Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has completed on the freehold sale of Bentley Lodge Nursing Home in Bentley, Hampshire.

Bentley Lodge Nursing Home, which is registered for 56 service users, comprises 56 single bedrooms, all with en suite facilities, a recent extension, three large lounges, and a dining area with attractive gardens to the rear and side. The property is located in the heart of the beautiful village of Bentley on the Hampshire and Surrey County boarder close to Farnham.

The previous owners purchased Bentley Lodge through Christie & Co back in 2000 and, during their ownership, extended the home from 22 registrations to the current 56 and upgraded the home to a high standard with a ‘Good’ rated CQC report.

Following a confidential sale, the home has been sold to local operator, RMD Care, which also owns Westlands Care Home in nearby Four Marks and other care homes in the Home Counties.

Speaking on behalf of RMD Care, Director, Abbas Merali, comments, “We are delighted to have purchased Bentley Lodge Nursing Home and look forward to working with the excellent team of staff, residents and their families to providing the highest standard of care in a homely environment. This is a lovely home in the heart of Bentley, and we were attracted to the home in part due to its brilliant setting. We also operate Westlands Care Home nearby and look forward to bringing our local insight and years of experience as operators to Bentley Lodge.”

Charles Phillips, Director – Healthcare at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, adds, “Having initially sold the home to the previous owner in 2000, we were very pleased to have been asked to market it when a decision was taken to retire from the care sector. With the previous owner requiring a confidential sale, RMD Care with their experience of doing similar deals and close links to the area, were the natural buyer for this business. We are confident that, with their knowledge of the care sector and local market, RMD Care will build on the business’s already good name.

“The sale of this well-performing home shows that there is great demand for care homes throughout the south of England, and we have a good number of buyers looking for similar opportunities.”

Bentley Lodge Nursing Home was sold for an undisclosed price.