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16 Bank St, Coleford. Gloucestershire. GL16 8BA

​Dora Matthews House

44 self contained one and two bedroom apartments and five, two bedroom dormer bungalows in the Forest of Dean.


16 Bank St, Coleford. Gloucestershire. GL16 8BA


Dora Matthews House will offer a bespoke service to over 55’s who are able to live an independent life but need some extra care and support.

Arranged across three levels, Dora Matthews House has lift and wheelchair access throughout. Each of the apartments are well proportioned and designed to a high energy efficient specification.

With fitted kitchens, en-suite wetrooms to the main bedroom and an open plan lounge diner, the apartments provide ample space to relax. The spacious corridors and communal areas throughout the building have been decorated by specialist interior designers who are skilled in creating both functional and relaxing spaces.

Key features
  • Self-contained accommodation with design features that facilitate independence and safety
  • Onsite care and support services to residents in their own apartments and bungalows when required
  • A range of meals available from the on-site café, serving locally sourced, healthy foods
  • 24-hour care and support available and an emergency 24-hour call system to on-site care team
  • Extensive communal facilities, including a lounge, garden room, a courtyard, hobby rooms and landscaped gardens
  • Specialist equipment for the frailer or disabled residents such as assisted bathing
  • A range of activities on-site including exercise and therapeutic classes, social gatherings and advice
  • Pet friendly policies
Local area and map

Coleford is a market town in the west of the Forest of Dean,

Gloucestershire, England, two miles (3 km) east of the Welsh border and close to the Wye Valley. It is the administrative centre of the Forest of Dean district.

Dora Matthews House is within easy reach of the town centre with numerous buildings of historical interest and many local facilities including a good range of shops, cafés and a cinema.

Coleford has good public transport links to Monmouth, Gloucester, Ross on Wye and all parts of the Forest of Dean. The nearest Train station is 6 miles in Lydney.

The closest motorway connections are the M48 at Chepstow (14 miles) or the M50 at Ross-on-Wye (10 miles).

Cafe Sixteen

Cafe Sixteen is a friendly welcoming cafe offering fresh meals made from local ingredients supplied by local businesses.

Attached to Dora Matthews House Cafe Sixteen provides meals to eat in and which can be delivered to residents.

The cafe has won many awards and offers a varied menu with daily specials using seasonal ingredients.

Opening Times

9am – 3pm Monday to Saturday

The cafe can be booked for out of hours events by negotiation

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Contact Us

Please contact us on 01386 420800 or email Housing.With.Care@rooftopgroup.org if you wish to apply or acquire more information.

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