Inchmarlo Retirement Village – 'Care Home' brochure

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Inchmarlo House Care Home

Where Care Comes Naturally

Inchmarlo House

Balmoral & Braemar

Main Entrance Inchmarlo Golf Centre

A93 Banchory & Aberdeen River Dee

WELCOME TO INCHMARLO As the Founder and Chairman, I am delighted to give you an introduction to Inchmarlo. In 1986, we introduced the first continuing care retirement community for the over 55s in Scotland because we believed there was a need for a better way of living for our rapidly ageing population. The 100-acre Inchmarlo Estate, two miles west of Banchory on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire, was selected primarily because of its magnificent Georgian mansion and beautiful gardens. Our original intention for Inchmarlo was to create the finest place in Scotland for people to spend their retirement. From what our residents and homeowners tell us, and from the number of people who have moved to Inchmarlo from all over the UK, we have succeeded. If you have not already been, I invite you to visit so you can find out for yourself why The Sunday Times said Inchmarlo was “one of the first and still one of the best in the UK” and the Over 50s Housing Awards said Inchmarlo was “the most outstanding continuous care community in the UK.” I hope to welcome you to Inchmarlo someday.

Charles P. Skene CBE DBA Chairman of Skene Enterprises (Aberdeen) Ltd.

Inchmarlo House Care Home

INCHMARLO HOUSE CARE HOME Inchmarlo House provides the ideal solution for those who are no longer able to live independently in their own home or require individually tailored care. Our aim is to enable people to have the best quality of life in a professional, caring and friendly environment. We provide full-time care, respite care and day care. Our services are designed to support residents with all aspects of daily living including personal care, medication, nutrition, socialising and activities. Our dedicated nursing and support staff can help with washing, dressing, eating and taking residents to the toilet, dining room, lounges and the garden. However, we hope that residents will continue to undertake these tasks for as long as they are able to do so. In our experience, the more residents are able to do for themselves the happier they are. Inchmarlo House has both single and double bedrooms – all with en suite facilities and many with south facing views over Royal Deeside.

“All the housekeeping personnel at the house are fantastic. The rooms are always sparkling clean, fresh smelling, with laundry and maintenance just first class.” Relative of Resident at Inchmarlo House

Full-time Care Inchmarlo provides full-time care in a homely setting. Care can be adjusted upwards or downwards to meet the resident’s needs. Friends and family are always welcome and are invited to join meals and social events. Respite Care Respite care is available in the event of an emergency situation, a transition between hospital and home or just to give carers a break with the peace of mind that their loved ones are being well looked after. Respite care can also give people an opportunity to experience living in a care home before making a decision to move into full-time care. Day Care Day care packages are available for those who need that extra bit of help during the day and are tailored to meet their needs. Care and Support Plans Our nursing team create personalised care and support plans for all residents, which are reviewed regularly to ensure we provide the best possible care at all times.

“All the staff are excellent – they make you feel very much at home.” Resident at Inchmarlo House A visit to Inchmarlo will soon change your views about care homes.

ACTIVITIES Inchmarlo promotes active retirement living so we organise a weekly calendar of activities and special events to make sure there is something to suit everyone and allow for as much social interaction as you wish. Various events are held in the Drawing Rooms, including movie screenings, games’ afternoons and even carpet boules. Regular classes such as seated exercise, Tai Chi and fall prevention are held in the house as well as a variety of activities to promote stimulation of the mind and body. Book Club

Bowls, Boules & Bingo

Bridge Club

Church Visits


Craft Workshops

Exercise Classes

Film Nights

Food Tastings

Friday Night Quiz

Knit & Natter

Lunch Club

Puzzle Afternoons

Tai Chi

Walking Trails

Inchmarlo House has a variety of communal areas and facilities for residents. These include the dining room, a choice of lounges, a hairdressing salon, a beauty therapy room and a secure external Sensory Garden. We also have an extensive network of local contacts offering podiatry, physiotherapy, optical, dental, massage and beauty services, and can arrange on-site appointments for residents.

“Keep up the good work. It is a remarkable place.” Relative of Resident at Inchmarlo House People at Inchmarlo aren’t really the retiring type.

DINING At Inchmarlo, food is our passion, so our menus include special dishes handpicked by our Founder & Chairman, Charles P Skene CBE. We recognise not only the importance of a varied and nutritious diet but also the pleasure of enjoying recipes selected from Michelinstarred chefs and restaurants around the world, such as Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White and Paul Bocuse. Our dining room is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers sophisticated menus with fresh, locally sourced and seasonal dishes. You can also treat yourself to morning coffee with home bakes or an afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones and jam. The restaurant, bar or club rooms (designed in the style of a country house hotel) are ideal spots to meet family and friends. We will always be happy to accommodate dietary requirements and special requests, no matter how unusual they may be. Eating well is an important part of feeling well.

