Selwood House Care Home - Country Court,
Chestnut Road, Charlton Down, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 9FN
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Brand new care home in Charlton Down

Our homes are designed to be exactly that – a home. The stunning facilities 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 Charlton Down near 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.

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 or hair and beauty salon. Residents enjoy meeting friends and visitors in the bistro café.  Selwood House will be a wonderful place to start the next chapter of life.

We welcome you to book your tour of our care home, email or Contact Us.

Premium En-suite Bedroom

En-suite Bedrooms

Our eighty-four bedrooms at Selwood House are bright, light, and comfortable. We welcome you to personalise your room with belongings that are meaningful to you. All rooms come with private en-suite, walk-in shower rooms.

Dining Room

Dining Rooms

Take a seat in our dining room, we encourage our residents to enjoy 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 our friendly front of house staff are on hand to serve and assist with meals as required.

Cosy Lounges

Settle in your favourite chair or join 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.

Hair & Beauty

Enjoy a pamper at our on-site salon. For many residents, a set and blow-dry or visit to the barber is part of their weekly calendar, our beauty bar features a nail painting area and make-up for those extra special occasions.


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.


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.

Private Dining

Reserved for those extra-special occasions. Our private dining is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or family gathering. Our chef will be happy to tailor a three-course meal to your taste or an afternoon tea.

Our Home

Our facilities make life comfortable and enjoyable, allowing people to live safely and as they choose. We'd love to show you round our home, get in touch with us today to book your tour.

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

Meet the team

We're here to help. To discuss your needs, please get in touch.

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


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Selwood House Care Home Grand Opening
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On Friday, 1st September, Selwood House Care Home, in Charlton Down near Dorchester, was officially opened by Deputy Mayor Janet Hewitt.
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This year, residents and staff are excited to celebrate 40 years of Country Court through a range of themed activities.

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