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The front garden and entrance to the Fernihurst Nursing Home.
The lounge with flowers, comfy chairs and foot stools at Fernihurst Nursing Home.
The light and airy dining room with floor to ceiling windows at the Fernihurst Nursing Home.
A dining room table, set with napkins and wine glasses at Fernihurst Care Home.
A large and airy bedroom with en-suite at the Fernihurst Nursing Home.
A resident plays scrabble in the activities room.

Fernihurst Nursing Home in Devon

19 Douglas Avenue, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2HA
Nursing care, Dementia care
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Fernihurst is a beautiful care home located in a quiet residential area of Exmouth, East Devon, with stunning views across Lyme Bay.

A stone’s throw from the seafront, our home is a 10-minute bus ride from shops, restaurants and other attractions this picturesque town has to offer.

Our dedicated and caring team includes specialist nurses who are trained to provide nursing care to people living in the later stages of dementia.

Our care home has been designed with the usual comforts you’d expect such as welcoming lounges and dining areas, a light and airy conservatory, sensory gardens and cosy bedrooms, which provide a warm place for our residents to rest and relax.

However it’s the small personal touches and our friendly team, who care for our residents as if they were members of their own family, which make Fernihurst a true home from home.

We welcome visits from family and friends and have an open door policy, so whether loved ones like to pop in for a coffee or take part in an activity, we encourage them to become part of the community within our home.

We also hold meetings for relatives, enabling loved ones to be directly involved in everyday life at Fernihurst.


We have extensively refurbished Fernihurst to the beautiful home it is today. Our spacious 50 bedrooms are all en-suite and have television points.

Bedrooms are tastefully decorated and furnished, although we do encourage our residents to bring personal ornaments, pictures and small items of furniture to make their rooms their own.

Our team also support residents to create their own memory boxes, which are filled with cherished keepsakes that celebrate who they are and hold pride of place outside their bedrooms.

We have several lounge areas and a conservatory for our residents to use as they wish, whether taking part in activities, catching up with friends and family or simply reading a good book.

The care home’s main dining area provides a welcoming atmosphere to enjoy delicious home-cooked meals in the company of others.

The tranquil sensory gardens that surround Fernihurst are perfect for our residents who like to do a spot of light gardening and include a relaxing seating area.

Fernihurst’ features include:

  • Spacious en-suite bedrooms, with television points
  • Several lounge areas and a conservatory
  • Dining rooms where our residents enjoy home-cooked meals
  • Tranquil sensory gardens with peaceful seating area
  • A hairdressing salon
  • Sea views
  • wi-fi logo  Wi-Fi enabled throughout the home.

Our team

Our care team is on-hand 24 hours a day, every day of the year and staff are dedicated to delivering care with kindness.

To ensure we continue to provide the best standards of care and support to our residents, we recruit and train only the best staff.

Whilst they receive a variety of on-going training to ensure their skills remain up-to-date, along with an enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB), it is their dedication to our residents which makes them truly special.


We believe it is important that our residents spend their time as they choose, so have a dedicated activities person to support them to take part in interesting activities, rekindle old past times and try new things.

We have a hairdressing salon and our residents also enjoy being pampered with manicures and hand massages.

Regular activities on offer include everything from live music entertainment, animal therapy, sensory activities, bingo, quizzes and a gardening club.

Care and Support

We pride ourselves on treating people as individuals, so all our residents have care plans tailored to their individual medical, social and emotional needs. We review care plans on a regular basis and involve family and friends in this process wherever possible.

The range of personal care services we can provide, in partnership with local professionals, include:

  • Chiropody
  • Hairdressing
  • Optical care
  • ​Dental care
  • GP
  • Key worker

Home-cooked meals

Our catering team prides themselves on preparing nutritious, seasonal home-cooked meals, along with mouth-watering home-baked cakes for afternoon tea.

Residents help us to shape the menus and our catering team spends time with them to get feedback on the dishes and their likes and dislikes. They are also able to cater for a variety of dietary requirements.

Breakfast includes a wide variety of choice from cereals and toast to a traditional cooked breakfast.

Lunch and dinnertimes see a selection of sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, jacket potatoes and hot meals such as a Sunday roast with all the trimmings and favourites including fish and chips, cottage pie and a hearty casserole.

There is also an array of snacks and refreshments available throughout the day for residents and their loved ones if they get a bit peckish.

Contact us

If you would like more information about our care home or have any questions, please feel free to contact us either via the yellow ‘view phone number’ button above or the yellow ‘contact us’ button below.

We would be delighted to offer you advice or arrange an informal visit to our care home so you can meet our residents and team and see first-hand the excellent services and facilities we have to offer.

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