St Omer – our Home
St Omer was established as a Care Home in 1983 and is registered with the Care Quality Commission to accommodate 28 Residents.
St Omer is situated in Chelston, Torquay, adjacent to the historic Cockington Village, and overlooking Torbay. It is a charming detached early Victorian villa, approached by a gated drive and situated in its own landscaped gardens. We have been reliably informed that St Omer was built in the 1850s for the original owner of Zigzag Quarry on the old Torquay to Newton Abbot road.
Before becoming a Care Home, St Omer was a private hotel for many years. Some say that on a quiet night you can still hear the faint cries of ‘Sybil’ in the main hallway!
Many of the original features are still in place: marble fireplaces, coved ceilings, a wide main staircase and stained glass windows,
which all create a home of real interest and character.
The grounds extend to over an acre and have level lawns and specimen trees, including a beautiful magnolia which provides a magnificent display every spring, combining to provide a beautiful and tranquil setting.
Garden seating and tables are provided so that less mobile Residents may take advantage of the garden and enjoy the sea views over Torbay.
The property is set in a quiet road, close to bus stops and churches.
Car parking is available within the grounds.