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About Us

​Melbury House Residential Care Home is situated in the former mining village of Dawdon near Seaham in county Durham.

A former vicarage, the original building is over 100 years old and still retains many of its original features including its stained glass windows in the main lounge and in the magnificent staircase.

Melbury House is situated in private secure grounds which are easily accessed by its residents.

In 1995 a purpose built extension was added which included 15 bedrooms with en-suite facilities, bathrooms and communal toileting facilities.

In 2010 a conservatory was added to the home which gives commanding views over the gardens, this is a room which gives residents an opportunity to meet nature and to see the many wild birds that are frequent visitors to the gardens. The gardens adjoin a dene which is alive with wildlife and on a quiet evening the odd fox or badger can be seen in the gardens.

In 2013 the home was developed further, adding an additional 11 bedrooms all with en-suite facilities, a garden room for the benefit of families and friends of relatives when visiting the home, a large dining room, commercial kitchen and medication room.

The home has 2 residents’ lounges. The main lounge has a stained glass leaded window one of the original feature from when the home was built; this accompanied by the original fireplace, tasteful decoration and fittings ensures this lounge provides a homely environment for the residents.

Melbury House has bathing facilities to accommodate the needs of all residents including traditional bathing, hosted facilities, a recumbent bath and wet room facilities.

We hope to provide you and your family with a high standard of care during your stay. The owners and staff are always at hand to give you as much help as we can. We offer long and short term, convalescent, respite care and day care in a warm, friendly, welcoming environment.


The categories of care we offer are for residential and dementia care for the elderly the details of which are clearly displayed on our registration certificates.

Stained Glass Window
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