The Winsor Nursing Home in Somerset54 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AW
A grade II listed building with stunning period features; The Winsor is a magnificent nursing home situated a short distance from Minehead beach.
Home manager and nurse Pat Blackett is enormously proud of her team, who go above and beyond to enrich the lives of their residents, who receive nursing care, dementia nursing care and also palliative care. One of the many positive comments about the staff in the home’s Good Care Quality Commission (CQC) report, which describes the staff as “marvellous” reads: “They are very skilled and definitely know what they are doing.”
With stunning sash windows, high ceilings, original cornicing and oak bannisters, the Victorian home is grand in appearance, but with just 38 residents has a very warm family feel.
The team tailors activities to the residents’ very specialist needs. Family members and loved ones are embraced into the heart of the home and actively take part in activities and events.
Every week children from Cheeky Cherubs, a nursery and pre-school in Minehead come to the nursing home to spend time enjoying activities with the residents. Whether making cakes, creating insect-themed hats or celebrating the royal wedding, the time they spend here is very special and the residents really look forward to their visits.
Residents also love to take part in cheese and wine and cider evenings hosted at The Winsor, as well as indulging with the occasional chocolate fountain. The team also prepares fresh smoothies daily with our residents’ favourite fruits.
Taking trips into Minehead and beyond
Just 100m from the home is the beachfront. Some of the bedrooms overlook the seafront, while others have huge bay windows giving panoramic views over Minehead, which is the largest town in West Somerset and the ‘Gateway to Exmoor’.
Residents enjoy taking trips to their favourite seaside café for an ice cream. The staff also organise visits to nearby Blenheim Gardens.
Annually there is a very special trip from The Winsor on West Somerset Railway. The team takes residents who are able on the steam train to Bishops Lydeard, where they enjoy a picnic and take in the sights along the way.
Soon there will be a Namaste room in the heart of the nursing home. Staff will be specially trained so that they can treat residents to relaxing head, hand and foot massages. The room will have soothing lighting, aromatic diffusers and vibrating heat pads for residents’ backs, creating the perfect sensory experience.
Outside The Winsor, there is a raised decking area which is a pretty and tranquil place to sit during the warmer weather. There are raised flower beds for those who like to do a spot of light gardening from their wheelchairs. The main dining room and lounge overlook the pretty front garden, which is a haven for birds and wildlife.
Stories from the home
Magnificent grade II listed home
Magnificent grade II listed home The Winsor truly is a glorious home, with stunning periodic features, sash windows, original cornicing and oak banisters.
Spacious and homely bedrooms
Our spacious bedrooms are a lovely spot to call home, with attractive décor, high ceilings and plenty of space to make your own.
Inspiring and fulfilling activities
One day you can find us enjoying themed-afternoon tea, and then the next we are limbering up in armchair exercises.
A lovely wife review:
“The staff are very patient and look for many ways to stimulate my husband and it definitely shows”.
Facilities at this home
- Garden room
- Hairdressing salon
- Namaste room
- Period features
- Wheelchair accessible garden
- Arts and crafts
- Children visits
- Day trips
- Live entertainment
- Pet therapy
- Wine and cheese evenings
Care and support
- Home cooked meals
- Respite Care
Address54 The Avenue
TA24 5AW Travelling to see us? View home on Google Maps