St Cecilia care home in Poole, Dorset, has been sold to newly established care group, Nisi Dominus Frustra Ltd.
St Cecilia is a ‘Good’ rated care home registered for 15 service users in the category of old age, dementia, and mental health. The business occupies a two-storey detached Edwardian former family home which sits in a quiet, residential setting a few minutes’ walk from Westbourne, in a convenient location for both Bournemouth and Poole.
The home has been owned and operated by Robert and Ruth Eshelby since 1988, who decided to sell to retire from the sector. St Cecilia was sold for an undisclosed price after a confidential sales process overseen by Christie & Co.
Charles Phillips, director of healthcare at Christie & Co, said: “With the seller living in France, the buyer living in Hong Kong, and the care home and agent in England, this was, at times, a challenging process. However, following numerous Zoom calls, we are delighted that, after the buyer moved to the UK, a deal has been completed. A great level of interest was shown in this property, resulting in multiple offers and a very good price being achieved. The sale of St Cecilia shows that there is demand for UK care homes from buyers all around the world.”