The Mill House care home, Skipton
Welcome to The Mill House, Skipton
A friendly and safe welcome
Find out about making an enquiry and how we ensure a warm and safe welcome to all new residents.
The Mill House Skipton is a luxurious residential care home within private landscaped gardens located on the historic site of a former silk mill. We enjoy an idyllic location on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and close to the heart of Skipton, with the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park on our doorstep.
The Mill House offer first class residential and dementia for up to 86 residents, in a light, spacious and elegant setting.
Our accommodation standards and features are superior in so many ways but, most importantly, we have a team to deliver a very special and unique standard of compassionate care and support to anyone who chooses to make The Mill House their new home. We respect the dignity and choice of each individual, whilst supporting our residents to enjoy an independent lifestyle.
If you'd like to take a look around our beautiful home, click below to view our virtual tour and see if The Mill House is right for you or your loved one.Find out more
A warm welcome
As a dedicated team providing residential care services, we are very proud of the five-star accommodation and care that The Mill House offers. We know only too well how difficult and emotional the decisions are for everyone when considering care, which is why our team are here to help every step of the way.
Before moving to The Mill House, we take time to understand the interests, needs, and goals of a person, as well as learning about their background and personality. By knowing who they are and what is important to somebody, we can ensure we provide-person centred, tailored support, helping someone settle as quickly as possible.
The Mill House has won both the Development of the Year (Commercial) in the Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards 2023 and the Knight Frank Luxury Care Home Awards 2024.
Features of The Mill House, Skipton
Shared facilities complementing each private residence:
- Engaging activities programme
- Communal lounge
- Hairdressing salon
- Communal iPad
Care and support
In addition to residential care, we also offer:
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Huntington's disease
- Dementia care
- Convalescence care
Food and dining
We promote wellbeing through a positive dining experience:
- Communal dining area
- Nutrition and hydration stations
Life at The Mill House, Skipton
All our care homes offer a warm, safe and friendly environment with facilities to make you feel at home in our care. They are spacious, well maintained and can even welcome some pets (at the Home Manager’s discretion). You can expect comfortable, self-contained rooms, all with lovely en suite wet room facilities.
The buildings, staff and policies that govern our work all meet levels of quality that are amongst the highest in the country and all of our homes are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
To reinforce our own high standards, we have developed an internal audit programme that monitors the quality of service offered to residents, as well as ensuring each home is safe and secure.
The Mill House is located in the heart of the historic town of Skipton. We benefit from being close to amenities, such as Skipton Castle, shops and places to dine. We are in easy reach of a number of local villages and enjoy excellent transport links to Ilkley and Harrogate.
The Mill House offers a wide range of impressive features and facilities including:
- Luxurious and meticulously finished to the highest standard and incorporating the latest technology, our home has large bedroom suites with private en suite wet room facilities, offering comfort and convenience
- Extensive and safe balcony areas to our first and second floors enjoying lovely views
- Impressive dining rooms with varied daily menu choices on each floor
- Hairdressing and beauty salon
- Our fully equipped café bar is ideal for catching up with friends whilst enjoying views of our lovely terraced gardens
At The Mill House, we make the most of mealtimes. Anchor has won national recognition for the quality of its food and catering service. All our menus recognise seasonality and locality. The Mill House offers freshly cooked wholesome and nutritionally balanced food with a different choice every day. Each floor of our home has a luxurious dining room, where our meals are served.
We get to know our resident’s likes and dislikes and cater for any special dietary requirements. The Mill House’s Food Promise ensures all our menus are fresh, appetising and served with a smile. We are committed to making mealtimes a sociable and pleasurable part of each day but will be happy to accommodate residents that may wish to dine in their rooms.
Our catering team regularly interact with our residents, finding out more about their likes and dislikes and discovering more about the people they cook for. We all have strong memories associated with certain recipes, foods, specific meals and for The Mill House, it’s vital that the food we serve reflects this.
With social events in the home and the community arranged in collaboration with residents, you can make life at The Mill House a hive of activity or as gentle as you wish.
Activities, interests and ability are discussed on admission and an agreed plan ensures that these requests are fulfilled. Suggestions for activities also shape the planning process.
