Penhurst Gardens Care Home

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, Philippa Cook, our client services manager, Deeon Pegg 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.

Christmas tree decorating

1ST, 2ND & 3RD DECEMBER - 10.45am

Residents will be decorating a Christmas tree from the local Methodist Church, which will be displayed at the Church with a veritable forest of Christmas trees gathered by other community members. Residents will visit the Church on an outing to enjoy the forest. In our home, residents will be decorating the trees on each floor and in the lobby. Christmas is here!


Thursday 9th December 2021 - 4.00pm–5.30pm

Visiting the lights and Christmas tree in Bourton-on-the-Water is an annual favorite. A hot chocolate picnic will be enjoyed on the River Windrush. A stop at Stow-on-the-Wold for some Christmas shopping will also be on the agenda.

Christmas Day – a Victorian Christmas

Saturday 25th December 2021 - 2.30pm in the ground floor lounge

Join us on Christmas day for present opening, Victorian Christmas Games and more! Whether you want to dress up for Christmas day or dress down in your pyjamas, all are welcome!

New Year’s Eve

Friday 31st December 2021 - 6.00pm in the bistro

Residents and staff will gather in the Bistro dressed in costume to have an evening of cocktails. Prizes will be given out and everyone will guess who your costume is. There will also be a little singing throughout the night to see us into the New Year.

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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News & Events at Penhurst Gardens

Welcome to our autumn 2021 edition of the Penhurst Gardens Post

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Colin the magician

Date posted: 25th November 2021

Our residents at Penhurst Gardens Care Home in Chipping Norton were transported to a land of magic and wonder by Colin, the magician. He fascinated all with his levitating tables, mind bending card tricks and never ending umbrellas that materialised out of the ether. Thank you to Colin afternoon of fun magic, our residents were all delighted with the entertainment!

Dorrie’s 100th

Date posted: 25th October 2021

As a long-standing resident of Chipping Norton for over 23 years, Dorrie is part of the tapestry. Dorrie is a much-loved resident at Penhurst Gardens care home and enjoys the weekly carpet bowls game where she reigns supreme, having won a consistent supply of chocolates and other small prizes! On 2nd October 2021, Dorrie celebrated […]

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Outing to the Blenheim Horse Trials

Date posted: 25th October 2021

Residents at Penhurst Gardens set out to the Blenheim Horse Trials for a day of dressage. It was a glorious day filled with sunshine and smiles. A light lunch was enjoyed while having front row seats to the main highlight against the scenic backdrop of Blenheim Palace. A special opportunity presented itself in meeting the friendly Fairy-tale, who is a pure white horse that made fast friends with our residents but unfortunately did not divulge the location of any eligible princes!