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A great big thank you goes out to you all for your kindness, patience, caring and nursing care you gave to our dear sister.


When visiting, there is always a warm family feeling, which I am sure is felt by the residents.


Thank you all for your excellent care of our dear friend. It was so good to know he was in such good hands whilst he was going through such an awful illness.


Can’t fault the staff – absolutely brilliant. The new activities and Kathy the event’s organiser is great. My mum is really happy – Long may it last!


Winscombe Hall Care Centre

Welcome home to true care for elderly residents and seniors tackling dementia, in Winscombe, Somerset.

A stunning Victorian country mansion, nestled in the Mendip hills, Winscombe Hall Care Centre is a period gem. Here we’ve combined a stimulating environment, conducive to improving quality of life, with a beautifully preserved property, which retains its rural character and former grandeur. Winscombe Hall has 39 bedrooms boasting stylish décor and high standard furnishings. The property is split into two main parts:

At The Hall proper, we provide nursing and residential care. Our communal areas are where residents put their feet up in the company of others and/or join in social activities. These include family and dining rooms with high-ceilings and original features. Residents also have access to landscaped gardens and woodlands, in a natural setting of outstanding beauty.

At Stable Cottage, we offer a more specialist environment, designated for dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Its features include reminiscence settings, a sensory suite, and a secure courtyard Dedicated staff are always on hand to guide activities and assist with individual needs.

A stones throw from Cheddar and the Somerset Levels, Winscombe Hall was designed by architects William Railton (Nelson’s Column in London; Cardiff Castle) and William Burgess, the grade II listed building was built for the Reverent John Yatman and his family, with the main house being completed in 1855. It remained a family home for over 150 until it was converted into a care home some 15 years prior.

Winscombe Hall is one of two Cedars Care Group care homes based in North Somerset. The other, is Ellenborough Nursing and Residential Home, at Weston-Super-Mare.

Activities for Body & Mind

At Winscombe, we have a dedicated activities coordinator, who ensures that varied and interesting daily activities promote wellbeing and purpose among our residents. Each of our residents also have a ‘This is Me’ profile, drawn up when they first arrive. This is Meprofiles keep us aware of a resident’s existing hobbies, skills, and interests. They also guide us when we are introducing residents to something new. Find out More

We believe that every individual has his/her own story to tell. At Cedars Care Group homes, we make it our business to get to know the people we care for by spending time with them. Remembering past achievements and the good old days, often helps to maintain a sense of self and fulfilment.

Family visits and family involvement are vital to the wellbeing of our residents. That’s why we aim to provide an environment that’s comfortable and invigorating for both residents and their visitors. Our planned activities and events are key opportunities for family participation and support. While the option of privacy is always available.

Personal Space & Personalised Care

Familiarity and reminiscence is invaluable. It keeps us connected with life; can ease the transition into care; and is helpful in improving memory skills. At Derwent Care Home, all our residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms with small belongings and photographs. This makes a world of difference and encourages a sense of belonging.

We offer different types of care depending on the level of support required. These include Residential Care, Respite Care and specialised care for dementia and Alzheimer’s. Each resident receives personalised support in accordance with his/her individual care plan, under the supervision of a dedicated home manager.

At Derwent we actively seek feedback. It helps us ensure our care home continues to offer the highest quality support and care, tailored to the needs of our individual residents. Leave Feedback



Hearty, home cooking really makes a house a home. Our chef creates a wide range of balanced, nutritious meals from locally sourced produce which supports the community. These are prepared daily and in accordance with residents’ dietary requirements. Each day presents varied menu options, allowing a choice of seasonal hot and cold dishes. Popular choices are roast dinners, fish & chips and traditional puddings. Special requests for dishes can be made and alternative options are always available. Meals can be taken in the dining room or served in the resident’s room if they prefer. Find out More


Our Services

  • Activities
  • Chiropodist
  • Doctors
  • Hairdressing
  • Lift
  • Nutrition
  • Optician
  • Religious Services
  • Residents Groups
  • Therapies & Treatments
  • Trips
  • Activities programme
  • Day centre
  • Car parking
  • Visitors welcome at all times
  • Respite care
  • Own GP if required
  • Own furniture if required
  • Courtyard garden with wheelchair access
  • Variety of menus to cater for all dietary requirements
  • Wheelchair access
  • Gardens for residents 
  • Country Setting

Join us for lunch or pop in for a cup of tea

We understand that choosing a care home can be a daunting decision. To help you make up your mind, we welcome all prospective residents and family to drop in for a cup of tea or coffee. Better still, you may wish to stay for lunch! Joining us for a meal is an ideal opportunity to talk to other residents and really get a feel for our home and staff. Please speak to our Home Manager to let them know about your preferred visit time.

Winscombe Hall, Winscombe Hill, Winscombe, Somerset, BS25 1DH

01934 843553

Winscombe Hall Care Centre

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Date Published: 21 June 2018

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