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The 9 Best Care Homes In Bournemouth | Exceptional Care In An Idyllic Location

Farway Grange care home garden and exterior

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Care homes in Bournemouth are some of the best in South West England. They boast amazing communal facilities such as lounges and dining rooms and provide high standards of care. To help you or your loved one make the perfect choice, we’ve rounded up nine of the best care homes in Bournemouth.

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Explore the best care homes in Bournemouth:

  1. Aranlaw House
  2. Queensmount
  3. Westbourne Tower
  4. Farway Grange
  5. Branksome Park
  6. Talbot View
  7. Alexandra House
  8. Castle Dene
  9. Regency Manor



Aranlaw House

Best for: Specialist dementia care

Specialising in compassionate and professional dementia care, Aranlaw House is the first entry on our list of the best care homes in Bournemouth.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission - the highest rating a home can receive - Aranlaw House is known as one of the best dementia care homes in the area. There are dedicated staff on hand for anyone living with dementia, who can support them with any symptoms they experience.

Aranlaw House care home bedroom

If your loved one requires personal care or nursing care, this can also be given.

Aranlaw House boasts a fantastic location for your loved one to receive care. Here, you’ll be just a short walk from the beautiful Westbourne Beach. The dedicated team often take residents on day trips to this lovely seafront, and there’s a regularly rotating range of other stimulating activities to participate in, such as bingo, board games and baking.


CQC rating:

  • Overall - Outstanding
  • Safe - Outstanding
  • Effective - Outstanding
  • Caring - Outstanding
  • Responsive - Outstanding
  • Well-led - Outstanding

CQC Publication Date: 29/02/2020

Learn more about Aranlaw House:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, nursing, dementia and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Outstanding
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Facilities An activity room, a bar, a communal dining room, idyllic gardens, a beauty salon and a dedicated quiet space
Are There En Suite Facilities? All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 47
Is the Home Purpose-Built? Yes
Care Home Operator Luxury Care

Are you interested in viewing Aranlaw House?

For availability and pricing, call 01202 099764.

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Queensmount

Best for: A family-feel and diverse care

Another ‘Outstanding’ rated care home, Queensmount is a brilliant place for older adults to live, thanks to the community feel it provides. Your loved one will immediately feel welcome here, and they’ll also have plenty of enjoyable facilities and services to take advantage of throughout their day, including an on-site restaurant, flat-screen TVs and soothing animal therapy.

Queensmount care home outdoor area

Several types of care are available at Queensmount. Along with residential and nursing care on a short-term or permanent basis, dignified palliative care, Parkinson’s care and adult day care services are also on offer.

Bournemouth is a wonderful place for care-seekers to live. At Queensmount, you’ll be near much-loved attractions like Bournemouth Beach and the iconic pier. Thanks to fun activities like painting, gentle exercise and beauty treatments, your loved one will never be short of things to do within the home either. These activities are often tailored to the individual interests of residents.


CQC rating:

  • Overall - Outstanding
  • Safe - Outstanding
  • Effective - Outstanding
  • Caring - Outstanding
  • Responsive - Outstanding
  • Well-led - Outstanding

CQC Publication Date: 05/08/2022

Learn more about Queensmount:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, nursing and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Outstanding
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Facilities An activity room, a bar, a café and restaurant, a communal dining space, lovely gardens, a beauty salon and a space for peace and quiet
Are There En Suite Facilities? 96% of bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 49
Is the Home Purpose-Built? Yes
Care Home Operator Bupa

Are you interested in viewing Queensmount?

For availability and pricing, call 01202 149086.

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Westbourne Tower

Best for: Luxurious care

Considered one of the most luxurious care homes in Bournemouth, Westbourne Tower is just minute’s from the town’s bustling centre. Managed by Avery Healthcare - one of the country’s largest care home operators - Westbourne Tower contains 114 beautifully decorated bedrooms, most of which have en-suite bathrooms.

Couples who wish to continue living together can do so here, with these 114 bedrooms offering the facilities for couples to share a bedroom when they both require extra care in later life.

Westbourne Tower care home entrance

Westbourne Tower provides residential, nursing and dementia care, along with convalescent care if your loved one has recently been discharged from the hospital.

The hard-working team puts the time and dedication into ensuring every resident enjoys life to the fullest. There’s plenty for everyone to get involved in, regardless of their interests. There are also often short trips away from the home to local beauty spots or popular attractions within Bournemouth.


