Did you know that before providing high quality care for the elderly, Blackbrook House has had several other purposes in its lifetime?
Built around 1782, when it was known as Blackbrook Place, the house formed part of the Blackbrook Estate, owned by a man called John Barton. At the time the house featured a magnificent library, marble mantlepiece and 20 bedrooms.
Sir William Biddulph Parker and his wife Lady Park resided in the house in the early 1800's. Known for their many parties and charity fetes, the family also gave generously to the poor.
The house came on the market again in 1928, when it was advertised for £14,000. It featured two wine vaults, two garages, a fruit room and stabling. It came with 97 acres including 3 cottages and a farm building.
From 1950 to 2009 the house found a new purpose as a maternity home with many babies being born here over the years - it even formed part of the training school for midwives.
Steve Press purchased Blackbrook House in 2010. His passion and in depth knowledge of care has enable him to repurpose the house as a unique and very special place for the elderly to live.