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Residential Care
Nursing care
Dementia care
Respite care
Palliative care

Set in the traditional mining village of Easington Colliery, Ashwood Park is a thriving residential and nursing home run by a team of truly devoted staff.

Providing residential, dementia, nursing, palliative, end of life and respite care, we are a home for life. Our experienced team can support our residents’ needs as they evolve over time, so we are with you every step of the way.

Enriching lives

There are so many social activities to enjoy at Ashwood Park. A firm favourite when it comes to activities are regular film nights, where everyone gets into their pyjamas and slippers. With plenty of popcorn and hot chocolate, we watch old classics like The Sound of Music and modern musicals like The Greatest Showman.

Our vintage-style singer gives personal performances in residents’ doorways if they are nursed in bed, bringing the sound of the 1940s straight to them.

Wonderful for our residents’ well-being, we have an abundance of four-legged friends who visit us and other residential and nursing homes across Durham for pet therapy, from guinea pigs and rabbits to well-behaved dogs. We also have two budgies – and our own ducks!

There is a hair salon at Ashwood Park, with vintage electric hood dryers. A hairdresser visits for weekly appointments and some of our residents also love pampering sessions with hand massages and manicures.

And for our residents who have higher nursing needs or receive palliative care or end of life  care, we can take activities to their bedside.

Special places for reminiscence

In our Willow Suite, for our residents living with dementia, we have an old-fashioned quiet lounge. There is no television in this bright and sunny room, which overlooks the beautiful gardens. Instead, there is a vintage jukebox so residents can listen to their favourite songs. Family and friends can also bring in playlists which can be played through the jukebox.

This suite features themed walls. Respecting the area’s mining history, we have created a wall filled of nostalgic photos of the miners and facts about the colliery. We also have another wall featuring The Royal Family and one dedicated to musical legends like The Rat Pack.

Our residents adore the nursing care home’s sensory garden. Filled with bird feeders, the residents enjoy listening to the birdsong and the sound of the water feature. Many enjoy planting flowers and making hanging baskets, which are wonderful gifts for their relatives.

Adjacent to Ashwood Park is Sanctuary Care’s Birchwood Court Residential Care Home, which provides residential and dementia care. Our residents enjoy getting together for special occasions like the summer fete. The homes also share a minibus, so residents can enjoy regular trips to places in Peterlee and the surrounding Durham area, including Hartlepool Marina and Beamish Museum.

We regularly organise trips to Seaham, where our residents love to visit Lickety Split for traditional ice cream. Some of our residents also enjoy outings to their favourite pub for lunch over a pint.

Our respite care breaks

We also offer short-term respite breaks, which can be pre-booked in advance. These are a lifeline for caregivers in our local community who care for an older relative at home and need a short break. You can have the peace of mind that your loved one is in a homely environment, where our devoted team will support them with a high standard of care.

Pricing information

Our 2022 weekly care fees for residential care start from £869, and £1,063 for nursing care, but may be in the region of 20% more*, depending on your care needs and the type of bedroom that is right for you, from our standard rooms through to our premium bedroom options. *If you require more specialist care such as 1-2-1 support, your weekly fee could be higher.

For more information, please fill out our online webform below or speak to our Enquiry Support Team on 0800 138 3684.

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Facilities at this home


  • Cafe coffee shop
  • Ensuite
  • Garden room
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Namaste room
  • Quiet room
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi


  • Arts and crafts
  • Children visits
  • Community events
  • Light exercise
  • Live entertainment
  • Movies
  • Nail care
  • Pet therapy
  • Sensory activities

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Hairdressing
  • Home cooked meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care

Ready to know more?

Get help every step of the way, contact us below to get information or advice.

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0191 502 9599
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01915 273 300

Where to find us

Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 3XZ

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Stories from the home

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Take a look around our lovely home and find out if Ashwood Park could be the perfect place for you or a loved one. Read our virtual tour transcript (PDF 130KB).

Such kindness

Thank you to Bloom in Peterlee who have filled out hearts with joy during this unprecedented time. Our residents have been busy flower arranging.

Sanctuary care staff smiling with resident

5* review

"The staff not only give the highest quality of care to the residents, but the support they give to relatives is also wonderful.” Cousin of Resident.

Garden at Ashwood Park

Tranquillity at the heart of our home

Our dementia suite boasts a beautiful secure garden teaming with foliage and ornaments and has a wheelchair friendly pathway.

Hairdressers at Ashwood Park

A little pamper

We have our own salon with a mobile hairdresser who visits weekly.

Resident at Abercorn House

5* review

"Exceptional kindness and care given to dad, I feel very confident he is being well cared for".
Daughter of Resident

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