Quenby House

Quenby Rest Home, we follow our four core values – Quality, Respect, Integrity and Service. And it’s these values that really make all the difference.

Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8JH
T: 01206 593 594
E: quenby@deverecare.com

About Us

Quenby Residential Home is a specialist residential home for up to 24  adults with (with/without dementia).

Quenby offers extremely flexible accommodation with its en-suite bedrooms. There are various funding options available, and what you’re entitled to will depend on the income and capital that you may have, the type and level of care you need, as well as where you live in the UK.

We offer lots of inviting shared spaces for relaxing, reading or doing activities.

Outside, our landscaped secure gardens provide plenty of seating, so residents and visitors can enjoy the fresh air.

Quenby Residential Home is located close to the town of Brightlingsea also is a 20-minute drive to Colchester & Clacton. The house itself is situated within walking distance of local bus services to Brightlingsea, Colchester and other places of interest.  Also close by are local shops, churches, green spaces, pub, and hairdresser/barber.

The care we deliver at our  Care home is personalised to each resident’s needs, aims, interests, and preferences.        We apply the same approach to everything we do, from creating a tailored care plan for each person, through to the menus we create and the activities and outings we organise. Each resident’s experience at Quenby Rest Home is as unique as they are.

Our Management Team is made up of exceptional leaders with proven track records, extensive experience and an endless breadth of knowledge of providing the highest level of care for older people.

 There’s something happening every day at Quenby Rest Home, including visits from singers and dancers.              Residents also like to get out and about, enjoying outings around the local area visiting the coastline and nature reservoirs. They enjoy watching the boat races or listening to the surrounding wildlife, or a quick trip to a local pub or garden centre.

Quenby House

Quenby House is a residential care home for the elderly. Situated in Thorrington Quenby, which is close to the idyllic town of Brightlingsea. This provides a sensitive and caring environment for your relative to enjoy. The Management has over two decades of experience in the Hospitality and Care Home sector, which means the standard of care is of the highest standard.

Meet the Team

Anna Swed

Care Home Manager

T: 01206 593 594

Agnes Padner

Deputy Manager

T: 01728733833
E: agnes.pader@deverecare.com

At Quenby House, each resident can choose between three levels of historic suite; all offering generous living accommodation, quality furnishings, access for a private telephone line, digital TV, and access to all communal facilities. Importantly, each suite can be personalised to allow you to turn Quenby Residential into your home. In addition to premium nursing care and well-appointed suites, Quenby Residential provides a beautifully maintained garden and also offers regular day trips.

Quenby House fees include 24-hour premium nursing care, fine linens, In-house laundry, freshly prepared meals from our professional kitchen, and regular social functions.

At Quenby Residential, we cater for all dietary requirements i.e. Coeliac, diabetic as well as other specialist diets such as pureed for those with Dysphagia. The Chef’s here at Chantry House are trained to follow IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative)

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) is a global standard with terminology and definitions to describe texture modified foods and thickened fluids used for individuals with dysphagia of all ages, in all care settings, and for all cultures. The IDDSI framework consists of a continuum of 8 levels (0-7). Levels are identified by text labels, numbers, and colour codes to improve safety and identification. The standardised descriptors and testing methods will allow for consistent production and easy testing of thickened liquids and texture modified foods.

Daily life at Quenby House, is a mixture of enjoyable social events and peaceful relaxation. We are accredited with NAPA (National Activities provider Association). The uniqueness of every person and their right to a meaningful conversation every day. The right to person- centred meaningful engagement with choice and control over how they spend their time. Activity provision which is respectful, creative, innovative and fun supported by skilled staff.

We have the facilities to enable our residents to Skype or facetime their loved ones.


My mother spent a brief, but much happier, time at Quenby following an extremely unhappy 3 year period in her previous care home.

The staff at Quenby were professional, kind and caring and I would recommend that people visit this home to see what it can offer.

My mum has been in Quenby Care Home for over 2 years, she is well looked after and we don’t have to worry about her as she has 24 hour care, and she is extremely happy. All the staff are very friendly and caring and welcome us when we visit and it has such a lovely atmosphere, they have a lot of entertainment which is great for the residents. The manager always acknowledges us and has put a lot of hard work into Quenby, she is very popular and she has a great team, keep up the great work!

I always receive a welcome every time I visit my wife. This homely residence is where my wife has spent the last 13 months. It is reassuring for me to know she is well looked after. The manager and staff offer their full attention at all times.

A typical day when I visit – A welcome by one of the staff and I enquire about my wife and her whereabouts. She might be having her hair washed and blow dried or she may be joining in with an activity. Lunch is served around 12.30, after which there is a period of rest before further activities, and then the afternoon tea is served. I then say goodbye for now. God bless everyone.

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De Vere Care Ltd is a London-based, privately owned company that owns and oversees the operations of four Care Homes, covering the needs of Nursing, residential and Mental Health in the Ipswich and Colchester vicinity.


Head Office

T: 020 8588 7088
E: enquiries@deverecare.com
Unit D Capital Gate; 320 New North Road, Hainault, IG6 3ES

Chantry House
T: 01728 733 833
E: chantry@deverecare.com

Oakwood House
T: 01473 840 890
E: oakwood@deverecare.com

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T: 01728 733 733
E: lehmann@deverecare.com

Quenby Rest Home
T: 01206 593 594
E: quenby@deverecare.com