Merryfield House Nursing Home, Witney, Oxfordshire
Merryfield House Nursing Home, Witney, Oxfordshire
Merryfield House Nursing Home, Witney, Oxfordshire

Merryfield House Nursing Home is a beautiful Cotswold stone manor house, formally the home of a “Witney Blanket” family. It is set in tranquil gardens on the outskirts of the market town of Witney itself. Built in 1922 it has since been sympathetically converted into a Care Home with Nursing for 19 Residents. The home has 2 areas, the main house with its magnificent entrance hall with sweeping staircase leading directly into the public rooms and secondly, the purpose built ground floor extension for single ensuite accommodation, all with French windows. These are connected by a tasteful glass and wood connecting link corridor with a tastefully designed lounge area. The main lounge is very pretty with a characteristic inglenook fireplace and offers lovely views of the garden. Merryfield House has twice been awarded the Investors in People Accreditation of which they are very proud and also the top CQC rating of "Excellent”.

All staff are trained to a very high standard with either NVQ level 2,3 and 4 in Care and Management plus Customer Care and training in Hospitality which will give you that little bit extra as they care for you and your families.

Group: Peverel Court Care

Person in charge: Francisca Torres (Registered Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 19 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Learning Disability • No Medical Intervention • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Cerebral Palsy • Down Syndrome • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Hearing Impairment • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 19

Shared Rooms: 0

Rooms with ensuite WC: 19

Weekly Charges Guide: Nursing Care Single £750 – £1000

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest CQC* Report on Merryfield House Nursing Home: click here

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.7 (9.719)

The user Review Score of 9.7 for Merryfield House Nursing Home is based on 14 Review/Recommendations. This Review Score of 9.719 is made up of 4.719 Points relating to the ratings and 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

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This is an excellent nursing home. The residents are well cared for, the staff are kind, patient and friendly. A lot of effort goes into celebrating special events, birthdays, Christmas etc. Residents are treated as individuals and in spite of dementia or frailty, efforts are made to make them feel at home.

How likely would you be to recommend Merryfield House Nursing Home? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Although my father has not been in the home for long (3 weeks) my experience has been very good. All staff are professional and clearly understood. Everyone is friendly and very helpful. The staff are very good at encouraging Dad to attend activities at the home, making him feel more involved, which is reassuring for the family. They have made every effort to help Dad feel settled and secure. It does feel more like a home than a care home to visit, which is pleasant for family.

How likely would you be to recommend Merryfield House Nursing Home? Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

The current team at Merrifield are ace! Setting - beautiful. Activities could be improved on! Main meals are good now. Cleanliness is good - no signs of being unclean. Our daughter's room is nice and opening french windows is an added bonus. Be a good idea to have a residents mini bus or have an arrangement with a local firm.

How likely would you be to recommend Merryfield House Nursing Home? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This is a lovely home. The staff are without exception so caring. I could not have found a better care home for my father. Thank you all at Merryfield.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The level of care in this home is outstanding. The staff are very professional, dedicated and compassionate. They do their utmost to ensure all the residents are comfortable and have all their needs met. The staff are very kind and deliver care in a calm, unhurried fashion. We have every confidence that my father is receiving the best care possible.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Thank you so much for sending me the photos of Dad. I thought the Summer party was a great success and although Dad wasn't able to join in fully we both had a very relaxed and happy afternoon together eating delicious food and sipping Pimms. He even managed a little smile for Miss Oxfordshire. Thank you to you and all the staff who care for him and for your efforts in including him in the life of Merryfield.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the support and kindness which is shown to me each and every week when I visit Dad. It is very hard seeing my wonderful father gradually decline, now a mere shadow of the man he used to be. Your friendship and concern mean a great deal to me. I feel my father is a real part of the community at Merryfield and whilst he is still with us, I feel a part of that community too.

With very best wishes and thank you again.

How likely would you be to recommend Merryfield House Nursing Home? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Merryfield House although at the top of the price range was the only option having researched other homes. Small, homely, well run. Very caring and friendly staff, informative and easy to talk to. Kept me up-to-date with my mothers health issues. Big enough to cope small enough to care.

How likely would you be to recommend Merryfield House Nursing Home? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

This is my first experience of a "care home" and so far it is has been a happy one and I can't see it changing in the future. The staff are all amicable and very cheerful ( most important!).

How likely would you be to recommend Merryfield House Nursing Home? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I have only been here for a day so it is quite difficult to asses the questions below. But observations of the treatment of other residents in the home have enabled me to complete it as follows.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I find Merryfields to be a happy, friendly home with caring staff that have worked there for a long time. The home is always cleaned to a very high standard and nothing is too much trouble. It is always nice to be greeted by happy smiling staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Merryfield House Nursing Home? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

An ideal site for old people, but not ideal for public transport. Very friendly staff and well maintained.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We highly recommend the above care home. Every single member of staff is totally committed to making my aunt as comfortable and happy as possible. Without Merryfields caring staff and warm ambiance I doubt whether my aunt would have reached her 100th birthday. Needless to say, all the staff got together to give her a wonderful party with a delicious buffet, beautiful cake, singing, dancing and a gorgeous book of memorable photographs.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mother has been extremely happy at the home and enjoys the social contact. The staff are very friendly although a number of staff have changed recently. This was by far the best home I viewed prior to my mother entering. The social activities are excellent.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

This home is small but has a friendly atmosphere, the residents seem to be one big happy family. My mother has been a resident for over six years during which time I have been extremely happy with her care. The staff are helpful and there is always a cup of tea for me when I walk in!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

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