Welcome to Petworth Cottage Nursing Home

Welcome to Petworth Cottage Nursing Home

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Set at the top of a hill, overlooking the beautiful town of Petworth, Petworth Cottage Nursing Home (PCNH) is an independent care home registered for 32 residents. Our key focus is to provide a warm, caring atmosphere complemented by modern facilities. This safe environment is backed up by a team of fully-trained staff caring for the individual needs of each and every resident. Friends and family can visit whenever they wish and small pets are welcome.

With a complete range of specialist nursing care covering the full spectrum of short-term, long-term, respite and palliative care, we can assure that all residents are in safe hands. Our fully-trained staff are supported by carers and a team of local volunteers who help keep the home bright and cheerful.

I will be forever in your debt, you have all been wonderful. G was so happy with your love and support, and being included in your family home.
JL, Petworth

Thank you all so much for the way you cared for my dear mother for over a year. She could not have been better looked after; she was so content and peaceful.
RB, Surrey


We have facility for 32 residents in individual rooms. Where required, it is possible to accept couples and by using two rooms, have a bedroom and sitting room adjacent. Of the 32 rooms, 22 are en suite with one having its own balcony terrace. All rooms have facility for TV, telephone and Wifi.

We appreciate that moving to a nursing home is a difficult step to take and therefore although rooms are furnished we are more than happy for residents to bring their own smaller items of furniture to make the room more like home. There are also several public areas including a sunny conservatory and a quiet sitting room.

Petworth Cottage Nursing Home overlooks the South Downs, an area of outstanding beauty, and we have a sunny terrace where residents can invite family and friends to enjoy the warmer weather. The gardens are laid out to encourage colour and movement.



When unwell, it is quite important to keep as much mental and physical agility as is possible and, with this in mind, Petworth Cottage Nursing Home has a member of staff specifically assigned to plan and encourage participation in a variety of activities. From time to time there are visiting groups to entertain and on a regular basis there are planned events, often in line with topical subjects or events. For example there is a pantomime at Christmas, fireworks in November and during Wimbledon fortnight there is usually a strawberry and cream event. In addition there are regular bingo sessions and other activities to maintain interest and where possible mobility. Residents are invited to attend all these but there is no compulsion.

Should residents have specific requests we will do what we can to facilitate these such as organising church services or bridge. We also arrange accompanied shopping trips, particularly at Christmas so that residents can maintain their involvement and interest in the outside world.

Care and Facilities

Selecting a nursing home is a very difficult process and quite often has to happen quickly and at a time when distress and worry about our loved one is uppermost. With this in mind our Senior Nurses are happy to spend time with anyone wishing to visit the home and will give a tour of the facilities and discuss needs and concerns. Funding alternatives can be talked about and we are able to accept some publicly funded residents in addition to those self funded.

Palliative Care

There are many things to be considered as one comes to the end of life and palliative care is not simply about pain and discomfort relief but about paying attention to all things small and large which may be important to those concerned.

At Petworth Cottage Nursing Home we pride ourselves on giving time to ensure that the final weeks and months are as physically and psychologically comfortable as possible. Visiting is open and as much time as is wished and appropriate for our residents’ care may be spent at the home. Within our holistic approach relatives and those who are close are also supported.

Latest News

Local school children write to our residents

Local school children write to our residents

Our residents have been hearing from the youngest generation in Petworth after children from Petworth Primary School wrote them letters as part of a homework project. The brightly decorated cards and letters featured everything from ice cream to flowers, rainbows to...

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13/03/2020 NOTICE OF CLOSURE TO VISITORS As a precaution, and to safeguard the health of our residents, we are closing the home to all but close family members and essential visitors. I am sure that you can understand the reason for this. If you wish to enquire about...

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Kitchen Assistant Required for Maternity Cover

Kitchen Assistant Required for Maternity Cover We are looking for a temporary Kitchen Assistant for maternity cover working on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 3pm.  Excellent Rates of Pay Previous Applicants need not apply Job Type: Part Time  To enquire...

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Merry Christmas from all of us at PCNH

Merry Christmas from all of us at PCNH

As we near the end of 2019, we would like to wish all of our fabulous residents, families, supporters and everyone else a very Merry Christmas from all of us here at Petworth Cottage Nursing Home. Our residents are looking forward to a day of carols and gifts, as well...

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Thank you to all of our volunteers

Thank you to all of our volunteers

On Tuesday 26th November we hosted an Afternoon Tea for our lovely volunteers, who help keep our home friendly, warm and welcoming. Our volunteers help with teas, coffees and cakes, as well as the beautiful flower arrangements around the home. As a token of our...

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Contact Us

PCNH • Fittleworth Road • Petworth • West Sussex • GU28 0HQ
Tel: 01798 342785