"I stay here very happily and the food is good. Enjoyable entertainment plus good TV shows. Kind and helpful treatment."

"The home is cosy, warm and exceptionally clean. Mum had her own space but could also choose to join in with the variety of activities on offer daily."

"The Hollies is an excellent home. My Mum has been here 4 years."

Hollies Care Home




Reading Road, Burghfield Common, Reading RG7 3BH

Hollies Care Home is set in a rural village location. The village has its own local bakery, greengrocers, butchers and pub and is fortunate to have very close links with the local church “St Marys” who attend the home monthly for Holy Communion services.

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About Us

A warm and homely atmosphere can be found in the Hollies lounges, one of them a reminiscence lounge and the other one a lovely peaceful “quiet lounge” which families enjoy booking for private functions. An activities coordinator ensures a full program of entertainment, with piano playing a favourite pastime, together with arts, crafts and quizzes.

A variety of refreshments are always available to residents and care plans include all their medication and daily dietary requirements.

Hollies Care Home provides residential and nursing care to elderly residents, taking pride in delivering solutions to suit a range of personal needs while being an enjoyable facility in which to live.

Care Information

Person in charge

Matthew Basham

Care Home Type

Nursing Care Home

Number of rooms

58 Rooms

Local Authority

West Berkshire Council

Registered Care Categories

Old Age

Available Care Services

Respite Care
Nursing Care
Palliative Care
Residential Care
Convalescent Care
Own GP if required

Care Home Facilities

Hobby Room
Wheelchair Access
Gardens for residents
Smoking not permitted
Near Public Transport
Own Furniture if required
Television point in own room
Phone point in own room / Mobile

Meet the Manager

Matthew Basham

Matthew Basham, Care Home Manager

We offer first class care for the elderly on a permanent or respite basis, delivered by highly trained professionals in lovely comfortable surroundings.

Our philosophy is simple; we want everyone to enjoy life to the full. We never forget that all our residents are individuals and we treat them with dignity, privacy and respect while offering freedom of choice and as much independence as possible.

Friends and family are welcome at any time. Hot drinks and snacks are always available and guests are invited to share a meal with residents. Our cook prepares three nutritious meals a day and the menu changes regularly to reflect seasonal produce. Special diets are catered for.

Residents have freedom to choose what to do and when. There is plenty going and our activities coordinator puts together a full programme which is adapted to suit the needs and wishes of our residents. Activities include quizzes, sing-alongs, reminiscence therapy, indoor games, art and craft, baking and wherever possible, trips out and about.

I’d love to show you around the home. So if you should like a tour, or wish to discuss any aspect of elderly care with me, please telephone the home to make an appointment.


Hannah H (Daughter of Resident)

Dad has been a resident now for 3 years and I am just so relieved he is so happy, safe and cared for. When it was decided that he needed a care home placement the social worker specifically mentioned Hollies because of dad being only in his 60s and because they would provide him with adequate care and meet his needs. Dad can be quite challenging due to the nature of his illness (a large stroke) and the team manage him brilliantly. They’ve kept me informed along the way of any changes or if he’s been unwell etc. The staff particularly management have always been swift to respond to any concerns. It gives me total peace of mind that he’s ok because I live 5 hours away and can’t always be there. Thank you all for all that you do from housekeeping, catering to the nurses and carers. You’ve made a worried daughter happy.

C I (Son of Resident)

My ninety-eight-year-old Mother has now been a resident of the Hollies Care Home for a year. Throughout this time, we (her family) have been impressed with the care and support she has been given, continually during the year.
Staff have been friendly, pleasant and generally concerned about all aspects of her life at the Hollies Care Home.
I would like to praise and single out the manager, who is clearly an inspirational leader.

D C (Daughter of Resident)

My mother had respite care at Hollies Care Home for two weeks while we went on holiday. She was nervous and worried as she has dementia, and any changes are a challenge, but from the moment she entered the home, she was made to feel welcome, comfortable and looked after. On contacting her while I was away, I was reassured to hear her happy and say she was being "waited on hand, foot and finger"!
Relations visited my mother and always had a warm welcome and found Mum extremely well, washed, dressed and happy. She was treated with respect and kindness, her whole stay. A special mention to one lady in particular who was extremely helpful and kind. I would definitely recommend Hollies Care Home.

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