Margaret House Care Home, Church End, Barley, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 8JS | Tel: 01763 848272 | Email:


Living at Margaret House is very much home from home, with an active and fulfilling lifestyle encouraged to promote wellbeing.   We have a wide ranging programme of events and activities throughout the year

Opposite are some of the various activities that we regularly offer as part of a balanced programme covering music, relaxation, physical, reminiscence, social, creative and spiritual.

Eating well is also important

We want you to enjoy the meals we provide and for them to be healthy, nutritious, balanced and appetising. Our Kitchen Manager provides a delicious range of meals using high quality ingredients which are then served either in the dining rooms, where staff are always on hand to provide assistance should you need it, or in your room if you prefer.

We understand that requirements can differ and our Kitchen Team can support specific dietary needs and choices, including; Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Soft diets and Diabetic diets. We will discuss your individual dietary needs at your pre-assessment meeting and these will be recorded in your care plan.

Our Activities Co-ordinator works with the Kitchen Manager to organise a range of special events throughout the year including BBQ’s, themed days such as ‘Taste of Italy’ or ‘Pie and Pint’ day, as well as Christmas and Easter. We also enjoy celebrating birthdays with an afternoon tea and the cake of your choice.

Ensuring that you drink enough each day is also important, so a selection of hot and cold drinks are available at all times and fresh drinking water is provided in your room. A choice of red or white wine is also available to have with your lunch or dinner should you want to enjoy a glass or two.

Eating and drinking should be pleasurable and sociable occasions, which is why your friends or family are very welcome to join you whenever you choose.

What our Clients Say

I love living here.  Everyone is very kind and helpful.


Word of mouth is important and I often recommend Margaret House.

Healthcare Professional

Mum is very happy in Margaret House.  It is a lovely home with caring staff.  I am very grateful that I know she is so well looked after.  I have recommended the home to many friends looking for care.


–    Magic Table

–    Musical & Sensory reminiscence

–    PAT dog visits

–    Arts and Crafts

–    Summer BBQ’s

–    Gardening club

–    Sing a longs

–    Cinema club

–    Pampering sessions

–    Flower arranging

–    Board games, puzzles and quizzes

–    Cooking club in our café

–    Personal newspapers and magazines

–    Croquet on the lawn

–    Seasonal celebrations

–    Regular food themed events ie ‘A taste of Spain’, ‘Pie’n’Mash day’

–   Sherry mornings

–    Visits to theatre, stately homes and other places of interest

–    Attendance at local church next door

–    Visits to & from local community ie schoolchildren, choirs

–    Keep fit sessions

–    Afternoon Tea