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Come sample our care and warmth, and try out our comprehensive activity programmes, in-house personal care and daily visits from the medical team. Stays can be for one night or longer; or as a try-to-help-decide for a permanent stay. ..more
We are fully Open!
We never forget that life should be FUN!, we have a comprehensive activity and entertainment programme. We pride ourselves on offering all our residents a warm and safe stay. Please contact our on-site team to discuss every aspect of moving-in with us. ..more
CQC Assessment - Good in all areas
Following a recent CQC inspection, Ablecare, Menwinnion country house achieved a "Good in all areas" assessment. ..more

Menwinnion Country Care Home has provided high quality residential care for the elderly since 1983. The home stands in its own extensive grounds, on the western side of the historic Lamorna Valley, near Penzance in Cornwall. We have magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Our gardens offer a safe environment for walking and there are numerous secluded areas in which to relax and enjoy the abundant flora and fauna or take a walk down to the sea. We have wireless emergency pendants that work throughout the grounds so you will always be able to call for help.


Menwinnion Country House now has 40 bedrooms, comprising mostly of ensuite and luxury suites. More than half have their own patio doors which lead on to level areas of paved garden and raised flowerbeds (there are no steps for those with walking difficulties). Each room is fully furnished to a very high standard. We do encourage residents to bring items of their own furniture if they wish, together with other items with which to personalise their room.

Each room has its own individual character, and has:
  • Its own emergency and aid call bell.
  • Fitted carpets & curtains and comfortably furnished.
  • Centrally heated, with their own in-room heating control.
  • T.V. aerial socket with excellent digital reception.
  • Telephone point.
  • WiFi Access.
  • Emergency call system, so that even in the privacy of our resident's own room, a helping hand is always nearby, if required.

We also have rooms which are wheelchair accessible, including an accessible bathroom and the lift is wheel chair accessible.

Menwinnion Country House

The house itself is a grade two listed building and has been tastefully refurbished to a high standard incorporating all the modern amenities of today whilst retaining the charm and warm friendly atmosphere of the original building.

In addition to the three main lounges there are smaller alcoves and conservatory areas throughout the home, giving residents the choice of privacy or socialising.

It is important that residents feel "at home" rather than just "living in a home". We actively promote, encourage and honour individual choice in virtually every aspect of our residents' stay with us.

We operate our dining rooms in the style of a high quality restaurant with waiter / waitress service and plenty of choice and menu variation and daily 3 course lunch. The rooms have lovely views over the gardens and countryside beyond.

Breakfast in bed is always available, the choice is always yours.

All laundry is prepared in-house using professional equipment.

We operate a No Smoking policy throughout the building with a facility at the rear of the building for residents and visitors.

Inhouse Amenities

We have a shop which is available daily, a visiting Hairdresser who visits at least once a week and Chiropodist, Optician, Dentist and Clergy of all denominations, several of whom run services or visit on request. Please visit our Events @ Menwinnion pages for the latest events listings. We have our own transport arrangements for regular local trips and transporting residents to various clinics or medical appointments.


Friends and relatives are most welcome to visit and participate in activities and outings or to join them for lunch. Families are especially welcome to join in celebrating birthdays and special occasions enjoying mouth-watering home made cakes. For private visits, special occasions or fun "Club Nights" our Clematis Room is bookable in advance (please call or email to make arrangements). We have decorated and furnished this room to give a very homely ambience so that our residents and their guests can truly feel at home and not have to meet in their bedroom.

As we always encourage visits, there are normally no restrictions or fixed hours for visiting, and we have ample car parking, so the family can use us as a base for shopping when visiting.


We know how important they are in our lives and we are happy for you to bring your pet with you to your new home. Subject to availability, we have a number of rooms with French doors giving direct access to the garden making them an ideal home to share with your pet.


We know how important house or garden plants can be to you; so why not bring them with you when you move in? We have dozens of house plants around the home that need plenty of TLC. Why not join our Gardening Club and help with watering, plant care, propagating and flower arranging? We even have outdoor borders and a greenhouse ready for green fingers!


To download our brochure on our homes click here (PDF 940kb).

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