Care Home in Dorset

Our warm and welcoming residential care home is set in the beautiful, historic market town of Wimborne Minster in Dorset. Set on the banks of the rivers Stour and Allen amongst stunning Dorset countryside, Wimborne Minster makes for an interesting and picturesque town to explore. 

Our purpose-built, luxury residential care home offers first-class accommodation for up to 71 residents and delivers outstanding Residential Care, Dementia Care, and Respite Care. We go above and beyond to create a warm and welcoming environment, where residents can enjoy everyday life with consistent support and activities that are entirely suited to them. Whether they wish to have an afternoon tea in the peaceful gardens, sit back and watch the live entertainment from the comfort of their own home or explore the local communities surrounding Wimborne Minster, there really is something for everyone to get involved in here at Oakdene Care Home.

Our Residential Care Home in Dorset

One of the most important aspects of any care is ensuring the highest levels of dignity and privacy are being adhered to, and that’s something that we at our resdiential Care Home take incredibly seriously. We also know that no two residents are the same, which is why we take so much care in putting together the perfect personalised care plan for each and every new member of the Oakdene Care Home family.

We work hard to ensure that each resident enjoys the little things in life, helping them to get the most out of each day and we take pride in providing the highest standard of care and respect to every resident.

Dorset Countryside
Dining room in care home with wooden tables and views to the garden

Life in Wimborne Minster, Dorset

We have a dedicated team at our residential care home in Dorset, who work hard to offer a variety of activities so that residents have everything they require to live rich and varied lives. Our carefully designed activities programmes encourages all residents to continue doing what brings them joy, whether that’s watching their favourite film or reading a book in the beautifully landscaped garden. Weekly activities like arts and crafts and quizzes are planned by our activity coordinator to be both enjoyable and accessible. We also plan several trips to some of Dorset’s most well-known attractions and take pleasure in building relationships with the local community. Whether residents want to focus on exploring the local area of Wimborne Minster or wish to enjoy a day-trip further afield with a loved one, we think that no two days should be the same, and with the abundance of things to do, they never have to be.

New Forest

The New Forest is an area of southern England that spans parts of Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire and includes New Forest National Park. The region is known for its heathland, forest trails, and native ponies. In the southeast, the National Motor Museum houses F1 race cars and vintage motorbikes. Also known as ‘Beaulieu’, this motor museum is an award-winning family visitor attraction at the heart of the New Forest National Park. From a world-famous car collection, to childrens play areas to the Palace House, this top UK attraction has something for everyone. Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway is home to exotic trees, plus colourful rhododendrons and azaleas. With more than 200 acres, these wonderful gardens border the beautiful Beaulieu River and boast a narrow-gauge steam railway, a newly refurbished restaurant, and an outdoor cafe. Suitable for all ages and nature lovers, this is the perfect place to soak up Exburys hidden beauty and escape the cares of the world as you explore a myriad of pathways lined with rare trees and shrubs at your own pace. Owls, otters, and wolves are among the residents of New Forest Wildlife Park. Nestled in the beautiful woodlands of New Forest National Park, this park allows its guests to discover all the delights the New Forest has to offer for visitors of all ages. From simple strolls through the forest to long-distance hikes encompassing the New Forest towns and villages or following along our beautiful coastline, there is an abundance of ways to enjoy and explore this amazing south coast based attraction.


Visit Hampshire describes the historic city of Southampton as “much more than just a cruise stop or shopping destination. Its appeal lies in its diverse nightlife, exciting retail opportunities, varied leisure facilities, superb art and heritage attractions, lively events programme, and of course the excitement and charm of a bustling waterfront location”. Southampton’s cultural offerings include the magnificent award-winning City Art Gallery and Southampton Guildhall, as well as a superb choice of fine theatres, galleries, and international events such as the annual Boat Show. Westquay is the glamorous heart of Southampton and is home to one of the south coast’s most popular shopping destinations. Westquay also hosts a range of events, seasonal celebrations, and year-round activities; from art installations and sporting activities to real hedge mazes and family fun, there’s something for everyone through every season. For those who enjoy walking, Southampton is also home to the Titanic Trail. The 1 hour 15 minute walk visits some of the memorials linked to the ship and those who perished when the ship sank, as well as other points of interest en route. Southampton offers plenty of green spaces for those who like to sit and relax in a park or take a leisurely stroll. Southampton Common is a Site of Specific Scientific Interest, located just outside the city centre to the north. ‘Stretching 326 acres, this lovely expanse of green space is home to grasslands, wetlands, nature trails, parkland, a cemetery, a fishing lake and a play area’.


