About Us


Priory Paddocks Nursing Home provides 32 beds for residents over the age of 65 who require general nursing and or dementia care. Priory Paddocks Nursing Home is set in the quiet attractive countryside village of Darsham, in Suffolk, with the convenience of being few miles from the market town of Saxmundham with its shops and local amenities.

Accommodation at the Home is provided on three floors in mostly single and some shared rooms. Some rooms have ensuite facilities and all have their own vanity units with wash basins. The rooms are available fully furnished, to a high standard of décor. Residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms with pictures, ornaments and small items of furniture.


We are dedicated to providing nursing care of the highest quality and professional standards, based on the needs of individual residents. Respect for the rights of self-determination of residents. Preservation of the privacy and dignity of our residents. Provision of permanent care in a loving and caring environment.


Priory Paddocks Nursing Home is a member of the Registered Nursing Home Association and is regulated by the Commission for Social Care Inspection.  

Our website & brochure can only give a taste of what Red House has to offer. To get an appreciation of the warm, caring atmosphere here we invite you and your family to visit us at any time before making any decisions. 
Please feel free to chat to residents and their families about life at Red House and their experiences here.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF - A team that really cares

The Home is run by an experienced manager and supported by a team of fully qualified nurses, carers, housekeepers and catering staff. All staff regularly update their skills with statutory and additional training they are also assessed regularly. We also operate a rigorous selection and recruitment procedure to ensure all staff has the right qualities to deliver the high standards of care and service we demand.


Visitors are welcome at any time and there are quiet areas of the home where residents may choose to entertain their guests. The Home has a sitting room, television lounge and a large conservatory, which opens out, onto attractive gardens.

A programme of activities or entertainment is organised in which residents are free to participate as much or as little as they wish. Each room is linked to an alarm call system, as are most of the outside doors, enabling staff to respond whenever needed.

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