Welcome to Annahilt Care Home

Annahilt Care Home offers residential and early dementia care in its delightful rural setting just four miles from Hillsborough, with easy access to local transport links, shops and other amenities.

This former school has been beautifully converted and is so relaxing and informal that most residents choose to spend their day in the main lounge areas. This makes it more like a family home than just a care home.

All our bedrooms are rooms with a view - some overlooking the surrounding countryside of Slieve Croob and the Cavehill.

At Annahilt Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.

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Life at Annahilt Care Home

A carer and a resident

Big effort made by all staff to prepare residence for Christmas. Plenty of 'Xmas draws' outside area cleared and cleaned. Fresh plants in pots in entrance. Hallway decorated and made welcoming for visitors arriving and residents passing through. List of visiting entertainers to look forwards to and enjoy. Fun outings for those able to participate. Well organised and lots of staff input to make sure all had a good times. Sitting and dining rooms beautifully prepared for Xmas. Residents encouraged to help with décor.

Valerie McClenahan, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Annahilt Care Home

My mother has been in the above from January 2014, and I visit her regularly and different times/days. I have always found the above very clean/friendly staff and a very good atmosphere on all occasions. They provide both physical and mental stimulation and always make me feel welcome and engage in conversation. It is great peace of mind when on holiday by exchanging email and keeping me up to date. I would highly recommend Annahilt Four Seasons most definitely.

Ursula Higgins, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Annahilt Care Home

I think my care and choice of living in Annahilt Care Home is first class it's my home where I live. I always get the best care and help in all areas that I need. The staff are helpful and confidential always.

Sheila Abbott, Resident / Service User at Annahilt Care Home

I am a resident of Annahilt Care Home. I am placed in the best care possible. The staff are very caring, helpful and understanding, giving me choice and decision about my care. We have lots of activities, bingo, carpet bowls, singing and days out which I attend.

Niah Harrison, Resident / Service User at Annahilt Care Home

Staff always friendly and helpful, nothing seems too much trouble. My sister is clean and generally well presented. She, herself is happy with the care she receives.

Charles Dobson, Brother of Resident/Service User at Annahilt Care Home

Types of care

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...

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Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Annahilt Care Home whether...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Annahilt Care Home in Hillsborough. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.

  • On site hairdressing
  • Library
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Flat screen TV in lounge
  • Wi-fi

Our news


23 Jun 2017

Friday 16th June marked Care Home Open Day, a day that actively encourages people in the local community to pop into their local care home and find out what’s going on.

The theme for this year’s open day was friendship, and Four Seasons homes and their local community certainly forged some long lasting friendships with their local communities through a variety of different events.

The events included:

  • The Prince’s Trust heading into Kingsmead Care Home in Swindon sprucing up the garden
  • Ty Eirin Care Home in Port welcomed in local school children and councillors for a fun filled afternoon
  • A Jazz band kept everyone entertained in Pontypridd at Ty Gwynno Care Home
  • It was a more sleepy affair at Whittington Care Home in Chesterfield as the team turned up for work in the PJs before having lots of fun with residents, relatives and visitors to the home
  • Music and dancing was definitely on the cards for many of our homes as Benarty View Care Home in Kelty, Gotton Manor Care Home in Taunton, Benholm Care Home in Forfar and Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside, all had musical entertainment (and an assortment of other activities) for their guests
  • Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow had their own petting zoo for everyone to enjoy
  • The Laurels Care Home in Hetton-le-Hole held a country and western themed day which everyone thoroughly enjoyed
  • Jazz was the music of choice at The Cedars and Larches Care Home in Ilkeston’s festivities.
  • Redwell Hills Care Home in Consett, remembered the friends they’d sadly lost and released some balloons with messages in their honour.

The photos you can see above are just a snap shot of what happened at our homes during Care Home Open Day. It’s great to see from the pictures that everyone had lots of fun.


16 Mar 2017

Annahilt Care Home in Hillsborough has achieved the maximum possible 100% satisfaction rating for its standards of care in a national care survey of people living in care homes for “Your Care Rating”.

The independent confidential survey was conducted by leading market research organisation Ipsos MORI.

The home, which is operated by Four Seasons Health Care, scored around 94% overall performance rating with 938 points from a possible maximum of 1,000. The overall performance is derived from four core themes: staff and care, home comforts, choice and having a say and the quality of life being experienced by the residents.

Annahilt achieved 100% rating for the care team treating residents with kindness, dignity and respect. All participating residents said that the “staff are capable of providing the care they need.”

The home scored around 95% or 948 out of a maximum of 1,000 around the theme of the quality of life for people living in the home and the same score for home comforts. All respondents said the menu offers good choices every day and it scored 97% for quality.

Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in Northern Ireland, who operate the home, said: "All the care team are delighted that in this independent national survey the residents at Annahilt Home rated the home so highly.

"The survey outcome corresponds with the responses we have had directly from residents, their relatives and care professionals who are able to give us instant feedback on a day to day basis about any aspect of care quality, by using iPads placed in the home with a touch-screen questionnaire linked to purpose designed software. This has been recording a 97% overall customer satisfaction rating for life in the home.”

Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority inspectors reported that residents told them: “It’s good in here, there is a good atmosphere.” “The staff are good and friendly, anything you want they would get for you.” “I have nothing but praise for this place.” “The staff are all my pals, they are very good.”

3 Dec 2016

Residents at Annahilt Care Home in Hillsborough have taken part in Operation Christmas Child, which has seen them fill 10 shoe boxes with presents.

Naomi Graham, Home Manager, said: “The residents wanted to do something special this Christmas. So they decided to take part in Operation Christmas Child which saw them knitting scarves and putting other goodies in show boxes for children who probably won’t receive a gift from Santa this year. Everyone got into the Christmas spirit which was nice to see.”

Are you looking for a care home in Hillsborough? Annahilt offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care and respite care.

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Annahilt Care Home in Hillsborough, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.

Care home manager: Naomi Graham

246 Ballynahinch Road, Annahilt, Hillsborough, BT26 6BP

028 926 38399

02892 639331

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