Abbey Lodge, Hythe, Kent
Abbey Lodge, Hythe, Kent
Abbey Lodge, Hythe, Kent

Abbey Lodge is situated in the laid-back market town of Hythe, Kent and enjoys lovely sea views overlooking the English Channel. It prides itself on family run, high-quality care which are specific to the individual needs of the ladies and gentlemen who reside there.

The home has been run by the Bown family since 1996 and has built up a strong reputation in the community and amongst professionals for the care and detailed attention which underpins the ethos of care in the home. Abbey Lodge is rated as 'Good' the Care Quality Commission (June 2016) and is continually refining the way we believe care should be delivered to ensure he residents receive or even better the quality of life they want to have.

Group: Place Farm House Residential Home Ltd

Person in charge: Elizabeth Bown (Registered Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 25 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 21

Shared Rooms: 2

Rooms with ensuite WC: 21

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £745 – £895 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Abbey Lodge to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Within the fees are included: toiletries, chiropody and newspapers. Local authority rates are accepted with a top up to the full price of the room price.

Respite fees are £935 a week with a minimum of two weeks.

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access


Abbey Lodge is on Seabrook Road (A259), in between the towns of Sandgate and Hythe.


There is parking on site

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Abbey Lodge: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

2 Bed Vacancies

posted 15 Feb 2018

We currently have two ensuite bedrooms available with sea views. These are available on a respite & long term basis.


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Elizabeth Bown

Job Title: Registered Manager

Joined: 1996


Abbey Lodge is managed day-to-day by Elizabeth Bown who lives local to Hythe. She takes a highly active role in the day-to-day running of Abbey Lodge and is personally on hand to provide support to residents and staff. Liz & the family took Abbey Lodge over in October 1996 (a 14 bed care home at that point) having previously run a post office for 10 years in Portsmouth. In the intervening 21 years Liz has personally lead Abbey Lodge to be one of the best homes in the area, to be a by-word for quality. Liz also engendered her own vision in developing Abbey Lodge to the home that you see today, with an eight bed extension being completed in 2008.

Liz has achieved Level NVQ 5 qualification in care management and is also a NVQ Assessor. She takes pride in training and leading staff in the ethos that she believes care should be provided and this has directly attributed to the reputation Abbey Lodge has.

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