From young people with disabilities to elderly relatives in need of nursing and residential care, Foxholes in Hitchin offers the best possible care in modern and peaceful surroundings.

The home is run by the Gandecha family who have spent 30 years in the Hitchin and Letchworth area, running pharmacies in both towns and looking after the health of the local community.

Foxholes, a spacious home on the outskirts of Hitchin, was purpose built in 2012 and is set in 18 acres of picturesque countryside. Foxholes prides itself on being a peaceful retreat for residents who enjoy the highest levels of accommodation, care, food and the very best services available.

All rooms are en-suite and spread across four self-contained floors which have their own facilities, communal areas and quiet rooms. There are large dining rooms, functional wide corridors and communal gardens with large patio areas. There is plenty of natural light thanks to low window sills for wheelchair users.

On the ground floor there is a spacious bar and café area, cinema room, library, plus a shop selling cards, gifts and toiletries. There is no charge for the bar, it is included in the weekly fee.

Unlike some care homes, Foxholes has well trained staffed who are always around for a chat or to help out. There is also plenty to do thanks to the three full-time activities staff who plan a busy schedule of events each week.

There is even a dedicated section of the Foxholes website which lists the activities so friends and family can see what is going on and are more than welcome to join in.

Foxholes has a state of the art kitchen with restaurant style facilities which enables it to produce quality food for its residents.

When medical help is required, there is an in-house GP consultation room and waiting room so residents receive the best possible care in private and discreet surroundings.

Foxholes also has a dedicated salon which is used by beauticians and reflexologists. An in-house physiotherapist can look after aches and pains as well as aiding the rehabilitation of residents after hospital procedures.


There is a whole floor dedicated to caring for young people with disabilities which has been specially adapted with wide doors and corridors to cater for motorised wheelchairs and adapted tables and chairs. The open plan common room has plenty of games and activities while there is access to the landscaped gardens with views over the surrounding fields.

Wifi allows residents to keep up their social life by contacting friends and relatives.


Foxholes is one of the few homes which has the capacity to offer respite care beds. When a carer is unwell or just needs a rest, they can have peace of mind that their loved one is receiving the best possible care in a secure and friendly environment. If someone is considering long-term care but wants to experience Foxholes before making a financial commitment, short-term stays can be arranged.


With its spacious and numerous reception rooms, Foxholes can offer visiting guests a quality and private area to meet their loved ones. There are no set visiting hours so families can spend as much time as they like chatting and catching up.

Foxholes is unique in that it offers families the chance to enjoy a private meal together, freshly prepared by the on-site chef and his team. Have a meal or enjoy a coffee while sitting in the orangery looking out over acres of countryside.

This is the perfect way for family members who have travelled long distances to spend quality and quantity time together without being rushed and with facilities for all including children (a creche will be built soon).


When someone makes an enquiry about using Foxholes for a relative or friend, they are invited to come and see the home before an assessment is made of the person’s needs. For convenience this can be done in their own home.

Once the care needs have been assessed a care plan can be drawn up and preparations can be made for their admission.

Foxholes also offers a complimentary lunch for those who want to view and sample the atmosphere.

You can also take a 360-degree virtual tour of the facilities on the Foxholes website. This is useful for families who are unable to see Foxholes for themselves.