Trusted to care in
Barnard Castle, County Durham
At Kings Court, in Barnard Castle, County Durham, 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.
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.
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.Read more
Every day our colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.
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
Care Home Awards 2022 - Shortlisted in 16 categories
Health Investor Award Finalists 2022 - Residential Care Provider of the Year AND Property Developer of the Year
Caring UK Awards Winner 2021
National Care Awards Winner 2021 - Care Home of the Year
Care Home Awards Winner 2021 - Best Larger Care Home Group
National Association of Care Catering Awards Winner 2021 - Catering Team of the Year
National Apprenticeship Awards Finalist 2021
Social Care Top Leaders Awards Finalist 2021
UK Employee Experience Awards 2021 Bronze Winner - Employee Training and Development, Empowering ProgrammeRead More
Health Investor Awards Finalist 2021 - Residential Care Provider of the Year AND Property Developer of the YearRead More
LaingBuisson Awards Finalist 2020
Best Employer Support for Your Registered Manager 2020 AND Most Effective Approach to Leadership and Management 2020Read More
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.
Our help and advice guides have been produced by our experts and include real life experiences of older people and their families.Read more
To help families at any stage of their dementia journey, we are launching our brand-new guide.
Doing something you’ve always loved to do not only has emotional advantages, but there are also impressive physical, mental and social benefits too.
We are very pleased to be able to say that, as the Spring booster Covid vaccination is being provided to residents in our homes, the additional protection and our continued infection prevention and control measures means we can start ‘living with Covid’ and regain more normality in day-to-day care home life.Read more about our approach