Welcome to Applewood


We offer the highest standards of residential and dementia care for the elderly in a homely and intimate environment, set in an idyllic village location near Basingstoke.


37 beds
Pets allowed
Disabled access
Organised activities

Our home is your home

Applewood was originally a working farm and shop before becoming part of Bramley Army Camp, where it was used as the Officers’ Mess.

The home has comfortably furnished lounges, a tranquil quiet room and a large, bright dining room and conservatory.

The building is set in landscaped enclosed gardens, accessible for residents and guests to enjoy year round.

Applewood offers a mixture of single and double rooms, set on two floors, many with views over the gardens. A passenger lift ensures wheelchair access throughout the home.

We have the latest technology, enabling our residents and visitors to be up to date and connected during their stay here. A fully accessible minibus allows our residents to get out and about on a regular basis.

We care about high standards

In January 2021, Applewood was rated ‘Good’ overall in an inspection by England’s health and adult social care regulatory body, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  

Meet The Manager

Ellen Masterson
Manager at Applewood Care Home

When did you join Milkwood Care?

April 2019

What is the best part of your role?

The variety of the role; working with so many different people, residents, families and staff; having residents come to sit with me in the office.

Your favourite activity in the home is?

There are just too many to choose from. We have so much going on all the time, both indoors and outside (weather permitting!)

What are the 3 words that sum up your home?

  1. Unique
  2. Welcoming
  3. Happy

Who would you want to be stranded on a desert island with?

I couldn’t live without my husband, children and grandchildren.

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Visit Applewood

Applewood Care Home
Coopers Lane
Nr Basingstoke
RG26 5BZ

01256 881756

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