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Your Home from Home.

Leaving your home is a difficult decision, and downsizing, or moving location, can be an anxious time. Our experienced staff and friendly volunteers are here to talk you through your options and to help you make the right choice.

It’s important to know that, here at Abbeyfiled Pilcher’s Field, we offer you a unique retirement: A wonderful alternative when you might be struggling to live on your own.

It’s often a difficult time for you, and your family, when considering the best accommodation options in older years. Sometimes the decision has to be taken against a backdrop of challenging circumstances: post bereavement, poor health, loneliness, or simple realization that living on your own is becoming too onerous. These are all common triggers that may lead you to feel you need more day to day support: or that you simply wish for better opportunities to build friendships and maintain an active social life.

When you rent or buy an apartment here we offer the perfect blend of independence, support, privacy and companionship.

We are a registered provider of social housing as well as being a housing charity. As a resident you will live in your own self- contained apartment, you’ll enjoy home cooked meals, the freedom to come and go, time to spend with new friends or privacy when you want it. Life becomes pretty stress free. No more trying to maintain a home and garden, no more administration and bills to sort out. There is no commitment to buy, thanks to a monthly all- inclusive affordable support fee which includes all expenditure, heating, lighting, maintenance, cleaning, food  etc., all except your telephone bill. And of course a helping hand is ALWAYS around.

Pilcher’s Field has been in Crapstone (in the parish of Buckland Monachorum) for over 40 years.

Pilcher’s Field was built in 1992 and fully refurbished and extended in 2015 and provides 6 studio-style apartments and 4 larger flats of which 3 are designed as double person apartments.  The property also benefits from a communal lounge and dining area, laundry facilities, lift, gardens and vehicle parking. We also have a guest room available which may be used for a small charge for visitors wishing to stay for a short time with relatives or friends of residents.

Regular social activities include coffee mornings and day trips. Two home-cooked meals are provided every day.

The House is easy to get to, has level access and is in a desirable location.  There is scheduled public transport seven buses daily (other than Sunday) that link the village with Yelverton, one mile away, where bus connections to Plymouth & Tavistock run frequently. We do have a good community ring-and-ride service.

Crapstone  village enjoys a general shop and post office, which are a level walk from the house. One end of The Crescent leads onto level open moorland walks beyond which lies the much larger village of Yelverton, just about a mile away.

“It was just like moving from my home to another home…”

Mrs D Bolton

Resident at Pilcher’s Field


The Abbeyfield National Society incorporates 225 Societies. Together, they operate approximately 500 houses to provide accommodation for 7,000 residents and are supported by around 5,000 volunteers. While staff  in Abbeyfield's head office in St Albans, Hertfordshire, run a large number of Abbeyfield houses and  care  homes, some, like us, are still managed independently by volunteers.

Abbeyfield National currently owns and manages over 150 houses and around 20 care homes, with approximately 200 affiliated Abbeyfield Society houses  and  60 care homes  across the UK.

Pilchers Field is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Managed by a volunteer Executive Committee, some of the key members being as follows:

- Executive Committee Chairman - Ken Farnham.

- Executive Committee Treasurer Nicholas Maxwell.

- Executive Committee  - Rosie Kehoe.

- Executive Committee – Keith Topham

- Secretary - Tracey Bryan

- House Manager – Kerry Torr

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Cooked Lunch, Light Tea & Self-Catered Breakfast Included

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