Welcome to Swimbridge House Nursing Home


What we offer at Swimbridge House

Residential Accommodation

Our rooms are spacious and have lovely views of the countryside and gardens.

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We provide a wide range of activities to help keep a healthy body and mind.

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Our Staff

We have friendly, approachable and caring staff who are fully trained.

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Swimbridge House

Nursing Home

  • Large Comfortable Rooms
  • Home Cooked Meals
  • Medication Management
  • Activities & Social Programs
  • House Keeping and Laundry Services

Swimbridge House

Nursing Home

Our VISION is to be a warm and welcoming Home where everyone matters.

Our VALUES are:

  • WELCOMING - A positive environment where everyone is respected and treated as individuals.
  • CARING - With warmth and understanding in a secure and happy environment with qualified engaged staff and strong leadership.
  • HONESTY - Build and maintain strong relationships by being open and transparent.
  • CHOICES - Understand and support individual needs by providing person-centered care.

Welcome to Swimbridge House

Swimbridge House Nursing Home is a 44-bed nursing home with a very homely atmosphere and plenty of personal attention. The home is situated just outside the village of Swimbridge in a rural setting, close to the A361 link road and within five miles from the regional centre of Barnstaple, and seven miles from South Molton. The nursing home may be found by leaving the village along Station Hill and crossing the new bridge. There is a regular bus service to and from Barnstaple and South Molton which runs throughout the day.

The home offers nursing and residential care in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, where the physical and mental well-being of each resident will be catered for, providing a warm and friendly environment with highly qualified nursing staff giving professional care at all times. The home also specialises in dementia care and is accredited for the “Six Steps” End-of-Life Care. The home is registered with the Care Quality Commission.

We Care

Swimbridge House aims to provide a safe environment, with 24 hour nursing care by our qualified and trained nursing team for the medically and chronically sick. We consider quality of life is of the greatest importance, aiming to maintain and improve the health of our residents while providing a caring, secure and stimulating atmosphere. All residents are encouraged to be as independent as possible and participate in the day to day routine of the home. Residents flourish as we care with warmth and understanding in a secure and happy environment with qualified, attentive staff.


Our Vision

Swimbridge House Nursing Home gets ’GOOD’ news!

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The home is clean and comfortable. The people who work there are friendly and very helpful. They have always got time for residents and visitors. The room (bedrooms) are clean and cosy they have lovely views out of the windows. It is nice to have the chickens, cat and dog that visit.

Review from Carolyn H (Daughter of Resident) published on 25 July 2019 January 14, 2020


Swimbridge House Nursing Home is committed to ensuring that we keep all our residents and staff as safe as possible.

While we are fortunate to share that there has been no COVID-19 case in or linked to our home, we feel that precautionary measures should still be in place, given the highly contagious nature and accompanying implications of the virus for the elderly. Therefore, we are only slowly opening our Home to families, friends and visitors in the garden and by appointment only. There is now a temporary outdoor building in the garden for our visitors when meeting with our residents. It has been a real joy to see families reunited after being apart from so long and it has brought many smiles to all of us.

We have also made provisions for alternative forms of communication (such as telephone or video calling by WhatsApp). For essential and critical visits, please contact Claire Atkinson, the Registered Manager of the Home prior to coming so we can carry out the appropriate risk assessment.

Visits from the local community and external entertainment are still cancelled for the foreseeable future and our Activity Co-ordinators, along with our Staff will do all they can to ensure that life in our Home remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. Vital medical visits will still be made and we will ensure that only visitors who are not displaying symptoms come in, and that they wash their hands on entering.

The Home continues to admit new residents following guidance from Public Health England and Devon County Council. For potential new admissions, please contact the Registered Manager of the Home prior to coming so we can carry out the appropriate risk assessment.

We would really appreciate your support with these measures, and please be reassured that we are closely following and complying with the Public Health England authorities to ensure that we keep our residents safe, and that our staff are supported to continue to deliver high level care. Obviously, we keep the families informed of ongoing events and possible changes in our policy through our website and emails.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Claire Atkinson, the Registered Manager of the Home.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.

With kind regards,

Joost van Delft                Claire Atkinson
Proprietor                        Registered Manager