Layston Grove, Keen Avenue,

Buntingford, Herts, SG9 9SU

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01763 274 327

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Layston Grove is located in the beautiful historic town of Buntingford in the district of East Hertfordshire. Buntingford is Hertfordshire’s smallest town making it small enough to feel like a village and retaining a strong community for all who live here.


Opened in March 2018, Layston Grove is a specially-designed, purpose-built luxury care home providing 24-hour residential and dementia care in an elegant and state-of-the-art setting. Comfort, care, safety and security have all been built into Layston Grove, to provide continual support.

Our dedicated, professionally trained team has been hand selected to provide you with the highest standards of care. Our above average staff-to-resident ratio is supported with innovative Person Centred Software which allows us to consistently monitor and review your care with you and your family.


Our fixed All-Inclusive fees are transparent and simple. All our residents are charged a single one off fee for everything.


Our simple, fixed price All-Inclusive Guarantee means everything is included and you will not be charged for any extras.




At your home you will enjoy:

    • Large, comfortable rooms with accessible en-suite wet rooms
    • Flat screen TV, DVD player, mini fridge & telephone
    • Hair & beauty salon
    • Library
    • English tea room
    • Garden lounge
    • Air conditioning
    • Underfloor heating
    • Landscaped gardens
    • Cinema
    • Chauffeur driven car


Located at the Southern end of Buntinford and equidistant from Royston and Ware. Layston Grove is conveniently located off the A10 and within a short distance to neighbouring towns including Hertford, Stevenage, Letchworth and Bishop’s Stortford.


Our dedicated Lifestyle Manager will spend a lot of time getting to know you, your likes and dislikes and personal goals. This allows us to develop a programme that suits you and where it can bring out the best in you with the focus on physical, mental and social aspects of your health and wellbeing. Our activities range from one-to-one sessions to group events such as our dynamic Oomph workouts which enhance a healthy and balanced lifestyle.


Christmas Fayre | Sunday 2nd December | 12 noon - 3pm

Come and help us make our very first Christmas Fayre at Layston…

Dementia Awareness Training | Thursday 15th November | 11am - 2.45pm including buffet lunch

Hertswise, a local charity, supports people living with dementia…

Dementia Support Group | EVERY FRIDAY | 2 - 3.15pm

Hertswise is a service designed with people living with dementia,…

Open House Coffee Morning | EVERY FRIDAY| 11am - 12.30pm

Please come and join us at our regular weekly Coffee Morning…


We know that we are only as good as our people and so recruit our staff very carefully. We invest significantly in selecting and training our staff and we believe we have a fabulous team of dedicated, warm hearted individuals who are committed to proving the very best care with warmth and respect.

Sam Campbell

Sam Campbell

Home Manager

As Home Manager I am in charge of the wellbeing and quality of care we deliver. I am proud to be responsible for everything that I and my team do for you.

Allison Purkiss

Allison Purkiss

Service & Relationship Manager

My role is to make sure all our residents and their families have a clear understanding and guide them through the decision process of moving into our home.

Courtney Deutrom

Courtney Deutrom

Front of House Manager

My role is to make sure all the residents and their families feel welcomed and valued. I‘m delighted to participate in the residents’ everyday life.

Paula Kitchener

Paula Kitchener

Deputy Manager

I work alongside Sam and I am passionate about my responsibility for all of our residents in our care and understand the importance of my role for everyone.


Valuable training in Hearing Loss at Oakdale | November 7th

Age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) is the loss of hearing…

Making Buntingford a Dementia Friendly Community | Town Council | 30th October

On Tuesday 30th October in the Council Chamber of Buntingford…

National Stress Awareness at Layston | November 6th

Martin Zetter, a meditation and mindfulness teacher who is based…

Buntingford Town Council | Dementia Friendly Community| Thursday 25th October

Allison Purkiss, Service & Relationship Manager at Layston…


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Along with our residents and their friends and family we create a wonderful environment at our homes. Along with our numerous friends in the neighbouring community, we all help to make sure there’s always a great atmosphere in our homes and make sure that our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Watch some of our recent events to see for yourself why life at Oakdale is so rewarding.


When my mum came into Kingfisher Court care home in April for respite care you wouldn’t believe how pleasant and friendly everyone was. My mum felt like she was in a hotel. She could do what she wanted when she wanted. She was treated with dignity and respect at all times. My mum never stops talking about all the care staff, how nice and pleasant they are.

Wendy R Daughter of resident

Today I visited my auntie, I arrived at lunchtime so thought I would have had to wait or come back later but the deputy manager said I could have lunch too. We ate in the ‘English Tea Room’ which was lovely. The kitchen staff made a range of sandwiches and 6 different mini cakes. My auntie seems to be very happy and well looked after. All the staff are really nice.

C HNiece of resident

Amazing home. My grandmother is finally settled and happy again. All the staff are wonderful and treat my grandmother like she is their own. Its been nice to spend time doing things with my grandmother like planting flowers in the garden room, watching a movie in the beautiful cinema or just sitting having a nice cup of tea and some lunch in the tea room instead of just sitting in her room. The food is great and I know this because I have been allowed to have dinner there on several occasions. While looking for a suitable home for my grandmother, me and my mum visited all the homes in the Sutton and Mansfield area and had actually given up looking as there wasn’t any that we felt were suitable or that we thought she would be happy at. We then decided to go to the open day at Kingfisher Court and as soon as we were welcomed through the front doors we knew we had finally found somewhere. Kingfisher Court is in a league of its own in every department.

