The Downes Residential Care Home
Foundry Hill
TR27 4HW
01736 754400

Making each and everyday count!

Welcome to The Downes


We are delighted to welcome you to The Downes!

The Downes is situated in Hayle behind the grounds of St Michaels Hospital. With views of Hayle Estuary, West Cornwall Golf Club as well as having it's own 7 acres of registered Grade II listed gardens consisting of wooded area, an orchard and kitchen garden.

The building itself is also a Grade II listed historic building which was utilised as the Nun's convent in the early 1900s. The Downes was acquired by the current owner in 2005.

In 2010 it was opened as a residential care home. in 2018, work began on the chapel to convert this into 14 more bedrooms.

The Downes is now registered for 28 bedrooms all with en-suite facilities. We are registered to have residents over 65 years old. We care for people with a variety of conditions including:

  • dementia

  • learning disabilities

  • epilepsy

  • diabetes

  • heart conditions

  • mobility problems

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Harvest Festival 2019

Harvest Festival took place this week. It was a big success and enjoyed by all. The Home would like to thank Dianne, who took the service and Viv, who played her accordion. Also a big thank you to Wendy and Mary who organised it all and made the decorations. Thank you for all the donations that we received. The generosity that we received was overwhelming. All donations we will taken to Hayle Foodbank on Saturday.

we are now looking ahead to our next event - Halloween.

Harvest Fetival 2019

Halloween 2019

Our annual Halloween Party was held on 31st October 2019 and was enjoyed by all. Staff and Residents dressed up as Witches, Dracula, Ghouls and Ghosts. Even a Nun made an appearance.

There was pumpkin carving, cake making, lots dancing and sweet eating.

It was lovely to see everyone get into the spirit of Halloween!

Our Aims

We aim to make each and everyday count! We will do this by providing the best long term care in a supported, dignified and caring environment.

The Downes offers the highest quality standard of care and accommodation in a welcoming, warm and friendly environment together with the freedom to live as much independence as suits the individuals ability and wishes.

We are absolutely committed to the welfare and happiness of all who live here.


Our 28 bed home has the following facilities:

  • a large communal lounge

  • a small homely lounge

  • a library area

  • a large kitchen

  • a large dining room

  • stair lifts

  • a modern vertical lift

  • 24/7 staff with waking night staff and on-call mangers

  • full time activities co-ordinators

  • mini van with disability access also a 6 seater disability vehicle

  • 7 acres of gardens, maintained full time.

We have 2 vehicles to able to take residents on trips out, shopping trips, doctors/hospital appointments etc.

We have an external hairdresser, chiropodist and optician that come in the home regularly but we are able to accommodate residents' wishes.


Employee Of The Quarter winner for JUL-SEPT:


Well done Janet and Angie!! Votes are now open for the next quarter.