Welcome to the Fairfield Trust
A Charitable Trust providing Accommodation for Retired Clergy
Purpose of Fairfield Trust
The Fairfield Trust was set up to provide good accommodation for missionaries, clergy and other Christian workers who, having served humanity either in the UK or abroad, have not been able to provide for a home of their own.
In the words of the Trust Deed “these flats are to be used as homes for missionaries, clergy and ministers of religion; their wives and widows, either on retirement or during leave; who have given up opportunities of lucrative careers for the purposes of serving humanity, whether in the United Kingdom or overseas and have been unable to provide a home of their own”.
Fairfield and Fairfield West were built in the late 19th century and in 2011 the houses underwent a substantial refurbishment.
The trust has 16 flats in the two adjacent converted homes and a Mews between them. Thirteen modernised flats are available for renting and three are kept as guest flats for families or friends of the residents to stay when visiting Fairfield. The residential flats are all self contained with one bedroom and are large enough for either a couple or single person to live comfortably. Off street parking is available in addition to a small number of garages for rent at the properties.
Tenancies and Management
The flats are managed, on behalf of the Trust, by Belmont Property Management. Flats are normally let on long-term assured short-hold tenancies.
Rents and service charges for the flats are kept to a minimum and residents with limited incomes/savings are normally eligible to apply for Housing Benefit.
Fairfield is located in Torquay, Devon above upper and lower Chelston in a conservation area near to the picturesque village of Cockington and less than a mile from the sea front. Just a few hundred yards from the shops in Old Mill Road and Walnut Road.
It is set in very peaceful surroundings with extensive gardens and sea views. Postal Address: Fairfield, Huxtable Hill, Torquay, Devon TQ2 6RN