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Down House Nursing Home

Down House is a Care home that is registered to take up to 49 service users of either gender, from the age of 40 years old, who require nursing care, and a maximum of 3 Service Users who require personal care only. 

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Address:277 Tavistock Road
Telephone number: 01752 789393
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The home is situated in the Derriford area of Plymouth, close to Derriford Hospital, and is on a main bus route to Plymouth city centre.

It is a large, adapted old house with a modern, purpose-built, single-story extension. The 'main house' has two floors that have client accommodation with access to the first floor via a stair lift. The home currently has no passenger lift, but the first stage of the new extension is nearing completion, and this incorporates a shaft lift that will stop at each floor that clients are accommodated on. The home is tastefully decorated, and the furnishings are of good quality.

There is good provision of equipment for the disabled and those needing support, such as a wheel in large shower room, a good sized disabled bathroom, mobile hoists, and en-suite facilities in most bedrooms. Externally, there is a well-maintained patio and garden area that has a mix of shrubs, and gravel areas with attractive potted plants.


Down House has 28 single bedrooms, all with en-suite toilets, and five double rooms for couples or friends. All meet and exceed current national minimum standards in all respects, including sizes and facilities. We are modernising every room by installing new nurse call, telephone, internet, and television systems in all rooms. Lockable storage is available in all rooms, and door locks and keys are available on request.


Currently, we have a large sun lounge and a smaller television lounge. A new height adjustable bath has been installed, making bathing safer for clients and staff. The home is currently undergoing refurbishment, which will improve the homes facilities for the benefit of all.

Day Care

We can provide day care services upon request. Transport and meals can be provided at cost, or clients can make their own arrangements.

Respite Care

We do accept respite care bookings subject to availability. This service is for clients wanting to visit Plymouth or for families who need a caring break.

Specialisms and services

  • Accommodation for persons who require nursing or personal care
  • Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
  • Caring for adults over 65 years
  • Caring for adults under 65 years
  • Dementia
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Sensory impairments

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Based: Plymouth

a wheel in large shower room, a good sized disabled bathroom, mobile hoists and en-suite facilities to most bedrooms.

Type of care:
  • Day care
  • Nursing
  • Residential
  • Respite
Services available to ages:
  • 65 and over
  • Under 65
  • Alzheimer
  • Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Short breaks / Respite
  • Sensory impairments

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