The Orchards

Built on the site of the Plainsfield Children’s home, The Orchards was recently extended and redeveloped into a modern purpose built care home which offers round the clock nursing care for those in need of it.

Opened by the mayor of Crewkerne following its upgrade in 2012, The Orchards is set in an enclosed garden. Set in the heart of Crewkerne, its shops, churches, swimming pool, gym and library are all on our doorstep and within easy walking distance. The site also has access to ample parking making it easily accessible.

Why Choose Us

We choosing a home for your loved one you want to be sure it will offer them the most comprehensive care at the highest level, and a friendly environment they can feel at home in. At the Orchards we strive to provide just that giving you the peace of mind your loved ones will be well cared for at all times. We offer round the clock care, including nursing services, so you’ll never have to worry the right care and expertise will always be on hand to help.

The Orchards likes to operate an open door visiting policy to encourage family and friends to stop by at any time. The modern layout provides plenty of space for both social interaction and privacy, with separate lounges, a dining room, and spacious gardens with raised flower beds. A comprehensive activity and entertainment programme is provided, and a wide range of participatory activities are available to the residents including 'away-days' visiting local sites. We also enjoy close links with Henhayes Community Centre to offer additional activities for residents enjoy.

Residents are encouraged to make their rooms their own, by bringing personal items and furniture to put them at ease and make them as comfortable as possible. All the bedrooms have en-suite facilities, a television, and telephone points can be fitted to every bedroom.

The site also offers additional services, including personal laundry and hairdressing.

We also offer a day care service as a way for carers to catch up on daily errands while enriching their relative’s day with a short-term change of environment. The opportunity for socialisation as well as easy access to additional services is especially beneficial for the less mobile. Discover more about our day care service here.


Contact Details

The Orchards,
Orchard Lane,
TA18 7AF

Telephone: 01460 76267
Fax: 01460 78603

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