Riverside Nursing & Convalescent Home, Westbury, Sherbourne, Dorset DT9 3QT | Telephone: 01935 817 229

  • Respite Care
  • Post-operative Care
  • Pets by Arrangement
  • Lift
  • En-suite Rooms
  • Phone point in own room
  • TV point in own room
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fridge, Safe, Courtesy Tray on Request
  • 24-hour Nurse Call system


We know you will enjoy your stay at Riverside. We are close enough to the beautiful town of Sherborne for you to visit famous Sherborne Abbey, 10 minutes walk away. The park and gardens are also within easy reach by foot or wheelchair. Or you can go for coffee or lunch in one of the delicious cafes, restaurants or pubs. Maybe you would just like someone to take you shopping? The Garden Centre at Castle Gardens is always a favourite, particularly at Christmas time with its award winning displays and scrumptious food.
Our Activities organiser Georgina arranges outings to the sea or well known beauty spots. Some enjoy a trip to the pub in the evening.
There are lots of things going on in the Home itself as well; from the exercise class to the gardening and the bird watching clubs, flower arranging, quiz afternoons, crossword mornings, the weekly newspaper catch up, music, painting and memorabilia. The list is endless!
If you are someone who would prefer doing something on a one to one basis, Georgina and Robyn are on hand to sit with you; maybe read a book, listen to a tape, help write a letter or perhaps just look through your photographs with you. They are happy to spend time with you or take you out (walking, by car or in a wheelchair).