Welcome to Windlesham Manor

Private Residential Care Home in Crowborough East Sussex


Coronavirus Information

Updated information on the proactive, preventative measures we are taking at Windlesham Manor.

At Windlesham Manor our number one priority is the safety and well being of our Residents, Staff and Visitors. We would like to reassure everyone that we are continually and proactively reviewing our best practice protocols.

We are following Public Health England and East Sussex County Council Guidance. We will continue to review advice and be reactive and responsive to changing advice and guidelines.



We are pleased to confirm that outdoor visits in our beautiful grounds from family and close friends of our relatives are welcome, by prior appointment only. If you would like to visit, please call us and we can explain the safety measures and procedures in place.


New Care Enquiries

We welcome new care enquiries. Please call and speak to our Manager Peter to discuss the current position.


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1 month ago

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🍰 Afternoon Tea Week 🍰

Our Residents had a fantastic time at our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!

Chef Martin created a fabulous menu inspired by Lewis Caroll’s famous novel Alice in Wonderland. The scrumptious “Eat Me” cake and “Drink Me” mini bottles of Rose Lemonade were such a fun touch!

We take the opportunity to thank our amazing staff for all their hard work. They have worked around the clock this week to ensure the Residents were cool and comfortable in this heat, while themselves wearing full PPE, which in this hot weather is not an easy task.
#britishafternoonteaweek #afternoonteaweek2020 #madhattersteaparty #alwaysteatime #afternoonteaweek #residentialcarehome #carehome #carers #carersuk #elderlycare #firstclasscare #fentimansroselemonade
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2 months ago

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🍦 Ice Cream 🍦

Our Residents are partial to an Ice Cream, so we thought we would do something special for them. We turned one of our catering trolleys into an Ice Cream Trolley. The trolley was laden with traditional favourite flavours; vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, along with a scrumptious array of toppings and sauces. We then took the trolley to each table after lunch so they could select their own flavours and toppings and served them in paper tubs, to add a nostalgic touch! It was fun and delicious! A special thank you to our team, who every day work hard to bring joy to our residents! #icecreamtrolley #icecreamnostalgia #rekindlingmemories #carehome #residentialcare #elderlycare #CareHomeActivities #crowborough #eastsussex
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2 months ago

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🍍 We had a fantastic time focusing on health information week last week.
We all know how important it is to drink plenty of fluids and eat our five a day, so we highlighted this in a fun way with a ‘Fruity Friday Mocktail Hour!’

🍹 Our Carer Romel has cocktail mixing skills that rival Tom Cruise! Romel shook up some superb mocktails for our Residents, full of fruit juice!

🕵️‍♂️ As a nod to Windlesham Manor’s history (It is the former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote Sherlock Holmes ) the mocktails had Sherlock Holmes themed names! We had “The Shaken Sherlock” “The Moriarty Mixer” and the “The Watson Warmer” I am sure if Windlesham’s walls could talk, they would tell of many tipples being enjoyed here by some of Britain’s National Treasures! I attach a picture of some of the names of interesting people that have stayed at Windlesham Manor.

🎉 Everyone had a great time! Romel’s theatrical mocktail shaking created an atmosphere of occasion and it was a fabulous way to start the weekend! #mocktailhour #healthinformationweek #sherlockholmes #sirarthurconandoyle #elderlycare #residentialcare #residentialcarehome #crowborough #crowboroughcommunity #eastsussex #fruityfriday
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3 months ago

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At Windlesham Manor our aim is to ensure that our Residents feel part of the wider community and celebrate key events in the social and sporting calendars and this week we have brought the banks of ‘The River Thames’ to them! @henleyroyalregatta

We thoroughly enjoyed the #henleyathome Regatta. We of course needed a touch of ‘Henley Class’ and a welcome glass of fizz was enjoyed by all! We added a lovely mixture of fresh fruit to strawberry sparkling wine and everyone enjoyed the bubbles and beautiful strawberry sent!

