A NEW state-of-the-art care home has opened in North Berwick, bringing more than 80 jobs and offering guests a “five-star luxury” living experience.

Tantallon House is situated on the town’s Tantallon Road, near Tesco, and is run by Morar UK, boasting 70 bedrooms in its complex as well as many other facilities.

The purpose-built care home is due to bring 84 jobs to the area, with the operators keen to add a head housekeeper alongside housekeeping assistants, care assistants and senior health care assistants to the staff.

The £15m is now welcoming residents from both the public and private sectors.

Tantallon House, says Morar UK, will offer residential opportunities for a range of people, including those living with dementia or with extra palliative care needs.

Morar UK has described the site as having a “plethora of amenities and services” which will help deliver the best living standards for residents.

In the care home there are professionally designed gardens which offer quiet spaces for contemplation, combined with social spaces to help build a community for the residents and welcome family members

These include cafes and lounges where residents can relax alongside a private dining room, drawing room, cinema room and hair salon.

Residents can also enjoy a drink in the care home’s bar area.

The home was originally due for completion in the summer but was delayed until today (Thursday), when it will open its doors for the first time.

Gladys Somanje, care home manager, was delighted to see the facility finally open.

She said: “It is my privilege to be able to promote and run this magnificent facility.

“I genuinely believe this home encapsulates the absolute pinnacle of care services and we are confident our residents will benefit from all the hard work it took to create and operate.”

The care home will also host an open day to welcome prospective residents to the facility today.

The event takes place between noon and 4pm, with afternoon tea prepared by the home’s in-house chef.

Cheese and wine will be available, while guests will receive a tour of the facility.

Staff will also be on hand to answer any questions.