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St Peter's Park Retirement Village, Bexhill

St Peter's Park Retirement Village (formerly known as Peterhouse Care and Nursing Home), is a real home-from-home in the East Sussex seaside town of Bexhill. Our experienced staff provide high-quality, affordable nursing, residential, dementia, end of life, respite and convalescence care.

Our retirement village is different. As well as our nursing and residential care wing we have 34 sheltered housing flats and cottages, and a day centre.

We really do have something for everyone, to suit a range of different needs and tastes on our beautiful site. Our aim is for everyone to feel part of a real community. Over the decades we’ve built a strong reputation for care and retirement services. Now we’re part of the Agincare family, we believe we’ll go from strength to strength.

Where is St Peter's Park?

The retirement village is in Bexhill Old Town, not far from Eastbourne, Hastings, Battle and St Leonards. We’re tucked behind St. Peter’s Church, and the seafront is a 10-minute walk away. It’s easy to reach us - we’re on a bus route and just a seven-minute walk from the station.

We’d love to introduce you to the home, our staff and our residents. 
To arrange a visit please call 01424 730 809 or email us and we will call you back.

Residential and nursing care wing

We want all our residents to feel that St Peter's Park is home. That’s why our communal rooms are furnished to be comfortable and welcoming, not clinical.

Our lounges, dining rooms and residents’ bar mean there’s plenty of space for group activities. If you want some company, there’s always someone to talk to, and have a coffee with in the lounge.

But there are also plenty of quieter spots of you want to spend some time by yourself.

The care wing has bedrooms on the ground floor and the first floor. We have ground floor rooms with direct access to the garden or our courtyard. Our first floor is fully accessible, by stairs or a lift.

Peterhouse Care and Nursing Home - Bedroom

Some of our rooms have en-suites. The rooms without en-suites have accessible toilets within easy reach.

The bedrooms are a blank canvas for our residents to personalise with their own photos, pictures and furniture. Personal possessions help residents feel at home, and provide extra stimulation and time for reminiscence. They also give our staff an important understanding of a resident’s history and what’s important to them.

Unusually for a care home, all the bedroom in our care wing have their own outside space, whether that’s a balcony or a terrace. There’s room for pots, a table and chairs.

Sheltered housing

The sheltered housing studio flats and one-bedroom cottages are for our more independent residents. Each has its own bathroom and kitchen, and the cottages have separate lounges, too.

The flats and cottages offer more self-contained space, but as part of the St Peter's Park community their residents can still make the most of our communal facilities.


Residents and visitors are welcome to use the free Wi-Fi. All our care homes have an iPad for residents to use - Skype calls work really well - and for families to use when they visit.

Visitors often bring in their own devices and use our Wi-Fi to show loved ones videos and photos, and to play games. And our Wi-Fi has proved very popular with the children of visiting families!

Award-winning gardens

We’re very proud of the attractive and spacious enclosed grounds surrounding St Peter's Park.

Peterhouse Care and Nursing Home - Garden

Our wildlife garden is award-winning, and that’s testament to the hard work of our full-time gardener. He’s happy to share his experience and learn from residents too, during garden walks and talks.

Residents love to spend time pottering in the garden - it’s a really lovely place. And if putting, rather than pottering, is your thing, you’ll love our nine-hole putting green. Putters and balls are available for anyone to borrow, if you want to get in some practice for our annual golf competition!

Our staff

Debbie McDonald is the registered manager of St Peter's Park.

“St Peter's Park is unlike other retirement villages. There’s a different atmosphere here, with a really interesting and stimulating mix of residents, right across the care home and independent living flats and cottages. I’d recommend coming to visit to see for yourself what it’s like.

“We’re so lucky that many of our staff have worked here for many years. We’ve got a great core team - friendly, kind and patient - exactly what you need to care for people.”

