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Donaldson Lodge

10a Manor Road, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, England, EN6 1DG

01707 644 718 Email this home

Welcome to our house

Located in the idyllic and historic town of Potters Bar, Donaldson Lodge is a sheltered house with 12 unfurnished en-suite bedrooms, allowing you to bring your favourite pieces of furniture, treasured photos and beloved personal items to make it feel like home.

Built in the 1950's, Donaldson Lodge used to belong to the Donaldson family and is conveniently situated in Potters Bar as you get the best of both worlds with stunning countryside on the one hand and the location being a stone's throw away from London.

Our main aim is to make it feel like a home from home for our residents and we have a dedicated, caring and professional team of staff who work together to provide a comfortable, friendly and warm environment. For peace of mind, we have a 24 hour careline to provide reassurance and security to our residents when our staff aren't on the premises.

Our residents like to come together and often meet in the bright and airy conservatory most mornings to have tea and coffee and have a chat or take part in an activity with one of our volunteers - it's the perfect opportunity to get to know other residents and make new friends.

We're in a great location, we have excellent transport links for those wishing to travel around with a bus and train station within walking distance. In the town you'll find lots of delightful range and choice of restaurants and close by to the house we also have a Sainsbury's, local shops and the Post office.

Meet the team

Sheltered Housing Manager

Kerry has worked for Abbeyfield for four years starting as a House Keeper then being promoted to a Sheltered Housing Manager in 2019. Kerry enjoys supporting the residents and staff in their daily lives. She also organises activities for the residents such as sing-a-longs, armchair exercises and art and crafts.


I started my career as a Senior Carer working in care homes. Moving to Donaldson Lodge allowed me to work closely with the elderly whilst supporting them to maintain their independence. I enjoy arranging activities that everyone can participate in and trying out new recipes that that meet our residents dietary and cultural needs. In my spare time I enjoy socialising and spending time with my loved ones.

General Assistant

I started at Abbeyfield as a volunteer and thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the residents. I have now been with Abbeyfield as part of their staff team for two years and enjoy all aspects of my work, especially the interaction with our residents. I enjoy spending time with my family and meeting new people through different activities.

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It's the little things that make the difference

Car park

Bring your car so you can travel around at your own pace.

Guest facilities

Visiting family and friends have a place to stay.

Wheelchair accessible

Roam around the house freely without any barriers.

Great outdoors

Our wonderfully large, well-maintained garden is the ideal location for relaxing or catching up with friends and family.


Sit back and relax in our conservatory.


24 hour Careline for peace of mind.

What's happening at the house?

What's the cost?

Cost is a key factor in any decision, so we make it easier with transparent pricing.

Donaldson Lodge

from £1420

per month

All included in your monthly cost

Alarm system

Car parking

Council tax


You water, gas and electric bills

Wonderfully tasty lunches and dinners

News and stories from Donaldson Lodge


I love living at Donaldson lodge, everyone is so accommodating.

Resident at Donaldson Lodge

Living here is trouble free. I have no worries.

Resident at Donaldson Lodge

My favourite part of living here is the delicious lunch and dinner provided everyday.

Resident at Donaldson Lodge

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10a Manor Road,
Potters Bar,

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Donaldson Lodge

01707 644 718

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