Nursing Care

Care Services

Our 33 bedded nursing care home, Cheviot Nursing Home, is set in peaceful surroundings in Lexden near the centre of Colchester. It is a large and gracious house, which opened as a nursing home in 1989 and is well equipped to meet the needs of all our residents. All the bedrooms are en-suite, some with French windows leading straight into the lovely garden.

Cheviot provides 24-hour nursing care, and the emphasis is on providing a welcoming, homely environment combined with excellent services.

Our trained catering staff thoughtfully prepare delicious, nutritious, home-cooked meals with fresh, local ingredients, offering a wide choice and balanced diet tailored to individual needs.

Respite & Palliative Care

Although we provide long term care for most of our residents, Cheviot also offers respite care for short periods. Additionally, our compassionate staff are very experienced at delivering palliative care and pride themselves on providing the highest standards of care and service to individuals at the end of their lives, along with supporting their families.

Considering Nursing Care in Colchester?

Our Residents Guide contains information intended to help you make a fully informed choice about whether or not Cheviot Nursing Home is the right home for you. Staff are always available and happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. We suggest that you and your family visit us, sample a meal and talk to staff and residents before deciding about your future. A short respite stay can allow you to experience life at Cheviot.  For further information, contact the home on 01206 763648 or email


Cheviot Nursing Home is situated in Park Road off Lexden Road, Colchester. Limited visitor parking is available.


If you would like to apply, please download an application form and return it to us:

Application Form

Equal opportunities form