But don’t take our word for it, here’s what our residents and their families have been saying about us recently:

  • “Thank you all so much for all you have done and continue to do.” Rosa, a resident
  • “To the staff in the care wing - thank you so much for all you’re doing for our mum - we’re really grateful.” A residents’ two daughters
  • “I cannot thank you enough for the really delicious food you provided for mummy’s family and friends. It was super and many commented on how tasty it all was. The wine was a treat, which seemed much appreciated too! Thank you Debbie and Sophie and I will return for a visit and hope to see you then.” A resident’s daughter
  • “Thank you so much for your kindness and care.” A resident and her two daughters
  • “Thank you for all the support you gave me in the last year of my dear Barbara’s life.” A relative

All our staff go on an intensive three-day Agincare induction before starting at St Peter's Park. Training covers moving and handling, safe handling of medicines, infection control, fire awareness and food hygiene, followed by a 12-week induction and training period.

Once our care staff have successfully completed a three-month probation they have the option to move on to a QCF Level 2 or 3 qualification in health and social care.

As well as regular reviews and supervisions we carry out mandatory annual and two-year refresher training, plus specialist training including subjects such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke and Parkinson’s.

We really value the strong relationships we’ve developed with our local GP surgeries, hospice and at home nurses.

We’d love to introduce you to the home, our staff and our residents. 
To arrange a visit please call 01424 730 809 or email us and we will call you back.

Social activities

We have our own activities co-ordinator who works with people in the care wing. She spends time with residents in their own rooms and organises the group activities.

Our activity schedule is varied. There’s something for everyone to enjoy:

  • Entertainers
  • Arts and crafts
  • Puzzles
  • Coffee mornings
  • Pet therapy
  • Cooking and eating!

We also get out and about as much as we can, in the care wing minibus. There’s a weekly trip down to the seafront, which is a favourite, and shopping trips, too.

There are also daily activities in the day centre - so you can choose what to get involved in. But there’s also space to spend quiet time too, if that’s what you want - we value our residents’ personal choices.

The care wing has a hair salon, and a local hairdresser comes in weekly. We also have regular chiropodist and optician visits.

Being part of the local community is important to us, so the people we care for are connected, not isolated. We’re very close to St. Peter’s Church, and volunteers come once a month to give communion to those residents who want to take part. There’s also a lovely carol service at Christmas.

Food and nutrition

Good, wholesome home-cooked food is essential at a care home. Our two excellent chefs cook with locally-sourced ingredients as much as possible. We cater for all dietary needs, from Coeliac and gluten-free, to vegetarian and vegan.

New menus always go before our residents for comment, at the bi-monthly residents’ meetings. Our kitchen staff have received a 5* ‘Very Good’ rating from Environmental Health.

We serve three main meals a day and mealtimes are really important. We encourage our residents to eat together as there are so many social and nutritional benefits. However, people can choose to eat their meals in private too, if they prefer. We re-offer before serving, to check our residents haven’t changed their minds about what they’d like to eat.

Tea/coffee, biscuits and cakes are served morning and afternoon, and there are always other snacks available.

We’d love to introduce you to the home, our staff and our residents. 
To arrange a visit please call 01424 730 809 or email us and we will call you back.

Church Street
Old Town
TN40 2HF
United Kingdom
POINT (0.479684 50.846622)
Care Home Email Address:
Care Offered: 
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • End-of-life care
  • Respite care
  • Convalescence care
Key Facilities: 
  • sheltered housing
  • day care centre
  • residential care home
  • nursing care home
  • several lounges
  • a licensed bar
  • a superb dining room
  • delicious home cooked food
  • 3 acres of grounds
  • various patios 9-hole putting green
Lead Image: 
Debbie McDonald
Care Home Testimonial: 

It was sheer delight to be present with my Dad, today, at Peterhouse- to be welcomed so graciously and fed and entertained in a community atmosphere. Your staff are to be commended…

Relative of Care Wing Resident

You are all so kind in ensuring that we enjoy ourselves…

Cherry - Resident

Care Home Fax: 

01424 730809

Opening Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2018
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