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Southernwood House

20 Matmore Gate, Spalding, Lincolnshire. PE11 2PN
T: 01775 760 563 F: 01775 760 713 M: mail@southernwoodhouse.co.uk


Southernwood House is situated is approximately half an acre of grounds and is located in a quiet suburb of Spalding and is within easy reach of the town centre and close to all amenities. An elegant 1920's built, detached, two storey property. It has been, for the most part, sympathetically extended over the years. The property fronts Matmore Gate, with two access points to a surfaced parking area for some eight to ten cars. There are attractive gardens to the rear of the home, incorporating a summer house. The most recent two-storey extension was added in 1987, which increased the number of available rooms. There are fourteen (14) single rooms on the ground floor & (1) Double room all with easy level access. There are also six (6) single and one (1) double bedroom on the first floor. The first floor is accessed by conventional stairs or by a separately elevating stair lift. Many of the rooms have been equipped with En-Suite facilities.


The first impression a visitor has when entering Southernwood House is one of comfort and friendliness. Many features of the Original house have been maintained while necessary alterations have been made to enable residents to live as independently and comfortably as possible. All 22 bedrooms have washbasins with the majority having en-suite toilets and are furnished to a high standard. The majority of the bedrooms are on the ground floor with 6 rooms of the original mansion on the first floor served by two staircases and a chair lift. All rooms have a nurse call system installed. Residents are encouraged to bring in personal possessions to achieve as homely an environment as possible. All rooms have TV aerial facilities and televisions can be supplied at an extra charge. Residents may have telephones installed at their own expense. There are two lounges and a pleasant conservatory area and two dining rooms. The locally praised and vibrantly colourful garden is an oasis to be enjoyed in the summer by both residents and visitors alike. The home also has a dedicated shower/wet room.

Dining Arrangements

Dining is regarded as the focal points in the day. Meals are prepared using fresh ingredients with a diverse menu range produced by our much acclaimed and fully managed kitchen. Special diets are catered for where necessary and personal preferences taken into account. Residents are able to dine in their rooms or in the communal dining areas in the Home. There are 3 main choices of meals and desserts or any special request for lunch time menu and a choice of a hot or cold supper with dessert. Hot drinks are served throughout the day and evening with biscuits and cakes but beverages and snacks are available at all times. Meals are a very sociable occasion and residents are encouraged to leave their rooms but may be served with meals there if they wish. Relatives and friends are welcome to join residents for meals by prior arrangement but can visit for coffee or tea at any time. During the summer refreshments are served in the garden and can be a pleasant interlude for all concerned.



Personal clothing suitable for machine washing is undertaken free of charge. Dry cleaning can be arranged at an extra charge


A hairdresser visits every Monday with a full compliment of equipment in-house. Prices are available on request.


Visits every six weeks, charges are extra. Price available on request.


Activities are arranged following discussion at residents meetings that are held at regular intervals. This allows residents to raise any concerns and for local information to be passed on. Social events are arranged and residents are encouraged to attend local events. Regular bingo, Cinema Nights, Reminiscence Nights and quiz sessions are held by the activities organiser. During the day residents can occupy themselves with a book from the library, board games, jigsaw puzzles, audio library and video library. A computer is available to allow you to surf the web or keep in touch with your family and friends via email or even video calling. Our own instructor will give you simple tuition to get you started. All our homes have a 120" electronic motorised screen complete with projector. Perfect for movies!


Outings are arranged and organised on regular occasions at resident’s requests.

Medical Services

Residents are able to retain their own GP if this is possible. There is a local practice and the GP which is easily accessible. Emergency visits are made as required. Medications are supplied by the local chemist.

Out-Patient Visits

Where possible residents are taken to hospital and dental appointments or other arrangements are made for transportation if required.