Claire SGranddaughter of resident

I have been overwhelmed at the kindness my mother has received since going into this home she has been in several other homes for respite care but she never felt she could settle else where. The home and staff are amazing here and personal care has been carried out with dignity. Every member of staff are kind and thoughtful from the bottom to the top all having time to speak to her and me at any time of the day or night. All of mum’s family are welcomed to the home as they are when mum was at home this means a lot to us all. The food is amazing the chef is interested in the people she serves and this shows.

Margaret HDaughter of resident

Spent a long time looking for the right home for my mother when I stumbled upon Kingfisher Court whilst eating at the restaurant next door. As soon as you walk in you are greeted by smiles and warmth. My mother has been in for 3 weeks now and she is happy and settled.

Kevin BSon of resident

I sat and watched the home being built from the foundations, I watched it grow into the beautiful home it is today. My daughter contacted Oakdale Care Group to ask when the home would be opening and was told by a very friendly member of staff that they were having an open weekend so I booked in to have a tour at 11am on Easter Sunday.

I have spent time in other care homes in the area but after my visit I fell in love with it straight away and couldn’t wait to move. A great deal of thought has gone into the building from the pictures on the wall down to the luxury facilities. I was greeted with a warm welcome by all the lovely staff and was made to feel at home straight away, on my first morning I was treated to an afternoon of pampering in the salon from head to toe, followed by an evening in the cinema.

The home manager Paul and the owners Andrew and Chris are always available and are very approachable. I would recommend Kingfisher Court to anyone, I think its wonderful!

John RResident

What more can I say; I was so impressed. Fantastic staff who really care. If ever there was a care home to recommend to anyone this is the one! It’s not a care home its a real home from home. It’s more than 5 stars rating.

Ian H

What a fantastic environment. Friendly staff, very well presented building and facilities. I wish I could put more into words on how impressed I am with this establishment.

Steve HSon of resident

After looking at many homes in the area, we are so glad we found this one. If a certain premium lager could do nursing homes they would be like this!

Staff are fantastic and the home is first class, it’s like a 5-star hotel for the elderly. All day there are things for the residents to do to keep active. Each visit the staff welcome you and will give you an update on how things are going. Hairdresser on site and even a cinema.

If you live around the area and have a loved one who needs care this is the place. We are so pleased with the care he is given, food is restaurant quality, the dining area is better than most restaurants I have been in.

I can recommend Kingfisher Court care home to look after your loved one. Go visit to see just how good it is.
They even post daily pictures on Facebook so you can see your loved one having fun and that really makes a difference to be able to check on them when you cannot visit. 5* plus

Ian HSon in law of resident

This is the third care home that my Mum has stayed in and it is by the far the best. It is wonderful, a real home from home. The rooms are wonderful, all en-suite and with their own fridges to keep all those little treats fresh.

My Mum is beautifully cared for all the time and even has the option of a shower every morning (as was her routine at home) although it now involves major assistance from two carers.

A major advantage is that Mum can now easily attend physio as she is taken by disabled taxi and the whole outing is just an hour a half, a far cry from the six-hour stints when she travelled by hospital transport. I visit two or three times a week and the first question from the staff, who are very much in evidence, is ‘Do you want a coffee?’. Then ‘Are you stopping for lunch?’ This week we had a formal evening meal with Mum at a pop-up restaurant – just wonderful and all included.

Melanie ADaughter of resident

My mother has been a resident at Kingfisher Court since May 2017 and our whole family are extremely pleased with the excellent care mum receives. Her life has been transformed by the companionship she now has with fellow residents. She loves the many and varied activities on offer at the home and is particularly pleased that she is taken to church on Sundays.

The atmosphere at the home is extremely friendly; we are treated as family and always feel welcome. The staff are all excellent, they are aware of and maintain, their professional boundaries and treat our mum with the love and respect she deserves.

The ‘all inclusive’ terms provide us with peace of mind; no unexpected additional costs each month, yet we feel the quality of the provision is exceptional, the person-centred approach to mum’s care is so important to her wellbeing and state of mind.

The home is beautifully designed and scrupulously clean. The food is delicious and the menus are often chosen by residents.

Helen DDaughter of resident

This is an amazing care home, so good that I can’t believe my luck in finding it. Mum was well looked after physically in her other care home but in this one, she is constantly stimulated with new ideas and activities. Everyone has so much time for her, it is so well staffed.
The facilities, building, wide corridors, cinema etc… are fantastic but would be irrelevant without the fantastic people they have working there. Everyone knows everyone ie staff and residents.
Housekeeping staff, maintenance staff, catering staff all get involved with not just their main job but with residents, their families and other activities too.

It’s so good, you won’t be able to believe it by just what I’m writing so if you’re looking for somewhere special just pay them a visit. The owners are two fantastic guys who get to know everyone personally and are so hands on – it’s just so great – it took one of them a while though to sort out where mum had gone wrong in her jigsaw but he got there.

Lorna MDaughter of Resident

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