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Meet our staff



- House Manager

Lynn has been our manager for seven years, having always worked in care. She has been at Hill house for 19 years, starting as a carer. Outside work Lynn is a farmer’s wife with three grown up sons and she enjoys reading, quizzing, gardening and working with her local theatrical group.



- Senior Assistant

One of our senior team members Ann has worked at Hill House for 18 years. In her spare time Ann, another farmer’s wife, breeds rare Dartmoor Greyface sheep and shows them, also judging at some shows.


Our Carolines

- Carers

Part of our care team the ‘Carolines’ have also been at Hill House for many years, 40 years between them. When not at work Caroline Solman is a line dancer and enjoys walking her dog in her spare time and Caroline Parkhouse enjoys gardening, being with her family and walking.



- Gardener

Kevin has been with us for 24 years, almost from the start! After work he likes walking in the countryside with his dog and socialising, especially eating out.



- Finance Officer

Helen deals with the house finance and admin, and has been part of the team here for 17 years. Outside work Helen likes to travel and enjoys reading and walking.



- Cook

Another long standing member of staff, Brian has been with us almost from the start - 24 years ago. In his spare time he enjoys reading and has starred on Countdown, getting to the final!


Arts and craftsWe offer a range of activities from reminiscence sessions, quizzes, various games, exercise classes, craft and film afternoons, bird of prey and donkey sanctuary visits.

Residents also do seasonal things such as Christmas Pudding making, Easter Bonnet decorating and planting out the raised beds and hanging baskets. They also have manicures and hand massages.


Garden party summer buffetOnce a year we have a ‘Friends and Family’ get together when relatives, friends, volunteers and local professionals are invited to the home. Last year we held a summer garden party.

Contact the house


Dunkeswell Road
Combe Raleigh
EX14 4UQ
United Kingdom


01404 46694