About Woodrow Retirement Home

Woodrow Retirement Home is located within a part of Torquay known as the Lincombes. It is situated on the junction of Asheldon Road and Babbacombe Road. The site lies within the Lincombes Conservation Area.

Woodrow is a late-19th century detached villa, surrounded by beautiful lawned gardens with disabled access. The building was designed in the Italianate style, and the exterior of the building displays a number of architectural features in the Classical style, such as pilasters, and dentil cornices. The building has been sympathetically enhanced to accommodate the Residents.

Woodrow is on the level with its own off street parking, within walking distance of “Wellswood Village” where there are many shops, post office, a public house, pharmacy, restaurants and the local Church of St. Mathias | Torquay. It is also on the main Torquay bus route, with the buses stopping outside.

Woodrow has 15 welcoming rooms, which residents are encouraged to personalise, to make their room a Home within a Home.

The rooms are decorated and furnished to a high standard with Residents needs in mind, ensuring safe mobility and comfort.

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All rooms comply with regulation sizes they are light spacious, and with the exception of one, are all en suite.

All the facilities are centrally heated, have digital television points, and are fitted with call alarm system, offering quality individual features.

Woodrow provides twenty four hour Care.
Unrestricted Visiting times.
Healthcare Professionals
Visiting Hairdressers & Chiropody
Representatives from local Churches
Reminiscence, Art & Crafts, Quiz’s, Therapeutic Exercise Class


All Bathrooms are adapted to assist the disabled.

There is a Parker bath, electronic hoist, lifting aids and disabled toilet facility in the main bathroom on the ground floor, to meet the Residents individual needs.

All the equipment at Woodrow meets the regulatory standards and is certified at the correct times.

Woodrow provides furniture and equipment, serviced and maintained to current regulations.

Woodrow is equipped with lifting and bathing aids to meet the needs of client’s individual needs. ..

Woodrow has a full fire detection and alarm system that is maintained and complies with regulation.