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Yarnton Residential and Nursing Home in Oxfordshire

Rutten Lane, Yarnton, Oxfordshire, OX5 1LW
Dementia care
Nursing care
Palliative care
Residential care
Respite care

Care home admissions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Safe admissions into our care homes includes the option for new residents to self-isolate in the comfort of their own home for 11 days, before joining us in the care home where they will be tested for Covid-19 and supported to self-isolate for 3 more days until the result of the test is known.

Located in the countryside of Yarnton, our residential and nursing home is tucked away in a rural spot of Oxfordshire, in the Cherwell area of Kidlington.

Situated next door to the local primary school, you often hear the joyful sounds of youngsters during their break time. The children often join us for arts and crafts or to give us a sneak preview of a choral performance, which is a real treat.

The home has a beautiful garden, with raised flowerbeds, wheelchair friendly pathways and a large greenhouse; it’s perfect for our green-fingered residents. We even have a gardening club, where we grow a range of beautiful bedding plants to sell to the community in Yarnton and Kidlington. The club is run and managed by our residents, giving them a real sense of pride and purpose, empowering them to be as independent as possible.

We have very close links with our local community, often hosting events in the heart of our residential and nursing home. From a Las Vegas-themed virtual cruise week to a summer fayre with ice-cream and stalls galore, we pull out all the stops to host wonderful celebrations for our residents and the wider community.

Not only do our activities enhance our residents’ wellbeing, but they also bring familiar and fresh faces into their home. For our residents in residential care, they often tell us that they socialise more now than when they lived alone - and that's what it's all about!

Other popular visitors are creatures of all shapes and sizes that come in for animal therapy sessions. We also encourage visitors and relatives to bring their own well-behaved pets when they visit. Spending time with animals can bring back lovely memories for residents who once had pets of their own and can be extremely calming and therapeutic. For those with greater nursing needs animal visits, which have even been known to include a miniature pony, can take place at their bedside.

The home also has its own minibus to take residents out and about. From garden centres and museums and other places across Oxfordshire - even trips to the seaside. We also use our minibus to support people living with dementia in their own homes around Yarnton and Kidlington, to get to a local day centre. This is something we are really proud of because we are helping to reduce social isolation within the area.

Our dedicated team

Providing residential, nursing, dementia, palliative and respite care, our team provides care that is truly bespoke to every individual. Everything we do is person-centred, from care and activities to the mealtime experience. Our catering team are able to sit and speak with the residents during mealtimes to really get to know their personal likes and dislikes. This ensures our residents get the most out of their dining experience.

And in our opinion, our residents are very lucky indeed, as our Chef Manager Marcella Field has confidently secured her fifth victory in Sanctuary Care’s prestigious Chef of the Year competition. It's with no surprise that our residents adore the food prepared by Marcella and her team. 

Pre-bookable respite care

Did you know we now provide pre-bookable short-term respite breaks? Providing residential, residential dementia and nursing respite care at Yarnton, loved ones have the opportunity to meet new people, rekindle old past times and try new things at our welcoming care home, whilst you’re reassured that they are safe and receiving care with kindness. 

Call Yarnton Residential and Nursing Home today to book pre-book respite care or to find out more information.

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Stories from the home

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COVID-19 Emergency Support Framework

Review our latest CQC engagement and support call framework information sheet (PDF 337KB) for Yarnton.

Sanctuary Care new admissions information

Yarnton open for new admissions

New residents can either self-isolate in their own home before coming to the care home, or join us and then self-isolate.

Marcella with a sample of her delicious food

Award winning chef

Chef Manager Marcella has taken part in Sanctuary Care’s annual cookery competition to walk away with the title more than once.

Two Yarnton residents enjoying the virtual summer cruise

Ahoy there!

Residents enjoyed the taste and culture of countries far away in our virtual summer cruise – the highlight was Las Vegas.

Hairdressing salon at Yarnton

A bit of ‘me time’

Everyone deserves to be pampered and to feel special, and our light and airy hair salon is the perfect place for just that.

Exterior of Yarnton care home

Enjoying the outdoors

Our residents adore the outdoors, especially our gents who run their own gardening club with their own greenhouse.

Facilities at this home


  • Dining room
  • Ensuite
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Lounges
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi


  • Arts and crafts
  • Children visits
  • Community events
  • Day trips
  • Gardening
  • Live entertainment
  • Minibus
  • Pet therapy

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Hairdressing
  • Home cooked meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care
Care staff

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New residents can either self-isolate in their own home before coming to the care home, or join us and then self-isolate*.

Sanctuary Care new admissions information

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Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Adult Social Care Winter Plan) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 21 September 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visiting) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 14 September 2020

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