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The 10 Best Care Homes In Essex | Thoughtful Care For Your Loved One

Anisha Grange Care Home garden and exterior

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Care homes in Essex don’t just provide consistently high levels of dignified, person-centred care, but they also boast state-of-the-art facilities. These vary from cosy communal areas and idyllic gardens to specialist facilities such as sensory gardens for people living with dementia.

Our care experts can also create a free care home shortlist. We’ll recommend the best care homes in Essex matching your or your loved one’s personal care needs, all with bed availability.


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Explore the best care homes in Essex:

  1. Manor Lodge in Chelmsford
  2. Anisha Grange in Billericay
  3. Brentwood Arches in Brentwood
  4. Woodland View in Colchester
  5. Mountfitchet House in Stansted Mountfitchet
  6. Colne View in Halstead
  7. Brook Lodge in Basildon
  8. Beaumont Manor in Frinton-on-Sea
  9. Grays Court in Grays
  10. Don Thomson House in Harwich



Manor Lodge in Chelmsford

Best for: A variety of care services in a modern setting

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission - the highest rating a home can achieve, Manor Lodge is considered one of the very best care homes in Essex.

Providing trusted residential, nursing and dementia care in the friendly city of Chelmsford, Manor Lodge is a brilliant place for older adults to receive care in later life. Compassionate palliative care is also available if your loved one has a long-term chronic condition.

Manor Lodge care home kitchen

You’ll also find state-of-the-art facilities within this Essex care home. Some of our favourites include a café, a library, a small shop, a beauty salon and even a cinema room.

What’s more, the dedicated team of activity coordinators will ensure there’s always something for your loved one to do, organising fun activities such as pamper sessions, gardening and reading, along with trips to nearby points of interest such as Chelmsford Cathedral or Hylands House.


CQC rating:

  • Overall - Outstanding
  • Safe - Good
  • Effective - Good
  • Caring - Outstanding
  • Responsive - Good
  • Well-led - Outstanding

CQC Publication Date: 02/11/2018

Learn more about Manor Lodge:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, nursing, dementia and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Outstanding
Are Bills Included in the Price? Yes
Facilities A café and restaurant, a communal dining space, a cinema, a room for spending time with family members, lovely gardens, a gym, a beauty salon and a room dedicated to quiet
Are There En Suite Facilities? All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 120
Is the Home Purpose-Built? Yes
Care Home Operator Care UK

Are you interested in viewing Manor Lodge?

For availability and pricing, call 01245 809529.

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Anisha Grange in Billericay

Best for: A person-centred approach to care

Another ‘Outstanding’ rated Care Quality Commission home, Anisha Grange is managed by Hallmark, who are known for creating luxurious environments for residents to receive care in.

Located in the Essex town of Billericay, Anisha Grange offers residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 72 residents.

Anisha Grange Care Home garden and exterior

The range of facilities at Anisha Grange shows why this is considered such a deluxe care home. Residents can spend their afternoons in a vibrant café featuring a lovely conservatory, beautiful gardens and a ‘His & Hers’ hair salon. Meanwhile, if your loved one is living with dementia, there are also award-winning specialist dementia environments.

Being located in Billericay, Anisha Grange benefits from a close proximity to convenient shops, delicious restaurants and other amenities, along with rail links to London and surrounding wooded countryside and nature reserves.


CQC rating:

  • Overall - Outstanding
  • Safe - Good
  • Effective - Good
  • Caring - Good
  • Responsive - Outstanding
  • Well-led - Outstanding

CQC Publication Date: 02/04/2020

Learn more about Anisha Grange:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, nursing, dementia and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Outstanding
Are Bills Included in the Price? Yes
Facilities An activity room, a bar, a café and restaurant, a cinema, communal and private dining rooms, idyllic gardens, a library, a beauty salon, outdoor terracing and more
Are There En Suite Facilities? All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 74
Is the Home Purpose-Built? No
Care Home Operator Hallmark

Are you interested in viewing Anisha Grange?

For availability and pricing, call 01277 674195.

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Brentwood Arches in Brentwood

Best for: High-quality residential care

If you’re looking for a care home in Essex with convenient transport links into London, Brentwood Arches could be the perfect choice. Brentwood Rail Station is located on the Elizabeth Line, a direct service into central London, and this station is just a short walk from the home.

Brentwood Arches care home reception area

This Avery Healthcare home provides high-quality residential care and specialist dementia care. Couples can also move into one of the two-bedroom apartments and continue their care journey together. In total, there are 99 private apartments at this home.

Brentwood itself is considered one of the best towns in Essex, with a vibrant high street full of places to shop, eat and drink. Brentwood Arches is just a short walk from this high street, so your loved one will have plenty of amenities to enjoy nearby.


CQC rating:

  • Overall - Good
  • Safe - Good
  • Effective - Good
  • Caring - Good
  • Responsive - Good
  • Well-led - Good

CQC Publication Date: 28/05/2022

Learn more about Brentwood Arches:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, nursing, dementia and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Good
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Facilities An activity room, a bar, a cinema, communal and private dining spaces, tranquil gardens, a space for spending time with family, a spa, a quiet room, outdoor terracing and more
Are There En Suite Facilities? All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 110
Is the Home Purpose-Built? Yes
Care Home Operator Avery Healthcare

Are you interested in viewing Brentwood Arches?

