Freshford Cottage

Nursing Care Home for the Elderly
Seaford, East Sussex


We offer 24-hour care for all residents with Registered General Nurses present at all times. A unique personal care plan is prepared for each resident and it is reviewed regularly. All information, data and records relating to residents remains confidential and is protected. Visits to the dentist, optician and physiotherapist are arranged when required.

Palliative care, or end of life care, is care where a recovery from illness is not expected. At Southcare Homes we understand how upsetting this final stage of life can be for everyone. We offer compassionate and sensitive care.

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01323 897 845

Dane Road, Seaford
BN25 1DU

about freshford cottage

A peaceful, happy home in Seaford.

Freshford Cottage is a lovely nursing home in Seaford. We provide 24-hour nursing care in a home that respects its residents in a home full of laughter and warmth. By putting the needs of our residents first, we’re able to create a comfortable and cheerful atmosphere. We’re located in the village of Seaford, not far from the seafront. Residents’ rooms are across two floors all accessible via a passenger lift.


There is a warmth in this nursing home that I didn't experience in any of the other homes... You can tell by the way the staff interact with the residents that they truly care about them... everyone has become part of my extended family."

C P, daughter of resident       January 2024         Freshford Cottage Nursing Home, Seaford

our facilities

Freshford Cottage Nursing Home in Seaford has 18 rooms in total, 17 single rooms and 1 double room. 16 of our rooms are ensuite. Everywhere in the home has wheelchair access and lift access. 

Our nursing home has a quiet lounge area where residents can socialise, enjoy activities and entertainment and relax. Guests are always welcome to spend time with their relatives here.

Join us and tuck into a range of nutritious meals and various menu options to suit everyone’s tastes. Our in-house chefs cook fresh, home-cooked meals with the menu changing weekly.

Enjoy some beautiful views of the coast from our large, picturesque garden area which has plenty of room for our summer BBQs.

our services

All our of our friendly nurses and care teams are on hand ready to help out our residents with any need they have.

Our care plans are individually created to meet the needs of all of our individuals and their families.

Not a morning person? That’s fine with us. Residents can decide for themselves when they want to get up, go to bed and eat their evening meals.

We have varying daily dishes catering to everyone’s tastes and all personally prepared by our in-house chefs.

inside freshford cottage

We encourage our residents to be creative and tailor our activities to help bring back fond memories.

our care

Our dedicated activities coordinator creates fun, meaningful activities for our residents and organises regular entertainment evenings. Relatives and guests are also welcome to join in the fun.

We arrange Oomph! trips and other outings for our residents so that they can enjoy a day out with each other and their families.

We strive to keep our home immaculate and have a maintenance worker on-hand to keep the home running smoothly

We’ll keep you on your toes with regular chiropody sessions and ensure you look your best with our regular hair stylist

All of our homes are independently assessed by the Care Quality Commission which regulates the standards of health and social care in care homes. 

Our residents’ care and well-being is of primary importance to all of us at Freshford Cottage. We value and take to heart the feedback given to us by the CQC and have already put in much effort to improve things since the inspection. Read our Action Plan below to see our we’ve been improving since then.

meet the manager

Hello, I'm Elaine

Elaine Payne
Registered Nursing Care Home Manager

Freshford Cottage Nursing Home

My interest in the care sector began in my early teens, when I cared for my elderly grandmother. At sixteen, my career in Health & Social Care began when I became a carer in a home in Worthing. I qualified as a RGN in 2004, specialising in elderly care, having gained experience in acute medical wards and in the community. 

At Freshford Cottage, my main priority is that our residents continue to receive person-centred care tailored to their unique wishes and needs. This is strongly aligned to the company values. I aim to bring my wealth of experience to this role together with my energy, drive, and passion for elderly care. I also have the support of a fantastic team and together we will help our residents live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. Hopefully with the aim of establishing Freshford Cottage as an outstanding provider of residential, nursing, and dementia care.

what makes us special

Fresh by name, fresh by nature.

Freshford Cottage is all about fresh air and new ideas for our residents. And who better to ask for a fresh perspective on things than a younger generation? Our residents love socialising with people of all ages and regular visits from schools and nurseries has such a positive effect on both old and young.

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contact us

01323 897 845

Dane Road, Seaford BN25 1DU

If you are interested in our home, feel free to pop in for a tour and tea. Or please give us a call or email us using the button below. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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