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.
There are 10 flats, each completely equipped for modern living. Each unit contains a double bedroom, wet room including toilet and sink and a living area and 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 one space per flat; visitors’ parking is available on the road just outside.
The flats are provided unfurnished, but include:
- VOIP telephone included in the rent.
- Wireless call bell system and individual video entry phones
- Wi-Fi and a broadband socket in each lounge.
- Digital TV socket
- Fire alarm system
- Slip resistant flooring to kitchen and wet room, specialised carpeting elsewhere
- Blinds and curtains
- Floor coverings
There is a scheme manager on-site who provides support Monday-Friday for the tenants. This does not include care, shopping or laundry. The scheme manager assists with paperwork and appointment-related 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.