Cotman House

Garfield Road
IP11 7PU


Tel: 01844 392832

Care Provider: Caring Homes (TFP) Group Ltd

Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia, Respite, Residential.
Availability Call for details
Overall CQC Rating Requires Improvement
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Meet The Manager

Rebecca Bewley is Care Home Manager at Cotman House.

As the Home Manager at Cotman House Care Home, I lead a professional team in providing the highest standards of residential care for up to 61 residents. I started my career in care working in domiciliary care, quickly rising to senior carer then coordinator. Following a career evaluation, I decided to move into residential care and started working in a nursing home in Ipswich, where I specialised in dementia and palliative care.

Care is so important to me as having nursed my husband and mother, I have seen things from ‘the other side’, which gives me an insight into what is important to residents and their family members.  Supporting them to make their choices known and discussing the options available to them helps to empower their choice.

Rebecca Bewley

At Cotman House Care Home, we provide residential care for up to 61 elderly residents in Felixstowe, Suffolk. Cotman House is built into the cliffside directly above the pier and faces due south, offering superb uninterrupted sea views of Felixstowe bay with all the sea traffic in and out of the Haven Ports.

Cotman House offers residential care – including trial stays, short stays and convalescent care, as well as long-term care.

Care is provided closely in line with each resident’s person centred care plan, this not only details specific healthcare needs, but also important events that have happened so far in their lives, and preferences in every day aspects of life. We appreciate the positive impact that family involvement can have in a residential care setting and we welcome active involvement and feedback from family members.

Cotman House retains the services of a local general practitioner, district nurses, chiropodist, optician and pharmacy to ensure that the professional nursing and healthcare team are supported to deliver continuity in every aspect of the care we provide.

We are conveniently located within easy level walking distance of all the amenities in the town centre– including a post office, shops, library, community centre and bus routes. We are also within easy reach of all the town’s medical facilities – with four different GP practices, a local general hospital and minor injuries unit.

Cotman House Care Home is named after the well-known and prolific architect Thomas W. Cotman (1847-1925) who designed many of the most famous buildings in Felixstowe. His works include the Railway Station, Harvest House (Felix Hotel), the Orwell and Bath Hotels, both Barclays and Lloyds Banks – plus many others.

Thomas Cotman also designed and lived in the original bungalow that forms the lower two floors of Cotman Lodge. He was the nephew of John Sell Cotman, the famous Norwich water-colour artist.

Cotman House Care Home has a reputation as being one of the top residential homes in Felixstowe and we operate an open visiting policy, so residents and loved ones can visit at the times that are convenient for them.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Wheel Chair Bound, Walking Frame, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist .
Medication By Mouth.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

Cotman House is a purpose built home with a light and airy ambience, providing a family atmosphere with the highest level of residential care and benefit from a peaceful setting, superb care and support in enviable surroundings.

All of the bedrooms and communal areas are designed to be fully accessible and are tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard. All bedrooms are complete with en-suite facilities, and residents are encouraged to bring important personal possessions to help make their room their own. A number of further bathrooms provide assisted bathing facilities for residents requiring extra support. Some of the rooms benefit from individual access to the landscaped gardens and their own balconies, which offer a peaceful and tranquil place for our residents to relax and enjoy the attractive surroundings.

When the weather is fine our secluded terrace and enclosed gardens offer a tranquil retreat. Internally, the home has a light, airy and welcoming ambience with residents benefiting from a broad and stimulating range of activities.

Indoor Facilities:

  • Secure Entrance
  • Nurse Call System
  • Visitors' Toilet
  • Café or Bistro on site
  • Hair Salon on site
  • Free WiFi in Communal Areas
  • Cinema Room
  • Activity Room
  • Assisted Bathroom
  • Assisted Shower Room
  • Library
  • Lift
  • Quiet Lounge
  • Television Lounge
  • Outdoor Terrace/Patio with Furniture
  • Dining Room(s)
  • Tray/Room Service
  • 24 Hour Snack Menu
  • Themed Food Events
  • Activity Timetable
  • Visiting Entertainment
  • External Trips
  • Memory Boxes
  • Audio Induction Loop
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hand Rails
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Gently sloped floors and wide access routes make our centre wholly wheelchair accessible.
  • Hoists
  • Resolved Corridors (D)
  • In-House Head Chef
  • In-House Laundry
  • In-House Handyman
  • Visiting Window Cleaners
  • Visiting Landscape Gardeners
  • Visiting Library
  • Visiting Multi-Faith Clergy
  • Ambient Music
  • Computer/Tablet Access for Residents
  • In-house Shop
  • Daily Newspapers

