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Ancaster House, Crieff, Perth & Kinross
Ancaster House
Ancaster House

Tel: 01764 652 480

Ancaster House, which has recently been refurbished to a high standard, is situated in the centre of Crieff close to local amenities and set within three acres of well maintained gardens.

The home offers residential care on a permanent or respite basis for a number of residents.

All rooms offer en-suite toilet and shower facilities with the many downstairs rooms offering garden access and the majority of first floor rooms overlook the Ochils.

The team at Ancaster House are committed to providing a tailored service for all residents through caring, competent and well trained staff in a very homely atmosphere.

Owner: Coulson & Collins (Crieff LLP)

Person in charge: Hazel Kinchin-White (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Perth and Kinross Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 35 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment • Younger Adults

Admission Information: Ages 18+.

Single Rooms: 33

Shared Rooms: 1

Rooms with ensuite WC: 34

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £509 – £700

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Inspectorate* Report on Ancaster House: click here

* Care Inspectorate is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in Scotland.

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Current Bed Vacancies Posted by Ancaster House

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Awards / Recognitions

February 2014

Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 9.7 (9.749)

The user 'Recommendation Score' (9.7 for Ancaster House) is calculated using a combination of the average of all ratings on user Recommendations submitted in the last 2 years, and the total number of user recommendations submitted in relation to the number of beds at the care home. The maximum Recommendation Score is 10. To see more about the carehome.co.uk user recommendations please click here.

Review of Ancaster House

My mum moved in recently, but has been in many homes for respite. Ancaster goes beyond any other nursing homes. It is like a 5 star hotel and more. All staff are amazing and truly care and also love their work. I wish more was said about excellent care homes, as normally you only hear the worst. Many many thanks to all.

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

Submitted by Norma Addy (Daughter of Resident/Service User) on Monday 15 December 2014.

Review of Ancaster House

This home is a former 'Blesma' home it is ideally located, within easy access to the lovely town of Cmeff. The view from the home is outstanding overlooking the countryside. The staff are extremely helpful and cannot do enough for the residents or indeed the visitors. There are frequent outings and if I was to finish my time in a care home I would choose this one, what more can I say.

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

Submitted by Kenneth Meffen (Brother of Resident/Service User) on Thursday 27 November 2014.

Review of Ancaster House

Aunt moved to venue last year and is very happy. Staff she says, and I can see are, very attentive and good. Always very pleasant and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Submitted by Lyndsay M (Niece of Resident/Service User) on Tuesday 30 September 2014. Review relates to September 2014.

Review of Ancaster House

The staff at Ancaster House are very caring and make it a fun place to be. Whilst being aware and supportive of the health issues of the residents they are also personable, friendly and interested. This makes the painful process of relinquishing 24 hour care of your loved one as acceptable as possible.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by D H (Daughter of Resident/Service User) on Thursday 18 September 2014.

Review of Ancaster House

My Mother went to live in Ancaster House on 30th April 1014. It came to us highly recommended. Since she went there, the care has been exemplary wonderful. Mum has significant nursing needs and nothing is too much trouble for the nurses,carers and management team. I cannot recommend Ancaster House and all the team there highly enough.

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

Submitted by Ian R (Son of Resident) on Monday 7 July 2014.

Review of Ancaster House

When we had to put my husband into residential care we visited several. The minute we entered Ancaster House we immediately felt at home, the atmosphere was so warm and welcoming, the residents we met during the initial inspection were happy and content. The domestic and care staff cannot do enough for you. Hazel and all her staff treat each resident as an individual and not just a room number. The food is great and each residents dietary needs are catered for. I have had several meals with my husband and the food is excellent. Entertainment provided is most enjoyable. All visitors are welcome any time.

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

Submitted by Margaret K (Wife of resident) on Tuesday 1 July 2014.

Review of Ancaster House

I have been attached to the Ancaster Home for many years and always enjoyed my visits here. I have talked to residents who are happy and have eaten delicious home cooked food. In all it stands alone as a beacon of a happy welcome home.

