CQC Outstanding Rating

Cqc Outstanding In Care

Our Philosophy

We provide heartsome care, giving positive encouragement throughout daily living. Our team of professionally trained staff have been handpicked to provide holistic tailored care for each resident. We are proud that our residents feel that they are part of an extended family who together share stimulating new experiences and make new friends.

Welcome to The Old Rectory residential care home for the elderly.

The Old Rectory built in 1820 with rendered and painted exterior set in large wooded grounds offers a tranquil setting for our residents. The south faced courtyard gardens at the rear of the home have several water features and an easily assessable terrace area making it the perfect place to sit and relax.

Longhope village, close to the A40 is situated on the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire borders, equidistant from Ross on Wye and Gloucester.

Amenities in the village include the Post Office, a general store, artisan bakery and the medieval church of All Saints.

Horseshoe lodge (formally the stable block), this facility is a self- contained property on ground floor level, and comprises entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen/dining room together with five en-suite bedrooms. It has its own attractive garden and terrace.

The Old Rectory provides twenty four beautifully presented en-suite bedrooms together with sitting rooms, dining room, conservatory, library/quiet area and activity room. The gardens provide ease of access to all residents, with wheelchair friendly terracing at the front and rear of the premises.

The Old Rectory care home is registered for twenty nine bedrooms, each bedroom contains the following:

  • 24 hour call bell system in both bedroom and en-suite
  • TV aerial point
  • Personal telephone line can be available
  • Wardrobe with drawer and mirror, chest of drawers, lockable beside cabinet, specialist bed provided if required, armchair and guest chair and over bed table.
  • Lockable bedroom door

One with a specialist Parker bath and two wet rooms.

Include a hair and beauty salon and passenger lift to the first floor.

Our sitting and dining areas are all elegantly decorated with traditional and modern accents throughout and there are wonderful countryside views to be enjoyed.

Locally sourced menus designed for the seasons.

Old Rectory Sitting Room
Old Rectory Bedroom 1
Old Rectory Logo

Residential care is for those who are now ready for the support of 24 hour care and is focused on maintaining individual and fulfilling lives with discreet and sensitive care whilst providing encouragement and support to enable them to retain their individuality, their choices, personal preferences and independence.

We encourage friendships within the home and the wider community, this enables residents to continue hobbies and past times that they are enjoying and to develop new hobbies and opportunities within our care setting.

The Old Rectory is a dementia friendly environment with balanced coloured schemes, wayfinding and points of interest to bring a safe space that is also homely and easy to understand.

This helps our residents who are living with dementia maintain an independence life style that is as stress free as possible.

Every permanent resident has the option of personalising their room with their own furniture, pictures, photographs and other belongings. Each resident has a care plan that details their health needs alongside their spiritual, occupational, physical, and day to day living needs.

This ensures each of our residents are fully supported and able to enjoy meaningful experiences and activities that reflect their individual interests.


Activity is about meaningful, engaging everyday living, 24/7, literally speaking, ‘every minute of every day’. Our activity provision is ‘person centred’ (tailored to each individual) and promotes well-being and self-esteem. It gives personal choices for our residents in all aspects of their care and it involves every member of staff in one way or another.

We employ a full time and part-time wellbeing co-ordinator who offer a wide range of daily activities within the Home, ensuring all residents are given every opportunity to enjoy a rewarding and fulfilled life.

We encourage residents to continue with any hobbies and interests they may have and if there is something not already in place, we will endeavour to get it.

A dedicated tablet with specific apps for residents and a special adapted app for dementia enables our residents to enjoy a vast range of activities, including contact with loved ones and friends

‘Alexa’ this gives spontaneous music and up to date news channels in all areas of the home.

  • Art therapy:-Painting with acrylic, water colours and oils and Ceramic painting on tiles and pottery
  • Themed and seasonal craft work shops
  • Knitting/crochet/embroidery/cross stitch
  • Flower arranging
  • Armchair yoga
  • Motor skill exercises to increase body strength
  • Dancing to old and new music
  • Walks around the homes ground and the local village
  • Armchair aerobics
  • One to one sessions
  • Small group sessions
  • Reminiscing
  • Quizzes
  • Poetry and book clubs
  • Board games (scrabble, trivial pursuit)
  • A look at the daily news paper
  • Holy Communion
  • Community worship with volunteers
  • A time for reflection group (for all religions and beliefs)
  • Hand reflexology massage
  • Holistic treatments (at request)
  • Hairdresser
  • Family and friends
  • Women’s institute
  • Pet therapy
  • Engagement with local schools
  • Chiropodist
  • Special occasion’s celebrations
  • Evening Gin parties
  • Musical entertainment from various groups
  • Themed musical sessions – Name that tune
  • Old Rectory choir (residents able to join whenever)
  • Pamper sessions
  • Special occasions (Birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s and Father’s day)
  • Video call sessions with family and friends here and away
  • Home baking
  • Group discussions sessions
  • Film afternoon
  • In and outside gardening

Out and about

  • Trip to sister home Hill Ash House to use cinema, cooking area and sensory room
  • Visiting local beauty spots
  • Visiting local garden centres
  • Trips to local shopping centres



The care home is tailored to a 24 hour care package, this includes:

  • 24 hour care by trained staff
  • 24 hour emergency call bell system in all bedrooms, en-suite facilities, communal rooms and throughout the home
  • Three meals a day with lighter meals to compliment diet, individual pots of fresh fruit served every morning and a glass of sherry before lunch
  • Morning coffee and afternoon tea, together with beverages served on request
  • Sandwiches and snacks available 24 hours a day
  • Passenger lift to service first floor
  • Walk in wet room
  • Two assisted baths
  • Beauty therapy/hairdressing room, including front wash basin, weekly visiting hairdresser
  • Full programme of activities
  • Large terrace area including formal garden
  • Sensory garden with scented and edible fruits
  • Religious services to your chosen denomination
  • Laundry service (except dry cleaning)
  • Regular visits of GP and district nurses
  • Visiting chiropodist, dentist and optician
  • Well-being companion system in place for continuity of care

Our fee range is from £970 to £1300 per week, this excludes chiropody, hairdressing, personal toiletries, newspapers and magazines.

Please note all fees are reviewed annually.

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