Houses and gardens at Sandford Station

Russets and Sherwood

at Sandford Station

A nurse helping an elderly resident

A taste of country living

Surrounded by rolling Somerset countryside on the edge of the Mendip Hills, The Russets and Sherwood provide specialist nursing and dementia care. The environment has been skilfully designed so that everyone can feel part of everyday life, no matter where they are on life’s journey. With a clubhouse set in lovely secure gardens and access to the stunning grounds, you can enjoy the special warmth and care for which we are known. 

An elderly lady with two younger women

Life at The 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.

Call our admissions team for more information 0800 952 0300

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. That way we make sure that you’re looked after and any requirements that you or a family member may have are dealt with personally.

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

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. 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. 

A bedroom


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
An elderly man playing the piano


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

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)

Inspected by the Care Quality Commission

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 0800 952 0300 or email

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