Drumdarroch Care Home


Set in beautiful grounds with stunning views of the Dunnydeer Hill Fort – in the picturesque village of Insch

Located in the heart of rural Aberdeenshire, just off the A96, Drumdarroch House Care Home is a one storey, purpose built care facility with a homely atmosphere for 41 clients. Drumdarroch enjoys an open aspect on the edge of the village of Insch with fantastic views of woodland, Dunnydeer Hill and the remains of the Dunnydeer Hill Fort.

The home has close links with the village and the surrounding areas – these links are encouraged and fostered by way of events and activities throughout the year. Both bus and rail services are within easy walking distance of the home which is appreciated by visitors and relatives.

Each client benefits from a large, comfortable room with en-suite toilet facilities. There are television and telephone points in every room as well as a modern nurse call system. Clients can personalise their own room with their own small furnishings, pictures, etc., to help them feel right at home.

Our Catering Staff provide tasty, nutritious, well-balanced meals with the flexibility to accommodate specific dietary requirements, particular client favourites and individual choice at all times.

Drumdarroch’s friendly and caring staff are skilled in delivering a quality service to clients. Each client has an allocated Named Nurse and Key Carer to assist them in all of their care and social needs.

Features of Drumdarroch Care Home

Hair Salon

Home Baking

Varied Activities

Landscaped Gardens

Mini Bus

Scenic Views

Virtual Tour

Photo Gallery

Additional Details

Contact Details


Manager – Wendy Stephen

Drumdarroch Care Home
Mill Road, Insch
Aberdeenshire, AB52 6JA

t. 01464 820808
e. [email protected]

Care Inspectorate Report

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How good is our care and support during the Covid19 Pandemic


What the scores mean:
6 = Excellent
5 = Very Good
4 = Good
3 = Adequate
2 = Weak
1 = Unsatisfactory
* = yet to be evaluated

Care Home News

Employee of the Month July 2024

Rose is our employee of the month for June. She was nominated for injecting fun... Read more »

Dominoes & Cake

Dominoes and cake. Not a bad way to spend the afternoon!

Bird Watch

Our residents are loving bird watching this month!

Rickshaw Riders

Some of our residents wrapped up warmly for rickshaw rides in Kemnay last week. This... Read more »

Employee of the Month

Lorraine is our Employee of the Month for May. She was nominated by relatives for… Read more »

Home bakes

Some lovely summery banana cakes made by our cook, Susan, today.

Drumdarroch Employee of the Month

Jesse was nominated Drumdarroch’s Employee of the Month for April for the kindness he shows... Read more »

Dunny Bunny

Our maintenance man, Colin, won our Lucky Squares prize, Dunny Bunny! Congratulations Colin!!

Staff Member of the Month

Congratulations to Pam for becoming our employee of the Month for March. Pam was described... Read more »

Cash For Kids Fundraiser

One of our resident's, Irene presented Jamie from North Sound Radio with £100 for Cash... Read more »

Employee of the Month

Congratulations to our Employees of the Month!! In January Michael was nominated by residents for... Read more »

Bake Sale Fundraiser

We had a fantastic day on the 23rd of February when we held a fundraising... Read more »

Drumdarroch Xmas Jumpers!

We held a 2 day Christmas Jumper event at Drumdarroch this week. Staff, residents and... Read more »

Our new Home Manager, Wendy, had a fabulous turnout for her “Meet and Greet” on Tuesday

She wishes to thank all those who came along for their warm welcome and kind... Read more »

Drumdarroch Care Home – Burns Day Celebration

On Wednesday we celebrated Burns Day with a traditional haggis, neeps and tatties lunch.   We... Read more »

Drumdarroch Care Home – Busy in the Garden

We may still be in lock-down but we have been very busy in the garden... Read more »

Drumdarroch Care Home – enjoying the sun.

We were enjoying being out in the sun last week. It was glorious.........then it snowed... Read more »

Drumdarroch – Twister with the staff

Things might be difficult at the moment but we are still finding time for fun... Read more »

Drumdarroch – 10 Pin Bowling

A few lovely photos taken during a giant game of Snakes and Ladders last week... Read more »

Hello from Insch School to Drumdarroch Residents

Hello from Drumdarroch! We are all well here in Drumdarroch Care Home.   It’s been... Read more »

Chinese New Year at Drumdarroch

On the 24th of January we celebrated the Chinese New Year at Drumdarroch.   We decorated... Read more »

Christmas at Drumdarroch

Christmas preparation started in November at Drumdarroch. We made Christmas cards, decorations and biscuits with... Read more »

Halloween at Drumdarroch

Halloween has arrived at Drumdarroch this week as we decorate with ghosts and ghouls.   ... Read more »

Drumdarroch Knitting Circle

Drumdarroch Knitting Group recently went on a trip to deliver some very precious gifts.   Over… Read more »

Drumdarroch Tea Dance

In May 8 Drumdarroch residents and 3 members of staff attended a Tea Dance at… Read more »


One resident in Drumdarroch now regularly tends to our garden happily and independently, often having… Read more »

Drumdarroch Open Day

Drumdarroch Care Home held an Open Day on the 4th August 2018 to celebrate our... Read more »

Nursery Class Visit

Here at Drumdarroch we have fortnightly visits from our local Nursery class. The children who... Read more »

Meet the Team


Senior Carer – Susan Warrender

“I’ve always liked working in the care sector. I love meeting new residents. I feel like I can make a difference.”


Nurse – Lorraine Nuttall

“I like the people I work with. I like the place/atmosphere. It is a pleasure to come to work.”


Domestic – Gabriela Szczepaniuk

“I love my job. I am very happy. I like meeting the residents.”

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