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St Cecilia care home in Poole sold for the first time since 1988

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has completed on the freehold sale of St Cecilia care home in Poole, Dorset.

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St Cecilia care home in Poole, Dorset

St Cecilia is a ‘Good’ rated care home registered for 15 service users in the category of Old Age, Dementia and Mental Health. The business occupies a two-storey detached Edwardian former family home which sits in a quiet, residential setting a few minutes’ walk from Westbourne, in a convenient location for both Bournemouth and Poole.

Since 1988, the home has been owned and operated by Robert and Ruth Eshelby who were committed to providing the highest standard of care for their residents. Robert had previously worked for Dorset social services before setting up the care home and he has always been driven by looking after people and improving their lives. The pair decided to sell to retire from the sector.

Following a confidential sales process with Christie & Co, St Cecilia has been sold to newly established care group, Nisi Dominus Frustra Ltd.

Charles Phillips, Director - Healthcare at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, comments, “With the seller living in France, the buyer living in Hong Kong, and the care home and agent in England, this was, at times, a challenging process. However, following numerous Zoom calls, we are delighted that, after the buyer moved to the UK, a deal has been completed. A great level of interest was shown in this property, resulting in multiple offers and a very good price being achieved. The sale of St Cecilia shows that there is demand for UK care homes from buyers all around the world.”

St Cecilia was sold for an undisclosed price.

For further information on this press release, contact:
Phoebe Burrows, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 020 7448 8849 or E:

Contact the agent:
Charles Phillips, Director – Healthcare (South)
P: 07764 241 346 or E:

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