The extensive grounds feature picturesque views over the rolling Herefordshire countryside and include lawns, flower beds and a much loved and very productive vegetable patch and herb garden.
The house was named after Gwen Walford, who worked at Hampton Grange as a Secretary / Treasurer when it was a home for elderly blind people. Gwen worked there for almost 15 years until her sudden death in a traffic accident in 1975 aged 53. A memorial rose garden in the grounds was established in her name with monies donated after her death.
The rose garden acts as a long standing memorial to Gwen and past residents of the home, families and current residents are encouraged to add to the garden in memory of loved ones who pass away.
All bedrooms have been tastefully and elegantly decorated to an extremely high standard and are equipped with adjustable beds, easy to use furniture, televisions and luxurious soft-touch linen. All residents have access to Sky TV as well as a dedicated cinema room with an HD screen.
All bedrooms are fitted with a wet room en-suite as standard, but for residents who require further support, access to assisted bathrooms and separate shower rooms are available.
A large terrace and lawned area with pergola is easily accessible and the the wooded grounds sweep down to the River Wye
Gwen Walford House is a brand new development, built within the grounds of Hampton Grange Nursing Home.
"I would like to thank you all for your kindness and cheerfulness, and for looking after both my Mother and her visitors so well. It was really like a home from home."—
“We appreciate all your care and the way you treat our father with such dignity and kindness. Please thank all of your staff.”—
“We can’t find enough words to thank you all for everything that you did for Dad. To say it is greatly appreciated is a massive understatement and we hope that you know that we appreciated every gesture.”—
Dear Sister Dora and all the staff. Please would you accept our thanks for all the care and attention you so warmly gave to my Mother in the last few months of her life whilst in your lovely Home and this is more.—
"We wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did to take care of Mum. She always looked lovely and seemed content in her world. We couldn't have asked for more. Please pass on our thanks to the team.”—
“I wish to thank you for the superb level of care you provided to K---- during her time at Lynhales (some 11 years). As a former nurse, I’m sure she would have appreciated it."—
"Thank you ALL at Gwen Walford for taking such good care of Dad. It was a great comfort knowing he was in such a beautiful place with such kind, caring people. We couldn't have wished for better."—
"To all the nurses and care staff that looked after Mum during her stay at Gwen Walford - Thank you for all the care and kindness you gave her, and us."—
“Just a short note to thank you all for taking care of T---- with such kindness and compassion during his final weeks, and also for the welcome we always received when visiting.”—