01252 735507 (Care Homes) and 01252 735522 (Home Care)




Located a mile from Guildford town centre, Roundhay provides sheltered accommodation for up to ten residents with the services of a resident House Manager

The house is designed to foster continuing independence for more active older people, while providing amenities to prevent loneliness and to provide companionship.

5 ensuite studios
5 flatlets – comprising bedroom, sitting room and bathroom

Home-from-Home Comfort

All bedrooms benefit from good natural light and are pleasantly decorated & fully carpeted with a kitchenette area to house residents’ own fridges & kettles etc, to enable the independent preparation of breakfast and snacks.

All rooms have their own ensuite shower and toilet.

The residents’ rooms are cleaned weekly

We encourage residents to personalise their living space with furniture items, ornaments and pictures.

For security and safety, all rooms have an emergency call system with a personal alarm pendant connecting them to an external monitoring unit.

The light airy lounge encourages residents to meet together to watch television and play cards or board games, and the large landscaped garden  is a peaceful haven to relax with friends on a sunny afternoon, or take a walk around and discover new delights.

  • Stair lift to allow access to all floors of the house
  • On site hairdressing salon
  • Laundry room for residents’ use
  • Parking

High-quality Cuisine

We’re fussy about the food we serve and believe that every meal should be an occasion. We understand how important good quality, nutritious food is in supporting the health and well-being of older people.

Our House Manager serves two main meals a day to form a varied and balanced weekly menu and supplies residents with the basic ingredients enabling them to prepare their own breakfasts in their own rooms.

The two main meals are cooked in our own well-equipped, clean kitchen and to ensure freshness, we source locally produced fresh meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. We happily cater for special diets and food preferences.

The residents sit at small tables in our family sized dining room and the House Manager joins them for lunch to create a warm, companionable atmosphere.

Friends and family are very welcome to join us for all meals, but particularly on big occasions and birthdays when we push the boat out, serving a special tea with cake, decorations and fun for all.

Out & About

Guildford town centre is a 5 minute bus journey from Roundhay and offers a huge variety of shops and restaurants plus a library, theatre, concert hall and cinema and many churches of several denominations.

Trains from Guildford reach London in 45 minutes and the house is only a five minute drive from the A3 – making it easy for friends and family to visit.

Click here to read about things to do and see in Guildford

Regular monthly trips and activities are organised by the Friends of Abbeyfield . These include visits to the seaside and local National Trust properties, canal trips, cream teas and a Christmas shopping trip, as well as a series of concerts and talks specially organised for us at our houses. Every summer a Garden Party is held in Roundhay’s beautiful garden, to which family and friends are warmly invited. In December we have a special Christmas Dinner for staff and residents in a local restaurant.

Regular groups and activities such as painting, keep fit classes, also film and game nights are organised depending on resident demand.


Roundhay is served by several local doctor’s surgeries or family doctors are able to visit the house if necessary.

We continue caring for our residents for as long as possible. Those whose needs increase may be able to obtain domiciliary care within our houses. However, we do not (and legally cannot) provide personal care. When the time comes that we are no longer able to look after a resident we will assist them and their family with the decisions that must be made.

We have strong links with the Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society, which runs three highly regarded care homes in Farnham, just 10 miles away, and residents may be able to move there when the need arises.  


Our House Managers have residential accommodation within the house, and manage everything from maintenance and menus to security and support.

They have thorough training in Food Hygiene, First Aid, and many welfare issues affecting the elderly.  Each is appointed specifically for their caring attitude and the ability to create a warm family environment within their house, not to mention their excellent managerial and cooking skills.


House Manager

  • Daphne has been House Manager at Roundhay since 2011.
  • Prior to working for Abbeyfield in Guildford, Daphne worked at other Abbeyfields in England.
  • She is very committed to the Abbeyfield philosophy and way of life.
  • Daphne lives on site in the House Manager’s Flat


Deputy House Manager

  • Karen has been Deputy House Manager at Roundhay since 2010.
  • She has worked in the elderly care sector for most of her working life and is committed to improving the quality of life of all elderly people.


Cleaner and Kitchen Assistant

Our cleaners are so much more than just cleaners.  They have been with us for years and are a real friend to the residents, often to be found in the lounge having coffee and a chat once their shift is completed.

  • Sarah has cleaned at Roundhay since 2008


Contact Details

3 Pit Farm Road,
Guildford GU1 2JH

    01252 735507

"I am always glad to get back to my Roundhay family" "Roundhay has such a bright, friendly atmosphere. I didn't know there were places like this for elderly people"