Archview Lodge Care Home

Newmills Road,



EH22 2AH

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Care enquiries 0131 341 0021
New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am-8pm
All other calls 0131 663 0646

Archview Lodge Care Home in Dalkeith

Archview Lodge is conveniently located in the centre of the historic town of Dalkeith, with easy access to local facilities and public transport. The home is surrounded by woodland with beautiful landscaped gardens, secure and easily accessible for wheelchair users. It is a bright, welcoming purpose-built home providing nursing care for frail older people and for people living with dementia.

Here's how we set out our principles: ‘The aim of the home is to provide the highest possible standard of care. The residents' individuality, dignity, privacy and independence are not compromised because they are elderly, confused or disabled. Our aim is to give residents the best possible quality of life.’

The well designed, purpose-built home is made up of single rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Residents are encouraged to personalise rooms and to redecorate them as they wish.

Barchester’s Memory Lane Communities are specialist environments for people living with dementia, carefully designed and regulated, employing specially trained and supervised staff who are dedicated to maximising enjoyment of life for residents through promoting choice and through offering a range of activities designed to maintain independence.

Links with the local community are preserved for all residents.

Archview Lodge has a lot to offer people with a wide variety of needs. We welcome enquiries and visitors.

Types of care

Celebrating life, individuality and dignity is all part of the Barchester philosophy, so the care we provide is designed around these values. We understand that each person has individual needs, so our staff are trained to deliver bespoke, person-centred care to those we support.

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Nursing Care

Dementia Care

Respite / Short Stay


  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon


  • Activity room
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Internet access/wifi
  • Laundry


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training


  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

May McCondichie

General Manager

May is the General Manager here at Archview Lodge

May has worked at Archview Lodge for the past 14 years. When she came to the home in June 1999 it was as the Charge Nurse on the Ground floor Elderly Frail Unit, she then became the Deputy Manager 4 years later, followed by the post of General Manager in 2005. This involves ensuring that the home runs smoothly, and that the highest standards of care are given to the residents.

May started her Nursing career at the age of 18, training in the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow. May lives in the Scottish Borders with her husband; she has 3 grown up children.


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James Steedman


James is the Administrator at Archview Lodge, and his responsibilities include managing administrative and financial systems within the home.

James has a good knowledge of the local area, being brought up in Dalkeith, and still lives locally with his family.

James has worked at Archview for over 10 years.


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Kasia Cyrnal

Admin Assistant

Hi, my name is Kasia and I have been an Admin Assistant at Archview Lodge since 2014. I am originally from Poland, but have lived in Scotland since 2006. I find Scotland such a friendly and welcoming country to live in.

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Alexis Moore

First Floor Charge Nuse

Alexis has worked at Archview for many years. She is originally from Guyane in the Caribbean, and now lives locally with her husband and 2 children. Alex was nominated for and won the 'Nurse of the Year' award at the National Care Awards.

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Angela Sneddon


Angela has worked for Barchester as a Carer for over 10 years. She graduated a Nurse in 2010 and, since then, she has worked a Nurse at Archview Lodge.

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Sarah Thompson

Ground Floor Charge Nurse

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am the Ground Floor Charge Nurse here at Archview Lodge.

I have over 30 years nursing experience; I trained and worked in London teaching hospitals before living abroad and then moving back to Scotland to be nearer to family.

I love being a nurse and particularly enjoy looking after older adults, who I feel can offer us new insights into life. I find this area of nursing very rewarding and an it’s privilege to work with the team at Archview.

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Patsy Munro

Lead Carer

Patsy Munro is the Lead Carer her at Archview Lodge.

In 2016, she was named as a Dvisional Winner for Memory Lane Champion in the Barchester Care Awards.

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Ethel Miller

Head Chef

I have worked in Archview since May 2008. I started as a hostess for 3-4 years and also did some caring during that time. I then moved into the kitchen to become the 3rd chef and worked my way up to Head Chef! I love my job and the satisfaction of cooking the residents delicious home-cooked meals using seasonal produce.

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Karen Colvin

Ancillary Manager

My name is Karen Colvin , I'm head of the activities and ancillary department. I have worked at Archview for nearly 17 years. I am married with 3 children and also have a dog called Toby. I like to enjoy myself and live life to the full , so this is what I intend to for our residents.

Life at Archview Lodge Care Home

Our home is designed so that each person we care for feels completely supported in every aspect of their lives. First and foremost, the care and services we provide are delivered by trained professionals who are dedicated to looking after the health of each resident. Our activities programme is tailored around particular interests and our facilities are designed to enhance the lives of everyone living at the home. We also offer tasty and nutritious food that is prepared by a skilled team of chefs.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

Our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious food with fresh, seasonal produce that is cooked to the highest of standards.

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Activities & events


Our varied activities programme reflects the dedication of our skilled staff, who bring a certain uniqueness to the home, which can’t be found anywhere else.

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Care & Facilties

Care and facilities

Our home is equipped with a number of facilities and features that serve to enhance the lives of those we support.

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