“It’s not like a restaurant in a nursing home… this is rather like a restaurant in Union Street, Aberdeen or London…Harrods.” Resident at Inchmarlo House

At Inchmarlo, our food tastes home made. Not care home made.

Courtyard Pinecrest


Walled Garden

Inchmarlo House Sensory Garden


Woodland Garden Gardeners’ Stores

West Lodge

East Park

Rainbow Garden

Staff House

Garden Wood

Queen Victoria Park Westfield The Parkland

Oriental Garden Inchmarlo Golf Centre

Duck Pond

Prince Albert Way

Sales Office South Lodge

Balmoral & Braemar


Banchory & Aberdeen

River Dee

Main Entrance

INCHMARLO RETIREMENT VILLAGE Set in the scenic beauty of Royal Deeside, near Banchory in Aberdeenshire, Inchmarlo Retirement Village comprises a luxury care home and homes for sale within a 100-acre garden paradise. At the heart of the village is Inchmarlo House - a magnificent listed Georgian mansion, dating back to around 1750, which sits on an elevated south facing position with superb views over the River Dee. The House was transformed into a 52-bed care home in 1987 and regularly receives high grades from the Care Inspectorate. For those who want to enjoy the benefits of living at Inchmarlo but would prefer a more independent lifestyle, there is a selection of houses and apartments for sale within the nine distinct neighbourhoods on the estate. Inchmarlo Retirement Village is part of the family-owned The Skene Group, which also comprises Skene House and Skene Business Centres.

“The best move I ever made – friendly and supportive neighbours, peace of mind – great views, peaceful and quiet – what more could you ask?” Homeowner at Inchmarlo

Inchmarlo is the ideal spot to put down some roots.

Woodland Garden

Walled Garden

Sensory Garden

Oriental Garden Rainbow Garden

INCHMARLO ESTATE Inchmarlo comprises a 100-acre estate in the beautiful surroundings of Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire. So famous were the gardens that Queen Victoria instructed her coachman to drive through Inchmarlo to see the rhododendrons on her way to and from Balmoral, which is why one of the roads through the estate is known as “the Queen’s Drive”. There are five unique gardens to explore, all with seating areas where you can relax and enjoy the great outdoors: the Oriental Garden, Rainbow Garden, Sensory Garden, Walled Garden and Woodland Garden, providing an abundance of wonderful flora and fauna. Residents and their visitors can enjoy many walks within this magnificent landscape, practise putting on the green or play croquet on the lawn. You can enjoy the handiwork of our green-fingered workers everywhere (they do the spadework, so you don’t have to). Slightly off the well-manicured paths, the Inchmarlo Estate is home for red squirrels, deer and all kinds of birds. Wildlife aside, it’s a perfect natural habitat for us humans too.

“An oasis of tranquillity. Shangri-La is not imaginary – it exists.” Homeowner at Inchmarlo

For a retirement village the neighbours are pretty wild.

LOCATION ON ROYAL DEESIDE Inchmarlo Retirement Village is set in the scenic beauty of Royal Deeside near Banchory in Aberdeenshire. Banchory, just two miles east of Inchmarlo, has a vibrant High Street of shops and restaurants. It also has four churches, a public library, museums, gym and a sports centre with a swimming pool. The main entrance to Inchmarlo is on the north side of the A93 and the River Dee. There are bus stops with shelters at the main entrance for bus services heading east to Banchory and Aberdeen, and west to Balmoral and Braemar.

Inchmarlo House

Inchmarlo Golf Centre

Main Entrance

Balmoral & Braemar


Banchory & Aberdeen

River Dee

For more information or to arrange a viewing please visit our website or contact us. 01330 824981 Aberdeen International Airport


“We have enjoyed the peace, tranquillity, wildlife and beautiful gardens for over 25 years and our relatives and friends who visit are envious of our perfect location.” Homeowner at Inchmarlo

Aboyne Balmoral


Spittal of Glenshee

At Inchmarlo, one’s visitors always get a royal welcome.




Covid-19 restrictions on services and activities Due to Covid-19 restrictions, some of the services and activities mentioned in this brochure are not currently available. Please contact us if you have any questions or require more information about them.

Inchmarlo House, Inchmarlo Retirement Village, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 4AL, Scotland 01330 824981

Disclaimer: whilst this brochure has been prepared with all due care and attention, the information is intended as a preliminary guide only. The right is expressly reserved by the company to change any detail at any time without notice so nothing contained herein shall constitute or form any part of an offer or contract.