Care Homes Hastings

Hastings East Sussex countryside

When choosing a full-time residential care placement in Sussex, you want a home that not only provides outstanding quality of care but reflects the idyllic rural beauty of the landscape around it.

Whitegates Retirement Home is a three-star home that sits in the small village of Westfield, just three miles from Hastings, and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

With its five acres of grounds, well-maintained gardens, all en-suite rooms, 24-hour service and dedicated staff, Whitegates feels more like a country hotel than a leading, multidisciplined care home.

Why choose a care home in Hastings?

Hastings is a typical Sussex coastal town with an incredible blend of world famous cultural heritage, striking coastline and peaceful countryside. The half-timbered houses, passageways and narrow streets of the Old Town perfectly sum up its enduring character. Alongside its beach and country park, Hastings also offers a huge number of cultural attractions including: Battle Abbey, Hastings Castle, Alexandra Park, the Jerwood Gallery and the East Hill Cliff Railway. Away from the coast, the region is typified by quiet villages, verdant farmland and leafy country lanes.

At Whitegates we regularly organise day trips into Hastings and the surrounding area, taking advantage of everything on offer. You can find out more about places to visit in and around Hastings on the local tourist information website.

Why choose Whitegates?

Our residents come to us because they want a warm and friendly environment, outstanding person-centred care, a spacious bedroom, very comfortable living areas and a tranquil location. The Whitegates team takes a huge amount of pride in providing a professional, yet personal service that positively impacts the lives of residents every day.


One of Whitegates’ best features is the two acres of beautiful, well-maintained gardens within its five-acre grounds. The gardens are very flat and can easily be accessed by residents through patio doors that open out onto a sheltered space. They also include secluded benches and an arbour.

Facilities include:

  • 21 en-suite bedrooms
  • Two spacious day rooms
  • An elegant dining room
  • A passenger and wheelchair lift
  • Two rooms suitable for couples
  • Intercom or nurse-call systems

Care plans

At Whitegates we assess all of our resident’s individual needs before they arrive and create individual care plans to ensure they receive tailored support that is right for their personal needs.

Care plans are regularly reviewed by our highly qualified staff who are passionate about delivering the highest level of care and support. We understand that a person’s needs may change during the course of their stay and we constantly engage with residents to ensure we fully understand and meet their needs.


We always welcome pre-arranged visits and are eager to organise tours of the home. We feel it gives us the chance to show potential residents and their family just how proud we are of Whitegates and our team here who work so hard to make every day special.

Contact us

If you are looking for a care home near Hastings, or have any further queries at all, please feel free to call us any time on 01424 868 354.

We're more than happy to arrange visits. Call 01424 754 865 or send an email
Whitegates Retirement Home
Westfield Lane Westfield, Nr Hastings, East Sussex TN35 4SB
Phone: 01424 754 865 Fax: 01424 752 185