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A family run nursing home at the heart of West Sussex

Valerie Manor – A home from home

At Valerie Manor we understand how difficult it can be making the move to a nursing home and we are here to make sure our residents and their families feel welcome, safe and supported from day one. 

As a small, family run nursing home, we are committed to providing professional and considerate care in our homely environment. The well-being and happiness of our residents is paramount, with our carefully selected team of qualified and dedicated staff focusing daily on the individual needs of our residents, making every effort to make Valerie Manor a home from home, whether permanent or respite.

Delightfully situated in the heart of West Sussex, at the foot of the South Downs within the designated National Park, Valerie Manor’s rural setting offers a relaxed, warm and healthy atmosphere in our small community.

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Valerie Manor is steeped in history

Built in the late 1600’s, our nursing home has had several lives, including at one time being used as a Gentleman’s Club. In the 1980’s the property was lovingly converted by the previous owners into a Residential Care Home for the Elderly. Then in March 2011, after owning the Manor for three years, a state of the art Nursing Wing was opened providing much needed nursing facilities in the area. The manor has had some distinguished guests in its history. Churchill is reputed to have dined here and one of the earliest visitors is said to have been King Charles II. A plaque in the study reads:

“Valerie Manor was once the home of a Mr Backshall during the famous flight of King Charles II, when he rode over the Sussex Downs on 14th October, 1651, after the defeat of the royal forces at Worcester. On that memorable day he (King Charles) and his faithful escort rode from the Hampshire border to Brighthelmstone (Brighton) a distance of over 60 miles with exciting adventures…. The forethought of Lord Wilmot had provided some refreshment in Beeding, the adjoining village at the house of a Mr Backshall. This house is still standing and has recently been restored with much care. Parts of it may be of a later date than 1651, but much of its exterior and interior is surely very old. The King and his two remaining companions again took to the Downs…. On the following morning he escaped from Shoreham harbour to Fecamp in Normandy in the little collier vessel of Captain Tettersell, named the Surprise…”

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