We are welcoming new residents into our care homes to continue providing first-class care for those that need our support. Please click here to read our latest information.
Welcome to the serene village of Shipton-under-Wychwood, home to the award-winning residential nursing home, The Old Prebendal House.
Set on the banks of the River Evenlode in the heart of the Cotswolds, this historic Grade II listed house is a place of utmost comfort and person-centred care where residents can enjoy life in the homeliest of surroundings.
Not only is The Old Prebendal House situated in beautiful, eye-catching gardens and surroundings, it boasts the very best in person-centred resident care. Before coming to live with us, we carry out a thorough pre-assessment visit for anyone who wishes to become a resident. This way, we’re able to gather the relevant information to ensure that we can deliver the best possible levels of tailored care, suited to each individual.
We also warmly welcome loved ones and visitors and are happy to organise food and drink in the lounge or garden area for you to enjoy during your visit. All we need is someone to let us know in advance, and we’ll sort the rest.
If you require residential or nursing care and have a loved one who would like to stay close to you, located just next door we have The Old Prebendal Court which features four retirement cottages and sixteen apartments, perfect for retirees who want to keep their independence. That way, you’re still close to the one you love and able to spend time together whenever you wish, while continuing to receive the specialist care you need.
The Old Prebendal Estate sits within Shipton-under-Wychwood, a small Oxfordshire village with a parish population of 1,244 according to the census of 2011. This quiet and picturesque spot in the Cotswolds is situated roughly between Oxford and Cheltenham and is home to a bowls club, a golf club, a church, a post office and three historic public houses.
The Old Prebendal Estate is well situated for visitors, and Shipton-under-Wychwood boasts quick and easy access to London via the A40/M40, the South West via the A40/M5, as well as Birmingham and the West Midlands.
The nearest railway station is approximately 5 miles away in Charlbury, with regular trains to London Paddington (a journey of around an hour and twenty minutes).
" My mother has been a resident of The Old Prebendal House for 6 years now. I have been delighted with the care that she has received. All the staff are so pleasant, polite and helpful. They are very understanding of my mother's needs and difficulties. It is always a pleasure to deal with them. My mother is very contented and happy. I have no hesitation in recommending. "
Rosemary D (Daughter of Resident)
" My Mother was a resident at TOPH for a short time after a lengthy stay in hospital. From the start, the Manager made us all feel very welcome. She visited my Mum in hospital to do an assessment and told us she would be delighted to welcome Mum as a guest at TOPH. From the day she arrived, the care she received was excellent - nursing, support and maintenance who couldn't have done any more to make the room nicer. "
Tim H (Son of Resident, Old Prebendal House)
Sheila Head is the Director of Care across The Old Prebendal Estate (House and Court), and boasts a wealth of experience of managing care homes. Sheila joined The Old Prebendal Estate in January 2020 – and has since built a strong team who together provide high standards of person-centred care. Sheila has an open door policy for all her residents, staff and relatives – so feel free to talk to about anything. We like to think of The Old Prebendal Estate as one big family and we look forward welcoming any new residents.