Penhurst Gardens

Chipping Norton

Penhurst Gardens, New Street, Chipping Norton
Oxfordshire OX7 5ED
(Sat Navs OX7 5LL)
New resident enquiries 01608 698055
All other enquiries 01608 698100

Now Open!

Located in the world famous ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’, the Cotswolds, Chipping Norton is the setting for Penhurst Gardens Care Home. Steeped in tradition and heritage, Chipping Norton has a picture postcard setting with Cotswold stone architecture and is surrounded by rolling countryside.

Our brand new care home is situated just five minutes’ walk from the thriving High Street, set back in a tranquil and idyllic enclave on the former Penhurst School site on New Street. Nearby towns and villages like Woodstock, Burford, Witney, Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, and Banbury are all within easy reach.

Opened in December 2016, Penhurst Gardens provides 24 hour residential, nursing, dementia and respite care for the elderly in an elegant and spacious home incorporating numerous thoughtful and practical features which will ensure Penhurst Gardens is able to meet the changing needs of our residents.

Porthaven’s expertly trained and professional staff are dedicated to the care, comfort and dignity of all our residents, with special emphasis given to promoting independence, privacy, respect and wellbeing.

All residents at Penhurst Gardens benefit from living in a caring environment with generously appointed private bedrooms with en suite wetrooms, and plentiful communal living areas including sitting rooms, restaurants, a café, hairdressing salon, activities room and private dining room for special family occasions.

In keeping with our unique and award winning leisure and wellness philosophy, our residents also benefit from our private and secure landscaped gardens for peaceful relaxation, gardening and if the weather permits, gentle exercise.

We would be delighted to meet you, show you around the home and discuss whether we are able to assist you or your loved one.

To arrange a visit please call our home manager, Matthew Berry, or if you prefer, simply send us a message.

Activities - Join us!

Below are a selection of upcoming and past activities at Penhurst Gardens. For the full listing, please click here.


Wednesday 9th August 2017 - 11:00am

An hour of relaxation and meditation with Flo, our qualified Yoga instructor.

Music Session with Tessa and Paul

Thursday 17th August 2017 - 2:30pm

Join us when Tessa Hall and Paul Ralph come in to entertain our residents. Tessa plays the piano and Paul leads the singing and residents are given large print song sheets to enable them to sing along to some favourite song classics ranging from Loch Lomond, If You Were the Only Girl in the World and Que Sera Sera.

Visit to Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park

Friday 18th August 2017 - 1:00pm

Everyone is welcome to join us when we take a visit to Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park to see all the different breeds of animal living at this farm.

Creative Minds

Wednesday 23rd August 2017 - 2:30pm

Join Carole a passionate artist for an afternoon of fun and therapeutic art sessions.

All this is happening as well as our regular groups. Contact us today on 01608 698100 to find out more about these upcoming events and activities or why not suggest an activity yourself!

View the full Penhurst Gardens activities listing

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Angela Rippon on care and more and choosing a care home

Broadcaster, Journalist and Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Angela Rippon is well known for her hard work in educating and helping wider society in understanding dementia.

News & Events at Penhurst Gardens

Welcome to the Summer edition of the Penhurst Post

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High tea and Deuce

Date posted: 21st July 2017

During the Wimbledon championship, we hosted a high tea to honour the occasion and get our residents and staff into the swing of things! No high tea would be complete without the traditional selection of finger sandwiches and scones with clotted cream and jam and there was also freshly made Pimms to tempt our residents, […]

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Angela Rippon opens Penhurst Gardens!

Date posted: 19th June 2017

It was lovely to welcome Angela Rippon last Friday, 16th June, to officially open Penhurst Gardens. The incomparable broadcaster and TV presenter was recently awarded a CBE for her work as Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society and has personally visited other Porthaven homes, so she really was the perfect person for the role. Angela chatted to […]

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Celebrated Author Visits Penhurst Gardens!

Date posted: 19th May 2017

On 30th April, Penhurst Gardens, as proud sponsors of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival, were delighted to welcome celebrated author, Christopher Somerville to the home to talk about his new book, The January Man. Based upon Christopher’s experiences as he walked through Britain and Ireland over the course of a year, the book chronicles the people […]

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