Make St. Michael's your home

All-inclusive care to save stress and help you to plan

Make St. Michael's your home

All-inclusive care to save stress and help you to plan

What makes St. Michael's one of the best nursing homes in the Thanet area?

St. Michael’s has a long history of caring, having been built as a convalescent home in 1895; more than a century on and according to, we are one of the highest-rated care homes in the Thanet area! We’re proud to offer high-quality care in the same refurbished, extended and updated building, providing our residents with a warm and inviting space to call home.

Intertwining traditional values of care with modern practices and state-of-the-art technology, this adaptability – coupled with our compassionate approach to improving our residents’ quality of life – raises us above other care homes.

We appreciate that the costs associated with care are often a surprise for families and friends, and that’s why our pricing policy is not only transparent, but it’s all-inclusive too, so there aren’t any surprises around the corner and monthly budgeting is much easier. We believe that this is the way all care homes should be.

Additionally, as understanding you and your loved one is our utmost priority, our use of agency staff is among the lowest in the industry – by keeping temporary staff to a minimum, we’re able to foster an understanding between our team over time. It’s impossible to do this with temporary staff and so we make every effort to ensure that our team of staff is happy and content.

With such a caring, compassionate and consistent team providing first-rate residential, nursing and respite care, we’re pleased to say that St. Michael’s offers exemplary standards of care.

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Nursing Care

If you or a loved one are in need of high-quality, compassionate, person-centred nursing care that maintains dignity and respect, contact the team here at Oakwood House.

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Residential Care

If you’re in need of a helping hand with daily tasks, residential care here at Oakwood House offers the ideal solution in the perfect location. Get in touch to find out more.

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Respite Care

If you, a friend or family member would benefit from a short stay here at Oakwood House, get in touch to discuss your requirements and find out how we can help.

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The surrounding area


St. Michael’s is only a three-minute walk from the beautiful town centre of Westgate-on-Sea, which is very popular during the summer, with visitors to its two sandy beaches at St. Mildred’s Bay and West Bay. Hotels and guest houses line the seafront and the high street has a good range of local shops, cafés and a cinema.


Ten minutes’ drive away is bohemian and beautiful Margate, where the Old Town’s historic cobbles meet cutting-edge cultural trends. This artistic enclave isn’t just a greater place to shop, eat and drink. It also signals Margate’s reinvention as the engine driving the new, creative Kent. And all that regeneration equals delights just waiting to be enjoyed. From the acclaimed Turner Contemporary gallery and the glorious sweep of Margate Main Sands, Margate Old Town is just a short stroll along King, Duke or Market streets.

Margate Old Town

There’s always something happening in Margate Old Town. Events include the annual Margate Jazz Festival, which brings world-class performers and a feast of free music to the quarter each September. Look out too for the rolling programme of shows and open-studios staged by the Old Town’s resident artists. Yet this modern vibe is always sensitively framed by Margate’s rich past, explore that at Margate Museum; a gem of a heritage space where eclectic exhibitions ranged from Turner in Margate and Georgian Christmases, to mods and rockers and beachcombing finds. Discover Margate Old Town – it’s just waiting to be explored.


Approximately 14 miles way lies Canterbury, with all its history, heritage, stunning architecture and world famous buildings including the magnificent Cathedral. Canterbury has the perfect blend of city, coast and countryside, ensuring that however varied your interests are you will be spoilt for choice. Canterbury is simply inspirational.

Broadstairs, St. Nicholas-at-Wade, Canterbury and surrounding villages

Our home is close to other beautiful towns and villages, which are always worth exploring on a day out.