Welcome to Castle Farm, Gosforth


Our purpose built residential care home is located near to the beautiful Jesmond Dene and is within easy reach of both Gosforth and Jesmond. Built in 1993 on behalf of Abbeyfield, we offer a fully accessible home from home for our 24 residents. All our rooms are equal in size, all en-suite and all have a view of our beautiful gardens, yet each one feels different, personalised with your own personal belongings and soft furnishing to ensure it feels like home.

Our long standing team of experienced carers, chefs and gardener are on hand to meet your every need; offering 24 hour care, a range of organised activities, delicious home cooked meals, help and support to maintain relationships outside of the home or simply someone to talk to as often or as little as you like.

We recognise that everybody’s needs and interests differ, so have tailored our home to respect and respond to your privacy and individual requirements. We hold monthly resident meetings and encourage those residents who are interested, to contribute their ideas to the day to day running of the home, in terms of activities on offer, menus and food choices and organised excursions out of the home.

Our doors are always open to chat to residents, to visiting families and friends and to anyone starting to think about long term or respite care.

I look forward to speaking to you soon.


Chris Major
Residential Care Home Manager

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Welcome to the Grove, Gosforth


The Grove is a splendid mixture of old and new. Originally a private residence, it retains the charm and warmth of a family home yet has been extended and refurbished to meet the needs of our elderly residents. Our 32 spacious bed sitting rooms are fully fitted, all with en-suite facilities, designed to offer comfort and security to provide a real home from home and are all fully wheelchair accessible.

All of our rooms feel different as you are welcome to bring your favourite personal belongings and soft furnishings to ensure it feels like home. Our communal lounges, dining rooms and conservatory are comfortable and homely and many of our residents love to spend time here, chatting amongst themselves, watching TV, catching up on news or some often prefer to sit quietly looking out on to our beautiful, well-kept gardens. Meal times form an important part of the day here at The Grove, which is why our chefs are committed to creating menus that are both delicious and nutritious to ensure you enjoy the food you are eating and are benefitting from a varied and balance diet.
Meal times are a time when we all come together and are generally a lovely, sociable time of day. Whilst The Grove has a warm and homely atmosphere, the rooms and communal areas are spacious enough so that you have company when you want it or peace and quiet when you don’t. We offer a wide range of popular activities which you can choose to participate in if you wish; by far our most popular activity is the weekly chairobics session which is organised by a fitness expert specialising in elderly exercise but often our residents host their own sessions with our support such as our popular music appreciation group. For us, the key thing is to recognise that everybody’s needs and interests differ, which is why we have tailored our home to respect and respond to your privacy and individual requirements to ensure that The Grove is very much your home.
I look forward to speaking to you soon.

kath-brown-grove-managerKath Brown
Residential Care Home Manager

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Abbeyfield Newcastle Brochure 2017


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If you would like information about our residential care homes in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne and the services we offer to our residents and their families that you can read while not online, you can download our brochure in pdf format.  We are very happy to answer any questions you may have and look forward to speaking to you.

If the link opens the brochure in a new browser window, choose the icon usually at the bottom of the screen to save to your computer.

Kath Brown

The Grove Residential Care Home Manager – Kath Brown

My employment with the Abbeyfield Society began in 1983; I was appointed Registered Manager in 1984.
Over the years I have been inspired and supported by a group of committed, dedicated volunteers – together we promote the Abbeyfield ethos and provide a safe, secure environment for our residents and staff.

The Journal Newcastle talks to Abbeyfield Newcastle Volunteer about National Volunteers’ Week


Paddy Porter who runs the volunteer house committee at our care home Abbeyfield The Grove in Gosforth told readers of the Journal newspaper why she volunteers and why she would recommend that other people volunteer as part of this week’s National Volunteers’ Week 2014.

Paddy Porter

Paddy is one of an army of volunteers at Abbeyfield Newcastle who make our care homes and sheltered supported homes the lovely, caring places that they are.

In fact, volunteers lie at the very heart of Abbeyfield and quite simply, it wouldn’t be possible for us to continue the work we do as a not-for-profit organisation if it wasn’t for them. Whether it’s pastoral activities, fundraising, organising events or even helping to renovate and landscape our gardens, the support of local people from all walks of life is integral to our success and to the happiness of our residents.

There are over 10,000 volunteers who give additional support to those in Abbeyfield homes across the UK, and here in Newcastle we have some of the most generous volunteers in the country, many of whom have been involved with Abbeyfield for a number of years.
Thanks Paddy for shining a light on the sterling work of our volunteers and highlighting why you volunteer and the benefits you gain from it as well as the huge number of benefits you bring.
If you would like to find out more about volunteering at one of our four homes, please contact us. No matter how old you are, what skills you have or what limited time you can offer we would love to hear from you.