The home consists of the Main House and three purpose-built connected units (Bishops Waltham, Botley and Hedge End) which allow free-flowing access to all areas, for all residents.
The Main House
The Main House offers nineteen well-appointed single, en-suite rooms which are decorated to an exceptionally high standard, with many offering wet-rooms.
The ground floor boasts a beautiful main lounge, a dedicated dining facility with a kitchenette and breakfast bar. The dining area opens out onto a patio area with views over two decorative fish ponds stocked with exotic fish. Beyond are views of the extensive wildlife which are often seen on the lawns and in the trees. The ground floor has five single en-suite bedrooms, an assisted bath/shower room with toilet along with the eight-person lift and two stairwells. The first floor has a shower room, toilet and ten single en-suite bedrooms. On the second floor, there are four en-suite bedrooms which are all light and airy with beautiful views.
Bishops Waltham, Botley and Hedge end Units
Named after local villages, these three purpose-built units are linked to the Main House, surrounding a magnificent courtyard. They all offer spacious, secure, homely living space.
Each of the units has nine en-suite wet rooms, a lounge, dining room with kitchenette and a disabled toilet. Hedge End unit also offers an assisted bathroom. The units are colour themed to assist residents with orientation. Each unit, like the Main House, has a unit manager who organises their dedicated team of staff and the day-to-day running of the unit.
The Botley unit supports our higher dependency residents who require extra support due to their increased care requirements. This unit also has an increased staff-to-resident ratio.
SMILE Activity and Day Centre
The SMILE activity and day centre operates seven days a week, offering a variety of activities and outings to the residents of The White House and those that attend the Day Centre. They are able to enjoy activities in three venues: The Day Centre with cooking facilities; the conservatory with access to the main garden and vegetable garden along with the pub and courtyard.
Our activities schedule is tailored to suit all residents, these include bingo, music sessions, sing-a-longs, art classes, reminiscence sessions and a variety of interactive games using an innovative and unique computer system.
Gardens and outside areas
We have four patios and a lavender-lined walkway offering an opportunity for relaxation and exercise. All areas are secure and accessible to residents. Here they can walk and enjoy all that the garden has to offer safely and securely.
Our fish pond has a variety of fish, including some specimen Japanese Koi Carp. Two stunning water features add a lovely finishing touch to the grounds. Numerous bird feeders around the grounds attract lots of native birds, including both green and spotted woodpeckers.
Meals are regularly served outside in the summer and we also offer a barbecue for relatives to use on visits if they choose.
The White House has numerous animals to add extra interest and stimulation. Pigs, pygmy goats, wallabies, along with a large variety of waterfowl and ornamental ducks. The ducks dip and dive with a beautiful pair of black swans on the pond.
Our aviary offers a seating area which looks onto an array of exotic birds including fire tails, cutthroats, robinas, canaries, diamond doves, Chinese painted quail, zebra finches and peacocks.
We also encourage our residents to bring their own, well-behaved pets to stay.
In 2016, we opened our very own pub, "Kev's Corner", named after Kevin Moore, former Saints player, assisted by his wife, daughter and teammate Francis Benali. Kev's Corner is located in our courtyard, which has been transformed into the pub garden, with seating, planting and a water feature. The pub is fully equipped with beer pumps, a dartboard and sporting memorabilia and once a month it hosts our themed meals.