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  • Colchester
  • 01206 735590
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  • Stourport-on-Severn
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  • Bury St Edmunds
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  • Worcester
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Abberton Manor - Colchester

Abberton Manor is a magnificent Queen Anne Manor House set in attractively landscaped gardens and woodland with beautiful views over the Roman River valley, situated 3 miles south of Colchester.

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About Us

Abberton Manor has an enviable reputation for providing professional nursing care in a happy and friendly environment. It is highly rated for both the quality of its care and the warmth of its staff, many of whom have spent a number of years at the home.

The manor provides accommodation for just 26 residents in a comfortable, secure, relaxed, and homely environment in which their care, well being and comfort is of prime importance. The home offers both single and shared accommodation, the majority of which is en-suite, and all refurbished to a high standard.  The home has been furnished with its Queen Anne origins in mind, and residents particularly enjoy the extensive lawns and gardens surrounding the manor.

Residents are encouraged to bring their own furniture and pictures to personalise their accommodation, but furniture can be supplied if preferred.

Two characterful lounges provide a warm, communal area for residents and their visitors to enjoy. Separate dining rooms promote meal times as a sociable activity. Family and friends are encouraged to visit at any time, and join in with the activities or mealtimes.

Matthew Cox Home manager

I am delighted to be part of the Abberton family. With the help of all the dedicated staff and volunteers at Abberton, I hope to make sure that our home keeps its warm, family atmosphere. The support forged by Abberton through the FaNs Network and the local community is invaluable. It enables residents to live their lives to the full and to stay young at heart, with entertainment and the companionship from all generations.

I am passionate about maintaining the excellent work done here at Abberton and strive to ensure that the residents continue to feel as if it is their home and not our place of work. I believe in care, not just for residents, but also for their families, who can join with events and activities and speak to me and the team whenever they wish.

Our Quality Care

We have long-standing and dedicated nursing teams in our homes, with many years of professional experience between them. This has enabled us in a number of our homes to have achieved the highest accreditation for nursing care, the Gold Standard Framework.

Abberton Manor was awarded with the Gold Standards Framework in 2017 and also the Best Community Engagement Award at Essex Care Awards. This year we have been awarded the Best Nursing and Personal Care Home in Essex by Global Health and Pharma. We are also regional winners at The 2018 Great British Care Awards.

  • "A huge thank you from all of us, for the care that has been given to our Nan the last few months, especially towards the end - her palliative and end of life care was 5 star and that goes also to the support and care you gave our family too. There are memories we will always treasure."

    Family of resident, April 2018
  • "Thank you for welcoming me into your team and being so kind. I have learnt so much which will definitely help me with my future career."

    student nurse, March 2018
  • "Thank you for all the support and evidence you have given me on my journey to becoming a Nurse. You have all truly been amazing."

    student nurse, April 2018
  • "From the time of my admission, I have been treated with the greatest kindness, consideration and respect. The staff are friendly and competent. I cannot think of anything more they could do to enhance the comfort and happiness of the resident."

    Barry E, resident, February 2019
  • "Couldn't think of a nicer home for my mother to be looked after in."

    Patrick C, son of resident, February 2019
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Our Activities

Like all Heritage Manor homes, Abberton Manor’s dedicated staff do their upmost to ensure that residents get the most they can from life.

A full-time activities programme run by a dedicated activities organiser provides a varied line-up of events catering for both groups and individuals, with activities ranging from beauty treatments and gardening, to trips out and keeping bees. Input from local schools, theatres and churches ensure that there is something for everyone to get involved in.

Activities include: Chair-based exercise classes, Themed supper evenings, Sunday church service, Visits to local attractions, Regular entertainers, Garden parties, Gardening, Art and craft, Cake making and decorating

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you and discuss any questions you have and to help you make the right decision for you or your loved one.

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Phone: 01206 735590   Email:

Layer Road, Colchester CO5 7NL