About Us

The Priory is a High Quality Elderly Care Home in Chippenham, Wiltshire but it's more of a hotel for the elderly than a care home because the individual touches of owner and the care manager can be seen throughout the house.

We pride ourselves on creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere – an altogether home from home and we are particularly proud of our home cooking using fresh, seasonal produce from local suppliers wherever possible as well as our own home-grown vegetables and salads from the garden.

The Priory is ideal for Elderly Dementia residents and is a Care Home with high values. 

Additionally, The Priory is a wonderful mix of listed building warmth with the light & bright of The Cloisters. There are many opportunities for socialising whether it be in the beautiful, sunny gardens in the spring & summer or the panelled drawing room on a winter’s day. You could also join the “ladies of the landing” in our fully glazed upper hallway or perhaps enjoy the activities that take place in our new lounge. This lounge is also used for parties or dining with families & friends.

We are constantly on the lookout for new things to do. Typical of the activities we offer are musical afternoons, garden visits, pub lunches, coffee mornings as well as seasonal events including summer fetes, Christmas parties and trips to the seaside. Residents are welcome to bring along friends and family.

We also encourage our residents to maintain and build links with the local community as well as their hobbies and interests.

We offer dementia and elderly care, respite care, assisted living and residential care too. 

A Welcoming Atmosphere

Many people remark on the homely and welcoming atmosphere, the moment they walk through the front door.

This is because our residents’ needs and wishes come first in The Priory. We provide care and assistance where necessary and equally company or privacy as desired. We deliver this in an informal atmosphere, knowing that residents want to take a full and active part in making their own decisions.

The Priory is a large Edwardian house, listed by English Heritage as a “fine example” of the period. Originally built in the early 1900s, it is a stunning timber framed property with a delightful south-facing panelled drawing room set in its own gardens in a quiet residential area of Chippenham. Yet it is only around 1/2 mile from the town centre of Chippenham, a bustling county town.

In 2009, The Priory was extended to develop The Cloisters, a selection of apartments designed with flexible living accommodation.

Each of the five apartments offers a generous living room and bedroom with their own kitchen and bathroom.

Within The Priory, the majority of our bedrooms are located on the ground floor and they all are fitted with a call system, a smoke detector, personal safe and have en-suite facilities. Telephone and television points are also available in all of our rooms.

We are extremely proud of The Priory and our team. We understand that choosing a care home can be a difficult decision and that is why we invite you to speak personally to our Care Manager to find out more about The Priory.

Our services span dementia elderly care, respite care and assisted living, so there are a multitude of options available. 

Our Commitment to Care

Our Commitment

Residents at the Priory will:-

  • Be encouraged to maintain their independence
  • Have their need for privacy respected
  • Be treated with dignity
  • Have their human, emotional and social needs respected and fulfilled
  • Be encouraged to follow their own religion
  • Be addressed as they wish
  • Be cared for in a manner similar to that which would be given by a caring relative in their home
  • Be able to retain the doctor of their choice
  • Be cared for by adequate and appropriately trained staff
  • Be able to receive visitors at any reasonable time
  • Have the right to consult their own solicitor
  • Be provided with nourishing and appetising food
  • Be encouraged to bring personal belongings into the home
  • Be encouraged to participate in recreational facilities
  • Prior to admission, have the opportunity to discuss their care needs with the Care Manager, to establish an appropriate plan of care
  • Be encouraged to contribute to their own ongoing plan of care or appoint a person to do so on their behalf
  • Be entitled to see a copy of all personal information held on them by the Home
  • Be able to complain to Vishal Chandnani, the Managing Director of Lower Green Limited, and/or the Care Quality Commission.

Respite Care

If you are a primary carer for a loved one and you are anxious about leaving them while you are away, or even if you need a little rest and want to find a safe place for them to stay for a while, Priory Respite Care could be the perfect solution. It offers peace of mind to you and your loved one. Whatever your needs, do contact us if you are looking for some respite care - even if your loved one is recovering from a hospital stay and you want that extra support. Our Respite Care aims to help when you need it most. 

Respite care provides all the benefits our permanent residents receive, but it's on a short-term basis.

Be it weeks, days, or even months, you can relax knowing that you are in safe hands with The Priory.

Quality Care Commission

We are proud to get so many great reviews from residents and their families alike and have a good, consistent rating with the Quality Care Commission. 

We care about being there when our residents and their families need us, with nothing being too much trouble. 

As time goes by and some of those things that used to be easy become a little more challenging, The Priory can help keep independence within a safe framework. 

Our Cloisters apartments offer independent living with support 24 hours a day. 

The apartments are well-equipped and provide all the comforts you could possibly need. 

Alternatively, our main home is also a good option if you are looking for support and a friendly atmosphere.

When we welcome a new resident at The Priory, they are assured of a stunning home, encouraged to be pro-active in their decisions but have someone on hand should they need it. 

A home You can relax in

At the end of the day your room will be your own private haven – where you can do just what you like, whenever you want to. The Priory Care Home, Chippenham, is an active family home, with lots to do, but if you want peace and quiet, the choice is always yours.

Looking for residential care in Chippenham? Why not contact us and arrange a visit?

We welcome all visitors and would be delighted to show you around our beautiful home and gardens, so you can see what life at The Priory is all about.

Elderly Gentleman with Carer, The Priory Elderly Care Home Wiltshire
Elderly woman with caregiver, The Priory Care Home, Chippenham, Wiltshire
The Priory is a High quality elderly dementia care home in Chippenham Wiltshire
Having both parents at The Priory since January/February 2022, they both are happy and received fantastic care from the staff. We are always updated on any issues with my parents and fully trust the staff there to make the right calls. Super happy with The Priory and its team. Trevor B (Son of Residents)