Activities schedule
Communal lounge
Great outdoors
Delicious meals

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.​

This property is managed by The Abbeyfield Society trading as Abbeyfield Living Society.

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An all inclusive price

You can relax knowing our prices are all inclusive so you can spend time enjoying life rather than worrying about meals, maintenance and household bills. Living with Abbeyfield is hassle free, affordable and convenient making monthly budgeting simple and easy. Our price includes:

Meals included Meals included
Utilities - gas, water, electric Utilities - gas, water, electric
Council tax Council tax
TV licence TV licence
Internet access Internet access
On-site staff On-site staff
Laundry services Laundry services
Warden call alarm Warden call alarm
Security Security
Garden maintenance Garden maintenance
Cleaning Cleaning

All this for just £2,690 per month*

* Price will vary depending on the size and amenities of the room. Occasionally what is included can vary by house. Please check with the house for full details. Depending on your personal circumstances you may be eligible for financial support to cover some of these costs.

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