Living Here

Currently available at Abbot’s Hospital:
A First Floor Large Flat suitable for a couple or a single person prepared to pay the couple rate.
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What We Offer

Abbot's Hospital offers up to 27 residents the opportunity to live an independent, fulfilled life in the very centre of town.

We provide a sociable and supportive environment for our residents, emphasising this sense of community through a range of regular social activities, including coffee mornings, keep fit classes and occasional outings. Many of our residents assist with guided tours, bake cakes for different activities, help in the garden and host social events.

All our accommodation is self contained and has been upgraded to meet all the required standards for comfortable elderly living. Improvements have included walk-in shower facilities and fully fitted kitchens.

24 hour emergency cover is provided by means of a supported call system and, when the Warden is on site, residents may be visited.

Originally Abbot's accommodated only single people but a new block, built within the grounds in 1984, made it possible for couples to move into the Hospital in the Upper Courtyard area.

In total we have 12 single-occupancy flats and 8 'couples' terraced houses.

How To Apply

If you, or someone you know, would like to apply to live at the Hospital you will usually need to have been born in the Borough of Guildford and then lived in the Borough of Guildford for 20 years or lived in the Borough of Guildford for 2 years immediately prior to being offered residency. Out of area applications are permitted but there is a limit to the number of residents from out of area at any one time. No more than one-third of total residents can be from out of area. Applicants should be at least 60 years of age (or in the case of a couple, one person should be at least 60 years old) and they should be of modest financial means (which means 'capable of claiming for Housing Benefit') and they should be in sufficiently good health to be capable of 'independent living'. The Master, Michael McKechnie, would be pleased to discuss eligibility for residence with individuals or couples and their relatives.

For further information please contact:  Michael McKechnie
The Master, Abbot's Hospital, High Street, Guildford GU1 3AJ
Email: master@abbotshospital.org  |  Tel: 01483 455591

One-Bedroom Single Occupancy Flats

Included below are some photographs of one of our single-occupancy flats. They come as 'unfurnished flats' but they are spacious, well-presented and have some nice views.
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Two-Bedroom Couples Flats

Included below are some photographs of one of our Couples Flats, which are more like terraced houses! They come as 'unfurnished flats' with two rooms downstairs (kitchen and living room) and two bedrooms upstairs. They are very spacious and well-presented. (Click thumbnails to view full-sized photos.)