Calling all care seekers - if you’re looking for luxurious buildings, cosy communal spaces, nature and green surroundings and a bustling city vibe, could Bristol be the place for you? In this article, we explore some of the best care homes Bristol has to offer and discover the different neighbourhoods the city houses.
There are many benefits to settling in Bristol - stunning sights and natural scenery like the famous Clifton Observatory and Brandon Hill Nature Park, cultural experiences such as art galleries and museums, great shopping and riverside walks being just a few.
Bristol is also extremely well-connected via the M5, the M4 and the M49 and the South Bristol Ring Road, and Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway train stations provide connections to London, Wales, the Midlands and the Northeast, making it easy for visitors.
When it comes to how much care in Bristol costs, the average weekly care fee is around £1,182 - but this depends on the care provider and the person’s individual care needs. The city’s range of care homes provides a variety of care types, including residential care, nursing care, respite care, dementia care and end-of-life care.
So, if you’re starting out on your care home journey, take a look at our useful guide to the UK’s best care homes in Bristol - and for more options, check out our full list of Bristol care homes here.
First up on our list is the lovely Badminton Place. Part of the Berkley Care Group, Badminton Place is a brand-new care home located in Cribbs Causeway, Bristol providing residential, nursing, dementia and respite care. The home caters for up to 71 residents, offering luxury en-suite bedrooms, a specially designed gym, on-site bar and bistro, hair salon and plenty of outdoor space - all for an all-inclusive price.
Led by manager Holly Caswell, the experienced staff at Badminton Place includes top-class chefs and hospitality staff to keep residents well-fed and entertained during their stay. Staff focus on the happiness of each and every resident at the home, catering for their individual personalities to deliver the best care possible.
Badminton House enjoys close ties with the local community and works with social groups, sports teams and religious institutions throughout the year. With all this in mind, it’s no wonder Badminton Place scooped a rating of ‘Good’ from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and an outstanding score of 9.9 from carehome.co.uk.
We now move to Stanton Court, a wonderful care home located in the picturesque village of Stanton Drew in the Chew Valley. Stanton Court provides high-quality nursing care for its 30 residents, as well as long-term and short-term residential care. The home is a converted Georgian manor house and inside you’ll find luxurious lounges, conservatory and dining rooms, as well as a large terrace and extensive gardens with a special vegetable patch, which is often used for delicious home-cooked meals.
The warm and welcoming family atmosphere at Stanton Court is the jewel in its crown, with a wide variety of activities on offer to keep residents busy, including community events like the village flower show and church services. The home has close links with the local community and residents enjoy visits from local schools, who join in storytelling, music and colouring activities.
The home is within easy reach of both Bristol and Bath and the stunning Mendip Hills are also nearby, perfect for spending quality time in nature.
The next care home on our list is Trymview Hall, a purpose-built care home in Southmead, Bristol offering a range of permanent and short-term residential, nursing and dementia care, in addition to compassionate end-of-life care. The skilled care team is led by manager Nicole and are passionate about providing the highest standard of care, creating a dedicated lifestyle book for each resident to keep track of their favourite hobbies, foods, holidays and family members. Staff members also receive regular training to ensure their skills and knowledge are kept up-to-date.
Facilities at the home include 66 luxurious en suite bedrooms, a cinema, hair and beauty salon, bustling café and gardens, with an action-packed activities programme that includes everything from quizzes and live entertainment to gardening and outings. Residents can even hang written wishes of things they’d like to try on the home’s special wishing tree. With birthdays, celebrations and community events added to the mix, it’s no wonder there’s never a dull moment at Trymview Hall.
Our next care home is Stokeleigh, a stunning late Victorian care home in Stoke Bishop set in its own secluded grounds. Stokeleigh offers an exceptional standard of residential care, dementia care, respite care and end-of-life care, as well as daycare services.
Part of the Hartford Care group, Stokeleigh comprises 28 newly-decorated and furnished en suite bedrooms, as well as cosy living areas and dining rooms - and although the home retains many of its original features, it has been extended to provide extra living space and a stylish conservatory.
The dedicated team at Stokeleigh, led by manager Alex, all strive to ensure residents are safe and well-cared for at all times, with a full programme of activities, entertainment and outings to suit every taste and preference. In addition to this, around the home, you’ll find plenty to do and see, including the SS Great Britain, the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, Durdham Down and Bristol city itself.
Another member of the Barchester Healthcare group is Begbrook House, a purpose-built home in the village of Frenchay, surrounded by gorgeous countryside and green woodland. Begbrook House offers nursing care, dementia care and respite support and facilities at the home include 32 ground-floor rooms, a selection of cosy lounges and leafy gardens.
In addition to Begbrook House’s expert team of carers and nurses, residents also get regular visits from GPs, physios, podiatrists, opticians and other healthcare professionals, including hairdressers. It’s not just human visitors the home receives either - Pets as Therapy dogs often drop in to say hello.
There’s a flexible activities programme at the home, created by the resident Activities Coordinator, meaning that you might go from knitting one day to playing balloon tennis and joining in a sing-along the next! You won’t be short of things to do outside the home either, with Begbrook Green Park and Fishponds right nearby. Residents are often taken for trips to the park, local pubs and restaurants.
We round off our list of Bristol’s best care homes with Beaufort Grange, a luxurious care home located in Cheswick Village in Filton, North Bristol. Beaufort Grange provides residential, nursing and dementia care, with a 24-hour nursing team on-hand to deliver the highest standard of care. There is a visiting GP, chiropodist and hairdresser to look after the less mobile residents and the home also has a dedicated Memory Lane Community to provide a safe and homely environment for people living with dementia.
Beaufort Grange’s 74 bedrooms and communal areas are tastefully decorated and furnished and outdoors you’ll find beautifully landscaped gardens, perfect for outdoor strolls or relaxing in the sunshine. The activities programme includes music therapy sessions, exercise classes, art classes, quizzes, wine and cheese afternoons, outings in the home’s minibus and lots more.
Cheswick Village is situated within easy reach of nearby amenities and the local community, ideal for residents who want to maintain their independence.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this whistle-stop tour of Bristol care homes. Whether you or your loved ones require residential, nursing or dementia care, you’re sure to find the perfect care home for you in this wonderful city.