Outdoor Facilities:

  • Landscaped Garden
  • Raised Beds (Gardening)
  • Historic/Listed Building
  • New Build Development
  • Rural Environment
  • Fully Secure Garden
  • Visit Any Day or Time

Care Facilities:

  • Nutrition Plan
  • Reminiscence Therapy
  • Physiotherapist (Visiting)
  • GP (Retained)
  • Visiting District Nurses
  • Daily Cleaning Service
  • In-House Laundry
  • Trained Dementia Care Staff
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (Visiting)
  • Internal Quality Assurance Team
  • Individual Care Plan
  • Continence Advisory Service
  • Activities Co-ordinators

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, TV Lounges, Sitting Rooms, Library, Activities Room, Coffee Shop / Café.

What Else Do We Provide
GP, Physiotherapy, Hairdressers, Cinema, Library, Minibus, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access, Communal Patio.

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Room Facilities:

  • En-Suite Emergency Call Point
  • Level Deck Shower
  • En-Suite Basin
  • En-Suite WC & Basin
  • En-Suite WC, Basin & Shower
  • WC/Shower Grab Rails
  • Nursing Bed
  • Divan Bed
  • Double Aspect Rooms Available
  • Private Terrace/Patio From Bedroom
  • Private Balcony From Bedroom
  • Juliette Balcony From Bedroom
  • Secure Patio Area
  • Television
  • Television with Freeview
  • Fully Furnished
  • Bring Your Own Furniture
  • Clear Fronted Wardrobes (D)
  • Movement Alarm (D)
  • Window Limiters
  • Padded Headboard
  • Safe
  • Locks on Rooms
  • High Contrast Walls, Carpets (D)
  • WC Visible From Bed (D)
  • Traditional Fixtures & Fittings (D)
  • Plants (D)
  • Easy Grip Door Handles

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 62

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished, Balcony.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point, Internet Access, Alarm, Catch up TV, Private Patio, Balcony, Balconet.

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Care is provided closely in line with each resident’s person centred care plan, this not only details specific healthcare needs, but also important events that have happened so far in their lives, and preferences in every day aspects of life. We appreciate the positive impact that family involvement can have in a residential care setting and we welcome active involvement and feedback from family members.

All Caring Homes colleagues are given appropriate training and support to carry out their roles effectively.
Our specialist group of activities co-ordinators make sure there are a range of mental, physical and social activities for our residents to participate in and enjoy.

The Importance Of Meal Times

At meal times, our experienced and trained head chef, creates a huge choice of meals to suit every palate. Light, airy and temperature controlled dining rooms, make the perfect environment for our residents to enjoy their meals. Our residents also have the option of eating meals in their own room, thanks to our popular and reliable room service.

Regardless of the time of day, our residents will not go hungry, thanks to our round the clock snack menu, offering healthy and filling food choices.

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Dietary Options
Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

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Activities Are So Important

Our professional Care Team work closely with residents to ensure everyone who wishes to can play an active role in the day to day activities at the home. We have dedicated Health and  Wellbeing Coordinators who ensure there is a broad range of events for residents to participate in – from keep-fit classes and creative activities to day trips.

A packed schedule of games, activities and trips means there is a social event to suit every resident's taste. Residents are able to take pleasure in a range of entertainment options, including singers and dance troupes, from the various types of visiting entertainment.

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Activities At Home
Music, Painting, Gardening, Cooking, Crafts, Religious Services, Board Games, Flower Arranging, Exercise Class, Reminiscence, Dancing, Card Games, Themed Events, Birthday Celebrations, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Shopping, Park.

Garfield Road
IP11 7PU

Category Rating
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Requires Improvement
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Requires Improvement
Effective Good
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Report Published 11th January 2020
Registration Date 7th December 2015
Bus Stop nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Shops, Restaurant, Park.

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