The Old Vicarage Residential Home

A Caring Home in the Dorset Countryside.

Living at The Old Vicarage


There are 40 single en-suite rooms, including three doubles for couples or siblings. 34 are on the ground floor with patio doors.

Rooms may be furnished with your personal property.


Meals are home cooked using locally sourced ingredients.

Breakfast, tea and supper may be served in your room, lunch is served in the main dining room but another room is available for family gatherings.


Our award winning activity organizer provides regular and varied activities, trips and concerts with a designated activity room.

Information Technology

Most rooms have wi-fi access. The library has "resident friendly" computers ready to use with Skype, email and internet access.

Personal Care

The Old Vicarage is committed to offering the best possible care for everyone they support. Every resident has a personal care plan that outlines what and who is important to them, from their perspective. The plan will reflect how the person wants to live and how they want to be supported.

Residential Care

Maintains their welfare and promotes the resident's well-being by taking into account all of their needs, physical, mental, social and emotional.

Respite Care

Full residential care for a short period, often enabling carers to have a break.

Day Care

The same level of care can be given on a day care basis within the home.

Meet the Staff

  • Profile Picture of Annie Sinnott Annie Sinnott
  • Profile Picture of Nicki Vickery Nicki Vickery
  • Profile Picture of Natalie Adams Natalie Adams
  • Profile Picture of Sue Turner Sue Turner
  • Profile Picture of Kelly Vickery Kelly Vickery
  • Profile Picture of Emily Spearing Emily Spearing

... And a whole nursing team dedicated to superb service with a smile.


Annie Sinnott - Outstanding Contribution award

November 2013

Magdalena Kasprzycka - Best Ancilliary Worker 2013

November 2013

Pet Friendly Care Home award for 2013

November 2013

Dan Turner - Ancilliary Worker of the Year 2012

November 2012

Emily Spearing - Care Leadership Award

23rd November 2012

NAPA Go for Gold 2012 Challenge

September 2012

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01935 873033
Postal Address:
The Old Vicarage, Leigh, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6HL.
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Why Choose The Old Vicarage?

This privately owned Care Home set in extensive gardens with panoramic views has been recognized in the care sector for winning numerous awards for Care, Management, activities and pets.

It has been owned and managed since it opened in 1984, with 6 bedrooms by Mrs. Annie Sinnott M.B.E. See more of our awards and achievements.

A personal visit to the home is highly recommended.

News & Updates

News from the Old Vicarage - January 2015

News from the Old Vicarage - January 2015

Christmas seems a distant memory now, but what a wonderful time we had! Grateful thanks to all who came and sang, made mince pies and joined in the ...

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Dementia peom by Jan Millward

Dementia peom by Jan Millward


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Looks like reindeer


Our much anticipated Christmas Fair on November 15th was a huge success, the wonderful array of gifts and treats being snapped up by a merry c...

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To get everyone’s choices, this is very important and letting residents think ahead - Staff Member

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