For availability and pricing, call 01277 674190.

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Woodland View in Colchester

Best for: Specialist dementia care

Next up on our list of the best care homes in Essex is Woodland View. A purpose-built home, Woodland View is located north of Colchester’s city centre. Here, your loved one can experience the best of both worlds, as they’ll be near the shops and amenities of Colchester, along with beautiful nature spots such as High Woods Country Park, which residents often visit.

Woodland View care home garden and exterior

The team at Woodland Park can provide you or your loved one with residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. The facilities at this home are perfect for any hobby, ranging from a bar and café to an activities room, landscaped gardens and spacious en-suite bedrooms. Residents are encouraged to add their own personal touches to make their room feel like home.

Woodland View also has a dedicated Memory Lane Community. This area is aimed at people living with dementia and includes features such as memory boxes, sensory gardens and activity kitchens.


CQC rating:

  • Overall - Good
  • Safe - Good
  • Effective - Good
  • Caring - Good
  • Responsive - Good
  • Well-led - Good

CQC Publication Date: 18/03/2021

Learn more about Woodland View:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, nursing, dementia and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Good
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Facilities An activity room, a café and restaurant, communal and private dining rooms, a space for spending time with loved ones, lovely gardens, a beauty salon, a quiet area and a spa
Are There En Suite Facilities? All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 60
Is the Home Purpose-Built? Yes
Care Home Operator Barchester Healthcare

Are you interested in viewing Woodland View?

For availability and pricing, call 01206 489871.

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Mountfitchet House in Stansted Mountfitchet

Best for: 24/7 nursing care and sensitive palliative care

Situated in the peaceful Essex town of Stansted Mountfitchet, Mountfitchet House provides 24/7 nursing care. Registered nurses give this support, so you can rest assured your loved one will be looked after by experts in the field. Specialist dementia care is also available, along with respectful personal care, including help getting in and out of bed, using the bathroom and bathing.

Mountfitchet House care home garden

Operated by Care UK, Mountfitchet House is packed with state-of-the-art facilities. Not only are bedrooms beautifully furnished and contain en-suite bathrooms, but there are also several cosy communal areas. Our favourites include a bistro-style dining room, a café, a cinema and a hair salon.

At Mountfitchet House, residents are encouraged to live at their own pace, whether that’s relaxing in the peaceful garden or taking part in a fun activity organised by the home’s dedicated team.


CQC rating:

  • Overall - Good
  • Safe - Good
  • Effective - Requires improvement
  • Caring - Good
  • Responsive - Good
  • Well-led - Good

CQC Publication Date: 31/08/2023

Learn more about Mountfitchet House:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, nursing, dementia and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Good
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Facilities An activity room, a bar, a cinema room, a café and restaurant, a communal dining space, a family room, a beauty salon, outdoor terracing and a quiet space
Are There En Suite Facilities? All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 60
Is the Home Purpose-Built? No
Care Home Operator Care UK

Are you interested in viewing Mountfitchet House?

For availability and pricing, call 01279 598518.

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Colne View in Halstead

Best for: A comprehensive range of services

You’ll find Colne View in the charming Essex town of Halstead. Located just outside the town centre, Colne View is an idyllic and peaceful place for your loved one to be looked after in later life.

This home offers several high-quality elderly care services, including residential, nursing and specialist dementia care. These are available on a permanent or short-term basis, while sensitive palliative care is also available, along with convalescent care, physiotherapy and dignified wellbeing support.

Colne View care home activity room

We’re huge fans of the range of facilities at Colne View. Residents have plenty of places to spend their mornings and afternoons within this home, including the retro kitchen and cosy lounge, coffee shop, hair salon and cinema. There’s also a reminiscence room to help people living with dementia uncover previously forgotten happy memories.

The friendly care team have created a lively yet homely and comfortable atmosphere. Independence in care is encouraged wherever possible, including involving residents in all aspects of their care.


CQC rating:

  • Overall - Good
  • Safe - Good
  • Effective - Good
  • Caring - Good
  • Responsive - Good
  • Well-led - Good

CQC Publication Date: 02/12/2020

Learn more about Colne View:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, nursing, dementia and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Good
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Facilities An activity room, a bar, a café and restaurant, a cinema, a communal dining space, a room for spending time with family members, gardens, a beauty salon, a library and outdoor terracing
Are There En Suite Facilities? All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 70
Is the Home Purpose-Built? Yes
Care Home Operator Care UK

Are you interested in viewing Colne View?

For availability and pricing, call 01787 323790.

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Brook Lodge in Basildon

Best for: Luxurious residential care

You’ll find Brook Lodge in the heart of Basildon, a market town in Essex. Having opened in the Autumn of 2023, Brook Lodge oozes luxury. This luxury can be best felt in the spacious bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms, smart TVs and mini-fridges.

