First Class Residential

Care in Plymouth

First Class Residential
Care in Plymouth
A Warm Welcome Awaits at Tamar House
Tamar House is a purpose built home providing exceptional levels of residential care on the Northern edge of Plymouth.
Built in 1987, this two-storey building is conveniently located in Derriford, close to the hospital, transport routes and other amenities.

Tamar House provides a caring home for 28 residents who all enjoy their own private rooms. The vast majority of rooms have private en-suite toilet facilities, with bathing, showering and further toilet facilities being conveniently located on each floor. There are a number of comfortable communal areas for residents and a welcoming dining room on the ground floor. Tamar House is fully accessible to service users with physical disabilities with a lift, and a stair lift, between floors.

Please explore our website for more information or feel free to contact us with any questions or to arrange to come and have a look around.
What do our residents families say about Tamar House?
Our Latest CQC Report
A Message from our manager
We understand that choosing a residential care home for yourself or a loved one can be a real worry. Be reassured that at Abbeyfield we are dedicated to providing outstanding care by employing well-trained, permanent staff and by treating all our residents as individuals – in a homely, family environment.

As an independent charity, our sole purpose is your care and wellbeing. Abbeyfield Tamar is different from many other care homes … it really does feel like being part of a family, where everybody is cared for cheerfully, yet with respect.

We’ve been providing first class care for over thirty years with an experienced team who provide genuine 24/7 personal care to our 28 residents.

I started my career as a care assistant in 2009 and gained 10 years of experience in care, three of which were as a registered manager.
I have been through several CQC inspections and on each report, gained an overall ‘good’.
By working my way upwards through the many aspects of care, that has given me the motivation that I still have today.
I’m a manager who is very involved and works with passion and a desire to help improve quality of life.
I also love to encourage and empower the staff team, seeing how this impacts everyone who uses the service.
Coming to work for me feels like coming home.
Tamar House is a lovely environment with a very homely atmosphere.
The residents and colleagues are just like one big family. 
Francesca Fletcher
Care Home Manager

Going away on Holiday?

Worried about who will care for your relative or loved one whilst you are away?

Then why not enquire about our Respite facilities?

We have rooms available on a short term basis. Let us take care of the worry for you.

Call today ... (01752) 510810

Important Notice regarding New Admissions


We are now open for new admissions and anticipate that there will be considerable interest from families and individuals wishing to take advantage of the lifestyle and special care that we can provide.


As availability of rooms will be limited, making an enquiry now would enable us to help with any questions that you may have in advance and reduce the time that we need to complete your application.


To make your initial enquiry, please telephone:

01752 510810 and ask for Francesca  Fletcher (registered Care Manager)

or Paula Phipps (Deputy Care  Manager).

Alternatively, please email


The care, safety and happiness of our residents is paramount.

Please see an example of some of the procedures that we have in place

by clicking on this link.

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Abbeyfield Tamar Extra Care Society is a Company Limited by Guarantee No 12182254. Registered in England and Wales.
Registered Office 11 Brest Road Derriford Plymouth PL6 5XN.
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