Our Properties

Coventry’s finest sheltered accommodation

Bonds Hospital

Old Bond’s Hospital was built in the early sixteenth century in a corner of the city wall in Hill Street next to St. John’s Church. The original building is still in occupation today with six self-contained flats with kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living room all recently renovated to meet the expectations of today’s residents. In the 1970’s an extension was added now with four upgraded flats. The most recent development in 2004 added 31 further flats three of which have two bedrooms. All are centrally heated and most have walk-in shower rooms. The kitchens in the flats are fully fitted with cooker and fridge/freezer. There are two lifts giving easy access to the upper floors. On the ground floor there is a large communal lounge with kitchen and almost every day there are activities arranged. The conservatory contains a pool table and there is a hobbies room. The IT room has two computers for residents’ use and houses the library. A laundry room is adjacent to the kitchen with two washing machines and tumble driers. There is access to the garden which has a drying area.

The gardens contain the most complete section of the city wall and are carefully maintained. Several residents have their own plots and there are two sheds for residents’ use.

 

FORDS HOSPITAL

Ford’s Hospital was built a few years later than Bonds in Greyfriars’ Lane and is a fine example of a Tudor building with a small courtyard. It was heavily damaged during the Second World War and restored by public subscription. It is about to be renovated again and will have five self-contained flats, three one bedroomed flats and two two bedroomed. There is a small common room and a laundry room with dryer. The garden has recently been redesigned as a Tudor garden might have been at the time the Almshouse was built.

 

 

   BONDS COURT

Bond’s Court, Hill Street was opened in 1985 by Diana, Princess of Wales. There are 26 self-contained flats. There are similar facilities as at Bond’s Hospital – lounge, laundry, kitchen, hobbies room and in addition a hairdressing salon for both ladies and men. There are raised plant beds available in the garden for residents’ use and there is a drying area.