Sir Charles Starmer House

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

01325 369673 Email this home

Welcome to our house

Steeped in history, Sir Charles Starmer House was once the mansion of Lady Starmer of Darlington, married to local benefactor Sir Charles Starmer. Lady Starmer left her grand Edwardian mansion to the town of Darlington and today it offers sheltered housing to older people who want to live well in later life. 

This house sits in the Danby Lodge estate along with two other Abbeyfield Darlington homes, JF Latimer House and Earl Keelan House.

Sir Charles Starmer gives you the chance to retain your independence, whilst remaining part of an active and social community.

Our home is made up of eight bedrooms and one guest room. Five of our rooms are en-suite with the remaining three having access to the communal bathrooms which are 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

Sir Charles Starmer is a beautiful red brick mansion surrounded by 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.

Guest room

Our stunning house offers a guest room if your visitors wish to stay the night.

Delicious meals

Our staff prepare a two course meal every lunchtime followed by high tea in the evening with the choice of several dishes.

What's happening at the house

News and stories from Sir Charles Starmer House

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Sir Charles Starmer House

01325 369673

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