About Us

Family-owned and managed, Porthgwara is situated in Coverack, one of the Lizard Peninsula’s memorable small fishing villages, renowned for its outstanding natural beauty and mild climate.

Our enviable, idyllic location means that residents enjoy superb panoramic sea, harbour and village views, with the Home itself being surrounded by two acres of beautiful subtropical gardens.

Porthgwara Nursing Home opened in 1989 and we pride ourselves in having created and maintained an extremely friendly, warm and comfortable home-from-home atmosphere allowing for freedom of choice and individuality. Our highly professional nursing, catering and domestic staff will see to your every need thus ensuring your well-being, peace of mind and security 24 hours a day.

We are registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide Nursing Care for 20 residents including Care of the Older person, Adults under 65, those with a life limiting Illness, and those living with a physical disability. We also have day care facilities for a maximum
of 3 residents.

Our 24 hour nursing is available for Long or Short Term or Convalescent Stays and, of course, Day Care.


At Porthgwara Nursing Home we maintain quality by continually monitoring and updating our nursing, catering, domestic and management policies, procedures and practices. We have a robust Quality Management System and through implementing this we aim to maintain outstanding quality standards. All members of our Management team participate in this process which is conducted in a manner that will not jeopardise the whole concept of Porthgwara.

Residents’ well-being is paramount. Porthgwara Nursing Home is, after all, the resident’s “home”. Our quality of care is ensured through our quality and procedure manuals which have been compiled jointly by the Registered Manager, Head of Care, Catering Manager and the Housekeeper thus encompassing each department. Feedback from each of these departmental heads, via the Registered Manager/Owners enables us to control the quality system with periodic and systematic reviews.

All staff must strictly adhere to our Policies and Procedures and are given training and support to do this. Our Quality Management System ensures the continuance of our high standard of care.