The Coombe House

Nestled in a Conservation Area

Care home in conservation area

We are a residential care home located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Streatley in Berkshire. We provide a homely, secure and relaxed care environment within lovely rural surroundings.

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Peace, Privacy and Independence

Care home providing independence

Our aim is for our residents to live as independently and fulfilled as possible in a caring, friendly atmosphere, and be treated with respect and sensitivity aimed at their individual care needs and abilities.

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Activities and Social Involvement

many activities at our care home

Although we respect the need for privacy we also provide opportunities for a social life and a programme of regular activities as well as transport to local shops and facilities with close links with the local communities.

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Welcome to our Residential Care Home at Streatley in Berkshire

Are you looking for a friendly rural care home near Reading on the Berkshire/Oxfordshire border? We appreciate choosing a care home for yourself or a loved one is an very important decision. The Coombe House has been under the same family ownership since 1988. Many of our staff have been with us for many years and so get to know our residents well, providing a friendly, supportive and respectful environment in their later years.

Our residential care home is located within a rural Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Streatley, 5 miles south of Wallingford and 10 miles west of Reading, Berkshire. The village of Goring is nearby, linked to Streatley by an iconic bridge over the River Thames. There are picturesque views of the Swan Hotel, river, weirs and Goring Lock and this stunning location offers attractive views of the surrounding Oxfordshire countryside and the Goring Gap.

We understand that you will be looking at a number of alternative care homes, and it can be hard to know what qualities to look for. We always suggest a visit to us would enable you to appreciate the pleasant, caring atmosphere for our residents that we strive hard to maintain. We support residents in doing things for themselves and maximising their independence, including keeping contact with the outside community. You can read more on our activities page.


What relatives say about us...

I am so very pleased with the way that the staff at The Coombe House look after the residents, I doubt if I could find a better place for my mother, if she has any problems the staff do their utmost to help her. As a visitor, I always feel very welcome

The home is run very much as a family environment and has a wonderful atmosphere. Visitors are welcome at anytime and always offered refreshments and if required an update on the resident's well being. The staff are always professional but also how great affection for the residents. An excellent home from home.

Many of our residents are recommended by former residents and their families, we feel its the best endorsement any residential care home can have. But don't take our word for it, see what others say about our care home and why not contact us to have a look around to meet our staff and residents.

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Highly Recommended Care

The Care Quality Commission regulate care provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies and voluntary organisations. Their aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone – in hospitals, residential care homes and people’s own homes. The latest CQC inspection report (March 2016) can be read using the CQC link below.


Past reports can also be found on the CQC website where residents were complimentary about the owners and staff:

'The people and relatives we spoke with were happy with the care, support and activities provided. One relative said they were “very happy” with the home and another described the staff as “lovely”. One of the people supported said the staff were “excellent” and another said “I have confidence in the staff”.

If you are looking for a quality care home in the Reading area with convenient transport links to Reading, Newbury or Oxford then contact us today - you are most welcome to visit.

You can download a copy of our information leaflet here.

We are recommended in Carehomes - an online resource of UK Care & Residential Homes.