Residential Care & Nursing Home in Winchester, Hampshire

The Dower House is an exceptional residential nursing home near Winchester, Hampshire. We take pride in providing the highest quality of residential care in a practical, discreet and civilised environment. The wellbeing of our residents comes first.

Set in attractive grounds, our Hampshire home engenders the feeling of a country house hotel, with a high ratio of staff-to-residents, and where comfort and privacy are afforded at all times.

Residents are encouraged to regard The Dower House as their home whilst they are with us. They are welcome to bring personal furnishings, and can come and go whenever they please. We also welcome family and friends (and their dogs).

The Dower House residential nursing home combines practical design with state-of-the art baths and hoists. Should our residents require extra care, then we provide specialist nursing beds. We have four short-stay rooms enabling us to offer post-operative nursing care or holidays for those who would like to spend time in the country. Post-operative residents can take advantage of our visiting physiotherapist.

We employ three, highly-trained cooks who source our ingredients from the Winchester area, Hampshire farms and local suppliers. Our head cook meets with each new resident, taking care to discuss their dietary requirements, as well as their culinary likes and dislikes. The wide-ranging menu is based on classic British fare and changes weekly, with meals prepared in our modern, well-equipped nursing home kitchen. Residents can book-in their visitors for teas and lunches.

We always consult with residents on what activities and entertainments they would like. The most popular are good speakers, current films and a range of music. No one is obliged to partake if they do not wish. Winchester College boys regularly visit us to entertain with their singing, music and dissertations.

Our residential care home is within easy reach of Winchester and all of Hampshire, which offers many historical places to visit, including the magnificent cathedral. We are easily accessible from London, being only one hour by train, and 30 minutes from Southampton airport. The charming Hampshire town of Alresford is within a short drive along the delightful Itchen Valley, well-knowm for its fly-fishing.

“Having had some experience of the ‘normal’ care home environment I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of both the facilities and ambience you provide. The public areas are all immaculate, the staff are a discreet and efficient presence, the rooms are spacious and well maintained. The huge bouquet of fresh flowers in the foyer is an especially welcoming touch. The dining room has the feel and quality of a restaurant and the extensive gardens are in beautiful condition. The Dower House provides a Country House feel for its residents” Nigel Skinner