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Russets and Sherwood

Dementia care at its best


Russets and Sherwood at a glance

Based in the stunning countryside of Sandford, North Somerset, our Russets and Sherwood care home won multiple awards for its unique design when opening in 2010. Since then we've provided care for hundreds for residents and their families, always putting the focus on what matters to you.

  • Dedicated activities team
  • Stunning location
  • The Most Innovative New Dementia Project in the UK (2009)
  • Most Outstanding New Continuing Care Retirement Community Award (2010)

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For admissions enquiries please call our central admissions team on

Phone 0117 919 4263

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For general enquiries please call Russets and Sherwood direct on 01934 825 900

Beautifully decorated rooms

Spacious rooms open out into light and airy open-plan living areas, which create a homely environment. Our beautifully decorated modern bedrooms are all en-suite and complete with furniture. You can also bring your personal items and other belongings so that you can have your room exactly as you’d like it. And from your private suite you can enjoy views of the beautifully landscaped gardens or of the nearby Mendip Hills.

  • En-suite
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room dining
  • Profiling beds

Take a VR tour

Choosing a care home can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. Using the latest technology, our new virtual reality tour of the Russets aims to take away some of the unknown - giving you the opportunity to explore our facilities in 360 degrees and meet some of the team that help make the Russets such a special place.

Tips for first-time users... Once playing, take a look around each space and follow the action by clicking then dragging your cursor on desktop or rotating your mobile device.

Where is the Russets and Sherwood?

The Russets and Sherwood care home is situated at the heart of our Sandford Station retirement community, just outside the village of Sandford in North Somerset. A short drive from popular Winscombe, where there is a selection of shops and local businesses, there's both country and village life right on your doorstep.

Address: Russets and Sherwood Care Home, Pegasus Place, Sandford, Winscombe, BS25 5AD

More about the Russets - Dementia care at its best

Russets is something very special. It has been designed and built exclusively for people living with dementia. Everything has been created to be as relaxing and friendly as possible for you, removing the stresses and anxieties from everyday life. In fact, its innovative design has even picked up a few awards.


More about Sherwood - Nursing care as individual as you are

Sherwood provides exceptional general nursing care for 32 residents. It’s a place where you will not only feel looked after and cared for, but valued and included in everyday life. All set in the peacefulness and beauty of the North Somerset countryside. It’s a lifestyle you will soon get used to.


Life at Russets and Sherwood

We’re passionate about discovering what matters to you. Whether you’d like to watch a movie in a relaxed one-to-one session or join the musical memory group, our staff will support your needs around the clock. We’ve partnered with experts who regularly visit to help stimulate body and mind. We also encourage relatives and friends to join in with all kinds of events from Family Fun Days to friendly pub outings.


Free physiotherapy and occupational therapy

Our team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and their assistants provide advice, support and treatments so residents can remain as physically active, mentally stimulated and socially engaged as possible. This service is available free to all our care home residents.



Relax in a beautiful secure garden complete with colourful borders or get involved in tending the vegetables in the garden. Get creative with arts and crafts in The Clubhouse or meet up for friendly coffee mornings. You can even help with baking a cake, clearing up at meal times or simply relax by the fireplace with a good book. Further afield you can explore the extensive grounds and wider facilities of Sandford Station, including the Pullman restaurant.

  • Clubhouse
  • WiFi
  • Step free access
  • Pets can visit
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge
  • Gardens
  • Activities and outings
  • Restaurant
  • Hair salon
  • Gym
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry

Types of Care

The St Monica Trust is nationally recognised for its high-quality personalised care which combines a range of care options that are built around your individual needs.

Nursing care

Our dedicated and capable team provides 24-hour general needs nursing to ensure you get the best out of life every day. Over the years, we’ve refined the way we work with people and their families to create care plans that thoughtfully balance support alongside independent living. That way you can maintain the freedom to make your own choices.

Dementia nursing care

We believe that a key part of creating sensitive and pleasant environments for people who are living with dementia is the quality of the relationships that we build. The Russets’ flexible approach to care is focused on reducing anxieties and encouraging the capabilities of each individual resident, so that there’s purpose and meaning to every day.

​Respite and short-term care

Some people come to us for short periods of between one week and up to six weeks. Rooms can be booked in advance, so you get to choose when you’d like to check in and check out (subject to availability). We take care of you from the moment you arrive and our specialist team of healthcare providers are there to help with whatever you need.

End of life care

Working with you and your loved ones, we’re there to provide relief and support for as long as you need us. We’re nationally recognised for our award-winning palliative and end of life care, which sensitively encompasses all aspects of your physical, spiritual and emotional well-being. Our focus is on ensuring that pain is well-managed and that your personal wishes are respected at all times.

Therapy team

Every St Monica Trust care home has a dedicated therapy team on-site, so they can work proactively with residents and respond quickly whenever their skills are required - enhancing our residents' mobility, independence and well-being.

This service is available free to all our care home residents. Unlike other care providers, there are no additional charges for physiotherapy and occupational therapy at St Monica Trust. Download the guide to our therapy team.

Reviews for the Russets care home

Russets care home is very highly rated on carehome.co.uk and consistently receives positive feedback from residents and their families, recognising our professional service and high quality of care, making us one of the best care homes in North Somerset. Please check out a sample of our reviews below.


My husband was in this care home for five weeks up to his death in April 2017. The care he received was second to none. It was delivered with dignity and all the staff, from cleaner to kitchen staff, carers to regional nurses and management, were all brilliant. I would recommend this care home to everyone.

Glynis C (Wife of resident)

The facilities and staff are second to none and it was a great comfort to me when she moved there. I do not believe you would be able to find a better dementia care home.

Shaun (Son of resident)

Guide to the St Monica Trust's care homes

Welcome to our guide to the St Monica Trust's care homes. Whether you are considering a care home for yourself or a loved one, we aim to provide you with a useful guide, information and advice.


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Come and see for yourself

We’d love to show you more and our friendly admissions team are always on hand to help.

To ask any questions, arrange a viewing or for more information please call us on on 0117 919 4263 or email carehomes@stmonicatrust.org.uk

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