Life at Essendene


Your fee includes 24 hour personal care from our amazing team. For full information about your care please click here.


Our bedrooms are designed as more than just a bedroom. We recognise that some residents wish to spend time in the privacy of their own surroundings and as such our rooms are spacious, light and sympathetically decorated to suit the period features of the house. Each has a bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, arm chair, TV point and vanity unit with sink. The rooms are large enough to accommodate space for visitors. Residents are more than welcome to bring their own furniture, subject to fire regulations. We are part way through a modernisation programme and are adding en-suites to our rooms.

Sitting Areas

We have a large shared lounge and dining room. Here residents watch television together, socialise, read, play games and enjoy our entertainment programme. We also have a quieter area at the rear of the property and bedrooms all have a sitting space should you prefer quiet time in private.


We have extensive gardens to the rear, including a decked terrace to sit and enjoy the outdoors while protected from the weather. We also have a sitting space outside to the front for those who like to watch the world go by. We encourage residents to take fresh air and sunshine as often as possible. 

Food & Beverage

We have a varied menu of home cooked, locally sourced food. Most residents choose to eat in the main dining room but you can also take room service if you prefer. Special dietary requirements can of course be catered for.


For breakfast it's your choice - some residents enjoy a light breakfast of cereal and fruit while others prefer a hearty cooked Cheshire breakfast.

We typically prepare the largest meal of the day for midday. A typical weekly menu would offer dishes such as:

  • Roast chicken, roast potatoes, seasonal veg and all the trimmings

  • Cottage or Shepherds pie - served with seasonal veg

  • Locally sourced gammon with egg, peas and pineapple

  • Homemade steak pie served with mashed potatoes, seasonal veg and gravy 

  • Roast beef with potatoes and all the trimmings

  • On Friday we always enjoy fish, chips and mushy peas

Afternoon tea is your choice - typically lighter dishes such as soup and a sandwich or egg on toast are served. 

We offer a range of desserts, cakes, home made crumbles, fruit, cheese and biscuits.

We serve tea, juice, biscuits and light refreshments throughout the day and are happy to provide visitors with refreshments. 

We also have a bar and some residents prefer to bring their own personal choice of beverage into the home.

We will discuss your tastes with you prior to moving in and will always accommodate options and choices to suit you. 

Laundry Service

Your fee includes a full laundry and ironing service. All bed linen, sheets and pillows are provided and laundered.

Telephone & Internet

We have a payphone for outgoing telephone calls and have BT fibre broadband, skype, zoom, teams, whatsapp and FaceTime for video calling. We can also support family and friends with the set up of their technology so that they can enjoy remote video calls with residents.


We have a lift for bedrooms that are on the first floor, we also have an "Apollo" bath with a hydraulic seat to assist bathing where required. 

Hairdressing & Chiropody

We open a hair salon on Thursdays and we have a visiting chiropodist on a weekly basis. These services are charged separately.


We have a varied activities programme including gardening, arts and crafts, boards games, dominos, cards, movies, exercise programmes and more. The choice is entirely yours as to whether you wish to participate.


We have a programme of entertainment. This includes musicians who visit Essendene to entertain the residents. We also have "theme nights" where we enjoy wine, cheese and biscuits and authentic foods from around the world.


We enjoy a varied programme of group excursions including visits to local beauty spots, music concerts and pantomimes. We can also support residents who wish to pursue their own outings for example to a religious or other social group.


We have a comprehensive smoke detection and fire alarm system as well as a nurse call system situated conveniently in every room in the home.