Welcome to Hardwick Dene

Hardwick Dene Retirement Residence is a large country house situated in beautifully landscaped gardens. Built in the 1920’s as an Edwardian Gentlemans country residence, its use as a residential home began in 1990. The home is located in the village of Buckden which has a variety of local shops, churches and pubs nearby. There is a regular daily bus service to the towns of Huntingdon, St. Neots, Bedford and Cambridge.

About Us & Our Home

Accommodation is provided for 49 residents including 15 single bedrooms with en-suite facilities, 19 single bedrooms without en-suite facilities and 2 double bedrooms one of which has an en-suite facility.

We care for anyone over the age of 65, male or female, including married couples or partners. Our 12 bedroom extension is registered for EMI and we also look after clients suffering from dementia.

The Home has been beautifully furnished and our onsite handyman ensures the decor is regularly updated to keep the Home looking fresh. There are 4 lounges, a dining room & a hairdressing salon which is used for pampering sessions with foot spa & manicures. We also have a lovely summer house in the garden which we use for tea and activities.

What we offer

There are regular visits by a hairdresser, chiropodist, occupational therapist and optician and a local dentist attends the home by appointment. We are also visited regularly by a musician and other weekly entertainments. We have an activities co-ordinator, ensuring that the residents have a wide variety of daily activities to do to keep them active and entertained. Events are also held throughout the year, including our annual summer fete, barbecues, and Christmas parties; all of which family and friends are invited to.

We are proud of the food and drink offered to our residents, as fresh local produce is used for the meals and our cooks always ensure we have freshly baked goods on offer too.

The grounds within which Hardwick Dene is located can be easily accessed and residents are able to make use of this beautiful area. Peacocks and Tumbler pigeons, along with the abundant wildlife in the area help to create a stimulating environment for residents.

You can read our Care Quality Commission Report here.

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Location & Contact Details

Hardwick Dene
Hardwick Lane
St Neots
PE19 5UN


01480 811322


Manager: Paul Fletcher
Single rooms: 45
Shared rooms: 2
Rooms with ensuite WC: 27
Registered care categories: Dementia
Mental Health Condition
Specialist care categories: Alzheimer's
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To whom it may concern,

I regret to inform you that due to the recent rise in COVID-19 across the nation, along with difficulties accessing regular and effective testing, Sohal Healthcare have taken the step of once again closing all of our services to non-essential visits.

We understand how much distress this will cause and can assure you that this measure has been taken as a last resort and is with deep regret. We truly believe that this is the most effective way of preventing COVID-19 spreading in our care homes.

As of Monday the 14th of September 2020, all homes in the group will again close their doors to all non-essential visits. Residents will still have access to health professionals throughout this closure, but it does mean that non-medical visitors, such as hairdressers and entertainment will also be cancelled.

We hope to update you soon as to when we can re-open and will be reviewing the situation on a weekly basis. I cannot put a date on when are likely to reopen as we will need to see an improvement in the daily figures and/or have better access to testing across the group. As soon as there is any sort of change we will let you know immediately.

This decision has been made at senior management level so please bear this in mind if and when speaking to staff at our care homes.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss this further, please contact me on r.stokes@sohal.healthcare

Yours Sincerely


Rory Stokes

Operations Manager – Sohal Healthcare