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9.5 carehome.co.uk review score

Welcome to Dunwood Manor Nursing Home

Romsey, Hampshire

Set amongst 12 acres of beautiful gardens, Dunwood Manor provides nursing, respite, dementia and palliative care in the wonderful surroundings of a stately country house in Sherfield English, just outside Romsey.
  • Nursing care
  • End of life
  • Short stay
  • Dementia care
“With general nursing care, respite and specialist palliative care in the ‘Willows’ wing and dedicated dementia care in the secure ‘Beeches’ wing, Dunwood Manor offers residents comfort, privacy and dignity in an elegant and historic setting.”
Rachel, Home Manager
Dunwood Manor With Lawn

About Dunwood Manor

From nursing staff and care assistants to our kitchen team and activities co-ordinators, everyone at Dunwood Manor is fully invested in Allegra Care’s values of compassion, integrity and professionalism. Everyone is committed to inspiring and ensuring confidence and peace of mind - not only on the part of our residents, but for their families and loved ones as well.

News & Events

Dunwood Manor Garden Party

29 Apr 2024

Dunwood Manor Nursing Home has some special visitors

19 Apr 2024

Garden Watch at Dunwood Manor Nursing Home

08 Apr 2024

Carers Information Day at Dunwood Manor

26 Feb 2024

Dick Whittington at Dunwood Manor Nursing Home

05 Jan 2024

Spooky Fun at Dunwood Manor Nursing Home

30 Oct 2023

Dunwood Manor raises money for Breast Cancer Awareness Day

20 Oct 2023

Kelloggs the Miniature Horse visits Dunwood Manor

17 Jul 2023

Another glowing review!

13 Jun 2023

Fun and Games Galore: A Joyful Afternoon at Dunwood Manor

05 Jun 2023

Dunwood Manor: a community that cares!

21 Apr 2023

Residents of Dunwood Care Home Unite for Afternoon Tea and Baking Fun!

05 Apr 2023

Celebrating an anniversary at Dunwood Manor

12 Sep 2022

Hampshire nursing home residents visit local farm

08 Aug 2022

Fundraising for The Care Workers Charity

06 Jun 2022

Furry Friends at Dunwood Manor Nursing Home

06 Jun 2022
Smiling Lady & Carer

Care you won’t forget

With a rating of 9.5 out of 10 on carehome.co.uk, countless testimonials speak of the quality of care provided at Dunwood Manor. We strongly believe in the benefits of person-centred care and, to this end, draw up a personalised care package together with each resident and their family. Respecting individuality, dignity and privacy, each care plan is regularly reviewed to ensure it meets the resident’s needs as they evolve over time.


Meet the team

All of our staff meet Allegra Care’s exacting standards - not only in terms of training and qualification, but on a personal level. Kindness, empathy and patience are highly valued, and all of the team at Dunwood Manor possess these qualities in abundance.


Rachel Smith-Harrison

Home Manager

Rachel is a compassionate and dedicated home manager with a career spanning over two decades since qualifying as a nurse in 1997. Her journey is marked by her unwavering commitment to providing exceptional healthcare and support to those in need.

Rachel's career began in the NHS, where she dedicated herself to emergency medicine and hospital management, providing immediate care to critically ill patients and developing strong leadership skills. Her tenure in the NHS lasted until 2016.

In 2016, Rachel transitioned her expertise from the hospital setting to the community, taking on roles as a deputy manager and clinical lead in private nursing homes. Her journey led her to become a home manager in 2020, focusing on resident well-being and maintaining the highest care standards.

Rachel has had the privilege of working with both small providers and large corporate healthcare companies, shaping her into a versatile and knowledgeable professional. What truly motivates Rachel is her passion for supporting residents in living fulfilling lives and thriving in their environment, making her work exceptionally rewarding.

Beyond her professional life, Rachel is a devoted wife and a proud mother of three children, complete with a lively boxer dog. Her primary pastime is long-distance running, with 14 marathons completed and a goal to achieve 100 marathons.

Rachel is deeply committed to making a positive impact in the lives of those she cares for and supporting the growth and development of her staff. She is dedicated to providing exceptional care and making a difference.

Jacqui Smith

Jacqueline Smith

Regional Manager South

Working for eleven years as a Social Worker and Team Manager in Adult Services, Jacqueline relished supporting care providers with their safeguarding, quality and compliance requirements. Based on this experience, she then sought a move into working with a residential care provider. Jacqueline approached Allegra Care first, as she felt that the company’s values, care principles and household model aligned very closely with her own vision of what good care should look like. As Regional Manager, her passion for outstanding care is self-evident as she supports homes and colleagues across Hampshire. She also thinks laughter is a great tonic – and her cheeky sense of humour is infectious.

Away from work, Jacqueline enjoys eating out, cinema and horse racing. As a mother of two grown up children, she enjoys spending time with her friends, her family and her two grandchildren.

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Jacqui Tucker

Regional Relationship Liaison Manager South and Central Regions

After working for 14 years as a renal nurse specialist, Jacqui changed her career to be around more for her young children. Her wide-ranging experience since then encompasses a number of rewarding positions across a variety of sectors, including team leader for Jobsite; Southern Team manager for Westfield Health; management for a specialist lender helping people rebuild their credit profile and, most recently, moving into the elderly care sector with Barchester, for whom she worked in community awareness and fundraising.

Now, as Regional Relationship Liaison Manager for Allegra Care, she brings her diverse portfolio of skills to the task of supporting the homes and helping the company develop its profile in the elderly care sector.
Jamie Sales

James Sales

Operations Director

Recently celebrating his 40th year working in the care sector, James brings a wealth of experience to his role as Allegra Care’s Operations Director. His career spans care in a range of settings and sectors, with his initial training as a nurse leading on to a variety of roles throughout 20 years’ service in the NHS. James is passionate about elderly care and shares Allegra Care’s dedication to person-centred care delivery, ensuring that every aspect is tailored to each individual’s specific needs. In his free time, he will most likely be found walking in his beloved countryside, faithful four legged companion in tow.

An important part of our job at Dunwood Manor is to allay any worries you might have by providing full and honest answers to all of your questions, so you’re fully informed to make the right decisions. And the same applies throughout your loved-one’s time with us - no matter what’s on your mind, we’re here to help and advise.

Dunwood Manor is a clean, friendly home. The staff are approachable and caring. Standards of care and hygiene are excellent. Attention to detail in every area is evident. Food is tapered to personal needs and is presented in an appetising manner. Nothing is too much trouble and they strive to make the rooms homely. I would recommend Dunwood as a first-choice home if you were unable to care for your loved one.
Friend of resident, February 2023
Lady & Carer

Personalised care

In keeping with Allegra Care’s commitment to person-centred care, the team at Dunwood Manor go to great lengths to ensure that every individual care programme is uniquely tailored to each resident’s specific needs - both upon arrival and throughout the duration of their stay.