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Buckmaster House

7 Western Esplanade, Broadstairs, Kent, England, CT10 1TG

01843 861 893 Email this home

Welcome to our house

Situated in the historical and scenic coastal town of Broadstairs, home to stunning seaside cliffs, miles of beautiful sandy beaches and breathtaking countryside, Buckmaster House sits in an extensive, attractive garden, with impressive views overlooking the sea. We have 21 en-suite rooms, two of which could accommodate a couple, and come fully furnished. We encourage residents to bring some of your favourite pieces with you to make your room feel like home.

Built in 1895 by Jane Buckmaster in memory of her husband Thomas Buckmaster, a Savile Row tailor in London, the house was originally set up as a place for women in the Brixton area to stay for convalescence or come for a holiday. Over the years, the house has been beautifully restored and modernised to provide high quality accommodation for ladies and gentlemen of retirement age, and still provides respite and holidays when we have rooms available. You can still see many of the house’s original features including our magnificent sweeping staircase and large dome on the roof; combining the grace and elegance of the past with the comfort and facilities of the present.

Spend time socialising with other residents in our communal lounges and dining area, catch up with friends and family in our picturesque garden, which has ample seating and stunning views of the sea, or spend a quiet moment reading a book from one of the many bookcases we have throughout the house.

Excellently positioned, Buckmaster House is close to the town centre, and only a short walk from the beach, restaurants and shops. There’s also very good transport links to London from the local train station. Broadstairs has a strong historical connection with the author Charles Dickens and you’ll find Dickens House and Bleak House just a few minutes walk from us. The timeless beauty of Viking Bay, with it’s magnificent horseshoe shaped bay and cliff top promenades, or stunning Victoria Gardens, which has beautifully laid out gardens overlooking the sea and harbour, are also within walking distance and are the ideal choice of place to go when you have visiting family and friends.

Talk to us about holiday and respite stays

We’re proud to offer holidays and respite stays at Buckmaster House that can be planned ahead. Suitable for individuals seeking support following post-operative or hospital care, a holiday whilst family are away, or if you would like a short break away by the sea.Respite or holidays here can also be used as a way of introducing long-term sheltered housing to a loved one.

At Buckmaster House our respite/holiday stays include:
- Friendly staff here 24/7.
- Some planned activities.
- Hair salon with a weekly visiting hairdresser.  
- 3 nutritious meals, plus afternoon tea with homemade cakes are served daily in our lovely dining room with sea views (dietary requirements can be catered for).
- Daily housekeeping and linen service.
- Our lovely guest room has a full sea view from both the bedroom and the en-suite bathroom, try to book early to avoid disappointment if you have a date in mind.

*Respite/holiday prices may vary depending on room choices.​

Take a tour of Buckmaster House

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It's the little things that make the difference

Activities schedule

Enjoy a varied and diverse range of activities.

Communal lounge

Get to know other residents better in our beautiful communal lounge.

Great outdoors

Our stunning garden is the perfect place to catch up with friends and family overlooking the sea.


Put your feet up and get lost in a good book.

Delicious meals

We provide breakfast, lunch, evening meal and afternoon cake to all residents daily.

What's happening at Buckmaster House

What's the cost?

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Buckmaster House

From £2487.83 -£2722.78

per month

All included in your monthly cost

Three delicious meals


Council tax

Gas, water and electric bills

Alarm system

What our resident's families say

I would like to thank you and all the staff at Buckmaster House for the wonderful love and care you have shown to my Mother ever since she came to live with you.

Trevor, son of resident

THANK YOU! I have been touched by the love and kindness you have shown to my dear Mum. I would like to thank you too for the kindness and support you have given to me. All my family are very grateful and we thank you very much.

Carolyn, daughter of resident

Thanks so much for your excellent care of Mum, she was much stronger after her stay thanks to your TLC and nutritious food.

Vicky, daughter of resident

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7 Western Esplanade,
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01843 861 893

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