Resthaven offers 24 hour residential and nursing care set amidst some of the finest countryside in Gloucestershire with panoramic views over the Painswick valley.

Nursing care

Residential care

Respite care

Convalescent care

Dementia Care

End of Life care

Care for Couples


Idyllic panoramic views

41 rooms

Fully accessible

Extensive private gardens and grounds

Visitors usually always welcome (current restrictions apply)

Activities suite

Hairdressing salon

Television in rooms

Lilian Faithfull Care fleet of vehicles

Our Home Environment

Our tranquil grounds are a haven for wildlife; we have the pleasure of watching the rich birdlife, rabbits, foxes and even deer from the home. Our gardens are full of interest all year round – the blossom in our orchard is a highlight every spring. Our patios are fully accessible and there are plenty of paths to explore for those who enjoy a gentle stroll. Our courtyard, which nestles between two wings of the home, offers an accessible sheltered spot. The variety of seating areas across the grounds means that residents and their families can always find a quiet private area to enjoy.

We are privileged that our home offers a variety of communal areas: lounges, dining area conservatory, activities suite and chapel, with the panoramic views as their backdrop. Residents are welcome to add their own furnishings and personal belongings to make their room their own. All our rooms have washing facilities and some include ensuite facilities or wet rooms. The home is fully accessible.

Our Care

To learn about how we are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic please visit our Care during Covid webpage

Our care is nurse-led 24 hours a day and we are unusual in the high level of qualified nurses (including mental health nurses) that we have on every shift.

We work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of external health professionals including doctors, specialist nurses and the NHS rapid response team to ensure every resident’s care needs are met and unnecessary hospital admissions are avoided. We have a close rapport with our local GP surgery who hold regular surgeries at Resthaven. We also have regular visits from a chiropodist and vision examination team.

Each resident has a named nurse and carer who work closely with residents and their families to create a person centred plan of care which is constantly reviewed. We have a range of clinical equipment.


We have a dedicated suite of rooms for our activities programme. Our full time activity coordinator leads a team who offer different activities every day. Family and friends are always welcome to share in our activities programme alongside their loved ones. For those residents who stay in their bedroom either by choice or due to ill health we work to find things they enjoy on a one to one basis.

Our activities programme includes;

Theme days, such as our 1940s day

Arts and crafts

Visiting musicians and performers

Hairdressing in our comfortable salon

Monthly services in our own chapel

Facilitating residents to use Skype

Cookery sessions

Visiting pets and animals

home Cooking

Our chefs prepare fresh nutritious and well balanced menus each day, offering a wide range of options at every meal. Sherry hour is enjoyed by many before lunch each day when residents and staff gather to socialise.

Our afternoon tea is a favourite focal point each day; a classic British afternoon tea served in our dining room or in the privacy of your own room if preferred.  This is a time when residents and their guests relax and socialise over the delicious treats.

The chefs are experienced at preparing special menus for people who have difficulties chewing or swallowing including puree meals.

For residents who need help at mealtimes, we have a team of specialist carers to give assistance with eating and drinking. As far as possible they support the same residents each day so that they build a personal understanding of their individual preferences and closely monitor how much is consumed to ensure residents are well nourished and hydrated.

We hold special seasonal days throughout the year, theming our food around all the major festivals as well as sporting and royal events. We welcome guests to join residents for a meal and we enjoy hosting family parties for any occasion.

Fees Information

As a charity we are able to offer very competitive rates for our nursing and residential care. Fees vary according to factors such as the level of care required and size of room, so please talk to our home manager to find out more.  We would never ask anyone to leave due to their personal financial circumstances.

Contact and visit us

To find out more about life at Resthaven please do not hesitate to contact Lesley and the team on 01452 812682 or email

If you are looking for care and would like to see our home, we offer live virtual tours by phone or tablet or safe ‘in-person’ visits by appointment only.

For face to face visits you MUST be double vaccinated in order to enter the home. Visits will adhere to strict Covid-19 controls including lateral flow tests, PPE worn and being accompanied by our team.

Please contact the homes to arrange.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Application Form

To apply to live at our homes please complete this application form and return to our care home team. We do recommend talking to our care home team first to go over your care needs.

Resthaven Nursing Home

Lesley Dowden

Lesley Dowden


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