Befitting a Victorian Manor House, Otterbourne Grange exudes the space and charm that one would associate with a large family home. Stain-glass windows, double volume reception rooms, bay windows, a sweeping staircase, wood panelled reception, and period fireplaces are just some of the hallmarks of the property. Accommodation is in single or double rooms with a choice of ensuite bathrooms. Approved plans will see the creation of a fourth reception area which will incorporate a large conservatory as well as facilitate a move to suite accommodation with wet-rooms. All rooms enjoy either a south or north facing aspect, and overlook the beautiful grounds. Rooms are tastefully decorated to reflect the period architecture and are equipped with a nurse-call system, television sets, and where necessary, profiling beds and other specialist equipment. In some cases, residents are assisted to personalise their rooms with their own pieces of antique furniture, art, and family pictures. Here at Otterbourne Grange, we are eager to build and maintain strong and lasting relationships with our community. That is why everything we offer is open to the community, from our weekly coffee mornings, visits from our local church, to a visiting volunteer. Come and experience a day at Otterbourne Grange, we would love to show you what we have to offer.
Enjoying a reputation for serving fine food, the irresistible aroma of a freshly cooked meal often wafts through the Home, making it very difficult for visiting relatives not to want to sample the cuisine. Our Head Chef and her Team pride themselves in serving up true “home cooked” meals, and nothing “pre-cooked” is served at Kinross. Every meal is lovingly prepared on site daily, using local fresh produce and seasonal vegetables. Fresh fish, meat, chicken, and dairy are sourced daily from independent suppliers allowing our Chef to prescribe the quality desired. Our menus are carefully planned by our Head Chef and Head of Care quarterly, and whilst all meals have to offer our residents a balanced diet, nutrition, taste, and presentation are important elements. Our Care System flags up special dietary needs and this informs our Chef to further tailor our meals to our residents preference or requirement. For example, those suffering with Diabetes or experiencing difficulty swallowing, are diligently catered for. You can enjoy a hot cup of tea with our freshly baked cakes looking out the garden from our quiet lounge, join the other residents in the dining lounge or in the comfort of your own room. All our delicious confectionery is baked daily on site using real butter, full cream, and all the other decadent ingredients that our residents deserve. Even our yogurt, mousses, trifle, and other tantalising deserts are freshly made on site. Isn’t that what “high tea” was supposed to be all about? Naturally, this is one of the highlights of our residents’ day.
A full range of activities designed to both stimulate and entertain is provided by the Home. Whilst some activities are delivered through specialist service providers, our care staff are also involved in running Quiz programs, Dance sessions, music and movement, one to one interaction, and taking residents for walks in our extensive grounds during summer. Frequent visits from the local nursery and schoolchildren are hugely popular and always add to the fun factor of the activities. Our Home is stocked with a comprehensive selection of music, film and books which allows residents to share their favourites with us and each other. Special events like the Queens Jubilee, the Olympics, and Royal “occasions” are celebrated, as are events like Christmas, and Easter. These are organised internally and usually feature a themed dinner or lunch. Birthdays and anniversaries are also celebrated and the Home is always happy to work together with family members to celebrate other occasions. An enduring trait of Otterbourne Grange is that it really does feel like a large Victorian family home tucked away in the woods, the aroma of a fresh meal wafting through the air, the sound of familiar voices in the background, with deer grazing on the grounds, and squirrels squabbling with birds at the feeders. Isn’t this where you would want to spend your quality time? We also provide Pamper Days which our residents look forward to. Residents may enjoy manicures, hand massages, nail painting plus some one-on-one pamper time. Our Coffee Mornings have also proven popular with residents and their relatives alike, a great way for us to connect with each other and the families of our residents. At Otterbourne Grange, we understand that sometimes, a change of scenery can make a world of difference. We aim to arrange day outings in our local area for those who wish to join.