Kings Court

Trusted to care in
Barnard Castle


Kings Court

Welcome to Kings Court

At Kings Court our team provide specialist residential and respite care for older people. We take pride in delivering flexible, personalised and innovative care. 

Our historic building used to be the King’s Head hotel. Charles Dickens once stayed here and even mentioned it in ‘Nicholas Nickleby’. The hotel ballroom is now our residents’ lounge and many of our bedrooms are generously sized too. 

There's a bedroom to suit every taste at Kings Court, and each is warm, bright and comfortable. Most rooms have en-suite facilities, and all include stylish furniture, phone, internet and television connections and a 24-hour nurse call system. We also have double rooms for couples and siblings who want to stay together, as well as two apartments.

At a glance


Market Place
14 Market Place
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 8ND

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CQC Rating
Open to new residents

Life at our home

Residents are at the heart of everything we do. The activities we organise are tailored to their needs and interests, and we organise activities, outings and events that will appeal to them. We’re also active in the close-knit community of Barnard Castle.

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  • Hair and beauty salon
  • Music room
  • Church Services
Life at our home
Life at our home
Life at our home

Care at our home

At Kings Court our skilled management team always undertake a full assessment of every prospective resident before they join us, so we know we can give your loved one the care and support they need.

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Care at 
Kings Court

Types of care offered

  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care

Healthcare services

  • Rehabilitation
  • Chiropody
  • Pharmacy service
  • District nursing team
  • Optician
  • Dentist
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Community support services
  • Movement therapy

Meet the team

Every day our colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.

Meet the team

The dedicated and experienced team at Kings Court will provide your loved one with care that is completely tailored to their individual needs and wishes. 


The thing I like most about Kings Court is the friendly atmosphere we have here. Our team have really strong, personal relationships with the residents. I think it helps that everyone in our team is from the local area, so we have a lot in common with residents who’ve also grown up and worked around here. 

Michele LloydHome Manager

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How we are doing

When you’re choosing care for a loved one, trust is fundamental to your decision. Take a look at some of our reviews from family members and residents.

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CQC Rating: Good

What others have to say

Here are just some of the comments we’ve received from family, friends and residents at Kings Court care home.

They are just so friendly, they’re happy, caring people. It's not just a job to them, it’s a vocation.

Relative of a resident, July 2019

They explain what they are going to do and ask her if it’s okay to do that particular thing.

Relative of a resident, March 2019

Thank you all so much for taking care of Mum for almost 7 years. The work you do is invaluable and the care shown was much appreciated by all the family.

Lynne, January 2019

We could not have looked after Wynne as well as you all have. You are all lovely caring people and the care Wynne received was exceptional.

Wynne’s family, January 2019

Thank you for all your care and attention you have to Mary. You gave her lots of love. Keep up the good work and be very proud of yourselves!

Mary’s family, January 2019

Your next steps

Not sure where to start, or how to choose?
Our customer care team can guide you through the process step-by-step, whether it’s understanding care types, finding the right care home or understanding more about funding care. 

Want to learn more about this home or arrange a visit?
Speak to our friendly care support team who can answer any questions you may have about the care available at our home and can help book a showround of the home at a time convenient to you.

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Our response to COVID


As the Government’s latest guidance evolves, keep up to date with the latest information in relation to visiting, new admission procedures, vaccination roll-out, and the protocols in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents.

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