Sanville’s story began on the 29th of April 1989 when Mary Gervin started her working life as a Social Worker.

Despite working in the Health Sector, Mary was fascinated and perplexed in equal measure that good service and high standards seem to have passed the care industry by.




In Marys efforts to find a care placement for her mother who suffered from memory loss, she discovered that there was a void in the care industry with no care homes specialising in Dementia Care.

Passionate about care, Mary’s children all worked in the business whilst growing up and despite venturing out on their own career paths, they were each magnetically attracted back to follow in her footsteps, to make a difference in the care sector and ensure that each resident attains excellent care to which they so deserve.


Mary and Brendan opened a purpose built care home, namely Sanville Private Nursing Home, in the aim to provide “Luxury Living and Exceptional Care” their view was to always ensure that all residents and their families receive first-class service. Mary was determined to ensure that residents coming to live in a Sanville Care Home will be entertained, wined and dined, and treated like royalty!

Our aim was to build a small group of exceptional homes, where the quality of care was matched by the quality of the environment, and our residents could feel safe, secure, valued and cared for, whatever their individual needs might be.


We now have three homes with more opening soon and Sanville has established itself as one of the leading care providers in the country, with beautifully designed homes run professionally, responsibly and most importantly, with integrity and care.

We offer residential, nursing and dementia care provided by a large team of well-trained and qualified people profoundly concerned with every single resident’s welfare and happiness. This attitude to individual caring drives everything we do and is what makes us different.

If you would like to find out more about Sanville Private Care home, and whether we can help care for you, or your loved one, please call us and arrange for a visit at your convenience.  We would be delighted to show you our home. 



It’s all about our people

  • “It was a blessing in disguise the day we were introduced to Sanville Nursing Home. It became a home from home, not only for dad but for ourselves. As a family we were always made feel very welcome with smiling faces and a cup of tea. We appreciate it wasn’t always easy however the gradual transformation for dad from being a totally dependent patient to his normal self is a memory cherished by us. This was all achieved through your skills, understanding and loving care .”

    Resident's family-O'N' family

  • Everything in Sanville is perfect. My room, the staff, the food, everything.

    Resident-Mrs Q

  • It’s the little things that make a difference to someone’s day. A smile, a touch, a dance… Engaging in an interested way with a resident gives me a sense of personal happiness that I have made

    them feel special.

    Sanville Staff Member

  • Sanville is so cosy. A home from home for my mother in law.

    Visitor- O.M

  • To see the relief and gratitude on someone’s face when you say, we understand, we will care for your loved one and support your family is a wonderful moment.

    Sanville Nurse