We know how important it is to maintain close bonds with the people in your life. At The Mill House, visitors are welcome and we will support you to keep in regular contact with loved ones via Skype and other methods. We also encourage links with the wider community and regularly hold events in the home, by inviting local community groups to visit.
Because each of us is unique, we encourage our residents to choose how their care is planned and delivered at The Mill House. We work closely with residents and families to build a personal picture of your needs. Little things can make a big difference, so we always strive to understand what is important. We call it person-centred care because it is built around the individual with the help of their loved ones.
Dedicated colleagues ensure care, support and understanding tailored to our resident’s exact needs. They will ensure they continue to enjoy maximum independence and 24-hour peace of mind, knowing that help and assistance is always at hand.
All care colleagues employed by Anchor are given intensive training and are required to complete NVQ qualifications and a range of inhouse courses to ensure the best possible care.
We provide high quality support for our residents through personally tailored care. All of our employees are trained and supported by our dementia team to ensure residents feel valued and able to live life to the full.
We endeavour to be completely transparent about all our charges and fees. For further information please contact us.
How much does it cost?
Call us to discuss your specific care needs today
What is included in care home fees?
For many people, moving to a care home is a big decision and it can be difficult to know where to start. Care home fees are based on a range of factors, including specific care needs, which can change over time.
Living in an Anchor care home you can be confident that a single fee covers the cost of your personally tailored 24 hour care and support, utility bills and meals, as well as a fantastic range of daily activities. At The Mill House, our weekly charge includes:
- Cost of personal care
- Utilities e.g. heating and light
- All resident catering, meals, snacks and drinks
- Laundry undertaken on the premises (except articles which need dry cleaning)
- Individual telephone line
- Television licence, for your use of digital or satellite television in your room for residents aged 75 and over (residents under age 75 will need to pay an annual charge set by TV Licencing to join the shared TV licence).
The following extra items and services are not covered by the weekly fees; however, we can arrange for them to be provided (at an additional cost):
- Professional hairdressing
- Personal copies of newspapers or magazines
- Personal purchases such as stationery, confectionary, toiletries etc.
- The option of telephone line in a bedroom
- Dry cleaning
In the absence of free provision by the NHS, the following may also be provided, and shall be charged in addition to the weekly fees:
- Other privately arranged healthcare
- Care staff accompaniment to regular medical appointments
No upfront deposit is required at The Mill House to secure a room. If you are approaching a number of care home providers, it is often good to ask if they require a deposit.
Want more information on care home fees?
Learning about the different funding options available to you can also help you feel confident in your decisions. Anchor know that securing care home funding can sometimes appear a rather daunting task and so to help we have put together a free guide covering requesting assistance, top up fees and third-party payments.Care home fees
To start your enquiry simply click 'Enquire now' at the top of the page and either call us or complete an online enquiry form.
We’ll provide you with full details of the home, along with any other information you’d like, such as sample menus and activity schedules.
Whether you’re looking to stay with us permanently, or for a short break, we’d be delighted to take you on a show round of the home in person. Simply book a visit with the home manager once you’ve made your enquiry.
If you or your loved one doesn’t live nearby or are unable to visit in person we can provide a virtual show round. Either way, we’re keen to show you what daily life is like here and for you to meet our friendly team.
We hope you decide that following your visit that you or your loved one would like to move into the home, in which case we’ll organise a pre-assessment to make sure we can meet all your care needs.
Our friendly onsite team will discuss every area of moving-in with you in detail to make sure you and your loved-one know exactly what to expect and feel confident, safe and welcomed when coming to live with us.
Before you move in, we will find out if there are any of your possessions that you wish us to place in your room before you arrive. Please bring your family photographs and most treasured possessions to help make your room your home.
We understand how important visits are for everyone and we welcome regular visits from family and friends. We also actively support our residents to enjoy visits away from the care home.
Each of our homes is different and the manager of the care home you’re interested in will provide all the information you need around visiting.
The Mill House, Skipton
Sackville Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2PR
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Review from Anchor family member
“The decor is absolutely stunning and attention to detail is outstanding and exceptionally well designed. The beautifully laid-out dining room with linen napkins is something my mother noticed straight away and is very important to her.”