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Elliscombe House
Higher Holton


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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Residential | Nursing | Respite
Availability Call for details
Weekly Prices From £1,575.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Miss Meg Cleal is Home Manager at Elliscombe House.

Miss Meg Cleal

Situated in the South East of Somerset, almost on the borders of Dorset and Wiltshire, Elliscombe House is central to Wincanton, Bruton and Castle Cary. Built in 1901, this elegant Edwardian house has been lovingly restored to offer an uplifting, safe place to enjoy life.

Elliscombe House provides person-centred residential, nursing and respite care for up to 35 elderly individuals. We have all the comforts of home combined with the luxuries of a hotel, with qualified staff available at all times to respond to individual needs.
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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, Palliative, Personal care, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Crohns, Crohn's Disease, Depression, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Ulcerative Colitis.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

The entire team at Elliscombe House are fully vaccinated. We are continually updating protocols, in line with directives from Public Health England. Accordingly we have established Covid secure visiting suites in order to welcome visitors to our residents, in accordance with the guidelines shared by the Government.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

Accordingly we have established Covid secure visiting suites in order to welcome visitors to our residents, in accordance with the guidelines shared by the Government.

Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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With the restrictions on visiting during the pandemic, social media platforms such as these offer real insight when you are choosing a provider.

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Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

We understand that every resident’s needs and preferences will be different, and we will work with you and your loved ones to help you live in the way you wish to. Our in-house facilities include a spa bathroom, hair & therapy room, and a range of reception rooms in which to socialise and take part in activities.

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Conservatory, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms.

What Else Do We Provide
Hairdressers, Spa, Therapy Room.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Pond or Lake, Scenic Views, Seating, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

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We have all the comforts of home combined with the luxuries of a hotel, with qualified staff available at all times to respond to individual need.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 35
We offer these types of ensuite rooms: Wet Rooms.

Type Of Room
Double Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Direct Garden Access, Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Internet Access, Private Patio, Telephone Point, Wifi.

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Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,575.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,650.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Somerset
Region South West
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding No
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

Styles of Food Pink tick icon Gluten-free Pink tick icon Halal Pink tick icon Kosher Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Restaurant
Dining Styles Pink tick icon A la Carte Pink tick icon Room Service
Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
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The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

Pink tick icon Attractive drinks and adaptive cups/glasses are available and accessible where needed.

Pink tick icon Individual dietary needs are person centred.

Pink tick icon Meals reflect the nutritional needs of the residents.

Pink tick icon Our menu is balanced.

Pink tick icon Snacks are provided for residents that require texture-modified food.

Pink tick icon Sweet and savoury foods are provided between meals (this does not just include cakes and biscuits).

Pink tick icon A la Carte

Pink tick icon Room Service

A critical component for good health.

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Pink tick icon 5 Star Rated by UK Food Standards.

Pink tick icon Hand hygiene for both residents and staff.

Pink tick icon We are following best practice including NICE guidelines as a standard.

Pink tick icon We are conducting internal and/or 3rd party food safety audits.

Pink tick icon We have allergen management policies in place.

A freedom to eat the food you want, when you want it.

Pink tick icon A Private Dining room is bookable for residents and their families.

Pink tick icon Families are invited for meals [Covid permitting].

Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have the same food options as elsewhere.

Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have their food presented to same standard as elsewhere.

Pink tick icon Residents have access to Dining Room.

Pink tick icon Residents have the option of dining in their own room.

Pink tick icon Staff also dine themselves with the residents they support.

Pink tick icon Staff sit with the residents they support when they dine.

Pink tick icon Residents can order food not on the menu, or have access to an ‘evergreen menu’.

Pink tick icon Residents have access to a flexible meal service beyond defined times.

Pink tick icon More than one option is available at mealtimes for all residents, including those with special and theraputic diets.

Pink tick icon There is a weekly menu.

Pink tick icon We offer catering for special events.

Pink tick icon Residents are involved in the creation of the menu.

Pink tick icon The best interest choices are made for residents unable to make their own choices.

Understanding the wants and requirements of every individual be it cultural, religious or dietary.

Pink tick icon Halal food can be served.

Pink tick icon Kosher food can be served.

Pink tick icon Gluten-free food can be served.

Pink tick icon Vegan food can be served.

Pink tick icon Vegetarian food can be served.

Pink tick icon We can support people with Diabetes.

Delivering a respectful and quality service.

Pink tick icon Residents are given appropriate and dignified crockery / glassware and cutlery.

Pink tick icon Staff are hospitality trained to present / serve meals.

Pink tick icon Tables are well laid.

Pink tick icon We have food theme days/nights.

Pink tick icon Staff understand and pre-empt potential meal-time behaviours which can impact nutritional intake.

Pink tick icon Staff always use appropriate and dignified language (e.g. it is an ‘apron’ not a ‘bib’).

Pink tick icon We promote an inclusive dining experience.

Pink tick icon There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

Pink tick icon We correctly dispose of our waste.

Pink tick icon We have a waste management system.

Pink tick icon We monitor our food waste.

Pink tick icon Residents can get involved in the growing of food and/or ingredients on site.

Pink tick icon We grow some food and/or ingredients on site.

Pink tick icon We use locally sourced and locally grown or reared food.

Pink tick icon We use organically grown food.

Pink tick icon Our energy usage is well maintained.

Pink tick icon We are actively reducing food mileage.

Activities Are So Important

We recognise that activities positively impact physical and mental health, and that keeping busy is vital for physical and emotional well-being. In addition to our in-house activities plan and numerous days out, our residents enjoy socialising with and supporting the local community through a range of events held at Elliscombe House throughout the year.

Our extensive landscaped grounds and numerous reception rooms offer the perfect setting for an event, and we are always delighted to welcome people into our home.

Our exclusive restaurant evenings form part of Elliscombe House’s social calendar and are always popular with residents who enjoy the atmosphere and experience of silver service. Our restaurant evenings offer the opportunity for residents to spend time and socialise with friends and family. Our restaurant menus have included everything from smoked salmon to medallions of beef fillet with blue cheese and smoked oyster sauce.

From hog roasts in the summer to carol singing with warm home-made mince pies and clotted cream in winter, there is always a reason to socialise at Elliscombe House.

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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Music Therapy, Painting, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Residents' Committee, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games, Yoga.

Activities Outside Our Home
Garden Centre, Park, Pub, Shopping, Theatre.
Our Pets

Pets are to be discussed at managers discretion.

Can You Bring Your Pet

How We Help With Your Pet
Feeding, Sanitation.

Elliscombe House
Higher Holton

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 3rd November 2022
Last rated 31st December 2022
Current Report

Elliscombe House Care Home - Care Quality Commission (

Historic Reports

Elliscombe House Care Home - Care Quality Commission (

Registration Date 28th September 2021
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Cathedral, Anglican Church, Buddhist Temple, Catholic Church, Methodist Church, Mosque, Synagogue.

Nearby Services
Bank, Chemist, Church, Garden Centre, Golf Club, Hospital, Library, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops, Surgery.

Frequently asked questions about Elliscombe House

Elliscombe House was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in December 2022.
Elliscombe House provides Residential, Nursing and Respite care.
Prices for Elliscombe House start from £1,575.00 per week.
Yes. Elliscombe House does offer Residential care.
Yes. Elliscombe House does offer Respite care.
No. Elliscombe House does not provide care for people with Dementia.
Elliscombe House comes under Somerset.
Elliscombe House does not accept Local Authority clients.
Elliscombe House accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Miss Meg Cleal is the manager of Elliscombe House.

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