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To find out about the latest goings-on here in our beautiful care home near Chesham, keep an eye on this news page. Our articles offer insight into daily life in our residential care home in Buckinghamshire, with a wide variety of events, activities and entertainment taking place each week for those living here in Chartridge for residential care, respite care and day care. Keep an eye on our Facebook page too for regular updates!

A trip to the world's oldest original model village

It’s great having so many wonderful attractions so close to our care home here in Buckinghamshire – although being so spoilt for choice can make it difficult to decide where to go first – and Bekonscot Model Village & Railway is one of our favourites. 

Open seven days a week from mid-February to early November, this historic Gauge 1 model railway is famous for being one of the first in the country and offers a fantastic day out for people of all ages. For the residents of Portobello Place, especially those who grew up locally, it offers a real trip down memory lane – just in miniature!

Opening for the first time in 1929, Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is stuck in a 1930s-time warp. But it’s not just a model village – there’s also 1.5 acres of wonderful gardens to wander around, with the railway weaving through the greenery. Interestingly enough, back in the ’80s, Bekonscot was regularly visited by Princess Diana with Princes William and Harry!

If you’ve never been before, it’s well worth a visit! And you’ll be joining the 15,000,000+ people who have visited since it opened its doors all those years ago. Better yet, as Bekenscot is operated by the Roland Callingham Foundation, their income is shared with charitable organisation and to date, they have donated over £5.5 million to various local charities, including health and educational endeavours, and church and community groups.

At Portobello Place, we’re pleased to be able to visit Bekonscot in the warmer seasons and we’re looking forward to going along soon. After all, it’s only 10 miles away so we should make the most of this miniature world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

If you like the sound of our trips at Portobello Place, get in touch today and find out how we can help you lead a happy and fulfilling life in our home.

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Practically perfect performances right on our doorstep

Just down the road from Portobello Place in Chesham is the Elgiva Theatre, which puts on theatre, film and music events. We’re lucky to have such a fantastic facility so close by, and we’re planning on taking residents to the theatre from time to time once we’re up and running.

The venue boasts a wide-ranging programme comprising all sorts of professional and amateur productions, along with top comedy, musicals, ballet and dance, one-night shows, an annual pantomime, an eclectic range of Hollywood blockbusters, exhibitions, and even weddings and other public and private events! There really is something for everyone, and we’re sure the people who call Portobello Place their home will love it.

You’ll find the Elgiva right in the heart of Chesham, and it really is a great theatre with a very personal feel. There’s a café too, serving up tasty treats all day, so be sure to pop in and have a look around – you might manage to see a show or a film while you’re there too!

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Proud to sponsor Chess Vale Bowls Club in Chesham

Here at Portobello Place residential care home in Chartridge, we really want to integrate our home into the local community – one of the steps we’ve taken to make this happen is making the decision to sponsor Chess Vale Bowls Club. Based just down the road from our Buckinghamshire care home, the Bowls Club is a hive of activity and we can’t wait to build a great relationship with them going forward.

The club was founded in 1931 and used to sit adjacent to Chesham Station, closing in 2000. Thankfully, the club’s current green on Asheridge Road became their new home in 2005 – and here we are today. Taking part in several leagues, along with the Bucks Cup, the club holds regular fixtures both home and away, so there’s plenty to get involved with.

Hopefully in the future, we’ll see some members of the Bowls Club enjoying the entertainment evenings here at Portobello Place, and we’re sure we’ll be regular visitors to the green on Asheridge Road too. 

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A stunning National Trust park just a stone’s throw from Portobello Place

Just half an hour away from our home is the National Trust’s beautiful Ashridge Estate, a truly stunning 5,000-acre area of the Chiltern Hills with beech and oak woodlands, commons and chalk downlands – have you been before?

Here at Portobello Place care home, we love getting out and about, and we can't wait to start taking our residents to interesting places nearby – how lucky are we to have somewhere as stunning as the Ashridge Estate so close by?

We always enjoy seeing new places and doing new things, but there’s something special about the Ashridge Estate that keeps us going back time and time again – if you have never been, you must visit. And be sure to go back to see how it changes with the seasons, it really is beautiful whatever time of year you go.

We can’t wait to get out in our eye-catching Portobello Place minibus and start exploring the vast parkland. Give us a wave if you see us out and about!

We’re big fans of the Brownlow Café too, situated by the Bridgewater Monument – their scones are delicious. Hopefully we’ll be making another visit sometime soon.

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Welcome to Portobello Place care home in Chartridge!

Welcome to our brand new website. We shall be adding a lot more content here in the coming months as we race towards our opening date, so please keep checking back - and why not stay in touch or sign up to our newsletter? We hope to see you very soon once we open our doors to offer expert residential care, respite care and day care from our state-of-the-art, purpose-built care home near Chesham. Jan Lovett, General Manager

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30th January Events at Portobello Place 20th Recipe of the Week - Malteser Christmas Pudding 16th Our rich local history, shown off in style at Amersham Museum 9th Inspired and Stimulating Events at Portobello Place 6th Recipe of the Week - Spiced Lebkuchen 2nd A visit from Amersham Rock Choir


29th Recipe of the Week - French Onion Soup 26th A wonderful view from Portobello Place care home near Chesham 22nd Recipe of the Week - Cocktail Time 15th Recipe of the Week - Chicken Chasseur 8th Recipe of the Week - Beef Bourguignon 1st Recipe of the Week - Mille-Feuille


28th Lovely lunches close to home at Chartridge Lodge 25th Recipe of the Week - Paella Valenciana 18th Recipe of the Week - Spanish Omelette 14th Wondrous wildlife accessible to all 11th Recipe of the Week - Sweet and Sour Chicken 4th Recipe of the Week - Sesame Prawn Toast 1st Walter Rothschild's legacy, right near our Chartridge care home


27th Recipe of the Week - La Boqueria 20th Recipe of the Week - Classic Caesar Salad 13th Recipe of the Week - Berry Delight Dessert 10th Inspired and stimulating events at Portobello Place 6th Recipe of the Week - Portobello Mushrooms on Toast


18th Some of the best Chilterns countryside near our home


30th A trip to the world's oldest original model village 17th Practically perfect performances right on our doorstep


28th Proud to sponsor Chess Vale Bowls Club in Chesham 19th A stunning National Trust park just a stone’s throw from Portobello Place


16th Welcome to Portobello Place care home in Chartridge!