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

Submitted by Sarah Chappell (Friend) on Wednesday 16 October 2013.

Review of Ancaster House

A warm and friendly welcome every time you visit the home from staff and management.

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

Submitted by Kathleen Kay (Friend of resident) on Monday 30 September 2013.

Review of Ancaster House

When visiting, found the home light coloured and attractive and the staff friendly and helpful.

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

Submitted by Doreen Farquhar (Visitor to Friend) on Monday 30 September 2013.

Review of Ancaster House

As a paramedic and fellow health care professional, I cannot praise Ancaster House and every level of staff enough from the gardener/handyman to cleaners, cooks and carers to the brilliant nurses and management team. Ancaster House provides the residents with everything they need, their professionalism shines through. My only mark down in the tick boxes was not to do with Ancaster House but die to my mother in law being unable to join in activities. A wonderful nursing home.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Gloria Robinson (Daughter in law of resident) on Wednesday 18 September 2013.

Review of Ancaster House

My mother was recently accepted as a resident at Ancaster House. Unfortunately although she suffered with dementia, she unfortunately developed a leg ulcer - secondary to diabeties, this was inoperable and the last week of mother life was spent with palliative care provided by the nurses and staff at Ancaster House. Their care of mother was exemplary, professional, caring and dignified, as a family we rate Ancaster House as second to none and would definitely recommend it to anyone needing nursing care.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Annemarie Marett (Daughter of resident) on Wednesday 18 September 2013.

Review of Ancaster House

This residential home was bought by a new owner at the end of 2012. Since then, much refurbishment has been occurring with both fitments and decor being done to a high, modern and homely (where feasible) standard. My parents wishes and as much of their own furniture, pictures, ornaments and personal belongings have been accommodated as possible. The management and staff have been kind and considerate to my parents and supportive towards myself and other family members. We greatly appreciate the peace of mind they have given.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by K P Stewart (Daughter of residents) on Friday 13 September 2013.

Review of Ancaster House

Excellent service and care given. Residents treated well and with respect.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Maria Grilli (Daughter of resident) on Wednesday 28 August 2013.

Review of Ancaster House

I have been a volunteer visitor to the home since early 2011 and have found the staff to be very welcoming to myself and caring towards the residents. Each time that I have visited the residents seem very relaxed and happy. It is a real pleasure to visit Ancaster House. The home is set in lovely gardens. The communal areas have had a facelift and the bedrooms are being upgraded. The site of the home has good access and a lot of visitor parking.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Iain Cuthbertson (Volunteer) on Wednesday 5 June 2013.

Review of Ancaster House

The happy, warm, friendly atmosphere at Ancaster House is evident as soon as you step in the door. Visitors are welcomed like family, made to feel at home, and always offered refreshments (usually including lovely home baking). All of the staff are kind, attentive and caring and take the time to get to know the residents really well, and to pass on information to relatives. A major programme of refurbishment has recently been completed to a very high standard in the home, the new d├ęcor and furnishings are lovely. My mum has an ensuite room with a French window overlooking stunning gardens with a distant view of the Ochil Hills. She loves to sit by her window watching birds feeding at the nearby bird table. Residents are encouraged to participate in outings and social activities wherever possible. The food is wonderful and mealtimes are lively social occasions. It brings great peace of mind to know that your elderly loved one is receiving the highest possible standard of care in such beautiful surroundings.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Stella Franklin (Daughter of resident) on Wednesday 29 May 2013.

Review of Ancaster House

Having perused a number of other homes within the area I felt that Ancaster House offered the best option in meeting our needs. The manager and staff are very friendly and caring and try their best to accommodate each individual. Every effort is made to help residents and their visitors feel relaxed, the emphasis being they want everyone to feel that Ancaster is their home (not a care home). As a frequent visitor the homebaking goes down a treat! Overall I would recommend Ancaster to anyone looking for this kind of facility. Ongoing improvements to the facilities also help the overall feeling of the home.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Brendan Quin (son of resident) on Saturday 18 May 2013.

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