Set in beautiful and quiet surroundings within the heart of residential Kirby Muxloe, Portland House was built during the reign of Queen Victoria in 1875. Originally a private house, it was one of the earliest properties to be built on the ‘Kirby Fields’ estate. According to Jonathan Wilshere’s book ‘Old Kirby (Muxloe)’, published in 1986 – it was home to William Dalrymple, Manager of the Leicester Provident Dispensary, until around 1896. The only other long-standing occupier was Frederick Brailsford, director of Fergus Burdett Ltd., box manufacturers, from c. 1920-45, together with his cousin Reuben Usher, the Humberstone Gate jeweller. Portland House was also used as a school up until its extensive modernisation some years ago.
As a residential home for elderly people, it combines the very latest amenities and living aids together with a wealth of period features creating a unique charm and character.
Extensive ramps throughout the gardens, walk-in and hydraulically assisted bathing facilities and passenger lift help to make Portland House a comfortable and, above all, safe ‘home from home’ for our residents.
Each and every bedroom includes Nurse call system, fire alarm and full en-suite facilities.
Outside, we are proud of our peaceful garden environment, including our ongoing development of the Portland Sensory Garden located on the lower ground floor level. The gardens are easily accessible through our conservatory and provide a rich natural environment popular with all ages.