St Denis Lodge – dignity, respect and privacy

Who we are

St Denis Lodge is a small privately owned Residential Home providing care for the elderly who are no-longer in a position to cope safely or who have become lonely in their own home environment.

Through our qualified staff and beautiful surroundings we are able to combine the highest possible standards of care with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Residents can be as independent as they feel able to be – or they can depend on our experienced team to help with living everyday to the full. Importantly 24-hour care is available to every resident.

We also understand the pressures and concerns experienced by members of the family whilst supporting an elderly relative in the community and so to we offer a designated short stay bed that is bookable in advance.

Our aim is to meet the needs of every one of our residents, and provide a secure and supportive environment so that each person living at St Denis Lodge feels settled and confident in their surroundings.

St Denis Lodge has been in the same ownership since 1989 and is a spacious and elegant Georgian House which has been thoughtfully converted to provide residents with a welcoming, enjoyable and comfortable home. Established gardens, full of year round colour, surround St Denis Lodge and are lovingly maintained. For many, being outside in the grounds or sitting under the pergola with afternoon tea or a book is a very special part of life at St Denis Lodge.

Shaftesbury – a historic and welcoming town

St Denis Lodge is ideally situated in the stunning hilltop town of Shaftesbury, which is renowned for its historic buildings and breathtaking views of Dorset countryside. The town centre, which is a short, level walk from St Denis Lodge, has a variety of shops, tea rooms, good hotels and public houses as well as a post office, churches, an arts theatre, a hospital and a museum. Shaftesbury is a welcoming town with a warm community spirit.

“Our team understands that each resident has individual needs and this is why we have a flexible and personal approach to care planning.”

Staying at St Denis Lodge and getting in touch…

We pride ourselves on our experienced staff, many of whom have been with us for a great number of years. Their dedication and genuine kindness is a huge part of our reputation. All staff have extensive training both externally and in-house. We are particularly proud of their NVQ/QCF achievements and we will continue to build on this in the future. Our team understands that each resident has individual needs and this is why we have a flexible and personal approach to care planning.

We have 21 rooms, one of which is available for short holiday breaks and can be booked in advance. Please feel free to come and visit us in order to get more of an insight into life at St Denis Lodge.

We hope that you will join us and would suggest that we initially discuss the possibility of a trial period, to enable you to decide if St Denis Lodge can become your home. In order to assist us in getting to know you we would be pleased to visit you in your own home.