Getting Here

211 Ridgeway, Plympton, Plymouth,
Devon PL7 2HP
T: 01752 339096

About Michaelstowe

Michaelstowe is situated in Plympton, which, today, is effectively a suburb of the city of Plymouth. However, Plympton is actually an ancient Stannary town, still retaining its own identity and character. In 2004 it celebrated 1100 years of recorded history, having been first recorded in 904 as Plymentun, from Old English Plymtun or Plymantun, “plum-tree-town”. The old part of the town, Plympton St Maurice, is very picturesque as it survives from the days when it was an important trading centre for locally mined tin and was a bustling port (before the river silted up and the sea trade moved to Plymouth). The town has a lot of history, being the birthplace and residence of the world renowned artist, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and three of his proteges. Reynolds was Lord Mayor of Plympton, as well as being its Member of Parliament and the first president of the Royal Academy of Art. Plympton has all the facilities one could require, ranging from shops to a library, churches, banks and good medical services. Plympton has good access to the A38 and, of course, the city of Plymouth, with all of its amenities and mainline rail link, is nearby.

Facilities at Michaelstowe

Michaelstowe is a large, detached house in its own gardens. It provides a variety of care services and is registered for elderly and dementia care. All rooms are en suite and have central heating, a nurse call alarm, television point and are fully furnished. Wifi access can be provided on request. We will be happy to adapt if you wish to bring your own furniture or change the decoration of the room – just ask. The home has a lift to the first floor and the communal rooms include a large lounge, a dining room and a beautiful large double glazed conservatory. Michaelstowe provides accommodation to the highest standard for the more discerning person, but the most important feature is its happy, relaxed atmosphere!