Sheltered housing in Shaftesbury, Dorset

The Rooms

There are 15 en-suite rooms for single occupation, all carpeted and have curtains and/or blinds. They each have their own kitchenette with refrigerator provided and sockets for telephone and TV.

Please note: the house is not wheelchair-accessible.
We have a no-smoking policy throughout the house.
Unfortunately we are unable to allow residents to have pets on the premises.

Room Types: Single, en-suite with showers Tenure: Rent

Home Cooking
Award Winning Gardens
Town Centre Location
Guest & Visitor Facilities
Laundry Service
Car Parking
Care Line Service
Room Vacancies

We deeply regret that we are not currently accepting new residents.

Many of you will have heard the very sad news that the house will be closing on 30 September 2022. We have had low occupancy since before Covid which has worsened these last few months. We now have only seven residents in a house that should take 15 and rents are our only source of income.  The Trustees have been working very hard, particularly over the last three years, to keep the books balanced, but we are now in the unenviable position of having to draw on our reserves, meaning we will soon be unable to pay our bills.  This is coupled with the fact that we will be losing key Trustees in the next months and they have so far been impossible to replace.  We are grateful for all the support we have been given over the years and even now a group of relatives and friends are doing their best to help us find a solution to our predicament.  We are not hopeful but applaud their enthusiasm.  In the meantime we are happy to take enquiries and keep people advised if the miracle happens.

Please know that any posts on social media are put out by supporters and friends, not us.  If you require any further information, please do contact us directly.

[email protected]

01747 854922


We have a free weekly exercise class.

Birthdays are always celebrated with the guaranteed appearance of one of Jeanette’s innovative cake creations.

We arrange a variety of in-house activities and outings throughout the year.

Relatives and friends are always welcome to join in.

The local church regularly offers communion in the house.

Regular Exercise Class
Musical Entertainments


We pride ourselves in providing nutritious home-cooked meals, using local suppliers where possible.

We provide a wide range of lunch-time and supper meals, taking individual preferences and dietary requirements into account.

The menu is changed regularly and we have fruit, home-baked cakes and biscuits available in our dining room for when people get the munchies.