitchen staff.  We are passionate about providing high-quality food for our residents, therefore, we cater for all of their dietary requirements and meal preferences and always seek to maintain the same high standards when preparing alternative meals. Refreshments are also available for residents throughout the day.

We currently hold a food hygiene rating of 5/5 stars (date of inspection: 02/10/2019) and strive to provide delicious and nutritious, high-quality meals for all of our residents.

Please click here to learn more about our passion for great food and view some of our amazing Chef’s delicious recipes!

We are dedicated to protecting our residents and staff. We have taken the following measures in order to keep everyone at Kenwith Castle safe.


Employees and residents in our care homes are regularly tested for COVID-19 in line with Government guidelines.


An extensive vaccination programme has been implemented for residents and employees in our care homes.


Employees in our care homes are provided with all personal protective equipment in line with Government guidelines.

Infection control

Rigorous cleaning and infection control procedures are maintained and monitored daily in our care homes in line with Government guidelines.


Visits are allowed in designated visitor areas and can be made by appointment with the home manager.

Staying in touch

All our care homes have tablets with Skype and Zoom, enabling video calls with loved ones.


We have created a robust admissions plan to help new and existing residents stay safe. To find out more about our Assisi Admissions Plan click here.

Virtual tours

To take a look round one of our care homes, our managers can guide you around during a video call.


All employees take part in on-going training and are kept regularly up to date with the latest guidance.

Rae Vanstone – Home Manager

Kenwith Castle Home Manager Rae Vanstone

“I love working at Kenwith Castle; the views over the lake and countryside are breath-taking, 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 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 aren’t able to offer visits to our care homes just yet, you are more than welcome to view our homes via our remote tours.

To protect our staff and residents, our helpful Home Managers are happy to guide you around our homes with a video call, so that you can get a feel for what life is like at Kenwith Castle.

If you would like a virtual tour, please complete and submit the form below and we will be in touch to help you start your journey with us.

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

01237 470060

Activities at Kenwith Castle

Residents and staff enjoy holiday weekend full of Easter festivities

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Kenwith Castle gets crafty ahead of Big Garden Birdwatch

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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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