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Chaucer House Care Home

82 St Martins Hill, Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, CT1 1PS

Reception: 01227 671985

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Chaucer House Care Home

A modern purpose built care home, located in the historic city of Canterbury.

82 St Martins Hill, Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, CT1 1PS

How to get to us

Bus: From Canterbury Bus Station take the Number 23 from Platform A2, The journey time is 4 minutes to Chaucer House.

Train: From Canterbury East Station, walk 4 mintutes to Bus Station and take the number 23 Bus. From Canterbury West walk along Station Rd West, and then turn left onto St Dunstans St, Continue straight onto the High St then follow signs to the bus station.

Car: From the A28 take the A257 and Chaucer house is about 2 minutes drive away on the right just before St Martins Hospital, Coming from A2 take the A28 and then Join the A257.

About our Home

At Chaucer House, staff work to create a welcoming atmosphere and put the health and wellbeing of the residents at the heart of everything they do. The team of qualified and attentive staff focus on the individual needs of the residents and provide residential, nursing and dementia care for 60 residents.

The modern and luxurious design provides well equipped, bright lounges and en suite bedrooms to support person-centred care in which residents enjoy activities and socialise with other residents and staff. Chaucer House has recently been recognised in property firm Knight Frank’s Luxury Care Home Guide 2020.

At the heart of the home is our philosophy of care, the Eden Alternative, where staff encourage social interaction, engagement and work towards the eradication of loneliness and boredom.

Facilities include the beauty salon where you can treat yourself to a new hairstyle or beauty treatment, a cinema room for residents and their families to enjoy a movie as well as a playroom with toys for the younger visitors to the home! There are communal tablets available for residents wanting to browse the internet or communicate with loved ones through email or video.

Residents can visit the pretty gardens to while away a peaceful afternoon, or join in with the daily programme of activities throughout the home. The minibus also gives residents the opportunity for day trips out to local places of interest.

There is a visitor cabin on the grounds of Chaucer House, available for families to use to meet their loved ones safely in a warm, friendly and Covid19 compliant environment.

All laundry is included and managed by the home domestic team but should residents wish to continue independently with daily tasks such as cleaning and laundry there’s always practical support available from staff to do so.

All meals are nutritionally balanced, freshly prepared and cooked at the home and the catering team are always on hand to meet any dietary requirements or requests.

Chaucer House offers a respite care service – this can be for just a few hours or for several weeks, but this crucial service offers family carers or caregivers the chance to have a break from caring, go on holiday or simply have some well-earned time off.

Types of Care we Offer

We offer 24 Hour Residential Care including specialist Nursing Care, Dementia Care and also Respite Care for those who need it. Chaucer House in Canterbury is a modern purpose-built luxury care home. We are focused on delivering exceptional person-centred care. We have a full and varied activities programme and encourage all residents to take part as well as being fully involved in the community.

Take a look around Chaucer House, Canterbury

Chaucer House Accommodation and Facilities


Our contemporary Reception area is light and welcoming, it features a large tall glass atrium. We always have a friendly receptionist on hand who is there to welcome and assist you with any enquiries you may have.

Lobby Lounge

Our lobby lounge offers a spacious and welcoming atmosphere and is available for meeting up, making arrangements, or relaxing. There is lift access to all floors of the home.

Lounge Areas

Our lounge offers our residents and families of residents a place to relax and socialise.

Chaucer House


We have a large well maintained garden with plenty of mature trees, plants, and shrubs. Our garden has many zones from secluded hard paved patio’s to more tranquil grassed areas. We encourage residents to join in our diverse schedule of horticultural activities and outdoor social events.

Dining Room

We have a large dining area on each of our suites that provide nutritious, hydrating, and comforting food. Our restaurant areas also are a place for people to gather and socialise.


Our onsite salon and therapy room offers many treatments including hairdressing, nail manicures, and also other wellbeing treatments.


There is a beautiful bar on the top floor for residents to enjoy featuring large windows and stunning panoramic views of the local area. Many events and parties are held ion this wonderful spacious area of the home.


There a bistro area for residents to enjoy less formal food. There is a large balcony with views overlooking our garden’s.

Family Room

Our family room is a wonderful area for family and friends to visit loved ones. The room is great for children as we have plenty of fun toys and an assortment of games are also available.


Our Snug area allows residents to enjoy a peaceful moment, reading a book or just relaxing.

Ensuite Bedroom

We have bright en-suite bedrooms in Chaucer House which lead onto a separate bathroom area. The rooms can be personalised by residents with items and their own furniture.


Our en-suite wet rooms feature accessible facilities including large power showers, luxury hand basins contain plenty of space for toiletries and decorations, allowing residents privacy and comfort.


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