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The Lodge

An elegant and characterful Victorian house, located on Spicer Road, close to the centre of Exeter.

Exeter, Devon
At The Lodge, we aim to exceed expectations and our beautiful Victorian villa built in the 1880s offers a warm, friendly welcome and comfortable accommodation.

We have 60 ensuite bedrooms and provide residential or nursing care on a permanent or short stay basis, as well as offering end of life care.

Elegant surroundings combined with modern facilities with an extensive range of amenities and care options

Care Services

  • Short Stay/Respite Care
  • Residential Care
  • Nursing Care
  • Palliative Care


  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Bistro
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Library
  • Lounges
  • Fully assisted bathrooms
  • Ensuite wet-rooms
  • Hairdressing
  • Chaplain
  • Free Wifi
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Full programme of activities
  • Wheelchair adapted minibus

Our standard of care

We provide joy, compassion and the highest standards of care. At all times residents are supported by caring and committed staff and remain connected to their communities and families, with regular activities, events and outings. We are driven by a philosophy of exceptional care for everyone, it guides all that we do.

Accommodation at The Lodge

Our bedrooms are light and airy with a neutral decor and lots of natural light. All offer ensuite bathrooms which are fully assisted. The villa retains many of its original features including a beautiful, central staircase, the focus of the reception area alongside many classic touches throughout, adding elegant features to the warm and homely environment at The Lodge.

There are two large social lounges which are the hub of the home, large windows flood the rooms with light and offer views out onto the gardens beyond.

The peaceful Reading room and Library offer quiet areas and the chance to read or take up the challenge of a puzzle. There are cosy corners in our comfortable lounges and beautiful outside spaces to sit and enjoy a cup of tea. The landscaped gardens are the perfect place to take a stroll or to sit and watch the wildlife.

Our dedicated care team at The Lodge

Our General Manager Deborah Skinner has been managing The Lodge for over 14 years. Deborah leads a team of dedicated staff, inspiring and motivating them supporting their professional development and wellbeing. This support and commitment shows in the exemplary standard of care provided and the Outstanding rating that The Lodge has received from the Care Quality Commission.

We are enormously proud of our highly-trained team of professionals, from our award-winning chef to our social engagement team, everyone works together to provide a warm, homely environment and to ensure comfort and wellbeing at all times.

Deborah is always proud to promote life at The Lodge, taking part in local events and publications, Deborah is well known in the local area. She would love to meet you so please feel free to come and view The Lodge for yourself.

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