Brook Lodge care home bedroom

Residents can also enjoy the on-site hair & beauty salon, a cinema, a library and reading room, a communal dining space and cosy communal lounges. The team at Brook Lodge understands the importance of hobbies, so they’ll support your loved one to ensure there’s an activity for them.

With residential and specialist dementia care available on a short or long-term basis, Brook Lodge really is the perfect blend of grandness and expert care. Residents living with dementia in this home will be treated with dignity and as individuals by the caring and professional team.

Learn more about Brook Lodge:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, dementia and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Not yet inspected
Are Bills Included in the Price? Yes
Facilities An activity room, a cinema, a dining space, beautiful gardens, a beauty salon and a room dedicated to peace and relaxation
Are There En Suite Facilities? All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 66
Is the Home Purpose-Built? Yes
Care Home Operator Danforth Care

Are you interested in viewing Brook Lodge?

For availability and pricing, call 01255 440861.

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Beaumont Manor in Frinton-on-Sea

Best for: State-of-the-art communal spaces

Beaumont Manor is situated just outside the seaside town of Frinton-on-Sea. Living by the sea is known to have many benefits, such as better sleep and boosting your immune system, making this a wonderful place to receive care.

Beaumont Manor care home lounge

A purpose-built care home, Beaumont Manor is packed with thoughtful features specifically aimed at older adults. Here, you’ll find a variety of popular communal spaces, including the library, computer station and areas dedicated to relaxation and reflection. Many of the spacious bedrooms also have stunning views of the nearby countryside,

As an independent care home, the team at Beaumont Manor take pride in looking after every resident on an individual basis within a supportive environment. Several types of care are available, including residential, dementia and nursing care. Convalescent care, palliative care and support for people with physical disabilities are also offered.


CQC rating:

  • Overall - Good
  • Safe - Good
  • Effective - Good
  • Caring - Good
  • Responsive - Good
  • Well-led - Good

CQC Publication Date: 08/08/2018

Learn more about Beaumont Manor:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, nursing, dementia and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Good
Are Bills Included in the Price? Yes
Facilities An activity room, a bar, a café and restaurant, a cinema room, a computer room, communal and private dining areas, idyllic gardens, a beauty salon, a library and more
Are There En Suite Facilities? 98% of bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 82
Is the Home Purpose-Built? Yes

Are you interested in viewing Beaumont Manor?

For availability and pricing, call 01255 448791.

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Grays Court in Grays

Best for: Expert residential and dementia care

A welcoming care home in the bustling Essex town of Grays, Grays Court is packed with modern facilities to help residents quickly feel at home, including cosy communal lounges, inviting dining areas and a central courtyard with a fountain. Here, residents often socialise with each other, family members and friends.

Grays Court care home lounge

When living here, your loved one will have their own bedroom, which is spacious and beautifully decorated, including pleasant touches such as wardrobes for storage space and chairs for additional comfort.

Residential, dementia and nursing care are all available at Grays Court. With a ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission across the five main indicators - including how safe a home is and how responsive they are to changing care needs - you can be sure of your loved one receiving a fantastic standard of person-centred care and support here.


CQC rating:

  • Overall - Good
  • Safe - Good
  • Effective - Good
  • Caring - Good
  • Responsive - Good
  • Well-led - Good

CQC Publication Date: 17/02/2022

Learn more about Grays Court:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, nursing, dementia and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Good
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Facilities An activity room, a communal dining area, gardens, a beauty salon and a room dedicated to peace and quiet
Are There En Suite Facilities? 97% of bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 87
Is the Home Purpose-Built? Yes
Care Home Operator Minster Care Group

Are you interested in viewing Grays Court?

For availability and pricing, call 01375 803722.

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Don Thomson House in Harwich

Best for: Care with a family feel

Rounding out our list of the best care homes in Essex is Don Thomson House. It’s difficult to imagine a more idyllic setting for a care home. When living here, you’ll be right next to the lovely coastline, along with the peaceful seaside towns of Dovercourt and Harwich.

Many care team members have been working at Don Thomson House for several years. This devoted team has created a friendly atmosphere, helping residents to quickly feel at ease in their new surroundings. Residential and dementia care are both available, as well as pre-bookable respite care, perfect if you require short-term support.

Don Thomson House care home exterior and terracing

The facilities at this home offer numerous spots for residents to relax on a warm summer afternoon, such as the summer house and serene gardens. When it comes to activities, many residents are keen members of the wheelchair-accessible gardening club.

Don Thomson House even has a dedicated chef who prepares nutritious, freshly prepared meals. Residents particularly enjoy fish and chip Fridays!


CQC rating:

  • Overall - Good
  • Safe - Good
  • Effective - Good
  • Caring - Good
  • Responsive - Good
  • Well-led - Good

CQC Publication Date: 16/03/2018

Learn more about Don Thomson House:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, dementia and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Good
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Facilities A communal dining room, beautiful gardens, a beauty salon and a space for quiet and relaxation
Are There En Suite Facilities? 96% of bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 28
Is the Home Purpose-Built? Yes
Care Home Operator Sanctuary Care

Are you interested in viewing Don Thomson House?

For availability and pricing, call 01255 441046.

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