It wouldn’t be Henley without a spectacular picnic. Our Head Chef and the kitchen team created a beautiful homemade spread of;
* Home cooked honey roast ham
* Home roasted warm succulent lemon and Thyme chicken
* Homemade leek and bacon quiche
* Scotch eggs
* Gala Pie
* Warm sausage rolls
* Warm sausages rolled in honey and grain mustard
* Homemade egg mayonnaise and smoked salmon vol-au-vents
* Homemade spinach, feta cheese and sunflower seed filo rolls
* Homemade anchovy and olive bread
* Tomato, red onion and roasted pepper salad
* Tossed mixed green salad
* Fresh summer berries and double cream

Suitably fed and watered we sat back and imagined we were on the edge of ‘The Thames’ and enjoyed highlights of last years races!

A regal afternoon worthy of our residents! #henleyregatta #henleyathome #residentialcare #elderlycare #carehomesuk #crowborough #eastsussex #eastsussexcarehome
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3 months ago

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Wimbledon fortnight would currently be underway, despite it being cancelled we thought it would be great to keep up the tradition and enjoy the key event in the British Sporting Calendar!
We collated a selection of iconic famous matches for our Residents to enjoy on ‘The Big Screen’ ...but step aside Federer we also have our own Windlesham Manor big hitters in our very own tournament! We utilised our volleyball net and a great lightweight badminton set to create our own ‘Mini Wimbledon’ and everyone had so much fun. The weather was fabulous too! We are so lucky with our amazing grounds, we have so much space to do various activities and having many shady corners alongside the Gazebo is fantastic, as there is plenty of space for everyone to relax in the shade.
Head Chef Martin of course added some culinary delights to our event....Tennis Ball cupcakes no less! I must say Martin they looked fantastic and I’m told tasted equally as good! #wimbledonathome #miniwimbledon #tenniscupcakes #residentialcare #elderlycare #elderlycarehome #summerfun2020 #crowborough #eastsussex
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We are continuously striving to meet the requirements we have been set by the CQC and pride ourselves on the high standard of care we know our friendly and caring staff do give our residents 24 hours a day.


The staff are key with their residents’ focussed philosophy, highly prized qualifications and on-going training programme. The words compassion, empathy, kindness spring out.


Windlesham Manor believe that activities not only enhance each resident’s quality of life but also provide an important social framework for meeting informally.


Our rooms are appointed to a high standard, they are light and airy with en-suite facilities. Most rooms have a garden aspect with some ground floor rooms having garden access. All rooms and public spaces have WIFI access.

Windlesham Manor Residential Care Home in Crowborough, East Sussex

The former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Windlesham Manor is a family-owned and run care home for the elderly. Found in the heart of beautiful Sussex countryside where Sir Arthur lived for many years and wrote many of his works.

At Windlesham our philosophy is that you go on flourishing throughout life and we believe our residents do just that. It may be the interesting activities that are arranged, our chef’s delicious meals or just simply that the house and it’s lovely grounds are the perfect recipe. A country house setting on the outskirts of Crowborough, East Sussex, close to Crowborough Beacon Golf Club and the Ashdown Forest. The former and much-loved home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, now sympathetically extended, retains much of its original character and provides excellent accommodation for up to 40 residents.


If you have any queries or wish to view the rooms, please feel free to either visit us or call 01892-611 000.


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Rewarding. Challenging. Inspiring.

If you’re as dedicated to providing exceptional care as we are, we want to hear from you.


We’re always looking for dedicated individuals who may want to gain some work experience and work with us on a voluntary basis. Get in touch if you’re interested.

Windlesham was much loved by my mother, who always spoke of it as ‘home’. The change of environment could have been unsettling, but her welcome was warm, friendly and re-assuring. Barry, Newton Abbot


It has always been obvious to us that you are all dedicated to the work you do, full of kindness, compassion and empathy for our mother and for us, her family. Sue and Arnfinn, Stein, Morten and Una

Call us on 01892 611000

Telephone lines are open Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm. For after hours and weekends please call 01892 611 000