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Castle View - Dorchester - 01305 756476

Thomas Hardy country is the setting for Castle View in Dorchester. This imposing, uniquely designed home is built on the Poundbury Estate with its links to the Duchy of Cornwall. The spacious reception area welcomes you to the Home offering luxury en-suite accommodation to fifty seven residents.


Castle View provides an atmosphere of spaciousness and light, with its luxurious reception lounge, garden room with French doors leading to patio and garden, large terrace, and second floor lounge with panoramic views over surrounding countryside. The Home offers four luxury suites with separate sleeping and living areas. Our well-equipped activities room has a kitchenette for the use of residents and visitors alike. There is a fully equipped hairdressing salon, and a selection of specialist bathrooms including a hydrotherapy bath.

Castle View has been given a score of 9.2 out of 10 by residents and relatives on an independent care home review site. To read reviews, CLICK HERE

Upcoming Events:

Click HERE to view the fun activities planned for July 2014 on our Monthly Activity Planner!

We will be holding a Musical Evening on Wednesday 30 July 2014 commencing at 6.15pm. Florence and Virginia Astley will be performing for us on their Flute and Harp.  Drinks & Nibbles served.  We would love to see you there...  

Castle View

Bridport Road 




DT1 2NH 

T - 01305 756476 

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  • Home Manager - Sarah Harper

    Sarah has over 15 years experience working in the care home environment and has been at Castle View since it opened in 2002 as Deputy Matron and promoted to Matron in April 2008. She is an NVQ Assessor and is very proactive with training and developing staff, she continues to manage a home that has a warm, friendly environment.

    To contact Sarah telephone 01305 756476 or use the contact form below.

  • Head of care - Ashika Reddy

    Ashika moved to England from South Africa in March 2006, she is a registered nurse and has a diploma in General Psychiatry & Midwifery. Ashika previously worked in a NHS hospital and community Health Centre from 2002-2006 prior to working for Colten Care. Ashika is a qualified NVQ Assessor and lives locally with her young family.

  • Receptionist - Carol Lucas

    Carol previously worked in the Funeral industry and is currently studying Pyschology & Counselling with the Open University. She was the secretary of Dorchester Cricket Club for the last four years.  Carol is married with two children, who are both studying at University.  Her life-long ambition is to wing walk for charity having already sky-dived and abseiled.

  • Activity Organiser - Sue Goodwin

    Sue has worked for Colten Care for 7 years. First as a Health Care Assistant and enjoyed being a social carer so much that when the opportunity arose for the position of Activity Organiser at Castle View Sue applied with the purpose of bringing interests and hobbies to create a  happy environment to the resident’s daily lives. As a people person Sue really enjoys her role.

  • Activities Organiser - Dena Bullman

    Dena has previously worked in further education for a number of years, supporting and teaching students with special needs.  After deciding to change her career path she worked as a caring within a local nursing home. Dena is married with two grown up children and enjoy village life and being involved in the community. She holds qualifications in Art & Design, Social Welfare and qualifications as a teacher in further education.

  • Chef - Simon Kercher

    In 1995 Simon began his catering career at Winfrith College, gaining his NVQ 1&2 after a 2 year course. After progressing from Commis Chef for 4 years at the White Hart Hotel in Weymouth he then worked as Head Chef at the ‘Cave Hole’ in Portland, which specialise in fresh local seafood. He then moved to Dorset, working at ‘The Forester’, catering for people with special needs. In June 2007 he joined Castle View one of Colten Care’s many Homes. In 2004 Simon achieved Chef of the Year Award, competing with over 300 chefs for the Sodhexo Catering and Support Services for Bovington Army Camp Officers Mess.

  • Chef - Sarah Watts

    Sarah began her catering career at Brunel Catering College Bristol, where she gained her City & Guilds 706/1 & 2 in cooking. Sarah’s moved to London and worked at the Great Western Royal Hotel Paddington where she stayed for eighteen months. As well as working in Hotels Sarah has also been employed in contract catering and was part of the catering team that cooked for the Queen at the opening of The National Museum of Wales. Sarah spent the last ten years working and touring in Europe. In 2009 Sarah joined Colten Care Ltd as Chef at Castle View care home in Dorchester where she has settled in and is enjoying very much.

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