The Firs, Witheridge

The Firs is a residential care home set in the heart of the small village of Witheridge in Mid Devon close to Tiverton, South Molton and Braunton. The Firs is housed in an elegant period style building which used to be the doctors manor house back in the early 1900s.

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27 Fore Street
EX16 8AH

01884 860679

About The Firs Residential Home

The home is nestled within large acres of garden allowing many scenic seating areas and that feeling of being outdoors close to nature. The garden is complete with vegetable plots and a large pond with a variety of fish. Residents are encouraged to participate if they wish in the up keep of the gardens and advice and tips are welcomed by the gardener.

Within the home there is a large communal lounge with an adjoining conservatory overlooking the gardens, a grand hallway, separate dining room and an activities room. All bedrooms are spacious and come fully furnished with the choice of an en-suite where available.

There is a dedicated and skilled care team available 24 hours a day delivering person-centred and tailored care to each individual who resides in the home offering flexibility and choice around day to day living. The home is able to accommodate individuals who need residential care and those who are living with dementia.

The Firs can offer both permanent placements and shorter respite breaks for those who may have families going on holiday or who would benefit from some TLC. Understanding that moving into a care home can be a daunting time, and an extremely hard decision to make, there is flexibility around respite stays for those who wish to try a shorter break prior to making their final decision.

Residents’ well being is an important factor at the Firs which is why they have a dedicated Well Being Coordinator to deliver a 7 day activities schedule which includes group events, one to one activities or planning a larger event like their annual summer fete.

Registered Care Categories

Learning Disability
Old Age/Elderly Care
Physical Disability
Respite Care
Sensory Impairment

As registered with the regulator ‘Care Quality Commission (CQC)”

Specialist Care Categories
    Alcohol Dependence (past or pres)
    Bariatric Care/Obesity
    Bipolar/Manic Depression
    COPD/Pulmonary Disease
    Cancer Care
    Cerebral Palsy
    Colitis & Crohn’s Disease
    Down Syndrome
    Hearing Impairment
    Motor Neurone Disease
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Muscular Dystrophy
    Parkinson’s Disease
    Speech Impairment
    Visual Impairment

    Other Care Provided
    Convalescent Care
    Day Care
    End of Life Care
    Own GP if required
    Palliative Care
    Sheltered Housing


Close to Local shops
Near Public Transport
Own Furniture if required
Pet Friendly (or by arrangement)
Phone Point in own room
Residents Internet Access
Television point in own room
Wheelchair Access

Ownership / Manager

Manager Pip Smith

The Firs is owned by South West Care Homes, a company with great experience in providing high quality care in the South West. The Firs is fully registered and has good working relationships with Social Service departments and local healthcare professionals. The Firs provides the informality of your own home, with the comfort and services of a hotel. Highly trained and caring staff are available 24 hours a day. We strive to encourage independence, in a quality setting, and are always happy to discuss individual needs, without commitment.

General Home Information

Admission Restrictions
Ages 60+

Room Information
27 Single Rooms
0 Companion Rooms
21 WC ensuite


0800 324 7007



South West Care Homes Ltd
Tamar Science Park
1 Davy Road
Plymouth PL6 8BX