The Old Rectory Retirement Home

Lanfranc Gardens, Summerhill, Harbledown, Canterbury CT2 8NJ

The Old Rectory offers a comfortable and welcoming home for the elderly.
It is pleasantly situated close to the church in the historic village of Harbledown, which is only just over a mile from Canterbury City centre, with a convenient bus stop nearby.

The house, with its elegant decoration, offers spacious accommodation in single rooms. There is full central heating and fitted carpets throughout which adds to the general air of luxury and comfort.

A lift is installed to connect the 1st-floor rooms with the ground floor lounges and dining room. All bedrooms have a wash-basin with hot and cold water, while ample bathrooms and toilets (some en-suite) are provided and there is a medic-bath unit if preferred.

Under the personal supervision of the manager a friendly, relaxed atmosphere prevails, where residents are free to come and go as they please. Activities in the afternoons, such as book club, gardening in the spring and summer, walks, entertainment, etc.

Friends and the relatives are encouraged to visit at any time without prior notice.

Owner: J B Jobanputra

Person in charge: Gabriele Paret (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 20 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

Admission Information: Full assessment prior to entry. Ages 65+.

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Afrikaans, Arabic, German, French, Dutch

Single Rooms: 20

Rooms with ensuite WC: 12

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £650 – £915 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact The Old Rectory Retirement Home to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Items excluded are:-
Transport and escort for appointments outside the Rectory.
Hairdresser and foot care/chiropodist
Personal Toiletries

Information on fees are available on request.

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


The Village of Harbledown is on the outskirts of Canterbury near to the Rheims Way roundabout at London Road. Take the A2 Faversham to London Road and a short distance take the left hand fork to Summer Hill Harbledown. At the brow of the hill on the right is Lanfranc Gardens and The Old Rectory.


Visitors welcome but please do not interrupt residents during meal times. Lunch is between 12.30 and 1.30pm.
When visiting the Manager, please phone first to check availability.


Parking within the grounds of The Old Rectory.

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on The Old Rectory Retirement Home: click here

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


The Review Score of 6.4 (maximum of 10) for The Old Rectory Retirement Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Old Rectory Retirement Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.6 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no positive reviews in the last 12 months)

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  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Care Home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Care Home receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.75 for The Old Rectory Retirement Home is calculated as follows: ( (9 Excellents x 5) + (3 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.75

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Care Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 1.625 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Old Rectory Retirement Home is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3 then divided by 2 = 1.500

    2. Target of 4 positive Reviews (20 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 4 Target = 0.250 , then divided by 2 = 0.125

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

6.4 The Old Rectory Retirement Home has a Review Score of 6.4 (6.375) from 1 Reviews

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  • Daughter of Resident/Service User

Having moved my mother from a larger residential home, we have found The Old Rectory to have a warm and homely atmosphere. The staff are very caring and are encouraged to interact with the residents. This leads to a better understanding of the resident's needs and preferences. Activities are available for residents if they wish to join in. The front door can be opened by residents if they wish to go out, hence my mark of good as opposed to excellent for security.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Rectory Retirement Home? Extremely Likely

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1 Bed Vacancy

posted 08 May 2018

one single room with ensuite

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