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Family-run Bristol care home sold to first-time buyers

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of Gwendoline House in Bristol, Somerset.

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Gwendoline House in Bristol, Somerset

Gwendoline House is a profitable, family-run care home registered with the CQC to provide care for up to 16 residents. It is located on an attractive, tree-lined road in a residential suburb of Bristol, which lies approximately five miles to the Northeast of the city centre.

The home was previously owned by the Moss family and was brought to the market to allow them to retire.

Following a confidential sales process with Oliver McCarthy at Christie & Co and with funding sourced through Jimmy Johns at Christie Finance, the home has been purchased by first-time buyer, Dorchester Care Homes trading as Dorchester Healthcare.

Duncan Moss, previous owner of Gwendoline House, comments, “It has been a pleasure to own and run Gwendoline House for all these years and to provide much-needed care to the local community. We are pleased to be passing the business on to Dorchester Care Homes who, I’m sure, will build on its success over many years to come.”

Dorchester Healthcare, new owner of Gwendoline House, comments, “Gwendoline House Residential Home is now proudly operated by Dorchester Care Homes, trading as Dorchester Healthcare. Our 16-bed facility offers a warm and welcoming environment where personalised care and attention are our top priorities. At Gwendoline House, we emphasise comfort, safety, and well-being, ensuring each resident feels truly at home. Our dedicated team delivers high-quality, individualised care designed to promote independence and dignity.”

Oliver McCarthy, Associate Director – Care at Christie & Co, comments, “It is great to see this home go to a new entrant with a wealth of care experience who will no doubt continue the excellent care that Duncan and his family have provided over the years. I wish them all the best of luck.

“It was a pleasure to work alongside Jimmy Johns Christie Finance and Kirill Bingham at Clarke Willmott, both of whom were instrumental in getting the deal over the line.”

Jimmy Johns, Director at Christie Finance, comments, “I am delighted to have supported Dorchester Care in their first acquisition in the care sector. This transaction was full of challenges on top of the fact this was their first care home. We had to think on our feet adapting to the challenges along the way. I wish Dorchester Care all the best now they have taken ownership of this quality care business.”

Gwendoline House was sold for an undisclosed price.

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For further information on this press release, contact:
Phoebe Burrows, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 07540 063 598 or E: phoebe.burrows@christie.com

Contact the agent:
Oliver McCarthy, Associate Director – Care
P: 07702 809 198 or E: oliver.mccarthy@christie.com

Contact Christie Finance:
Jimmy Johns, Director of Corporate Debt Advisory
P: 07711 767 593 or E: jimmy.johns@christie.com

Visit Christie & Co’s Business Search page to find out more about current healthcare listings.

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