About The Oaks

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My Mother has been at the home for a month and I am very happy with all the staff at the home. They are really looking after my Mother and she hasn't been happier. I would highly recommend this home to all my family and friends

- Daughter, June 2018

At The Oaks care home, in Lexden, Colchester, we are pleased to provide expert, warm, person-centred care for up to 61 older people who require residential or nursing support. Read our reviews and find us rated 9.7 on carehome.co.uk, and ‘Good’ from our latest inspection with Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Internally refurbished to a high standard in summer 2017, The Oaks, has a beautifully decorated and homely feel. There’s always a full diary of fun social events and activities, thanks to our dedicated Activities Coodinator, meal times are carefully planned with delicious, freshly, on-site, cooked food, and our fully trained, friendly team of carers and nurses are on hand 24/7, whenever you need them.

So much more than just a care home.So much more than just a care home.

Spacious and with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, bedrooms are beautifully decorated, while the family room, breakfast room, cinema room and open-plan dining room offer the perfect place for you to relax or socialise in.

The Oaks has the added benefit of being surrounded by large gardens and well manicured lawns, which were created by award winning gardener, author and lecturer, Beth Chatto.

We can provide a variety of types of care, dependent on your assessed requirements. Please contact us to discuss your needs and see if we can help.


Your family and friends are welcome to visit at any time. There is ample free parking space available.


Colchester, Essex has a mainline station, easy access to the A12 dual carriageway, excellent bus routes, as well as the Tollgate Retail Park at Stanway, with a wide range of shops and restaurants, parks and health centres.

Manager – Carol Preston

Carol and her team look forward to welcoming you to The Oaks.