Lydfords Care Home

23 High Street , East Hoathly , Lewes , BN8 6DR   Map View

Lydfords Care Home in East Hoathly

Lydfords Care Home is set in its own grounds with beautiful views of the South Downs. We are found in the centre of the pleasant village of East Hoathly and are close to good transport links, making us easily accessible for visitors to pop-in for a chat. At Lydfords, we’ll provide 24-hour residential care and short-term respite stays, with bespoke care plans providing individualised care, treatment and support for each resident.

Lydfords Care Home has been beautifully refurbished to the highest standard, with 36 bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, a reception and café area and spa bathrooms. Our beautifully landscaped gardens allow for residents to have the perfect quiet space to relax with their friends and family. 

The home will have an extensive and varied schedule of tailor-made activities for the residents to participate in, should they wish to.

Lydfords will be welcoming residents late October 2021. Please give us a call today to discuss your care needs with our dedicated staff and book a visit.

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure ‘Providing great quality care and wellbeing’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.

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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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Residential care

Respite / Short stay


  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Pet-friendly
  • Step-free access


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Choice of lounges
  • Nutritious & delicious menus
  • Activity classes


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


  • En-suite toilet
  • En-suite toilet plus bath/shower
  • 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.

Brendan Caffrey

General Manager

Hi, my name is Brendan, and I’m the General Manager of Lydfords. Welcome to our website!

I started my career in the hotel industry, completing hotel management training before specialising in front of house management and sales and marketing. After 30 years in the industry, I transferred my skill set to work in the private social care industry with a focus on customer service which I am passionate about.

I have personal experience of the challenges faced by growing older and the need for assistance and, since 2014, I have worked with customers and their families in helping them to find solutions to care needs.

I am looking forward to the challenge of opening the refurbished home and building a team that will have our residents at the heart of everything we do, and creating a warm, safe and friendly environment.

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Our staff are like family

Our staff are like family

At Barchester, we’re cultivating an environment where you’ll have more than just a career – you’ll have a family.

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Barchester’s Charitable Foundation distributes over £150,000 per year to individuals and small community groups/charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

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Life at Lydfords Care Home

Striving for the highest possible quality care at our home is at the centre of everything we do, and helping residents to maintain their independence, dignity and individuality for as long as possible is an important goal for all who work here. Personal needs and desires are always taken into consideration, so that we can deliver the best quality bespoke care to everyone we support.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events


Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care and facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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What people say about us

Lydfords Care Home

CQC Overall rating

Requires improvement

16 July 2019

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