CQC rating:

  • Overall - Good
  • Safe - Good
  • Effective - Good
  • Caring - Good
  • Responsive - Good
  • Well-led - Good

CQC Publication Date: 22/02/2023

Learn more about Westbourne Tower:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, nursing, dementia and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Good
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Facilities An activity room, a cinema room, a café and restaurant, a computer room, communal and private dining areas, a space for spending time with family, a beauty salon, outdoor terracing and more
Are There En Suite Facilities? 81% of bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 114
Is the Home Purpose-Built? Yes
Care Home Operator Avery Healthcare

Are you interested in viewing Westbourne Tower?

For availability and pricing, call 01202 125935.

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Farway Grange

Best for: Specialist nursing and palliative care

Farway Grange has provided residents with a brilliant standard of residential, nursing and dementia care since it first opened in 1986.

An independent care home, Farway Grange looks after every resident on an individual basis. Your loved one will have a tailored care plan made from them, and the care team will also involve them in the care planning process where possible.

Farway Grange care home garden and pond

Your loved one will benefit from specialists and therapists who regularly visit the home. Personalised services are also available, including hairdressing, chiropody and pet therapy.

Farway Grange is situated in Bournemouth’s picturesque Queens Park neighbourhood, making it one of the most tranquil homes in the area. We particularly love the garden, complete with a pond, colourful flowerbeds and outdoor seating areas. Green-fingered residents often gather here to take part in a spot of relaxing gardening.


CQC rating:

  • Overall - Good
  • Safe - Good
  • Effective - Good
  • Caring - Good
  • Responsive - Good
  • Well-led - Good

CQC Publication Date: 14/06/2022

Learn more about Farway Grange:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, nursing, dementia and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Good
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Facilities An activity room, communal and private dining areas, tranquil gardens, a beauty salon, a quiet room and outdoor terracing
Are There En Suite Facilities? 20% of bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 25
Is the Home Purpose-Built? No
Care Home Operator Amrial Care

Are you interested in viewing Farway Grange?

For availability and pricing, call 01202 560393.

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Branksome Park

Best for: Tailored care for your loved one

A friendly residential and nursing home, Branksome Park specialises in providing care for people with neurological conditions, including spinal and brain injuries, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy.

Along with the high-quality, respectful care delivered by the home’s dedicated team, residents can also receive tailored treatment from physiotherapists and speech therapists. Here, the goal is improving your loved one’s quality of life as much as possible, so they can continue leading a fulfilling and enjoyable lifestyle.

Branksome Park care home bedroom and patio

Branksome Park is divided into five unique areas, each with its own lounge and dining room. The home also has a hair salon, a sun-soaked conservatory, a patio and a peaceful garden. In these communal areas, residents can relax or spend time with each other, family and friends.


CQC rating:

  • Overall - Good
  • Safe - Good
  • Effective - Good
  • Caring - Good
  • Responsive - Good
  • Well-led - Good

CQC Publication Date: 18/08/2022

Learn more about Branksome Park:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, nursing and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Good
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Facilities An activity room, a communal dining area, gardens, a beauty salon and a room dedicated to peace and quiet
Are There En Suite Facilities? All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 59
Is the Home Purpose-Built? Yes
Care Home Operator Luxury Care

Are you interested in viewing Branksome Park?

For availability and pricing, call 01202 099808.

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Talbot View

Best for: Exceptional personal care in a homely setting

Nestled in the heart of Bournemouth and just north of the town centre, Talbot View is a purpose-built Care South home. Here, your loved one can receive respectful and dignified personal care in a comfortable residential setting, or specialised dementia care.

Whatever you or your loved one requires, the care team at Talbot View will ensure they’re safe and happy. Each of the 59 fully-furnished bedrooms has its own round-the-clock call bell, meaning care is always on hand if needed.

Talbot View care home garden and exterior

Talbot View is packed with welcoming communal spaces where residents can spend time with each other, such as the serene landscaped garden, the on-site café serving delicious hot drinks and cakes, the hair salon and the library.

Beyond the home, residents are also ideally placed to access nearby shops, restaurants and popular Bournemouth attractions. The numerous beaches nearby make this an even more wonderful care home to live in!


CQC rating:

  • Overall - Good
  • Safe - Good
  • Effective - Good
  • Caring - Good
  • Responsive - Good
  • Well-led - Good

CQC Publication Date: 03/03/2022

Learn more about Talbot View:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, dementia and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Good
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Facilities A café and restaurant, a communal dining space, lovely gardens, a beauty salon, a library and reading room, a meditation area and a space for peace and quiet
Are There En Suite Facilities? All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 59
Is the Home Purpose-Built? Yes
Care Home Operator Care South

Are you interested in viewing Talbot View?