From basking on the beautiful Sandbanks Beach to learning a new watersport or discovering miles of walks and cycleways, Poole is filled with a wide variety of ways for our residents and their loved ones to spend the day. We believe that visiting Sandbanks Beach is an unmissable activity when visiting the area; with miles of beautiful golden sand, sparkling Blue Flag waters, fantastic events and some of the best restaurants & watersports in the UK, it’s easy to see why it’s rated 4.5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor. For year-round adventures, we recommend exploring the largest natural harbour in Europe, and discovering its eight unique islands and striking peninsula, wildlife and watersports. Poole Marine Conservation Area features 10 different types of habitat and is home to more than 360 different marine species. You can also discover the treasures of Poole’s historic quayside. Poole Quay has been a major tourist attraction, initially for the world-leading Poole Pottery and its factory / visitor centre. It is also home to Sunseeker International, the flagship and dealership for new and pre-owned boats and yachts. In addition, there are plenty of coffee shops, restaurants and traditional pubs along the quayside, with seafood and traditional fish and chips aplenty. From here, you can take a harbour cruise, learn about the unique wildlife on Bird Boats and discover history and hidden gems on friendly guided tours. Ferries run to the National Trust Brownsea Island, Swanage and along the Wareham River and are the perfect way to spend a day exploring nature and enjoying leisurely strolls while admiring wonderful views.

How to Find Us

Our Residential Care Home is located in Wimborne Minster, a quaint market town in the beautiful county of Dorset. Being centrally placed serves itself well to be easily accessible by road and air.

Travelling by car

  • For those using a Sat Nav, please enter the postcode BH21 6RB.
  • For those using Google Maps, click here.
  • Oakdene Care Home is situated in the north of Bournemouth and is easily accessible off A31 from the A338 and A348, which links to the M27, A350 and A354.
  • Poole, Dorset is 15.5 miles from Oakdene Care Home and can be reached by car in 30 minutes.

Travelling by bus

  • The nearest bus station is ‘The Woodcutters’, which is just 151ft away.
  • Buses from Poole run directly to The Woodcutters, and take approximately 1 hour.
  • Buses to Bournemouth City Centre take approximately 1 hour 15 minutes and requires one change.
  • Buses to Salisbury City Centre regularly run to Wimborne Minster. This journey takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes and requires one change.

Travelling by air

  • The nearest airport to Oakdene Care home is Bournemouth Airport, which is approximately 8 miles away.
  • Other nearby airports include Southampton Airport (28.8 miles) and Bristol Airport (63.1 miles).


Here are the top questions people have regarding life at our residential Care Home, Dorset. If you have any additional questions, either head to our main FAQ page or get in touch with us.

If your loved one has recently had physical trauma or sickness that needed a hospital stay, it is expected that they may find it difficult to return to their normal routine at home. This can be a tense and demanding situation, both physically and emotionally. However, there may be ways to alleviate the tension and worry, such as moving into a group living facility with around-the-clock support or seeking respite care if a short-term solution is required. At Oakdene Care Home, we mean it when we say that we are here to assist you every single step of the way.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recognised and reviewed Oakdene Care Home. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is an organisation that inspects health and social care services to ensure they are safe, capable, considerate, and of high quality. At Oakdene Care Home, we strive for the highest quality in everything we do. 

Each resident’s care plans are completely unique to them, and we collaborate closely with both our residents and their closest family members to develop common care goals that benefit the resident in both the long and short term. Oakdene Care Home has consistently used the incredibly effective MTD (Multidisciplinary Teams) approach to care. This method and approach to care allow us to integrate the abilities and talents of many quality care professionals, to find better ways of assessing, planning, and managing care at the highest level we can.

Because we provide all-inclusive care, all of the facilities and activities suggested by our Activity Coordinator are included in the overall rate.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for support from local governments or the NHS (Funded Nursing Care or Continuing Health Care). We urge you to get financial guidance before proceeding with your potential funding sources.

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Oakdene Care Home
Ringwood Road
Three Legged Cross
Wimborne Minster
BH21 6RB

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