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Somerset Care acquires impressive state-of-the-art care home in Exeter

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of Green Tree Court care home in Exeter to the Somerset Care Group.

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Green Tree Court care home in Exeter

Built in 2014, Green Tree Court is an award-winning care home that comprises 68 bedrooms and provides care for residential and nursing clients. The building has been constructed with market-leading green credentials and has an Excellent BREAM rating.

The home was previously owned by Michelle Gorringe and Stephen Pattrick of Lexicon Healthcare Limited.

Following a confidential marketing process undertaken by Rob Kinsman and Simon Harvey at Christie & Co, leading West Country care provider, Somerset Care, was selected as the preferred bidder. The acquisition sees the leading not-for-profit care provider expand its residential care portfolio into Devon, underlying its commitment to providing the highest quality of care, and complementing the home care provision it already operates in the county.

Chris Wall, Interim CEO of Somerset Care, comments, “It is a real pleasure to confirm that Green Tree Court is now part of the Somerset Care Group. As a 2024 Top 20 Care Group, we are passionate about high-quality care and a great customer experience for those we support. The acquisition of Green Tree Court enables us to continue to grow and diversify our care offering to meet the region’s current and future care needs.

“Our shared vision of purpose-built care environments, high-quality, person-centred care, and skilled, expert teams with a passion for delivering the highest standards of care, will enable us to jointly support the increasing care needs of our local communities. We look forward to working alongside the existing Green Tree Court team, as they support their residents to live the life they choose, as part of the Somerset Care Group.”

Stephen Pattrick and Michelle Gorringe, co-founders of Green Tree Court comment, “We proudly introduced Green Tree Court in October 2014 embarking on a remarkable journey that spanned over a decade. Throughout this time, we have won prestigious industry accolades and solidified our position as a state-of-the-art care facility, renowned for delivering unparalleled levels of care. With a steadfast commitment to placing people at the core of our operations, we have fostered a nurturing environment where residents thrive.

“As we pass the baton to Somerset Care, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our exceptional staff and cherished residents. We know that under Somerset Care's stewardship, Green Tree Court will continue to flourish, upholding the same unwavering dedication to providing exceptional care."

Rob Kinsman and Simon Harvey at Christie & Co, comment, “We were delighted to act for Stephen and Michelle in the sale of Green Tree Court and wish Somerset Care all the very best. We’re sure the home will go from strength to strength under their stewardship. We were able to run a very discreet marketing process which has ensured the continuity of service at the home, and we are pleased to report that multiple bids were received, underlying the continued strength of the market.”

Green Tree Court was sold for an undisclosed sum.


For further information on this press release, contact:
Phoebe Burrows, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 07540 063 598 or E:

Contact the agent:
Rob Kinsman, Regional Director – Care
P: 07717 335 367 or E:

Simon Harvey, Senior Director – Care
P: 07764 241 310 or E:

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