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Welcome to The Old Prebendal House

Station Road,
Chipping Norton, OX7 6BQ

The Old Prebendal House

Care at The Old Prebendal House is delivered in a stunning, historic, Grade II listed building of architectural importance. Alongside its beautiful gardens the House boasts several features, revealing its medieval origins. We provide 24 hour nursing and residential, person-centred care, in comfortable, homely surroundings. The Old Prebendal House is situated in the picturesque Cotswold village of Shipton-under-Wychwood – with good train links to both London and Oxford. The local village has a bowls club, golf club, church and post office, and several places to dine and drink.

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Our Services

" 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)

" 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)

" The staff are unfailingly professional, caring and kind. I visit three or four times a year and the staff are always very welcoming. Emails always get a prompt and helpful reply, which is especially important to me. The accommodation is of the highest standard and always spotlessly clean, while the dining room is worthy of a restaurant. "

Sally R (Daughter of Resident)

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Daily Life

Before coming to live at The Old Prebendal House we carryout a thorough pre-assessment visit with residents – to gather information to ensure we provide the best-possible, person-centred care. Person-centred care is continued on admission, and benefits from the involvement of loved ones and each resident. From here we deliver a wide and varied monthly activity programme – ranging from cream teas on the terrace, lace making in the conservatory and weekly shopping trips to the local village and or town. We have regular fund raising events for various local charities and an annual fete amongst many other activities.

The Old Prebendal House


The dining experience at The Old Prebendal House begins with your choice from our breakfast menu or daily breakfast special, which is served between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Choose to eat breakfast in either the main dining room, bistro or your bedroom – whichever suits your preference. Breakfast is then followed by coffee and sherry at 11:00 a.m. For lunch, a 3 course meal is served from 12:30 p.m. – comprising a choice of starter, main and desert (including vegetarian options). Lunch is followed by coffee or tea and after dinner mints. Afternoon Tea is served from 3:00 p.m. which consists of a fruit platter and freshly baked cake. Supper is served from 5:15 p.m., where residents can choose between a hot or a cold meal. All of our dining experiences are served by our ‘Hospitality Duo’, who learn residents’ likes and dislikes.


Sheila Head

Sheila Head is our Registered Manager, and boasts a wealth of experience of managing care homes. Sheila joined The Old Prebendal House 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 House as one big family and we look forward welcoming any new residents.

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