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Kings Court

Trusted to care in
Barnard Castle, County Durham

Trusted to care in
Barnard Castle, County Durham|With 40 years’ experience,
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Kings Court

Welcome to Kings Court

At Kings Court, we provide specialist residential and respite care for older people. We take pride in delivering flexible, person-centered and innovative care.

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

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.

We pride ourselves on the transparency of our care quality and fee information - ensuring you can trust us to care from that very first step.

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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  • Activities room
  • Church Services
  • Hair and beauty salon
  • Music room
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

Healthcare services

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

How we are doing reviews

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.

The staff feel like family members, they have empathy with different people and they are warm and kind.

Relative of a resident, April 2023

The carers are fantastic, they are like a family and they all treat my mother very well. If she is feeling down the staff will have a chat and give her a hug.

Relative of a resident, April 2023

The food is brilliant, there are no complaints about it. 

Relative of a resident, April 2023

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

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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Your next steps
Your next steps
Your next steps

Trips and outings

Residents living in Care UK homes are offered a range of day trips and organised activities in their surrounding areas. These outings are a great chance for residents to get out and about and enjoy activities, exercise and a change of scenery.

  • Barnard Castle - County Durham
  • Eggleston Hall Gardens -  Eggleston, Barnard Castle
  • Raby Castle, Deer Park & The Plotters' Forest - Staindrop, Darlington
  • The Bowes Museum - Newgate, Barnard Castle
  • The Witham Hall-  Barnard Castle
Trips and outings
Trips and outings
Trips and outings

Nearby Homes

Kings Court


County Durham DL12 8ND

CQC Rating: Good
Kings Court

Kings Court


County Durham DL12 8ND

Nearby homes


Kings Court offers expert care and daily activities in bright, safe and clean surroundings, and our onsite facilities include: activities room, hair and beauty salon, music room and church services.

The CQC overall rating for Kings Court is "Good".

Kings Court offers residential care, respite care and end of life care for older people in Barnard Castle, County Durham.

Yes, you can find more Care UK homes in these locations:

Care homes in County Durham

Care homes in Barnard Castle