Services offered: Day Care Intermediate Care Respite Care Residential Care Dementia Care Nursing Care

Located on the outskirts of the historic medieval market town of Malmesbury, Athelstan House is a purpose-built home surrounded by a large landscaped garden. Athelstan House offers compassionate, individualised residential, nursing, dementia, respite, intermediate and day care for up to 80 residents in a modern, comfortable environment.

The home is conveniently situated next to The Malmesbury Primary Care Centre part of the Priory Way complex, with its extensive GP services and Boots pharmacy.

The purpose-built home environment has been specifically designed to support the needs of older people including those with dementia, from aiding memory in day-to-day living and reminiscence therapy, to reinforcing personal identity and navigating around the home.

About the Home

The light and spacious reception area which greets you as you enter Athelstan House reflects the comfortable and homely living environment throughout the home.

This delightful home features small households with 20 bedrooms.  All rooms also have en-suite facilities, remote controlled colour television and a state-of-the-art nurse call system- a personal haven for each resident.

Every household has its own comfortable beautifully furnished lounge and kitchen dining area, with easy access to assisted bathrooms and cosy sitting rooms.

The large day centre, and 'Heart of the Home' area provides the ideal space for parties and special events, while the smaller, cosier lounges give more privacy for socialising with friends and family or watching TV. Our lovely landscaped gardens are there to enjoy and help you relax.

Residents’ can enjoy the daily social activities going on in the central communal areas with the hairdressing salon open during the week.  The cinema/entertainment room is used partly for activities but also for individual and personal use.  The comfortable garden area and lounge on the ground floor are perfect for meeting family and friends.

Our new dementia household 

This household is tastefully decorated with luxury fittings and furnishings and has applied best practice in dementia design. Carefully chosen artwork, soft furnishings and themed corridors have been selected that are of an era likely to be familiar to our residents or are of meaningful subjects such as music or crafts. All rooms have en-suite facilities, remote controlled colour television and a state-of-the-art nurse call system.  The household also has a dedicated activity room, wrap-around patio and a garden room leading out to raised beds.

Please call 01666 848000 to arrange a visit.

A friendly, professionally trained team

Our friendly, professionally trained team are on hand around the clock to support our residents, ensuring they spend their day how they wish and enabling them to enjoy a fulfilling and independent lifestyle.

The attentive care team focus on the individual needs of the residents, with a tailored care plan for each person.  Their aim is to improve the quality of life for our residents by creating lovely, comfortable, homely surroundings and by providing care, activities and other services designed around each resident’s needs and wishes.

Food and Nutrition

The talented chef and kitchen team prepare tasty, home-cooked meals on site daily from our own kitchens. We source quality produce for our excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. All-day dining is available for lighter meals and snacks and all dishes are carefully balanced to get the best nutritional value and cater for individual dietary requirements and preferences.

Seasonal produce is chosen whenever possible and of course, relatives and friends are always welcome to join us.  The menus change daily, and the kettle is always on.  Our chef bakes every day so there is always a fresh cake to enjoy.

Each of the households has their own small kitchen dining room where residents can take their meals if they wish. Residents are also encouraged to help prepare their own food and to make snacks whenever they choose.


Athelstan House has dedicated Activities Co-ordinators, who organise a varied programme of events around each person's hobbies, interests and requests. With individual and group pastimes, from gardening to arts and crafts, coffee mornings and outings, we make sure that everyone is able to enjoy themselves to the fullest.  We are also fortunate to have the support of many volunteers of all ages from the local community, strengthening our links to this thriving market town. Here is a sample of activities on offer:

  • Gardening
  • Arts and crafts
  • Trips to the local gardening centre
  • Fun activities with ‘Messy Miniatures’, the local toddler group
  • Visit from PAT dogs
  • Board game competitions and quizzes
  • Seated yoga
  • Singing 
  • Communal Church services

With so many well-being activities for body and mind on offer, we also recognise that everyone needs some personal space for relaxation and mindfulness for personal reflection. The cosy lounges offer an opportunity for some quiet time or to host family and friends. 

Community and Family Events

As we are on the outskirts of a market town - within a vibrant community, there's never a dull moment. We run regular activities for all to join in: 

  • Friday Coffee Morning
  • Care home open day Friday 28th June
  • Summer and Autumn Fetes
  • Athelstan House Band

Book on to one of these events by emailing Helen Mickish at h.mickish@osjct.co.uk or call 01666 848000.

Visit the home

The best way to find out all that we can offer you is to come along for a chat and to see for yourself. Contact us to make an appointment - we'll be delighted to welcome you.

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What we offer

  • Hairdressing salon
  • Residents' shop
  • Regular visits by health professionals
  • Church Services
  • Cinema
  • Minibus
  • Pet Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Foot Care
  • Patio garden
  • Landscaped gardens

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