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Knowle Park, Cranleigh, Surrey
Knowle Park
Knowle Park

Tel: 01483 275432

Knowle Park is a magnificent early 19th century Manor House on the outskirts of Cranleigh, Surrey, that has been lovingly restored to provide residential and nursing care of distinction for up to 43 elderly ladies and gentlemen.

During the restoration process great care was taken to retain period features and, as a result, this care home has a truly bespoke ambience. Residents’ bedrooms and communal areas alike benefit from high ceilings, grand proportions and an original style that simply cannot be replicated in more modern buildings. In addition to the beautifully restored Manor House, residents at Knowle Park enjoy large gardens with extensive views over the Surrey countryside.

Knowle Park offers a full range of residential and nursing care support, including trial stays, respite breaks and convalescent care as well as long term care. Residents are encouraged to bring important personal possessions to personalise their rooms. Knowle Park operates an open visiting policy, where residents and loved ones may visit at convenient times. In common with all of our care homes, Knowle Park’s manager has a qualified nursing background. The home is fully registered with the Care Quality Commission and has ISO9001/2000 and Hospitality Assured accreditation.

Owner: Caring Homes Group

Person in charge: Bernie Allen (Home Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 46 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Hearing Impairment • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 32

Shared Rooms: 7

Rooms with ensuite WC: 32

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Knowle Park: click here

*Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

Bed Vacancies

Current Bed Vacancies Posted by Knowle Park

2 Bed Vacancies
(Residential and Nursing)
posted 09 Apr 2014

Awards / Recognitions

There are no awards/recognitions posted yet for Knowle Park

Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 9.4 (9.381)

The user 'Recommendation Score' (9.4 for Knowle Park) is calculated using a combination of the average of all ratings on user Recommendations submitted in the last 2 years, and the total number of user recommendations submitted in relation to the number of beds at the care home. The maximum Recommendation Score is 10. To see more about the carehome.co.uk user recommendations please click here.

Review of Knowle Park on Thursday 9 January 2014 by Alice Hill (Resident's granddaughter)

Knowle Park is in a lovely setting and feels very homely inside. My grandmother's condition has improved significantly since admission there, which is testament of the excellent care she receives. The staff are very caring and patient.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Knowle Park on Wednesday 16 October 2013 by Lesley G (Daughter of resident)

My father spent the last 7 weeks of his life in Knowle Park where he was looked after with great care and respect and compassion. Every resident is treated as an individual. My father was extremely happy there. The only area he felt could be improved was the standard of the food which he found to be rather bland and not very tasty. The staff are delighted and encourage residents to live as independently as possible. There is no feeling of being institutionalized, more of being in a high class hotel.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Knowle Park on Tuesday 28 May 2013 by Diana M (Wife or Resident)

High standard of care in a homely atmosphere and beautiful surroundings, provided by a dedicated team of staff.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Review of Knowle Park on Thursday 23 May 2013 by Diane L (Wife of resident)

I am pleased to say that the care and kindness my husband received during his brief stay at Knowle Park was second to none. Unfortunately he passed away on the 9th May 2013.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Review of Knowle Park on Wednesday 22 May 2013 by Nick P (Son of resident)

To reaffirm my feelings after over two years experience with my mother being resident. The staff are very good and show care and patience. The building is lovely and so much more 'homely' than the modern care homes. Recent newcomer to the running of entertainment is excellent showing great imagination to keeping people happy. Combine all with good food and the terrific Netra. Why say more?

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Review of Knowle Park on Tuesday 29 January 2013 by Christine (Niece of Resident)

My aunt is very happy at Knowle Park and is looked after very well by caring staff. There are various activities on most days in the week and some trips out. The home is set in lovely grounds and it is lovely to sit outside in the summer.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Review of Knowle Park on Wednesday 12 September 2012 by Wendy Gravestock (Daughter of Resident)

I can thoroughly recommend Knowle Park as an outstanding nursing home. It is a spacious country house with wonderful views over the downs. The rooms are large and comfortable with high ceilings. My mother went there for respite care over several years. She was apprehensive at first but made very welcome by staff and had a lovely shared room with a partition. She was happy to go on future occasions and said if she had to go as a permanent resident Knowle Park would be the only place. We could visit when we liked and food was good. Sadly she passed away on her last visit. I will always be grateful for the care, kindness and professionalism of the staff.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Knowle Park on Monday 10 September 2012 by Maud W (Resident)

They were able to take me on at short notice. I spent 2 weeks R & R in Knowle Park Care Home, which has beautiful grounds and peaceful surroundings. It is close to my own home and to my Cranleigh Health Care Unit.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Review of Knowle Park on Friday 17 August 2012 by Melanie L (Daughter of Resident)

The home is set in beautiful grounds with lovely views. Inside it is very homely with plenty of areas for sitting with relatives/friends. I have eaten a few times with my mum and the food is lovely, with several choices daily. There are activities most days for the residents to keep their brains active and trips out occasionally. The staff are lovely and friendly. On the odd occasion we've had a query it has been solved very quickly.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Knowle Park on Wednesday 15 August 2012 by Nancy T (Resident (on 3 occasions post operative care))

The exceptionally high standard of kindness and care, very comfortable accommodation and delightful surroundings, make time spent at Knowle Park a happy experience indeed.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Knowle Park on Wednesday 8 August 2012 by Nick P (Son of Resident)

Knowle Park, as the name suggests is a care home with nursing, set in acres of parkland. The location is beautiful and being a long way from the road is very quiet. Management and staff are of excellent quality and always keen to assist when asked. My mother's room is of a good size and offers a good view over the lawns to the wooded copse. The food is varied in type and style and my experience of it suggests good quality. Having seen other care homes, I would not change my original choice.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Review of Knowle Park on Monday 30 July 2012 by Gillian P (Niece of Resident & Power of Attorney)

This nursing home is a home from home. It is kept very clean, and always has fresh flowers. The staff are all very welcoming, and the nursing staff are very caring to the clients. You are never made to feel unwelcome, and the food is always very appetising. They cater for all types of food needs and help residents who are unable to feed themselves, there is never a rush to finish. My aunt has been there for 2 1/2 years, and I cannot find any fault with any aspect of her care.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Review of Knowle Park on Friday 13 July 2012 by Barbara K (Respite Resident)

Very attentive staff. Meals according to your preference which is wonderful. Attention through the night very good. Several activities to improve the wellbeing of patients. A meticulously run, and extremely caring lovely house with views of the Surrey hills.

Review of Knowle Park on Friday 13 July 2012 by Eileen W (Resident)

Home is very nice. Nice big room. Staff work hard and are very caring. Good food. View all round the home. I enjoy the outings.

Review of Knowle Park on Monday 28 May 2012 by Shirley R (Daughter of Resident)

My mother came to Knowle Park in January 2006 and the welcome she received was just lovely. She was suffering from dementia and throughout the last six years has worsened. The love, care and support of everyone at Knowle Park has been amazing to both my mother and our family. We have been able to take holidays in the knowledge that she could not be in a better place. Our family cannot fault KP in any way. Netra Longhurst runs a happy and caring home and we recommend it highly on so many levels. We only hope there is a KP when we need one.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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