Luxury Liss nursing home hosts a big reveal
Chatterwood House nursing home, an independently owned, residential care home located in Liss, has celebrated the successful completion of a £2 million improvement project with a grand re-opening event, that attracted VIP attendees from Portsmouth Football Club.
The open afternoon, held at the home on Wednesday 21st March, gave the owners, Robin Cheesman and Janet Lloyd Leech, the chance to show off the results of 18 months of renovation work to dozens of invited guests, including residents, staff, friends and family, contractors involved in the renovation and local community members.
Many took a walking tour to see the transformed building; its 37 stylish bedrooms, extended dining room with purpose-built kitchen, new office, staff room and reception and the brand new hairdressing salon, in which residents now enjoy a relaxing, well deserved pamper.
Robin Cheesman, said, “When the company bought Chatterwood in 2002, we always had plans to extend this lovely old building and bring it up to date, but we really wanted to retain the ambience and personality of the home. Finally in 2015, we found the right architect and development plan, and we’re all truly delighted with these beautiful results”.
Guests were treated to a traditional, home-made afternoon tea and entertained by local harpist Danielle Clarke. Many got to meet stars from our famous local football team, including first team defender, Jack Whatmough, and members of the Portsmouth Football Club’s Youth Team, who Milkwood Care sponsor on an on-going basis.
It’s not just the interior of this renovated former Victorian hunting lodge that’s enjoyed a makeover. Outside, there's a new wheelchair accessible sensory garden- this new area features raised beds, rubberised paths and attractive themed planting.
Robin said ‘We have so many people to thank for making our already beautiful home into a really stunning place to live and work. Keeping the home open throughout the works wasn’t easy, but Manager, Di Cooper, and all her team, ensured the high standards of care and good humour in the home were maintained throughout all the works.”
A ceremonious ‘cutting of the ribbon’ concluded the official Chatterwood House re-opening celebrations. Robin and Janet insisted that this honourable task was conducted, not by a single VIP, but by each and every member of staff from Chatterwood House “to show that we recognise the fact that it was a total team effort to get ‘new’ 2018 Chatterwood House completed.”