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Saint Mary's Nursing Home by the Sea, Felixstowe, Suffolk
Undercliff Road East, Felixstowe, Suffolk
P11 7LU England. Phone: 01394 274547

Welcome to Saint Mary's Nursing Home by the Sea, a home for you with nursing care

Registration:Saint Mary's Nursing Home by the Sea, a Care Home with Nursing Care in Felixstowe, is registered with the Care Quality Commission for people over 55 years of age with physical and/ or mental frailty. 

Location:Situated in an outstanding position overlooking the sea and yet only a short distance from Felixstowe town centre.

Size:A medium sized nursing home with all the comfort and convenience of larger homes without their institutional atmosphere.

Track Record:We have a track record of providing consistently good quality care over two decades, recognized by regulatory authorities such as the Care Quality Commission.

Type of Stay:Long Term Care; Respite Care; Dementia Care & End of Life Care.

Quality of Life:
We strive constantly to enhance the quality of life by:

  • Our dedicated staff (appropriate in number, experience and suitable qualifications) caring for residents in exactly the same manner as they would care for people they really LOVE and RESPECT.
  • Provision of good food – varied, appetising, nutritious and plentiful.
  • Organisation of recreational, leisure and social activities involving family and friends.
  • Facilitating the pursuance of individual hobbies.
  • Seeking the wishes of every resident at every stage.
  • Adapting the “Gold Standards Framework” to improve the quality of care for people nearing the end of life.


We are aware that moving into a home is an important decision, and as such, would welcome the opportunity to assist and support you in every way we can. Why not visit the home and find out what sets Saint Mary's Nursing Home by the Sea apart?

Contact:Nurse Manager Harald Beck , Tel: +44 1394 274547    Email: Harald.beck@witpold.com

Saint Mary's Nursing Home by the Sea is a beautiful Victorian house that has been tastefully modernised to accommodate 40 residents and is located in a stunning position directly overlooking the sea.

Saint Mary's Nursing Home provides mostly cosy and comfortable single rooms for absolute privacy and some companion rooms which you share with another resident where you enjoy their company and friendship while still adequately maintaining your privacy. Most rooms have en suite facility and provide lovely views of the sea and garden.

Saint Mary's is now refurbished and decorated to a high standard, but you can add items of your favourite furniture and other small cherished objects to personalise your home and retain the feel of your home. The home will consider favourably if you wish to bring your cat or other similar pets. All rooms have television points and safety features such as smoke detectors and 24-hour nurse-call systems.

We have a beautiful Victorian dining area, two living areas, and a large sun room / conservatory directly overlooking the sea.

Meal times are important and we want them to be a sociable and enjoyable part of the day. Our experienced chefs at Saint Mary's provide a daily choice of menus which can be adapted to personal preference and dietary requirements.

Our kitchen is never closed. Refreshments are provided throughout the day. Morning tea and biscuits, and afternoon tea are always popular with residents just as the main courses.

Meals can be taken in the residents' rooms or in the many living and dining areas as well as in the garden on a nice day.

The thought of an enjoyable meal, the sight of the well presented meal and the mouth watering aroma will help boost residents' appetite which is essential for achieving optimum nutrition, good health as well as to maintain a sense of well being.

At Saint Mary's we not only want our residents to have their care needs met in a place of safety and comfort, but we also want them to have access to facilities that they have been accustomed to.

  • General Practitioner:  Can continue with your doctor.
  • Dentist: Can be arranged.
  • Optician:  Can be arranged.
  • Physiotherapy: Can be arranged.
  • Hair dresser: Visits every week.
  • Passenger Lift: Provides access to all floors.
  • Landscaped gardens with sitting areas and pathways suitable for wheelchairs.
  • Disabled and wheelchair access to all areas.
  • Personal Laundry Service: Offered at no extra cost for machine washable clothes.

The Sea front is across the road from Saint Mary's and can be accessed by foot or by wheelchair. Felixstowe Town Centre and Train Station is only a mile away. The nearest multi specialty hospital is Ipswich hospital.

At Saint Mary's we want to stimulate and energise our residents Our activities organiser arranges stimulating and interesting activities taking into account the residents' interests and ensures that there is always something enjoyable to do – everything from reminiscence to exercise classes and even gardening.

  • Residents have plenty of opportunity to pursue their hobbies.
  • Entertainers visit us regularly.
  • Trips to local places of interests are organised regularly.
  • We try to involve family and friends of residents in as many of the activities as possible.

Saint Mary's Nursing Home by the Sea is registered to provide care for people requiring:

  • Nursing and personal care.
  • Treatment of disease, disorder or injury.
  • Diagnostic and screening procedures.

No medical condition or disability is excluded provided the pre-admission assessment confirms that we can meet the care needs of the individual.
We treat each resident as an individual; want them to feel very much at home and able to exercise choice in all aspects of their care. So we keep rules and regulations to a minimum and take particular care to create safe and comfortable homely surroundings. We believe in striking a balance, between providing support when it is needed, and helping residents maintain their independence whilst we encourage each resident to adopt a full and active lifestyle wherever possible.
Our standards of care are second to none. We employ highly trained & qualified nurses and care staff to provide 24 hour professional support in accordance with the individual care plan, under the supervision of a dedicated nurse manager in a manner they would care for those they love and respect. This means that one can feel assured that every resident is looked after well, based on their individual needs and preferences.
Besides medical practitioners, other specialists such as specialist nurses, physiotherapists, speech therapists, dietitians, chiropodists and opticians visit as and when necessary.