Elderly Residential and Respite care

We are dedicated to providing a lifestyle of comfort, happiness and independence that redefines the perception of residential care for the elderly.

Our quality and standard of service really do make a difference to our residents' lives.

Synonymous with Quality
Quality of Care, Quality of Service, Quality of Life.

Scimitar Care Hotels PLC - Outstanding residential, dementia and respite care

We understand that choosing suitable care and accommodation for yourself or a loved one can often be difficult, confusing and sometimes upsetting. We realise that people's perception of care for the elderly is tainted by the image of an institutional, impersonal 'old peoples home' or 'nursing home'.

Scimitar Care is different. As providers of outstanding elderly residential care homes in Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridge, Enfield and London, we opened our first residential care hotel for the elderly in 1973. Our goal then was to afford a standard of accommodation and level of service to match the expectations of the most discerning resident. Over forty years later our reputation for care and quality is second to none.

Our establishments cater for and provide personalised care for the elderly, supporting those both with and without Dementia. We specialise in offering respite care which is available throughout the year, allowing you to book up to one year in advance of the actual stay. This can allow you a short break of your own, or ensure that your loved one's needs are being met whilst you are away.

Looking for a rewarding and fulfilling career in care?

Contact us today to begin your journey in providing outstanding care for exceptional people


  • Thank you for a wonderful experience.
    There is no doubt that a spell in your home is an uplifting and enjoyable time. I didn't have time to say goodbye to everyone, so please pass on my regards. I eagerly look forward to November and my next stay with you.

    DT― Resident, Hargrave House

  • On behalf of all the family I wish to thank you and all the staff who work for you at Five Oaks, for the love and care given to Mum in her two year stay with you. It was a comfort to us all to know she lived in comfortable surroundings where the atmosphere was welcoming and that all her needs were met. She was happy there, she told us so, what more can I say? Seeing Mum treated with such tender care made it easier for me.

    AJ― Relative, Five Oaks

  • I wanted to thank you all for your kindness and support whilst my Nan is in your care. My Nan always compliments her time with you and I know you all have become part of her family during her time there. We love her sense of humour and her cheeky ways, we also take comfort in knowing that she has excellent care and attention during all her time with you. Thankyou all so very much for all you do.

    MT― Relative, Minchenden Lodge

Quick contact

Minchenden Lodge Care home Minchenden Lodge
Lisa Coombs (Registered Manager)
54 Blagdens Lane
N14 6DD

Five Oaks Care home Five Oaks
Janie Reeves (Registered Manager)
377 Cockfosters Road
Hadley Wood

Bullsmoor Lodge Care home Bullsmoor Lodge
Pauline Hardy (Registered Manager)
35/49 Bullsmoor Lane

Hargrave House Care home Hargrave House
Angela Dickson (Registered Manager)
103 Cambridge Road
Stansted Mountfitchet
CM24 8BY

Woodbury Manor Care home Woodbury Manor
Joanne Jarvis (Registered Manager)
182 Clay Hill

Waterbeach Lodge Care home Waterbeach Lodge
Beverley Murray (Registered Manager)
Ely Road
CB25 9NW

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