Blackwater Mill

Residential Home

Blackwater Mill is set in stunning landscaped gardens next to a vast mill pond fed by the river Medina, providing a serene and idyllic environment in which to retire.

The residents enjoy the interesting wildlife including ducks, swans, fish, red squirrels and chickens. The building dates back to 1790, when it was a working grain mill, now providing charm and character to the home.

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About the Home


Our home has recently been extended and refurbished to a high standard due to popularity, adding on an additional lounge and brand new rooms.

The home in total has three comfortable lounges as well as a peaceful library with lake views.


We have our very own activities co-ordinators at Blackwater Mill who curate a schedule of activities for the residents as well as events, entertainment and outings. It is important to stay active as we get older and the activities are designed to stimulate both the body and the mind.

In addition, we love taking advantage of the beautiful setting we have by the lake and always welcome friends and family to join us for events such as barbecues and charity fundraising.


Our chef provides the residents with top quality food at Blackwater Mill. We ensure that each resident’s diet is catered for whilst also providing them with all the vital nutrients to keep them healthy.

Produce is locally sourced from the island and fresh, which is of utmost importance when it comes to taste and flavour.

Types of Care

Residential Care

Residential care is for older people who are finding it increasingly difficult to manage at home without additional help and support.

Residents will not only be supported with personal care but our devoted staff will take over all the everyday tasks of laundry, cooking, gardening and housekeeping, allowing the residents more time to relax and enjoy themselves in a comfortable and safe environment.

It is our priority to make everything as seamless as possible in the moving process so that your loved one maintains their independence, dignity and identity at all times. Choosing the right care home for a loved one can be an overwhelming task and we will be there to support you throughout the whole process. We encourage friends and family to visit as often as they can and everyone is of course invited to come along to the parties and events we regularly hold for the residents.

At Buckland Care we take time to get to know each resident, tailoring the care we provide to suit each individual person. Our dedicated team is proud of the facilities available to residents, and work hard to ensure they retain as much independence as possible but rest assured, we will be there 24 hours a day should they need us.

Dementia Care

Choosing a care home for someone living with dementia is a major decision. You need to be sure that your loved one will be in an understanding, nurturing environment with professionals who have the experience and knowledge to safely care for them.

At all Buckland Care homes that is exactly what we offer. We do everything we can to make our residents feel at ease, with tailored features for those living with dementia. Every carer is trained to care for dementia patients and our homes have been adapted to aid those living with a dementia-related illness.

Respite Care

Buckland Care homes provide respite care for people who may only require a short stay in a care home. Respite care is an invaluable service for those who care full-time for their loved ones, providing them with a chance to take a break from daily responsibilities.

Some residents use it as a way to trial the home before moving in full term, to see if they will feel settled and at home. The length of time residents stay is flexible and can be anything from a week to a few months. We will work with you and deliver a high level of professional care to all residents no matter how long they are staying with us.

Day Care

In all of our homes at Buckland Care, we offer day care for those who wish to socialise with their peers and be looked after during the day but return to their own home in the evening.

The benefits of this are plentiful: allowing full time carers to rest; socialising with like-minded people and keeping the body and mind active; relieving oneself of the hassle of personal care and home-cooked meal preparation; a simple change of scene. With our welcoming staff on hand all day, individuals can feel safe and secure within our friendly care homes and enjoy a different environment to their own home.


Blackwater prides itself on its person-centred approach as we believe each resident should be treated as an individual and their care planned accordingly. The staff here are cheerful and caring and bring a family-like atmosphere to the home, working together as a team.

  • Jane Matthews
    Home Manager

    Jane joined Blackwater Mill in 2020, after working in the care industry for 23 years. Starting as a care assistant, she worked her way up to management level with hard work and dedication. Jane and her staff are so passionate about the work they do. They strive to make a difference for our residents every day and give the best quality of care possible.

    Jane is married with 3 children and in her spare time likes to see family and friends.

  • Cherie Richardson
    Support Manager

    Cherie started her career in care working as a home carer and then joined Blackwater Mill in March 2013. Starting as a carer, Cherie's hard work and dedication meant she quickly worked her way up to the Support Manager position.
    Cherie has a passion for the elderly and likes to share her skills and knowledge with new and progressing staff members.
    Cherie loves horses and enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren in her spare time.

  • Angie Thorne

    Angie has been working at Blackwater Mill since 2015. Her background has always been in finance and she loves nothing more than producing stats and spreadsheets! Angie relocated to the Island 8 years ago with her 4 children and she claims that was one of the best decisions she ever made.
    When she's not working, Angie supports the local sea cadets with fundraising. She also loves to see live local bands and doing home baking.

From the very first day we arrived at Blackwater Mill we have been very impressed with the standard of care and love given to Lily by all of your staff in all departments. We would be happy to highly recommend Blackwater Mill to anyone without hesitation. We look forward to maintaining our contact with you. Mum wasn’t in a home, she was at home with all of you.

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01983 520539


Blackwater, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 3BJ

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