For availability and pricing, call 01202 629452.

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Alexandra House

Best for: Modern residential and dementia care

Recently built, Alexandra House is currently welcoming new residents across residential, dementia and respite care. If your loved one has a physical disability, this can also be looked after here.

Inside Alexandra House, you’ll find 58 fully furnished rooms with en-suite bathrooms and 24-hour call bells. The team at Alexandra House have created an environment within which your loved one will feel comfortable, happy and thoroughly cared for.

Alexandra House care home patio and exterior

Alexandra House is right next to Alexandra Park, with many bedrooms enjoying stunning views stretching across this six-acre Edwardian-style beauty spot. Residents often visit this park to enjoy peace and tranquillity.

Along with outdoor seating areas next to the lovely garden, there’s something for everyone, with facilities like cosy communal lounges, a beauty salon and a dedicated activity room, where activity coordinators organise fun activities and events for residents to take part in.


CQC rating:

  • Overall - Good
  • Safe - Good
  • Effective - Good
  • Caring - Good
  • Responsive - Good
  • Well-led - Good

CQC Publication Date: 24/02/2022

Learn more about Alexandra House:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, dementia and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Good
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Facilities An activity room, a café and restaurant, a communal dining area, beautiful gardens, a hair salon and a room for quiet and relaxation
Are There En Suite Facilities? All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 58
Is the Home Purpose-Built? Yes
Care Home Operator Care South

Are you interested in viewing Alexandra House?

For availability and pricing, call 01202 125986.

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Castle Dene

Best for: Modern facilities

One of Bournemouth's most welcoming care homes, Castle Dene is northeast of the town centre. This home specialises in residential and dementia care, while also boasting a wide range of modern facilities. The 50 fully furnished rooms are all spacious and contain thoughtful features for older adults.

Castle Dene care home lounge and garden

One of Castle Dene’s highlights is its stunning outdoor spaces. The picturesque landscaped garden is the perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon stroll, while residents can also take part in a range of therapeutic and low-intensity gardening activities, or simply bask in the sun. The bright and airy communal lounges look directly onto this garden, providing residents with a wonderful view.

Castle Dene has a dedicated activity team that coordinates activities based on residents’ favourite hobbies. Some of the most popular include arts & crafts, gentle exercise classes, music therapy and organised outings to local points of interest. Residents particularly enjoy exploring Bournemouth’s many sandy beaches.

Learn more about Castle Dene:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, dementia and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Not yet inspected
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Facilities A communal dining room, tranquil gardens, a beauty salon and a room dedicated to quiet and relaxation
Are There En Suite Facilities? No bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 50
Is the Home Purpose-Built? Yes
Care Home Operator Care South

Are you interested in viewing Castle Dene?

For availability and pricing, call 01202 001828.

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Regency Manor

Best for: Care within a leafy, relaxing setting

Rounding out our list of the best care homes in Bournemouth is Regency Manor. Nestled between the coastal towns of Bournemouth and Poole, Regency Manor is an undoubtedly idyllic place to receive care. This extends to some excellent communal facilities. Our favourites include the sunny outdoor patio and garden, cosy lounges and even an on-site hairdresser.

If your loved one is living with dementia, Regency Manor also has four suites dedicated to people living with dementia. Dementia residents are closely monitored, allowing staff to quickly adjust care plans as needs and symptoms change.

Regency Manor care home bedroom

Residential and nursing care are also available at Regency Manor, along with several other elderly care options such as convalescent care, palliative care, day care services, specialist mental health support and even physiotherapy.

To ensure the care provided here is of the highest quality, every team member at Regency Manor undergoes an intensive in-house training programme. Through this programme, skills and knowledge are learned so staff can deliver care tailored to the unique needs of every individual.


CQC rating:

  • Overall - Good
  • Safe - Good
  • Effective - Good
  • Caring - Good
  • Responsive - Good
  • Well-led - Good

CQC Publication Date: 03/01/2020

Learn more about Regency Manor:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, nursing, dementia and respite care
Care Quality Commission Rating Good
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Facilities An activity room, a café and restaurant, a communal dining space, peaceful gardens, a beauty salon and a quiet room
Are There En Suite Facilities? All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
Number of Beds 69
Is the Home Purpose-Built? Yes
Care Home Operator Luxury Care

Are you interested in viewing Regency Manor?

For availability and pricing, call 01202 091156.

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