The Malthouse Care Home | Gillingham | Healthcare Homes
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The Malthouse

Bay Road, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4EW

A traditional residential care home with a rustic and quaint feel, set in beautiful gardens, the home is full of character and charm.

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01206 646646

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01747 822667

Quirky and charming

Specialising in residential support for the elderly, The Malthouse is a traditional building with a quirky and charming interior set in beautiful grounds with a courtyard and a private rear garden. Inside the home is a warm and homely atmosphere, and you’ll be greeted by a care team who pride themselves on friendliness and caring.

Service facilities

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Minibus
  • Gardens
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Wifi
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Nurse/carer call system
  • On-site parking
  • Garden visiting pod
  • Specialist equipment available
  • Specialist dietary needs catered for

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Stunning village location

Life at The Malthouse for residents is made as fun, fulfilling and comfortable as possible. The home is built on reputation from inside and outside the local community – the immense commitment and strength from a long-standing team of dedicated staff hugely contributes to the home’s success.

The Malthouse is one of the most highly regarded care homes in Dorset and has been awarded a Gold Standards Framework (GSF) accreditation for its standards of care. Independent living is also available at the home in The Stables and The Lodges which are within the same grounds as the home

Healthcare Homes, Caring is at the heart of everything we do. 2021 award
Healthcare Homes, Caring is at the heart of everything we do, Health Investor Awards 2022
Healthcare Homes, Caring is at the heart of everything we do, Care home awards finalist 2022
Activities and entertainment

Daily activities and entertainment are a core part of our quality care at The Malthouse. We offer a range of activities that are person centred and based on our residents’ individual needs. We encourage residents to continue pursuing their favourite hobbies and pastimes or to try out something new entirely.

Our small people carrier is great for taking residents on regular excursions to local places of interest. We’re also passionate about keeping our homes and residents at the heart of the local community, working closely with community groups, schools and other community connections to keep residents involved in local activities.

Some of our regular activities include:

  • Knitting club
  • Art club
  • Flower arranging
  • Cooking sessions
  • Art and craft
  • Music from local entertainers
  • Regular outings
  • Gardening club
  • Pottery
  • Games
  • Keep fit

Dining is an essential part of the care package we provide to our residents, not only from a general health and wellbeing perspective, but we believe residents should be able to enjoy eating what they want, when they want.

We pride ourselves on good traditional home cooking and we can cater for any diet. Our kitchen team engage with our residents on a daily basis to measure food satisfaction and we hold regular resident meetings where meals and menus are always the first item to be discussed. Our menus are rotated every season and we constantly review them.

Our catering team prides itself on producing food of the highest quality, using local suppliers to create fresh, homemade dishes each day.


The Malthouse is situated within walking distance of the pretty, quaint town centre of Gillingham. Many beautiful locations are within easy reach such as Stourhead Gardens, Pythouse walled gardens and Shaftesbury, where you can visit Goldhill famous for the Hovis advert, and admire the stunning views across the Blackmore vale.

Health and wellness

The health and wellness of our residents is very important and we work closely in partnership with local health and wellness professionals to ensure every resident is able to lead a full and enriched life. We welcome visiting professionals such as GPs, chiropodists, opticians and can arrange visits to other professionals if and when it may be required.


Our visiting pod in the garden, with its two entrance points, protective Perspex screens, intercom system and a nurse call button, allows us to safely facilitate visits from friends and relatives when our infection control procedures prevent us from welcoming visitors into the home itself.

Our accommodation

Arranged over three floors, our bedrooms can be personalised to make them a real home-from-home, and residents are able to enjoy our beautifully landscaped gardens for relaxing, socialising and entertaining.

All our 33 bedrooms are provided ready-furnished with the essentials for instant comfort, and we happily encourage our residents to bring their own treasured furnishings and belongings if they would like to do so.

Amongst our range of well-equipped areas and facilities, there’s always space for quiet contemplation, or for enjoying the company of kindred spirits, and for relishing in interests and pursuits.

Independent living accommodation is also available at The Malthouse in The Stables and The Lodges.

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      If you will be funding your stay privately, please click here to view our Resident Contract of Admission for Self-Funders.

      If a Local Authority may be funding your stay, please click here to view our Resident Terms and Conditions for a Local Authority Funded Stay.

      Your Local Authority might locate/suggest a care home that is/your Local Authority believes is suitable to meet your care and support needs, that is of a lower cost than our required weekly fee. In this circumstance the Local Authority is unlikely to agree to fully fund your stay if you choose to select our care home instead of the less expensive establishment it has sourced for/suggested to you. In this event, private ‘top-up’ payments will be necessary in order to address the shortfall between our weekly fee and the weekly fee funding available from/offered by your Local Authority.

      An additional top-up payment will almost certainly be required if you select, or we only have available, a non-standard room in the care home and your Local Authority is only prepared to pay for a standard room. If you select, or we only have available, a non-standard room in the care home, the additional cost for that non-standard room will have to be met by top-up payments.

      Owing to the fact that your financial means will have been assessed by your Local Authority, it is very likely that the Local Authority will require private top-up payments to be made by a third party from their own funds. Although the Guidance to the Care Act 2014 states that a Local Authority ought itself collect top-up payments, some require us to collect such payments on their behalf. Should the Local Authority require us to collect top-up payments, we would issue the third party who is to fund the top-up with a contractual agreement for their review and signature.

      If a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) may be funding your stay, please click here to view our Resident Terms and Conditions for a CCG Funded Stay.