Abbeyfield House

103 Long Road, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 0JB, United Kingdom

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Managed by: Abbeyfield Canvey Island Society Ltd


Lifestyle at Abbeyfield House

We provide a peaceful, friendly atmosphere where residents can remain as independent as possible. We offer a range of activities from coffee mornings to the more energetic exercise classes. It's a home from home with support when you need it from our professional and caring house staff and volunteers.


Karen Esler (General Manager)

Tel: 01268 685351

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Type of accommodation

Sheltered Housing offers affordable, high quality living for people who want to be as independent and self-reliant as possible without the worry of maintaining their own home. We personalise our services to meet your needs so that you can enjoy freedom, security and peace of mind.


Key features

  • Lounge
  • Garden
  • Dining room
  • Laundry
  • Lift
  • Community alarm service
  • Non-resident management staff (7 days)

About this property

Abbeyfield House was built in 1978 and consists of 11 single and one double flat with ensuite facilities, plus two separate shower rooms.

Rooms are nicely decorated, and all our residents are given their own key. Residents' rooms are cleaned every week, and there is a laundry room for you to use.

Two tasty and nutritious home-cooked meals a day are provided, seven days a week, and breakfast is also supplied.

There is a welcoming communal lounge and dining room and a well-kept garden.


103 Long Road, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 0JB, United Kingdom

More Information


  • Rent

Room types

  • Single


  • Lounge
  • Garden
  • Dining room
  • Laundry
  • Lift
  • Community alarm service
  • Non-resident management staff (7 days)

Pet policy

Please contact us to discuss if you wish to bring a pet.

Local area

The house is located on Canvey Island, a reclaimed island in the Thames estuary which is separated from the mainland by a network of creeks.

In Victorian times it was a popular seaside resort, heralded as having healing properties. A sea front was developed in the 1930s.

To the west of Canvey are the West Canvey Marshes, which now belong to the RSPB, and Canvey Wick Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest. This area is believed to have one of the greatest levels of biodiversity in western Europe: it is a haven for about 1,300 species of wildlife, many of which are endangered or were thought to be extinct, including the shrill carder bee, the emerald damselfly and the weevil hunting wasp.

Not far away is the Lobster Smack Public House, a 17th century grade II listed building, which was referred to in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, and a row of wooden coast guard cottages, over 100 years old, which are also of grade II listed status. There are also a couple of 17th century octagonal Dutch cottages.

Life at the house

Our residents are treated like guests, always with care, dignity and respect. You will have a key to your own room so can come and go as you please and are free to take yourself - and your visitors - for a breath of fresh air down by the seafront whenever you like.


We arrange a number of social activities and events, so there's always something to keep you occupied or to look forward to. These include:

  • bingo
  • shopping outings
  • daily coffee mornings and afternoon teas
  • movement to music once a week
  • DVD afternoons
  • a visiting singer

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