Residential Care Home – Glebe House Almondsbury, Bristol BS32
Glebe House is an impressive country style home nestled in the heart of the beautiful village of Almondsbury, surrounded by rolling countryside but just 5 minutes away from the M4/M5 interchange. It is set at the end of a private drive with a view of the outstanding and ancient spire and St Marys Church, as well as the Severn Estuary looking across Wales. Glebe House was originally built as a vicarage for St Mary’s Church at the turn of the century and as you drive through the private, leafy, tree-lined driveway you will instantly feel the impressive splendour of this country home. Glebe House first opened its doors as a Care Home in 1996 and then became part of the Bristol Care Homes 4 Care and Nursing Homes in 2006.
Glebe house has still many of its beautiful victorian period features, including its entrance door, restored stained glass windows, its majestic staircase and its period reception rooms. All of which have been lovingly saved throughout its modernisation by Bristol Care Homes to provide outstanding elderly and nursing care.
The wide expanse of beautiful and mature wooded gardens as Glebe House is beautifully maintained with trees, shrubs and flowers to be enjoyed throughout the seasons. There is plenty of seating with parasols and a beautiful and ornate water fountain for you to enjoy the sound of whilst you are sat in the fresh air with your friends and family when they come to visit.
The old part of Glebe House has been converted and there is now also a purpose-built annexe where the old and new parts of the building seamlessly combine. There are 41 single bedrooms and 6 shared bedrooms which are situated over 3 floors with two lifts to ensure easy access. The rooms are decorated to a very high standard with neutral and calming colour schemes with high ceilings and a feeling of light and space. Residents can bring a piece of their own furniture and we encourage everyone to have their own ornaments, photos and important things in their bedrooms so they feel like home and a place they want to spend time in, retreat and relax. The majority of bedrooms at Glebe House have an en-suite and any that don’t have a bathroom close by. All bedrooms have internet access with a television and telephone point to ensure residents are able to contact family and friends whenever they want to.
In 2012 Glebe House was delighted and proud to open their state of the art dementia care unit which took the latest research into the needs of dementia patients in both their care and surroundings. The 13 specially designed and equipped rooms for residents with dementia include colour schemes and designs based on the findings of research by the University of Stirling. This research discovered how colour choices for carpets and soft furnishing can have a huge calming effect and be helpful for residents with dementia. Glebe House also ensures that residents with dementia have safe and enjoyable access to the gardens which is a huge and important part of their care and wellbeing.
Glebe House has 2 large open, bright and airy lounge areas with panoramic views over the beautiful grounds, the rolling countryside and the Severn Estuary and beyond. These are perfect for residents to enjoy time together as well as when loved ones come to visit. There are also 2 smaller lounge areas for more quiet time if it is needed. Since being modernised the whole of Glebe House has been designed to accommodate the use of wheelchairs throughout with easy access in rooms, bathrooms and corridors.
Bristol Care Homes ‘Social Manager’ ensures that every care home enjoys planned, and varied social activities that are stimulating and cater for all different needs. These can include music, art, keep fit, gardening, cooking and much more.
All meals are planned and freshly prepared by a team of qualified chefs on-site and they provide hearty and nutritious meals for all dietary and medical needs. Food plays a huge part in every resident’s social and mental health and we really encourage social mealtimes. Meals can be eaten in residents own rooms and we understand this is needed sometimes so we are able to accommodate it. It has its own residents kitchenette which enables residents to make their own as well as friends and family hot drinks when they come to visit which has been proven to make residents feel more comfortable and independent in their day to day living as well as when people come to visit. It also creates a more home from home and family environment which is at the heart of Glebe House for both residents and staff.
Glebe House in Almondsbury caters for both care and nursing home residents and is registered for the following care categories:
Glebe House Registered Care Categories with the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
- Old Age
- Physical Disability
- Sensory Impairment
Glebe House Specialist Care Categories
- Cancer Care
- Colitis & Crohn’s Disease
- Hearing Impairment
- Motor Neurone Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Speech Impairment
- Visual Impairment
Other Care Provided at Glebe House
- Convalescent Care
- Day Care
- Own GP if required
- Palliative Care
- Respite Care
- Separate Specialist Dementia Care Unit
The T1, T2 and T1s bus runs from Bristol city centre through to Thornbury. The nearest stop is at The Swan public house, on the A38, about a 7-minute walk to Glebe House.
Conveniently situated a 3-minutes drive from the M4/M5 Interchange. Come off the interchange and follow signs for Thornbury / Gloucester on the A38. After about 600-yards turn left into “Over Lane”. Follow the lane and as you see “Alomindsbury Garden Centre” on your left, turn RIGHT into “Sundays Hill”. Glebe House opposite “The Old Forge” and is well sign-posted.
From any other direction – driving into Almondsbury village you will see the local primary school, Almondsbury CE Primary School. Glebe House is 50-yards up the road on the left-hand side.
The place-name of the village of ‘Almondsbury’ is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Almodesberie. The name means ‘Æthelmod’s or Ealhmund’s burgh or fortified place.
The beautiful village has two prestigious landmarks, the local pub, The Bowl Inn, and the spire and church of St Marys.
The pub takes its name from the bowl shape of the land surrounding the estuary. Parts of this whitewashed-stone inn were originally the three cottages erected in 1146 to house the monks building the adjacent church of St Mary the Virgin. The present building became a licensed inn in 1550. The pub is famed for its selection of local beers and home-cooked food. The pub has 11 guest rooms, including family-friendly and dog-friendly room options.
At the bottom of the hill is the local church, dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin. The church and tower were built in 1140 AD. The lead-covered spire was added sometime before 1619.
The village also boasts an excellent primary school and a ‘community shop’.