Westerley, Minehead was formerly a hotel until purchased by Mutual Aid Homes and opened on 24th May 1957 as a Residential Care Home for elderly Methodist (or Wesleyan Reform) Local Preachers, their widows, widowers or dependants. All denominations are now welcomed into residence if they support the fundamental values of life in a Christian community.
The Home is registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide accommodation and care for 28 residents (category OP). It is not registered to provide nursing care. Residents are normally accommodated in single rooms but a double room can be provided for married couples, subject to availability.
Westerley is situated just off the main road, which runs from the South and East into Minehead town centre, which in turn is about half a mile away. The house stands in a prominent corner position with views of the beautiful Quantock Hills from the front and North Hill from the side and rear. The home is in a level position; about 20 minutes walk from the sea.
The town is served by bus services offering good connections with towns and villages in the West Country, Local buses pick up and drop off outside Westerley.
For those interested in the countryside we have the beautiful rolling hills of Exmoor only five minutes away by car. The West Somerset Steam Railway is based in Minehead and trains run on a daily basis throughout most of the year to outlying stations towards Bishop’s Lydeard near Taunton.
The picturesque harbour with its small boats and fishermen and the extensive beautiful Blenheim Garden is only a short walk away. The seafront promenade is ideal for walking or for anyone making use of a ‘Buggy’.
Minehead has numerous Churches of most denominations; most are on the level and easy to get to. There is a free taxi service to the Methodist Church at Alcombe and a car to pick up worshippers who choose to go to the Methodist Church in the Avenue, which is on the main street in the shopping area.
The Home is serviced by three Doctors’ practices and we are also very fortunate that an emergency facility is on hand at the newly built local Minehead hospital.