Excellent Quality of Life
Atmosphere of Christian Family Values
Good Value, High Quality Care & Accommodation
Gainsborough House is pleasantly situated overlooking allotments and fields on the western edge of Milborne Port, 2 miles east of Sherborne in Dorset.
Originally a Victorian villa with stabling, it became a Christian Retirement Home for Christians of limited means in 1977, with 10 residents mostly accommodated in the converted stables. Having fallen into a state that required significant renovation and modernising, the site was acquired by LWPHomes in 2017. It has been skilfully converted to provide 10 spacious and modern assisted living units for couples to rent, both in the original house and the attractive courtyard.
Within a few minutes’ walk, there is a doctors’ surgery, butcher, chemist, Co-op, newsagent and the well-known “Tippling Philosopher” public house. Sherborne offers a wide range of shops and supermarkets and the castle attracts visitors from all over the world.
Ready for occupation from January 2019, LWPHomes has created attractive and peaceful community living for retirees.
There will be 10 flats available, each completely equipped for modern living. Each unit contains a double bedroom, wet room including toilet & sink and a living area & kitchen complete with appliances. There will also be a community room, an on-site Chapel and a communal garden to the rear of the site. Parking on the complex is limited to 1 space per flat; visitors’ parking is available on the road just outside.
The flats will be unfurnished, but will include:
- Fridge Freezer
- Vacuum Cleaner
- Each flat will have a VOIP telephone included in the rent.
- There will be a wireless call bell system in place and individual video entry phones
- Wi-Fi & a broadband socket in each lounge.
- Digital TV socket
- Fire alarm system
- Slip resistant flooring to kitchen and wet room, specialised carpeting elsewhere
- Blinds & Curtains
- Floor coverings
From the start there will be a scheme manager on-site who will provide support Monday-Friday for the tenants, this will not include care, shopping or laundry. The scheme manager will assist them with paperwork & appointment type services.
Priority for Admission
The key criterion for admission of residents is that they have an enthusiasm to reside in and embrace an active Christian community. If you would like to find out more about renting a flat at Gainsborough House, please give us a call on 01702 342059.