Penhurst Gardens

Chipping Norton

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

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 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 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, leisure and wellness 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, Michelle Daly, our client services manager, Mark Young or if you prefer, simply send us a message.

Activities - Join us!

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

Butterfly Farm – Stratford Upon Avon


In the heart of Shakespeare’s hometown, our residents will be enjoying a morning with some of nature’s most beautiful creatures, butterflies! Residents will enjoy a coffee in beautiful surroundings and stop off at the Shakespeare monument on the way home.

Cotswold Wildlife Park Outing

Thursday 24th June 2021

On request from a resident, we’re going to visiting one of their favourite destinations – The Cotswold Wildlife Park to see exotic animal wildlife.

Sunset Concerts with Cocktails in the Garden (weather permitting)

Monday 21st June 2021 - 4.00pm

We will announcing entertainers close to the time, but we’re looking forward to evening spent in our garden sipping cocktails at sunset.

Cooking in the Garden with the Chef


The chef will be taking us into a world of seasonal food dishes in the garden with a focus on locallyproduced fruit, veg, meats and desserts paired with complimentary wines and aperitifs. Along with classic dishes, there will be the opportunity to experiment with exciting new culinary sensations. Restrictions pending, family and friends will join our cooking activity shortly and barbecues and other open air food theatre will be on the menu!

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

Current coronavirus status of Residents at Penhurst Gardens: None

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We believe we have created the right combination for living well at Porthaven. Beautiful surroundings, compassionate and skilled care, great food and the ability to continue to make lifestyle choices prevail throughout.

News & Events at Penhurst Gardens

Welcome to our spring 2021 edition of the Penhurst Gardens Post

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Porthaven Looks to the Future Thanks to New Carbon Neutral Status

Date posted: 14th May 2021

In recent years, the topics of climate change, global warming and carbon emissions, amongst others, have been gaining more and more traction, with notable figures such as David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg speaking out about preserving the environment and changing our habits for the better for future generations.  At Porthaven, we understand our responsibility and […]

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Head Chef Cooks Up a Storm

Date posted: 10th May 2021

In recent months, our residents have been joining our head chef Paul for cooking classes, centred on a new country and cuisine each time as we make our way around the world. Sometimes we’ve revisited a country where we loved the food and at other times, we have visited an entirely new place with a […]

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Minibus Trips Resume at Porthaven Care Homes

Date posted: 9th March 2021

We were as thrilled as our residents were to see the minibuses back in action this week! In line with the UK government roadmap out of lockdown, we have resumed short trips out and about in the local areas. With our residents and staff now vaccinated, this is truly a sign of better days ahead and a welcome return to our leisure and wellness programmes. Watch the moment here covered by ITV news in the west country.