Earl Keelan House

Ashcroft Road, Darlington, Durham, England, DL3 8PD

01325 369673 Email this home

Welcome to our house

Nestled in a leafy road in Darlington’s West End, Earl Keelan house is built on the site of Lady Starmer’s former coach house and sits within the Danby Lodge estate along with two other Abbeyfield Darlington homes; Sir Charles Starmer House and JF Latimer House.

At Earl Keelan, we give you the chance to retain your independence, whilst remaining part of an active and social community.

Our home offers two types of accommodation, all of which have undergone refurbishment. Choose from either an apartment with a separate bathroom and lounge, or bedsit rooms with access to communal bathrooms located throughout the house. Each room comes with a small kitchenette, fridge and beautiful views over the gardens. Laundry is offered as a service to all of our residents but there are facilities available should you wish to do your own. We have ample parking for those who need it, and you are more than welcome to bring your own car.

We encourage residents to decorate their room with their favourite pieces of furniture, ornaments and photos to make your room a real home from home. There is also the possibility to repaint or hang your own curtains should you wish.

Our communal lounge and dining room are available for residents to use at their leisure, and we always welcome your family and friends to join us for lunch, dinner or coffee mornings. We are lucky to have stunning gardens which residents are encouraged to help maintain, with several of our residents tending to their own flower beds and helping staff grow fruit and herbs.

Our staff are extremely dedicated to Abbeyfield and embody the Abbeyfield ethos; always willing to go that extra mile for the residents.

We have regular coffee mornings, afternoon tea and games. We do trips to the local wildlife centre and restaurants. We also run lots of events throughout the year such as garden parties and BBQs.

This house is managed by Abbeyfield Darlington.

Meet the team

House Manager

It’s a pleasure to be the Manager at Abbeyfield Darlington. It’s definitely the most rewarding job I have ever had, and I work with a marvellous team who make every day special for our residents.

Sue and Kathy

Sue and Kathy have been with Abbeyfield for over 15 years combined!


It's the little things that make a difference

Car parking

You are more than welcome to bring your own car if you wish, and we have ample car parking available on site.

Beautiful surroundings

We are lucky to have some stunning gardens which residents are encouraged to help maintain.

Communal lounge

Spend time in our spacious communal lounge, socialising, taking part in our fun activities, or simply relaxing.

Activities schedule

Our busy activities schedule ensures you can continue with the hobbies and interests you enjoy.

Delicious meals

Our staff prepare a two course meal every lunchtime followed by evening high tea, hosted in the dining room.

What's happening at the house

News and stories from Earl Keelan House

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Earl Keelan House

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