Fernhill House has been named one of the top 20 recommended care homes in the West Midlands.   

The award comes from the go-to website of the care profession, carehome.co.uk, which has announced its 2018 winners in each region of the UK.   The awards are based on the 75,000 review scores give on its website by residents, family and friends.   

Fernhill House was recently given a 10 out of 10 rating on the site, a TripAdvisor style facility for care homes countrywide.   

Fernhill House manager Mike Dearn was thrilled – but not at all surprised – that the home has achieved such a title, beating many of the 22,000 care homes across the country.   

“Fernhill House is a fun, lively and vibrant place in which to live. Everyone who comes here says they can’t believe it’s a care home. In fact, a BBC broadcaster who visited recently said it was more like a posh country house hotel or an ocean-going liner!   

“The interior is pretty staggering – with beautiful décor, an indoor pub, a bar bistro, tea room, sitting rooms, hairdressing salon, art deco style cinema and even a warm beautifully equipped indoor potting shed and vintage style shop. We also sit in two arces of grounds, have a sensory garden and grow our own veg.   

“We also have our own award-winning chef who is passionate about home grown organic food and has appeared on MasterChef! His meals are legendary.   

“And as if that’s not enough our price package means every who lives here can invite friends and family to join them for meals and drinks as often as they like – to ensure that we remain very much part of the wider community and not a separate enclave.   

“We have excellent links with the village and even hosted Christmas lunch for people who would otherwise have spent the day on their own.”   

Reviews on the carehome.co.uk website included comments such as: “This is how all homes should be”, and “What an amazing home. Nothing is too much trouble for anyone. I would love to move in myself.”