Watlington and District Nursing Home

Hill Road
OX49 5AE


Tel: 01491 613400

Care Provider: Sanctuary Care Limited

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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing, Dementia, Respite.
Availability Call for details
Overall CQC Rating Outstanding
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Meet The Manager

Julie Cooper is Care Home Manager at Watlington and District Nursing Home.

Our nursing home is set in a picturesque spot of Watlington, a beautiful market town in South Oxfordshire. With stunning views of the Chiltern Hills, you will often find us admiring the breath-taking sight of red kites flying overhead. Swooping from the large trees in our magnificent gardens, they really are an added extra for residents to enjoy.

Along with our quiet rural location, which is on the doorstep of Watlington’s GP surgery, we are extremely proud of the look and feel of the nursing home. The beautiful orangery is one of the most impressive parts of Watlington. This large, bright and airy spot is a wonderful place for residents and loved ones to admire the gardens and large water feature, the sound of which is therapeutic and calming.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care, Palliative.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Wheel Chair Bound, Walking Frame, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist .
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

How Many Floors We Have

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms.

What Else Do We Provide
Minibus, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Seating, Scenic Views.

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About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 60

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point, Catch up TV.


Nothing is too much trouble and we care for our residents as if they were part of our own family. And for some members of the team, the home is like a second family. One of our much-loved nurses Louie, who relocated all the way from the Philippines to Watlington, highlights the devotion of staff to the residents:

“One memory that has really touched me since working for Watlington and District Nursing Home is the time I spent with a resident who was 101 years old at the time. One night she felt very ill and could barely speak. I stayed with her the whole night as she was getting scared. When she recovered she said that the simple act of not leaving her side meant a lot. She felt cared for, loved and it was the nicest feeling to know that I was there for her.”

The Importance Of Meal Times

At Sanctuary Care we recognise meal times have always been a focus for residents in our homes which is why we invest in fantastic chefs and catering staff who can deliver delicious, nutritious menus and create an enjoyable dining experience for our residents. Some of our residents enjoy getting involved in the preparation and serving of food!

Cooked or continental? Sandwiches or hot food? The choice is yours with residents being involved in creating seasonal nutritional menus from old favourites to trying something new…there’s also always freshly baked cakes to enjoy for afternoon tea.

Midnight snack? No problem, refreshments are available to residents throughout the day and evening if they get a little peckish.

We encourage meal-times where residents can eat together and socialise in a relaxing environment but understand that residents may wish to enjoy food when they and where choose to have it.

Our trained staff understand the importance of eating well and staying hydrated and supporting residents living with dementia to enjoy food in their environment – making food more visible through coloured crockery and more appealing whether it's pureed, finger foods or moulded.

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Dietary Options
Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

Activities Are So Important

Adapting their support to meet the needs of every single resident, the team at Watlington enrich their lives in every way possible. For our residents living with dementia, you will often find us playing songs from decades gone by on the keyboard and having a good old sing along. Often, we will choose songs from weddings and special family occasions to bring back happy memories.

We make the very most of the South Oxfordshire community, with our very own minibus and designated driver. One of our residents’ favourite places to visit is the Age Concern café on Watlington's High Street, which serves the most amazing hot chocolate. Some of our residents have even been to Buckingham Palace in the minibus!

Activities At Home
Singing, Excursions.

Hill Road
OX49 5AE

Category Rating
Overall Outstanding
Safe Good
Well Led Outstanding
Caring Good
Responsive Outstanding
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/353d6a95-fc71-400f-b786-54e679fa9fec
Report Published 19th April 2019
Registration Date 16th December 2010
Bus Stop nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Shops, Restaurant, Park.

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