Welcome to Murdoch House Care Home

You'll find Murdoch House in Wokingham, Berkshire. You'll find us within walking distance of Wokingham town centre which offers shops, restaurants and a library. Wokingham train station is just a 15 minute walk from our home.

People living with us have varying needs, from specialist support and help with everyday living to just needing a helping hand to retain some independence.

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Murdoch House Care Home for shorter periods of time: days or weeks rather than months. Bookable respite care is available and suitable for those recovering from illness, a hospital stay or to provide carers with a welcome break.

Ours is a pleasant, tudor-style property. Our generous gardens have flowering borders, a patio area, and gazebos in the summer. In these spaces, the people living here enjoy the fresh air in a pleasant environment.

Residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges throughout the home. We also have a large and bright conservatory. These areas are used for relaxing and socialising in, and are great places to invite friends and families to when they visit.

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Life at Murdoch House Care Home

A carer and a resident

It was very concerning when at the age of 102 my Mother had to move from her care home due to closure. We need not have worried, Murdoch House provided a most caring and considerate environment.
Our thanks to the whole team.
Kind Regards

John Young, Son of Resident/Service User at Murdoch House Care Home

Murdoch House is not just a 'care' home, it is a 'real' home. The care that is delivered to my father is exemplary but most importantly, comes with genuine love and affection. The administration and communication is superb. Food, cleanliness and welcome to visitors is faultless. I fully endorse this residential home and thank Christine Tyrrell for her superb management of it.

John Bromley, Son of Resident/Service User at Murdoch House Care Home

Murdoch House is like home from home. The atmosphere is always welcoming and inviting. I visit most days and the staff are always happy to see me and always offer me a cup of tea however busy they are. They treat the residents with dignity and are considerate to their needs. My mother is content and happy living here. The food is excellent and the place is always full of fresh flowers. The staff are cheerful and always know where my mother is and they all get on well with each other which makes for a lovely atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend this care home.

Yvonne Wheatley, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Murdoch House Care Home

Murdoch House is a delightful home. The staff from the manager and deputy manager down are kind, caring and exceedingly patient. My mother has been treated with love and dignity. I have no doubt about recommending Murdoch House to everyone.

Pauline Baker, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Murdoch House Care Home

My mother lived at Murdoch House for nearly six years and often commented that she could not be anywhere better. I fully agreed with her, it had taken us at lot of time finding just the right environment, Murdoch House is like a family home, not in anyway an institution. It is a friendly place to be with caring staff and excellent food and a sunny well maintained garden with lots of chairs, tables and sunshades. Standards throughout are high. When my mother died recently it was a pleasure to pack her beautifully laundered clothes and to feel the love and support of all the staff. I recommend it highly.

Denise Sims, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Murdoch House Care Home

My mother in law Doreen Horsburgh became a resident of Murdoch House in Nov 2010. At that time she as fit and active and took part in all the activities, as well as helping with a little mending and sewing on buttons. All the staff were always excellent and generally concerned with her welfare. Lately, as she becomes more fragile the staff seamlessly took an extra care and her environment. My mother in law was very happy at Murdoch house for all her days there, and we thank them for really being a home for her.

Penny Horsburgh, Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User at Murdoch House Care Home

The home is warm and friendly and always gives a welcome. The food is good and there are always flowers around. My elderly friend is very happy there and has good regular attention. The place is clean and the staff are very considerate and helpful.

Pearl Chapman, Friend of Resident/Service User at Murdoch House Care Home

I have been at Murdoch House 2 and a half years, been very happy and well cared for - enjoy a laugh with the staff. Keep my eye on the cat (Murdoch) My son's always made welcome when he visits.

Muriel Fry, Resident / Service User at Murdoch House Care Home

My friend is 100+and has received excellent attention since arriving about a year ago. Her particular needs have been addressed. She receives excellent care and full records are maintained in the folder in her room. Sometimes she is sleepy but I quote " I'm very happy here,... I've not got anything to grumble about... all the girls are lovely."

Pamela Creech, Friend of Resident/Service User at Murdoch House Care Home

I have been at Murdoch House for 5 years April this year and have enjoyed every minute of it, feels like my home. I am very pleased with my room. Staff really good kind and caring. I have everything I want and need.

Dulcie Goudy, Resident / Service User at Murdoch House 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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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Murdoch House Care Home...

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Facilities & services

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

  • All single rooms
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Conservatory
  • Summer house
  • Wi-fi

Our news


11 Dec 2017

Four Seasons Health Care picked up three accolades on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Training Journal (TJ) Awards. Winning three categories meant that Four Seasons Health Care led the way, as they were the only organisation to win in multiple categories.

Who were the winners?

The Dementia Care Framework won the ‘Best Change Management Programme’, which is a fantastic achievement and further highlights the positive impact this is having on the lives of people living in Four Seasons homes with dementia.

The Judges commented: “We recognise Four Health Care work in the field of dementia care as innovative and thorough in its approach, being both effective and transformative. It had a bold vision that was well executed in a challenging environment.”

The Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ), Four Seasons’ very own internal publication to develop nurse knowledge and share best practice won its category of ‘Best Organisational Development Programme'.

The Judges commented: “The design of this intervention, which on the surface appears very simple, completely meets the needs of the organisation and has had significant impact. A particular strength was that Four Seasons Health Care decided to make these resources freely available to anyone, making the impact even greater and is improving healthcare outcomes in care homes everywhere.”

The CNJ is available to view on the Four Seasons website here.

Finally, Louise Morris the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead won the main award of the night and was crowned the ‘Learning and Development Professional of the Year’.

The Judges stated: “Louise has had a transformational impact, not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme, Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development.”

More information about the role of a CHAP is available on the Four Seasons website here.

Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!


15 Nov 2017

As the witching hour struck, Four Seasons homes across the UK were welcoming their own witches, warlocks, vampires and mummies for tea.

Although nobody went our trick or treating, our residents got up to a lot of spooktacular behaviour to celebrate the day, with the odd sweet treat thrown in every now and then.

Our care teams pulled out all of the stops to transform the homes from lovely warm environments, to something Casper would be happy to haunt.

In Wokingham, residents at Murdoch House enjoyed a gruesome Halloween party.

Christine Tyrrell, Home Manager, said: “The team really got into the Halloween spirit. Everyone had a great time. It was fun to see how everyone embraced the witching hour.”

Are you looking for a care home in Wokingham? Murdoch House Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care and respite care.


17 Oct 2017

Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham rolled out the red carpet to celebrate Mary’s 103rd birthday.

Christine Tyrrell, Home Manager, said: “Mary has been with us for 4 years now, and was happy to celebrate her birthday in style with us here at Murdoch House. We welcomed her family in, who made sure that Mary was definitely the centre of attention. We tucked into her birthday cake which was delicious. Happy birthday again Mary!”

Everyone at Four Seasons wished you many happy returns Mary!

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Care Home Manager

Christine Tyrrell

1 Murdoch Road, Wokingham, RG40 2DL

0118 9115196

0118 978 3165

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