About the property

Buckmaster House is a supported housing retirement home in the pretty town of Broadstairs, in the Thanet area of Kent. The impressive Victorian house is set in extensive grounds with wonderful sea views over the English Channel.

Purpose built as a residential home and opened in 1895 by Jane Buckmaster, this elegant building has been completely restored and modernised, offering the highest standards to all residents and complying with all Fire, Health and Safety regulations. It combines the grace of an era past, with all the conveniences of the present.

Our underlying ethos is to ensure that a decision to relocate to our residential accommodation is viewed as a move from home to home. Family, friends and relatives will always be welcome to visit, with the main difference being that you will have our friendly and carefully chosen staff here 24 hours a day to look after you, taking the day-to-day worries of living on your own off of your shoulders.

Our dedication and commitment to maintaining the ideals and standards that were laid down by our foundress remains as strong as when the doors were first opened well over a century ago.

Key features

  • Car parking

  • Communal lounge

  • Dining room

  • Garden

  • Guest facilities

  • Lift

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Meet our staff


Karen Hunt

- House Manager

Karen took over as House Manager in April 2012 having been a member of staff for the previous eight years. Since then, she’s introduced a host of new ideas for the residents’ wellbeing including several new and innovative themes for entertainment and a complete review of the menus. She’s also carried out a comprehensive review of all issues relating to Health and Safety and Fire Risk assessments. She’s young and enthusiastic and keen to ensure that Buckmaster really is a ‘home from home’ for all!


Peter Sandwell

- Maintenance Manager

Peter joined Buckmaster as the Maintenance Manager in 1989 with responsibility for looking after the building and grounds. Since then, he has overseen all major building projects, including the refurbishment of every bedroom to provide each room with its own en suite facilities. Peter is highly talented and much appreciated by the residents who come to him with many a problem and he’s always happy to help!


At Buckmaster House we provide a wide range of activities and entertainment for our residents:

• Keep fit sessions
• Painting from a visiting artist
• Knitting
• Visiting musicians who come to sing and play music
• Bingo
• Poetry readings

At Christmas, we have lots going on with visiting choirs and The Thanet Light Orchestra which provides a wonderful evening’s entertainment. There’s a Christmas Party and the house is beautifully decorated throughout.

Residents can also benefit from regular visits by our in-house hairdresser and mobile library service. Residents can also have visits from a chiropodist and doctor when required.

With such a lot going on to get involved with should you choose to as well as a history going back well over a century we believe that Buckmaster House really is a home from home.

Contact the house

01843 861893

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7 Western Esplanade
CT10 1TG


01843 861893