St Bartholomew's Court

2 Kiln Drive, Rye Foreign, East Sussex, TN31 7SQ
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Situated on the outskirts of picturesque Rye, with easy access to the town centre and local amenities, St Bartholomew’s Court provides apartments and communal facilities for over 60s.

Designed to offer comfort, independence and peace of mind, St Bartholomew’s Court has everything you need to enjoy a happy, fulfilling retirement.

Read our Guide to Moving Home Safely.

St Batholomew's Court front exterior
St Batholomew's Court communal seating area
St Batholomew's Court communal lounge
St Batholomew's Court bedrooms
St Batholomew's Court exterior and sign
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Life at St Bartholomew’s Court

At St Bartholomew’s Court, you choose the lifestyle that suits you.

In the morning, we’ll give you a call to check you’re okay. After breakfast in your apartment, you might choose to meet friends in one of our communal lounges, or take part in one of our regular activities. At lunchtime, the café serves delicious light lunches, or you may want to prepare lunch for yourself, or for friends or family in your apartment.

If you fancy a change of scenery, you could walk or catch a bus to the nearby medieval town of Rye for a spot of shopping. Alternatively, you might want to travel further afield and visit the seaside at Eastbourne or Brighton.

In the afternoon, you might join us in the lounge for one of our regular games sessions, or visit our onsite hairdresser for a bit of pampering. If the weather is fine, you could enjoy a game of pétanque in our beautiful garden. By evening, you may want to take it easy after all the activity! If not, you can always join friends for a movie night or for a chat, a game of cards or a mutual hobby.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the national independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. They inspect and monitor care homes, nursing homes and supported housing where personal care is provided and produce reports about them, to help you find a service that suits you.

One of our taste restaurants

Taste restaurant

Our Taste café is open to residents and members of the public from 12.30pm – 2.30pm seven days a week for light bites and snacks.

Hot lunches are also available for residents, if ordered in advance from Rye Memorial Hospital, which is located next to St Bartholomew’s Court.

Activities leader Jackie Croxford with Moreton Court resident Beth Thomas and David Faulkner

Activities and events

We hold regular social activities, offering you a chance to meet new people and be part of our friendly community. Activities include:

  • Quizzes, bingo and games
  • Exercise classes
  • Arts and crafts
  • Gardening

Our programme of organised events includes entertainers, visiting animals and coffee mornings. Themed events are also held throughout the year, such as a summer fete, Macmillan coffee morning and a Christmas fayre. Find out more about what's on.

St Batholomew's Court bedrooms

You’ll feel right at home in your apartment. It has everything you need and is unfurnished so you can make it your own. Features include:

  • Open plan lounge and kitchen
  • One double bedroom
  • Fitted kitchen with fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, oven and hob
  • Level-access shower room
  • Emergency alert system featuring intercom, pull cord and pendant or wrist alarms

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to live at St Bartholomew’s Court, you must:

  • Be aged 60 or over
  • Reside in, or have a family connection to, the local area
  • Have long-term care needs (rental only)

We aim to offer a lively atmosphere and mixed community of people who have a range of care needs.

St Bartholomew’s Court may not be suitable if you require a substantial amount of regular nursing care.

How do I apply?

  1. Contact us for an application form, or contact Rother District Council or East Sussex County Council’s adult social care team.
  2. We’ll arrange for you to visit and meet us.
  3. We’ll help you to complete a housing assessment and affordability form, as you may be eligible for financial assistance towards your rent and part of your service charge.
  4. While you’re here, we may assess if you would benefit from our care and support services, and we may arrange to visit you at home to discuss your needs. For your care to be funded by Rother District Council or East Sussex County Council, you must have had your needs assessed and approved by the adult social care team.

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