Shipston Lodge is a Pinders Award Finalist!


We are delighted to announce that Shipston Lodge Nursing Home has been selected as a finalist at the 2020 Pinders Healthcare Design Awards.

Shipston Lodge is a purpose-built nursing home that only opened in 2019, and its unique horseshoe design lends itself ideally to care, providing a haven for all those who call it home.

When Shipston Lodge was announced as a finalist, it was said that:

"The standard of entries has continued to rise, and we have been faced with the very difficult task of choosing three finalists in each category from a selection of outstanding designs”.

We are incredibly proud to have been recognised as one of the top three homes in the Best New Care Home (lower development budget) category.

In early 2020, a team of judges from the Healthcare Design Awards will be visiting Shipston Lodge to look around our home. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 11th March at The Royal Lancaster London Hotel.

The judges are looking for style with substance, innovation and attention to detail inside, and great design of external spaces – including gardens, terraces and balconies – and how these are made readily available to those living in the home.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to Shipston Lodge so far and made it the wonderful home we see today. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and keep checking our news page to find out how we get on in March!

In the meantime, if you’d like to find out a little more about Shipston Lodge Nursing Home and the expert nursing, long-term and respite care we provide, please do get in touch. Simply call 01608 698 836, email or just pop in next time you’re passing by – you’ll find us just off Tilemans Lane. We’d love to meet you and show you around our home and gardens.

Shipston-on-Stour's museum has a new home!

Since the 1970s, Shipston-on-Stour has had its very own museum right in the centre of town, founded by Mike Ashley and Dick Burge. The museum is run by the Shipston-on-Stour and District Local History Society and is packed full of memorabilia centred on the town’s rich history, with interesting artefacts, antiquities and curios in abundance.

In addition to photographs, the museum also houses documents, household goods, tools, coins, machinery and books, remains of the horse-drawn tramway, items relating to Shipston-on-Stour’s wool heritage and even objects from WWI and WWII.

Earlier this year, it was thought that Shipston Museum may have to close its doors following the sad passing of Mike Ashley, but town councillors have stepped in to save it, offering a new permanent home for the attraction at Old Clark House on West Street.

Bekki Hillman, from the History Society, said: “This is great news, there’s a lot of excitement locally about it and it’s opened up a lot of interest in the museum. It’s great that the Town Council have stepped in to help and hopefully we can get the mayor there for our grand reopening.”

Cllr Shelagh Saunders said: “The museum has been housed in Mike’s home so now it does have to be moved. It is currently opening on a part-time basis at Old Clark House on a Thursday and Friday 1-4pm and on Saturdays 11am-4pm. After Christmas it will close for redecoration before a grand reopening at Easter. It’s a great setting and it’s accessible. The museum will house a large collection of farming and veterinary equipment displays about Shipston’s wool industry and the Royal British Legion will also be showing some of their items.”

Here at Shipston Lodge, we’re delighted to hear that the museum has found new premises and we can’t wait to take our residents from Shipston Lodge along for a look around. With so many old photos in the museum, it wouldn’t be surprising if somebody spotted a relative or two!

If you’d like to stay in the loop with all our goings-on here at Shipston Lodge Nursing Home in Shipston-on-Stour, be sure to follow us on Facebook! To find out more about our all-inclusive nursing, long-term and respite care, contact the team or pop in next time you’re passing by. We hope to see you very soon.