Selwood House Care Home - Country Court,
Chestnut Road, Charlton Down, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 9FN
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Opening Autumn 2023

Our homes are designed to be exactly that – a home. The stunning facilities will provide a luxury lifestyle, enabling people to live as they would normally, with the added pleasure of having company (and no chores). Our new care home in Dorchester provides a warm welcome as soon as you set foot through the door. Specialising in residential care, dementia care, and short-term respite care, Selwood House will be home for up to eighty-four people. The care home is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to cater to various care needs.

With a community feel, the home's village street provides a lively heart of the home. Communal areas will be bright, spacious, and inviting, with beautifully landscaped gardens encouraging people to explore the outdoor spaces.

Every detail has been thoughtfully designed to facilitate a range of daily meaningful activities. There is always plenty going on from a visit to the pub, cinema, hair and beauty salon or corner shop. Residents enjoy meeting friends and visitors in the bistro café. Selwood House will be a wonderful place to start the next chapter of life.

Castor Lodge Care Home Bedroom


Our eighty-four bedrooms at our care home in Chestnut House are bright, light, and comfortable. People are able to personalise their rooms with belongings that are meaningful to them. All rooms come with private en-suite, walk-in shower rooms.

Dining Room

Our dining rooms are clean, bright and inviting, residents are encouraged to take their meals in the shared dining areas in the company of their friends. Tables are set ready for each meal, just as you would expect in a restaurant and front of house staff are on hand to serve and assist with meals as required.

Castor Lodge Care Home Lounges


Our lounge areas are tastefully decorated with attention to detail in the design and layout that makes you feel instantly at home. Residents can settle in their favourite chair or join their friends on the sofa for a chat over a cup of tea. Families and visitors are welcome to join residents in the lounge, residents can take part in group activities or just enjoy quietly reading or watching TV.

Fenchurch House Care Home Hair & Beauty

Hair & Beauty

Residents love a trip to the salon to see the hairdresser or barber, maintaining one of life's routines is so good for well-being. For many residents, a set and blow-dry is part of their weekly calendar, our beauty bar features a nail painting area and make-up for special occasions.

Castor Lodge Care Home Pub


Our in-home pubs are one of our most popular facilities. Whether it's a half-pint of bitter, orange juice or a glass of wine, an hour in the pub is a real social occasion. Our pub is a place for our residents to enjoy life, to be able to relax and share good times with friends, as they always have done.

Castor Lodge Care Home Cinema


Movie night is a a weekly highlight at our new care home. Whether it's a classic or recent feature film, our residents choose the films and settle down with popcorn and drinks to enjoy their favourite movie. Our quiet lounge has been designed for the comfort of all residents to ensure those with sight and hearing difficulties can enjoy the experience too.

Our Home

Our facilities make life comfortable and enjoyable, allowing people to live safely and as they choose; the home features tastefully decorated lounge and dining areas, an entertainment suite, and even a pub.

Fine Dining Experience

We know that quality nutritious food can make a real difference to our residents’ health and well being. Country Court Chefs work closely with the care team to understand the needs and preferences of each resident.

We like to involve our residents in developing the weekly menus and regularly use vegetables and herbs grown in our garden. Fresh cakes are available daily in our coffee shop for residents to enjoy. We ensure that we ask for feedback by speaking to residents regularly about their meals.

Vanilla and strawberry pastries

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Selwood House Care Home - Country Court, Chestnut Road, Charlton Down, Dorchester, Dorset,

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