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Orchard House Residential Care Home in Cambridgeshire

191 High Street, Sawston, Cambridgeshire, CB22 3HJ
Day care
Dementia care
Residential care

Care home admissions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Safe admissions into our care homes includes the option for new residents to self-isolate in the comfort of their own home for 11 days, before joining us in the care home where they will be tested for Covid-19 and supported to self-isolate for 3 more days until the result of the test is known.

Our care home is nestled in the beautiful village of Sawston on the outskirts of Cambridge, not too far from the bustling High Street.

With all the comforts that give our home a real family feel, Orchard House has some very special areas created for our residents. One of these popular spots is our relaxation area, where we hold one-to-one pamper sessions. With dimmed lights, tranquil music and aromatic scents which fill the room, our residents love to relax here. They can enjoy a hand massage or manicure, or even a wet shave for our gents.

Another popular place in our care home is the courtyard garden. Every care suite in Orchard House overlooks this glorious space, which sits directly in the centre of the home. While our residential dementia care suite has direct access to a secluded garden area, with raised flower beds. Our green-fingered residents enjoy looking after the plants here, with the height of the beds meaning they can continue to enjoy a favourite pastime.

Outside there are comfortable seating areas, so in the warmer months, you will often find us here enjoying afternoon tea. Elsewhere in our gardens, we have beautifully painted benches and handmade bird feeders. Our friends from the OWL Centre in Cambridge, a hub for adults who live with learning and physical disabilities, kindly lend us a helping hand sprucing up the gardens.

Being an active member of our Cambridgeshire community is so important to us. Our residents love to meet new people and socialise. We organise regular community events within the care home to which we welcome people from Sawston. Children from a local nursery often join us for arts and crafts. We love to see the beautifully-bright creations they have to show us. These visits are very special - the residents often talk about them and their own childhood memories long after the youngsters have left.

A dedicated team who go the extra mile

On paper, our team provides residential care and respite care, but we do so much more than that. We care for our residents as if they were members of our own family. Going the extra mile to enrich their lives and support their loved ones comes as second nature to us.

Home manager Tina Jones has worked at Orchard House for over 14 years and we even have carers who have been with us for nearly 20 years. We are that familiar face, a much-needed hug and the supportive voice at the end of the phone. And for our new staff, we only employ like-minded people who fit into the welcoming family-orientated environment that we are so proud of. 

Our loved ones agree, with many taking the time to leave glowing reviews on carehome.co.uk – an independent care home review site. Extracts from reviews describe the staff as “caring, sympathetic and helpful”, as well as kindness being the “core value” of the home.

Along with our reviews and recommendations, we are also so proud of our Good Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating from the care sector watchdog. We are proud to be rated Good in every one of the five categories inspected - safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

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Pre-bookable respite care at Orchard House

We provide pre-bookable, short-term respite care breaks for people needing residential care and dementia care, so loved ones can plan a well-deserved break of their own.

For more information about the home, including our respite care options, please call 01223 712 050 or fill out our online form. If you would be interested in viewing the home and speaking to a member of caring team directly, we are also able to offer virtual tours.

Stories from the home

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COVID-19 Emergency Support Framework

Review our latest CQC engagement and support call framework information sheet (PDF 337KB) for Orchard House.

Orchard House manager Tine Jones

A Home Manager with experience

Meet our Home Manager Tina Jones who has worked with us for over 14 years, providing a great continuity of care.

Hairdressing salon at Orchard House

A beautiful hair salon

Residents still get to enjoy the little things and a popular spot of the home is, unsurprisingly, our relaxing hairdressing salon.

Resident at Abercorn House

Glowing 5 star reviews

Loved ones take the time to review us on carehome.co.uk, including: “kindness is at the core of this outstanding care home”.

Exterior of Orchard House

Tranquil courtyard gardens

Our two gardens are beautiful and provide a secluded tranquil spot for our residents to enjoy in the warmer months.

Orchard House lounge

Spacious welcoming lounges

Our lounges are a real sociable setting, from armchair exercises to catching up with family, there is always something going on.

Activity station at Orchard House

Walking down memory lane

Every day is different and enriching thanks to our varied activities, and a real favourite are our reminiscence sessions

Sue Kelly, staff member at Orchard House

Fabulous team, just like Susan

Our entire team go above and beyond to enrich our residents’ lives. Just like Catering Manager Susan, who has recently shared her story.

Facilities at this home


  • Dining room
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Lounges
  • Namaste room
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi


  • Arts and crafts
  • Light exercise
  • Movies
  • Nail care

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Day care
  • Hairdressing
  • Home cooked meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care
Care staff

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191 High Street
CB22 3HJ
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New residents can either self-isolate in their own home before coming to the care home, or join us and then self-isolate*.

Sanctuary Care new admissions information

Find out more*

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visiting) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 5 November 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Adult Social Care Winter Plan) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 21 September 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visiting) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 14 September 2020

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