The Cottage’s current accommodation consists of 53 well-appointed bedrooms with en suite facilities.
All bedrooms in the home are fully furnished with fitted wardrobes, vanity units, TV & telephone points, central heating & picturesque views of the surrounding grounds.
Residents are welcome to bring their personal possessions to make themselves feel at home. The home is fully equipped with an integrated nurse call system, accessible Parker baths, and a range of beds with pressure relieving mattresses, hoists and accessible toilet facilities. We have the full range of fire protection systems, as recommended by Fire Regulations.
Everything you need
All our rooms are furnished to the highest specifications with your comfort in mind, and each room has individual décor. Your bedroom furniture consists of: an appropriate bed suitable to your needs, wardrobe, three drawer chest, bedside table with lockable drawer, over-bed table, armchair and other furniture suitable to the size of the room.
Personalise your space
We understand that moving into The Cottage will be a considerable transition, but one we try to make feel as easy as possible. Your room is your own personal space, which is why we encourage you to personalise it if you like, by hanging your favourite pictures or bringing small pieces of furniture.
What changes can I make to the room?
We encourage people to make the rooms their own. Quite a few of our residents will ask us to take out pieces of our furniture to make room for some of their own from home. Others bring loads of stuff and really make it their own.
Relax, socialise, get involved
There are communal lounges for the residents to use at their leisure. There’s also a quiet lounge available to all residents.
Whether you’re entertaining your family and friends, spending time with other residents or taking part in activities, our living rooms are ideal. It’s always up to you whether you want to get involved with activities – you’re more than welcome to sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere.
Our communal lounge spaces are very popular with the residents and they’re where a lot of the socialising in the home takes place, as well as in the dining rooms. And our activities often get residents talking about their lives and experiences in a fun, relaxed setting.
How can residents spend private time with their relatives?
There is a dedicated quiet lounge in the where families enjoy the peace and quiet together. You’re also free to use any of the home or gardens, or your own room, to meet with your visitors.
Are residents free to come and go around the home as they please?
Of course. This is your home and all the communal areas are here for you to enjoy. If you’d rather spend the day in your room, that’s your choice too
At The Cottage, we love our food
We firmly believe that when you eat well, you live well too. This is a core part of our philosophy of care, centring on good nutrition and the importance of mealtimes as social occasions.
Dining is an experience. So at The Cottage we aim to set our dining rooms to restaurant standards. Residents need to worry about nothing but enjoying the food.
Each day our in-house qualified chef prepares restaurant-style meals combining variety with a balanced diet and an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. Our residents get involved in helping to plan our menus, too.
The dining rooms become a hub of conversation and laughter, which gives our residents a chance to come together and socialise. Whether it’s tea and cakes in the garden or a roast each Sunday, we encourage our residents to make the most of living in an active and friendly environment.
For those residents who require it, there is assistance at mealtimes provided by the care team.
Of course, when, where and who you eat with is entirely up to you. Friends and family can join you as often as you’d like (at a small charge), and our extras menu gives you the option to order snacks at any time of the day. There is a small kitchenette in each unit for visitors and residents to make snacks and beverages.
If you have any special dietary requirements or preferences, please let us know on arrival. We are happy to cater to your needs and wishes, however complex.
Is alcohol served with meals?
We offer several beverage choices with meals including sparkling drinks. If a resident would prefer an alcoholic beverage, we are happy to oblige.
What provisions are made for residents’ birthdays?
Residents’ birthdays are always marked if they want them to be. If relatives would like to reserve a special dining room for the event, just let us know and this can be accommodated
Admire the outdoors
The Cottage has a huge landscaped garden with a fantastic decking area which we try and make the most of throughout the summer.
With the ground floor lounge opening onto the decked area, residents can safely and easily use the garden areas on their own, whether it’s to take a walk or enjoy the wildlife, and we often have afternoon tea outside when the weather is fine.
Can residents do their own gardening?
While many of our residents are happy to sit back and enjoy the garden and the wildlife, some of our more green-fingered residents love to get stuck in. We encourage them to plant flowers and vegetables for all the residents and staff to enjoy.
We are proud to have been recommended "Best 3 Care Home in Wellingborough"