Sydenham House Care Home

Sydenham House is a residential care home in a delightful setting in the village of Blakeney, offering accommodation for up to 19 people.
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Sydenham House is a family-run business passionate about making itself a home rather than an institution. We help our residents to lead active lives in friendly, comfortable surroundings, involving them in the local community whenever we can.

The home opened in 1993 with just one resident and we have come a long way since then! Currently, we employ 17 members of staff, many of whom have been with us for twenty years or more.

Our caring team aims to respect people’s privacy and treat them with dignity and kindness. We believe good communication and flexibility go a long way to helping an individual fulfill their needs and live a meaningful life.

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Care Quality Commission (CQC)

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is an independent body that inspects, monitors and regulates care services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety. They publish their findings, including performance ratings, to help people choose care.

The fundamental standards they support and expect cover:


Our Happy Residents

We help our residents to lead active lives in friendly, comfortable surroundings, involving them in the local community whenever we can. We also have an Activities Co-Ordinator who runs a variety of 1 to 1 sessions and activities with small groups, with the emphasis on quality and involvement.

Baking Cakes

Baking Cakes



Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun

Arts and Crafts

Arts & Crafts

Our Rooms

Our Rooms

Sydenham House is a converted detached building believed to have originally been a merchant’s house, dating back to the 1850s. It offers 19 rooms spread over each of its three floors. 18 of the rooms are en-suite with the other having access to a private bathroom.

Our Produce

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We are extremely proud of our nearby Awre Farm, run by Graham.

Our Farm of approximately 25 acres houses a variety of rare breeds including 28 Herefordshire cows and a mixture of Southdown, Kerry Hill, Dorset and Swaledale sheep. We are particularly proud of Prince George, our Guernsey goat, and Princess Charlotte, a pygmy goat.


"I am writing to recommend Sydenham House Care Home.   My sister-in-law went there when she was no longer able to cope on her own.  In a very short space of time she was really settled and I can’t recommend this home highly enough.   The owners and staff are second to none and you wouldn’t find a nicer group of people anywhere.   The care they give is wonderful, you couldn’t ask for better.  Nothing is too much trouble for them.  The house is really comfortable and kept spotlessly clean. The food they serve is amazing, fresh vegetables and eggs from their smallholding.  Even their meat and chickens are home reared."
Wendy W
A really lovely caring home. They have done their best to accommodate my father-in-law's needs.
Sandie B
"I would be happy to recommend Sydenham House, Blakeney to anybody. The staff are hardworking, caring and welcoming and the amenities are homely and the management ensure that the residents get plenty of opportunity for physical and mental stimulation as they engage an activity co-ordinator and also have regular keep-fit sessions. The residents are regularly entertained by singers and other sorts of externally sourced entertainment (such as panto’s, plays etc). The residents also have access to hairdressers twice a week. Overall I am very happy with Sydenham and feel assured that my mother is very well looked after. ."
Fay P
"My mum has lived at Sydenham House now for 3 and a half years. As her daughter, of course, I had my doubts about it. But I can honestly say it’s a lovely home. But my thanks must be to all the staff. They are lovely, kind caring ladies, communication with everyone is excellent, I can’t fault anything. Thank you to you all, you do a brilliant hard job. Xxx."
Jill T
"My Mum Olive has been a resident at Sydenham house since November 2017 due to her having severe Alzheimer's Disease. As a family we have peace of mind that she is cared for 24/7 thanks to Lyn and all her amazing staff. Mum enjoys the regular activities that are arranged plus she is very safe. They have got to know mum and keep her busy." "To see her smile at this stage is very rewarding. Myself and Dad know that this is the best place and we are very fortunate. We can visit anytime and don’t need an appointment. We do appreciate what they do for Mum."
Jackie and Harold
"It's difficult to sum up my feelings towards Lyn and her staff in a few sentences. Mum has been a resident since June 2016. Having to put Mum into care was a very painful decision for Dad and I but Mum's ill health and Dad's age made it impossible to keep her at home. Dad passed away in April 2017 but he was treated with the greatest of kindness when he visited Mum." "Mum has been a resident of Sydenham House since June 2016. She is and always has been treated with kindness and dignity and I have received a great deal of support from Lyn and her staff and have been made incredibly welcome when visiting. Sydenham House has a warm and friendly atmosphere and I am confident that Mum is receiving the best care I could wish for her."
"Deciding to move my mum into Sydenham house was among the most difficult choices of my life. It also turned out to be one of the very best. Mum was struggling with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. As a family we were struggling to cope. We had tried providing live-in care, but it didn’t work out. And so, after one last Christmas at home mum moved into Sydenham House. Of course, things are not easy. But the staff create a loving, caring environment where mum, despite her challenges, feels safe and secure. The staff at Sydenham are truly dedicated to the physical and emotional well-being of the residents. I can honestly say that every time we visit mum at Sydenham House her room is spotless, and she always looks great in freshly laundered clothes." "I cannot recommend Sydenham House highly enough."
Jeremy C
"My wife has suffered for a number of years with dementia and other problems and was being cared for at home. During her last spell in hospital, it became evident that remaining at home was no longer an option. We, the family, were very fortunate that a vacancy arose at Sydenham House and my wife was discharged directly to there from hospital. Since then, her health has continued to decline but, whatever new challenge arises from this, the management and staff find caring and dignified solutions. Sydenham House is a homely and friendly care home. Although it is devastating to see a loved one decline so much, it is reassuring to know that she is being so lovingly and well looked after."
Ron D
"Fantastic work."
Sam S
"Five star service."
Sidrit A