Ridgemede House, Rareridge Lane, Bishop's Waltham, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 1DX


Ridgemede Care home is a family oriented home for the elderly that is set in an idyllic residential location, ½ mile from the beautiful village of Bishop’s Waltham. Within easy access to major road networks to Winchester, Southampton, and London.

Ridgemede Care Ltd is registerd to provide care and support for persons over the age of 65, who require Assisted Personal care, Dementia care, or Limited Physical disabilities.

Ridgemede House can facilitate thirty-six residents in spacious accommodation situated over two floors, serviced by a passenger lift.

We provide long-term residential care and respite care at Ridgemede house. Our friendly, highly skilled staff supports residents to stay independent, active and to keep doing the things which are important to you all.

We provide assisted living that is all about you and/or your loved one and pride ourselves on excellent personal centered care, assessed on individual needs. We help to create a real sense of home by understanding your requirements, preserving your dignity and respecting your independence.

Ridgemede House was originally first setup as a Residential care home in the 1950's and has been under the present ownership, Lorraine and Dev Chummun since December 2001.

The accommodation provides en-suite facilities in all thirty two rooms. We offer three specifically designed large couple suites, where our experienced care staff are able to provide care and support both individually and as a couple, this enables couples to live together and also be accommodated.

Ridgemede House is situated in quiet surroundings with landscape gardens that is accessible by all residents to enjoy. As well as being central to many local amenities and other attractions via various modes of transport, i.e bus, car or train.


Ridgemede House was originally built in the 1800's and stood in 18 1/2 acres of ground. Historically, Ridgemede, known, as a stately Edwardian home with embellishments of Victorian and Tudor features was once the residence of the Gunner family during the 1800's

The family set up a private bank in Bishop's Waltham in 1809 and the bank issued its own Bishop Waltham bank notes.

The bank notes were still legal until the bank closed down nearly 150 years later in 1953. This being the last private provincial bank in England after it was amalgamated with Barclays in 1953.

The name Ridgemede was apparently derived from the connection between the Gunners and the Ridge family, Squires of Kilmiston.

Ridgemede House has been an established as a Residential care home since 1983.