Dove House Ashbourne

Day Care spaces available

Latest News

  • New extension opened by Sir Patrick McLoughlin on 2nd February 2018.

    Sir Patrick McLoughlin
  • CQC inspection rating “Good” March 2018.
  • New activities coordinator- Jessica joins the team.
  • 2nd wedding reception hosted for resident's granddaughter on garden terrace.
  • BBQ to be held for residents, relatives and friends on 25th August.

Welcome to Dove House Residential Home, Ashbourne

Dove House is a twenty bed residential home for the elderly, situated close to the centre of the historic market town of Ashbourne. The home is family owned and run.

We employ 26 full and part time staff, led by Manager Juliet, and Deputy Manager Sarah. We are proud of our staff to resident ratios.

Our aim is to provide a homely, caring environment, enabling residents to live to the optimum of their abilities. The focus of our care is heavily 'resident centred'. Activities are tailored to support the needs and abilities of each of our residents and include trips out, visiting entertainment and internally organised events and activities.

Bedrooms are fully furnished but residents are encouraged to bring in furniture and pictures and rooms can be rearranged where possible to suite the preferences of residents. Whilst residents are encouraged to engage in the social life of the home, they have full choice where to spend their time, to have meals and set their own routines.

Dove House occupies a beautiful Grade 2 star listed building, built around 1700 as the Dower House for the Boothby Family at Ashbourne Hall. It has been extended and extensively refurbished to provide high quality en-suite bedrooms and communal spaces. The Home has three cosy lounges with period features and a large Victorian Dining room which allows residents choice in social activities. Dove House sits in half an acre of gardens and a key feature is the access provided to residents to enjoy the outdoor spaces.

Facilities at a glance
7 garden terrace en-suite single rooms New garden terrace
4 premium garden extension single rooms with wet rooms Platform lift from communal areas to extension garden rooms
1 twin garden terrace en-suite room suitable for couples Passenger left to all floors
1 twin en-suite room suitable for couples Relatives en-suite accommodation with kitchen
3 standard single en-suite rooms Staff training room
2 single rooms with wash basins Residents bathroom with hair wash basin
Large Victorian dining room Inglenook lounge
Garden lounge Pannelled lounge

Visitors are encouraged and given a friendly welcome and we will go the extra mile to support family gatherings at special events. Accommodation is provided for relatives who live at distance to support them being present close to their loved one, if the need arises.

The manager, Mrs Juliet Shepherd is a registered nurse, and has 20 years experience caring for sick and critically ill people in a hospital acute care setting. Juliet and her family would like to welcome you to our beautiful home. Please drop in, no appointment necessary.