Fairway Gardens, Sparkwell

Sparkwell CGI - Bungalow Sparkwell CGI - House

Tamar Housing is working with Rentplus, Blue Cedar Homes and South Hams District Council to provide 7 new Rentplus homes and 4 new Affordable Rent homes at Fairway Gardens in Sparkwell, near Plymouth.

Featuring 23 new home in total, Fairway Gardens is situated within the beautiful grounds of the Welbeck Manor golf club. Sparkwell itself has many local amenities including a primary school, church, village hall and the Treby Arms pub. There is easy access to the A38 and the facilities that nearby Plympton has to offer, with Plymouth City Centre less than 9 miles away. 

The 7 affordable Rentplus properties comprise of;

  • One detached 2 bedroom bungalow
  • Three 2 bedroom houses
  • Three 3 bedroom houses

The 4 Affordable Rent Tamar properties comprise of;

  • Two 2 bedroom bungalows
  • One 2 bedroom house
  • One 3 bedroom house

You can download more information about the properties here:

Work is well underway on site and these new homes will be available for occupation in late summer 2018. To apply for these homes, please ensure you are registered on Devon Home Choice. 

For more information on the overall scheme you can visit Blue Cedar Homes website here.

Who Should Apply for a Rentplus Home?

Rentplus is aimed at people who are looking to move into home ownership.  You might be renting privately, living with relatives or renting from a housing association or Council.  Rentplus will be especially attractive to younger families who will be able to get a mortgage in 5 to 20 years.

You will need to show that you can save a deposit over a number of years, that you will be able to get a mortgage and that you are committed to home ownership.

Rentplus would be suitable for people who

  • Are in work or in training
  • Have been saving for a deposit or are able to do so
  • People who have a good credit history or who are already taking steps to improve their credit score

Rentplus will especially suit people who are looking to buy a home but aren’t able to do so yet, as you will get the chance to save up for a deposit while living in your new home.  You might be looking to get a better job, training for a career or looking for promotion.

What should you consider before bidding for a Rentplus Home?

You should consider the following questions carefully before bidding.

a)    Can you afford to pay the rent and start saving for a deposit?

b)    Will you be able to get a mortgage when your home comes to the end of its time as a Rentplus home?

c)    How old will you be when your home comes to the end of its time as a Rentplus home?  If you will be over 50 this might affect your ability to get a mortgage.

d)    Are there better housing options for you? 

If you are high on the HomeChoice list, waiting for a Housing Association home might be a better option.

Applying for Rentplus

Rentplus is new type of affordable housing aimed at people who aspire to home ownership. You will be able to rent a home at an affordable rent (80% of the market rent) for between 5 and 20 years.  At the end of this time you will get the chance to buy your home with the benefit of a gifted deposit. Priority for Rentplus homes will be given to those bidding using Devon HomeChoice (see above link) in the first instance. Should there be insufficient applications with a local connection who bid then Tamar will consider applications made directly. To apply directly to Tamar please click on the "applying for a Rentplus home" link above.