Holmwood House Care Centre


Located within walking distance of Swaffham town centre, yet benefiting from a setting within acres of beautiful grounds, Holmwood House is an extended Grade II listed building dating back to 1846.

During its conversion to a care home, many of the original features have been retained and it has been sympathetically and tastefully decorated in an elegant fashion, in keeping with its origins.  The main house has 10 bedrooms, all of which have fantastic views over the grounds and is currently undergoing some refurbishment work.

Leading from the main house is a purpose built ground floor extension, which consists of 32 bedrooms.  All of these rooms have en-suite facilities and are decorated and furnished to a high standard. There are two comfortable lounges, both of which have direct access to an enclosed garden. There is a dining room for those who enjoy mealtimes with others and there are specialist facilities for bathing and showering.

In April 2008, a specialist dementia care suite was added to the centre. The suite has been further enhanced, with a full refurbishment programme taking place in November 2012, and was relaunched as the Woodland Suite by Cllr. Ian Sherwood and children from Swaffham VC Infants & Nurrsery School in November 2012.  

With 19 en-suite bedrooms, this unit caters specifically for those with dementia and provides a safe and secure environment in which to promote well being.  There is a large lounge with unlimited access to a secure sensory garden, with the residents taking an active role in its development.

"Mother has been a resident of Holmwood House for about 18 months and I visit at least once a week. I am always warmly welcomed by the staff on duty, for whom nothing seems too much trouble. All residents look well cared for, nails trimmed and painted, hair combed and neat etc. 

Potentially difficult situations are capably defused by staff in a respectful, gentle manner.  All festivals i.e The Queen's Jubliee, May Day, Easter etc. are celebrated with decorations and staff encourage residents to join in. Food is well prepared and looks delicious and varied. The house is always well cleaned and welcoming. Staff make sure that I am kept informed of Mum's condition and needs." - Mr. Lovegrove

"I want to thank you for the care you gave to my recently deceased father, John (Jack) Faherty. I have been inside several care homes in the course of my career as a police officer, and also in connection with relatives of my wife in their later days, and I have to say that I was very impressed with the quality of the care my father received, and the way the home is run. All the staff I met were very pleasant and professional and I could not fault them in any way. I hope I never need full time care, but, if I do, I could not think of a better place to receive it." -           Mr. Martin Faherty

"My mum went into Holmwood House in April 2013, she was there for 18 months. It was sudden that she went into Holmwood as she could no longer care for herself. As soon as she went in she fitted in. She was cared for as a family member, she wrote to friends on email, yes email and she was 94 with her own ipad, saying it was like being in a five star hotel. She was treated well by the office staff nurses, carers, cleaners and kitchen staff. She enjoyed all her meals, she was treated with respect and dignity and she was very content and her last few weeks alive she was happy.” -  Susan C 

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News Articles

14 September 2016
Elmham News September 2016 - Knit and Natter

One of the best jobs of being a K&N organizer is the moment when we get to meet the recipients of all out labours.

25 December 2015
Activities At Holmwood House For January

For a full list of everything that's happing in January, please follow this link... 

23 November 2015
Activities At Holmwood House For December

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31 October 2015
Happy 100th Birthday Elsie-May From All At Holmwood House

Many congratulations from all at Holmwood House go to Mrs Elsie-May Williams on reaching her 100th birthday!  Many happy returns.

31 October 2015
Activities At Holmwood House For November

For a full list of everything that's happing in November, please follow this link... 

29 September 2015
Activities At Holmwood House For October

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27 July 2015
Summer Fete Raises £2,050

Held on one of the most glorious days this summer, the Holmwood House summer fete was opened by Swaffham Mayor, Anne Thorpe, raising a substantial £2,050 on the day.

14 February 2014
Activities Coordinator, Angela, Wins Prestigious Norfolk Care Award

Many congratulations go to Activities Co-ordinator, Angela Rankin, who won the "Bringing People Together Through Activities" category in the 2014 Norfolk Care Awards, held at Dunston Town Hall on Thursday 13th February 2014.

04 December 2013
Christmas Fayre Raises £530.00 For Residents Fund

On Saturday 30th November, Santa Claus visited Holmwood House Care Centre in Swaffham. It was a busy day for St. Nick.

25 September 2013
Holmwood House Care Centre Meeting All Required Care Quality Commission Standards

On 17th September, the Care Quality Commission published its most recent report following a routine inspection at Holmwood House Care Centre. The Centre is meeting all required standards.

04 April 2013
Some Very Kind Words From Paul Stebbings And Mrs Jacky Parker

3rd April 2013: Dear Denice, My sister and I are both agreed that we should write to you to express our gratitude for the way in which the staff at Holmwood House cared for Mum in the last three months of her life.

23 November 2012
Generations Come Together As Holmwood House Care Centre Unveils New Woodland Suite

Holmwood House Care Centre launched its newly refurbished 17 room Dementia Care Suite today, with the help of Swaffham Town and Breckland Councillor, Cllr.

06 January 2012
Holmwood House Opens 6 Newly Refurbished Rooms For Occupation

As part of our on going commitment to providing the highest quality care environment, Holmwood House Care Centre has recently completed the total refurbishment and upgrade of all rooms on the first floor in the main house.

40 White Cross Road
PE37 7QY

Denice Howard
01760 724 404

Services and
Categories of Care

  • 61 beds
  • Residential care
  • Nursing care
  • Dementia care
  • Respite and convalescent care
  • Palliative care


CQC Regulated Activities

  • Personal care
  • Accommodation of people who require nursing and care
  • Treatment of disease, disorder and injury
  • Diagnostic and screening procedures


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Holmwood House Care Centre
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