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formerly Abbeyfield Taunton


Here at Heron House we pride ourselves on the facilities and the care we provide. Over the years we have invested in and updated our home; enabling residents to lead fulfilling lives in comfortable and well-maintained surroundings, both indoors and outdoors. Our home is surrounded by beautiful gardens with flat level paths, enabling our residents to enjoy them fully. Residents are supported and cared for by experienced qualified staff with the right specialist equipment.

Heron House residents enjoying activities

Communal lounge and our new bar

We have a lovely bright communal lounge where our residents can enjoy a social meeting or some quiet time, maybe reading or solving a jigsaw. Residents can also meet here, if they wish, with visiting family and friends. We have recently built a bar area, named WineNot!, to enhance our popular ‘Nibbles and Tipples’ evenings!

Activity Room

The Activity Room is large enough to host all the residents and is used daily for a wide range of varied activities such as curling, bingo, resident meetings, dancing, talks and presentations, etc.

Dining Room and an appealing, nutritious menu

Heron House residents enjoying activities

We have lovely, bright and spacious Dining Rooms, one of which has recently been extended and redecorated, to allow residents to enjoy a communal dining experience in a comfortable and airy environment.

Meals are served either in these beautiful dining rooms or, if preferred, in the resident’s room. Food is an important part of life at Heron House and our experienced cooks provide delicious fresh, home cooked food. When a new resident arrives, the cooks will visit them to discuss their likes and dislikes, so we can cater for any special dietary requirements – or just simply something that a resident loves to eat or drink.

All meals are freshly prepared and cooked in our kitchen from scratch, and we use reputable local suppliers providing seasonal favourites.


Heron House residents enjoying activities

Heron House is blessed with great space around the main building, in which we have invested to create a number of accessible and stimulating ‘safe’ garden areas. Many rooms back onto a garden area; allowing residents access and views of a garden space from their accommodation.


We have invested in equipment and facilities for our residents. All bedrooms have nurse call, WIFI, a phone point plus TV. There are different types of hoists, mobility chairs, walking frames and wheelchairs to help residents with mobility. There are also ‘full care’ bathrooms so any resident can enjoy a relaxing bubble bath.

Mini Bus

We have a minibus offering weekly (or more) excursions for the residents. Trips out in our bus are very popular and can include visits to Garden Centres, to Snowdrop Valley in the Winter, to the seaside in the Summer, or maybe just out for a drive for coffee and cake or fish and chips.

Photos at Heron House Taunton

What People Say...

We would like to thank you all for your support and kindness shown to us during this time in finding the right home for Mum and for her to continue living a fulfilled life.

Thank you very much for arranging and installing a patio door into Mum’s room, it will make such a difference to her life. Already she is talking about having friends around to sit in the garden!

A big thank you to everyone for the outstanding care you are giving to Mum. She is always lovely and clean, fresh and comfortable. The kindness and dignity shown to her is very much appreciated.

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