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‘Top 20’ care home in Manchester suburb sold for the first time in 23 years

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of Wentworth House in Swinton, Greater Manchester.

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Wentworth House in Swinton, Greater Manchester

Wentworth House is a dementia care home registered for 25 service users that, in 2019, was named as a Top 20 care home by It occupies an impressive converted residential house on a quiet street in the Manchester suburb of Swinton.

The home has been owned by husband-and-wife team, Antonio and Christine Belvedere, since 2001 and was recently brought to market to allow them to retire.

Following a confidential sales process with James Knight at Christie & Co, it has been purchased by Micheal Heald of SH Care, who also owns The Bungalow Care Home in Bolton.

Antonio Belvedere, former owner of Wentworth House, comments, “We will miss all our special families who chose Wentworth House for their loved ones over the past 23 years. It was an amazing journey, and we did it our way. We wish the new owner, Mike Heald of SH Care, best wishes for all his future endeavours.”

Michael Heald, Director at SH Care, comments, “Wentworth House is a well-run home with amazing staff and residents. It compliments my other home perfectly, and I very much look forward to running this fantastic home, long into the future."

James Knight, Associate Director – Care at Christie & Co, comments, “I’m delighted to complete the sale of Wentworth House on behalf of Tony and Christine. It was an absolute pleasure and I wish them all the best in their well-deserved retirements. I’d also like to wish Mike all the very best going forward. I have no doubt we’ll work together again soon.”

“Well-performing, privately-owned care homes, like Wentworth House, are in demand across the northwest, with buyer appetite being particularly high. Crucially, we are also seeing greater support from the lending market for operators looking to acquire these types of homes.”

Wentworth House was sold for an undisclosed price.


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

Contact the agent:
James Knight, Associate Director – Care
P: 0759 048 6357 or E:

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