The former Elliscombe House Nursing Home in Wincanton, Somerset has been bought by a new entrant to the care sector, The Ellie Group.
Having closed in December 2015, Elliscombe House had previously provided accommodation for up to 40 residents. It also includes a development of 10 retirement homes set within the grounds, all of which have been sold on a 125-year lease.
Planning permission has already been obtained for additional bedrooms and the new owner is now planning an extensive programme of refurbishment in order to reopen the home as a high quality care facility.
Simon Harvey, director of Christie & Co’s south west healthcare team that brokered the deal said: “This sale is yet another example of the positive activity experienced in the care sector for a wide range of care businesses, including closed homes.
“The South West continues to be an increasingly popular market with several growing regional operators as well as first-time entrants looking to relocate to the area to acquire their first business.”
The Ellie Group’s managing director, Glenn Trotman said, “This is an exciting opportunity to develop and provide a boutique care experience for our guests, in the wonderful surrounds of Elliscombe House.”