Astbury Mere Care Home


Newcastle Road, Astbury, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4HP
New resident enquiries 01260 296 779
All other enquiries 01260 296 789

Bordering the historic mill town of Congleton and the delightful village of Astbury in the heart of East Cheshire, Astbury Mere enjoys a truly enviable position. Whilst only a few minutes drive from the centre of town, the home enjoys a leafy setting adjacent to the natural open beauty of Astbury Mere Country Park. Astbury Mere is also less than 20 minutes away from Biddulph, Kidsgrove and Sandbach.

Opened in 2010, Astbury Mere 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 ensure Astbury Mere is able to meet the changing needs of its residents.

Our 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 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 hairdressing salon, a leisure and wellness room and a 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 exercising.

All of us at Astbury Mere are confident we are one of the leading care homes in Cheshire. We would be delighted to show you our home, and should you decide to visit us, you will see the difference Astbury Mere makes to the lives of our residents and families.

To arrange a visit, please call our home manager, Emma Hackett, our client services manager, Adriana Jaracz, or if you prefer, simply send us a message.

Activities - Join us!

Below are a selection of upcoming activities at Astbury Mere. For the full listing, please click here.

Care Home Open Day

FRIDAY 1ST JULY – 2.30pm-3.30pm

We will be hosting our Care Home Open Day throughout the day. We will be joined by the wonderful soprano Helen England at 2.30 pm to entertain us.

Poetry Event

WEDNESDAY 6TH JULY 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Throughout the week we will be collecting poetry written by staff and residents. On Wednesday we will gather together and read the fantastic poetry and have a discussion about all the poetry festivals around the country.

World Chocolate Day

THURSDAY 7TH JULY 3.00pm – 4.00pm

We will be celebrating world chocolate day by sampling some delicious tasting chocolates. We will be trying some of our old favourites and some samples of our own homemade delicacies.

Goodwood Festival of Speed

MONDAY 11TH JULY 11.30am – 12.30pm

Today we will be looking back at the history of Goodwood and sharing our memories of the cars we have owned and any car events we have attended.

St Swithin’s day

FRIDAY 15TH JULY 2.30pm – 3.30pm

We will be creating our own Weather forecast for the week ahead and sharing this with our other homes across the country to see how we fare in the Cheshire Town.

Summer Visual Show

FRIDAY 2ND JULY 11.00am – 12.00pm

Joe will be taking us on a virtual tour around Cheshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire looking at the change in season the beautiful gardens and much more.

Musical Moments

TUESDAY 26TH JULY 2.00pm – 3.00pm

The Musical Moments session led by Victoria, are always lively, full of energy and fun. We work to involve and engage with every member of the group.

Music Festival


To coincide with the Cheltenham Music festival Astbury Mere will be holding our own. We have invited musicians from around Congleton to pop in to show off their talents.

Commonwealth Games


To Kick start the commonwealth games we will be holding a sporting event to get us all in shape for the next few weeks. We will all be taking part in games in the garden weather permitting.

Holy Fellowship


Pastor Lynn Tindale will be visiting us and leading us in Holy Fellowship join us in the ground floor garden room.

Throughout the month, we will also be hosting the following regular activities:

Bilui Personal Trainer

EVERY SATURDAY FROM 11.00am until 12.30pm

Vanessa works with residents in group sessions and one to one sessions light excise working on core parts of the body to help movement and stability. The session is always fun and uplifting.

Scrabble Club


Join us for this mind stimulating game Ground Floor Garden Room.

Tea Club


Come and enjoy a pot of tea and a good chatter in the Activities Room.

Garden Group


Come and join us in the garden to continue with the hard work taking place for our Garden Challenge even if it’s just for a chat everyone welcome.

Pamper sessions

EVERY TUESDAY throughout the day

Why not have a pamper session based in the activities room we will look after your nails and hands accompanied with refreshments.
Contact us today on 01260 296 789 to find out more about these upcoming events and activities, or why not suggest an activity yourself!

All this is happening as well as our regular groups. Contact us today on 01260 296 789 to find out more about these upcoming events and activities or why not suggest an activity yourself!

View the full Astbury Mere activities listing

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News & Events at Astbury Mere

Upton Mill wins Best Interior Design award!

Date posted: 25th March 2022

Porthaven’s newly-opened care home, Upton Mill in Tetbury has recently received its first impressive plaudit after winning the ‘Best Interior Design’ award at the prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Awards.  After entering the awards for the first time in 2020 and scooping the ‘Best Specialist Dementia Design’ award for Falkland Grange Care Home in Newbury, we are […]

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A Party fit for the Queen!

Date posted: 6th July 2022

To celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, here at Astbury Mere, we hosted a garden party! We were thrilled to welcome relatives and friends from our Congleton community to enjoy a delicious spread prepared by our fantastic chef, Andy.

Andy made a range of desserts to finish the day and we were all particularly impressed with the ‘Jubilee Trifle’, complete with Swiss roll, jelly, custard and berries. Our residents had a wonderful day and it was so special to be able to all come together and reminisce on the 70-year reign of the Queen.

An Easter Competition

Date posted: 2nd May 2022

To celebrate Easter here at Astbury Mere in Congleton, our residents were thrilled to take park in a competition in connection with our local school; Havannah Primary School. 

Students from each year group sent over a range of Easter crafts for our residents to judge and we returned the results at the end of the week. With both of our floors participating, everyone enjoyed looking at the wonderful creations, carefully considering a winner in the process. 

The children were each given an Easter treat and there were special prizes for the runner up and winner.